This Sea Turtle will swim in the water on your Second Life
property, but never repeat the same path! A chaotic algorithm
makes it behave in complex ways without being random. It is a
physical object and moves very smoothly. It will briefly rise out of
the water, but it will not swim into the ground or outside of the sim
boundaries. It will stay inside the water of your parcel, or nearby
water if enabled. You can ride the turtle and direct it where to go
with the motion control keys. However, this turtle has a mind of its
own and will not violate the boundaries it has been set to stay in.
By default only the owner can change the options, but it has an
unlock mode that allows your friends to control it using the dialog
menu. Anyone is always allowed to ride the sea turtle. It has a
modes to ignore, avoid or turn towards nearby avatars. The turtle
is normally a phantom object and swims through obstacles in its
path. However, it has a mode where it attempts to detect objects in
its path and turn away. When not avoiding an object or turning to
stay in bounds, the turtle will normally travel in a sinusoidal path,
but has an option for going in straight lines.
Visit the Ocean Engineering Store, Medazzaland (115, 8, 21), for
more autonomous swimming creatures that exhibit complex
behavior. Or go straight to the Ocean Engineering Cove,
Medazzaland (27, 120, 12), to see the Sea Turtle swimming in the
kelp forest. Grab one and let it take you for a ride!
Enter this world
are at least 13 years of age (13 to 18yrs
consent required). A number of free client programs, or Viewers,
enable Second Life
users, called Residents, to interact with each other through avatars.
Residents can explore the world (known as the grid), meet other
residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities,
create and trade virtual property and services with one another.