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NASA Perseverance Mars Rover Landing

On 18th February 2021 the NASA Perseverance Mars Rover landed on Mars.. This was my setup for watching the mission with NASA TV Live and a real time simulation of the landing in NASA Eyes… Along with participation in the … Continue reading

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Importing Mesh to Second Life and OpenSim

This is a page of resources related to creating mesh models suitable for upload and use in Second Life and OpenSim. http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Mesh http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Mesh_background_information http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Mesh/Exporting_a_mesh_from_Blender https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/files/import_export/collada.html Cleaning up your act – how a round trip through Blender can improve your mesh … Continue reading

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Supercar @ 60

This is an extended version of an article which appeared at https://www.gerryanderson.co.uk/ on 28th January 2021 –60th Anniversary of the first broadcast of Supercar on TV. Supercar – The Wonder of the Age for Six Decades! First Broadcast: 28th January … Continue reading

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Watch the World – Starry Night

Robbie Dingo (aka Rob Wright) produced the “Watch the World” machinima in Second Life in 2007 depicting a build of the Vincent Van Gogh “Starry Night” painting… More information via https://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2021/01/monday-memory-starry-night-watch-the-world-sl-machinima.html https://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2007/07/remake-the-star.html

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Second Life 2001 Lavender Lake Balloon Festival

Lavender Lake Air Balloon Festival for the month of January 2021 explore four regions floating through the sky in your personal hot air balloon. You can also rez a boat and sail, or jump in the water and explore marine … Continue reading

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Century Wings SR-71 Blackbird

Century Wings produces a range of high quality diecast aeroplane models… one being the 1/72nd scale Lockheed Martin SR-71 “Blackbird”. I have the following article: SR-71 Blackbird USAF 60-6937 NASA YF-12C 1975 Century Wings Item No. 910720 Production No. 0401 … Continue reading

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Diva Canto – OpenSim Tutorials

Diva Canto has created a number of YouTube videos (originally in live session on twitch) to document the steps to create an OpenSim grid (version 0.9.1.1) on Linux Ubuntu… https://youtube.com/user/divacanto OpenSimulator: How to set up a multi-simulator grid (Part 1) … Continue reading

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Second Life – Firestorm Holiday Party 2020

https://www.firestormviewer.org/firestorm-holiday-party/

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Firestorm VR Mod 6.4.12

Firestorm VR Mod is a version of the popular Firestorm Viewer for Second Life and OpenSimulator with modifications to provide VR capabilities for VR Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) via SteamVR. Firestorm VR Mod 6.4.12.62831 is now available from https://github.com/humbletim/firestorm-gha/releases (Assets) … Continue reading

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SpaceX Starship SN8 Test

https://www.spacex.com/vehicles/starship/ Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 – Raptor Abort at T-1.3sec Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 – Go Go to 1hr. 48 mins. into video for launch. Richard Angle’s Timelapse of Launch and “Landing” Image from Teslarti and @RDAnglePhoto Try Starship Yourself … Continue reading

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Second Life – Firestorm Gateway SciFi Portal

The Firestorm Gateway in Second Life has developed a SciFi Portal. The portal provides roleplay explorers with a SciFi environment to explore and interact with: Starship bridge, engineering and other locations Shuttle flights Supply area to get free SciFi uniforms … Continue reading

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Scenegate – OpenSim Viewer – Resources

Viewer Prebuilt Downloads: http://downloads.infinitemetaverse.org/index.php/downloads Issue Tracker: https://bitbucket.org/imadevelopmentteam/scenegate-viewer/issues EchoVoice – integrated vice solution based on Mumble Introductory articles on the SceneGate viewer in its simpler beginner mode and its extended more advanced modes can be found in this blog post [SceneGate … Continue reading

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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2020 – OSCC20

The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2020 (OSCC20) was held on 5th-6th December 2020 on the OpenSimulator Community Conference grid. This is the 8th virtual annual conference for the OpenSim Community which has run annually since 2013. More details at https://conference.opensimulator.org/ Opening … Continue reading

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Grid Hopping

Firestorm 6.4.12.67792 (15-Nov-2020) is now at Release Candidate stage and undergoing final QA testing. There are improvements to the handling of OpenSimulator “hop” addresses, especially to ensure that the current grid is inserted into Hypergrid addresses rather than always (incorrectly) … Continue reading

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Blender Avatar Rigging – Simple Guide

Ada Radius has improved the armatures on 26th January 2021 in her GitHub RuthAndRoth References area… the readme gives the details of what replaced that file. avatar_skeletonV3.blend replaces avatar_skeleton_with_custombonesettings.blend, and has two armatures in the .blend file… use the avatar_skeleton.xml … Continue reading

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AI Planning Conferences

The International Artificial Intelligence Planning and Scheduling (AIPS and ICAPS) Conferences have used a variety of named during their history… now up to 30th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling due to held in nancy, France but due to … Continue reading

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jOpenSim – OpenSim with Joomla

A blog post with resources related to jOpenSim, a component which allows the use of the Joomla Content Management System with OpenSimulator. https://www.jopensim.com/ jOpenSimWorld jOpenSimWorld is an OpenSim grid which uses Joomla and the jOpenSim component to provide its web … Continue reading

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Halloween in Second Life 2020

Halloween has arrived on the houseboat on the Bellisseria continent in Second Life (Ai Pad) courtesy of some Halloween decorations, pumpkins and light sets provided by Linden Lab.

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ICAPS 2020

The ICAPS’20 conference, originally planned to be held in Nancy France, is being run virtually and using gather.town as a social hub and via that Zoom to access meeting spaces… HPLAN Workshop – Hierarchical Planning Organised by Pascal Bercher and … Continue reading

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Pisten Bully in OpenSim

I just love the Kässbohrer Pisten Bully.. see some blog posts on this via http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate/?s=kassbohrer. So I could not resist taking some snapshots of a model of this created by “Imperator Janus2” (OSGrid) on the AiLand grid in OpenSim using … Continue reading

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Ruth2 Mesh Clothing in Second Life

Now that Ruth2 v4 is released (see this blog post), it may be time to explore some of the clothing options available for her. Ruth2 is a low-poly open source mesh avatar for OpenSimulator and Second Life. There are a … Continue reading

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Ruth2 Mesh Clothing in OpenSim

Now that Ruth2 v4 is release (see this blog post), it may be time to explore some of the clothing options available for her. Ruth2 is a low-poly open source mesh avatar for OpenSimulator and Second Life. Remember Ruth2 v4 … Continue reading

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Nani OpenSim – Resources

This page is to provide resources related to the Nani branch of OpenSim to assist in testing OpenSimulator. This branch is developed by Nani with support from Hyacinth Jewell of HG Luv Grid. Details of the Nani OpenSimulator version can … Continue reading

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OpenSim using .NET 4.8

From 11th September 2020, OpenSim can be built using .NET 4.8 as well as the current default .NET4.6. .NET 4.8 and the necessary compiler tools can be made available by installing Visual Studio 2019 Community Edition. OpenSim using .NET 4.8 … Continue reading

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Second Life Book Club – Larry Niven

Second Life Book Club – Larry Niven in Conversation with Draxtor https://secondlife.com/destination/second-life-book-club Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (12pm PST) Recording: Drax Files #271 Larry Niven in [Glorious] Conversation Original Live Stream: http://youtu.be/ANrwqUlICaA https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BookClub%20Island/128/115/23/ Draxtor’s Slides for the event Ringworld Cast of … Continue reading

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Ruth2 v4

Ruth2 v4 Revision 2020-09-02 Based on Blender Mesh from https://github.com/RuthAndRoth/Ruth2 (was Ada Radius Draft 11). Use a viewer which supports Bakes on Mesh, e.g. Firestorm. Ruth2 is a low-poly mesh body specifically designed for OpenSimulator and which can also be … Continue reading

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Second Life – Cloud Uplift – Testing

Linden Lab are moving Second Life from their own servers onto the Amazon Cloud – a process known as “Cloud Uplift”. This will take place over an extended period during 2020. Some regions are already operating “In the Cloud” on … Continue reading

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GenCon – Online

GenCon (https://www.gencon.com/) is a (normally physical) convention for tabletop gamers (like Duungeons & Dragons) with extensions to all sort of other role play games. It has been running since 1968 when it started in Lake Geneva, Winconsin, USA, and is … Continue reading

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Hubs by Mozilla

Mozilla Hubs is a virtual collaboration platform that runs in a web browser on desktops, tablets and mobile devices. It can support wireless standalone VR headsets. Desktop VR setups like the Oculus Rift are supported via a WebVR compatible browser … Continue reading

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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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