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Opensim Virtual – Community – Google+

Opensim Virtual – Community – Google+ | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it

Maria Korolov (Hypergrid Business) reported, "Opensim Virtual has rapidly become the go-to place for discussions about OpenSim, with 1000 members at last count (Dec 2014). Lots of discussions going on here. People post links to useful articles, share content, post event announcements and special offers, and ask for advice. It’s a friendly, open and welcoming community."

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Apart from curating this Scoop.IT! news site I also moderate the successful Opensim Virtual community at Google plus in support of, and to promote, a free and open Metaverse of connected Hypergated worlds.

 

Everyone is welcome to visit and find out more about the free Metaverse.

 

Opensim Virtual is also at Avatar Social Network @ https://www.avatarsocialnetwork.com/group/250

And Talla Adam's profile entry at ASN is https://www.avatarsocialnetwork.com/profile/TallaAdam

And more @  https://www.avatarsocialnetwork.com/forums/topic/839/hello-everyone-asn

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OSgrid, Metropolis, Kitely lead in land growth –

OSgrid, Metropolis, Kitely lead in land growth – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Despite the the absence of the Virtual Life grid and Avination in this month’s statistics, region counts, registered users, and active users all increased this month...
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Avi-Labs offers free regions, cuts grid hosting –

Avi-Labs offers free regions, cuts grid hosting – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business reports, "Avi-Labs is offering free regions on the AviWorlds and AviBrasil grids, but will no longer be accepting new grid hosting companies..."
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Virtual Outworlding: 2016 PEOPLE: HG: New Media Arts plans to support the development of OpenSimulator/Hypergrid

Virtual Outworlding: 2016 PEOPLE: HG: New Media Arts plans to support the development of OpenSimulator/Hypergrid | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
A discussion about the future of OpenSim (and hypergrid) software is emerging in the OpenSim community. In this article, I gather some viewpoints and information. I also cite some suggested future steps
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Summer of Arts 2015 / HYPERGRID METROPOLIS Opening Party on Oculus Rift

Summer of Arts 2015 / HYPERGRID METROPOLIS Opening Party on Oculus Rift | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Summer of Arts 2015 / HYPERGRID METROPOLIS Opening Party on Oculus Rift Summer of Arts 2015 / HYPERGRID METROPOLIS Opening Party on Oculus Rif
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MOSES Demonstrates InWorldz’ Halcyon-based Grid

MOSES Demonstrates InWorldz’ Halcyon-based Grid | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
This post is probably not what you've come to expect from this blog. It is, however, big news for InWorldz and the OpenSim community. Beyond InWorldz, there is the Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy project (MOSES) which has been transitioning from OpenSim software to the same Halcyon server software that InWorldz runs and was developed independently…
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History builds showcased this month on Kitely –

History builds showcased this month on Kitely – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Kitely’s user community is celebrating History Month this August to celebrate history-inspired builds and encourage people to build more. It will also feature a number of events each week including live music and dance...
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Apparently Virtual Life Grid has been closed. There was no announcement made…

Apparently Virtual Life Grid has been closed. There was no announcement made… | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Apparently Virtual Life Grid has been closed. There was no announcement made that it was coming, no notice posted that it had happened, and evidently the… - Dykoda Desmoulins - Google+
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Second Life and OpenSim in VR using VorpX –

Second Life and OpenSim in VR using VorpX – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
While CtrlAltStudio viewer 1.2.6.43412 has provided 3D/VR access for the Oculus Rift in Second Life and OpenSim, there is another way to explore virtual worlds in VR – through VorpX. VorpX allows some applications and games not specifically designed for virtual reality headsets to work in 3D virtual reality mode. With virtual world viewers such as Firestorm and Linden Lab’s own viewer, you can visit and view virtual world regions in an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive Headset. The details below are for tests with the Oculus Rift DK2 and CV1...
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GamesBeat 2016 will cast a resurrection spell on your old franchises

GamesBeat 2016 will cast a resurrection spell on your old franchises | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Strong intellectual property remains a key to success in the game industry. Just look at how Pokémon Go benefits from having one of the biggest franchises in gaming behind it.
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How science fiction writers predicted virtual reality

How science fiction writers predicted virtual reality | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
With the introduction of high-end devices such as the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, as well as the simple ones such as Google Cardboard, virtual reality is the next digital frontier...
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Leap Motion offers hints of new VR tech –

Leap Motion offers hints of new VR tech – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Leap Motion CTO David Holz spent more than an hour and a half last Thursday night answering questions about virtual and augmented reality in front of an audience of more than 200 avatars in AltspaceVR‘s virtual environment...
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Kitely merchants continue exports switch –

Kitely merchants continue exports switch – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
The number of non-exportable items on the Kitely Market dropped this week, while exportable products continue to rise, according to statistics released today by Kitely. The difference between the two was the second highest in history. The first, in November of 2014, came after Kitely significantly improved market functionality and began running advertisements for its merchants...
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US military turns to Halcyon branch of OpenSim –

US military turns to Halcyon branch of OpenSim – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
In an article by Douglas Maxwell, the Science & Technology manager of MOSES, the US Army team working on a forked branch of Opensim, he reports on the team's progress in this important development. The team are working with Halcyon, the InWorldz engine that can handle PhysiX and advanced script improvements. Maxwell has answered some of the questions raised here in Opensim Virtual recently and confirmed their aim to produce a web viewer. This article is a must-read for anyone seriously interested in the future of Open Simulator...
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This is a very welcomed update on MOSES, team's progress with their branch of Open Simulator. We had been discussing this briefly at G+ Opensim Virtual recently asking if anyone had heard news on the project. Some of the user community have been talking about how we might help and have our views considered. New Media Arts (NMA) are also interested in stimulating the development of OpenSimulator software and in an article at http://virtualoutworlding.blog... there is more discussion. This article has also been linked to https://plus.google.com/106115...
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Get a VR career started with OpenSim –

Get a VR career started with OpenSim – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Maria Korolov, writing in Hypergrid Business, says, "A lot of folks are interested in getting a career in virtual reality these days, and I don’t blame them. The industry is exploding. So I’m getting emails from folks asking me for advice in how to get started. My standard advice is to go to college for a degree in whatever aspect of virtual reality you are interested in — programming, graphics design, marketing, business development — get internships, network, volunteer on relevant open source projects or for non-profits, join professional organizations, and then use your college’s job hunting resources when you get close to graduation..."
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Lumiya Viewer 3.0.3 Released

Lumiya Viewer 3.0.3 Released | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
On 30th July the Lumiya Viewer was updated to version 3.0.3 with various bug fixes and one new feature that is the ability to move HUDS around the screen by dragging them. Lumiya Viewer is a Second Life grid client for Android phones and tablets. Lumiya supports mesh content, server-side appearance, opensim and it's compatible with RLV. See here…
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Atek Grid has new owners, hiring staff –

Atek Grid has new owners, hiring staff – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business reports, "Atek Grid, formerly owned by the company behind the CloudServe OpenSim hosting company, has been bought by the Tampa-based Florida Web Council, Inc. CloudServe will continue to run the back-end technology for the grid and manage the hosting..."
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militarymetaverse_MOSES - militarymetaverse

militarymetaverse_MOSES - militarymetaverse | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
The MOSES vision is to create a practical and deployable virtual simulation-based training system capable of providing a Warfighter with a means to test skills in an accreditable manner...
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Kitely’s new welcome region has more personal feel –

Kitely’s new welcome region has more personal feel – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
There are grids whose welcome areas are always full of people hanging out, with mentors on hand to help newcomers and answer questions from residents and visitors, even grid owners stopping by to press the virtual flesh. Kitely has not been one of those grids. In the past, its welcome region has been … well, a little unwelcoming...
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Sketchfab offers nearly a million VR models –

Sketchfab offers nearly a million VR models – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business reports, "If you want to share your OpenSim build online so that people can explore it with a virtual reality headset, consider Sketchfab. The platform, which has half a million registered users and nearly a million VR models, claims to be the largest 3D content sharing site on the web..."
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Avi-Labs hacked, grids down –

Avi-Labs hacked, grids down – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business reports "Avi-Labs, the hosting company behind the AviWorlds grid, has been hacked, according to Josh Boam, the company’s technology manager, but grid data should be recoverable. “Everything is saved,” he said. According to Boam, company founder and owner Alex Pomposelli has been out of touch for the past few days. “I haven’t heard from Alex in days,” he said. “He’s not paying servers, people are dropping right and left from us...” In addition to Baller Nation and AviWorlds, Avi-Labs also provides grid hosting for the Sinful Grid, Loff Virtual Worlds, the DreamWorldz Grid, and The Genesis Grid.
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AVATARFEST 2016
The AvatarFest 2016 will take place from 30th of September to…

AVATARFEST 2016<br/>The AvatarFest 2016 will take place from 30th of September to… | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
AVATARFEST 2016
The AvatarFest 2016 will take place from 30th of September to 2nd of October this year. AvatarFest is the celebration of the strength and… - Talla Adam - Google+
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AVATARFEST 2016 is an annual event held for the many grids and virtual communities of the Open Simulator Metaverse to come together and show off their many achievements.
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Tangle Grid’s Steam Expo starts August 1 –

Tangle Grid’s Steam Expo starts August 1 – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Tangle Grid is hosting the Steam Expo starting from August 1 to September 25 where creators can showcase their items and visitors can see items being displayed. In addition to the exposition for creation, the grid hosts live DJing every Friday at the exposition from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Time.
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High Fidelity: New Marketplace

High Fidelity: New Marketplace | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it

Today we're cutting the ribbon on our new Marketplace.
A fresh look and user experience New submission flow Hosting by High Fidelity of associated assets (not just your main fst, js, or json file) Liking of Marketplace Item...

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Grid outages bring stats down in July –

Grid outages bring stats down in July – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
Several grids did not report numbers this month, resulting in a drop in active users of 3,209. Avination was down this month, as were Virtual Dream, My Virtual Community, and Cyberface. Some grids, such as Activity Ds stopped providing active user numbers. In addition, eight of the top ten most popular grids lost active users this month...
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Three-day OSgrid outage caused by cluster issues –

Three-day OSgrid outage caused by cluster issues – | Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | Scoop.it
OSgrid was down on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week when the grid was no longer able to access its asset services, but other grids probably don’t need to worry about the same thing happening to them...
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