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New version of OpenSim available now, SOAS is soon to follow (we hope!)  http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2015/03/new-official-opensim-release-is-out/ 
“The most significant being a fix for a regression where script state was being lost for hypergrid transfers,” core developer Justin Clark-Casey said in an announcement. Compared to the previous version of OpenSim, 0.8.1 improves teleports, physics, varregions, scripting and general stability.
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using photogrammetry, and Memento to bring real life models into OpenSim (kitely)
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In the spirit of running a virtual world on a small device- I give you Nebadon's OpenSim on a Raspberry Pi...

http://youtu.be/t8XtFIXF77k
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Found a couple of links for creating normal maps in Photoshop (https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-texture-tools-adobe-photoshop )  and GIMP (https://code.google.com/p/gimp-normalmap/ )  I am wondering does anyone have some advice on the way these plugins should be set up to provide us with the optimal normal map for use in OpenSim?

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A plugin for GIMP that aids in the authoring of tangent-space normal maps for use in per-pixel lighting applications
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Thanks Fred for the link, that is a good one and works well from a heightmap source.  Thank you Aine, for your insights as well!
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An interesting post by Hans Vet- any Blender experts care to contribute information to help him solve the puzzle?
Hi all, So I've seen this video by  nebadon2025 where he imports a mesh terrian, using L3dt, complete with bump and spec map and it's a 768x768m… - Hans Vet - Google+
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Some interesting news from the creator of SOAS- Diva Canto (aka Dr. Crista Lopes) at the OSCC 2014 conference yesterday.  She is developing a simplified viewer for use with OpenSim.  You can get a early look here: https://github.com/diva/OnLook
OnLook - Derivative of Singularity viewer with changes in the UI model.
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Hi everyone-
Here are some progress pix from the game-based sim content we are building in a virtual world.  Most of the buildings have been finished, and soon we will move onto making the textures and baking in the lighting onto them.  When it's completed, it will be a place you can visit to see how virtual worlds can be used to rapidly prototype your game ideas.  This content will be distributed with my new book- "Extending Virtual World Design".  Publication will be early in 2016 from CRC Press. 
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Hi all-
Found a new terrain heightmap editor today.  Its nice and simple, just enough tools.  Save the native .bmp file in the  .png format, and it loads right up... http://hme.sourceforge.net/
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oo. Thank you!
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Just about done with the Physics Chapter for Extending Virtual World Design- Book 2, (had to grow a few new brain cells to write that one) Layton has been pounding away on the buildings and we are starting to see our content appear on the build grid. For a designer, it is always gratifying to see your designs become a "reality", albeit a virtual one. With a skilled builder like Layton, it is always a fun process. We walk around the build, kicking the mesh to see if we can break it. There were some issues with the physics on the stairs, but we got them sorted in short order. Another reason to Playtest as much as possible! Onward we go... you can follow our progress here: https://sites.google.com/site/evwdpuzzlegame/home
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me too!
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The financial services giant took a look at the virtual reality goggles from Oculus Rift, and saw a three-dimensional city made of money. Buildings are stocks, their height determined by price and footprint by trading and shares.
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Hovering between Art and Science..
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Annabelle Fanshaw/ Ann Cudworth, the Principal and Founder of Alchemy Sims, is a seasoned Emmy Award winning design pro with 15 years design experience in virtual environments for network television, webcasts, and virtual worlds. 
She combines 12 years design/visualization teaching experience on college level with 6 years of management for a network television design and fabrication department along with a solid background in virtual environmental design, fabrication, and technical/medical illustration.  She holds an MFA in Scenic Design from NYU, and a BFA in Medical Illustration. Post-grad studies at Pratt Institute in 3D software. 
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Won first Emmy Award ever, for a virtual set design. CBS News/ Time 100- News and Documentary Emmy Awards. 1998
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Designer of virtual and real environments for stage, screen and gaming / Writer of books about that topic.
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