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Lost Horizon – Music Festival in VR

Lost Horizon has been created by the team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La festival within a festival, and in conjunction with VRJAM and Sansar to be “the world’s largest independent music and arts festival in virtual reality. Lost Horizon is a REAL … Continue reading

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Alone Together – Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre and his Avatar engaged in a Live VR performance using the VRChat platform to celebrate Fête de la Musique 2020, June 21st at 21h15 CET. The event took place in the “VRRoom” area of VRChat. Some notes on … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR Mod 6.3.9

Peter Kappler maintains the Firestorm VR Mod Viewer and his source code modifications to allow the Firestorm Viewer to work with VR headsets at https://gsgrid.de/firestorm-vr-mod/ – go there to download his latest version and for usage information, source, advice on … Continue reading

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Roth2 v2

Roth2 v2 Revision 2020-05-24 Based on Blender Mesh from https://github.com/RuthAndRoth/Roth2 (was DRAFT8_4) Use a viewer which supports Bakes on Mesh, e.g. Firestorm. Roth2 is a low-poly mesh body specifically designed for OpenSimulator and which can also be used in Second … Continue reading

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Fortnite – Party Royale – Social Space

Fortnite normally involves player-versus-player combat modes. But a new “Party Royale” mode provides a social space that is being used for hangouts, parties, concerts and lightweight games. https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/home Beginners Tips Keyboard and Controller Screenshots – To utilize Nvidia ShadowPlay if … Continue reading

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Vive Sync – VR Meeting Spaces

Launched today (30-Apr-2020) is HTC Vive Sync (https://sync.vive.com/) – which the web site states is an “all-in-one meeting and collaboration solution for VR. With VIVE Sync, it’s easy to customize your avatar, create a private meeting room, and begin working … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Model for Online Teaching Course (EdMOLT)

Welcome to my blog for the Edinburgh Model for Online Teaching Course – which I will abbreviate to EdMOLT). I am a Professor in the School of Informatics and have an interest in teamwork and remote collaboration. I have been … Continue reading

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Outworldz – DreamGrid – Hobbiton

Fred Beckhusen of Outworldz and his team have done wonders again with another fine OpenSimulator-based region, released as an OpenSim Archive (OAR) licensed only for use on the DreamGrid distribution. Fred’s post on the MeWe – Outworldz Projects group on … Continue reading

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NoLimits2 – Space Mountain Paris

Space Mountain – De la Terre à la Lune (From the Earth to the Moon) https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1269373814 A wonderful NoLimits2/Steam Workshop build by Giftaddict (overall) and HelloHurricane/Pieter Hutapea (scripting). “Space Mountain, inaugurated at Disneyland Paris on June 1, 1995, is a … Continue reading

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Outworldz – Alexandria 30BC

Another fine virtual world build from Fred Beckhusen/Ferd Frederix and his team (Debbie Edwards aka Nyira Machabelli, Joe Builder and Avia Bonne) to recreate Ancient Egypt, specifically Alexandria in 30BC. It is located on the OpenSimulator-based Outworldz grid’s Alexandria region … Continue reading

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Second Life – Voice Echo Canyon

A common issue in teleconferencing is testing your headset and microphone to make sure its working, and not giving feedback to others (something often only YOU cannot hear). As more people engage in teleconferencing and virtual world systems voice testing … Continue reading

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Supercar in Second Life – Anaglyph 3D

Kirstens Viewer for Second Life can render the view in Anaglyph 3D for Red/Cyan 3D Glasses… for more details and download links see this blog post. So its a good excuse to take the 3D model of Supercar for another … Continue reading

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Virtual Conferences – A Guide to Best Practices

https://www.acm.org/virtual-conferences A community resource from the ACM Presidential Task Force on What Conferences Can Do to Replace Face-to-Face Meetings – Version 1.1(rc) of April 11, 2020 [Current version] [Local Copy] Discussion Forum (free account registration required): https://virtualconf.acm.org/

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Kirstens Viewer Update with Anaglyph 3D

Back in 2011, Kirstens Viewer for Second Life added an Anaglyph 3D view capability which could be seen with red/cyan 3D glasses. See this blog post. It was updated to the latest Second Life features in 2017. See this further … Continue reading

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Kitely Organizations

Kitely Organizations are a way to create a virtual grid inside the OpenSimulator-based Kitely grid. It allows groups to create and manage their own users, with control over which regions they can visit and what they can do in-world. A … Continue reading

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AIAI Virtual World Social Space

Quickstart: Get an OpenSim avatar at http://osgrid.org if you don’t already have one. Download and install the Firestorm Viewer. Login and look round, you usually arrive at an OSGrid Plaza. Follow the arrows on the floor to get an orientation … Continue reading

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Virtual World Best Practice in Education 2020

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Supercar in OpenSim

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Supercar in Second Life

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Dimension X – Supercar Display

Supercar puppet scale model made by Andrew Grimshaw of Wigan and displayed in the Dimension X Sci-Fi and Fantasy collectables shop in Hoylake in the Wirral near Liverpool, UK (at Unit 9A, The Quadrant, Hoylake, CH47 2EE) around October 2016 … Continue reading

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SpeedLight – Resources

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Edinburgh AI Planners on GitHub

A GitHub copy has been created of resources for the AI planners developed by Prof. Austin Tate and his Planning and Activity research group at the University of Edinburgh in the Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute (AIAI) – previously … Continue reading

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Git for Ruth2 and Roth2 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. This post is a record of some helpful advice given by … Continue reading

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Ruth 2.0 LuvMyBod – Resources

Hyacinth Jewell, a content creator in OpenSimulator, has provided a revised higher definition version of the open source Ruth 2.0 avatar mesh. This post provides some resources and links for this. hop://grid.hgluv.com:8302/Luv Plaza/78/138/28

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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2019 – OSCC19

The OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC19) ran again this year on December 14th to 15th, 2019 and was once again organised and run by Avacon. OpenSimulator Core Dev Panel OSCC19 Audience What is Good About OpenSim 0.9.1 The conference grid is … Continue reading

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Second Life – Houseboat – Winter 2019

My Houseboat on the Bellisseria continent in Second Life now has its Winter decorations in place… 360° Snapshot Viewer 6.2.4.529111 (Updated July 16, 2019) The 360 Snapshot Viewer 6.2.4.529111 saves the output as a standard equirectangular JPEG so it can … Continue reading

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Blender – Resources

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for Blender – a widely used open source 3D modelling and animation tool. Blender Web Site and Downloads Tutorial Videos: YouTube – Blender Tutorial Channel Manual: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/ Blender Tips T … Continue reading

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Singularity Viewer – Resources

Singularity Viewer is an open-source virtual world viewer for Second Life and OpenSim. It uses the “V1-Style” User Interface Viewer combined with the latest Second Life changes and features. The latest (Beta) versions support Bakes on Mesh. http://www.singularityviewer.org/ Singularity Downloads … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR Mod 6.3.3

A later version of Firestorm VR Mod 6.3.9 is available. See this blog post. On 28-Nov-2019 Peter Kappler provided an update to his Firestorm VR Mod Viewer at https://gsgrid.de/firestorm-vr-mod/ – go there to download the latest version and for usage … Continue reading

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Cool VL Viewer – Resources

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for the Cool VL Viewer for Second Life and OpenSim. The latest version is “Cool VL Viewer v1.26.24.1, 64 bits, Nov 23 2019 09:42:01” and supports Bakes on Mesh (BoM). … Continue reading

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