[SLED] Slow Walk for Museums

Budd n7eoj at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 18 05:49:13 PST 2009

Happy Holidays Ethos:
Good idea.  
If you don't receive any useful responses, my flippant
response would be to offer some slurls in my neighborhood where walking speed ranges from 0 to -5 mph.  Put your museum there and the visitors may never leave the museum.  ;-)

Budd <Josain Zsun>

--- On Thu, 12/17/09, educators-request at lists.secondlife.com <educators-request at lists.secondlife.com> wrote:

> Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 20:37:03 -0600
> From: "Ethos Erlanger" <Ethos.Erlanger at comcast.net>
> Subject: [SLED] Slow Walk for Museums
> To: <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
> 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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