[SLED] Slow Walk for Museums

Ygraine Caerndow ycaerndow at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 22:12:54 PST 2009

I think you have a good point. When I took a class on Teaching in Second
Life, several fellow students felt visually overwhelmed (and turned off) by
SL, and I think what you are describing is a part of that. I've learned to
expect it, but you do get whipped around pretty quickly. Now, I'm waiting
for Wii technology to animate my avatar instead of having to key all these
things in. Won't THAT be the day?

Laura Willson

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 6:37 PM, Ethos Erlanger
<Ethos.Erlanger at comcast.net>wrote:

>  Hello all,
> I have asked in a number of places and groups.  I will ask here because you
> may see this request though an educators eyes and rally around the cause.
> There is a need for a slow walk in Second Life.
> I have built a number of true-to-scale homes and feel that the rate at
> which an avatar moves through a house at 5mph is unrealistic. No discerning
> person tots through a museum at a pace that is intended to get them out the
> door in 3 minutes flat. This issue is critical to accurate 3D simulations
> which incorporate avatars.  Machinimatographers avoid the problem by
> shooting their subjects standing still and cut from scene to scene.  Or,
> they slow down the action in post-production.
> It is not just the ground speed that needs to be slowed down.  When an
> avatar turns to look at a painting on the wall and study it for a few
> moments, the turning rate is enough to give you whiplash.  Are there any
> clever scripters or ardent programmers in this group willing and able to
> apply their skills to this problem?  Would the educational community be
> willing and able to apply enough pressure to Linden Lab to slow down the
> walking speed in a full region upon request?  As background for this
> discussion topic, I want you to know that I am able to control the walking
> speed of avatars in my OpenSim region on my own computer.  This
> functionality is built into the server software, so I am confident that LL
> could implement this as an additional concierge service on an individual
> region.
> Please offer some feedback on this.  I posted this as a JIRA and it seems
> to get no interest or votes.  I hope I found the right audience here on this
> mailing list.  What do you think?
> Ethos Erlanger
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