Ichi-Sensei. He was the first among them. The wise one.
Their mission? Find populated worlds in trouble and help by making friends and sharing knowledge. And Earth needed help, fast.
-Hanaya- pathfinding robots, coming to a Cinema near you on October 13, 2012.
-Hanaya- Ichi-sensei ROBOPET
Our cute little robopets are programmed to speak to you in robosounds – 9 of them. And when you click them to activate their pathfinding function, they will zip around following your land terrain or ‘walkable’ prim surface.
Want to see them in action? Stop by
Earth -Hanaya- in-world store to see them do their thing.
The fabulous Cinema event starts on October 13, 2012.
Prepare to be entertained.
Coming soon to a Cinema near you!
Moriko Inshan and -Hanaya- Productions proudly announce the upcoming
debut of “ROBOPET, the path to friendship” on October 13, 2012. Follow our robot hero-toys, as they land on Earth and seek to make friends in this breathtaking adventure that is bound to entertain audiences of all ages.
ROBOPET: the path to friendship
A collaborative effort between Moriko Inshan and Lance Corrimal, the 5 adorable stars of ROBOPET will make their first global appearance at the Cinema 2012 event in Second Life.
Utilizing the Havok physics engine, the robots are programmed for pathfinding, which allows for real-time collision avoidance in three dimensions.
“Designing the robots and then creating the meshes was a really fun project”, says Moriko Inshan, lead conceptualizer, designer and creator. Moriko is the creative force behind -Hanaya-, a 2 year old virtual business in Second Life.
Lance Corrimal, developer of the Dolphin Viewer, is the scripter who makes the robots tick. Lance says: “Designing the behaviour of these guys was fun. I just wish pathfinding wasn’t so limited – right now all you can do are things that move on the land or on firm surfaces. Imagine what you could do with this if it could drive flying or swimming things.”
Stay tuned for futher press releases, so you can learn more about the little meshy pathfinding friends.