Sunday, December 10, 2017

2017 HG: PEOPLE: Shawn's Hypergrid Winter/Christmas list of places

Shawn's Hypergrid Winter/Christmas list of places
Shawn Maloney is making a list of winter/Christmas scenes available on the Hypergrid. Visit, take pictures, make your own Christmas card.  I put my avatar in these pictures to wish all my readers a great holiday season.


  • Visit Littlefield Grid's Christmas Island!!
  • Hypergrid Address:
  • lfgrid.com:8002:Christmas Island
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map, click Find, TP

Shawn K. Maloney:  I have personally jumped to each and every one of these regions, and to many, many, many, more that weren't up that I found in OpenSimWorld
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

2017 IMA: HG: PROMO: Virtual Worlds Fair Kiosk: Introduction to the Hypergrid

Virtual Worlds Fair Kiosk: Introduction to the Hypergrid  
Developing plans for the Virtual Worlds Fair:  Kiosk plan for exhibits. 
Model for community welcome kiosk
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  • Previous example: Welcome kiosk for community collaboration
  • The VWF will have themed venues.  
  • The VWF kiosk will offer promo and click-to-go links to each themed venue.
  • The VWF kiosk will also offer click-to-open links to important HG web sites.
  • The VWF is friendly to commercial interests.

Themed venues

Themed venues under development

  • HG events: Help to find them, to present them, to promote them, to support them.
  • HG grids:  Help to find them, to visit them, to choose one for a base.
  • HG Communities: Help people find and visit communities they are interested in.

Expected operation plans

  • I am putting my own opinions here.  
  • The plans may change when the VWF operating group takes control of development.

Metaverse events, recent and upcoming


Friday, December 8, 2017

2017 WW: BIZ: New faces on Webworldz. The personalized avatar

New faces on Webworldz.  
The personalized avatar.
Web-worldz adds choose-a-face feature.  Menu instructions on this and other new features.
Walk into a web-world
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2017 IMA: MESH: Make mesh for virtual worlds with no experience!

Make mesh for virtual worlds with no experience
Mesh instruction for beginners.  How to start in blender.  How to upload mesh into OpenSimulator.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

2017 MUSIC: PEOPLE: Frogg Marlow at Inspiration Island

Frogg Marlow at Inspiration Island 
Frogg Marlow, a major entertainer in virtual worlds, performed recently at Inspiration Island, on the OpenSim Life grid.  Here I present a video of the dancing during the performance. 

  • Watch on YouTube
  • Frogg Marlow at Inspiration Island 
  • HG address: 
  • grid.opensim.life:8002:Inspiration Island
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world map, click Find, TP
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

2017 WW: WebWorldz is a professionally built web-world showing some things we can do in the 3D web.

Web-Worldz is a professionally built web-world 
showing some things we can do in the 3D web
Jamie Jordan introduces Web-Worldz, a professionally-built 3D world on the wed.  People can reach it in any browser.  They can chat with each other.  Visitors can chat about what they are interested in.  Greeters can chat  about what the site has to offer. Voice talk may be available.


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Saturday, December 2, 2017

2017 PEOPLE: PROMO: IMA: Promote your events to the OpenSim community: G+ events, IMA virtual worlds calendar

Promote your events to the OpenSim community:  
G+ events, IMA virtual worlds calendar
Virtual worlds communicate over the web.  Here are two major resources.


This calendar, managed by shawnkmaloney Craftgrid , gathers events from OpenSim grid calendars and others.  

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Friday, December 1, 2017

2017 BIZ: IMA: AWS (Amazon) enters the 3D web-world: Amazon Sumerian

AWS (Amazon) enters the 3D web-world:  
Amazon Sumerian
A quick overview of Amazon Sumerian and the reaction of a virtual worlder
Do we have a competitor?

Amazon Sumerian 

"...lets you create and run virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D applications quickly and easily without requiring any specialized programming or 3D graphics expertise." 
  • You need an AWS account to sign up for the preview.
  • Upload 3D assets to use in your scene: FBX and OBJ format.
  • Virtual Concierge  
  • No VR/AR expertise needed
  • Lifelike characters
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

2017 WW: IMA: Speech to text service added in Cybalounge

Speech to text service added in Cybalounge
Users can turn on speech-to-text (presently in test).
Voice and STT controls
STT=Speech to Text
  • Speech to text:  Good job of capturing voice.  
  • Button is on when border area is light.  
  • Off when border is border area is dark 
  • Goes off when you stop speaking (or pause a little too long).
  • In development now: things may change.

Benefits

  • Help for hearing impaired
  • Text record of meetings without limiting conversation to typed text

Cybalounge

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Monday, November 27, 2017

2017 BIZ: IMA: HG: Virtual Worlds Fairgrounds at OSCC and elsewhere

Virtual Worlds Fairgrounds at OSCC and elsewhere
Initial plans and preliminary exhibits spaces for Virtual Worlds Fairgrounds.

Visit the OSCC fairgounds:

  • HG address:
  • cc.opensimulator.org:8002
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of your world map.  Click FindTP

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