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Gallery: A Zeppelin over SL

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Gallery: Stereographs v1.0

 

Linden Endowment for the Arts, or LEA™

“Linden Endowment for the Arts has granted RJ Kikuchiyo a 3-month residency in LEA2, where an “Open Studio” retrospective of work from 2006-2016 will be open to the public.
Also on site is the Bauhaus Museum and collected works by Steadman Kondor, of 1920s Berlin”
Visit the virtual reality location here
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/119/123/26

Linden Labs™, the makers of Second Life™, have recently awarded RJ Kikuchiyo a sim for 3 months as part of the Linden Endowment for the Arts program. I’ll be using this space as an ‘open studio’ kind of environment, accessing my inventory to exhibit virtual model environments from previous projects.  I’m still sorting out what to do with the ground level, arranging a virtual city of lighthouses as a starting point. More to come and updates soon!

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YouTube Channel Updates

Just messing with an abstract idea, posted this pic to the top of the Kiku/Seabreeze YouTube Channel.

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Gallery: Graf Zeppelin SL Barn

Every Zeppelin needs a cozy space to get out of the elements and maintain the Airship.  This Barn is based on the original Lake Constance Facility seen in the research.  The overall plan is 192x256m, but the barn takes up only 64x256m on an SL sim, that’s about one quarter of the sim.  There’s room for more, but as we are winding down the construction of the Graf at Scale, the rest of the updates here will focus on the specific areas being updated from the medium scale.  This construct started with plan-scale, then to 1:5 avatar scale, and finally 1:1 scale, where the details really come out.  Thanks for riding along and now enjoy the view! Sorry about the scratches in the lens ;-P

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Gallery: Graf Zeppelin Photograph and Film Research

Not OCD.. Not OCD.. Not OCD.. Research is like that. I don’t mind soaking up history, and re-purposing build material like these plans. Even better, in the virtual world, materials are cheaper! 500,000 Cow intestines for one Airship of this type. I’m glad you can’t smell the internet!

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Gallery: Ernestina-Morrisey Project in SL Winter 2015-2016

 

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These lovely shots show a Mesh model version of the Virtual Schooner Ernestina out of Massachusetts paying a visit to Slapdoogle Park in SL.  You can visit her now during the 2015 winter layup here in Second Life. (more…)

Gallery: SL Graf Zeppelin Avatar Scale Airship

In a virtual world, sometimes you reach over the clouds, and a peaceful place can be found in the sky, for work or pleasure.  This accurate scale version of the Graf Zeppelin, allows you to walk through a full-size zeppelin in realtime. This gigantic floating cruise liner can put you in a time and space not seen since the 1930s. The specs: 1/4 Sim in size, (256x64x80m)

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Gallery: Graf Zeppelin visits Knaptrackicon Sim in SL (Flight Test)

A flying version is in the works, currently being tested.  In this flight, Graf Zeppelin 3D Model descends over the rooftops of a tiny Mediterranean seacoast village.

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Gallery: Ice Boats

Based on a Caravel design, the lateen-rigged double-masted cargo trader would ply the rich seas of the ancient world.  Often these boats were built on age-old designs, with a rugged sail plan that just plain worked with a minimum of cloth material for sails.  The fore-and-aft rig allows for good upwind performance and tacking is made simple by way of the topmast rigged spar, later to become known as the boom on western designs; a requirement for sailing the Nile River, or the Coast of East Africa in the forgotten past as well as today. This vessel may be as small as 22 feet (7 meters), but could get as large as 125 feet (40 meters)!

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