Check out this lovely EPOCH Legend Video by Newreem Waffle
Update: EPOCH Open!
EPOCH Legend finally opens up to public tonight midnight SLT, I will update this post with a SURL once its up! From the earlier blogger previews I’ve learnt that some people get a lil confused about where the venues are etc and what the landing point is about. So I wanted to make a lil blog post just to kinda guide you guys around. At the same time, to showcase some of the work me and suetabulous did for the event. Most of the pictures are unedited in world shot taken with a windlight and shadow settings.
The landing point basically is an area that starts you off transitioning you from the ordinary SL life to the 3 different artistic themes the organizers have came up with. Most of the items in the landing point are made using mesh, so this guide might help you if you have trouble seeing these! Read the rest of the post for a huge picture spam!
You land on the town square so to speak, whereby a sign acts as a short cut holding the LMs to all 3 venues and the creators café. So if you’re in a rush or can’t see mesh, use those LMs to provide some ease to navigating the venues.
The 3 different “Portals” to the venues are created such that they look like window displays. Suetabulous Yootz is the talented sculptor for all of them and she made it sooo easy for me to texture them. I finally manage to figure out how to bake and add lights in Maya so these were a little project for me to practice that.
Art of Escher
This portal was by far the funnest to take pictures of. Something about the 2d cutouts which I love in SL. To teleport to the venue you have to pick the right door, which really shouldn’t be difficult with the arrows and all. When you land in Escher – wait for the area to rez. It’s venue is within the building right in front of where you TPed. The venue was created by Uriah who I think is perfect as a builder for Escher, what with his fascination with numbers and calculators. jk jk
This portal was the last one we created, it was definitely inspired by Azure Electricteeth’s arrows and venue itself – which she created. We loved the idea of going into a dark cave and so this portal kinda transitions to that. Follow the beast and click on him to continue on your way to the Beast.
Finally my favorite portal was for Clowning! This is the most interactive portal, run over and grab a wooden gun, stand behind the yellow line and shoot the ducks. If you take your aim right – you might end up in Nyasyousa Oh’s beautiful white tent whereby the Clowning theme is held. His venue is also available for sale and I can see it used for parties and weddings!
New FM 108.3 is a place me and sue made dedicated to Newreem who made an extensive playlist just to go on a loop within this café. We’ll be having music events with Newreem DJing as well so this station is made for her to feel at peace since she’s quite the nervous wreck :3
This little Cinema is currently non functional but will start to once we get some machinima up in there. So we’ll have little theatres and you can tp into them from the doors – but for now it’s just a pretty display of lights.
We’re really hoping this café would be a good spot for people to unwind and relax from the event. We have a little Dressing Room area for people to rez and unpack boxes. You can also use each of the dressing room to get yourself geared up with your new purchases. Reach this area from the outdoor toilets. Most of these have a privacy screen so if you’re in there, you can’t see outside. Obviously people can see you from outside though, just so they know which room is empty.
And the left over pictures will all be shots and details from the café. Sue and I poured in our heart and soul making most of the furniture within it so I wanted to take some time to bask in ego Anywho! Click the boards on the walls to order drinks and grab yourself some freebie bread and what not. Anything in there you can click, you can get em for free!
The 2nd floor is a gallery that we’ll be updating consistently as the designers send in their self portraits. So take a look at some of the talented folks participating in EPOCH <3 Hope you guys come on down and have a bit of fun here. I hope to do a few more blogs showcasing the items from this event!
Thank you for suffering through my picture spam!!
Do hop on down later on when the venue opens