Wednesday, August 6, 2014

2015 PROMO: HELP: VIDEO: What can you do with Browser on Prim (BOP)?

What can you do with Browser on Prim (BOP)? 
Updated 1/12/ 2015Scroll down for News and notes (including articles about new TOS)

  • Show your calendar inworld.
  • Show a Twitter stream inworld.
  • Show a video inworld.
  • Show your current blog page
  • Show a selected blog page

  • Self-resetting Browser-on-Prim script

  • Works in various viewers:  Firestorm, Second Life Viewer
  • Works in Second Life and in Opensim
Note: in all the uses below, you may find the Self-resetting Browser-on-Prim Script (bottom) useful.

Show your calendar inworld

Show a Twitter stream inworld

Show a video inworld

Show your current blog page: copy-paste the url from the address bar of that page into the Browser-on-prim script below.
In most blogging systems, the current page is what comes up when you Google on the name of the blog.  It displays the most recent post at the top.  Thus that is what will show when you make the page into a BOP

Show a selected blog page

Open the page you want to display and copy-paste the url from the address bar into the Browser-on-prim script below.

Self-resetting Browser-on-Prim script 

//Enter the Url(s) for the page(s) you want to dispaly.  
// creative commons license, attribution only
float wait = 900; //Number of seconds before refresh to script settings
{  llSetTimerEvent(wait);}
    { string  URL2="";    
//Enter the urls between the  quotes      
//The web page may not appear for 15 minutes or more -- 
// the change happens after the timer times out     
       llSetPrimMediaParams(1,                             // Side to display the media on (Lesser Y)
          [PRIM_MEDIA_AUTO_PLAY,TRUE,                     // Show this page immediately
             PRIM_MEDIA_CURRENT_URL, URL2  ]); 
         llSetPrimMediaParams(3,                             // Side to display the media on (Greater Y)
            [PRIM_MEDIA_AUTO_PLAY,TRUE,                     // Show this page immediately
             PRIM_MEDIA_CURRENT_URL, URL2    ]);  
  • This scripts works in both SL and Opensim
  • The script resets the BOP to the specified url every 15 minutes.  
  • Replace the url ( with the url you want.
  • The browser will show on both sides. 
  • To show the browser on only one side, cancel one set of display lines.
  • Cancel by deleting or by putting // in front of each of the 3 lines,

News and Notes

Events in the virtual worlds  


    Contests and dated calls/invitations

    The Journal of Virtual Studies currently has a call for papers open.  The journal is peer reviewed and focuses on the use of virtual spaces for knowledge immersion.  Do you work or research in Second Life,  OpenSim or any other virtual platform?  Have you been engaged in research, exploration or reflection when using MMPORG’s?  Have you discovered a virtual space with knowledge immersion possibilities or have you engaged in a fascinating new way to explore the virtual through any number of immersive online applications?    
    These and many other questions are explored by the JoVS.  The Fall 2014 issue is expected to publish in September.  For details, see here: Journal of Virtual Studies 
    The theme is 'TRANSCENDING BORDERS.' Artists & filmmakers can interpret the theme as they see fit. Whether transcending borders between time and space, past and present, one nation and another, one language and another, a culture or civilisation or any other of the innumerable borders that present themselves as we navigate our lives. You the artist... You the machinimatogrpher...You decide.
    Entries Close at Midnight SLT 31st October 2014. Winner will be announced in December 2014.   First entries 

    News, new TOS, Google and pseudonyms

    Kitely updates to OpenSim 0.8

    • Varregions will not be available.  For now, Kitely will stick to its own megaregions.
    • ODE physics will be the default, but you can set your region to Bullet Sim if you choose.



    Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds. 



    Video-Machinima in virtual worlds


    1. Thanks for all those resources on Browser on a Prim (BOP.) I like to think of it as Media on a Prim (MOAP) because it's a funnier acronym. :-) Also thanks for al the resources and news you collect here. You are a fount of information, Selby!

    2. Thank you. I have been trying to make this blog a useful collection for people interested in virtual worlds.