Austin Tate’s Blog Backup to 31st May 2019

https://aiaustin.wordpress.com contains a backup of Austin Tate’s Blog for posts up to 30th September 2018 created via a WordPress Blog “All Content” export and via a top up for October 2018 to May 2019 “Posts” export from http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate/.

The original WordPress theme used is Twenty Ten which has a main content width of 640 pixels. Twenty Ten may not be supported on wordpress.com in future. Twenty Sixteen is a similar theme but has a narrower main blog post text area. So a lot of the images may not lay out side-by-side where they were intended to.

All current posts are at http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate

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Vue Balloon over Bellisseria

I previously tried the Michie Marine Balloon from Balloon from Michie Yokosuka on the Second Life Marketplace over the New Linden Homes Bellisseria Continent in Second Life. Some snapshots are in this previous Blog Post. A balloon like this was used to provide tours of the Vue regions in Second Life [YouTube Video 8-Aug-2019 3m:19s]

I replaced the balloon envelope texture with one that is the same as the “Vue Balloon” based on a real life event where a balloon “glow” took place in the University of Edinburgh Old College Quad in January 2006.





Virtual University of Edinburgh (Vue) Balloon Tour and 2006 Balloon “Glow”

University of Edinburgh Ballooning Club Glow in Old College Quad, January 2006 image used with permission of David Gifford
Vue Balloon Tour Machinima in Second Life – 8-Aug-2008 [YouTube 3:19]
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Supercar in FSX in 2019

Supercar still works great in Flight Simulator FSX nearly 25 years since the first version of the add-on was created for Flight Simulator 5 using Flightshop Aircraft Factory in 1995… http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/~bat/GA/supercar-msfs.html







Bruce Artwick Organization, @microsoft / @dovetailgames @fsxinsider / @steam_games

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Sailboat around Bellisseria

Time to take the Bandit 50 Sailboat (from The Mesh Shop) out for a more extensive run down the West Coast of Bellisseria, the New Linden Homes Bellisseria Continent in Second Life.




Sailing with the Ruth 2.0 open source low-poly mesh avatar along for the ride…


There are also some nice free sailboats in the Second Life Marketplace from Michie Yokosuka.

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Speedboats around Bellisseria

Having tried a range of aerial vehicles and a yacht in the New Linden Homes Bellisseria Continent in Second Life, I explored some other vehicles. I found several nice speedboats in the Second Life Marketplace from Michie YokosukaMichie Marine Sport Cruiser SD35 and MM Div(e) Speed Boat models.

Michie Marine Dive Powerboat


Michie Marine Michie Sport Cruiser SD35



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Balloon over Bellisseria

Having tried a helicopter over the New Linden Homes Bellisseria Continent in Second Life, I explored some other vehicles from the same creator. I found a lovely free balloon on the Second Life Marketplace from Michie Yokosuka – a Michie Marine Balloon model – with ascent burner effects.


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Helicopter over Bellisseria

There are a number of people travelling by helicopter over the New Linden Homes Bellisseria Continent in Second Life. So I thought I would try one out. I found a lovely free one on the Second Life Marketplace from Michie Yokosuka – a mm R44 Clipper2 model – appropriately with floats for water take off and landing. It has animations for doors, rotors, etc. and a very nice down wash effect on the water surface.






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