September 27, 2008 § Leave a comment
So now basically we all know the position in the team and what should we do in the following time.
The first thing is finding a way to connect the 3d model to second life.
Uploading to second life cost $10 Linden dollar (1 Linden Dollar:4-5 HK dollar), so we decide try something else before we actually pay for the upload.
The OpenSim is a tool for testing in second Life. As it is unofficial, therefore it is quite difficult to actually use it.
With those messy versions, I managed to find a binary version without error. OpenSim itself is a kind of like server for second life.
By connecting the original second life to opensim, we can really test something on it now.
The following step is not researched yet. I think the entire 3D file can be put into the opensims file, which eventually appears in the second life tester.
If it is work, then all the texture mapping, model tuning, and follow-up evaluation can be done.
At the same time, the 1st proposal is on its way.
And we took the picture of the new multimedia building, getting to know the shape of it.
However, we still need to figure out the material used in the outer wall, such as glasses and solid wall.
The whole building looks interesting…wonder what it is like in the rainy day.
The building shape can be divided into 4 parts. However, I think we need to do it level by level. It comes with the problem that if each level got rooms, and those rooms got furniture. The prim number is going to be huge, which cannot be allowed in second life. Each island or land you owned is given certain number of prim. One can never buy extra prim so to say, but I am wondering if there is exception for others.
September 19, 2008 § Leave a comment
After I came back from Austria, our group seems like getting a new idea. It is about having second life as a platform, and the most interesting point is using SCM as target product. I thought this is a pretty good idea for both of us and SCM department. Personally, Second Life is becoming more and more stable these days, so it will certainly help us in developing this project. We also name it as SCM Inworld. Not a very cool name, but decent.
As we have no idea about the Second Life, I expert there will be lot of studys for us. I used Second Life once before, but I did not have the patience to learn how to use it. I admit that the interface of Second Life may come to difficult to some people. However, once you learn how to control it, it will give you plenty of space to exlpore the world very similar to the real world.
Without any knowledge about Second Life, we can do nothing but studying about it in all aspect. There are seveal things is clear though. We know that 3D Modeling is a must, and a scripting Language called Linden Scripting Language (LSL). There two are the target for studying for following few weeks.