Thursday, December 16, 2010

Avatar Rezzed at 30,000 Feet in RL on OpenSim Server

Botgirl Flies American

With an OpenSimulator server now installed on a laptop, I'm no longer limited to strictly virtual flying. I have a lot to learn (and a lot of content to either create or import) before it's going to be much more than a novelty, but it was really cool to be rezzed at 30,000 feet. Since I had nothing better to do, I also shot some video I'll edit and post here later this week. For now, here's a fast clip that caught some turbulence.

7 comments:

Kranfel aka Kling said...

kool!! But its always turbulens in OpenSim =))

iliveisl said...

it's like a virtual mile high club, except without the sex! =D

Botgirl Questi said...

Many flights are beginning to offer wifi. I'm not sure of the speed, but it may be possible to hit a regular grid from an airplane. But there was something about being on a local server that was at 30,000 feet that was very cool. Also to have rezzed without the need for network connectivity. I'm looking forward to someone like Reaction Grid/Jibe porting a Unity 3D based platform onto iphone/iPad/ios . . . not just the client, but an actual server.

eurominuteman said...

Configuration Management

Your Free PC Sandbox 15,000 prims: Run #OpenSim 'out of the box' in standalone mode (non-server) http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Download#Binary_Packages

Running OpenSim and Imprudence on a USB Key
http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2010/10/07/a-virtual-world-in-my-hands-running-opensim-and-imprudence-on-a-usb-key/

Wizzy Gynoid said...

ah. this is nothing. soror nishi and i were at a million meters over burning life. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wizzy_gynoid/4243981993/

Botgirl Questi said...

Wizzy: Very cool, but even cooler if the server would have been 30,000 feet in the air. :)

vwestland said...

Imagine a commercial-quality stand-alone simulator server and client combo, able to operate independently or synchronize fully with a private hosted region or partially with a combination of region-level public content and parcel-level private content.

I can appreciate why the creative, talented and independent-minded content creators and techno-wonks want OpenSim to be a success. The reality is a pre-package or even pre-installed (Windows 8?) stand-alone simulator + client combination is the best chance for greater adoption, next to or in conjunction with a web client, Virtual Worlds have.