This video shows a simulation of Tranquility Base built in Second Life by Linden Lab Gold Partner Daden Limited. As well as featuring a model of the Lunar Lander the simulation features a map overlay at 1:1 scale showing where the astronauts walked, and hotspots that shows the images and video in a HUD that were taken by the astronauts from the places they were made. The science experiments are also in their correct places and link back to web pages providing more information.
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giovedì 20 agosto 2009
Fresh from his new viewer presentation at SLCC (video of that here), Chief Product Officer T. Linden recently announced the LLMedia API, for third party developers interested in creating plug-ins to display rich media in Second Life (besides Quicktime, the only major format available in SL for the last several years.) Here's the feature's geek-heavy wiki page. The most desired media plug-ins (at least cited by the Lindens) would be for Office Documents, PDF, Java, Microsoft(R) Windows Media(R) Audio and Video, Ogg Vorbis, DivX. (A plug-in for Adobe Flash is not mentioned, which is strange, because it's a universal web feature, and T. Linden is an Adobe alum, but perhaps there is a compatibility issue.) Any case, I put the question to my developer readers: What would you like to do with this API?
Update, 2:15pm: To help fire the imagination, via Qarl Linden, here's a suave demo video by Aimee Trescothick of the API in action.