Smoke and Mirrors: The technology behind Romeo + Juliet

The meticulous Harvey Crabsticks at the controls.
The inventive and meticulous Harvey Crabsticks at the controls.

One of the things I’m most proud of when it comes to the Second Life Production of Romeo + Juliet was the technology behind the scenes, much of it never seen before in Second Life (at least by me!) Harvey has written a detailed and informative series of posts for those who have a technical interest in the behind the scenes production of Romeo + Juliet.

In Part 1, he talks about the Playhouse and the lighting systems, which have been complicated in their own right, but they were nothing compared to some of the other systems that were needed.

In Part 2, he discusses the photography and the backdrop changers, and the technology behind the set rezzers that were able to shift sets so quickly between each scene.

Finally in Part 3, Harvey shares how we wrote and delivered the dialogue, and the various HUDs he created just for the show – one for moving and one for dancing.

Enjoy!

By the way, our next performance is this Friday at 5PM – do not miss it, and bring your friends!

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