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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: Graf Zeppelin in SL 1:5 Scale Walkthru and Further Lighting Tests & Development

More Lighting tests and mood choosing for the upcoming episode or chapter of Ice Domes of the Bandit Queen by K.T. Sebastian
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Gallery: 1:5 Scale Zeppelin in progress – Interior

Some revisions to the decks, bulkheads, and more lighting tests…
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Gallery: More Lighting Effects, Graf Zeppelin SL Interior

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Gallery: Photo Tests, Graf Zeppelin in SL

Build progress continues, testing lighting effects
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Gallery: Graf Zeppelin SL Film Stills

Demo for deisgning airships, this is based on a plan from 1928-29.

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Gallery: Graf Zeppelin Improvements

As a research project, I looked up the plans for the zeppelin / rigid air ship Graf Zeppelin and proceeded to build her in my spare time in SL. It was a familiarization effort, to get to know the subtleties of airship design and construction for use in a creative project for a client. Quite an education! Below are snapshots taken during the exercise:

 

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