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The Guggenheim Wall Ring Improved

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on July 5, 2010

The Guggenehim Wall Ring - Improved

Better than flat now, this ring is made of 24 prims

This ring shows how I would combine multiple sculpties to create the outer walls of the Guggenheim.  I do not yet know the dimensions of each of the outer rings of the walls I need to create the Guggenheim model at the level of detail that I envision.  This demonstration ring does however gives me confidence that the project is quite doable with the skills and tool that I have available in Second Life.


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First Draft of Guggenheim Walls

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on June 10, 2010

First Draft of Walls for the Guggenehim

First Draft of Walls for the Guggenheim

This ring was relatively easy.  Each segment is 15 degrees of a full circle.  A total of 24 identical segments would make one entire ring.  It is flat and so the edge of one side is in line with the edge of the next segment.

Much more work will be needed to get the segment to rise to the left and flare outward just the right amount to simulate the Guggenheim walls.

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Again, I want to build the Gugenheim Museum

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on January 18, 2010

I always wanted to build the Guggenheim Museum in Second Life.  This quest has gone on for a long time.  I am motivated by two driving forces.

1)  It has shapes in it that are not easy to replicate by using standard prims.

2)  It has an inner space that is hard to comprehend when it is experienced only by viewing it through flat, two dimensional photographs.

In fact, reason #2 is the reason that I want to build most of the architectural replications that I am interested in.  Second Life affords the viewer a spatial understanding that is hard to duplicate in any other publication form.

Google Earth has the ability to display three dimensional models, but that viewer does not afford the person viewing it to go inside the building and navigate the spiraling ramp and hallways. It does not have a working elevator or revolving entry doors.

The three-dimensional aspect of Second Life provides an immersive experience that will only be surpassed sometime in the future when it might be rendered with a 3-D viewer and viewing glasses like you find at the I-Max theater.

Enjoy Your Virtual Life©

Ethos Erlanger

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