Sunday, February 16, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: BIZ: #DTA: SceneGate OpenSim viewer with beginner and extended modes. Summary


SceneGate OpenSim viewer 
with beginner and extended modes.   
Summary.

A collection of articles about SceneGate, a viewer designed for use in OpenSimulator grids.  SceneGate has a number of features designed to help specific groups of users, such as beginners, students, people with disabilities and attendees at meetings.  This article will be updated with new articles when they are posted.
Scenegate full screen
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  • For beginners
  • For experienced users
  • For the educator bundle 
  • For marketing OpenSim
  • Future plans
  • Background

Use SceneGate

Friday, February 14, 2020

2030 WW: Starting in 3DWW: Simplified screen controls for new people, especially guests.


Simplified 3DWW2020 screen controls 
for new people, especially guests.


Beginner-friendly revisions to 3DWebWorldz are explained.
Beginner buttons for 3DWW
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  • Hover the cursor over a button to see what it does.

  • You can enter the three dimensional place 3DWebWorldz as a guest.
  • No registration, nothing to install--it runs in your browser.
  • Since you don't register, the system won't know you when you come back.
  • And you don't want to try everything the place has to offer anyway.
  • So the buttons on the starter screen only do what a guest can reasonably do. 
  • Even those are more than you will want to do on your first visit.
  • So after the break I will tell about the buttons in use clusters.
  • Web-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. Summary

Contents

  • Move, walk around
  • Talk
  • Chat (Type)
  • Events
  • View
  • Lighting adjustment
  • Fix the wonkies

Thursday, February 13, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: update 2/13/2020 Kitely updates to OpenSim 9.1.1. OpenSim Fest 2020. August 28th-30th, 2020 IMA SceneGate Viewer 1.0.0 for Linux and Windows Tangle Grid SciFi Expo Feb 5-Mar.5


#VWEDU: update 2/13/2020
Kitely updates to OpenSim 9.1.1
OpenSim Fest 2020. August 28th-30th, 2020
IMA SceneGate Viewer 1.0.0 for Linux and Windows
Tangle Grid SciFi Expo Feb 5-Mar.5 

A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  Some often-wanted links are recurrent.  Others may be retained a few weeks.  New items may be added daily 

 Avatars meeting at IMA Alpha
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News on the MUVEs 

Contents 

  • Search on the page:  Ctrl+f (type in the search bar, top of the page)
  • My timeline on Twitter 
  • Events in the virtual worlds
  • Newcomer notes
  • Hypergrid places, news, and tips
  • Business
  • Support the supporters
  • Living online
  • Modern education #VWEDU
  • Libraries for education
  • Writers on the MUVEs 
  • Promotion (general)
  • Radio and video in the virtual worlds
  • Web-worlds
  • Visit me on the web
  • License 
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: TKR: ART: Symbolic Modeling as a creative process. In a user buildable digital place you do it without clay, paper, or paint. And with people from around the world


Symbolic Modeling as a creative process.  
In a user buildable digital place you do it 
without clay, paper, or paint. 
And with people from around the world

Creativity thrives in a user-built digital place. We are the users.  We are the builders.  We are the creative digital citizens of this digital universe.   Here we see how we can use this makerspace to create art with a meaning.  The creativity lies in the art and in the meaning.
Introduction to the Creative Process and Symbolic Modeling

Go there:

Monday, February 10, 2020

2020 Digitals: OpenSim: SceneGate and Firestorm: their scripts don't mix easily. It helps to know what to expect.


SceneGate and Firestorm: 
their scripts don't mix easily.  
It helps to know what to expect.


A bit of information on how SceneGate may display an existing script saved in Firestorm.  
Top of script in SceneGate

Edited from Firestorm script
  • Note that what was stored was in mono.

A little problem

  • People probably stick to one viewer when scripting.
  • If you do that, you can ignore this article.
  • But some people are starting to use SceneGate
  • Some people will modify a script that was saved in Firestorm.
  • They may get the unexpected result above.  
  • There is really nothing wrong.  It just looks that way. 
  • The full story below the break.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

2020 WW: COMEDY: Comedy show on the web. Not just to watch. You can talk, perform, make videos


Comedy show on the web.  
Not just  to watch.  
You can talk, perform, make videos


Developing comedy plans at Selby's place in 3DWebWorldzHere is the place to try out your comedy act before a small friendly audience.
The stage at Selby's place 
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I can perform?

  • Yes--and:
  • You can get a video of your performance
  • You can get it on YouTube
  • You can get your friends to watch your video.
  • Maybe you can get other people to watch your video. 
  • You can use the video to look for ways you can do it better.
  • You can use it as an audition tape to look for a gig at the local comedy club.

Has anybody done all that?

  • Sure.  In a virtual world.  My friends and I have been doing it for years.
  • Here are performances in the last few years:  Our Comedy Channel
  • Who?  Anyone who wants to do comedy.
  • When? Any time you can get your friends together on the web.
  • Where? In a virtual world on the internet.
  • As near and easy to reach as your computer.  
  • Your neighbors down the street may not want comedy.
  • But on the internet, your neighbors are all over the world.  
  • And with virtual worlds on the browser, they can just drop in anytime.
  • Want to see it?  Click here: 3DWebWorldz.
  • How?  No shows scheduled there as yet.  We are looking for performers.
  • You can come talk to me at my scheduled time -see after the break
  • I might even be able to get video of your comedy act.
  • If you can't make that time, leave a comment on this blog and we can find another time.
  • Like a comedy show in your living room without the beer. 
  • Links to previous videos of comedy shows after the break.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: #DTA: "Learning" objectives for descriptive knowledge. The limitations of academic knowledge


"Learning" objectives for descriptive knowledge. 
The limitations of academic knowledge


Getting descriptive knowledge about a subject makes a student able to describe some things about the subject.  It also practices study skills.  But if the practice only reaches recognize and recall it may not be teaching (or evaluating) all the skills needed for effective study.  This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).

Any teaching plan should start with learning objectives

"Learning" objectives for descriptive knowledge

  • "learning" in quotes because the objectives are about descriptive knowledge.
  • The objective for descriptive knowledge would be phrased "learns that..."
  • The ellipsis would be a noun clause saying what the learner is to recall.
  • In contrast, a skill objective would be phrased "becomes able to..."
  • Here the ellipsis would be a verb phrase describing an action.
  • skill objective aims at learners doing something.  
  • knowledge objective aims at learners telling about something.
  • How does a learner get descriptive knowledge?  
  • And how do you know that the learner has gotten descriptive knowledge.
  • And why does the learner need to get this unit of descriptive knowledge?

Friday, February 7, 2020

2020 OpenSim Fest 2020. August 28th-30th, 2020. Showcasing merchants this time, as well as Performers and exhibitors


OpenSim Fest.  August 28th-30th, 2020.  
Showcasing merchants this time, 
as well as performers and exhibitors

"This is our second year of running Opensim Fest and with last year's success we are pleased to say that we will be running it again this year. We have a new cohort of the community joining us that has not traditionally been part of the event. So this year we will have builders (Exhibitors), performers, and merchants."

OpenSim Fest 2019 

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"There are two parts to the festival; the first is the weekend of live performances on the Opensim Fest grid on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of March 2019. and second. you will be able to visit the region via the hypergrid to see the exhibits until the 6th April 2019. Nearer the time of the festival a full schedule will be posted and pages will be posted to the site with a full list of performers and exhibitors."

Thursday, February 6, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: update 2/8/2020 IMA SceneGate Viewer 1.0.0 for Linux and Windows Tangle Grid SciFi Expo Feb 5-Mar.5


#VWEDU: update 2/8/2020
IMA SceneGate Viewer 1.0.0 for Linux and Windows
Tangle Grid SciFi Expo Feb 5-Mar.5 
OpenSim Fest 2020

A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  Some often-wanted links are recurrent.  Others may be retained a few weeks.  New items may be added daily 

 Avatars meeting at IMA Alpha
Click image to enlarge

News on the MUVEs 

Contents 

  • Search on the page:  Ctrl+f (type in the search bar, top of the page)
  • My timeline on Twitter 
  • Events in the virtual worlds
  • Newcomer notes
  • Hypergrid places, news, and tips
  • Business
  • Support the supporters
  • Living online
  • Modern education #VWEDU
  • Libraries for education
  • Writers on the MUVEs 
  • Promotion (general)
  • Radio and video in the virtual worlds
  • Web-worlds
  • Visit me on the web
  • License 
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