Journal

New Open Source Virtual World Platform

2009-03-10

Sirikata is an BSD licensed open source platform for virtual worlds. We aim to provide a set of libraries and protocols which can be used to deploy a virtual world, as well as fully featured sample implementations of services for hosting and deploying these worlds. We are aiming for an alpha release in late Q1 2009 and this video teaser should give you some sense of what to expect.

Not a lot of information as yet, but you can check out their teaser video on Vimeo.

A New Year

2007-01-02

Happy New Year to everyone! Maybe this year, I’ll get off my butt and create some new content. I realized recently that I haven’t put out any fashion in two years now, and my current lines are definitely looking old — not a flexi-prim skirt in sight. Unfortunately I’ll be very busy this year with a new Web startup, plus helping my significant other with a new business as well.

I have worked on one big project this year in Second Life — designing an avatar for a customer, the process of which I documented for later recounting. It won’t be a full tutorial, more of a process guide for building a complete avatar from shape to skin to clothing and accessories. Hopefully I can get that up in the coming weeks.

New Translations

2007-05-05

I receive many requests for my tutorials translated into different languages, and because I only speak one fluently, many helpful people have provided translations. Many thanks to the translators, I know the Second Life community thanks you greatly (I do too!).

Many thanks to Anastasia Riederer (SL), Gary Yu, and Howard Sachs (SL). More translations will be coming soon, including Spanish and Italian!

All My Second Life Tutorials in Deutsch

2007-02-01

Many thanks to Deutsch translator extraordinaire Paradise Tavoularis (SL) for translating the last four of my tutorials into German. I think there’s a burgeoning Second Life presence over in Germany, so hopefully this will help the new clothing designers get started. Can’t wait to see some German style!

The full set of tutorials in German:
Einführung: Wie mache ich Kleidung für Second Life?
Euer erstes Hemd in Second Life
Die Alphakanal-Fibel: Transparenz in Second Life
Ein Tattoo in Second Life erstellen
Wie man eine Schaufensterpuppe erstellt

Also, thanks again to Annalena Goldblatt who translated the Mannequin tutorial.