Monday, July 14, 2014
It was another great weekend in London City. We celebrated the Rock n Rolls years with The Jersey Boys Concert, the opening of our newest club, Edge! and the deployment of the London City weather system.
Enjoy the video.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
We have developed what we believe to be Second Life's first completely immersive weather system here in London City.
Traditional weather systems rely on the use of particles which invariably remain as grey unrezzed blocks swamping the local area for up to a minute, sometimes even longer and lack the finesse that is available via modern specular mapping.
The London City Immersive Weather Experience is extremely low lag (far lower than any particle system) and uses a single multifaceted mesh prim to draw in the weather (be it rain or sunshine glistening on the pavement) in the wink of an eye, using photo realistic animated texturing, with support for the Advanced Lighting Model.
Seeing is believing so... You can check out this new system for yourself with scheduled showers lasting five minutes each at: 11.45am, 3.45pm, 7.45pm, 11.45pm (UK times) each day here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/87/230/24
As soon as we are completely happy with the performance of this new system, we will bring it to the Market Place. For now, you can experience it exclusively in London City.
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