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2010-11-02-Transformation-on-VCE

2010-11-02-Transformation-on-VCE
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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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Second Life Registration

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Second Life Registration API: http://modularsystems.sl/regapi.shtml

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