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NewVue and NewVCE on New World Grid

The welcome region on new World Grid has teleport posters to get to NewVue (the OpenSim-based Virtual University of Edinburgh region on New World Grid) and NewVCE (the OpenVCE region on New World Grid).

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New World University

The New World University has opened on the OpenSimulator-based New World Grid using the OpenVCE 3D virtual world asset base.

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Tests of Mesh Import to Second Life Beta Grid and OpenSim 0.7.1 Live Grid

Tests on 26-Oct-2010 of Mesh import to Second Life Beta Grid and live 0.7.1 OSGrid using current SL Viewer Beta 2.2 for Mesh Support. See http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Mesh for more information.

Tested successfully on both grids with very simple meshes and plain coloured texturing from tutorials at: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Mesh_Walkthrough:_Mesh_Tour

Original Supercar 3D Model from Cinema 4D: created in 1998 by Mick Imrie and Austin Tate. See http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/~bat/GA/supercar-3d.html

Exported to 3DS format, and then through Blender and exported to Collada 1.4 .dae format.

The mesh was imported using the upload facility in the Beta Test Mesh Viewer. There were quite a few failures in upload in both Second Life and OpenSim. So some elements of the model are missing in the uploaded mesh.

The model as seen in the Second Life Viewer Mesh Beta is rendered in a reasonable fashion and is shown here after "Generate LOD" has been used:

Model complexity is as follows:

  • Imported Model:
    • Triangles: 216447
    • Vertices: 595047
    • Submeshes: 242
  • High Level of Detail:
    • Triangles: 216447
    • Vertices: 595047
    • Submeshes: 242
  • Medium Level of Detail:
    • Triangles: 53945
    • Vertices: 5150518
    • Submeshes: 242
  • Low Level of Detail:
    • Triangles: 13396
    • Vertices: 37907
    • Submeshes: 242
  • Lowest Level of Detail:
    • Triangles: 6633
    • Vertices: 18994
    • Submeshes: 242

Here is the imported mesh in Second Life on a Beta Test Grid (Aditi) "Mesh Sandbox 11" Region on 26-Oct-2010:

Here is the uploaded mesh in OpenSim 0.7.1 r/14257 on the live OSGrid "Sandbox Plaza II" region on 26-Oct-2010:

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Hypergrid Adventurers Club - First Adventure

The first meeting of the Hypergrid Adventurers Club involved 24 intepid adventurers risking all by crossing OpenSimulator-based hypergrid enabled grids and regions. For a full report see http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2010/10/25/hypergrid-adventurers-club-meeting-1/

 

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OSGrid 0.7.1 Upgrade - Wright Plaza OpenSim Dev Meeting

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