Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Beautiful Interactive dio Room Built with SL Sim Screenshots

I had a feeling we'd see dio rooms like this soon, but this came up even faster than I expected: an interactive experience created with Second Life screenshots, aptly called A Second Life:

Dio Second Life room

Created by SL blogger Inara Pey, it's a network of over a dozen connected screenshots built around and describing the features of a single sim. Linden Lab CEO Rod Humble ("Wow this is great!"), among many others have already posted accolades in the room's comment thread. (And I love that dio rooms have comment threads running along the side.) This is just one of many SL-themed dio rooms to pop up since the platform launched a couple days ago, by the way, but it seems to be the most detailed and interactive by far. (Most the rest are pretty much placeholders.) Next step (and someone tell me if they're doing this now): A Myst-like game made in dio, using Second Life content. That could seriously rock, don't you think?

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CronoCloud Creeggan

Yeah it's a great interactive way to show off a region outside of SL without the technical hurdles of figuring out a machinima.

And I see I'm not the only one who thought of SL-based Insta-Myst. Which, I agree, would be interesting.

Masami Kuramoto

Explore Second Life through dio, Linden Lab's new web-based, mobile-friendly viewer! If you flip through the still images fast enough, you even get comparable frame rates!

ZZ Bottom

Lol Masami:)
But luckly neb is already testing the bullets phisics, cause its obvjious the Lab is leaving Sl (Just see Niran's blog to understand how can they undermine any usefull product that ones tries to do for Sl!)

Inara Pey

Thanks for the hat-tip, Hamlet.

The SL place was more a test than anythin; it had various other bits I've removed for now as they were just playing with the tools, and so only lasted about a minute each ...

However, dio does have plenty of scope for promoting SL and other venues very well, and I'll be re-working the "gallery" sometime soon to make it a little more interactive. In the meantime, I'll be opening-up a more complete dio place utilising grid images as a focused interactive tour.

Samantha Atkins

I am really not getting it. This stuff was old school in the early days of the Mac using Hypercard. Actually hypercard allowed hotspots to run arbitrary script actions clicking anywhere you liked on any image. So it was much more advanced than this.

What are you guys seeing that makes this cool exactly?

elizabeth (16)

@Samantha

is bc is oldschool. that the attraction. for oldschool themselfs and for newschool that only read about oldschool in books

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