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Saffia and Sophia

Saffia and Sophia

In the latest episode of Designing Worlds we pay a visit to Carrie Tatsu and the amazing Zooby’s, home of animated virtual pets and, even more famously, virtual babies, to learn all about the release of her latest project – animesh babies!

DW395 – Zooby’s from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We see how Carrie Tatsu has developed her business from her earliest prim dogs back in 2007 up to the stunning animesh babies that she is about to release. We learn all about what they can do; the ideas behind their creation; and how Carrie prizes above all the experiences they offer.

Pets at Zooby's, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Pets at Zooby’s, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In addition to discovering more about her impressive new line of Animesh babies, we learn that Carrie is an accomplished businesswoman in Second Life. We hear the story of her business and gain many insights, including her views on Second Life and where virtual worlds are heading.

Saffia gets her own baby, and learns how to create a mini Saffia of her own. Be afraid … be very afraid …

Zooby's new animesh babies

Zooby’s new animesh babies

It’s a fascinating show looking at the evolution of a popular Second life business, and also at how new techniques can be integrated in exciting ways.

You can visit the Zooby’s pet store here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zoobyland/128/130/21
Be warned – the animesh babies will not be on sale until towards the end of April. We predict lots of Easter babies this year on the grid!

 

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Saffia and Sophia

Saffia and Sophia

In this episode of Designing Worlds we’re paying a visit to Carrie Tatsu and the amazing Zooby’s, home of animated virtual pets and, even more famously, virtual babies, to learn all about the release of her latest project – animesh babies!

The show goes live on Monday 25th March at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Here is a taster:

We’ll be seeing how Carrie Tatsu has developed her business from her earliest prim dogs back in 2007 up to the stunning animesh babies that she is about to release. We learn all about what they can do; the ideas behind their creation; and how Carrie prizes above all the experiences they offer.

Pets at Zooby's, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Pets at Zooby’s, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In addition to discovering more about her impressive new line of Animesh babies, we learn that Carrie is an accomplished businesswoman in Second Life. We hear the story of her business and gain many insights, including her views on Second Life and where virtual worlds are heading.

Saffia gets her own baby, and learns how to create a mini Saffia of her own. Be afraid … be very afraid …

It’s a fascinating show looking at the evolution of a popular Second life business, and also at how new techniques can be integrated in exciting ways, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

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You can visit the Zooby’s pet store here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zoobyland/128/130/21
Be warned – the animesh babies will not be on sale until towards the end of April. We predict lots of Easter babies this year on the grid!

Zooby's new animesh babies

Zooby’s new animesh babies

Carrie has also made a series of videos about the new animesh babies which you can watch on her channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZvJFGz24EDurqkciHSTQtw

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Misfits Dance: DeNile

Misfits Dance: DeNile

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we visit the home of Misfits Dance and Performing Arts and talk to their founder, JenzZa Misfit.

DW394 – Misfit Dance & Performance Art from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Over the past years JenzZa and her troupe have produced consistently impressive dance performances at major events such as One Billion Rising and Fantasy Faire.

Misfits Dance: Harry End

Misfits Dance: Harry End

We discover what inspires JenzZa and how she brings her inspiration to life, with some in-depth looks at how she creates the dances, alongside plenty of examples of finished shows – although sadly, due to copyright reasons, we’re not able to include the original music.

Misfits Dance: RusBluez

Misfits Dance: RusBluez

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Misfits Dance: RusBluez

Misfits Dance: RusBluez

In this episode of Designing Worlds we’re paying a visit to the fabulous Misfit Dance and Performance Art, headed by JenzZa Misfit.

The show goes live on Monday 18th March at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Misfits Dance: DeNile

Misfits Dance: DeNile

And remember – the clocks have gone back in the United States – so for much of the world, the show will an hour earlier.

Over the past year JenzZa and her troupe have produced consistently impressive dance performances at major events such as One Billion Rising and Fantasy Faire.

Misfits Dance: OBR 2019

Misfits Dance: OBR 2019

In the show, we discover what inspires JenzZa and how she brings her inspiration to life, with some in-depth looks at how she creates the dances, alongside plenty of examples of finished shows – although sadly, due to copyright reasons, we’re not able to include the original music.

This is a really fun show – so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

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Misfits Dance: Cinco

Misfits Dance: Cinco

And see videos of their work here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR49RTKbp4rWihZ7rRikQ2g
Misfits’ Theater: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Metanomics/54/174/3073

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In the most recent Designing Worlds, we’re looking at a new development in Second Life – Animesh! It allows the animation of mesh objects that are separate from an avatar, but with many of the same characteristics.

DW393 – Animesh from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In the show, we ask what Animesh actually is, and Vir Linden, from Linden Lab, gives us an in-depth interview with detailed information about the whole animesh project, and answers creators’ questions. In addition, meet a selection of animesh creators including Carrie Tatsu, Aki Shichiroji and scripter Medhue Simoni.

Vir Linden talks about animesh

Vir Linden talks about animesh

This is a really important (and exciting!) show –make sure you don’t miss it!

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Vir Linden talks about animesh

Vir Linden talks about animesh

In this episode of Designing Worlds we’re looking at a new development in Second Life – Animesh! It allows the animation of mesh objects that are separate from an avatar, but with many of the same characteristics.

The show goes live on Monday 11th March at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

And remember – the clocks have gone back in the United States – so for much of the world, the show will an hour earlier.

In the show, we ask what Animesh actually is, and Vir Linden, from Linden Lab, gives us an in-depth interview with detailed information about the whole animesh project, and answers creators’ questions. In addition, meet a selection of animesh creators including Carrie Tatsu, Aki Shichiroji and scripter Medhue Simoni.

You can see a trailer for tonight’s show here:

This is a really important (and exciting!) show – so so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

 

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Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this week’s Designing Worlds, we’re revisiting a popular show from the past, as we tour the Mainland by podcar to discover some hidden beauties.

The show is available on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/110869566 or SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/designing-worlds-dw-255-%e2%80%93-podcar-tours_0848d012c.html

Or watch it here!

You can also join the special Watch Party (at 2pm SLT on Monday 4th March) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Yavanna’s podcars will be familiar to those of you who’ve visited the Second Life Birthday events, and we’ve talked to her before about the tours she has created – but this time we’re going to be trying out some of her mainland tours for ourselves, with Yavanna as our expert guide!

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We actually try out three tours: the first taking us to Sansara Seas and Rivers, one of nine tours available from Yavanna’s podcar hub on the Sansara continent; a fascinating tour on the little-visited teen grid (where the podcar turns into a ski lift – and then grows a ski to take us back down the mountain!); and a trip round the islands of north western Maebaleia on the Southern Nautilus tour, one of two tours on the Maebaleia or Datori continent. And we also take a look at a fascinating railcar tour on the Heterocera continent!

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Yavanna is a keen proponent of the mainland and she shares with us some of the extraordinary creations you can see on her tours, and learn more about the work that not only residents have done, but also that Linden Lab has done – and continues to do – in making the mainland an unexpectedly fascinating – and often beautiful – place to visit. And to help you discover more, you’ll find maps at each starting location that will help you discover further tours to try.

Join us today – for a show that will really open your eyes to the extraordinary Mainland!

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Podcar Tours, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The tours featured on the show can be found here:

Sansara: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Durango/159/186/117
The erstwhile Youth Grid: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cascade/130/146/114
North Western Maebaleia on the Southern Nautilus tour: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Basilisk/9/158/22
Railcar tour on Heterocera: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Calleta/121/151/41

And here is a sneak preview of next week’s show on animesh …

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