2018 WW: HG: Web-worlds as gateway to OpenSimulator

Web-worlds as gateway to OpenSimulatorWeb-worlds offer an easy opportunity for people to try out virtual worlds without going to any trouble.  They run in a browser, need only graphics support available on any modern computer (and good tablets), and cost little more than a web site.   They can offer a sample of the experience of a virtual world.Warehouse in 3DWebWorldz3DWebWorldz:  Go to the trains, select the Live Music boxcar No show now, of course, but there will be another one in time.Now if we could just find some comedy actsOpenSimulatorOpenSimulator  is a system to produce 3D simulated worlds on a user’s computer.  It consists of a simulator on a server and a viewer running on the user’s computer.   The system lets users create, script, place, and use objects in a simulated world.Open simulator grids are provided by many sources.Many grids are connected by the Hypergrid letting users travel among grids,Web-worlds Web-worlds use HTML5  and webGL to get 3D places into a browser page. Cybalounge is a user-built web-world, like the virtual worlds of OpenSimulator.3DWebWorldz is a professionally-built world.  Both are using content and concepts from OpenSimulator.Both are well into development towards the production stage.Cybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsWeb-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. Summary********************************************More after the break*************************************************Metaverse events, recent and upcomingEvents on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsIMA Social Web and Virtual World Events, Music, and Meeting CalendarHYPERGRID EVENTSOpenSimWorld EventsEntertainment on the HypergridOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersPromotion for virtual worlds and everything in ’emSelby’s daily events and news collection:  Virtual worlds are real Selby’s YouTube Channel-Search this blog with the search bar, upper left.OSCC 2017 PresentationsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewHypergrid Writer’s CommunityMetaverse Jobs; Job ListingsIMA projects3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community) Virtual Outworlding news collection Destination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESHypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blog****************************************************************************************Web-worlds as gateway to OpenSimulatorAdvantages of web-worlds as virtual environmentsAvailable on a browser; nothing to download and install,Accessible on IT controlled computers (since nothing is installed).Accessible on a chrome book or (newer) tablet.Web level security; can meet any privacy requirements that a web page can meetImpulse access with guest mode: No registration, no password. You can  show anyone your web-world on their machine.  Even your grandmother can get there if she can get to a web page.What do installed virtual worlds (OpenSim) offer in addition?Vastly greater memory (browsers limit the memory of web-worlds).User scripting (web-worlds are scripted in Java Script.)Extensive animation librariesObjects looking like people, able to do simple animations by themselves (NPCs)Extensive content in use by experienced user communities.Existing connections (Hypergrid), markets (Kitely Market) and economies.Well-established communities of interest in fields such as education and technology.Marketing strategyStart in easy-access web-worlds.Learn how to move, talk to people, and enjoy the web-world.We can share events with the installed worlds.Dual streaming to Open Sim and 3DWebWorldzWe can share text chat between the worlds.  We can voice chat, too (TBD).We can live-stream activities to show what we do in the installed worlds.We can show videos of what we have done in installed worlds.We can send you to Kitely Market to look at what we sell in the installed worlds.We can duplicate objects and buildings (both worlds can build with mesh).Example: duplicate entertainment venuesThe Warehouse at the top of this article is a duplicate of  one in OpenSim.Warehouse in OpenSimHYPERGRID Address:  grid.opensim.life:8002:Inspiration IslandPut the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map, click Find, TPWhat can you do in a web-world?Learn to move your avatar (Cybalounge)Up arrow to move forwardDown arrow to move backwardLeft or right arrows to turnLearn to communicateCybalounge adds whozinworldCybalounge tutorial: Contacts with people: Your friends list and moreTutorial: Annotated screensHold discussions, make videos to promote projectsVirtual Libraries and digital smarts February editionWeb report: Educator Edition: Virtual Libraries and digital smarts Library/Education time in Cybalounge (Mondays 10 to 11 am Pacific time)The Web Report: Educator Edition: Digital Citizenship (beta)Online libraries as centers for adult instruction. Self-managed learning.Offer live entertainment.Suggested use case: embedded in a grid entry pageWalk into the web world.  Try it on impulse.  Enter as guest.No registration. No password.  Just come in and chat. (On entry, notice sent to volunteers on the grid who will respond and welcome.)Welcomer: helps people get started in the web world–and in the grid.Talks people through download and install viewer, register, and start in the grid.Welcomer can tell newcomer how to get to the desired destination.Provide schedule of events, including a welcomer time before events. If you are interested in web-worlds…Drop by my web office:  Cybalounge.My office times:  Weekdays: 12:-12:30 Central time  (US) Mondays we focus on learning/library/museums.Fridays we may focus on grants, contracts, business and web-worlds.Other days we talk about whatever visitors want.Don’t register — enter as guest.  If you see no one, click the pointed push-pin (bottom line) to find me.We can also visit 3DWebWorldz, a professionally-built world.  Thinkerer Melville in Second Life, Selby Evans in KitelyWeb pages you can walk intoTry a browser-based virtual worldCybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsWeb-worlds are small and run in a browser with nothing else installed.Virtual worlds are a bigger experience, but need extra software installed.*********************************************************LicenseOriginal text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domainUse as you please with attribution: link to the original.All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.*********************************Drop by my web office Weekdays: 12:-12:30 Central time  (US) Cybalounge.Mondays we focus on learning/library/museums.Fridays we may focus on grants, contracts, business and web-worlds.Don’t register — enter as guest.  If you see no one, click the pointed push-pin (bottom line) to find me.We can also visit 3DWebWorldz, a professionally-built world.  Thinkerer Melville in Second Life, Selby Evans in KitelyA web page you can walk intoTry a browser-based virtual worldCybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsWeb-worlds are small and run in a browser with nothing else installed.Full virtual worlds are a bigger experience, but need extra software installed.Entertainment in virtual worldsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewEntertainment on the HypergridOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersHYPERGRID EVENTSThe web show: a magazine from 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?Videos from virtual worldsYadNi Monde Makes ArtsSelby’s YouTube ChannelFree video resources for virtual worlds: Screen capture beyond FRAPSSimple video editing with Shotcut, for virtual worldersConvienient video capture in Windows 10–any windowArticles about videos from virtual worldsNews and NotesCommunities in

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