Sometimes creativity gets in the way of chronicling. I have been busy learning about mesh, hoping to add that skill set to my artist resume. After a long and sometimes exasperating trial, I feel like I am getting there. At least now when something goes wrong I know how to fix it or know where to ask for help. All good.
So here's a look back at some highlights of winter. Visitors were numerous and amazingly consistent. Most often when I check, the traffic count is above a thousand and that doesn't count me these days as I am over on Aditi or deep in the depths of Blenderville. I drop by the sets now and then and run into folks and chat. It's good to know how much they enjoy what I put together. I see clusters of little green dots in different locations and wonder if they are filming or taking photos or simply just enjoying themselves. It all works.
December was a month of snow at the entry of MOSP. Hot chocolate is still available at the entrance and the faint fall of flakes can be seen from time to time. The cookies and tree and even Rudolf are now gone. Spring is on its way.
Some folks visit often I guess. As I was putting up this build and starting to decorate the inside, an explorer dropped by. She knew in an instant that this was new and looked forward to taking some photos when I finished decorating.
A wintry snow home, a renovated warehouse, a hunting lodge -- all came for a time. A desert appeared at 3700 meters; a camel or two wanders by an abandoned tent and a courtyard wall protects sacks of bartering goods from the hot midday sun.
Now I'm not sure folks have movies in mind with those locales, but you never know. Sometimes a spectacular sunset with a beautiful building can lead to inspiration.
It has been a rewarding adventure, my experiment in an open location for machinima. Some folks were worried that there would be issues with the availability to rez; to my knowledge there were none.
And I like to think that some of the filming that has yet to be edited will indeed find its time and its viewers.