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Second Life – Resources

Web page: https://secondlife.com Downloads: https://secondlife.com/support/downloads/ Second Life Discord Channel: Invite Link, Request creator channel access

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Seven Dales Heritage Run 2022

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. The Seven Dales Heritage Run was run again in 2022 on a … Continue reading

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Spatial.io – Resources

Spatial (https://spatial.io) is a multi-platform virtual space for art exhibitions, events, virtual offices, etc. This blog post provides resources related to Spatial. https://spatial.io Getting Started Guide Documentation Twitter: @spatialxr Discord Invite Link: https://discord.com/invite/spatial Ready Player Me Avatar Integration Ai Austin … Continue reading

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Ruth2 v4 – Rigging in Blender

This is an updated blog post explaining how to take the Ruth2 v4 avatar mesh with included armature and export it in a form suitable for use in Second Life and OpenSim. The post is still under development to debug … Continue reading

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Shirelands in OpenSim

David Denny has an OpenSim grid “Shirelands” with Lord of the Rings themed regions. He was the original creator of the OpenSim Archive Files (OARs) used by Fred Beckhusen for the Outworldz DreamGrid versions of these regions. See this blog … Continue reading

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Virtual World Best Practice in Education 2022

The 15th Virtual World Best Practice in Education 2022 online conference titled “Phoenix Arising” took place in Second Life on 31st March to 2nd April 2022. VWBPE 2022 Opening Event VWBPE 2022 KeyNote by Oksana Levytska Oksana Levytska is Chair … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR Mod 6.5.3

Firestorm 6.5.3 + P373R VR Mod: This build includes P373R’s VR Mod 6.3.3 changes merged into the Firestorm 6.5.3.65658 release branch. Download the release installer from the “Assets” list at the bottom of the entry for the latest version available … Continue reading

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Dyrhólaey in Second Life

“Dyrhólaey” is an atmospheric Second Life build on the “Aride Isle” region in March 2022 by Serene Footman. It is themed after an island in the North of Iceland. https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aride%20Isle/170/71/41 https://www.flickr.com/groups/dyrholaey/ As is often the case this build was drawn … Continue reading

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Law on NFTs

On 17-Mar-2022, the Law School at the University of Edinburgh ran an online Zoom workshop and panel discussion on NFTs and the law, to accompany an exhibition event at Edinburgh InSpace entitled “A Token Gesture“. Chair: Smita Kheria, University of … Continue reading

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HG Safari – Silent Refueling

The Hypergrid Safari Group met on 16th March 2022 to visit Outworldz grid’s “Silent Refueling” grid by Fred Beckhusen (avatar: Ferd Frederix) with building support from “Joe Builder”. The grid can be accessed via http://www.outworldz.com:9000. “Silent Refueling” is a tribute … Continue reading

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Frame – Resources

Frame (https://framevr.io) is a browser-based platform for immersive team collaboration, events, education, virtual offices, digital twins, etc. It can be embedded as a virtual space within Microsoft’s Teams. This blog post provides resources related to Frame. https://learn.framevr.io/resources – for FAQ, … Continue reading

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OpenSimulator Twitter Community

A Twitter Community for “OpenSimulator” has been set up. Such communities are a new group feature on Twitter. Currently only members can send a tweet to the community to reduce spam. Please keep content directly relevant to OpenSimulator community. https://twitter.com/i/communities/1499373889234903042 … Continue reading

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OpenVCE for OpenSim 2022

The OpenVCE OpenSim Archive (OAR) file provides a collaboration and meeting area. It can be loaded onto any OpenSim region to provide a range of useful facilities for a group or community. The OpenVCE virtual world assets were originally provided … Continue reading

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Active Worlds

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for Active Worlds – https://www.activeworlds.com/, an online virtual world launched in 1995 and predating Second Life which launched in 2003 [Wikpedia]. Video by Straszfilms “Active Worlds: The 27-Year-Old Virtual World … Continue reading

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History of SecondLife and OpenSim VR Viewers

These notes were originally posted on the Discord Firestorm VR Mod channel to explain the history behind the various 3D and VR Viewers for Second Life and OpenSim. They are collected together here for convenience. Pre-VR HMD 3D Approaches The … Continue reading

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Second Life Reading Matter

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Musee Dezentral – NFT Museum

A browser-based viewer to look at Non-Fungible Token (NFT) owned artworks in the Metaverse created by @museedezentral. A Ready Player Me avatar can be used for your own appearance, though on a visit I could not seem my own avatar … Continue reading

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Metaverse Fashion Week 2022

Fashion designer Jonathan Simkhai (@JonathanSimkhai) partnered with @Everyrealm & @BlueberryMeta to produce avatar clothing and the Metaverse Fashion Week runway fashion show event inside Second Life. The event was covered in various fashion magazines and on fashion web sites. Learn … Continue reading

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OMI Group Space on OpenSim

https://omigroup.org – Bridging virtual worlds by designing and promoting shared protocols. This blog post is to provide details of one of several virtual world and metaverse platform meeting spaces for the OMI Group. This one is the “OMI” region on … Continue reading

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Silent Running

The 1972 Film “Silent Running” directed by Douglas Turnbull has a central plot of a future where scientists have sought to protect the environmental diversity of Earth’s natural resources by creating a protected “island” in space – on converted commercial … Continue reading

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Blade Runner in Second Life

A Second Life build by Hera (zee9) depicting the city scene from the 1982 film Blade Runner. Visit via the arrival portal on the Cloud Lake region via https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cloud%20Lake/98/100/395 and then click on the board to Blade Runner… http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cloud%20Lake/124/148/46 See … Continue reading

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Hypergrid Safari – Travel Outfit and Travel Kit

HG Safari Visit on 2nd February 2022 at 12 noon SLT (20:00 hrs UT) Topic: Travelling in the Metaverse – Defining Your Travel Outfit and Suitcase Host: Ai Austin Date and Time: 2-Feb-2022, 12 noon SLT (20:00 hrs UT) Gathering … Continue reading

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360° Snapshots in OpenSim

We have had the capability to create 360° Snapshots in Second Life since 2016 and the full release of the capability in the default viewer from 2021. Now Firestorm 6.5.3 is incorporating the same capability, allowing 360° Snapshots in both … Continue reading

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VRChat

I first looked at VRChat on desktop and the Oculus Rift in 2014 (see this blog post). Things have moved on a lot since then. This blog post brings together some links and resources related to VRChat. Note also that … Continue reading

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Designing the Metaverse – Discussion with Philip Rosedale

The discussion was on several platforms… https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1BRJjnjOkgRJw (Recording Available) https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oathkeeper/165/80/1197 and also on Clubhouse and Callin Twitter Spaces and Relay onto Media Screen in Second Life

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Make Avatar – Resources

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for Make Avatar (MakeAvatar™) by Haptic Monkey – a tool to create an avatar and its clothing which can be exported as a JSON (.json) file or to .glb (binary … Continue reading

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Vircadia – Resources

Vircadia is the continuation of the previous work by High Fidelity (see my earlier blog posts). This blog post is to provide resources and access links for Vircadia – https://vircadia.com Download: https://vircadia.com/download-vircadia/ User Dashboard: https://dashboard.vircadia.com/ Documents: https://docs.vircadia.com/ Vircadia Interface Vircadia … Continue reading

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Getting Started in Second Life

This blog post is to assist new users to get started quickly with the creation of a new “avatar” in Second Life, a virtual world in which an avatar represents the user as they experience locations in 3D. To make … Continue reading

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Ready Player Me – Resources

Cross-game Avatar Platform for the Metaverse – https://readyplayer.me/ Based on a selfie or start out from scratch. Customize your avatar Export your avatar in .glb (the binary, textures included form of the glTF 3D data exchange format). Use the avatar … Continue reading

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James Webb Space Telescope Live Watch Party in OpenSim

The live feed of NASA TV coverage of parts of the deployment James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) were relayed into OpenSimulator on the OSGrid Space City region at the campfire and media centre zone. Resources NASA Spacecraft Status: https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/ Live … Continue reading

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