Archive for the 'Design' Category

Palomar West The Hospital of the Future

I just got back from the Hospital of the Future in Second Life, Palomar West, I think I am about a pound lighter after the experience. This place will be something else and if it is truly like this in rl, it will certainly draw people to the area looking for better healthcare. The virtual version has a GREAT walk through demo of what it will be like, taking you through the room, surgery and recovery, it is definitely worth checking out.

Palomar West Front

Palomar West Back

This is the main lobby, make sure you have updated your version of QuickTime to the latest, I had not upgraded mine when I first got there and couldn’t get the bracelet that you need to try it out.

Palomar West Lobby

I need to have my gall bladder removed, Oh Noes!

Palomar West Patient Room

This is my Doctor, Dr. ummm, I forget, I should try to remember that.
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Best Bug Competition on Adventure Island

February 16th, 2008 | Category: Building, Competition, Design

From the notecard:

Adventure Island is holding a competition for the best bugs, insects, and creepy crawlies. Fire up your prims and win 50,000 Lindens! Second Life URL.

Bug Design Contest

Here are the rules:

  • Use your imagination to create insects or bugs that would fit into a jungle environment. The environment tends towards realistic but whimsical, fanciful, crazy and creepy submissions are welcome.

  • You MUST join the Adventure Island group to enter the contest. This is for the purposes of communicating with those who enter.
  • Bugs should measure no more than .2 meters in any direction and should have no more than 25 prims. Submissions may be scripted or animated but see the point system below - scripting and animation is not a major criteria for judging, although may be eligible for bonus points.
  • Send a full perm copy to Dusan Writer before 12:00 noon SL time on February 22nd, 2008.
  • Judging will take place no later than February 28th. A date and time for judging will be announced by February 22nd and contestants will have the opportunity to attend.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries, but you will only be eligible to receive one cash prize.

Nice Sculpture

Prizes are as follows:
First place 50,000 Lindens
Second place 20,000 Lindens
Third place 10,000 Lindens
Fourth place to 25th place 1,000 Lindens each

  • A panel of judges will score the entries. Judges will be asked NOT to view the creator names during the judging process. Each judge will separately score the entries. The entries will then be tabulated by both Dusan Writer and an independent party.

  • Scoring will be in the following categories, each worth 1 to 5 points:
    Prim work (including, though not required, use of tiny prims, sculpts, or highly detailed work)
    Texture or color
    Appropriateness for “jungle” theme

  • Up to 3 bonus points may be awarded at the discretion of the judge for scripting, animation, or unique features.

Nice Building

Your Work:
By submitting your entry you are also agreeing to allow Dusan Writer and/or his appointees to use your creation for the purposes of display, promotion, and as part of environments, sims, and other purposes. You are providing an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license for this use and also agree that Dusan Writer can modify and copy without restriction.

You will RETAIN the full rights to your creation including the right to sell it, copy it, or give it away.

Dusan Writer agrees not to sell your creation or give it away without your express consent and binds his employees and delegates to same.

If you have any questions, please do NOT IM…because of IM limitations, please submit questions in a notecard to Dusan Writer.

Thanks and have fun with the prims!

Adventure Island 2008

Babe Painting

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NCI Class: Textures 3 - Water Effects

December 02nd, 2007 | Category: Building, Design, How To, Second Life Scripting, Textures

What: NCI Class: Textures 3 - Water Effects

When: Dec 2, 2007 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Sunday)

Where: Tornado Second Life

Tags: Afon Shepherd Education learning science Second Life Tornado

Description: NCI Class: Textures 3 - WATER EFFECTS Instructor: Protomas Ludwig Location: Sky Class, Castle Elemental When: Sunday, 11am to 12:30pm, 1.5 hours

Pre-requisite: Building 1 - Basics, Scripting 1 - Basics

Learn to work with water in Second Life. This class is a smorgasbord of information in which you will learn building, texturing and scripting tips enabling you to create streams, fountains, pools and other watery builds.

This class includes a freebie pack with everything you need to get started working with water effects.

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TUi NEO Level 3: Gazebo with chimes

November 28th, 2007 | Category: Building, Design, Education, Furniture

What: TUi NEO Level 3: Gazebo with chimes

When: Nov 28, 2007 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Wednesday)

Where: Technical User interfacing Second Life

Tags: Education Hempz Rebel learning Second Life Technical User interfacing

Description: TUi NEO LVL3: Gazebo with chimes Instructor: Hempz Rebel Duration: 1 hour Prerequisites (if any): Able to complete LVL 3 courses

Clear night.. sparkling midnight sky. The walk, just the two of you as you spot a beautiful gazebo in the distance. The closer you move toward it the louder the lovely chimes are heard from the midnight breeze. You spot a pose ball, you sit, lean back and relax…. .. so nice. Come on to TUi and make your own gazebo with all textures, scripts complete with poseballs and animations are included.

In the process, learn the basics of several key features of building in Second Life:? - Creating, resizing, and rotating prims - Texturing and coloring prims - Prim linking order - Script placement.

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Learn Scripting From Scratch

November 15th, 2007 | Category: Design, Education, New Residents, Second Life Scripting

What: Learn Scripting From Scratch

When: Nov 15, 2007 1:00 am - 2:00 am (Thursday)

Where: Woolybear Second Life

Tags: Education learning Second Life Simon Kline Woolybear

Description: Friendly greetings!! If you’ve always wanted to learn something about scripting then you’ve come to the right place!

Even if you know nothing about scripting this class is designed for you!

We’re going to learn how to create a script, and look over what each part of the basic script does as a foundation to creating bigger and better things!

By the end of the class we will have made a working notecard giver! Giving you practical experience in writing a script while having fun along the way!

All welcome :D
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Level 1 Building: Basic Prim Alignment Part 1

November 10th, 2007 | Category: Building, Design, Prims

What: TUI NEO Level 1 Building- Basic Prim Alignment Part 1

When: Nov 10, 2007 9:00 am - 10:00 am (Saturday)

Where: Technical User interfacing Second Life

Tags: Education learning Second Life Shay Ellison Technical User interfacing

Description: Technincal User Interfacing (TUi) Learning Opportunity in our TUi NEO Classes Instructor: Shay Ellison Cost: free LVL 1 Basic Prim Alignment

Trying to get your walls lined with your floor? Trying to remove those unsightly seams or overlap? Think there’s an easier way that doesn’t require complex math or difficult to use alignment tools? Come down to TUi and learn how to use the existing tools in SL to make your prims move exactly where YOU want them to be. Whether it’s a mansion or a piece of furniture, we’ll show you how to get that perfect alignment with no seams.

Part 1 will introduce the tools available in SL for prim alignment.

Focus of class: Building Prerequisites: none, but knowledge of camera controls are helpful Duration: 1 hour Products included in class: none.

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^ASL^ Texture Basics & Practice

October 28th, 2007 | Category: Building, Design, Education, Textures

What: ^ASL^ Texture Basics & Practice

When: Oct 29, 2007 7:00 am - 8:00 am (Monday)

Where: Eson Second Life

Tags: Education Eson learning Second Life Ziyal Ochs

Description: The Academy of Second Learning Presents… Texture Basics & Practice Instructor - Ziyal Ochs

In this class you will learn the basics of using textures in Second Life including theory and background information about textures; how to upload and download textures; and getting hands-on practice using textures by building a little lamp for your nightstand.

This class is INTERMEDIATE.

PREREQUISITES: ^ASL^ Basic Building 101 and ^ASL^ Basic Building 102 Students should be able to do the following comfortably: rez prims; work with basic functions in the Object tab of the Build window; link, name, and save objects; and apply textures and colors to objects.

ASL - Taking you to the next level!

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NCI Class: Sculpties 1 - Basics & Rokuro

October 28th, 2007 | Category: Building, Design, Education, Sculpties, Sculptured Prims

What: NCI Class: Sculpties 1 - Basics & Rokuro

When: Oct 28, 2007 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Sunday)

Where: Fishermans Cove Second Life

Tags: Education Fisherman’s Cove learning NCI Writer Second Life

Description: NCI Class: Sculpties 1 - BASICS & ROKURO Instructor: Metaphor Box & Gramma Fiddlesticks Location: NCI Beach (Fisherman’s Cove) Sky Classroom When: Saturday, 10am to 11am, 1 hour

Pre-requisite: Building 1 - Basics

Learn to make sculptured prims in Second Life!

Move over torus. Sculpties are here! No longer are we limited to pre-defined building block shapes in Second Life. The new Sculptured Prim allows residents to define their own prim shapes!

Learn what a “sculptie” is, how they are created, and how you can get started creating your very own sculptured prims (without losing your shirt on expensive 3D modeling software).

Please download and install “Rokuro” ( ) prior to attending this class.

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TUi Neo LVL2: Magical Elven Wand

October 18th, 2007 | Category: Building, Design, Education, Fun, Halloween

What: TUi Neo LVL2: Magical Elven Wand

When: Oct 18, 2007 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Thursday)

Where: Technical User interfacing Second Life

Tags: Education learning Lishi Nishi Second Life Technical User interfacing

Description: TUi Neo LVL2: Magical Elven Wand

Instructor: Lishi Nishi Duration: 1 hour Cost: Free Prerequisites: Be familiar with resizing, rotating, and linking prims and the build menu. You should be comfortable with opening a script and adding contents to prims. Join us in making your own magic wand with orbiting particles. It’s the perfect accessory for good and bad witches, elves, fairies, dragons, humans, and any other creature roaming Second Life. Well look at the torus, adjust a particle script, and fit an attachment.

All materials (textures and scripts) are included in this class.

TUi Neo ~ We do it for the LOVE of Teaching.

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Create an Online Status Indicator Bell

October 18th, 2007 | Category: Building, Design, Education

What: Create a Mischief Cove Online Status Indicator Bell

When: Oct 18, 2007 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Thursday)

Where: Mischief Second Life

Tags: Education learning Mischief Morrigan Mathilde Second Life

Description: Mischief Cove presents FREE classes at the cove.

Have a shop and need an easy and fun way for customers to contact you and check if you’re online? Come on down to Mischief Cove to learn how to make a cute service bell that will not only indicate if you’re online, but will also take messages!

All class materials including scripts and textures will be provided free of charge. Look for the floating platform in the cove with the red lanterns for the class location. IM Morrgan Mathilde for questions or a landmark to the event.

For updates and announcements of upcoming classes, join “The School of Mischief” group.

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TUi NEO LVL2: Bubbling Cauldron Hot Tub

October 18th, 2007 | Category: Building, Design, Halloween, Prims, Textures

What: TUi NEO LVL2: Bubbling Cauldron Hot Tub

When: Oct 18, 2007 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Thursday)

Where: Technical User interfacing Second Life

Tags: Education JeZeBeLe Dagger learning Second Life Technical User interfacing

Description: TUi NEO LVL2: Bubbling Cauldron Hot Tub

Instructor: JeZeBeLe Dagger Duration: 1.5 hours Cost: Free Class Size: 12

Prerequisites: Prim manipulation, rotation, texturing, admiration for bubbling in hot water. After a long day of ghouling magic, wouldn’t it be great to soak your bones in a TUi NEO LVL2 Bubbling Cauldron hot tub?

Air and fire, water and earth, all these things to make this pot. Bubbles, fire, Jets and steam. Works this spell to make you HOT! All good things to work this spell and rest oneself after long days haunt. Muahahaha….This working is reserved for 10 individuals at the cost of 10 lindens.

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TUi NEO LVL1: Hand Saw

October 18th, 2007 | Category: Building, Design, Halloween

Here is a good class that will work out well for you on Halloween.

What: TUi NEO LVL1: Hand Saw

When: 8:30 pm Second Life Time, umm, right now!

Where: Noble Classroom

Description: Are you a fan of Horror films? Know someone..errr…something that need chopping up? What you need is your very own Hand Saw. I’m not talking about your everyday carpenters’ saw, but a saw to replace your hand for finer control. Cost for this class is $0L, nothing, nadda, zilch, zero (and it’s free by the way). This is a LVL1 Class, and no prior building knowledge is required. Class is limited to 15 students. Class will be in the Noble Classroom at 8:30pm.

TUi Neo ~ We do it for the LOVE of Teaching!? Enhancing creative expression and expansion through knowledge
[20:17] TUi NEO LVL1: Hand Saw

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