Your idea – what you want to do!
Initially I had no idea what to do in my assessment. Later with the help of Clare I could get an idea of building something with an Indian Theme. So I just went through Google searching for some Indian locations, tourist places. There I found a pic of “Taj Mahal”, one of the 7 monuments in the world. I went through the pic looking if that was possible to build as my assignment. The pic was so good and very huge, I realised that I will run out of prims if I build it, so I decided to use the image as a part of my location.
Where you focus is in terms of the criteria for the assignment
My focus is towards building the location around the image also assessment requirements.
Why/what the purpose is of the ‘thing’
The purpose is to create a tourist place with the world famous monument.
what will doing this entail –
It contains an Image of Taj Mahal surrounded by four pillars built on top of high floor.
A place near the monument where avatars could buy photos of Taj Mahal If they want to keep them.
Ground will be given grass texture. In front of the monument few trees which gives a good look for Taj Mahal.
what don’t I have or don’t I know that I will need.
At present I have got almost all the details and workplace to do my assessment. I may not have some scripts which are used while doing the assessment. As I am not that experienced with building everything I create in this location will take some time individually.
What kinds of scripts/textures/locations/particles…….do I need.
- I will need a script for teleporting avatar
- A script for notepad
- To move prim
- Passing an object to other avatar
- Scanning system detecting avatar.
I will need a location to build my assessment which is given already.
I will need textures which will match Taj Mahal colour, Taj Mahal texture and related images. (Some other kinds may also be added in my build later)
What will I need to create myself
Firstly a design plan with all the objects I am going to create, import or build. Get an image of the monument, Textures which match the building, scripts going to be used on the objects. Floor on which pillars and the Image stands, grass ground, water texture in front of the main image, few trees near the water. Transparent walls to highlight the size of the location, some objects using scripts which are not planned yet.
What others might I need – e.g. Video-editing software do I need, what visitors do I need?
Visitors are the tourists of course, as this is a tourist location. This is a simple build and I don’t think I will need software type of technologies.
What I hope the end product will be…
I hope this location should be a good place to show the monument as an example to the real one in India.
Sketchy Storyboard maybe?
Storyboard will be given as design plan in my next blog post.
Is this feasible in the time and what could be left out if necessary.
I think I can work out this completely within the given time. Hopefully I won’t be left out with something at last.
I started building before I create my plan. The reason is I wanted to see of my idea works or not. The build I finished till now gave me some confidence that this idea could work, so today I started my planning and design.
This week : Planning and design prepared and possibly posted on the website.
Week start 4 June: Try to finish all of the things to be built in the location.
Week start 11 June: Scripting the objects required.
Week start 18 June: Finalise the build and scripting used and finish.
(Above plan will contain blog postings accordingly.)