Theme for a world


#1

Theme for a world

Does High Fidelity need a theme, for the initial phase?

Maybe we should chat about that brainstorm ideas so if we
want to build things to furnish the world with we kinda can use something as a reference
point for colour and design.

As always I was thinking about this.

If were building in mesh we can all build pretty much
anything and colour it any way. Realistic or cartoony

Over the weekend I built a little space platform thing which
is floating around in the sandbox. That’s based on Duck Dodgers in the 24½th
Century

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqAUiUDyFlY

I know @loki loves his Steam punk if you ever visited Babbage
in Second life then you can see the power of a unifying theme.

Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, Fritz land metropolis,
Geiger.

Good idea bad idea discuss…


#2

im not all steampunk hehe, once i fulfil my avatar dreams in HyFy i hope to build my own stacked Campers like in ready player one filled with 80’s stuff. Personally though i currently find it hard to anchor any scale or boundaries of the world. It feels like the infinity room from hitch bickers guide to the galaxy where they build planets.


#3

Slartibartfast :smiley: .I just think if someone could point to a picture and say that kinda thing. then Id have a direction to follow.


#4

i wonder if you could create an avatar with two heads Faceshifted to two different people


#5

I’m personally here for the voxels.

Building with them in more detail will tell us more about what they need. When I first logged in (on the mac build), I made a cube, then cut a crude doorway, then further refined it into an archway. Since I started using the PC build, I have not been able to see anything I’ve build with sufficient detail to edit it.

I feel very lucky to have a plot assigned to me to build whatever I want on “The Strip”, however my creativity there has ground to a halt for the following reasons.

  1. I can’t see what I’m doing, even after adjusting the LOD tools
  2. I can’t see what others are doing.
  3. While laying down voxels, there is long delay after cutting a larger voxel.
  4. After deleting a voxels it can “spring back” and need to be deleted several times.
  5. I don’t have a way to select my creation and save it. Though if there is a script that is supposed to do that, I’ve not been able to get it to work.
  6. There is no permission rules and I can easily step on someone else’s work or have someone step on mine.

Due to these factors, I’ve only continued making things with scripts where I don’t have to see them as I create them, and can re-create them if they get erased.

More than a general theme, I think we need weekly themed group builds in sandbox so that we can see these tools being used in a group.


#6

That is really good idea. There’s other talk around the forum of having an Alphas alpha meeting more on European time. perhaps the things can be combined.


#7

ok imma throw up some themes to colour the place up a bit.

my lava lamp was invaded by ufo’s

my magical unicorn sneezed and this is what I found


#8

So here’s my build on this… I think what we lack in world at the moment is a real sense of community. hf can seema lonely, empty and intimidating place attimes. Perhaps what we need is a central hang out - so what about we make a site for a themed build (change weekly?) and then that becomes the place to hang out and chat and discuss whats going on? Thoughts welcome… :slight_smile:


#9

That should be the place u appear when u type in sandbox, cos that’s where everyone arrives.and the sandbox is there to be destroyed*

*as alphas were here to discover what breaks it so it can be fixed.


#10

I think we need to come up with some “Events”. Something silly and collaborative, in the sandbox to be safe.
How about a temporary group build with a theme?

Maybe a week-long tribute to Susan Kare?


#11

Googles her, likes the plan :slight_smile:


#12

well, lets do it then :smile:
https://alphas.highfidelity.io/t/unofficial-in-world-event-susan-kare-voxel-contest-may-20-26th/392