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Can’t believe I missed this, especially considering someone from the Electric Sheep was going to let me know when it was going to be on TV. The follow up episode to CSI: NY - Down the Rabbit Hole ran on April 2nd, 2008, it was called CSI: NY DOA for a Day, watch the full episode of here. I haven’t watched it yet, but at least it’s available online, as are many others here and below.
The rest are after the break.
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Here are 14 new tutorials from Torley Linden, he must have a list of hundreds of suggestions for these tutorials to keep coming up with good info like this.
Amidst the storms, we carry on — and the watermelon guru has returned to bring you… yes, that’s right, more video tutorials (AKA screencasts) to help you learn Second Life! And if there’s a particular theme for this one, it’s things that make you go:
“I wish I knew that when I started my Second Life!”
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Torley has posted another video tip of the week and a few days ago, some more quicktips, this time involving voice chat, so, without further ado, here they are, and his posts from the Second Life Blog, *VIDEO* Tip of the Week #28: Particle editing magic! and Can you hear me now? 7 VOICE CHAT Video Tutorials!.
Even if this is your first day in Second Life — welcome! — you’ve prolly already experienced particles: from loud bling on jewelry, to environmental effects like fire and snow, to C-beams glittering in the dark…
there’s no shortage of special effects, and you can be more than a spectator and make your own particle awesomeness! In less than half an hour, I cover:
Opening a sample particle script
Copying contents from one script to another
Editing particle parameters
Adjusting particle visibility for time of day
Giving particles a texture (MY FAVE!)
Normalizing particle settings for a texture
Disabling particles in your objects
Backing up your particles
A few words of encouragement — I inspire the artist in you! Source: *VIDEO* Tip of the Week #28: Particle editing magic!
In another post, Torley has posted 7 voice chat tip video tutorials, which I have listed below.
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Via Comment -
Hosoi Ichiba Machinima Awards 2008 - 50,000 L Award
We are looking for artists that can compose the Best Machinima Impression of our Hosoi Ichiba and surroundings on Virgin Island. Hosoi Ichiba is a Japanese style market enclosed by walls and watch towers, overlooking a beautiful landscape. Outside the walls you will find Hosoi Yu Ch’un, a typical Japanese fishing village and the farming village, “Hosoi Lung Ch’un” The sim is packed with romantic spots for you to build your story around.
Your production must apply to the following conditions
- A good story line
- Use of Windlight
- Min. duration of 100 secs
- High quality video
- Published on Youtube
- Title should contain ‘Hosoi Ichiba’
If possible, use:
- Authentic Japanese avatars
- Background sound and or music
What are the rules?
This contest will take off at 15 April 2008.
Your contribution should be published before 15 June 2008
A qualified jury will vote for the winning production
The winning video will be published on our Hosoi Ichiba blog.
The winning artist will be rewarded with 50,000 L$ in cash.
IM Amiryu Hosoi with the URL to your production (youtube)
More information at:
Contributions can be viewed at:
Hosoi Ichiba, Japanese Gardens & Lifestyle Second Life URL
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Not sure how he does it, but, Torley must love what he’s doing, because he is cranking out video tutorial after video tutorial, this week, he has released 22 more of the quicktips, those 2 minute or less videos that cover the little small things you may have missed, and the little pieces of knowledge that aren’t always passed around from avatar to avatar. Read his post on the Second Life Blog here.
This first one requires no lawyers whatsoever, Adding & divorcing a Partner.
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Torley is cranking out the Second Life Video Tips, posting eleven new ones today. They have been very popular, Torley said they were the number 2 most viewed dail rank on Youtube last week. Watch HD versions of these videos here and the video tutorial section of the Second Life wiki. The topics covered this time:
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Here are a bunch of videos by Torley Linden that he posted to Youtube this month, giving you the basics on how to do all kinds of stuff in Second Life. I have posted a widget below that will always show the latest Second Life videos on our video site, and links to the videos themselves below, definitely worth looking at if you are new to Second Life.
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According to posts from James Wagner Au, from New World Notes, and a guide from Geoff Keighley, from Kotaku.com, the Discovery Channel’s Guide to Videogames will feature a Second Life segment in Level Five, the fifth segment. The series will start this Wednesday, November 21st, 2007, at 8pm and continue until the fifth episode on Wednesday, December 19th at 8pm. From the guide posted at Kotaku:
Can a computer game make you cry? With the introduction of PlayStation 2’s “emotion engine” in 1999 game developers had the technology to enable deep, moving stories that tugged at gamers’ heartstrings. The rise of online virtual world games added another emotional dimension, letting players make real connections (including marriages) through a virtual game and helping them escape a world rife with violence and terror. Source: Discovery Channel to Air 5 Hour Videogame Documentary
The documentary will cover the entire history of the videogame industry, from the early 70’s when Atari ruled until today’s virtual worlds, with interviews of Ralph Baer, David Jaffe, Will Wright, Peter Molyneux, and Ken and Roberta Williams, who founded Sierra Online. The series will take a look at how the social and political climate shaped games and game designers throughout the piece. From New World Notes,
The in-world machinima for the SL segment is from the team of Silver and Goldie Goodman, and when they took footage of me at my office, had my avatar sign the virtual release form above. I’m looking forward to seeing this, totally apart from my minimal involvement in the production. Along with every other US-based Resident, I’m among the last to see it– judging by e-mails I’ve been getting about it, this past year, it’s already aired in the UK, Poland, China, and India. Source: Second Life to be featured on the Discovery Channel’s mini-series on videogames
So, apparently this has already aired over seas, and I will be looking forward to seeing it, and will catch, at a minimum, the Second Life, or virtual world portion of it.
Silver and Goldie Goodman produced the following video, Second Life: Get One, winner of the Second Life Trailer Contest.
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Here is a pretty good video called Veterans Day 2007 in Second Life, it goes into a little detail about how the Wall in SL happened, who built it, and even delves into how some SL groups are trying to help veterans back into society and deal with some of the stuff they’ve had to go through.
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By Stone Culdesac
Here is a preview of the upcoming CSI:NY episode Down the Rabbit Hole which features Detective Mac Taylor going inworld to catch a killer. This is pretty cool looking, showing them fighting as gladiators in an arena, it definitely does not look like it is going to be one of “those” episodes, looks pretty good so far.
Here is the video we posted previously, which are actually some examples of the inworld part of the CSI episode.
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By Stone Culdesac
Here is a big collection of stuff I have run across today, all intended to help you, our loyal reader, er, I mean readers.
Top 5 tips for the newly born This title is a little misleading because it’s a lot more than just 5 tips, this is five tips, with some posting many more than 5, from each user. There are 10 pages in this thread, which I haven’t read all of it yet, heck, I bet there are almost 50 tips or suggestions on the first page alone! Here is a small sample:
1. Butt grab
To look and move around in tight places: Left click & hold your own butt - move your mouse around - wow! you can look up & down and steer yourself when using the movement keys (arrows or W A D S)
Do you have a scroll wheel on your mouse? if so; scroll toward yourself and the camera will zoom in all the way to mouselook - do this when flying and you can hold the forward button (up key or W) and then just point where you want to go with the mouse.
3. Profile Breadcrumbs
Right click on other people and read their profile (right click on the person >> choose profile), - look in their “Picks” tab. By clicking on their picks you can choose “teleport” to that location. Check those places out - when you get there, look at others peoples picks and check those out too - you can bounce all over the world this way. Source: Top 5 Tips for the Newly Born
Another sticky post from the Second Life forums, Step by Step: How to Transfer Land is a complete set of instructions on how to transfer land, definitely worth a read.
Yet another stickied post for the Second Life forums is a collection of notecards containing the most frequently asked questions the Live Help teams has encountered, a little sample:
Q. Why is this so slow?
SL is a very complex 3d application which consumes much of your computer’s CPU, memory, video, and network resources, more so than nearly all other 3d programs; this is because the world that you see is completely dynamic, and must be updated in real-time for everyone anytime something changes.
Most 3d games have pre-compiled “maps” that have everything set in stone so that much of the difficult processing has been pre-computed ahead of time. These maps are large files which describe what is mostly a static non-moving non-dynamic scene. However, SL has no pre-compiled maps. Source: Frequently Asked Questions: Notecards from 2 Years of Live Helping
Torley Linden has posted another video tutorial on the Second Life Blog, this time he focuses on How to deal with some common annoyances like:
- How to stop “triangles coming out of stuff!” (If you’ve seen it, you may very well know what I mean.)
- How to stop animations
- How to turn off foot shadows
- How to mute sounds
- How to stop viewer-side effects on your objects (like particles and floating text)
Here is the video.
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