Linden Lab announces first invitations to Project Sansar


On 31st August Linden Lab released a new press release announcing that the first invitations are being sent out to creators this week for the Project Sansar Creator Preview. This is very exciting news for all those interested in Project Sansar and have waited some time for news. Apparently selected applicants (creators) will be invited to create their own social VR experiences.

There have been more than 6, 500 people that have applied for Project Sansar. The lab will be inviting more and more creators in the months ahead, so check your email on a regular basis. If you don’t make the first round of invites there will be more to come soon. If you are invited then you must agree to an NDA and EULA according to the legal department.

Project Sansar is still on course for a public release in early 2017. There are now four months to go until the official opening to the public. To apply to the Project Sansar Creator Preview, visit www.Sansar.com.

The full press release reads

Rolling Invitation Process Continues to Public Release in Early 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – August 31, 2016Linden Lab® today announced that the first invitations to theSansar™ Creator Preview are being sent this week. Select applicants will be invited to create their own social VR experiences with the new platform, slated for public release in early 2017.

Sansar will democratize VR as a creative medium. It will empower people to easily create, share, and ultimately monetize their own interactive social experiences that can be enjoyed in VR with head-mounted displays like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, as well as via PCs and, later, other platforms. Sansar enables professional-level quality and performance, while also solving the complex engineering challenges that have previously made creating and publishing social VR experiences an extremely complex and costly endeavor.

“Since opening applications for our Creator Preview, more than 6,500 people have applied to use Sansar to create their own social VR experiences,” said Bjorn Laurin, VP of Product at Linden Lab. “To start, we’re inviting a select group of creators whose skills and projects are the best fit for Sansar’s capabilities today. As the platform matures, we’ll continue inviting more and more creators up until public release early next year. Feedback from this early community will help us improve the platform, and they’ll create a range of incredible social VR experiences that everyone can enjoy at Sansar’s public release.”

To apply to the Sansar Creator Preview program, visit www.Sansar.com.

About Linden Lab

Founded in 1999, Linden Lab is best known as the creator of Second Life, the largest-ever 3D virtual world filled entirely by the creations of its users. In 2013, the company expanded its product portfolio with Blocksworld®, a lighthearted build-and-play system for kids and grownups alike. The company is currently developing Sansar™ , a new platform for creating social VR experiences, which is slated for public release in early 2017.

For more about Linden Lab, its products, and career opportunities please visit LindenLab.com.

Please spread the word about this latest press release about Project Sansar.  

I have added a new page on my blog named Project Sansar where I will be updating it with latest news, videos and more. 

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Second Life Viewer v4.0.8 (319143) Adds The Visual Outfit Browser!


On 30th August Linden Lab released a new version of the Second Life Viewer v4.0.8 (319143) via the Release Notes page on the Second Life Wiki and the good news is that it now comes with the Visual Outfit Browser where you can see thumbnail images of your outfits in your inventory.

Visual Outfit Browser

Me > Appearance > Outfit Gallery 

Right click the outfit folder to either upload a photo from your computer = L$10 or select a texture from your inventory (free) or take a snapshot L$10 for each outfit. The aspect ratio is 256×256 pixel image.

Ever think how nice it would be to see the different outfits you have collected in your inventory? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a simple thumbnail that you can easily see and select and change into? Well, now you can with our latest Viewer offering!

Introducing operation Visual Outfit Browser! You can now do all of the above with the ease of a customized snapshot tool found in your appearance floater. Simply download the latest Visual Outfit Browser Project Viewer, launch the Viewer, and in your Appearance floater, under the Outfit Gallery tab, you’ll find default thumbnails (currently coat hanger icons). You want to change into those outfits, pose, and then right click on the thumbnail and choose “Take a Snapshot.” It’s that easy! It does cost the usual L$10 per upload which is standard for all textures uploaded. But hey, can you really put a price on awesome?

For more information check out the Knowledge Base article.

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