Monday, July 17, 2017

2017 WW: Building in Cybalounge: Roadmap 3: Labels and signs

Building in Cybalounge: Roadmap 3: 
Labels and signs
Instructions are provided on how to create labels and signs in Cybalounge.  Previous articles have shown how to create objects and put textures (images) on them. 

Labelled brick wall
Click image to enlarge
  • Cybalounge is a developing environment for building web-worlds.
  • A web-world is a three dimensional virtual world you visit on your browser.
  • Cybalounge provides tools for equipping a web-world with customized content.
  • With these tools, you can build without learning Javascript, HTML5, and WebGL.
  • Visit a web-worldCybalounge  Enter as guest, no registration, no password.
  • I will probably be there any weekday at 10-10:30 am California time.
  • My workshop: click push-pin (bottom), scroll for Selby's test world, click enter.


  • (More after the break, scroll down!)

Metaverse events, current and upcoming


Prep: get ready for building

  • Enter building mode: click the ground, then click the crossed tools (bottom line).
  • If you are labeling an object, click on the object, selecting it.
  • Leave that object selected (making the next object its child object)
  • Click primitives and click the object you want to create.

Create text object

  • Click add text (this creates the text object as child of brick wall.).
  • Note that text object is now selected
  • Text object may be hard to see against light background.
  • Text object may take time to rez
  • Click attributes (of the new text object).
 Text entered

Enter text

  • Click dimensions (confusing, will probably be changed).
  • To enter your text, click Undefined (in green)
  • Type your text
  • If you can't see your text, you will fix that later.
Text positioned

Position the text object

  • Position the text object where you want it.
  • The position of a child object is relative to the parent object.
  • A position of all zeros would put the object at the center of the parent.
  • That might hide the child completely.  
  • I chose -3 on the x axis to put the text in front of the  wall.
  • The units are centimeters.
 Text object adjusted

 Adjust text

  • Use Scale, Rotation, Material/color as needed.
  • I find the blue sliders make changes too large to be useful.
  • The scale units are in centimeters.
  • Scale seems to duplicate the function of Dimensions.
  • If you want to change the scale, keep the dimensions in the same ratio.
  • Rotation units are in degrees and can be negative, as here.

Is there a limit on the number of objects?

  • The important limit is load time.  A long load time loses readers.
  • You can buy more load time by providing something to read during the load.
  • Maybe essential instructions.



Tools for web-worlds

Use cases for web-worlds



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News and Notes

HG links-- depending on your interests 

Communities in the virtual worlds

Radio in the virtual worlds

Metaverse beginner help

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.  
  • To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.

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
    • 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.
    • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
    • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 


                1 comment:

                1. I still haven't been able to register an account at Is anyone else having problems? I can log in as a guest, but a guest can't import or make stuff.


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