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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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Ezra

Now for a God of War or Shadow of the Colossus scripted combat system.

jjccc coronet (@JJcccART)

muted

Marianne McCann

Impressive.

I wish the movie showed more movement than it did, but cool anyway

Wizard Gynoid

maybe she will run into King Kong somewhere...

Softpaw Sommer

She hung out at Fantasy Faire a lot last week and is as nice as she is big.

Emerald Wynn

YESSSSS! I'll be first in line to buy one of those AVs!

Recka Wuyts

Will there be a SLand of Giants?

Kara Trapdoor

http://www.flickr.com/photos/karatrapdoor/6965741630/ I saw her at the Fantasy Faire too and people just stood around watching it was soo cool. She gave me permission to film and I put a little of it at the end of this vid if you want to see more. It was very fun to see. She was very nice.

Melissa Yeuxdoux

I will be close behind you in line, Emerald. :)

Metacam Oh

And a new Second Life species is born

Melissa Yeuxdoux

Why should they be forbidden? Perhaps the constraints on avatars made sense in the beginning, but the world is built up enough that I don't think there will be the sort of "avatar arms race" that LL initially feared; only the few who really truly wish to be giants or giantesses will do so. (BIGAVS and other giant avatar aids have been around for quite a while without SL being overrun by giants.)

I suspect that the issues of clothing for mesh avatars will cut down the numbers of giant avatars still further. Also, if mesh avatars are physical objects, so that as a giant you really won't be able to get through the door (unlike the avatar stretchers that use a bug in SL animation so that the avatar looks stretched out, but to the SL server is unchanged in height), that will still further ensure that people will think seriously before adopting such an avatar.

Deoridhe Quandry

She has a shorter, maybe 12 or 13 foot avatar she put on to dance with us a while as the Faire was closing. I have to admit, I'm terribly tempted to pick one up, too!

yoshiko Fazuku

Now if only i could get a Godzilla avatar for my Otaku Zone sim on Avination

Salazar Jack

Giants once roamed the regions of Cowell and Noyo years ago… http://snapZ.me/s/37297 – I’m glad to see they have returned.

chefkoch.resident

If you think that this avatar is big then you should have a look at my giant avatar which is 345meter (check out my blog, scroll down there) or look at my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bandolo_magnesi/7017369097/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bandolo_magnesi/7017366679/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bandolo_magnesi/7017371309/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bandolo_magnesi/7025362603/stats/

Greets Jeff Gogh

Silverfox Rainbow

i saw her at the fantasy faire she was usally at the tides sim, i was so impressed with it but it was so funny when i was exploring with a friend

me: 'giant woman!'

friend: 'where?' (walks into a pillar face first! trying to see)

Orca Flotta

It sure is funny.

And that's it, that's all. I can't see any sense or purpose behind giant avies. Can't walk thru doors, can't explore properly, can't use vehicles, look stupid and wrong wherever they are.

In my time in SL I shrunk from a 2.50 meters woman to a "dwarfish" 1.97 girl (still enormous if compared to RL). And it feels so much better being on the small side of things. I don't look like riding kiddie bikes and cars or sailing model boats anymore, I can move inside my house without running into walls, I can look other avies in the face when chatting, the world became bigger. All is good now.

Adeon Writer

That avatar is great, but wait a minute.

You can see mesh now? :D

John Branch

I can see that some commenters here are eager to have a giant avie, but I'm not. Abandoning the human scale would seem like a loss to me.

Uccello

@Marianne The avatar movement is pretty good, actually. It seemed very natural. I spoke with Ceri at the Fantasy Faire recently and snapped a few pix http://poultryreport.blogspot.com/2012/04/fantasy-faire-macro-avie.html

Melissa Yeuxdoux

Ms. Flotta and Mr. Branch: I understand your point of view; I even agree with it... part of the time. Most of the time, though, my theme song is by Billy Joel. "I don't know why I go to extremes..."

I make my avatar as tall, leggy, and busty as I can. I've been a Victorian bearded lady. I'm hoping that mesh avatars will let me have both an immense bosom and Mlle. Polaire's thirteen-inch waistline.

Melissa Yeuxdoux

Oops. Continuing.. SL is supposed to be "your world... your imagination". Of course I will honor sim, store, and landowners' wishes--I would never take up more than one seat or row in an SL auditorium or restaurant. But yes, at least part of the time, with permission, I'd love to be a few hundred feet tall. Or a very voluptuous fairy other times.

(Too bad the machinamist didn't use The Bobs' "My, I'm Large"...:))

Salazar Jack

Giants play an important role in the storytelling of worlds. Without them there would be no jack and the Beanstalk, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, Attack of the 40 Foot Woman or Gulliver’s Travels. I welcome their existence and look forward to the day when I might stumble upon a cake with the words, "Eat Me” written in frosting.

foneco zuzu

"Your Word, Your Imagination"
No matter how i disagree or not with using mesh viewers or with mesh in itself, Any has the right to be or look as they wish, it they behave accordingly to LL TOS and most important, to common sense!

Pussycat Catnap

I actually think this is really cool.

As one of those 'to-scale' folks, who is big on proportion / anatomy / and proper use of scale...

One reason to get normal avatars to their right scale is so that giant avatars, that are meant to convey the theme of being tall, can actually be giant. Proper use of scale is important for dramatic effect: so that a tiny creature appears tiny, and a giant one appears giant.

Likewise proper use of proportions is important: so that when you deform/distort, you do it for effect to achieve a certain reaction / impact in the observer.

Basic art-class / design-class lesson.

The funny thing about this avatar is that by being -NOT- based on the SL mesh, it is actually better proportioned than most SL women avatars. Note how long the arms are - that's how they are SUPPOSED to be.

Kudos on a job well done.

I do wonder how much distance is covered when walking - does it seem to walk very slowly due to still moving at the speed of a regular avatar, or is she using a speed booster to cover 'to scale' amounts of ground with a step?

Hamlet Au

"You can see mesh now? :D"

Dude, I had to stand there for like 15 minutes getting this girl to fully display. And even then I got all the fancy ass features turned down. I couldn't to show the big shadow she cast!

Adeon Writer

I know you think it's a ridiculous concept, and unnecessary, and I agree, but you really need to let one of these eggheads fix your install some weekend. It's worth it in the long run.

Aliasi Stonebender

I'm also one of the giant avatar users. I don't go to such extremes (not because I *can't*, just that I stick to a 2x to 6x scale for practical purposes - I have larger ones in inventory) but for people asking why... why make petites? Why make furries? Why, in fact, make anything?

It's SL, people do stuff. Deal with it. :)

BaadKitteh

Not only is she not necessarily the tallest, she's far from the first to do this; a couple of ladies in my flickr group have been running around in "giant" mesh avis for a month or more now.

acehomey

This opens the door for favorite fictional giants to roam around SL. I'm already picturing japanese monster battles -- Godzilla! Ultraman! :D

Winter Jefferson

REally pretty 200 foot tall woman? Someone get me a bunch of roses, a Barry White CD and a cherrypicker. STAT.

Dave Bell

The usual AVs I run are what could be called film-star heroic, people who would be taller than average in the real world, but not gigantic. And there is a tendency for people to go for really tall AVs to get supermodel proportions.

This is something completely different.

I could see a character of this sort appearing in an SL version of the story of Jason and the Argonauts. Talos, throwing boulders at the Argo.

chefkoch.resident

I found some older clips on my Harddisk and compiled a fast raw cut clip with it:

The biggest mesh avatar of secondlife - 345meter Giant Colossus HD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je2iqYgiMf0

Its the smallest one of my giant avatars.
Greets Jeff Gogh.

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