Category Archives: Second Life

Designing the Metaverse – Discussion with Philip Rosedale

The discussion was on several platforms… https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1BRJjnjOkgRJw (Recording Available) https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oathkeeper/165/80/1197 and also on Clubhouse and Callin Twitter Spaces and Relay onto Media Screen in Second Life

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Getting Started in Second Life

This blog post is to assist new users to get started quickly with the creation of a new “avatar” in Second Life, a virtual world in which an avatar represents the user as they experience locations in 3D. To make … Continue reading

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Second Life – North Pole

I was pointed yet again by a blog post from Inara Pey to the wonderful detailed North Pole region in Second Life. The region is modelled and made available by Stormie Frua. If people use high/ultra graphics settings and the … Continue reading

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Second Life 360° Snapshots in WordPress

The Second Life viewer from version 6.5.1.566335 (15-Dec-221) now includes by default a facility to create 360° Snapshots. I have usually uploaded the resulting 360 panorama (equirectangular) to Flicker where they can be directly viewed and panned round, and just … Continue reading

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Gotham in Second Life

A Second Life build by Hera (zee9) entitled “Gotham” as it might appear in the early Batman days in the 1940s or 1950s. Visit via the arrival portal on the Cloud Lake region via https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cloud%20Lake/98/100/395 and then click on the … Continue reading

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Whitechapel in Second Life

A Second Life build in November 2021 by Hera (zee9) entitled “Whitechapel” as it appears in Victoria era (late 1980s) around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders. Visit via the arrival portal on the Cloud Lake region via … Continue reading

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Halloween in Second Life

Haunted Hollow 2021 https://secondlife.com/destination/haunted-hollow-2021 https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chestnut%20Hills/144/219/2502/ More Halloween Experiences in Second Life https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/9162-highlights-from-the-second-life-destination-guide-10152021/

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Whitby in Second Life

A Second Life build in October 2021 by Hera (zee9) entitled “Whitby Birth of Dracula”. Visit via the arrival portal on the Cloud Lake region via http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cloud%20Lake/17/241/2657 and then click on the board to Whitby… http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cloud%20Lake/137/106/35 See also Inara Pey’s … Continue reading

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Second Life Book Club – Derek Künsken

On 6th October 2021 there was a Second Life Book Club get together with SciFi author Derek Künsken – https://my.secondlife.com/derekkunsken – moderated by Draxtor.

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Interesting Locations on Bellisseria

This blog post on 12th September 2021 by covers some interesting locations to visit on the Bellisseria containment in Second Life… the location for Linden Homes such as my houseboat… https://secondsighting.wordpress.com/2021/09/12/ten-special-attractions-to-visit-in-bellisseria/ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Franklin%20Hollow/133/81/54 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rigamarole/147/150/23 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treeowatoor/227/59/22 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Altberg/109/126/52 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millers%20Pond/158/210/9

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360° Snapshots in Second Life

On 21st October 2021, the 360° Snapshot “Project Viewer” became a Release candidate as version 6.5.0.564863. Since 2016 a Second Life “Project Viewer” has been under development by Linden Lab that allows for the creation of 360° snapshots in Second … Continue reading

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Second Life – New Account Sign Up Experience

This is feedback after trying for myself the recently changed new account sign up web experience after receiving comments from professional colleagues joining Second Life for the first time, and being surprised at unsuitability for their purposes for the starter … Continue reading

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Re-Vue

This blog post is to support a short project to have University of Edinburgh Information Services (IS) folks get started with (or return to) Second Life as part of the handover of some of the work with the Virtual University … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR Mod 6.4.21

Firestorm 6.4.21 + P373R VR Mod: This build includes P373R’s VR Mod 6.3.3 changes merged into Firestorm 6.4.21.64531 release branch. No change to the VR Mod code is needed. It is created using “GitHub Actions” (GHA) thanks to Humbletim… see … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR Mod 6.4.13

Firestorm 6.4.13 + P373R VR Mod: This build includes P373R’s VR Mod 6.3.3 changes merged into Firestorm 6.4.13 release branch. It is created using “GitHub Actions” (GHA) thanks to Humbletim… see https://github.com/humbletim/firestorm-gha/releases/tag/v6.4.13-vr-alpha-0 The user instructions are identical to Firestorm VR … Continue reading

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Importing Mesh to Second Life and OpenSim

This is a page of resources related to creating mesh models suitable for upload and use in Second Life and OpenSim. http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Mesh http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Mesh_background_information http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Mesh/Exporting_a_mesh_from_Blender https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/files/import_export/collada.html Cleaning up your act – how a round trip through Blender can improve your mesh … Continue reading

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Watch the World – Starry Night

Robbie Dingo (aka Rob Wright) produced the “Watch the World” machinima in Second Life in 2007 depicting a build of the Vincent Van Gogh “Starry Night” painting… More information via https://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2021/01/monday-memory-starry-night-watch-the-world-sl-machinima.html https://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2007/07/remake-the-star.html

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Second Life 2001 Lavender Lake Balloon Festival

Lavender Lake Air Balloon Festival for the month of January 2021 explore four regions floating through the sky in your personal hot air balloon. You can also rez a boat and sail, or jump in the water and explore marine … Continue reading

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Second Life – Firestorm Holiday Party 2020

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Firestorm VR Mod 6.4.12

Firestorm VR Mod 6.4.21.64531 was released on 31st July 2021 and created using “GitHub Actions” (GHA) thanks to @Humbletim. The user instructions are identical to Firestorm VR Mod 6.4.12 as described below. Firestorm VR Mod is a version of the … Continue reading

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Second Life – Firestorm Gateway SciFi Portal

The Firestorm Gateway in Second Life has developed a SciFi Portal. The portal provides roleplay explorers with a SciFi environment to explore and interact with: Starship bridge, engineering and other locations Shuttle flights Supply area to get free SciFi uniforms … Continue reading

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Blender Avatar Rigging – Simple Guide

Update 17-Apr-2021: Ada Radius has improved the armatures and documentation and has removed the sample armatures in RuthAndRuth/Reference/Ada Radius that are referred to below. Look instead to use SLAvatar.blend in Ada Radius’s GitHub RuthAndRoth References area. The readme gives the … Continue reading

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Halloween in Second Life 2020

Halloween has arrived on the houseboat on the Bellisseria continent in Second Life (Ai Pad) courtesy of some Halloween decorations, pumpkins and light sets provided by Linden Lab.

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Ruth2 Mesh Clothing in Second Life

Now that Ruth2 v4 is released (see this blog post), it may be time to explore some of the clothing options available for her. Ruth2 is a low-poly open source mesh avatar for OpenSimulator and Second Life. There are a … Continue reading

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Second Life Book Club – Larry Niven

Second Life Book Club – Larry Niven in Conversation with Draxtor https://secondlife.com/destination/second-life-book-club Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (12pm PST) Recording: Drax Files #271 Larry Niven in [Glorious] Conversation Original Live Stream: http://youtu.be/ANrwqUlICaA https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BookClub%20Island/128/115/23/ Draxtor’s Slides for the event Ringworld Cast of … Continue reading

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Ruth2 v4

Ruth2 v4 Revision 2020-09-02 Based on Blender Mesh from https://github.com/RuthAndRoth/Ruth2 (was Ada Radius Draft 11). Use a viewer which supports Bakes on Mesh, e.g. Firestorm. Ruth2 is a low-poly mesh body specifically designed for OpenSimulator and which can also be … Continue reading

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Second Life – Cloud Uplift – Testing

Linden Lab are moving Second Life from their own servers onto the Amazon Cloud – a process known as “Cloud Uplift”. This will take place over an extended period during 2020. Some regions are already operating “In the Cloud” on … Continue reading

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GenCon – Online

GenCon (https://www.gencon.com/) is a (normally physical) convention for tabletop gamers (like Duungeons & Dragons) with extensions to all sort of other role play games. It has been running since 1968 when it started in Lake Geneva, Winconsin, USA, and is … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR Mod 6.3.9 and 6.4.5

Firestorm 6.4.5.60799 with OpenSimulator viewer is a Beta test viewer which includes support for EEP (the Environmental Enhancement Project) and support for the Chrome Embedded Framework Live Video Streaming features in Second Life and OpenSim. VR Mode in this new … Continue reading

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Roth2 v2

Roth2 v2 Revision 2020-05-24 Based on Blender Mesh from https://github.com/RuthAndRoth/Roth2 (was DRAFT8_4) Use a viewer which supports Bakes on Mesh, e.g. Firestorm. Roth2 is a low-poly mesh body specifically designed for OpenSimulator and which can also be used in Second … Continue reading

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