Sunday, November 30, 2014


December is a busy month for me with three or more (oh my) fashion posts going up each day plus other blogging. That doesn't mean I have forgotten about MOSP, just that you are going to get recycled "fashion blog" photos with your run down of what's new :D.

Top photo: lots of new additions to the retro house in the full sim city.

New bedroom furnishing in the steampunk skybox.  I have my eye on some soon to be released items to accompany these period pieces, so some revamping there soon.

This really gorgeous fountain is now in SAGE; find a rustic bench not far away.

Other additions include a very pretty back in time vanity in the Spring Romance Villa (off the bedroom with the black satin sheeted bed) as well as decor additions in the sound stages. And the Medieval market got an additions with more vendor stalls.

Oh and don't miss the super cute miniature village at the landing point. Great for close ups.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Snow Days

The changes have begun in SNOW! It's that time of year when many of us are wishing for white holiday weather -- virtual is best; no shoveling.

The Christmas tree lot will be in the pale outdoor landscape this year.  This homey outdoor picnic table makes great scene.

An outdoor snowy bench now greets visitors at the SNOW landing point.

And there are even some new critters wandering the hills.

Come visit.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Making Your Own Theater

Have you even wanted to make your own movie theater?  Maybe even a home version just for some friends?

First you need a screen -- well of course!  A simple flattened prim will do or something more complex with an invisible prim as the actual screen. It is fairly easy to find instructions for getting media on a prim; the tough part -- for me anyway -- was figuring out how to get rid of YouTube's "next related video" insistence. Most of those films were SO not related.  That's definitely not an elegant way to present your work.

After a lot of experimentation and searching, logic won out and I discovered the method by myself. So of course I wanted to share. It's easy when you know the steps.

First you need to make a playlist or add the videos you want to an existing one. See this page for step by step instructions.

You can't just link to your playlist URL to your screen; I tried that and simply got a static webpage with a bunch of thumbnails. You have to be a little tricky.

From your CHANNEL page click on the "View as public" choice (top right). The page will change and you will no longer see your page as a manager. This is important!

Once you see your channel as the general public does, click on Playlists in the menu.

From the playlists choices pick the one you want to be in your theater, then click to start watching the films in that list.

The URL in the location bar at the top of the screen is what you have been after all along. Copy the whole thing!

Back in world paste that URL into the "Home Page" area in the Media Settings - General tab. You will need to adjust the height and width of the webpage to fit nicely on your screen. My sizes should be a good starting point. Don't forget the offsets *wink*.

I turned off all user options in Customize so there is no chance of the viewers clicking on something and taking the screen off to some unassociated content. All eight films in my playlist play in order and then loop back to the beginning.

Now I don't actually expect someone to watch all eight films, but just knowing it works makes me happy.

The theater isn't in Second Life, it is in OpenSim on a grid I have there.

MID DECEMBER NOTE:    Current hypergrid address -- end of Dec 2014 is:

In your viewer, open your Map (CTRL-M) and paste the above into the search field while on any other hypergrid-enabled grid. 

 This will take you to the default location on the ground. I put a teleporter there to get to the city and the theater.  

If someone is reading this in 2015, then see if you can make your way to the Great Canadian Grid. From there find Parkville. And good luck. The hypergrid IS the new frontier! 

You will find that the ground level looks very much like the Peaceful Valley you know from LEA7. Well, similar anyway with only things I have made!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New in SOIL

There have been some major changes in the medieval areas of SOIL. With the addition of a blacksmith's shop the village setting is much more believable. The mystical alchemist's abode moved over to the church area and works much better there.

That's the brief report of the morn.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

New in October

In the Bayou Shack at ground level -- new (well OLD) appliances. I have wanted a stove like this forever and now we have it. Woot!  Get on your vintage gear and head on over.

Things are changing up in SNOW. The New Mexico house is now gone and in its place -- for awhile anyway -- a wood tub with lots of steam. It will get you warm after some adventures in the cold white stuff.

Also new in SNOW, the interior of the Holiday House is being redone. Primmy things are disappearing to be replace by new and more svelte on the land impact scale items. So be sure and keep that in mind as we move into the festive season.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

How Smart Are You?

View past years entries of MACHINIMUWA in the screening room

Want to earn some money and have fun in the process? Need a little inspiration or some filming tips?

The UWA Audience Participation contest for MACHINIMUWA has just been announced. This year you have FIVE chances to win.  Since there are less entries than in other years ... Well you do the math *wink*.

Read all about the contest here.

Remember you can view a big collection of machinima in the screening room at LEA7. Bring a friend or two; there are plenty of chairs available.