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My First Second Life Video



This is my first attempt at making a movie using the Second Life movie tools, and it came out ok. In the video, I’m sitting down and chatting with Stephen Mandelbrot in Cybrary City. Take a peek!I have to admit – I felt kinda odd doing that! The chair had a movement sim thing attached to it (both chairs did), so we were both doing the same movements at the same time… spooky! And of course, there’s that albino elf thing I have going on, too… :-)But at the same time – wow! I’ll also admit that the visual part of Second Life added a whole new dimension to chatting (Second Life has a chat/IM feature, which you can barely make out in the video).Now if only Second Life allowed voice chatting… THAT would be cool. And I suppose you CAN do that via Skype or some other similar tool. But an in-world type of voice chat would be even better. Why? It would make the whole experience a bit more seamless and easy-to-use, just like IM’ing in-world rather than having to use a normal IM service while being in-world. Just a thought.

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  • http://brantles.blogspot.com/ Steve Brantley

    As a test this is fine, although quicktime played it at a resolution so small I couldn’t read the text, and it is a little annoying to watch the two of you type on an invisible keyboard. ( no offense, just a little constructive criticism.) I think there are plenty of gameplay animation movies out there that use in world voice, although I guess it is entirely possible that the voice track was added later. See: http://www.thisspartanlife.com/1001_mod1.html
    Now I realize these are not live, but this method could be used effectively for instruction.

  • http://brantles.blogspot.com Steve Brantley

    As a test this is fine, although quicktime played it at a resolution so small I couldn’t read the text, and it is a little annoying to watch the two of you type on an invisible keyboard. ( no offense, just a little constructive criticism.) I think there are plenty of gameplay animation movies out there that use in world voice, although I guess it is entirely possible that the voice track was added later. See: http://www.thisspartanlife.com/1001_mod1.html
    Now I realize these are not live, but this method could be used effectively for instruction.