Tag Archives: OpenSim

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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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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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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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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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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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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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2021 – OSCC21

https://conference.opensimulator.org/ The OpenSimulator Community Conference is one of the longest running virtual conference series, having started in 2013 and run annually since. The OpenSimulator and Avacon Inc. come together to run the event on the OpenSimulator Community Conference (OpenSimCC – … 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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Firestorm VR Mod 6.4.21

Firestorm 6.4.21 + P373R VR Mod: This build includes P373R’s VR Mod 6.3.3 changes merged into Firestorm 6.4.21.64531 release branch. No change to the VR Mod code is needed. It is created using “GitHub Actions” (GHA) thanks to @humbletim. See … Continue reading

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Open Educational Resources – Vue and OpenVCE

This is a blog post to support resources from the Virtual University of Edinburgh (Vue) and Open Virtual Collaboration Environment (OpenVCE) activities to make them available on http://open.ed.ac.uk. Contact – Stephanie Farley (Charlie). Downloads available are in http://vue.ed.ac.uk/resources/open.ed/ See https://open.ed.ac.uk/virtual-world-simulator-platform-resources/ … Continue reading

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New (Virtual) University of Edinburgh

Austin Tate has acted as the Coordinator for the Virtual University of Edinburgh (Vue) since 2007 and acts as the administrator for the various collaboration facilities. These notes are intended as resources to assist in the transition of the assets … Continue reading

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Firestorm VR Mod 6.4.13

Firestorm 6.4.13 + P373R VR Mod: This build includes P373R’s VR Mod 6.3.3 changes merged into Firestorm 6.4.13 release branch. It is created using “GitHub Actions” (GHA) thanks to humbletim… see https://github.com/humbletim/firestorm-gha/releases/tag/v6.4.13-vr-alpha-0 The user instructions are identical to Firestorm VR … 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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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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Firestorm VR Mod 6.4.12

Firestorm VR Mod 6.5.3.65659 was released on 30th March 2022 and created using “GitHub Actions” (GHA) thanks to @humbletim. The user instructions are identical to Firestorm VR Mod 6.4.12 as described below. Firestorm VR Mod is a version of the … Continue reading

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Scenegate – OpenSim Viewer – Resources

SceneGate Home Page – http://infinitemetaverse.com/ Viewer Prebuilt Downloads: http://downloads.infinitemetaverse.org/index.php/downloads SceneGate – Using the Simplified World Menu 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 … 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

Update 17-Apr-2021: Ada Radius has improved the armatures and documentation and has removed the sample armatures in RuthAndRuth/Reference/Ada Radius that are referred to below. Look instead to use SLAvatar.blend in Ada Radius’s GitHub RuthAndRoth References area. The readme gives the … 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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Pisten Bully in OpenSim

I just love the Kässbohrer Pisten Bully.. see some blog posts on this via https://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 OpenSim

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. 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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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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Firestorm VR Mod 6.3.9 and 6.4.5

Firestorm 6.4.5.60799 with OpenSimulator viewer is a Beta test viewer which includes support for EEP (the Environmental Enhancement Project) and support for the Chrome Embedded Framework Live Video Streaming features in Second Life and OpenSim. VR Mode in this new … 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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