Monthly Archives: April 2015

High Fidelity – At the Cafe

hifi://cafe is a place where High Fidelity users are gathering to discuss developments and socialize. Avatar Marketplace The avatar can now be selected via the Interface -> Preferences and using the Marketplace… Avatar Animation Avatar animator can be added to … Continue reading

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The Illusionist

A reminder about the lovely hand drawn animated film “The Illusionist” following a down-at-heels French performer with Scotland and Edinburgh scenes. It was produced in 2010 and directed by Sylvain Chomet. More details on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illusionist_(2010_film). A trailer is at http://www.theillusionistmovie.com

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AltspaceVR – Meet in Virtual Space

AltspaceVR (http://altvr.com) is developing a virtual world in which people can meet, chat, share media and have fun. Interested users could register for the beta-testing events and they were invited into a beta-test weekend on 25th and 26th April 2015. … Continue reading

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Second Life – Skye Forest Cabin

I was pointed by one of Inara Pey’s blog posts to a good example of a forest cabin and furniture that are available in Second Life. This build, created by Alex Bader of Studio Skye, uses mesh and recent advanced … Continue reading

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OpenVCE Presentation Systems

There are two presentations systems we have used in the Open Virtual Collaboration Environment (OpenVCE) in Second Life (and ported to OpenSim). Clever Zebra In-world Texture Presenter A means to display in-world slides included as textures is included within the … Continue reading

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Future My Love

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is presenting a series of events at the 2015 Edinburgh International Science Festival. These inspiring, future-facing events will appear under the banner: What does a low carbon future look like? See http://edinburghcentre.org/events/EISF2015. The … Continue reading

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Using vorpX for Oculus Rift with FSX

This blog post describes tests of trying to use the “vorpX” (http://vorpx.com) drivers to allow games and applications on Windows to run on the Oculus Rift to provide a 3D virtual reality experience. Flight Simulator X (FSX) from Microsoft and … Continue reading

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Openvue Grid Teleporters

One the OpenSim-based Openvue grid main welcome and “Vue-Port” hypergrid portal regions there has been a board with a number of simple spheres that can be used to “click to directly teleport” to other regions on the grid or hypergrid … Continue reading

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UK Approach to UAVs

This blog post has been created to act as a note with links to help inform the public about UAVs and encourage involvement in debate on their ethical and legal control. A UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) publication raises issues … Continue reading

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Suters Store Slough – Supercar Window Display in 1962

On February 1, 2015 James Fielding posted an article on the Gerry Anderson/Anderson Entertainment web site showing images taken at the time by a then 11-year old Philip Suter of the windows displays in his family’s Suters Store in Slough, … Continue reading

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Hyperica – Listing of Hypergrid Accessible Virtual Worlds

Hyperica is a directory of Hypergrid destinations maintained by Maria Korolov of Trombly International. Entries can be submitted via this form. One facility Hyperica offers is a checker that grid are active… run typically once a day on an offset … Continue reading

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Diva Wifi on Windows

Diva Canto provides the popular “Diva Distribution (D2)” precompiled version of OpenSim which includes a number of addon modules. One of these is called “Wifi” and provides a web front-end interface to OpenSim running in “Standalone” or “Grid mode with … Continue reading

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High Fidelity – Goes Open Alpha

On 1st April 2015, High Fidelity was opened to anyone interested in an open “early alpha” stage following the developments over the last year with a smaller group. See this invitation blog post. I joined the High Fidelity alpha on … Continue reading

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