Category Archives: Virtual World

glTF

Robert Adams (Misterblue) has created the “Convoar” tool to convert OpenSim OAR files into glTF (GL Transmission Format). The following blog post goes into more detail. http://blog.misterblue.com/2018/2018-07-01-Convoar-and-Converting-OARS Robert explained to me that Convoar grew out of his personal project on … Continue reading

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Elf Clan

Elf Clan is one of the oldest and largest virtual world fantasy role play groups. It has held lands in Second Life and various OpenSim grids. Its most recent home is on OSGrid but with affiliated Elf-themed regions on any … Continue reading

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High Fidelity – Load Test – 7 Sept 2018

A load test of the High Fidelity virtual world platform took place on 7th September 2018 and at least 356 avatars were in world in the same location at peak. A lot of different tests and exercises were run, including … Continue reading

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Fallingwater

Fallingwater in southwestern Pennsylvania is a vacation home designed in 1935 by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and often thought to be one of the finest buildings of the 20th Century. A lovely 3D openly accessible and modifiable model of the … Continue reading

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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.

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Second Life Crystal Fortress

The Crystal Fortress is a gift provided in 2018 to avatars with premium subscriptions to Second Life. It provided a skybox for a 1024sq.m. plot that could be rezzed and placed at any height, interior furniture and a teleportation system … Continue reading

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High Fidelity – Load Test – 6 July 2018

A load test of the High Fidelity virtual world platform took place on 6th July 2018 and over 200 avatars were in world in the same location at peak.

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Kässbohrer Pisten Bully Online Training

The Pisten Bully range of snow cats and ski piste grooming machines is manufactured by Kässbohrer in Germany. They have a driver and technician training academy which also includes online training courses for beginners and those interested in Pisten Bully … Continue reading

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GDPR for Vue

Vue 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. The Vue web site is at http://vue.ed.ac.uk. More information on … Continue reading

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Virtual Worlds Technology for University of Edinburgh

Vue 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. This post summarises some of the virtual worlds technology that … Continue reading

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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

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Sansar Sit

At long last avatars can be made to sit down in Sansar… see this blog post for details. Currently just cross-legged on the ground. Sitting can be initiated using “/sit” typed into local chat tool in desktop mode. A very … Continue reading

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Somnium Space

Somnium Space (“Dream” or “Fantasy” from the Latin “somnus” for “sleep”) is a new virtual world from developers in Berlin aimed at virtual reality headsets.

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Bank of High Fidelity

High Fidelity now has a cryptocurrency “Wallet” in which High Fidelity Coins” can be deposited, paid out and transferred to other avatars. To seed the currency early alpha tester users can obtain a starter amount of coins by visiting the … Continue reading

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Second Life – Isle of May

The “Isle of May” created by Serene Footman and Jade Koltai is on the “Weed” region in Second Life and can be accessed via this SLurl: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Weed/100/102/41 Anchored on the Firth of Forth in Scotland, the Isle of May is … Continue reading

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Sansar – Space Experiences

Linden Lab’s Sansar has two featured experiences related to the Apollo Moon Missions.. Apollo 11 – Sea of Tranquility (note spelling variant with a single “l”) NASA Apollo Museum Some free space suits are available to customise your avatar (need … Continue reading

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Ruth 2.0

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

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Vue Virtual World Artworks

Vue 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. A number of virtual world artworks have been created in … Continue reading

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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

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Vue -> Openvue

Vue 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. Second Life is a virtual worlds platform provided by Linden … Continue reading

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Sinespace – Delphi Talks – Richard Bartle

Richard Bartle, virtual world and MUD pioneer, spoke at “The Delphi Talks” in the Sinespace event plaza on 26th October 2017. YouTube – Delphi Talks with Dr. Richard Bartle [1:23:50] You might try the Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Sinespace – RGU Oil Rig at Night

The RGU Oil Rig is now in a single region which is on a 4-hour day/night cycle (similar to that used on Second Life, Visit via http://sine.space/locations/oil-rig The RGU Oil Rig 3D model and virtual world environment in OpenSimulator create … Continue reading

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Sinespace – Load Test 1-Sep-2017

Some Observations from sinespace Interactions Chat tool has some issues… scroll bar seems not to work when you have more tabs than the current size window allows. Hide button largely covers the last entry unless you are VERY careful with … Continue reading

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Sinespace – Delphi Talks

A new Sinespace event plaza has been created… at “The Delphi Talks” region. See http://delphitalks.com Dylan Emery – ShowStopper – 7-Sep-2017 YouTube Video [59:00] Hugh Welchman – Loving Vincent – 12-Sep-2017 YouTube Video [1:23:17]

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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

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Sine Space – Gerry Anderson Region

The Sine Space (now rebranded “sinespace”) virtual world “Space City” region contains 3D models and scenes from a number of Gerry Anderson TV productions… Supercar and Black Rock Laboratory Fireball XL5 and Space City Stingray and Marineville Thunderbirds Space:1999 Visit … Continue reading

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sinespace GALand

Short URL to http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate/2017/08/18/sine-space-gerry-anderson-region/

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Sansar Name Label

Avatar name labels are not yet included in Sansar. They are useful as a means to recognise others and initiate social communication with them. Some users have taken to creating an avatar attachment with their avatar name as a label. … Continue reading

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