Second Life: SL Main Viewer Update 2017 w16 – New Features

By Nalates Urriah – Nalates’ Things & Stuff. Visit Second Life: SL Main Viewer Update 2017 w16 – New Features for original post.

4/14 the main viewer updated to version 5.0.4.325124. If you have automatic update on, you likely already have the update installed. This version was the RC maintenance version. Release Notes This version will now remember if you want to Fully Render a specific avatar that exceeds your ACI setting. You can set an avatar to … Continue reading

LEA6 features the Art of Lilia Artis

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“The Cruelty of Peace”, an exhibit by Lilia Artis on LEA 6

Opening Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 1 pm SLT

About the installation, Lilia says, “War just never seems to end. It turned into a background noise while we are having breakfast or dinner and live our everyday lives. The news shows there seems to be no limit to the cruelty of what human beings do to other human beings, to men, women, children. And then there is the ongoing destruction of our environment. Hearing about ever growing pollution, a question rises in my head: what is the reality of peace? Is it only possible when the human race becomes extinct?”

Second Life: New Features

By Nalates Urriah – Nalates’ Things & Stuff. Visit Second Life: New Features for original post.

Today, about noon, the Lindens posted: What’s Happening Now in Second Life. The list is: Five new premium sandboxes Portal Park 2.0 LLSit A much-needed sandbox is (quoting): The fifth new region is called: Sandbox Premium Weapons Testing which, as the name suggests, is dedicated to testing your SL munitions! In the past, weapons testing was done … Continue reading

LEA6 features the Artwork Installation of Theda Tammas

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Welcome to…           who stole the sky ?

                       

            http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/132/73/21

                               
Theda cordially invites everyone to her opening of who stole the sky
at LEA6 on Sunday, August 14th  –  1PM SLT
and asks that you please make sure your environment is set to:
 Region Settings , Atmospheric Shaders and Media  ON!

      She has included TPs on all three floors, for easy movement from place to place…and says,

                                   “Dance with us. Feel the music. Feel the atmosphere on the 3rd floor. “
          
                                                           *music provided by Sainkho Namtchylak               
        

LEA6 features Kazuhiro Aridian thru May 31st

If you haven’t stopped by LEA6 to see what’s been happening ~ 
now is definitely the time! Kaz has filled the sim with- well you should really see for yourselves, but… 
here is the slurl to visit the location: 
and a short film to whet your appetite for newness
~thru May 31st~


Previously posted by at Linden Endowment for the Arts. Visit http://lindenarts.blogspot.com/2016/05/lea6-features-kazuhiro-aridian-thru-may.html for original post.

FLASH! New Avatar Skeleton Features – Project Bento

Many of us have complained over the years about the dearth of facial expressions for human avatars in Second Life.  The avatar skeleton has no facial bones, and facial expressions have been limited to the dozen or so stock “facial morphs,” most of which look pretty creepy.

And those of us with non-human avatars have had to crush our bodies up small and hide them inside body attachments, which were often animated with a very complex and often clunky special HUD.

But Linden Lab has just announced the trial release of “Project Bento” which aims to solve both problems by adding a number of “bones” to the avatar skeleton.  The new features are now available for experimentation and comment.

Note that (unfortunately) LL has not changed any of the existing skeleton structure.  Much as I would like to see more realistic movement of, say, the shoulders, I am forced to agree that this was a good decision on their part.  Changing existing bones would break all kinds of content…pretty much any existing animations, and clothing and attachments that depend on those bones for their movement or deformation.

Read all about Project Bento here: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Introducing-Project-Bento-New-Bones-Added-to-Second-Life-Avatar/ba-p/2987206


Previously posted by at Across The Grid With Lindal Kidd!. Visit http://acrossthegridwithlindal.blogspot.com/2015/12/flash-new-avatar-skeleton-features.html for original post.