Category Archives: OpenSim

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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OpenVCE and I-Room in Unity with VR

The Open Virtual Collaboration Environment (OpenVCE) initially created in Second Life and OpenSim along with its I-Room (virtual space for intelligent interaction) have been available for some time as OpenSim Archive (OAR) files and assets available in Second Life and … Continue reading

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OpenSim OAR Convert to Unity Scene

A later version of OAR Converter is available which includes a Windows graphical user interface for convenient conversions. See this blog post. This page gives notes and links related to the OAR converter to create textures, meshes and terrain suitable … Continue reading

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Setting up a Standalone OpenSim Server from Scratch

These notes will describe how to set up a “Standalone” OpenSimulator (OpenSim) server on Windows from scratch… using the latest stable version or even the very latest “Dev master” experimental version. They are intended to quickly get you going with … Continue reading

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Simple Use of Git for OpenSim Development

Git is a source code version control supporting contributions from a number of developers. Git tutorial and reference material is available via including a complete online “Pro Git” book. Contributions are made by “non-core” developers who can submit a “patch” … Continue reading

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Open Metaverse – the OpenSimulator Contribution

OpenSimulator and its “grid of grids” (Hypergrid) approach is perhaps the nearest virtual worlds environment we current have that approximates the “Metaverse” as envisaged in science fiction (e.g. Snowcrash) and popular culture. It is an approximation of what others seem … Continue reading

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OSGrid 8th Birthday Party – OS

OSGrid has reached its 8th birthday and held a birthday party (OSGB8) on the Event Plaza with disco, live music and dancing…

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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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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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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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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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HG Safari First Anniversary

On 20th May 2015, the OpenSim-based HG Safari group celebrated its first anniversary with a party on Event Plaza on OSGrid organised by Thirza Ember, Fuschia Nightfire and others. Live music with very apropriate lyrics was provided by the talented … Continue reading

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Marineville at Sunset

Stingray and Control Tower mesh models on Marineville region on OSGrid. Visit via [hop://login.osgrid.org/Marineville/45/12/21]

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Castle on OSGrid

The Castle region from AiLand has been mounted as a region on OSGrid. [Visit via hop://login.osgrid.org:80/Castle/215/145/103] “Epic Castle” is a nice demonstration of a complex mesh model that can be imported into OpenSim, and saved as an OpenSim Archive (OAR) … Continue reading

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Vue Regions on OSGrid

OSGrid is the primary grid used by members of the OpenSim community for development, testing, sharing content and social events. It allows those with servers to add on regions very easily and without cost. OSGrid runs entirely with volunteer effort … 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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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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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

There is a later version of this blog post available (click here) including details of changes necessary from OpenSim 0.9.1.0. Diva Canto provides the popular “Diva Distribution (D2)” precompiled version of OpenSim which includes a number of addon modules. One … Continue reading

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Castle in Spring on Ailand

It is now Spring on the Castle region on the Opensim-based AiLand grid. [Visit via hop://ai.vue.ed.ac.uk:8002/Castle/215/145/103] “Epic Castle” is a nice demonstration of a complex mesh model that can be imported into OpenSim, and saved as an OpenSim Archive (OAR) … Continue reading

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Virtual World Best Practice in Education 2015

The 8th annual Virtual World Best Practice in Education (VWBPWE 2015) conference took place from March 18th to 21st 2015 in Second Life and on the OpenSimulator-based Avacon Grid. The inbuilt Vivox voice setup was used in Second Life, as … Continue reading

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FCVW-2015

The Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds (FCVW) held its 2015 conference (FCVW-2015) in an OpenSim grid run by the MOSES/US Army Simulation Technology and Training Center (STTC) in Orlando, Florida with assistance from AvaCon. The opening keynote was given by … Continue reading

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OSGrid – Vue and Expt Addon Regions

OSGrid, the grid used by many members of the OpenSimulator developers and users as a community hub, is back in service after a prolonged period of being unavailable due to a serious disk failure. The grid has been rebuilt to … Continue reading

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OpenSimWorld – Listing of Hypergrid Accessible Virtual Worlds

OpenSimWorld provides a graphical listing of Hypergrid accessible OpenSim-based virtual worlds. It works by linking a web site and an in world beacon. An OpenSim grid/region owner can set up a listing on the web site and get a “key” … Continue reading

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Kitely Market

Kitely Market is a web-based on-line store to distribute virtual items for use in on-line virtual worlds such as OpenSim and newly emerging worlds which can take a range of 3D models and virtual goods. See this YouTube video for … Continue reading

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Christmas in Second Life and OpenSim

Its Christmas time again, and it looks like Santa, Rudolph and the other reindeer have arrived again… on the Christmas Lane region in Second Life… The Christmas tree is also up outside the I-Room on Vue in Second Life… OpenSimulator … Continue reading

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Moon Rockets and Flying Saucers

The Moon Rockets and Flying Saucers have arrived at Space City on AiLand… thanks to the OpenSim creations of Ener Hax.

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Digital Education Visit to Informatics Virtual Wonderland

The Digital Education team in the School of Education and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh have worked together over the last decade on a range of virtual worlds and immersive experience activities relevant to research, learning … Continue reading

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