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The Fish at Primula Rasa

January 29th, 2008 | Category: Artificial Life, Places to Visit, Sims Worth Exploring

Timeless Prototype has created some really interesting fish for Primula Rasa in Second Life, they learn and interact with their environment. This blue fish swam up to me, he bumped me, pushed me around a little, rolled over a bunch of times and was rubbing up against my legs like a cat at the end.

The Fish at Primula Rasa

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The Fish at Primula Rasa 3

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In the writeup on Primula Rasa on eightbar, a fish lifted him out of the water.

The things that initially attracted my attention were the fish that Timeless has created. Not only are they fantasticaly articulated and organic in their swimming motion but whilst we were talking the fish took an interest in us and congregated around the jetty we were on. Timeless says he has seen all sorts of unprogrammed but interesting behaviour as the fish take an interest in their surroundings and each other. He got me to hover in the water and a fish decided to lift me up and ‘rescue me’ clearly not scared of the predator AV :-) Source: Artificial Life - Timeless style

Unfortunately for those fish, you can go spear fishing. NOTE: No actual virtual fish were harmed in the following pictures. ;)
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Primula Rasa: Artificial Life in a Virtual World

January 29th, 2008 | Category: Artificial Life, Places to Visit, Sims Worth Exploring

Love it or hate it, spend hours upon hours there or hardly ever come inworld at all, you have to admit one thing, there are some really creative people out there and Timeless Prototype, one of the best, and his team keep getting better all the time. Take for example his latest creation, Primula Rasa, a growing, ever changing environment in Second Life. The most fascinating piece of Primula Rasa is the fish, but I’ll get to those in the next blog post, and this sim is enhanced for windlight.

Primula Rasa Main Entrance

Do you enjoy new realms? Do you like to curate or study organisms or find joy in the science and spirituality behind life? Set your imagination free at Primula Rasa- the Primitive Slate…a build in progress.

The really cool thing about this place is the trees, mushrooms, flowers, etc, are always growing, and restarting in different spots, as the seeds float around the island according to the weather.

The positioning and seeding is all in the hands of the weather and of the random flow of seeds that you see fluttering around the place. Source: Artificial Life - Timeless style

The random nature of it I’m sure will make for some interesting looking plants in the future, such as this tree/mushroom.

Tree/mushroom

What have we here?

Primula Rasa altar

Some form of torture device, or a spot for sacrifices?

Primula Rasa sacrificing Stone

As I sit and think about this particular spot on this primitive but growing island, I can’t help but wonder what its purpose is. The build is still growing, but if I can get an interview with Timeless so I can ask him, I sure will.
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