A 3D World is just a game, isn't it?
Well, yes and no. For some, a 3D World is just a place to have fun, and
communicate with friends. In this concept it is a graphical instant messenger.
However, for many, a 3D Virtual World is a place where one can discover many new
ideas, develop valuable creative skills, and learn how best to put these newly
acquired skills into use. Someone had to learn how to create it!
3D Worlds are an ideal environment for those with IT experience to share
their knowledge with others. Viewed from both sides, they are therefore a perfect environment for those who wish to learn and improve themselves
through hands-on experience, under the guidance of others with more
Just read on to see just some of the skills a person might choose to develop in a 3D World. Most people
tend to select one or two areas of interest and then go on to develop their
knowledge in these areas. This list is far from complete.
- Creation of 3D Objects (Sculptys) using "Blender".
- Creating digital art using Gimp or Paintshop Pro.
- Terraforming and landscaping land.and water.
- Creation of avatar skins and body shapes.
- Designing clothes, tattooes.
- Making fashion accessories, hair, jewellery etc.
- Developing business management skills.
- Building Objects using the in-viewer tools.
- Animating objects using the LSL Scripting Language
- Reproducing public buildings, Making Art Galleries.
- Learning how to speak in Public.
- Communication and working as a team member.
The touristic aspects are also interesting. Showing a heritage site
or an area of outstanding natural beauty in a virtual world would attract
visitors from around the world. Tourists bring jobs for the
local communities and increase the revenue flow into the Department.
means that the younger community will not head off to cities to find work but
can, after their education, return to help the community that grows with them.