Average: 0Okay, sometimes we just need to share the love. I met a student named Nadia Aly at the GNWC in Vancouver a few weeks ago. She is working on her masters in digital media. She was half of the duo that brought us Second Life "How to get Started" and the blended reality piece. She was…
"Crossing" - an animated piece nominated for a Webby Award
Average: 0I sat down with McKane Lee from the Masters of Digital Media program at the Great Northern Way Campus and he gave us a quick lesson on rendering using a short film he and his team produced titled "Crossing". "Crossing", a film and animation piece produced by MDM students (in the…
Rendering - What exactly is it?
Average: 0Rendering is the process of generating an image from a model, by means of computer programs. The model is a description of three dimensional objects in a strictly defined language or data structure. It can contain geometry, viewpoint, texture, lighting, and shading information. The image is a…
Second Life - How to get started
Average: 0As most of you know Second Life is an online virtual 3D world that anybody can join. It's even got its own CSI: NY Flickr group, you can hang on the Titanic and of course buy and sell your Linden dollars. But that's just the beginning. When I was at the Great Northern Way Campus in Vancouver…
Blended Reality: A look at bringing Second Life into Real Life
Average: 0What's it like to share a real-life stage with your Second Life avatar? We've seen the use of a green screen in real life for quite some time now. Newscaster pretends to be stuck in the middle of a Hurricane. Star Wars and a fight to the death with light sabers. As technology has progressed so…
SOCIAL NETWORKING PHENOMENOM
Average: 0Business Tuesday session I'd attended this week in Prague focused on the social networking phenomenom. LinkedIn, Facebook and XING seemed to be most popular among the audience. Most controversial topic was Second Life. Presentation about this unique virtual world was shown by a mayor of the Czech…
Second life is hiring, who wants a job?
Average: 0Okay party people. Everybody is always asking me "How do I get a job in the video game industry"? Well, I have not always been completely sure how to answer that question so at GDC this year I noticed that Linden Labs was hiring. I dragged my camera over to their booth and sat down with…
Reuters opens Virtual News Bureau in "Second Life"
Average: 0Advertising in video games has been around for a while now and we've all sort of been sitting back to see how far it will actually go. It's going to go as far as it does in reality. Toyota and Sony BMG already have advertising in Second Life. If game companies can make extra cash through…