2017 OSHG: How will web-worlds from OpenSim start? The reception room model

How will web-worlds from OpenSim start? The reception room modelA path is emerging that will probably lead to the appearance of some OpenSim worlds on the web in the form of miniworlds.  These will be limited in capability, objects, and size.  These will be rather like reception rooms where people can see what we have to offer and can talk with some of us about why they would want to go to the trouble of coming into the metaverse.  This is virtual worlds lite– very lite.It is for those people still back in the old, flat, browser world. Millions of people there, but you don’t see any of them on a webpage.Easy to get to a page, but you are mostly a passive observer. Those browser people don’t know that we can add doors to other worlds.Those web-worlds will be very limited from the viewpoint of hypergridders,But look at it it from the viewpoint of people who think the browser world is flat.  The OSHG project.*******************************************************************(More after the break, scroll down!)********************************************************************** Metaverse events, current and upcomingCybalounge updated: now with voice!OSCC presentation videos availableCRASH! Site, the musical under development by people like usOSHG: Exploratory project by NMA: Future of Open-Source Virtual Worlds10th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education. March 29–April 1, 2017. Call for proposalsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewTry a browser-based virtual worldSelby’s daily news collection:  Virtual worlds are real   Virtual Outworlding news collection Events on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsEntertainment on the HypergridHYPERGRID EVENTSDestination guide: OpenSimWorldOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersSign of the Kite WELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESVirtual world G+ communities:  Communities virtual worlds G+In a virtual world, your deodorant never fails.**********************************************Web Graphics LibraryWebGL (Web Graphics Library) is a JavaScript API for rendering 3D graphics within any compatible web browser without the use of plug-ins.[2] WebGL is integrated completely into all the web standards of the browser allowing GPU accelerated usage of physics and image processing and effects as part of the web page canvas. WebGL elements can be mixed with other HTML elements and composited with other parts of the page or page background.[3] WebGL programs consist of control code written in JavaScript and shader code that is written in GLSL, a language similar to C or C++, and is executed on a computer’s Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).How do we build the first browser worlds from OpenSim?We start with OARs, built and saved under OpenSimulator.We use a converter to produce files that work with WebGL, such as BabylonJS.Those files can be used to put a virtual world on a web page.See: Punk Office as an example of a web world from BabylonJS.  Marcus is using a loader that loads objects as needed so it seems fast.We need miniworldsWe need fast load on low bandwidth on a low cost computer.  So we need to keep the miniworld as simple as possible.  With a minimum of objects (each object loads separately).The miniworlds can have voice.Cybalounge updated: now with voice!The website can carry the text we usually give as notecards and posters.Cybalounge loads on my $260 laptop.  We would use the miniworlds for promotionMany of our communities already have websites suited for miniworlds.A miniworld can be embedded in a web page as we do with YouTube.We could also have visiting hours, meaning our people there.   Too much world for one miniworld?  Put more miniworlds on the website.And we can send people to our G+ and FB communities. The miniworlds are nothing like what we want in OpenSim.  But just what we want to promote to the outworld on the webDemo web-worlds and progressEarly demo meeting in Cybalounge. Not your father’s virtual worldPunk Office: Virtual world on a browser. Demo now. Coming in HalcyonCybalounge–Another virtual world on your browser.Marcus Milne talks about his worlds on the webcybaLOUNGE: A Virtual World in your Browser by Edward TarberBrowser-viewer, progress and possibilities: SummaryThe OSHG project.*********************************************************************************News and Notes***********************The Hypergrid WIP ShowThe 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.Selby will be doing test video capture of presentations in voice.  These may be posted on YouTube.-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 showNext WIP show: Sun. Feb. 12, Noon SLT Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.world.narasnook.com:8900Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click Find. TPAt Narasnook, use World Map to search for PandoraCookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TPgrid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22Previous Articles from the WIP show Glimpses of Hypergrid Work-in-Progress (WIP) showWIP Show: How to with NPC, Nara Malone. Storytelling of the futureWIP on Cookie II, Kitely, 9/20 Dolls, Discos, and DiscussionWIP August 23, A conversation about being creativeThe WIP show, 7/18/2015: Virtual mobile art by Lucy AfarensisWIP Show at Hobo Sandbox on Cookie II, KitelyWIP Show, works in progress on the Hypergrid June 3, 2015Hypergrid WIP meeting. The creatives of the hypergrid************************************Entertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ community   HYPERGRID EVENTS   Hypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blogHG links– depending on your interests Use your head! They always tell you that. They never tell you howAbout  educationAbout artDinosaurSailing in virtual worldsAbout VideosSights of the virtual worldsPeople of the virtual worldsAbout business  The incomplete works of Ann Tree PrenyourOutworldz One-Click Hypergrid  (Install your own HG)Binder’s OSWorlds Stats and Status (past week)Google Calendar tutorial (Used for notices of HG events)Hypergrid Tour 2016-01– 167 virtual worldsSign of the KiteEvents on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsCommunities in the virtual worldsArcadia Asylum All Around   G+ community: Hypergrid SafariG+ community: Metaverse ToursOpensimworld. Destination guide for the HypergridBest metaverse communities Radio in the virtual worldsOpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). Invited article by shawnkmaloneyAviation radio: Music to fly by. And to promote your aviation event.Radio for your place – Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?Metaverse beginner helpNMA entry path How to Enter Kitely Virtual WorldsMetaverse 101 Info + Tutorials for getting started in OpensimFr43k Paine/Dealing With GriefersA Dimension BeyondVirtual Outworlding Table of Contents. SummaryNewcomer help in virtual worldsVirtual worlds are about people. Communities, communication, shared goalsTime conversion: put

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