Monthly Archives: June 2015

Vue – Maps in Second Life

Vue – the Virtual University of Edinburgh – is a virtual educational and research institute bringing together all those interested in the use of virtual worlds for teaching, research and outreach related to the University of Edinburgh. Following separate developments … Continue reading

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Maps of Second Life

The Maps of Second Life Pavilion shows maps and information about the development of Second Life since its early test days… The Maps of Second Life Pavilion is accessible while the SL12B celebrations are on via http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL12B%20Wonderous/113/23/22 or at its … Continue reading

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SL12B – Second Life 12th Birthday

Second Life was officially launched on 23rd June 2003 and has now has reached its 12th Birthday. A range of exhibits are available to act as a showcase for what has been built by the Second Life community. A pod … Continue reading

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3D Stereo Photography

Harlyn Baker, a long term colleague and friend, visited Edinburgh on 19th June 2015. Harlyn did his M.Phil at Edinburgh, supervised by Prof. Donald Michie and Dr. Harry Barrow, my own supervisors. He completed his PhD at the University of … Continue reading

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Supercar Club 2000

The Supercar Club 2000 was launched on 1st October 2000. It’s web site was at http://www.supercarclub.net is no longer active, but was created by Kez Wilson of Misc Mayhem with assistance from Austin Tate. The material is available now at … Continue reading

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AIBO

Edinburgh AIBO Robots AIAI purchased 6 Sony AIBO robots in 2004 partially via its FEEDAI Fund to use for student and experimental projects and helped supervise a number of projects with University of Edinburgh and Heriot Watt University students at … Continue reading

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Drawingboard in Second Life and OpenSim

Using the Media on a Prim (MOAP) capability to display web pages, including JavaScript (.js) on faces of objects in Second Life and OpenSim, a simple drawing facility can be provided. Drawingboard – Single User Whiteboard Drawingboard is a canvas … Continue reading

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Supercar 3D Print

At the suggestion of Chris (corlando52) we tried an experimental 3D print of the Supercar 3D Model. The Studio 3D max model version was used and I split it into the core model with wings extended and a separate part … Continue reading

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Shields Sailboat in Second Life

In Second Life, for those interested in virtual sailing, there is a free sailboat available at Three Pines Sailing Resource Center (in June 2015).. accessible via the SLURL… http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Owasco/73/208/201. I was pointed at this sailboat via a blog post by … Continue reading

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High Fidelity – One Year In

Its now over a year since I joined in the High Fidelity (HiFi) on 15th May 2014. Here are some images of the current status at 16th June 2015… Interface (Windows Build 2650) Stack Manager (Windows Build 86) and Openvue … Continue reading

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Getting Started in OpenSim

This blog post is to assist new users to get started quickly with the creation of a new “avatar” in OpenSimulator (also known as “OpenSim”), an open source virtual world server similar to the commercial Second Life service and accessed … Continue reading

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I4IS – Kickstarter – Project Dragonfly

The first international contest, run by the Initiative for Interstellar Studies (I4IS), to let students shape the future of interstellar travel. More details at Kickstarter – Project Dragonfly – Sail to the Stars

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Oil Rig on OSGrid

The Robert Gordon University Oil and Gas Centre Oil Rig mesh-rich demonstration OpenSim Archive (OAR) by Colin Hetherington has been mounted on a region on OSGrid provided on Vue (the Virtual University of Edinburgh) servers … and an image is … Continue reading

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