Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 ART: Shattered, virtual sculpture in real bronze: The art of Toysoldier Thor

Shattered, virtual sculpture in real bronze:  
The art of Toysoldier Thor
  • Make an art object in a virtual world.
  • Use a 3d printer to duplicate the art object in real wax.
  • The rest is old tech: 
  • Make a cast of the wax duplicate.
  • Use the cast to make a bronze statue.  (Lost wax)
  • ToysoldierThor has done it!
  • You can buy a first run, limited edition bronze cast.
  • Cutting-edge art.  Art of the digital age.  
  • Maybe it is an investment in the future of digital art.   
  • If digital art becomes popular, the investment may pay off well.
  • This may be the first bronze from Second Life
  • Toy invites art lovers of the virtual worlds to join him 
  • on this first casting by pre-ordering one of the limited editions.
  • Toysoldier Thor's First Real-Life Bronze Casting
  • of SecondLife® Mesh Sculpture - "SHATTERED"
  • Yes, I did order one myself.
  • And he has enough pre-orders that the cost has dropped a bit.  
  • There is a limit on the number to be cast in the first run.  
  • By George he's done it!
  • We knew it could be done!
  • And now he's done it!


In the last half of this year (2014) I have been working on an exciting personal art goal / project that was triggered by a sweet opportunity that fell in my lap earlier in the summer.  This blog is to tell you about my progress to date on this project - the transformation of one of my SecondLife® (SL) mesh art sculptures into a Real Life (RL) art sculpture using 3D Printing-- ToysoldierThor 

Art in Virtual Worlds


News and Notes


This week on Thyliea, Kitely Grid

  • Tuesday, Jan. 13 
  • Folk, Blues, & More! at Wizards Retreat
  • The Bohemian - 12PM PST
  • Ciske Crumb - 1PM 
  • Joe Parazane - 2PM
  • -
  • Thursday, Jan. 15 
  • Ambient, Tribal, & More! at club Giza
  • Echo Starship - 12PM PST
  • DeceptionsDigital 1PM
  • -
  • Friday - Jan 16
  • ROCk N' ROOOOLL! at Wizards Retreat
  • Scofi Robson 1PM


Virtual Learning Series Jan/Feb Classes

In Kitely, with Firestorm, use the Firestorm Hop
hop:// Academy/173/129/22
HG: Paste HG address into World map, use TP Academy 

Don't forget! Creating and Managing NPCs, lead by Nara M, will be on Sunday, January 18th from 12 - 2pm Pacific/SL time.  
Location:  Use hypergate from Hypergrid Academy

January 15 1:00pm  Virtual Learning Series - Navigating the Hypergrid

Come get some tips on jumping around in the hypergrid, along with some resources on where to find locations to visit.

January 22 1:00pm  Creating Communities in Virtual Worlds

A Virtual Learning Series open discussion on community creation in virtual worlds.

January 29 1:00pm  Photoshop Clothing Creation

A Virtual Learning Series class on basic clothing creation in Photoshop. Free shirt and sock templates will be included.

February 5  1:00pm  Introduction to Roleplaying

An introduction to basic roleplaying skills and character creation in virtual worlds.

February 12 1:00pm  Education Roundtable

A roundtable panel on education in virtual worlds. Guest panelists!



Lauren's Place


Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds



How to handle a Hypergrid address 

From any Hypergrid-enabled grid, paste the address into the address bar of Firestorm and press enter. Or paste it into the world map search bar of any viewer, search, and click Teleport when the destination is found. If it doesn't work, don't give up. Try again in couple of minutes.  Sometimes the first try fails (probably times out).  And try again a few hours later. Some hypergrid destinations are offline part of the day. 


Video-Machinima in virtual worlds

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