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365 days of SL, day 149

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Aug. 10th, 2012 | 08:42 pm

365 days of SL, day 149:


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I rather like unusual perspectives in screenshots. :) There's already been the tilted horizon seen on day 90; but the above, an upside down view of (part of) my stateroom at BG, is much more unusual.

How did it come about? Well, it just so happens that someone at BG recently gave me a thing called a ray-casting walker; in essence, a tool that allows you to walk on any surface you wish and stick to everything, much like (say) a gecko would.


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It's quite fascinating, and a lot of fun. And the script that powers this thing is surprisingly simple, too; all in all, it clocks in at less than 300 lines of code. Taking a look at how it works is fascinating, and it's actually very understandable, too.

The guy who made this happen is Adeon Writer, BTW. The gadget used to be available here; it doesn't seem to be anymore, but feel free to ask me for a copy when you see me online (it's full perm and, as the author notes, in the public domain).

If you're not on SL, BTW, you can see it in action here (and check out his rather nice-looking home as well ^^):

I highly recommend giving it a try. You can even jump! :)


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Location: Black Gazza (my stateroom)

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Moth

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from: moth_wingthane
date: Aug. 10th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
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These make my head spin!

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 10th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah, same for me — especially the first one! :)

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Quentin

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from: quentinwolf
date: Aug. 11th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
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That's too cool, ^^ Would you mind sending it to me whenever you have a chance? :)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 11th, 2012 12:33 pm (UTC)
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Consider it done. :)

Quick tip for using it — after you've rezzed it and sat on it, edit the script it contains and adjust the Z_MODIFIER variable for your avatar's height so that your feet will actually be on the ground.

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Quentin

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from: quentinwolf
date: Aug. 11th, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
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Sweet, ^^ Much appreciated for being so quick! Off to go get dressed and head to work now xD I'll try it out when I get home.

Thanks again! ^^

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 11th, 2012 12:47 pm (UTC)
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You're welcome. :) Have fun with it!

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