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The BuilderCam by Erlanger Design

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on May 19, 2009

The BuilderCam TourCam is a HUD that I designed to allow you to walk through Second Life and look in the direction you are walking or facing from the vantage point and at the exact same level as your avatar’s eyes.

The home in this video is displayed in Second Life on Architecture Island by Crescendo Design.  I recorded this video using a HUD that I designed called a BuilderCam TourCam. The idea of this camera is that it allows you to view in front of the avatar as you walk and still have the use of your mouse for any normal activity you would use your mouse for such as touching objects, opening doors or editing an object.

Other uses I have found for the BuilderCam TourCam include building. This HUD provides a convenient way to work without having your avatar get between you and your work. Flying is possible with this cam but not as fully functional as without it. The BuilderCam TourCam is really intended for walking and level-ground standing avatar use.

Slow walking can be achieved by holding the space bar down as you walk. Try it and see how you like the slow-motion feeling you get. You will need to let up on the space bar to go up stairs or any inclined surface.

Arrangements are being made to freely distribute this BuilderCam TourCam at Architecture Island.

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Octagon Building Tutorial – Why Double The Wall Width?

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on May 1, 2009

I knew this question would come up.  I just was not sure how best to explain the need for doubling the wall width when building the octagon walls.  Thanks to Ty Jaehun for the dialogue on this topic which helped me understand the simple explanation. I knew why, but I just did not know how to explain why.

Because this method of building the Octagon relies on the rotation of prims around the center (actually the centroid) of the prim and that rotation must be at a point found on the construction line of our building’s walls, the prim must fall on the construction line at it’s center;  so the wall edge is half the wall width away from the center of the prim and ultimately must be moved back to the construction line (center of prim).  I hate double-speak, so if there are any teachers/mathematicians out there who have a more concise way to explain this, let me know.  THANKS!

Doubling the words will never double the understanding. Ethos Erlanger

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Octagon Building Tutorial – Finally Complete

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on May 1, 2009

This tutorial is the first by Ethos Erlanger.  I hope this is is just the beginning and not simply a one-hit wonder.

Octagon Building Tutorial

The videos that preceded this final version are now gone from the YouTube site. I just hope I did not break any links to the older partially complete tutorial and disappoint anyone in the process.

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Why Is It Taking So Long…….? — Now I’m Done!!!

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on April 30, 2009

DONE!!! YAY!!!

I just finished the task of combining the video, music and finally the voiceover narration.  View this tutorial here.

It will be a minimum of 40 minutes to upload the video file to YouTube.  I do hope you enjoy it and send me feedback on my first ever completely original video tutorial. See all my video files on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/user/EthosErlanger

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I just added music to the Octagon Construction Tutorial.  This required me to add a short page to the credits at the end of the tutorial.  I am working on another large construction projects and must give it the attention it is due, so videos and blogs are a lower priority.  Regarding the voiceover description for my construction tutorial, I am learning my video tutorial skills with little tiny steps and feel confident the voice will be added soon. Stay tuned.

The video assembly tools are pretty simple to use. I am using Windows Movie Maker. Doing anything for the first time is slow for many people.  I respect those that venture into uncharted waters. I am a cautious explorer except when it come to building.

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Water Faucet – THE MOVIE

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on April 10, 2009

Well folks, I did it! The first ever Wide Screen HD video made by me in Second Life.

Water Faucet - THE MOVIE

Water Faucet - THE MOVIE

The next big challenge will be music or voice over or both.

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Working on Videos

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on April 10, 2009

Nothing to show this time.

Just more attempts to find the best way to capture, store, and process the video from Second Life to then upload to YouTube so that I can then link to them from this blogsite.

I am trying to do HD widescreen, but it is not working out yet.  I am sure it will come together soon.

I am also hoping that you will all be able to enjoy the HD videos that I am able to capture in SL.

You can see all of Ethos Erlanger’s YouTube Videos even if they are not yet linked to an individual post on this blog.  Or, you may copy/paste this URL into you browser:  http://www.youtube.com/user/EthosErlanger

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Hylee Bekkers’ work in Second Life

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on April 8, 2009

As you walk along the paths in Shakers Park , you pass the work of Hylee Bekkers. Some of this work is the uniquely lush greenery and trees. Other items are kinetic sculptures.  Near the entry to the park is Strange World 2 (the real one):

Strange World 2 (the real one)

Strange World 2 (the real one)

In the pond you will see Water Juggling Machine v2.

Water Juggling Machine 2

Water Juggling Machine 2

Please come into Second Life and visit Shakers Park to experience it for yourself some time.

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