Well, there’s been a lot of blog activity on the demise of Second Life and many of the recent posts have received the same reply from me… namely, if you don’t get good service from your service provider then change provider.
This, in the same week when I tweeted ..”It’s a great feeling when, halfway thro a build you check to see how many prims you have left and the answer is 39,263. I love #InWorldz .”
My frustration with SL ended many months ago when I decided to accept the fact that Linden Lab was gonna watch Second Life wilt.
Now, no-one, not even LL can change the usefulness of virtual worlds to the designer and I thought you might like to see what a days work in InWorldz helped me out with this week.
This design sketch for the front of a client’s house. In fact, if needed it would be possible to make a few alternative shots because this garden is built in my workshop at InWorldz and just photographed and then rendered in black and white to save printer ink. Obviously it’s a sketch and not any finished image reproduced here, as I said, to show one use of VWs.
I would struggle to get the perspective right trying to Photoshop these pyramid Yews with their pots onto a photo…. and we can try different pots and topiary shapes pretty simply now that the garden exists in Iwz.
So.. although it may seem like the sky is falling in on Second Life, the future for Virtual Worlds looks very rosy to me.
The king is dead, long live the king.