Monday, August 21, 2017

2017 WW: BIZ: User-built web-worlds are here. Do they have a business model?

User-built web-worlds are here.  
Do they have a business model?
Cybalounge has the basis of a service to support user-built web-worlds.  If there is enough demand for such worlds, a service like that could develop into a profitable business.  Here I consider the current status of user-built web-worlds and the services that might have commercial potential.
Web-world for nonprofits 
and public service organizations

Web-worlds 

Web-worlds are 3D worlds that can reach almost everyone who uses a browser.  They use HTML5 and WebGL (Web Graphics Library), both available on all modern browsers.   A web-world can be accessed in a low-cost laptop, a Chromebook, an Ipad or a tablet.

Capabilities:  

User-built web-worlds




      Sunday, August 20, 2017

      2017 WW: Cybalounge Building. Combining primitives

      Cybalounge Building.  Combining primitives
      Instructions for how to build a compound object in Cybalounge by putting simple prims together
      Chair construction completed
      • But it's not a chair yet.
      • Assembled, but not completed.
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        Saturday, August 19, 2017

        2017 NEW: HG: Shop smart in OpenSim: Check the freebies, check the prices.

        Smart shopping in OpenSim: 
        Check the freebies, check the prices.
        Suggestions for smart shopping in OpenSim.

        Executive  summary (action items)

        • Check the local freebies before you buy.
        • Check Kitely Market for competitive prices.
        • Kitely Market can deliver to most grids on the Hypergrid
        • And to some that are not.  
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          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 
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                    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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