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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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Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute

CISA changed its name on 1st December 2019. This is a draft of a web page that will appear on the new Institute’s web pages with some background. Feedback to a.tate@ed.ac.uk appreciated. Artificial Intelligence work at Edinburgh can trace its … Continue reading

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OpenSim 0.9.1.0

OpenSimulator 0.9.1.0 Snail ** is now formally released as the latest stable version of the open source virtual world platform. See http://opensimulator.org/ OSGrid Dev Outreach – Ubit and Ai – All the work down to Ubit – Halloween is Coming … Continue reading

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Ruth2 and Roth2 Statistics

Ruth2 and Roth2 are low-poly mesh avatar bodies, specifically designed for Opensimulator and second Life. They are built to use standard Second Life UV maps using scratch-built open source mesh bodies by Shin Ingen with other open source contributions from … Continue reading

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NASA Artemis 3D Mosaic Sculpture

https://www.nasa.gov/artemis/Be_a_part_of_the_Artemis_Generation The NASA Artemis Program will see humanity live sustainably and work on the Moon. To celebrate, NASA will feature images/selfies from people across the world on a 3D mosaic sculpture representing their future plans. The images will be colour-matched, … Continue reading

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Halloween in Second Life 2019

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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OpenStorm – Resources

Update: 15-Jan-2020 – OpenStorm has not been made available in binary form for some time and it was last updated on GitHub back in November 2019. OpenStorm should not be used as it does not have necessary Bakes on Mesh … Continue reading

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OpenSim Statistics

There has been a question** on how many OpenSim users use various virtual world viewers that are OpenSim compatible, like Firestorm, Singularity, Alchemy, Radegast, etc. For Second Life, user statistics and viewer usage is collected via Linden Lab. But for … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR 6.2.4

Update: 28-Nov-2019: Peter Kappler now has a home page for Firestorm VR Mod at https://gsgrid.de/firestorm-vr-mod/ – go there for the latest version and information. The version of the Firestorm viewer on which the latest Firestorm VR Mod 6.3.3.58049 is based … Continue reading

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Sansar with Avatar 2.0

Linden Lab updated Sansar to use a new richer avatar skeleton referred to as “Avatar 2.0”. Sansar.com Website Sansar YouTube Channel Twitter Feed – @SansarOfficial Quests and Tutorials

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Ai Austin Mk 2

A bit of a refresh of the Ai Austin avatar which I have been using in Second Life and OpenSim since 2006… Ai Austin Mk. 1 Ai’s original skin was a gift back in 2006 from a fellow educator who … Continue reading

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Pangea Roleplay on OpenSim Metropolis Grid

I have blogged before about the Pandora Universe group in Second Life which offers role play based on the “Avatar” film directed by James Cameron and based on Pandora, a moon of Alpha Centauri and the Na’vi that inhabit the … Continue reading

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Bakes on Mesh – Resources

This is a blog post to collect together resources related to the Bakes on Mesh [BoM] feature for Second Life and OpenSim. Bakes on Mesh facilities allow mesh avatars to be used with standard avatar skins, tattoos, alpha masks and … Continue reading

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Bakes on Mesh – Early Days

Update: 28-Nov-2019: This is an archive of the original “Bakes on Mesh – Resources” post.. which has now been updated to reflect the up to date position. New post here. Most viewers now also support Bakes on Mesh and some, … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR – Visiting OpenSim Virtual Worlds

As noted before in this blog post Peter Kappler has created a VR version of the Firestorm virtual world viewer (based on version 6.0.1.56538). It can work very well indeed for Social VR purposes allowing all the capabilities and content … Continue reading

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Oil Rig Training Experience in Firestorm VR

The RGU Oil Rig enhanced education and virtual training experience created by the Robert Gordon University (RGU) Oil & Gas Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland ported to OpenSim OSGrid has been tested in Peter Kappler’s Firestorm VR 6.0.1. The VR mode … Continue reading

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Social VR using Firestorm VR

As noted before in this blog post Peter Kappler has created a VR version of the Firestorm virtual world viewer (based on version 6.0.1.57000). If the graphics settings, draw distance and scene complexity allow it, this can work very well … Continue reading

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