Archive for the 'Creativity' Category

Avatrait Gallery Introduces An Exclusive Showing By Shoshana Epsilon

Evanston, IL – 04/11/2008 – Avatrait Gallery, Second Life’s premier site for “Digital Impressionist” art, has recently undergone a major renovation as part of the on-going upgrades to the Simuality sim. They are very pleased to announce the resumption of monthly features with an exclusive showing of images by noted artist Shoshana Epsilon, starting with a gallery re-opening celebration on Saturday, April 12th, at 1pm SLT.

Avatrait Gallery

Shoshana noted on her blog:

“I’ve been working privately for months to try to come up with a new set of pictures that would be unique. … I’m really excited about this show. I’ve really stretched, as far as the subject matter is concerned. There will be topics on display that I’ve been too sensitive to touch before.”

She notes that many of her images have “a back story” and invites attendees to ask her about these, but also adds that some are just pure whimsy. Aside from the April 12th opening, Shoshana will be available for additional “meet-the-artist” events during the month: Thursday, April 17th at 4pm; Sunday, April 20th at 5am; Tuesday, April 22nd at 4pm; and Tuesday, April 29th at 4pm (all times SLT).

Shoshana Epsilon’s images can be purchased both on an exclusive basis in-world (only one copy of the image exists), and as high-quality real-world prints. As always, there is a “freebie” framed graphic by our featured artist available across from the gallery welcome desk.

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PloppSL Create Sculpties with Ease

October 14th, 2007 | Category: Creativity, Sculpties

This looks like a program worth checking out, PloppSL creates Sculpted Prims when run in Second Life. Here is a short video on how to use it.

PloppSL allows you to create intriguing Sculpted Prims for SecondLife easily. Both texture and model are created in one step. Simply paint the front and back side of your model and it will be converted to a Sculpted Prim by PloppSL.

You can create or use different textures for the front and backside of your model. Paint in your favored paint program, import the images into PloppSL by drag&drop and turn them into 3D models with one click.

About the Project
PloppSL is a specialized version of Plopp the award winning 3D Painting Tool for kids. It brings the ease of Plopp 3D model creation to the SecondLife community. It is free to use, but we kindly ask for your support to help with further development.

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NCI Class: Animations: Creation & Use

October 09th, 2007 | Category: Animation, Creativity, Education

What: NCI Class: Animations: Creation & Use

When: Oct 10, 2007 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Wednesday)

Where: Useful Technology Second Life

Tags: Education NCI Acronym Second Life Useful Technology

Description: NCI Class: Animations: Creation & Use Instructor: Protomas Ludwig Location: Big Top (Useful Technology) When: Wednesday, 5pm to 7pm, 2 hours

Tired of moving just like every other avatar on the grid?

There’s no need to stay stuck in the rut of default animations. As with every other aspect of your Second Life, the way your avatar moves can be customized by you, and — thanks to the generosity of Second Life citizens who have developed and freely distribute 3D animation software compatible with Second Life — you don’t need to spend a fortune to do so!

Learn how to create your own animations for Second Life using Avimator or QAvimator, how to upload them into Second Life and how to use them in-world.

In order to get the most out of this class, please download and install one of the following programs prior to the start of the class: Avimator: QAvimator:

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Second Life Thinkerer Challenge Award

August 16th, 2007 | Category: Awards, Creativity

Thinkerer Challenge Announced at Symposium - A new award has been announced that will reward avatars who are developing creative products and services that use Second Life capabilities to enrich or empower experiences in Real Life.

Thinkerer Studios - a network of residents in the virtual online world of Second Life - today announced the launch of an awards program to identify and encourage the development of creative products and services that use Second Life capabilities to enrich or empower experiences in Real Life. The first Award recipient will be made known at the end of September, 2007.

Recipients of the Thinkerer Challenge Award will receive 30,000 Lindens - the currency of Second Life - and the use of a parcel of virtual land (or an equivalent arrangement) for one year. In addition, they will be invited to become judges of future Thinkerer Challenges. Source: Second Life’s “Thinkerer Challenge” Awards to Foster Tools from the Metaverse That Benefit Real Life


  • Creative synergy. The product or service results from an innovative combination of ideas from the real world and capabilities offered by Second Life.

  • Collaboration. The product or service results from the collaboration of two or more people who have made distinct and recognizable contributions.
  • Outfacing. The item (or a significant aspect of it) is accessible and of value to some people outside of Second Life.

The Jury and the Process

Members of the Jury will be individuals with ample real-world and Second Life experience, representing a range of creative and technical fields. Judges will identify Second Life groups that are dedicated to related and meaningful endeavors and invite them to submit nominations. In addition, a group may identify itself to any of the judges who will then determine whether or not to invite a nomination from them. A list of the groups which may submit nominations will be published on the first day of each cycle on the organization’s website, here.

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