Due to many people asking, I finally took a pause in dancing to create a video tutorial of how I dance in secondlife.com. Feel free to use the pause button and take notes, my program isn't the greatest for text titles.One thing I forgot to mention in the tutorial would be it is *massively important* that before you perform any dancing IN secondlife, you warm up any dances or poses you will be using. If you dont... when you click to dance, your avi just stands there looking cute for a few seconds until the dance is in your cache and you miss the music phrase you were aiming to interpret! (big oops! winks) It was a large investment for me to start making one dance sphere which contains every dance I own, and takes me at least an hour to warm them all up, but it's been very worth the time, money and effort. Someday, I'll actually get all the rest of them in there, but what I do have is mighty helpful. I want to move immediately when I click that HUD.Also, it should be said here why I make videos in the first place rather than much live dancing in Secondlife other than for fun at clubs. I discovered in the very beginning that people do NOT see the same performance I create. The best example I can cite would be one of my earliest videos to "The Stripper". youtube.com/phoenixasol This is the only dance of mine that is almost fully choreographed. (the rest are spontaneous expressions to suit the musical phrase or mood I'm interpreting).While developing this particular dance to The Stripper, I had a friend on the phone who was watching me in secondlife do the dance. He wasn't seeing the movements to the particular music phrases as I did them. I looked on my partner's machine, and they weren't the same there either. Turns out that everyone's machine caches both the music AND the animations at different rates due to a variety of factors. (connection, processor speed, lag etc etc)And so, in answer to this problem, I learned to make machinima so that everyone sees that hip hit and kick on that particular bomp de bomp! (not 30 seconds later). I'm still learning and I'm no Steven Spielberg here! As to my favorite of all the videos I've made? Um... all of them, depending on my mood? Okay, well for the overall of how it turned out, I think 25 or 6 to 4 is one of my latest favorites.Thank you for checking out my dance tutorial and happy dancing!
I dance, I love to dance and dance I shall, thank you for checking my videos out! I dance in secondlife, it's about the only thing I want to do.. ever. I am extremely grateful to all who have helped me in my endeavor, either directly or indirectly. Smoochies to my beloved partner for putting up with all this work and weathering hearing the same song over and over. It's all for the dance. The gorgeous wings are made by Kala Bijoux from Material Squirrel in secondlife.