With the news that Cann!bal !sland is rolling out a new Tsunami mesh wave created by Chotaire Seelowe, Cann!bal !sland creator, SurfWatch made a beeline for a front row seat for the rollout and to talk to Chotaire about the new wave exclusively made for Cann!bal:
SurfWatch: How is it different than a regular Tsunami?
Chotaire Seelowe: It has new textures and materials effects so lights and the sun will reflect in the wave. It looks much more realistic.
|Chotaire Seelowe working his magic on the Tsunami mesh|
SurfWatch: And it's surfable?
Chotaire Seelowe: Of course. It still has the same surfing characteristics like the old one. Shape is still the same.
|Per Chotaire, this is how the wave looks with Estate Time / Region Defaults when the graphics are switched to Ultra without shadows.|
SurfWatch: Will this new wave be running full time now on Cannibal?
Chotaire Seelowe: No, during midday. It has been designed for the all new midday atmosphere. What's also totally new about this wave: the textures won't just rotate. The water that is deeper inside the wave will rotate closer than the foam on top of it. All this in just 4 prims with almost zero server lag. The size changes. There's a small one followed by a large one, etc. The effect that the skin of the wave rotates faster than the deep water inside, I call it deep water rotations. I will still optimize a few bits of the wave so it perfectly integrates into the environment. I expect a few minor changes within the next days.