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Littlefield Adventure Club Tour of Arles

Our last Adventure Club tour for the year in November was to Mudpuddle Cleanslate’s region Arles.

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Mudpuddle is the “creator of Van Gogh’s Virtual Arles, a beautifully landscaped sim showing 17 of the views that he painted during his time here. At each viewpoint I have placed an easel showing Van Gogh’s finished painting.”

When we first started to wander around the sim my first reaction was “Wow” what an amazing build, I can tell that much love & thought have been put into this region from Mudpuddle, it is truly wonderful.  The thing that struck me the most were the colours, I loved the vibrant colours you see as you explore the region.  We were also very fortunate enough to have the creator Mudpuddle be our tour guide. He is a very warm and informative host.

Here are some of my favourite snapshots.

I asked Mudpuddle to put into his own words a little about his creations.

“I first became interested in Van Gogh about 20 years ago now. I was using Acorn computers at that time and had my own monthly double page spread in an Acorn computer magazine. The article was called Brush Strokes and covered all aspects of computer art. I was frequently given new art software to either try out or review. A nifty bit of 3D software found its way to me called Illusionist which let the user set up a 3D scene, light it and then render it as a still image.

For me The Bedroom by Van Gogh was perhaps instantly recognizable to most people and so I thought about creating this painting using the new software but instead of the normal view, show the end of the bedroom that Van Gogh painted it from.

In early 2000, Adobe were working on their own 3D product called ‘Atmosphere’ and for its time, was an amazing piece of software. I tested it for a while until its release. This software allowed the user to create 3D worlds but this time you could actually move around within the virtual space. Also, it was uploaded to the user’s own server and you could meet other people, go to their creations and vice versa. Needless to say, I was hooked and this time built the bedroom scene again but also the Yellow House in Arles. Sadly after only one year, it was taken from the shelves simply because it couldn’t compete with that other online community known as Second Life.

Therefore, I joined Second Life, bought a small parcel of land and built the same there, just the bedroom inside the yellow House, oh and the grocery store next door of course. I was offered the use of one third of a full sim which I jumped at, built the same again there but also more buildings behind the Yellow House…and right at the bottom of the street, I built the Cafe Terrace and Night Cafe. Sadly the owner couldn’t afford the tier any longer and so I bought my own Homestead. Now I was really buzzing, more and more paintings came to life and I landscaped the sim to resemble what I referred to as a ‘Mini’ Arles. Again I had to let this go after two years for reasons of malicious stalking.

One year later some people who had been to my homestead and loved what I had done there, invited me to build Arles on their full sim, pretty much all of the space at ground level. There were promises that it would be a permanent fixture but this wasn’t the case and so yet again I had to take it all down again.

Chelsea suggested I move to OpenSim and join the Littlefield community where you get 30,000 mouth watering prims to play with. This I did and after about 8 months, the new Arles has been reborn and this time around, it’s the best ever….I’ve reworked some of the old buildings, remade solid doors as opposed to alpha ones, even made completely new scenes, including a few surprises that you can teleport to.

I’ve even made a machinima movie showing the new Arles with a specially written soundtrack by Keoki Trask, a ‘new age’, ‘progressive’ composer. The movie as is the music, is called ‘Le Royaume du Arles’, ‘The KIngdom of Arles’ and already has some great comments said about it on my youtube channel. The movie runs in HD at full 1080p.

After so many tries at rebuilding, taking it down time and time again, I simply cannot face having to go through that again. It’s very tiring and disheartening and now this is the 5th and final time that I will build this….hopefully it will stay in Littlefield, something that the community here can be proud to own.”
Mud, 18th November 2014

Thank you Mudpuddle for sharing your creations with Littlefield Grid.

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2014 in Events

 

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LFG Adventure Club Tours July/August

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JULY TOUR – MILL RUN – 

Littlefield Grid Adventure Club tour of Mill Run – Our tour guide Camryn Darkstone.  The creator of this region Camryn Darkstone & Walter Balazic

At Mill Run we toured Camryn’s build – Frank Lloyd Wright’s – Falling Water

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AUGUST TOUR – DOCTOR WHO SIM – 

Littlefield Grid Adventure Club tour of Doctor Who – Our tour guide Toy McBride

This build was mainly constructed by Toy McBride with a lot of help along the way from Dirk Mathers, Aaack Aardvark, Ada Wong, Camryn Darkstone & Walter Balazic…a great build is done with friends & passion.

This sim evolves quite a lot, as I think of things I build them, thankfully in Open Sim prims are no limit and there is more freedom to construct wonderful builds.  Please enjoy my homage to Doctor Who which of course is copywrited by BBC my build is purely for educational purposes.

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Posted by on August 2, 2014 in Events

 

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Adventure Club Tour of Phoenix Rising

Hello again from the Adventure Club, we did our monthly tour of Phoenix Rising – Garden on the Rising Phoenix.

We had a brilliant turn out today of 12 adventurers, we met up, as usual, at the club tree house on Arcadia North.

The Adventure Club House Arcadia North Jan 4 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once we were all dressed and ready to go, we began our tour, we boarded the adventure club plane and parachuted down to the island, where we were met by Enigma Namaste, he would be our tour guide today.

Toy McBride & Enigma Namaste Rising Phoenix Region Jan 4 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have not met Enigma please do, he is a very kind and thoughtful person, who has taken time and such care to create this wonderful island for all to share.

Throughout the island there are small arches to touch, and when you touch it, it speaks to you in local chat, this is what the initial greeting was.

Welcome to the Garden of the Rising Phoenix

At the entrance to the parks feel free to strike the gong to announce your arrival.

Throughout The Garden you will find the Self Tour Toriis or arches. When clicked each will read the tour details for that area in Local Chat. Click or touch it again to stop the reading of that tour card.

Ever wonder about the arches in Japanese architecture? A torii (鳥居?, literally~”bird abode,” is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, The torii symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred

Each Mediation Area has a single focal point to guide the meditation. Focal Points may include visual, audio, motion or wisdom quotes. Many focal points of the Garden are designed to be enjoyed in mouse view or alt-click to cam in close in order to help keep distractions to a minimum.

The music of the Garden can be changed at any time by “touching” the gramophone located at the Beach Cuddle Gazebo in the southwest area of the Garden. Visitors can change the station from anywhere in the garden proper.

The Garden of the Rising Phoenix is built as a living, evolving place to relax, meditate or bring your friends to chat, explore or even to dance

It is my hope that you will enjoy The Garden of the Rising Phoenix often and bring your friends to explore.

Namaste _/\_
Enigma Namaste

As you wander about the island I advise you to enable music as it adds to the ambiance of the island, it was very much like the music you hear when getting a massage, I felt like I was being massaged throughout the whole tour.  The Island to me anyway is full of peace and relaxing energy, a fabulous place to go if you want to be alone with your thoughts or to meditate.

Unfortunately with so many people on the tour this time, I am unable to give a full exacting report of the island, I do know that I enjoyed it, as did my fellow club members, I will definitely return one day and wander around the island alone so I can fully absorbed all that is there.  So I will end this with Enigma’s own words about his garden.

Namaste _/\_ Welcome to the Garden of the Rising Phoenix.
It is my hope that you will find the Mediation Gardens to be a peaceful place to relax and bring your friends.

Below are pictures from our wonderful tour….thank you very much Enigma for your wonderful tour, you were a great host.

Aaack Aardvark & Ada Wong Phoenix Rising Jan 4 2014 Adv Club Aaack Aardvark Meditating Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Adv Club atop Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Adventure Club @ Garden of the Rising Phoenix Entrance Jan 4 Adventure Club exploring Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Adventure Club Group Meditation Rising Phoenix Jan 4 2014 Adventure Club Phoenix Rising Region Jan 5 2014 Adventure Club Trekking on Rising Phoenix Region Jan 4 2014 End Tour at Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Exploring Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Exploring the Goddess Forest Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Goddesses in the Forest Phoenix Rising Jan 4 2014 Group Tai Chi Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Toy McBride meditating Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in Events

 

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