Monday, January 22, 2018

Photography Department

Not only are there many locations for filming, there is a Photography Department building set amid the Sound Stages. A photo studio with backgrounds and green screen is also available there as well as pose balls so that YOU can be the photographer!

Have fun.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

MOSP Officially Reopens This Weekend

The Machinima Open Studio Project reopens this weekend on LEA6. The all new build offers full sim level environments for ease of shooting and continuity. There is flow. There are surprises -- and plenty of details. Builds have been optimized for LOD2 to ease the drain on computer systems and let those with mid-level machines still turn on shadows or depth of field when needed.

The ground level features an enhanced version of Terradale (created for the recent A Steamy Mystery at Terradale). Obvious steampunk references have disappeared and many new buildings have been added. Structures are clustered for better filming and photography and "clutter" has been added to private areas for a more realistic feel.

The night city is a full back lot build with individual sound stages dressed for a variety of productions. A public classroom and meeting room is also available for use. A new mesh subway, high rise apartments with art areas below, construction site, brownstones, storage units, data center and photography stage make up the remainder of the area. And of course there is a food court.   MOSP is always under construction and clever observers will spot places artfully dressed for more to come in phase two.

The Machinima Open Studio Project grounds are open to all -- filmmakers, students, photographers and explorers. Both personal and commercial filming and photography is allowed and encouraged. The sim is rated moderate. Try the custom made Windlight for an atmospheric effect, but of course use what works best for your artistic endeavors.

While the infrastructure and many of the furnishings and props have been made by the curator, Chic Aeon; the work of other content creators is also featured. Artist buildings are noted with name plaques; gacha collections with buildings have markers. If in doubt, right click and inspect to note who to thank for bringing this sim to life.

A photo gallery will be coming soon, but you can see a few teaser shots on the Places Page.

Sunday, January 7, 2018


Steamy Lab

One of the new areas in the MOSP version of Terradale is this small laboratory next to the visitor center information booth at ground level. 

MOSP is always a work in progress and I am sure more items will come along to fill out the laboratory. Meanwhile, pull up a chair and takes some shots.