Friday, August 18, 2017

2917 TECH: VIDEO: 3Di OpenSim NINJA Physics with joints

3Di OpenSim NINJA Physics with joints
Freaky Tech posted a reminder of an old feature that may deserve more attention than it got in the past.

Seems that ninja physics thingie is definitely worth for analysis and if it is suitable for implementation definitely needs usability revision. --Freaky Tech

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    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    2017 WRITE: Black Friday will be Tuesday, July 11, this year. And Bob keeps up with the times

    Black Friday will be Tuesday, July 11, this year.  
    And Bob keeps up with the times
    I do a little comedy at Lauren's place on Wednesday nights.  And I meet with the Hypergrid Writer's Colony every Monday night.  So I thought to do a little on the overlap.  Here is a humorous article that I presented at Lauren's place and will present as my current work at a meeting of the Hypergrid Writer's Colony.  
      

    Writers meet at Nara's nook

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      Fibonacci Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 8/15, 7pm SLT

      This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Fibonacci form, which uses the Fibonacci number sequence as the format. There are lots of variations to experiment with so join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Fibs. East Cookie, Cookie (185, 121, 23)
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        Monday, August 14, 2017

        2017 IMA: A virtual world on your laptop. DreamWorld, wants to be the installer for the rest of us

        A virtual world on your laptop.  
        DreamWorld wants to be the installer for the rest of us
        Dreamword brings your personal OpenSimulator grid much closer to feasible, but it still takes some geekery.
        "The Outworldz DreamWorld is a free, pre-packaged Windows-compatible virtual reality OpenSimulator system that is easy to install, easy to run, and easy to use. It is free and is open source."
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          Sunday, August 13, 2017

          2017 WW: IMA: PROMO: IMA web-world gives a sample of virtual worlds. Join a meeting, talk to live people from the other side.

          IMA web-world: a sample of virtual worlds. 
          Join a meeting, talk to live people from the other side.
          Infinite Metaverse Alliance has begun to develop a small 3D world (a web-world) that runs in a browser.  It is only a sample of what can be done in bigger 3D virtual worlds, but they require you to install a viewer.  This sample lets you see what a virtual world is like and to talk to some of the real people who populate the virtual worlds.  Here we introduce the beta version.
          IMA web-world, 
          beginner's instructions
          • IMA web-world
          • To Begin: Click on the image to begin MOUSELOOK (Accept permissions if asked).
          • To exit MouseLook Press escape.
          • Mouselook is first person, as if you are looking through your own eyes.
          • To Walk: Keys WASD to move Forward, Back, Left and Right.
          • To Change Direction: Move your mouse in the direction you wish to go.
          • To Fly Up: Keys Q or E.
          • To Fly Down: Keys Z or C
          • Note: some choices are forced because the page is embedded in the browser.

          Milestones

          • The cabin was imported from OpenSimulator. 
          • That shows that we can build web-worlds from OS resources.
          • Voice was adequate to handle a meeting of a least 10 people.

          Come in, we are expecting you

          • This web world will probably be occupied when IMA holds meetings.
          • IMA has scheduled meetings at 1:30 California time on Wednesdays and Fridays.
          • I expect to be at most of those meetings and I will be in this IMA web-world also.
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            Saturday, August 12, 2017

            2017 WEB-WORLDS: Cybalounge building: Coloring inside the prim lines

            Cybalounge building: 
            Coloring inside the prim lines
            How to color your prims in Cybalounge.
            Coloring a prim 
            Click to enlarge

            Building in Cybalounge

            Tutorials on building in Cybalounge

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              Friday, August 11, 2017

              2017 PEOPLE: VIDEO: Dancing in OpenSim: Osgrid and Zangid. Okay, we do party a lot.

              Dancing in OpenSim.  Okay, we do party a lot.  
              Videos made at dances in OpenSim.  A wizard, a cool cat, and some cowboys at a barn dance.  

              You would think all we do in OpenSim is dance. Of course, when our avatars do the dancing we don't get tired. But here I singled out a wizard and a cool cat to show how we dance in virtual worlds.

              Musical performer: Singer Girl 
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                Tuesday, August 8, 2017

                2017 IMA: HELP: HG: OS 0.9.x may be close to release. It won't automatically mess up your mesh

                2017  IMA:  HELP: HG: OS 0.9.x may near release.  
                It won't automatically mess up your mesh
                A summary of the information I have gathered from discussions about the effect of ubODE on mesh objects, with excerpts from the original sources.
                • Yes, ubODE may "break" a lot of mesh objects.
                • But the default physics engine for 0.9.x is BulletSim.
                • The ubODE engine is optional.  If you are concerned about mesh, don't use it.
                • The concrete meaning of breaking mesh is either:
                • Objects that need act like solids (floors and walls) are phantom.
                • OR: Objects that are supposed to be solid get an invisible hull around them.
                • Technically the hull is called a convex hull, but it is like the hull of a pecan.
                • You can't walk through doors or may walk well above the visible surface.
                • If your mesh objects are okay phantom, you won't care.
                • Kitely will probably convert any problem object to phantom.  
                • Some other grids may do that too.
                • The real problem is that the mesh objects were incorrectly uploaded.

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                  Tritina Short Poetry Workshop-Tue, 8/8, 7pm SLT


                  This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Tritina, which is a 10 line form with a pattern of repeating words and is similar to the Sestina. So join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Tritina. East Cookie, Cookie (185, 121, 23)
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                    Monday, August 7, 2017

                    2017 WW: EDU: Demo web-world for education and presentations

                    Demo web-world for education and presentations
                    A hypertext presentation setup is displayed in my nonprofit web-world.  It is a web-walk, a little like power-point, but instead of bullet points, I use web pages arranged as a walkway.  As a presentation, I would walk along and offer integrating comments about each panel.  People can click on a panel and read the detail.  I don't have to talk much and that leaves more time for questions.
                     Selby's web-world in development
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                    • The presentation offers instruction on how to build a web-world in Cybalounge.
                    • It is incomplete, but can show how to offer instruction in a web-world.
                    • There is also enough for preliminary development of a custom web-world. 

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