There is a video of Ebbe at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference. Daniel Voyager posted it and I picked it up from his site.
There is about 4 minutes and 20 seconds of a test pattern at the beginning. I’ve started the video 4:20 in. So, you only have a couple of seconds of it.
If leave the display of the video on mid-size display you see the live chat recorded scroll in the window to the right. Different links will display the chat differently. I thought this was the better one.
The location and computer rendering of the scene both suck. Sad. This looks like something from 10 years ago. The audio has apparently not been edited. So, you’ll have some volume issues but it is OK. Continue reading →
I wanted to sit in on this week’s Third-Party Developers’ meeting. I wanted some footage of the meeting to use as an opening for my summary of the meeting. I was late. Seems to be a pattern. But, I was planning to use Pantera Północy’s video of the meeting. It comes out Saturday morning.
I was surprised to find Ebbe Altberg talking! Whoa! So, I brought up OBS and recorded the rest of the meeting. The first 15 minutes are missing. Those minutes are in Pantera’s Video, which came out before I got finished.
I’ve been having audio problems with the SL recordings. I got some of that cleaned up. I still had problems but the audio is intelligible and better.
I thought about indexing the video. I usually do. But, Thursday is an RL busy day and I already have a work-related video rendering in the background. My completer is WAY sluggish and all 4 cores are pegged at 100% heating up to 57. This one of the few times I hear the fans pick up speed. So, I’ll do the index later when I don’t have to deal with pauses.
The video is jerky in places. I was recording and had the rendering paused. But, I was still seeing a hit in the viewer. My i5-6600 did pretty well considering the load on the system.
The explanation she gives of the existing onion-skin animations used before Bento is not wrong, but most of the techies will disagree with it. If you are not into the tech, it is good enough to get you by. Besides, Animesh and Bakes-On are coming and likely to change much of this anyway.
The word in the video is there is a Bento Full Body AO coming. As it is now I have an AO for my body, the stands, sits, walks, etc. I have another for my new mesh head. And another for my hands. I am assuming VA is combining body, hands, and head into one AO. Jump to time mark 18:00± to get an idea of what the coming AO will look like in operation. Continue reading →
For Premium Members they have doubled the allotment of free land on the mainland. Premium Members can have 1,024m2 of land tier free. That is a 32x32m square of land or 105×105 ft. This is twice the previous allotment.
It won’t change my life. But, I will think more about getting land. But, having JD on one side and Mercede’s Beach Havenon the other would make it hard to move away.
It is really awkward trying to talk about OpenCollar and be clear on which OpenCollar version is being talked about. So, I call the one I am talking about Wendy’s OpenCollar (WOC) or Peanut (POC). The other OC scripts, Nirea and Athaliah branch, are OC 7.x names.
The reason I am trying to be clear is an update has come out, Peanut 9. So, getting the right update for your items is important. You have to know which you need.
I subscribe to both OC channels, OpenCollar and Fire Flower. One channel will tell you about OC v7.1 and avoid referring to Wendy’s Peanut version as OC. If you say OC, they treat it as if you could only be talking about the Nirea and Athaliah branch OC.
The plain WOC stuff is mostly free, so redelivery is not really necessary. Plain WOC is basically the scripts and some very basic collars and cuffs. The pretty stuff worn by the hot kinky women is usually custom-made stuff like the things Virtual Disgrace and others sell. Those need to be redelivered on occasion.
So, the vending system providing redelivery just changed, this month. The one used for Wendy’s ‘retail’ items has changed to Casper. Continue reading →
We didn’t get a Deploys post this week. My main channel region did get a restart. My region is running version #18.02.12.512536. This is a version released the end of February. So, I assume my region was just restarted not updated.
But, no one knows much about what is going on. Simon Linden at the Server-Scripting UG has nothing for us.
We’ll see if there is a restart on the RC channels tomorrow.
The main viewer is version 22.214.171.1242803. This is the update we got last week, week #10.
Second Life Love Me Render Viewer version 126.96.36.1993005 – Last updated in week #10.
Second Life Media Update Viewer version 188.8.131.523038 – This is a new version out this week. The previous update was released in week #8.
Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 184.108.40.2063006 – This is the version released in week #10. See my updates from last week for details.
Second Life Project Animesh Viewer version 220.127.116.113013 – This is new this week. The previous version came out in week #4.
We were supposed to get a new project viewer for Bakes-On. We didn’t so that suggests it did not make it through QA.
Also, an EEP (Enhanced Environment Project) project viewer is expected.
I’m pressed for time. So, gotta go. More details when I dig them out.
Blossoms sent out a notice their store has moved to a new location. She now has a pretty store. Totally filled with strippible clothes. You know, the ones with the corny promo line, ‘OMG! So unexpected!’ Something Little Annie Fanny might say. Which as corny as it sounds to me is pretty much what happens… the unexpected part.
The region is also an interesting place to explore. Pretty and a little kinky. So, take a hunk of guy with you… or a couple of ‘em. (MMF or MFF – didn’t see FF) Buy a dress, avoid the ants, walk out to the pool or beach house and let him think he is seducing you.
New Blossom’s Store – 3/2018
If you find it, there is a Fountain of Youth. If only Ponce de León had known… (Actually, there is no historical evidence he was ever looking for or believed there was such a fountain. But, why let facts ruin a good story… the journalistic motto of our day.)
There are some good animations there. Some are by Eline Serendipity, owner of Mystic Fantasies (MP – In-World – RP Area). The animations have great female and male hip movement, something that is hard to animate in SL. Wheee, so hot! Continue reading →