Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 WEB-WORLDS: How to start building in Cybalounge, a roadmap for beginners

How to start building in Cybalounge,
a roadmap for beginners

Cybabalounge offers support for building in web-worlds.  You get your own web-world, along with tools to build things to go in it.  This article tells how to get your world, go into it, and start building shapes.  You  learn to use tools by using them, not by reading about them.
Selby in his test world
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    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    2017 HOBBY: PEOPLE: Kayaker builds a horse, problems and solutions at the WIP meeting

    Kayaker builds a horse, problems and solutions
    at the WIP meeting
    Video:  At a recent WIP meeting Kayaker Magic demonstrated a horse he was scripting, this one in western tack.  He showed how he created reins to go from the rider's hands to the bridle by using the target feature of the particle system.  He also described a problem he was having with the animation of the legs, apparently caused by the large number of instructions required to animate legs and the other parts of the horse and the western tack. 

    • Watch on YouTube
    • The problem described here may call for IMA TestWG to develop a problem analysis test suite.
    • This may be the best horse for city boys
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    WIP meeting today

      • Sunday June 25, noon SLT (California) time
      • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
      • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
      • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
      • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress. 
      • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.

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        Saturday, June 24, 2017

        2017 OSHG: WRITE: Web-worlds as a place for storytelling

        Web-worlds as places for storytelling 
        Storytelling is popular is virtual worlds.  It requires mostly talk, scenery and possibly music.  All these can easily be provided in a web-world, where the access is much easier.   
        Mos Eisley Cantina 
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        • There are stories here at Mos Eisley.  We all remember one.
        • There are many more.  That old wizard, Obi-Won Kenobi has hundreds.
        • Can we go there again?  With less violence and more stories. 
        • Yes, we can go there through the virtual world portal in Kitely
        • Seanchai Library
        • But soon there may be an even easier route.  
        • We could go there through a portal in a browser.
        • We could even hear stories read:  StoryLink radio
        • We might meet other people who are as interested in stories as we are.
        • We could talk with them, chat about the stories.
        • Talk about new plots and characters we would like to see.
        • Yeah, I said soon
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        • Meanwhile, here is a web-world you can visit now.
        • Selby's nonprofit web-world.
        • You can log in as a guest, no registering.  See how easy it is.
        • Not Mos Eisley Cantina.  Just a little place to chat.  
        • I will be there almost every weekday at 10-10:30 AM California time.  
        • Soon I hope to show you instructions on how to start on your own web-world.
        • Some of my friends have imported parts of an OAR file into a web-world.
        • So importing the scenery is possible, but not yet easy.

        Friday, June 23, 2017

        2017 SEE: Touring the Hypergrid: Metaverse tours. Tell us about your place.

        Touring the Hypergrid:  Metaverse tours. 
        Tell us about your place.
        Metaverse tours visits interesting places in the Hypergrid every Saturday.  Often we get a video and I post that in this blog.  
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        If you have a place of interest on the Hypergrid, post your invitation in Metaverse Tours, a G+ Community We may not have a large group, but we usually get a video and an article in Virtual Outworlding.
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          Tuesday, June 20, 2017

          2016 PEOPLE: SEE: HG Safari on tour

          HG Safari on tour
          HG Safari tours several destinations on the Hypergrid every week, starting at noon California time on Wednesdays.  I usually catch the first hour of the tour and often get a few pictures.  Here are some pictures from various tours.
          Dance venue

          • Yeah, in a virtual world you can make a record into a dance floor
          • Google Community: HG Safari
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            Monday, June 19, 2017

            2017 OSHG: IMA WG31 Test Management work group is organized

            IMA WG31 test management work group is organized
            IMA WG31Test Management work group is organized and has begun work.  One active project and two upcoming projects are described.  Current members are listed, along with an invitation to join.  The use of the IMA project management service is illustrated.
            TMFFail
            The defect appears in two prims on the right
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            Three test categories

            Current members

            Click the name of a person to find out what else that person is doing.  To join this group and start working on a project, contact Selby Evans -- or just mention your interest in a comment on this article.  
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              Sunday, June 18, 2017

              2017 ART: VIDEO: Pepperland II, Installation art, Surrealism, Psychedelic art, in a virtual world

              Pepperland II, Installation art, Surrealism, Psychedelic art, in a virtual world
              Pepperland in a 3D virtual world.  Pepperland II in Littlefield grid is based on the 1968 ground breaking animated cartoon, 'Yellow Submarine'.  This installation art recreates scenes from the 1968 musical fantasy Yellow Submarine, an animated film based on the songs of the Beatles. 

              Go there

              • Put the HG address in the Word Map, Find Bar.  Click FindTP
              • HG Address:  lfgrid.com:8002:Pepperland II
              • In Littlefield grid, find Pepperland II on the world map, teleport.

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              Saturday, June 17, 2017

              2017 OSHG: Physics with ubODE. How does it do vehicles?

              Physics with ubODE in virtual worlds.   
              How does it do vehicles?
              A new physics engine, ubODE, has been introduced in the upcoming version of OpenSimulator (OS0.9.X).  Since some grids  are running OS0.9.x, it is possible to get video demonstrations of vehicle performance under ubODE.  Here are 3, showing that vehicle performance can be quite good.

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                Friday, June 16, 2017