Category Archives: OpenSim

Halcyon MOSES Grid Testing

Halycon is the virtual world server code base used by the InWorldz grid. The code is a branch of the OpenSimulator code, and has been contributed back to the wider OpenSimulator community (see this InWorldz blog post). Halcyon is being … Continue reading

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Second Life and OpenSim in VR using VorpX

While CtrlAltStudio viewer 1.2.6.43412 has provided 3D/VR access for the Oculus Rift in Second Life and OpenSim, there is another way to explore virtual worlds in VR – through VorpX. VorpX allows some applications and games not specifically designed for … Continue reading

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Roller Coasters in VR using CtrlAltStudio

Now here is a nice test of the CtrlAltStudio viewer 1.2.6.43412 for Oculus Rift DK2 and CV1 for Second Life and OpenSim. On OSGrid’s Cuteulala Park region which includes a range of theme park rides and roller coasters. hop://login.osgrid.org/Cuteulala Park/148/81/22 … Continue reading

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Migration of Openvue to a New Server

These notes are to document the steps taken to migrate an existing OpenSim grid (Openvue) to a new Windows server. There are basically two mechanisms: Via a SQL transfer (mysqldump and load) which is the method documented here. Via OpenSim … Continue reading

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VRLand – A Community and Test Region for Virtual Reality in Virtual Worlds

“VRLand” is a region on the OpenSim-based OSGrid provided to act as a meeting place and community hub for those wanting to test virtual reality in virtual worlds like OpenSimulator (OpenSim) and Second Life. hop://hg.osgrid.org:80/VRLand/128/128/20 You can visit over the … Continue reading

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VR Campfire in OpenSim

A number of “Social VR” applications like vTime are now appearing for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive which provide a meeting space in which a small number (4 to 8 typically) people can meet via avatars in a scene … Continue reading

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Oil Rig Training Environment in VR

To be honest, this blog post started out as a test of the performance with various graphics options to try CtrlAltStudio viewer with an NVidia GTX1080 GPU. But the performance even on maximum “ultra” graphics settings with shadows was so … Continue reading

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CtrlAltStudio Viewer 1.2.6.43412 Performance Testing

As noted in an earlier post CtrlAltStudio Viewer 1.2.6.43412 was released by David Rowe on 18th July 2016 to allow VR access to Second Life and OpenSim via the Oculus CV1 and DK2 using Oculus SDK/Runtime 1.5.0/1.6.0. This blog posts … Continue reading

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Testing CtrlAltStudio Viewer 1.2.6.43412

CtrlAltStudio is a version of the virtual worlds viewer for Second Life and OpenSim created by David Rowe. It has been updated to CtrlAltStudio 1.2.6.43412 [Codeplex Archive] to run with the Oculus Rift CV1 (as well as the previously supported … Continue reading

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Testing CtrlAltStudio Viewer 1.2.6.43402

CtrlAltStudio Viewer 1.2.6.43402 is an early test version that has been replaced with the updated CtrlAltStudio Viewer 1.2.6.43412 to address some issues, support the X-Box One controller, and provide further graphics experimentation options for the Oculus Rift. These notes were … Continue reading

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Sim-on-a-Stick for OpenSim Development and Testing

Ener Hax’s “Sim-on-a-Stick” (http://simonastick.com) is a very useful prebuilt setup that allows a local copy of OpenSimulator to be quickly used for a new development or test environment. It can be used to create a fresh setup each time tests … Continue reading

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MOSES Office Hours 13-May-2016

The MOSES military metaverse grid members hold regular weekly “office hours” presentations and discussion meetings. At this specific meeting there was a discussion of the “Redmine” Wiki used for development and community contributions within team members of the MOSES project, … Continue reading

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OpenVCE Region on MOSES Grid

The OpenSimulator-based OpenVCE region has been reactivated on the MOSES Military Metaverse OpenSim grid to make this example of a virtual collaboration environment accessible for demonstrations to US federal and other agencies. The region contains a range of meeting facilities … Continue reading

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MOSES OpenSim Assets

The MOSES (Military Metaverse) Project has produced some assets, sample regions in OpenSimulator Archive (OAR) format, avatars and wearables. They are licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0. LIDAR Scanned Region Creation The US Army Research Labs Simulation Technology and Training … Continue reading

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MOSES Office Hours 29-Apr-2016

The MOSES military metaverse grid members hold regular weekly “office hours” presentations and discussion meetings. At this specific meeting there was a discussion of using virtual environments for training and review of training exercises, and giving greater training time in … Continue reading

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Fish4Knowledge at Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2016

Jessica Chen-Burger (as avatar Skye Gears) presented the Fish4Knowledge project outreach pavilion and underwater aquarium project in Second Life and OpenSim at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2016 online conference (VWBPE-2016). More details of the F4K Exhibition gallery … Continue reading

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Roller Coasters in OpenSim

I previously wrote about the roller coasters on OSGrid’s Recreation Plaza created by Cuteulala Artis and colleagues. Cuteulala has also provided a free access roller coaster that anyone can use. But everyone is asked to respect the open source nature … Continue reading

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OpenSimulator Varregion Tests

Normally Second Life and OpenSim have regions which are 256m X 256m in size. Regions can be placed alongside one another to make up larger land masses, as is done with the Virtual University of Edinburgh (Vue) regions which can … Continue reading

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Vue Display in Maps of Second Life

The Maps of Second Life Pavilion is accessible at New Kadath Lighthouse Art Gallery, New Kadath (34, 51, 22) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Kadath/34/52/23. It is curated by Juliana Lethdetter, a member of the Second Life Historical Society, and shows maps and information … Continue reading

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Halloween on OSGrid 2015

The 2015 Halloween Party on OSGrid’s All Hallows Plaza… 31 Oct 2015 12:00 SLT

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SculptGL

A web-based mesh creation tool at http://stephaneginier.com/sculptgl/ Especially for Halloween

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Valkyrie Avatar

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics is to get a NASA Valkyrie Robot in March 2016 as part of its Robotarium. The Valkyrie robotic platform was originally designed and built in 2013 to carry out search and rescue missions in line … Continue reading

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OpenSim OAR Convert to Unity Scene with Windows Interface

News 19-Nov-2016: The licence for OAR Converter was clarified on 19th November 2016 to ensure users and other developers realised this was intended to be openly and freely usable but to leave the copyright notice, author credits and liability statement … Continue reading

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Fish4Knowledge Pavilion and Underwater Gallery in OpenSim

The Fish4Knowledge Virtual World Gallery and Underwater pavilion was originally created in Second Life but has now been replicated on the OpenSimulator-based Openvue grid and OSGrid. OSGrid provides free avatar to anyone so is a good way to visit the … Continue reading

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InSpace Gallery – January 2007 Artists Walkway

OpenSimulator-based Openvue grid Informatics virtual InSpace gallery with images and art from the external walkway that was in place in January 2007 during construction of the Informatics Forum. Visit with any OpenSim hypergrid enabled grid avatar, e.g. one from OSGrid. … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality for Gerry Anderson Locations

Gerry Anderson locations for the TV series Supercar, Fireball XL5 and Stingray have been recreated using fan produced 3D models of the buildings, scenery and vehicles used in the TV shows. These have been used in OpenSimulator to create 3D … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality in Second Life and OpenSim using the CtrlAltStudio Viewer

David Rowe’s CtrlAltStudio Viewer allows 3D stereoscopic and Oculus Rift Head Mounted Display (HMD) viewers of Second Life and OpenSim-based Virtual Worlds. It supports gamepad controllers too, such as the Xbox gamepad. Version 1.2.5.43397 (3rd October 2015) had been updated … Continue reading

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OpenVCE in Unity and VR

As described in this blog post, the OpenVCE region as it appears in OpenSim including its I-Zone/I-Rooms has been converted to Unity compatible assets via the OpenSim OAR Converter and combined with an earlier I-Room Unity application using the Smart … Continue reading

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OpenVCE on MOSES Grid

The MOSES Grid has moved to new servers and avatars or regions that existed on the original grid are being restored or recreated using OpenSim Inventory Archives (IARs) for avatars or OpenSim Archives (OARs) for regions. The OpenVCE region has … Continue reading

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OpenSim – JustinCC Bon Voyage Party

A Hypergrid Safari party on OSGrid on 23rd September 2015 was to honour core OpenSim developer and Overte Foundation chairman Justin Clark-Casey, stepping down from his lead position in the team to focus on other activities. But hopefully keeping a … Continue reading

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