February 25, 2011
CyberSlide is an information management tool created for a Language Technology Specialist needing an efficient way to organize and share information. Just in time for those preparing for the Virtual Worlds – Best Practices in Education Conference.
The copyable version can be found on the Marketplace HERE
and the transferable version HERE
The =I= CyberSlide meets the challenge of virtual information display and public distribution combining slideshow capabilities with the option to dispense unique items keyed to individual images using only a single prim. Our SmartArt technology pre-loads images with Mono optimised scripting which translates to low-lag sharp transitions.
Display can be set to scroll automatically at the owner’s determined pace or advanced (or reversed) manually. Items to be dispensed per image can be a notecard, landmark, object or image. Administration of contents can be shared or set to Owner Only. Size and shape are modifiable to suit for public (or private) display.
Example use cases:
- permanent public display
- specialized presentation
- personal inventory management
- public information dispenser
February 23, 2011
Photos from one of our current OpenSim projects (a medieval village) and reflections on a “typical” day in the metaverse.
We love experiencing and recreating history in the metaverse. Last year at this time we had been hired to re-create Belle Epoque Paris in Second Life. Since then we’ve continued to explore and develop other virtual 3D platforms, re-vamped our website and cautiously waded into the live streams of Facebook and Twitter. Ironically, in embracing OpenSim we have found ourselves more social then when just in SL. For us, the only constant is change.
Today was a perfect example. Checking our shared To Do list. Exporting more of our elements from SL. Creating new items in Cinema4D and Photoshop. Looking in on network streams. Actually remembering to attend a meeting (the HyperGrid Adventurers Club visiting Mal Burns Estates on ReactionGrid. We still want to leave you a gift of smiles, Mal – we’ll be back!) A tussle with a borked Viewer. A fencing duel with a robot. (The En Garde piste at our SL headquarters is our virtual water cooler.) Then back to OS to forge new items on our newly minted anvil. Yes – doing an historical build in OS is more challenging than in SL – as is maintaining our own grid but at the end of the day – there is satisfaction.
(If you missed our Paris build, some of our public machinimas of that can be found HERE and HERE and photographs HERE )
February 18, 2011
A New Release
This week…we stayed home and got our latest product ready for an official release: the =I= SmartArt Lite. As its name says, it’s a lightweight model of our SmartArt Slideshow Picture Frame, a single prim in a slimly elegant black frame, with the following popular features of the full-version SmartArt.
- easily add by sliding images from inventory onto the face of frame (owner-only or anyone)
- cycle through pictures at a rate you set, or no cycling at all
- pre-cached pictures = no in-between blur!
- snap transitions or fade to black in between pictures
- optional full bright backlight
You can see the =I= SmartArt Lite at =IcaruS= HQ in Second Life or find it on the Second Life Marketplace.
Oh, And Don’t Forget…
Our 50% off sale is still going at =IcaruS= HQ. We’ve marked down many of our products in the showroom, including our popular couples watch sets, through the end of February. These prices are ONLY available in our showroom. Don’t miss it!
Next week…wanderlust/early spring fever overtakes us again, the Metaverse beckons…