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Sansar with Avatar 2.0

Linden Lab updated Sansar to use a new richer avatar skeleton referred to as “Avatar 2.0”. Sansar.com Website Sansar YouTube Channel Twitter Feed – @SansarOfficial Quests and Tutorials

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Ai Austin Mk 2

A bit of a refresh of the Ai Austin avatar which I have been using in Second Life and OpenSim since 2006… Ai Austin Mk. 1 Ai’s original skin was a gift back in 2006 from a fellow educator who … Continue reading

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Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence work at Edinburgh can trace its origins to a small research group established in 1963 by Donald Michie, who had been a member of the code-breaking group at Bletchley Park. And over the years there have been a … Continue reading

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Pangea Roleplay on OpenSim Metropolis Grid

I have blogged before about the Pandora Universe group in Second Life which offers role play based on the “Avatar” film directed by James Cameron and based on Pandora, a moon of Alpha Centauri and the Na’vi that inhabit the … Continue reading

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Bakes on Mesh – Resources

Update 31-Aug-2019: Ubit Umarov, an Opensim developer, is working on further implementation of Bakes on Mesh for OpenSim with support for all 11 bakes textures (already in latest dev master) and the new Universal wearable. This is a blog post … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR – Visiting OpenSim Virtual Worlds

As noted before in this blog post Peter Kappler has created a VR version of the Firestorm virtual world viewer (based on version 6.0.1.56538). It can work very well indeed for Social VR purposes allowing all the capabilities and content … Continue reading

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Oil Rig Training Experience in Firestorm VR

The RGU Oil Rig enhanced education and virtual training experience created by the Robert Gordon University (RGU) Oil & Gas Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland ported to OpenSim OSGrid has been tested in Peter Kappler’s Firestorm VR 6.0.1. The VR mode … Continue reading

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Social VR using Firestorm VR

As noted before in this blog post Peter Kappler has created a VR version of the Firestorm virtual world viewer (based on version 6.0.1.57000). If the graphics settings, draw distance and scene complexity allow it, this can work very well … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR – Resources

Update 31-Aug-2019: Peter Kappler is working on an updated version of Firestorm VR. I will post information here when details are available. Peter indicates the new release should address the black screen issue. Peter Kappler <pete@gsgrid.net> [YouTube Channel] (PWNED Magic … Continue reading

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Rock Climbing in Second Life

Continuing the development of sports in Second Life…. Yasmin has created a lovely rock climbing area to test out her developing rock climbing apparatus and scripts. Visit via this landmark… Nitida Ridge @Inara Pey has done her usual detailed and … Continue reading

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The People’s Moon

As described at https://thepeoplesmoon.com/explore/, The People’s Moon has been co-created By British artist Helen Marshall of the People’s Picture, and Christina Korp of the Aldrin Family Foundation, and unveiled at iconic global locations on Saturday 20 July 2019… “The People’s … Continue reading

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Second Life – Apollo 11

20th July 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the First Landing on the Moon. The National Space Society arranged an experience in Second Life to celebrate the event… #Apollo50th #SecondLifeChallenge https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/2586-apollo50th-secondlifechallenge/ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/National%20Space%20Society/30/51/3674 Did you see that Buzz! Houston… we may … Continue reading

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Sansar – Apollo 11

20th July 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the First Landing on the Moon. So a good time to revisit the Apollo 11 Experiences in Sansar… Apollo Museum and Tranquility Base… #Apollo50th

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ImmersiveVR – Apollo 11

20th July 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the First Landing on the Moon. So a good time to revisit the Apollo 11 ImmersiveVR Experiences via the Oculus Rift… this time using the Apollo 11 HD update… #Apollo50th

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Second Life – Relay for Life 2019

A Relay for Life event in Second Life took place on 30th June 2019 in the Blake Sea sailing area – “Raft Up 2019” – with the audience able to observe the activities from a floating grandstand… Blake Sea – … Continue reading

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Seven Dales Heritage Run 2019

The De Lacy Motor Club (D.L.M.C) in Yorkshire has been running rallies, car trials and driving tests for over 50 years as noted in my previous blog post. My wife Margaret and myself joined some other family members and entered … Continue reading

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Vue Balloon over Bellisseria

I previously tried the Michie Marine Balloon from Balloon from Michie Yokosuka on the Second Life Marketplace over the New Linden Homes Bellisseria Continent in Second Life. Some snapshots are in this previous Blog Post. A balloon like this was … Continue reading

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Supercar in FSX in 2019

Supercar still works great in Flight Simulator FSX nearly 25 years since the first version of the add-on was created for Flight Simulator 5 using Flightshop Aircraft Factory in 1995… http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/~bat/GA/supercar-msfs.html Bruce Artwick Organization, @microsoft / @dovetailgames @fsxinsider / @steam_games

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Sailboat around Bellisseria

Time to take the Bandit 50 Sailboat (from The Mesh Shop) out for a more extensive run down the West Coast of Bellisseria, the New Linden Homes Bellisseria Continent in Second Life. Sailing with the Ruth 2.0 open source low-poly … Continue reading

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Speedboats around Bellisseria

Having tried a range of aerial vehicles and a yacht in the New Linden Homes Bellisseria Continent in Second Life, I explored some other vehicles. I found several nice speedboats in the Second Life Marketplace from Michie Yokosuka – Michie … Continue reading

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Balloon over Bellisseria

Having tried a helicopter over the New Linden Homes Bellisseria Continent in Second Life, I explored some other vehicles from the same creator. I found a lovely free balloon on the Second Life Marketplace from Michie Yokosuka – a Michie … Continue reading

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Helicopter over Bellisseria

There are a number of people travelling by helicopter over the New Linden Homes Bellisseria Continent in Second Life. So I thought I would try one out. I found a lovely free one on the Second Life Marketplace from Michie … Continue reading

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Supercar over Bellisseria

The new airstrips, boat rez zones and car rez zones have now appeared on and around Bellisseria continent, the location of the New Linden Homes in Second Life. Daniel Voyager – Blog Post 24-Apr-2019 – Airstrip, Boat and Car Rez … Continue reading

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Skydiving at Ai Pad in Second Life

Following me setting up a base in a houseboat on the New Linden Home Continent of Bellisseria in Second Life, I have been trying out a few vehicles, and thought I would reactivate my old Skydiving setup back from when … Continue reading

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New Linden Homes 2019

New Linden Homes 2019 are available for Premium Members in Second Life. Details via: Second Life – Wiki – New Linden Homes 2019 Second Life – Blog Post 15-Apr-2019 Second Life – Sign up for a Linden Home Second Life … Continue reading

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Black Hole

A black hole and its shadow have been captured in an image for the first time by a network of radio telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). The image shows a supermassive black hole in the centre of Messier … Continue reading

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Virtual Worlds in VR

This blog post is a reminder that we can still view OpenSimulator and Second Life content in Virtual Reality (VR) headsets such as the Oculus Rift using the CtrlAltStudio viewer. Though this viewer is based on an older version of … Continue reading

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3D Modelling Info

This blog post is intended to provide some information and resources links for 3D computer modelling tools and development and delivery platforms to combine models to create virtual worlds and make these available to multiple simultaneous users. 3D Modellers There … Continue reading

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Virtual Harmony – Mars Expedition

Virtual Harmony is an OpenSimulator-based educational simulation grid with contributions by Barbara Truman at the University of Central Florida, Cynthia Calongne at Colorado Technical University, Andrew Stricker at the Air University and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. An award winning rich … Continue reading

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Virtual World Avatar to be Next President

Following the success of film stars, comedians and others in recent popularity driven elections… a Non-Player Character avatar in the virtual world OpenSimulator is to be nominated as the next President of the USA. A spokesman in the UK said.. … Continue reading

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