Saturday, December 19, 2009

Welcome to the Sandbox City Blue Mars Project





"Sandbox City" is a project to develop a cooperative building area in the 3D virtual world Blue Mars. It is named both for the "Blue Mars Sandbox" editor used to assemble projects within Blue Mars, and sandbox areas within the Second Life virtual world, which are places to build and test items. The goal is to provide a place for creators to get their feet wet, learn how Blue Mars works, and display and share their creations.

The plan is to offer free non-dedicated building areas, which you can use until someone else needs it, and rented dedicated spaces which you can use long term. The city data will be downloadable and used in developer mode to start with. If we get enough people involved to cover Blue Mars' city hosting fees, then the city go live for anyone to visit.

Since Blue Mars itself is still in beta, I and everyone else working with it are new and learning as we go, so we have not figured out all the details yet. More information will be posted here as things develop.

The photos above are the basic terrain I set up for the city. Think of it as a blank canvas that you can paint on. The city is 4096x4096 meters in size, so plenty of room.

2 Comments:

At March 28, 2010 at 7:49 PM , Blogger KronoNaut said...

I would like to talk to you about your sandbox, and rentals. We pulled the plug on our city, but still would like to set up a shop eventually. Being able to have a sandbox would be a great way to get our shop underway.

 
At March 28, 2010 at 10:35 PM , Blogger DanielRavenNest said...

You can message me in Second Life at "DanielRavenNest Noe", or by private message on the developer forums, I check both regularly. My email is the same first name at gmail dot com. whatever way is best for you, and we can go from there

 

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