Scene of the Day: Time and Space

Time and Space 2 September 2017

This picture was taken at the Time & Space experience, created by Vexx Daines.


Atlas Hopping with Drax and Strawberry, Episode 5!

Wow, hard to believe that we are already on Episode 5! I joined the party late because I was busy doing The Renaissance Hunt 7 over in Second Life. There are over 70 wonderful gifts, so be sure to do the hunt before it ends September 30th! Here is my medieval roleplay avatar, Scarborough Fair, wearing the beautiful Lucia gown by Jezzixa Cazalet for Prism Designs, and the Santiago coin brooch by Jacon Cortes Designs, both of which are free Renaissance Hunt gifts:

Scarborough Fair Wearing Renaissance Hunt GIfts_001

Coin Brooch 2 Sept 2017

Today we visited four Sansar experiences (I was only at the first three):

  1. Hootenanny, by Lillani
  2. VR Cult – The Events Hub, by Colpo Wexler
  3. Astro Port, by Mold3D
  4. Beginner Yoga Session for Headset Users, by Dutchie

VR Cult Sansar 2 Sept 2017

The VR Cult experience is particularly captivating in a VR headset. As I mentioned earlier when I selected this experience as my Pick of the Day, VR Cult is currently hosting two exhibits of artwork by the Italian artists Matteo Guariso, a photographer, and Francesco Musante, a painter and illustrator.

Here’s Strawberry Singh’s live stream of our Atlas Hopping event:

And here is Draxtor Despres’ live stream:

Pick of the Day: 3D Mind Bending Reversperspective Art

Reverspective Art 4 1 Sept 2017

Today’s Pick of the Day experience has a mouthful of a title: 3D Mind Bending Reversperspective Art! This gallery features the art of Patrick Hughes, who created what he calls “Reverspective” painting: an optical illusion on a 3-dimensional surface where the parts of the picture which seem farthest away are actually physically the nearest!

When you stand on one of the red triangles and look at one of the paintings, you cannot see it in anything but sharp, regular perspective:

Reverseperspective Art 3 1 Sept 2017

It’s only when you move off to the side and look at the painting again that you see how it is really constructed:

Reversperspective Art 2 1 Sept 2017

Very clever! The experience is particularly suited to users in VR headsets, but the effect still works even if you are in desktop mode.

Thank you to Apmel who first spotted this new experience and blogged about it!


Scene of the Day: Voyage Live: Egypt

Voyage Live Egypt 25 August 2017

Today’s image of one of last Friday’s product meetups at the Voyage Live: Egypt experience comes from Ciaran Laval (here’s his Flickr photostream). Jenn, the Lead Community Manager for Sansar, strikes a commanding pose on top of a desk as she addresses her visitors! This picture was shared to the Sansar Flickr group.

Pick of the Day: Monkey Temple

Monkey Temple 2 31 August 2017

Today’s Pick of the Day is Monkey Temple, lovingly and painstakingly created by Anrick and his team at UNIT9. You arrive in a lush, humid jungle, surrounded by the old stone walls of some sort of temple complex, decorated with large carvings of monkey faces. This place really gives you an Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom feeling! As you wander around trying to get your bearings, you discover a couple of games that can be played: a soccer-type game played with a round stone ball, and a sort of basketball-type game played with stone heads.

Monkey Temple 3 31 August 2017

In the back is gigantic monkey head, jaws agape, that you walk into in order to trigger a teleport to a higher part of the temple. This worked the last time I visited the Monkey Temple. Unfortunately, the teleporter doesn’t seem to work now. Maybe Anrick and his team need to fix it.

Monkey Temple 4 31 August 2017

Monkey Temple is well worth a visit. It’s a great example of how to create a compelling, immersive atmosphere in a Sansar experience!

Monkey Temple 1 31 August 2017

Update Sept. 1st: Draxtor Despres reminded me that he did a short video about Anrick and his Monkey Temple experience as part of his Sansar Creator Profile series:

Thanks Drax!