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  1. Chic Aeon

    Sansar hits Steam. Will Secondlife be next?

    So what exactly is your understanding of "on the fly editing"? I can think of so many options and the folks at the meeting seemed to already know LOL.
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    Sansar hits Steam. Will Secondlife be next?

    I thought you meant VR gear. Sansar DOES need a more robust machine than SL overall but there are now choices in quality of graphics -- just like SL. So that isn't as important as it once was. You also need a fairly fast connect, but a few of the creators -- from Europe -- are on 1.5 MBPS connections and aside for WAITNG (which they must have to do a lot) it works for them. There are minimum requirements listed on the website.
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    About the LAQ Christmas "gift"

    Well the announcement on teleporthub DID SAY HEAD as I quoted. One for gals, one for guys. The free items that I have seen just have one skin tone. SOMETIMES appliers work (like the head last year). Appliers don't work on full avatars (at least the ones I have tested).
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    About the LAQ Christmas "gift"

    Was on the teleporthub Advent list. Creators all put their info in there from a form. There are also advent gifts starting on the 12th I think. Last year also. So "should" be official. Here is LAST YEAR'S
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    About the LAQ Christmas "gift"

    Last year altamura had a really nice head for free. I got one for my alt. This year there is a similar gift -- beyond the announcement that's all I know. I know nothing about LAQ heads. I do know that they put you on their mailing list, refuse to take you off, and change the mailer each time so you cannot block. Actually I MAY be off the list now as I did an AR on them and haven't seen anything late. BUT it was over a year trying to get off with notecards. So they are not on my "do business with" list :D.
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    Sansar hits Steam. Will Secondlife be next?

    You don't need any equipment. I have none. You can do MOST (not all) things on a regular -- fairly hefty -- computer).
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    Sansar hits Steam. Will Secondlife be next?

    Sansar IS a platform not a world. But within that platform there are experiences and many of those are GAMES that appeal to STEAM folks. It is possible that in the future individual games made on the Sansar Platform could be on steam with a cost to play (that has always been the plan -- letting people monetize their games). Right now there are no games (that I know of as I don't play) that are robust enough to go out on their own. So in effect, Sansar at present is a gateway to a mini-game collection == if you want to look at it like that.
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    Sansar hits Steam. Will Secondlife be next?

    The workflow isn't all that different from SL -- if you are making mesh objects. Creat the model in Blender, bake textures if you do that, import the object WHILE INWORLD with textures or naked as you prefer, place the object in the scene (or rez in SL) and move around as you like. You can scale, retexture, tint, animate textures, add maps such as normal and similar things. You can "redo" an object that has been rezzed, add scripts and take a copy back into inventory. All this is done INWORLD, but in edit mode -- pretty much the same as it would be if you were working in a private sim with no visitors allowed. You FEEL LIKE you are inworld. None of that is done in your 3D ap. You can still IM with folks in other experiences while building. You CANNOT chat with them face to face yet but that is coming --- the ability to work together at the same time on a project. On the fly editing is coming soon according to Ebbe. This announced last week. I am not sure what that is but lots of folks seemed thrilled. There are no inworld building tools and there may never be. THAT is different. The rest is very similar. You can upload custom avatars but they currently must conform to the default skeleton. You cannot upload clothing and accessories for custom avatars (that looks like a long way off at the moment).
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    Sansar hits Steam. Will Secondlife be next?

    I completely disagree. I have been over there CREATING almost every day. Some were items I made long ago and redid. Others were original to Sansar. I have learned a ton there and Sansar is filled with very creative people. Who do you think makes all those experiences? These are experiences made TOTALLY BY ME. I have others that are not published yet. https://atlas.sansar.com/experiences/chicaeon I am getting a bit peeved about all the comments from people who obviously know nothing about the platform. Get a life or be quiet. Geez.
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    Sansar hits Steam. Will Secondlife be next?

    There are MANY game experiences in Sansar. So games within the PLATFORM, definitely. There are places that are NOT games too, like mine. Some of the STEAM folks are having a great time with the games. You might want to try it sometime.
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    Sansar hits Steam. Will Secondlife be next?

    From what I know and Discord I would say more like 12. The AVERAGE daily concurrency was never at 50 before. That was more like the max (of people IN PUBLIC experiences). In the middle of the night there were like THREE LOL. While they do have their own roadmap, they very much listen to the folks (in general). The big stumbling block these days is that we cannot convince them that AVATARS actually matter. That may not change. Lots of new possibilities each month though so that is a good thing. There are some building tutorials by Elliot. Some info tutorials by Medhue. The DISCORD group is quite helpful. I was having trouble getting an animation in and got help today. Not sure if that solved the problem, but I have learned a lot there. Callum, do you actually GO TO SANSAR anymore? Or are you just commenting from past experiences. I never see you on DISCORD.
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    Sansar hits Steam. Will Secondlife be next?

    Yes that is absolutely TRUE and since a lot of folks there are busy building unless there is an "event" only The Lab counts us :D. Well whatever happens to concurrency, the experiment was a success in many ways as it has already accomplished several testing goals. That's really all I am saying.
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    Sansar hits Steam. Will Secondlife be next?

    Thursday is Product Meeting day. There are always a lot of folks on Thursdays depending on the day. I was at the meeting (or a second or third occurance of it) and there were about 75 people then "showing". There were likely plenty of folks watching the meeting stream (you don't need to be logged in for that). Steam stats said 75 people the first day joining JUST from STEAM. They don't count those of us that log in through the traditional methods. Also those in Lookbook and in building in edit mode don't show up. But while there are MANY ways to look at concurrency and count, there are definitely way more folks inworld. And sales are up for a fair amount of people too. Some varying statistics: https://ryanschultz.com/2018/12/06/lets-talk-stats-the-various-sansar-user-statistics-now-available-and-why-they-differ-from-each-other/
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    Sansar hits Steam. Will Secondlife be next?

    As I said probably somewhere else, according to info from the meeting following the STEAM announcement, the point of joining STEAM now wasn't about numbers as in citizenry, it was about TESTING with more people (this official comment). That seems to be going well and The Lab seems quite happy. Honestly, aside from the reported trolls it has all worked better than many folks expected. Some of the new folk have made "homes" (quickly for sure but still a good step), most have styled their avatars and some are creating for the STORE, so all in all I think it can be called a success. STEAM folks (like many forum folks) really just like to B**CH. They can't possibly say anything positive about anything. Not all of course, but plenty. So the negative reviews were expected. Many of those negative reviews are just dumb with no reasoning. Legitimate negativity counts, but the ones that are very off-topic --- not so much. Soon there will be an official onboarding process aimed at the STEAM folks (and likely others that just wander in but I am not clear on that). But there are certainly people taking part and not just coming in for ten minutes and leaving. All good. Concurrency was up by 400% last time someone posted. So I guess it is just how you look at it.
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    Making House Siding-blender

    That works well if everyone can see that normal map :D AND you have control of the lighting ^^. Both are true in Sansar but not here. Hence I almost always use normal maps in Sansar and almost never here. They can either not work at all for some folks OR they can be so over the top depending on the the Windlight setting that your build gets very VERY ugly :D. IF, however what you are building is just for you AND you opt into EEP --- then that would seem a more viable choice. Also, when you look at the cladding from an angle it is very obvious whether it is "real" or "faked". So as long as you keep all that in mind and TEST TEST TEST, the actual siding works fine. The land impact in my photo above --- complete house with deck, ladder, fireplace doors et al -- is 86 with extremely good LODs.
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