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.


  • 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.
  • (More after the break, scroll down!)

Metaverse events, current and upcoming


    Who can use it?

    • You are welcome to visit it at IMA web-world.
    • Bring friends if you like and talk with them.
    • If the place is not otherwise in use, you are welcome to hold a meeting.
    • Or have a family gathering.  We recommend the Chrome browser.
    • This is the virtual world for your grandmother.

    Recent test results


    • We got at least 10 avatars (and probably 11) in with no evident problems.
    • Seven or eight people were talking with few problems.
    • We noted that one or two people had problems getting voice to connect and had to reload the page.

    Problems identified

    • Voice sometimes does not connect correctly.   
    • You can hear people, but they cannot hear you.  
    • Or they may hear your voice at a frequency so high that it sounds like squeaking.  
    • Remedy: reload the page. 
    • Sometimes people arrive at a new instance of the web-world with nobody there.
    • Even though there are other people in another instance.
    • We do not know the cause.
    • Remedy: reload the page.


    Web-worlds in use



      Building in Cybalounge

      Tutorials on building in Cybalounge



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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 August 27, 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 


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