“Hazy Day by Vig” – My first WindLight sky preset

I see that AM Radio and Raul Crimson are offering their presets to the people, so please accept this humble offering to the pixellated masses:

Hazy Day by Vig

Borrowing Raul’s instructions (and changing the name of the file in question), here’s how to install…

  • Then move the file Hazy%20day%20by%20Vig.xml to the following folder:
    • In a Windows PC move it to C: Program Files SecondLifeWindLight app_settings windlight skies

    • In Mac go to the Application folder or to the one you have the Second Life Windlight viewer, Ctrl+click it and select “Explore the package” or something like that (sorry, my Mac OS X is in spanish). Then open the folders Windlight, app_settings, windlight, skies and save the file there (I’ll try to update this info checking better my Mac).

  • Restart Windlight viewer.
  • Select Hazy Day by Vig in the Sky Presets menu.

Enjoy!

An appreciation of AM Radio

Once again, it’s time to discuss AM Radio and how much I appreciate his artistic vision. This is the man who brought us the wheatfields and turned it into a successful fundraiser for Heifer International – turning prims into real cows for people who need them. He also created a place where people could explore their own creativity…like I did when dropping my Multicolor Twist into his build:

He now literally has built on the generosity of Callipgian Christensen to create “The Refuge and The Prospect,” a sim-sized build bringing together so many of his creative notions.

(Jump over to the flip side and see what this creative guy is doing now – you won’t regret it!) Continue reading

If I could build like this…

Life would be a lot easier. By the way, this build is in the Idol Green Room sim.

Inworld slideshow script

Gwyneth Llewelyn offers a great little script for inworld, touch-advanced texture presentations.

I can see this being very useful for artists or photographers who have numerous pieces that they want to display in a single prim, touching to advance from one piece to the next.  Probably not great for sales purposes, but a nice tool nonetheless.

Thanks to Gwyneth for posting this!

Rut roh, Raggy – There’s a new Copybot…

Second Life Herald shows us how it’s done. This is a scary, but important article that demands everyone’s attention.

The timing of this article coincides with the launch of the 2008 Skin Fair – and the juxtaposition between this blatant tool of content theft and a demonstration of industry strength and creativity from the most vocal opponents of content theft (additional related link) in Second Life is too rich to ignore. It just feels like the stakes are rising on both sides.

In the months ahead, will the Skin Fair the last stand off SL’s creative class? Or are they willing to keep pressing on with better and better content in the face of less and less security for their intellectual property?

Think about it. Are we in the midst of an SL arms race? Will creators keep spending time and effort on making beautiful things while Will Linden Lab finally recognize that anonymous accounts (especially non-verified anonymous accounts) are having a chilling effect on content creation?

As a new member of SL’s leisure class (not generating revenue but rather feeding the financial beast that is the Second Life economy via direct cash input), I’ll be sitting in the front row with strong interest in what probably is the defining story of 2008 for Second Life. Because if the content creators throw up their arms and bail on Second Life for any of the emerging virtual world platforms that provide greater security, Second Life will become a really boring place…and one I probably won’t continue to support.

[UPDATE: CNN’s SL I-Reports picked up the public awareness campaign part of the story.  Not sure if it was from this blog, but who really cares?]