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I know, most have too much already for a single life but there is a new online world named Second Life that is like the next big thing in the connected world where you interact in a 3D world. This is pretty cool, and I even have a private island to play around in. Then there is Autodesk Island in Second Life. Give it a try although it does take a little to get used to things but you don't have to spend a penny as access is free.
Some of my Second Life Pictures
Anyone notice the Autodesk Island in Second Life looks like a DWF logo?
This online 3D virtual world is an immersive experience accessed by thousands of users at any given moment, and growing every day. Many of the things you find in the real world also exist in Second Life: people, places, buildings, roads, bridges, vehicles, stores, groups, and classes. And it's built entirely by its users, so you'll feel right at home.
Get Started in Second Life
For AU 2006 Attendees:
- Get a free Second Life account and download the Second Life client application here.
- Follow the directions to get started in Second Life. You will create your Second Life character, or "avatar". Learn the ropes at Second Life's Orientation and Help islands.
- When you're ready to join us in the virtual world, just let us know!
Join the Autodesk University Community in Second Life
We expect Autodesk Island to be a busy place during AU week, often reaching its capacity. There's plenty to do and see in Second Life, so our notecard also has information on many other interesting locations to explore in Second Life. We'll also update you on our Second Life events, parties, classes and tours during Autodesk University.
- Log in to AU Connect.
Send a message to user "Second Life" and give us your avatar's name. We'll invite you to join the Autodesk University group in Second Life.
- After we add you to the group, your avatar will get a notecard with further instructions for joining us on Autodesk Island and joining in with the rest of AU attendees as you explore Second Life.
We're looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas in real life, and meet with you again in Second Life!
There are actually quite a few people including other Autodesk employees in Second Life. Here are a few names to chase down and tell them you read this in the blog Between the Lines.
My Second Life name is (Firstname, Lastname) Shaan, Diplomat
Jonathan Knowles Dir. of Worldwide Market Development is Collaboration, Source
Brian Mathews Dir. of Autodesk Labs is Zarf, Woodward
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Between the Lines - Autodesk blog by Shaan Hurley