New Involitary Animations (Wishlist)

New Involitary Animations // Wishlist

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zer0

Jun 28, 1998, 2:18am
I decided to start a thread on some good animations since I was
complaining about all the automatic crap. :)

One new animation I would like to see goes sort of like this. You know
how you find those people who have parked their avatar and are not
really there. They have gone off to chat in ICQ or PW, they are busy
sending and reading telegrams or whatever...

Wouldn't it be nice if their avatar changed in some way so that as soon
as you saw it you would know they have been inactive (no chat, no
movement) for the last 10 minutes (or whatever time period is good)? For
example, their avatar could slowly become more and more transparent
until it disappeared all together. Or maybe it could drop to the ground
and take the fetal position and have "ZZZZ" float over it instead of a
name. Or how about the avatar goes into "Snow Crash" mode and you see
the shape of the avatar covered with snow like a TV that is not on a
channel (like the graphics that have not downloaded yet!). Has everyone
seen "Snowcrsh.rwx" in COFMeta?

Would be nice to know if someone was Zombied out...

zer0 :)

rick wojcik

Jun 28, 1998, 7:18pm
I think that Zombie Mode has been requested several times in the past, and
it is on the List. :) Most people just say "brb" or some such thing. I
have tried creating a Zombie Hutch to park my avatar in. That way, I get
to see what people say about me when they come by and forget that my chat
window records their remarks even when I'm not manning the avatar. :=)))

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zer0

Jun 29, 1998, 2:34am
Snow Crash.... Title of a book by Neil Stephenson (1992) which was one
of the inspirations for AW. The main character is named Hiro Protagonist
and spends half his life in VR. Snow Crash is a virus that is a threat
to the programmers who us VR. Cool book!

zer0

zer0

Jun 29, 1998, 2:49am
Here's another involuntary animation that makes lots of sense. I
described this one long ago also.

When an avatar leaves the ground it looks exactly like it does standing
on the ground. When it flys through the air it looks like it is walking
(with the only exception being the bird).

I think it is time to implement "Superman" involuntary animations. I
don't have a problem with an avatar remaining in the normal standing
position when it is traveling up or down, but as soon as there is motion
in any other direction we should see something quite different. When
going forwards the avatar should lay prone on it's stomach and spread
it's arms out to the side or point them forward. when turning while
moving the avatar should be on it's side in the direction turned (left
side turning to the left). Not exactly sure how a flying avatar should
land coming in at an angle to the ground... running I guess! :)

Later

zer0

technozeus

Jun 29, 1998, 2:57am
In regards to Showcrash... Haven't seen the book, the RWX, the movie (if
there is one) or anything else about it except what mention I've found in
these newsgroups.

As for a way to make if visible when an avatar has been left inactive for a
long time, or when AW has been an inactive window for a substantial period
of time, I think it's a great idea. The first step, I would think, would be
to get AW to acknowledge a new event that the avatar sequences could be tied
in to.... then the new sequences could be written later. Also, in my
opinion, it should be possible for each person to set how long their avatar
must be left inactive or how long their AW window has to be without the
focus before the new event would be issued, and perhaps how easily the
avatar would be "woke up" once in this state.

TechnoZeus

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technozeus

Jun 29, 1998, 3:36am
Thanks.

TechnoZeus

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tyrell - alpha prime

Jun 29, 1998, 11:11am
> Not exactly sure how a flying avatar should land coming in at an angle to
the ground...
> running I guess!

Hmmm... I say we should come in for a landing head first... bounce a few
times, flop over on our backs and lay still for a good minute... Get up, shake
'our' head and resume the standing posture...

I can think of any number of people I'd wish this on... :-)

[View Quote] > Here's another involuntary animation that makes lots of sense. I
> described this one long ago also.
>
> When an avatar leaves the ground it looks exactly like it does standing
> on the ground. When it flys through the air it looks like it is walking
> (with the only exception being the bird).
>
> I think it is time to implement "Superman" involuntary animations. I
> don't have a problem with an avatar remaining in the normal standing
> position when it is traveling up or down, but as soon as there is motion
> in any other direction we should see something quite different. When
> going forwards the avatar should lay prone on it's stomach and spread
> it's arms out to the side or point them forward. when turning while
> moving the avatar should be on it's side in the direction turned (left
> side turning to the left). Not exactly sure how a flying avatar should
> land coming in at an angle to the ground... running I guess! :)
>
> Later
>
> zer0



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technozeus

Jun 29, 1998, 9:44pm
Sounds good. I wonder if it would be possible to decide how we land based
on our "flight patern" during the landing process... For example, for one
avatar it might be something like straight down = head first... after a
while, maybe go into a spin. Hehehe.

TechnoZeus

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bob wisti

Jul 1, 1998, 3:34am
This could be done with the Gestures/Sequences you just need someone who
knows Lifeforms to make a Sleep and Awake SEQ. and the user would control
the state of his avatar.

~Lightwave

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paul barrow

Jul 4, 1998, 9:05pm
Yes, with head buried in the ground and feet in the air kicking.

Paul

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