How To Be A Second Life Runway Model
Voshie Paine, manager of Crimson Shadow and a model for FACES, has an in-depth runway walking tutorial for would-be SL models on the blog of Rezzable (an NWN partner). Ms. Paine mentions a full tutorial takes two to three hours, but even walking the runway is a complex process, done with a heads-up display that looks about as complicated as a World of Warcraft HUD. (Anyone considered creating a supermodel MMORPG?) Roleplaying a Second Life model paradoxically seems far more complicated than doing the real thing. An 80's supermodel was once asked how she managed to stride up and down the runway so dramatically and with such sexy purpose. She shrugged and said something like, "I just pretend that I'm walking out of my apartment, realize I've forgotten something, and go back to my place to get it." And she didn't have to worry about crashing into invisible barriers built along the runway to prevent models plummeting into the audience during lag waves.