Oct 30 2008
One thing about these tiny builds is that they’re easy to see from one end to the other, so why not make a video of these miniature builds in Second Life? I offer this for the amusement of Geospatial Information Service (or Geographic Information Systems if you prefer) folks who may be introducing themselves to immersive 3D. International GIS Day will be here in a couple of weeks, so I’m posting this now.
I’ve also challenged myself to improve my video production standards. Who knows, maybe more than 1300 people will view it if I make it more fun to watch with a bit of editing and title-based metadata? Nothing deep is intended with the score, it just caught my attention as matching the length of the machinima rushes tonight.
I’ve tried to improve the video with some titles to explain what’s being seen at the Level 1 (bare earth with draped ortho) 1:42-scale build, Level 2 (first-return reflective LiDAR gridded surface with draped ortho) 1:16-scale build, and Level 3 (full immersive 3D vector features in Second Life primitives with real world textures) 1:3-scale build.
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