Category Archives: Virtual World

Converting Ready Player Me Avatars for Second Life and OpenSim

This blog post provides resources and information for a route to take Ready Player Me avatars through Blender into Second Life and OpenSim to travel across the Hypergrid. Workflow for Conversion Obtain Ready Player Me avatar .glb URL. Download avatar … Continue reading

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Beorn’s House on OpenSim

Beorn’s House is a 256mx256m region for DreamGrid (OpenSim) with surrounding mountainous landscape and is part of the “Hobbiton Collection“/Shirelands of Hobbit/Lord of the Rings themed regions built by David Denny (avatar: Darkness Papp), licenced for exclusive use on the … Continue reading

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Crystal Frost – Unity Viewer for Second Life and OpenSim

GitHub JennaScvl (Berry Bunny in Second Life, Kallisti#2038 on Discord) recently announced work on a Unity-based viewer for Second Life and OpenSim using LibreMetaverse. This blog post provides resources related to the development of Crystal Frost which is still at … Continue reading

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WWF – saveyour.world

saveyour.world is a virtual world created for the World Wildlife Fund Deutschland and accessible using a Ready Player Me avatar.

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Ready Player Me Fashion

Ready Player Me (https://readyplayer.me) allows the creation of cross platform avatars that can be exported in .gltf format for use or conversion to a range of virtual worlds and metaverse platforms and many other purposes. A range of clothing, outfits … Continue reading

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aiaustin.readyplayer.me

This blog post describes experiments with embedding the Ready Player Me Avatar Creator into an application. Initially I wanted to create a reliable and repeatable workflow to take Ready Player Me avatars into Second Life or OpenSim. This process used … Continue reading

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Using Ready Player Me Avatars in Second Life and OpenSim

This blog post is replaced by a later one here since developments have taken place in Ready Player me and the Bento Buddy plugin for Blender. This blog post provides resources and information for a route to take Ready Player … Continue reading

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Vogue Singapore – Virtual World Fashion in Spatial.io

The September 2022 and October 2022 issue of Vogue Singapore (https:/vogue.sg) linked the virtual world fashion of fashion designer Yimeng Yu (https://vogue.sg/fashion-designer-yimeng-yu/) with Ready Player Me avatars. https://spatial.io/s/Vogues-New-World-62fabe0cabce1e00010f6f9a?share=2054290015843864647 https://vogue.sg/lina-zhang-september-issue-2022/ https://vogue.sg/fashionsnewworld https://vogue.sg/fashion-designer-yimeng-yu/ https://vogue.sg/every-body-nft-vogue-singapore-metaartclub/ Ready Player Me Avatar Creator – Vogue Direct … Continue reading

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Monaverse

Mona or Monaverse is a browser based virtual world platform that provides a number of separate experiences connected via portals – https://monaverse.com/ Mona accepts registration and logins by connecting a cryptocurrency wallet such as Metamask and WalletConnect. Or you can … Continue reading

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Parallel by Tommy Hilfiger

Matching Virtual and In Real Life Outfits by Tommy Hilfiger – https://www.paralleltommyhilfiger.com/ Outfits Redeemed in Wardrobe

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Roblox – Resources

Roblox is an online game platform and game creation system that allows users to create and play in environments or games. Roblox is free to play, with in-game purchases available through its virtual currency called “Robux”. According to Wikipedia, as … Continue reading

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Second Life – Resources

Web page: https://secondlife.com Downloads: https://secondlife.com/support/downloads/ Second Life Discord Channel: please note that this is not intended as a general user/residents forum, it is for special developments and active projects group participants – Invite Link, Request creator channel access

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hypergrid Safari

Hypergrid Safari (HG Safari) is a group formed in 2014 as a successor the original Hypergrid Adventurers Club formed in 2010. Members gather at a jump off location on OpenSim grids and visit a couple of grid or sites at … Continue reading

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Open Metaverse Interoperability (OMI)

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for initiatives related to virtual worlds and metaverse interoperability including avatar appearance and world content. https://omigroup.org – Bridging virtual worlds by designing and promoting shared protocols. I have previously blogged … Continue reading

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Decentraland – Resources

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for Decentraland – https://decentraland.org. decentraland.org Decentraland Market Decentraland FAQ Temporary (Guest) login is possible without registering, but the avatar appearance, etc is only kept locally in your browser for that … Continue reading

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Meta – Resources

This blog post is to provide resources and access links for Meta (meta.com – previously Facebook) and its Metaverse developments. Announcement at Facebook Connect 2021 on 28th October 2021: Mark Zuckerberg Talk (YouTube): Keynote by John Carmack at Facebook Connect … Continue reading

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Expo 2020 Dubai UAE

Expo 2020 (https://www.expo2020dubai.com) opened in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates with an opening ceremony on 30th September 2021 and will be open for six months from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022. A “Virtual Expo 2020” runs alongside … Continue reading

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Global Youth Engineering Climate Conference 2021

The Global Youth Engineering Climate Conference 2021 (GYECC21) online virtual event took place on 7th and 8th September 2021 with exhibits and facilities being available thereafter until 12-Nov-2021. Over 4,000 attendees for some 100 countries joined the event. Use #GYECC21 … Continue reading

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360° Snapshots in Second Life

On 21st October 2021, the 360° Snapshot “Project Viewer” became a Release Candidate as version 6.5.0.564863. Since 2016 a Second Life “Project Viewer” has been under development by Linden Lab that allows for the creation of 360° snapshots in Second … Continue reading

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Re-Vue

This blog post is to support a short project to have University of Edinburgh Information Services (IS) folks get started with (or return to) Second Life as part of the handover of some of the work with the Virtual University … Continue reading

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Clever Zebra – OpenSim Assets

An updated version of the OpenVCE OAR file has been provided at 27-Feb-2022 in http://openvce.net/downloads/2022/ The OpenVCE project (http://openvce.net) contracted with Clever Zebra to produce the OpenVCE collaboration region virtual world assets for Second Life and OpenSim. Those assets are … Continue reading

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