Tuesday, June 2, 2015

2015 HOBBIES: NPCS and Holoscenes in OpenSim. Report from the HG Safari

NPCS and Holoscenes in OpenSim.  
Report from the HG Safari
Every Wednesday, the Hypergrid Safari travels to some interesting place on the hypergrid.  Usually there is someone present to talk about the special things at that location.  This time, Nara Malone demonstrated the new features (of NPCs and Holoscenes) available for creating immersive stories in virtual worlds.  
Dancing cows (NPCs*) and avatars
On HG Safari
Thanks to E. Twinklens

*NPCs=non-player characters

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  • HG grid address:  world.narasnook.com:8900
  • To Series from narasnook grid 
  • hop://world.narasnook.com:8900/Series/126/140/22
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(More after the break)
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News and Notes

Genre-Gossip Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 6/2, 7pm SLT 

This week at the Short Poetry Workshop Arabella Nemeth is guest host for the Genre-Gossip workshop where we’ll explore how to extend our use of language by imitating a genre from other media, such as books, movies, or everyday language use. In this workshop, we will write poetry based on gossip. Join us as we learn, write and spread the gossip. 

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    • Hypergate WIP Show  Next show: June 5, noon PacificTime
    • Roxy Roller: Next Show: Tues 6/2, 11 am Pacific time
    • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II
    • 11 am Matthew Broyles; Noon, Joe Rizzo



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    NPC as Shape-shifter   
    Thanks to Nara Malone
    The Hypergrid Safari at Nara's place
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    Which twin is the NPC?
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    Controls you can have for an NPC


    Holoscenes (like the holodeck on Startrek TNG) 

    • Working holodecks are available in OpenSim.
    • They work much like those in Second Life. 
    • Except that in OpenSim, you can put NPCs in them.
    • They let you store a scene in a box and, on cue, they recreate it.
    • You can have dozens of scenes in the same location.  
    • Sure, land is cheap in OpenSim, so you don't have to save on prims.
    • But think Theater.
    • Video production.
    • Role-play.
    • Writing in the world of the story.
    • Collaborating in the world of the story.
    • 3D storyboards.

    Nara and her friends are experimenting with Holoscenes in the series area

    • HG grid address:  Paste into the World map, next to Find, click Find
    • world.narasnook.com:8900
    • To Series from narasnook grid: 
    • hop://world.narasnook.com:8900/Series/126/140/22
    • Tip: you can override no-fly zones: Firestorm: Advanced menu

    Some articles about holodecks in SL

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    News and Notes

      Events 

        Hypergrid

        Lauren's Place

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