Tuesday, July 18, 2017

2017 VID: HOBBY: Horse jumping in the virtual worlds

Horse jumping in the virtual worlds
Horse jumping competitions may be a lot of fun, but they don't fit in an apartment.  Unless they are in a virtual world.  A whole multiverse of worlds is available on your desktop.  Virtually!

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    Magic 9 Short Poetry Workshop, Tue, 7/18, 7pm SLT

    This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents Magic 9, which comes from a misspelled magical term-Abracadabra. Leave out the “r”s and you have the rhyme scheme for this 9 line poem. Join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Magic 9. East Cookie, Cookie (185, 121, 23)

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    Comments by Kayaker Magic

    Sy Celina has been setting up all sorts of things for horses on the new new OpenSim Discovery Grid. One of them is a horse jumping arena. When I saw it I feared it would not be usable because the jumping I had done with my horses was based on parcel boundaries which can only be set up at 90 degree increments. But then I thought of an idea using my Race Course System: I set up checkpoint gates, which can be rotated to any angle, and raised them up over some of the jumps. If you do not jump, you pass under the checkpoint and are disqualified. This is working well!
    I also feared the arena was too small and it would be difficult to control a horse. This is true if you steer the horse with the arrow or WASD keys, but if you steer the horse in mouse-look mode it works quite well! I was able to run the course 3 times in a row (until I finally got the video and the sound to work).
    The race gates are available in my Kitely Market store, the horses will be there soon. There are horses to try out in my Kitely world at grid.kitely.com:8002:Panthalassa. 


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    The Hypergrid WIP Show

    • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress. 
    • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
    • Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.
    • The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.
    • The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday 
    • But will not meet in the summer.
    • And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  
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    Next WIP meeting

      • Sunday July 23, noon SLT (California) time
      • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
      • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
      • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
      • In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 
      • Suspended for Summer: Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)
      • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
      • world.narasnook.com:8900
      • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
      • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora

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