Modo 301 has been released. Boy, I wish I had time to really sit down and took a look at it. Alas, real life work involved 2D design for the most part. Still, this release looks fantastic.
Oh, and since everybody’s doing it, I’ll bend to peer pressure and follow the trend. I guess I’m pretty damn nerdy. C’est la vie!
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.
F our years ago today I created a Second Life account and downloaded the SL beta client. Public land was plentiful and you could fly across the entire world in a couple minutes. Oh, how things have changed. I was planning on a long diatribe on the state of Second Life to mark my 4th anniversary, but I just don’t have the time—real life is extremely busy at the moment. I do have a couple more tutorial translations to post, and I apologize to the authors for not posting them sooner. I will get to them this week.
My thanks go out to my Second Life partner, Caroline Apollo, whom I’ve had a lot of fun with over the past couple years. I’m sorry I’ve been so absent this past year—it’s not for lack of wanting to be in-world, hanging out, and having fun.
I’ll save my laundry list of criticisms for the way Second Life is evolving under the stewardship of Linden Lab. For now I urge you to visit project open letter and add you signature if you feel inclined.
Ordinarily I don’t traffic in rumors, but this one seemed to good to pass up. If anyone could pull off a bigger, better metaverse, it would be Google. I’ve been hoping they’d just purchase Linden Lab for a couple years now, which, if Google is serious about a virtual world, must be under consideration.