Friday, January 10, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: You don't have to build to create scenes in OpenSimulator. RezMela can do most of the building for you


You don't have to build to create scenes in OpenSimulator.  
RezMela can do most of the building for you

An overview of the RezMela system:  components and how they are used

Using a virtual world


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Components of the RezMela platform

Modules

  • Modules are collections of objects that might be used in a specific kind of task. 
  • For example, a Layout module will consist of:
  • a set of grids (different sizes) with functionality to help neat placement.
  • architectural units such as rooms 
  • foliage 
  • pathways
  • text and image objects 
  • signs 
  • light/sound sources 
  • non-player characters (NPCs)

Apps 

  • An App is a focused application with a set of related objects and functions that are most likely to be needed together. 
  • An App in RezMela appears as a 3D object that a user can take control of. 
  • On taking control the user gets a RezMela HUD showing  the various categories of objects that are available. 
  • Typically, an App comes a set of template scene files that a user can load. 
  • A Meeting App for a 3D meeting setup would include
  • various text and image displays, 
  • web browsers,  
  • seating arrangements. 

App Sets

  • An App Set is a package of Apps that might be needed together for a large job.
  • For example, a Museum App Set would let the user create:
  • a Rooms App to would support the construction of a building, 
  • an Exhibit App to support the creation of multimedia exhibits 
  • a 3D Text App to support the generation of 3D labels for wayfinding aids. 

Map Sets:  

  • The Map Set will deploy apps over a wide region by using a map.  
  • The chosen apps could include 
  • fauna and flora apps, 
  • building apps, 
  • poads/path apps, 
  • NPC apps 
  • vehicles. 

Context sensitive Heads Up Display (HUD)

  • The HUD is context sensitive: its contents change to fit the App is currently in use. 
  • it gives access to the app contents and offers controls to help navigation and camera control. 

Summary (in the video)

  • The latter half of the video shows the production of scenes with the ResMela system.

Related 

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