Sunday, December 11, 2016

2016 SEE: BIZ: DOMUS Bayou Boat Works, Backwater Aero Services, and model railroad building

Bayou Boat Works, Backwater Aero Services, and model railroad building
Virtual worlds are model worlds.  If you own one, you get to play with it.  You can let your friends play with it, too, because virtual worlds are populated with real people.  Here is an example of a model world where people can play with boats and airships.  And the tracks are laid for the train system, though the trains are not running yet.
Metavrse tours visits a drive-in theater 
in a digital model world

Go there

  • Hypergrid address:
  • In Kitely:
  • hop://
  • On the web:
  • NMA entry path  Low tech instructions for entering virtual worlds

Interested in models?

  • Model town (roads, buildings, a fire-station with trucks)
  • Model boat works (you can sail the boats)
  • Model aircraft (you can fly the blimp.)
  • Model drive in (it shows a movie)
  • Model train track (trains not running yet)
  • (More after the break, scroll down!)

Metaverse events, current and upcoming

OSCC  OpenSimulator Community Conference Dec. 10-11,2016

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Sunday Dec. 11, 2 pm California time
  • Video of previous presentation in a virtual world
  • Hypergrid address: II 
  • Put the hypergrid address in the Find box of World Map.  Click Find, TP
  • Find the walk-through teleporter to the ART theater parcel
  • Please come to Cookie II in advance of the show if you possibly can
  • so that you will already have visual assets cached in your viewer.
  • Please take a seat as soon as you arrive (right click on a seat, choose sit) 



              Model boat works

              Model boats
              We can motor in these model boats
              Easiest outboard I ever saw
              Model harbor and boats
              Models can be really big 
              in virtual worlds

              • I am standing on the top deck (click image to enlarge).


              Model aircraft

              We rode in the blimp
              The blimp gives an aerial tour
              Then lands for us to get off
              • We could just jump off.  Avatars are even harder to destroy than Toons

              Model railways

              • The green thing in the middle of the railway is probably a guide.
              • When the railroad is operational, we make the guide invisible.
              • (But the train can still "feel" it.)
              The train usually stays on the tracks
              • But "usually" is not good enough for trains.
              The train passes the drive-in movie 
              and the airport
              • We need bells, flashing red lights, and a gate here.
              • Of course, virtual trains don't do real damage.
              Model train station and trains
              Overview of the town
              Of course they have tunnels
              • You could even walk through them.

              Model drive-in

              We could watch the movie
              • Yes, this is realistic enough to show movies.
              • You can do that in virtual worlds

              Not much at the refreshment stand
              Model drive-in with model cars
              This store is not really a model
              • There are things for sale in it.  
              • Lots of stuff that would go into a model town.  
              • Is anyone interested in Model railways?
              • Model aircraft, model boats, model fire engines
              • Of course people sell the models they make here.  
              • Virtual models are just as useful as the ones people put on coffee tables.
              • And they don't get dusty.
              Model fire station and fire engines

              News and Notes


                The Hypergrid WIP Show

                • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. 
                • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, promotion, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
                • Presentations are in voice and text.  
                • For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  
                • Voice presentations may be captured in video.  
                • Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.

                Next WIP show

                • WIP shows cancelled for Dec because of conflict with other events
                • Next WIP show: Sun. Jan 8, Noon SLT 
                • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
                • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
                • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
                • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
                • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
                • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
                • II 
                • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
                • hop:// II/68/369/22

                        Previous Articles from the WIP show 

                        HG links-- depending on your interests 

                        Radio in the virtual world

                        Metaverse beginner help

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