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I heard sl might be going all mesh. is this true or just a rumor?


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R u m o r...........Sheese

SecondLife [sL1] is what it is [full of avatars, system layers, prims, sculpties, flexies, rigged-mesh, weirdness, etc.all made of mesh objects as Rolig correctly reminds us] and shall continue to be for many years to come replete with incremental changes for the foreseeable future..

Now SL2 - That's a horse of a different color.

While your account credentials are suppose to be transferable, not much else is known about what [if any] inventory can transfer into the new platform.

The new Virtual Platform named Project Sansar has a whole series of threads and posts regarding its current development. The final product is nowhere near ready. Early Beta Invitees will be commenting soon.  Check back in 2016....

http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/second-life-maker-linden-lab-wants-to-build-the-wordpress-of-virtual-reality-1201546110/

http://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco/2015/06/25/second-life-creator-linden-lab-prepares-to-test-parallel-vr-universe/

https://joyardley.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/variety-writes-about-project-sansar/

http://blog.nalates.net/2015/06/26/project-sansar-update/

http://www.lindenlab.com/careers

 

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R u m o r...........Sheese

SecondLife [sL1] is what it is [full of avatars, system layers, prims, sculpties, flexies, rigged-mesh, weirdness, etc.all made of mesh objects as Rolig correctly reminds us] and shall continue to be for many years to come replete with incremental changes for the foreseeable future..

Now SL2 - That's a horse of a different color.

While your account credentials are suppose to be transferable, not much else is known about what [if any] inventory can transfer into the new platform.

The new Virtual Platform named Project Sansar has a whole series of threads and posts regarding its current development. The final product is nowhere near ready. Early Beta Invitees will be commenting soon.  Check back in 2016....

http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/second-life-maker-linden-lab-wants-to-build-the-wordpress-of-virtual-reality-1201546110/

http://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco/2015/06/25/second-life-creator-linden-lab-prepares-to-test-parallel-vr-universe/

https://joyardley.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/variety-writes-about-project-sansar/

http://blog.nalates.net/2015/06/26/project-sansar-update/

http://www.lindenlab.com/careers

 

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Well, that's more than a little misleading.  First of all, SL has always been all mesh.  Everything -- "normal" prims, our avatars, the land we walk on -- is mesh and always has been.  What's changed in the last few years is that we can import creations that we have made outside SL with professional 3D modeling programs.  We don't need to build things with just the basic prim building blocks that we have in our viewer's toolbox any more. SL has moved from using Lego-style mesh blocks to letting us make our own blocks. Not only does that free creators to make much fancier things, they are also more efficient.  So, yes, SL is becoming more "meshy" in the sense that we have more flexible options for making stuff, but no, we're not using a different material.

Now, get rid of the current platform?  No, that's not the plan.  The new platform, Sansara, will not be Second Life version 2.  It's supposed to be a new world with many similarities to SL, but really a new world.  It's unlikely that we'll be able to transfer much inventory from SL to Sansara, because the rules of how things get put together are likely to be very different.  New world, new scripting language, new inventory system, new permissions rules,.....  Meanwhile, those of us who want to stay in SL will be able to do just that. Or we can do both, the way some people spend time in SL, IMVU, Minecraft, WoW, and a half dozen other worlds now.  Opening up a new world doesn't mean scrapping the old one.  There's always the possibility a few years down the road that SL will be less popular and not economically viable, but that's not the way things look now.  Linden  Lab has said that they have no plans to scrap LL.

The way to keep track of what's going on is to read the Linden Lab blogs, and a few others like Inara Pey's and Nalates Urriah's, which pay close attention to what's going on and offer clean, fact-filled commentary.

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