Category Archives: OpenSim

OpenSim 0.9.1.0

OpenSimulator 0.9.1.0 Snail ** is now formally released as the latest stable version of the open source virtual world platform. See http://opensimulator.org/ OSGrid Dev Outreach – Ubit and Ai – All the work down to Ubit – Halloween is Coming … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim | Tagged | Comments Off on OpenSim 0.9.1.0

Ruth and Roth Statistics

Ruth 2.0 and Roth 2.0 are low-poly mesh avatar bodies, specifically designed for Opensimulator and second Life. They are built to use standard Second Life UV maps using scratch-built open source mesh bodies by Shin Ingen with other open source … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, Second Life | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Ruth and Roth Statistics

OpenStorm – Resources

Bill Blight and friends have created an OpenSim focussed branch of the Firestorm Viewer called OpenStorm. Take care… this experimental build of the Firestorm Viewer is intended for experienced users using OpenSim virtual worlds server development code (dev master) and … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, Virtual World | Tagged , | Comments Off on OpenStorm – Resources

OpenSim Statistics

There has been a question** on how many OpenSim users use various virtual world viewers that are OpenSim compatible, like Firestorm, Singularity, Alchemy, Radegast, etc. For Second Life, user statistics and viewer usage is collected via Linden Lab. But for … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim | Tagged , | Comments Off on OpenSim Statistics

Firestorm VR 6.2.4

Peter Kappler <pete@gsgrid.net> [YouTube Channel] (PWNED Magic in Second Life) has created a VR version of the Firestorm Viewer using OpenVR/SteamVR compatible with Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality and other VR headsets (HMDs). On 23rd September 2019, Peter provided … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, Second Life, VR | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in OpenSim, Second Life, Virtual World | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Ai Austin Mk 2

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

Posted in OpenSim, Virtual World | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Bakes on Mesh – Resources

Update 28-Oct-2019: basic Bakes on Mesh (BoM) support for all 11 bakes textures and the new Universal wearable is available in OpenSimulator 0.9.1.0 released on 28th October 2019. However, a viewer capable of using the facilities is still under development. … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, Virtual World | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Bakes on Mesh – Resources

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

Posted in OpenSim, VR | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Firestorm VR – Visiting OpenSim Virtual Worlds

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

Posted in OpenSim, VR | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Oil Rig Training Experience in Firestorm VR

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

Posted in OpenSim, Second Life, VR | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Social VR using Firestorm VR

Firestorm VR – Resources

Update 23-Sep-2019: Peter Kappler has provided an updated version of Firestorm VR compiled for Second Life and OpenSim which should fix the “black screen” issue mentioned below for at least some HMDs. More information, download links and tips are provided … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, Second Life, VR | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in OpenSim, Second Life, VR | Tagged , | Comments Off on Virtual Worlds in VR

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

Posted in OpenSim, Space | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Virtual Harmony – Mars Expedition

Diva Wifi for OpenSim 0.9.1.0

OpenSim 0.9.1.0 changes the .NET Framework in use for compilation from 4.0 to 4.6. As at 12-Dec-2018 the sources for Diva’s addon modules are still based on .NET Framework 4.0 suitable for OpenSim versions up to the current stable 0.9.0.1. … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Diva Wifi for OpenSim 0.9.1.0

OpenSim VR Viewer Under Development – Resources

Resources related to a new open source OpenSim content VR Viewer under development by Melanie Thielker of Avination and others… Open Source VR Viewer for OpenSim in Development — Low Cost Alternative for Social VR Projects, Blog Post: December 10, … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, VR | Tagged , , | Comments Off on OpenSim VR Viewer Under Development – Resources

Dreamgrid – Outworldz Dreamworld – OpenSimulator

Dreamgrid is an easy to use OpenSim platform created by Fred Beckhusen, aka Ferd Frederix. It includes MySQL, Dynamic DNS name provision, OpenSim 0.9.1.0 Dev, 1, Diva’s WiFi admin interface and a wide range of add on modules. It sets … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, Virtual World | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Dreamgrid – Outworldz Dreamworld – OpenSimulator

OpenSimulator Community Conference 2018 – OSCC18

The OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC18) ran again this year on December 8th to 9th, 2018 and was once again organised and run by Avacon.

Posted in OpenSim, Virtual World | Tagged , | Comments Off on OpenSimulator Community Conference 2018 – OSCC18

OpenSim Castle Cathedral Interior

The Epic Castle region in OpemSim (as described in this blog post) has interiors for some of the buildings created by Leora Jacobus. the cathedral includes an animated pipe organ and other interesting elements.

Posted in OpenSim, Virtual World | Tagged , | Comments Off on OpenSim Castle Cathedral Interior

Orcrist

Orcrist is an elf created sword found during the journey of Thoren Oakenshield, a dwarf, in Middle Earth… and features in the Hobbit movies. I handled the Orcrist prop used for the movie while on a visit to Weta Workshop … Continue reading

Posted in Games, OpenSim, Virtual World | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Ruth 2.0 and Roth 2.0

Ruth 2.0 and Roth 2.0 are low-poly mesh avatar bodies, specifically designed for Opensimulator and Second Life. They are built to use standard Second Life UV maps using scratch-built open source mesh bodies by Shin Ingen with other open source … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, Second Life, Virtual World | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

OSCC17 Hypergrid Tour

Thirza Ember introduced the Hypergrid Safari in a talk on 10th February 2017 at the OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 (OSCC17)… Then later that day, the OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 Hypergrid Safari included five locations on a number of OpenSim grids … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, Virtual World | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on OSCC17 Hypergrid Tour

OSCC17 OAR Converter Presentation

OAR Converter presentation at the OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017… YouTube: OAR Converter Presentation [25:51]. More details on OAR Converter at http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate/oar-conv/. The OAR Converter Expo Booth on OSCC Expo Zone 3… hop://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/OSCC Expo Zone 3/101/58/26

Posted in OpenSim | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

OSCC17 Preparation for OAR Converter Presentation

In preparation for the presentation on OAR Converter presentation at the Open Simulator Community Conference 2017 a speaker preparation event was held on 11th November 2017 on the OpenSim Conference Grid… Each presentation is also allocated an Expo Booth on … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on OSCC17 Preparation for OAR Converter Presentation

Sinespace – Vue

The Virtual University of Edinburgh regions as they appeared in Second Life at their maximum extent and as they are replicated on the OpenSimuator-based Openvue grid has been converted via the OAR Converter into Unity3D and then provided into the … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, Virtual World | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Sinespace – Vue

OAR Converter

OAR Converter can take an OpenSimulator Archive (OAR) and from it create textures, meshes and terrain suitable to import into a Unity scene. From Unity a range of virtual world or virtual reality experiences can be created. The converter has … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, Virtual World | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

OpenSim – Metropolis Grid

Metropolis is a Germany-based OpenSimulator-based grid open to anyone to create a (free) avatar, rent land or (at no cost) add on their own hosted regions (similar to OSGrid in that resepect). Resources and Links Metropolis Web Site – http://hypergrid.org/ … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, Virtual World | Tagged , , | Comments Off on OpenSim – Metropolis Grid

OpenSim – Resources

OpenSimulator (often shortened to OpenSim) is an open source virtual world platform which implements most of the Linden Lab Second Life virtual world protocols and extends it in some ways convenient for educational and other extended uses. This blog post … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim | Tagged | Comments Off on OpenSim – Resources

Virtual Oil Rig – Enhancing Higher Education

A poster of the work on the RGU Virtual Oil Rig and related educational experiences to enhance learning and training for offshore oil rig workers was presented at the 3rd International Enhancement in Higher Education Conference: Inspiring Excellence – Transforming … Continue reading

Posted in OpenSim, OpenVCE, Virtual World, VLE, VR | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Virtual Oil Rig – Enhancing Higher Education

Fairy Tree House

OpenSimulator Fairy Tree House and Accessories by Ada Wong on Whimsical Isle, LFGrid… hop://lfgrid.com:8002/Whimsical Isle/245/93/23

Posted in OpenSim, Virtual World | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Fairy Tree House