Monday, November 30, 2009

Create World 2009

On Sunday Amanda and I ran a 4 hour workshop on 'An Introduction to making Machinima' at Griffith University, South bank Campus.

It was a part of the Create World 2009 Conference.

I really enjoyed it and it was great to see everyone create a little something. A couple of the participants even posted thier work to YouTube!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Things that shit me

This could potentially be a long post. But today I'll just limit it to one thing.

It shits me when people send me a message in Second Life saying "hi", or "hey", or "are you online?"

Usually I'm offline when I get one of these messages, so when I come online I reply with a "hi". At which point they seem to have no idea who I am or why I am saying hello to them.

Strangely, as I was writing this I got an IM from someone, "hi". "OMG FFS IS THIS FOR REAL?" was what i wrote, but then i deleted it and wrote "hi". I saw the chat history above and they had already said "hi" while i was offline, and i had said "hi" back while they were offline. perfect.

Anyway, it was a short conversation as the next line they came out with was "Have you got a money".

Monday, November 23, 2009

The class of '09

Well, sort of...

In this pic we have 9 avatars that we have created for the Southern Cross Universary. The basic purpose of these avatars is to role-play interviews.

By a conbination of clothing and hair choices along with an 'Animation Overrider' each avatar has it's own personality on display. Some are professional interviewers, some are less professional interviewees.

I was away for the weekend so so-far my input into this project has been to log all 9 avatars in at the same time for a photo opp at SCU's inworld campus. And my computer gave up after about 10 mins so we didn't get many photos. :s

We'll try again another time.