On Saturday, April 17 our ImagiLearning group was treated to an amazing array or sights and sounds as Jopsy Pendragon demonstrated his artistic and scripting skills. Jopsy is the developer of the particle tool called The Porgan that allows residents in Second Life to quickly create an endless array of particles that are special visual effects for the virtual world.
The beauty of The Porgan is that you do not need to know Linden Scripting Language (LSL). Rather, The Porgan produces formatted LSL script to a website where you can copy the code to then create variations on the script when working in-world.
My basic understanding of LSL scripting is definitely growing as I start to understand the nuances and power of the code. It’s always fun to experiment as I continue my quest to transform the way I think and create opportunities for immersive learning experiences. I’m sure I’ll have more to report about my experiences with The Porgan and using LSL for specific projects in the near future (such as creating customized teleporters to instantly transport an avatar from one Second Life location to another).