Thursday, September 9, 2010

The First California Boy on Blue Mars


I wanted to show the very realistic look and movement of a Blue Mars avatar -- do I did this quick machinima of Roger walking in and out of the water. The look of the Tharsis Estates beach reminded me of Orange County California, so I set the video to a classic 60's tune, California Sun by Anette Funicello LOL. Don't  you just love the surfboard?

Note they typos and mistakes.  My video editing program crashed on me and I lost my edited clips in the middle of production, and I did not feel like redoing it. This could be more polished but I only had one hour to do this this morning. 



3 comments:

  1. It looks sooooo promising and I love the name Blue Mars but even in the video is appears choppy and laggy!
    I signed on there a year or so ago as Rhett Whybrow but I could barely move so I gave up!
    Would be nice if SL had those good graphics minus the lag!

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  2. It is not laggy at all. The video is choppy because it was done quickly, and I did not have time to spend on the breaks. I also am restricted by how many frames a second I can shoot.

    You do need a 512k graphics card at a minimum. A 256k card will hardly work, and a 512k is a minimum. It works just fine with my HP Pavilion 7 desktop running an ATI 4630. You can buy a laptop like this at Costco for about $900.00. But this is merely a new high-end mid range card. Blue Mars requires a higher end system than SL to be effective.

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  3. I made a blue mars account back in the day but I just crashed all the time and gave up after one day hehe.

    I find it a little bit eerie how they stare into the camera like that, the avatars. Do they always do that? I am more used to having a rear view of my avi I guess, so he is looking in the same direction as I am in RL unless I lock and swivel my camera to look from the front. I'm thinkin that contributes to the immersive feel of being in SL. Not sure how immersive BM is since I was only there for maybe like an hour minus crashing time XD

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