Scene of the Day: Colossus Rising

Colosus Rising

This is a great image from Sansar Studios’ experience Colossus Rising, taken by Dennis Obderry and posted to the Flickr group called Sansarian Delight (here’s his Flickr photostream, he has created quite a number of compelling images from Sansar and Second Life). If you’ve never been, go visit Colossus Rising and wander around the remains of a mysterious, ancient civilization in the desert. Be sure to ride the gondolas!

Fun fact: I was among the very first users of Flickr, way, waaay back in 2004, when they were just a tiny Vancouver-based start-up called Ludicorp (this is before they were bought out by Yahoo!). Here’s my Flickr profile. Sad to say I deleted my original account from 2004, but I rejoined in 2015. I haven’t posted very much at all (I have largely moved to Google Photos), but I do plan to post more Sansar images.

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Pick of the Day: Clockworks Club Demo

I first stumbled upon the Clockworks Club Demo (created by Galen) a couple of days ago, and I thought it was really cool. It reminded me of nights when I was in my thirties, hanging out in Winnipeg’s gay bars. This could easily become a regular hang-out spot for avatars to meet, talk, and dance in the future.

(I created this video of what I see in my Oculus Rift headset using the Oculus Mirror software and the OBS software. Please be kind, I am really a clueless newbie at this, I am not a video editor, and it is sort of “gonzo” video journalism! The nightclub video screen is playing a video of DJ Tiesto spinning “Confirmation” by Fred Baker & Nyram.)

Then I discovered from his Sansar Atlas listing that every light in the nightclub is scripted (using C#) to sync up with a configurable beat rate (BPM). Cool! Sansar users can now buy Galen’s control scripts from the Sansar Store and learn how to use them in their own Sansar experiences at his web site, Metaverse Machines.