Melanie Milland who is part of the Avination Viewer team announced a new first pre-release of the Avination Viewer which is now available to download. This latest version is 0.4.0 public FirstLook beta which is 31.2BM in size. This is very exciting news for Avination users because this new viewer brings many new features including:
- Mesh upload / Full Mesh viewing capabilities
- Improved graphics
- Improved menus
- Land options
- Misguiding labels have been removed
- And more!
Here are my snapshots of the new Avination version 0.4.0.
The orange login screen
Logged into the new viewer
Upload Mesh menu
Apparently there are more major new developments coming in the pipeline. A new script engine and new improvements is in the works. Media on a Prim is still under the “implementation” phrase.
While checking the Avination Google+ page I saw a very interesting post by Leonie Gärtner about a new opensim development during a recent grid restart. Apparently Avination has introduced Multi Attach where you can have up to five attachments worn at the same time which sounds pretty interesting to try out. This is going to open up many possibilities on opensim grids and SL.
The post about Multi Attach…
Avination, one of the few grids actively supporting OpenSimulator development, introduced Multi Attach today with its latest grid restart.
Today, with the latest restart of their grid, Avination introduced Multi Attach support to their server software.
While being available at Second Life this feature has not been implemented yet at any OpenSimulator based grid.
Like the already supported Multi Wear, a feature important for clothing designers and furries wanting to dress themselves decently, Multi Attach allows the same for attachments.
One avatar can now not only wear one attachment at each attachment point, but up to five attachments at the same time.
Good for tasks like building a log house for carrying nails and hammer in one hand! Imagine Roleplay – now you can wear armored gloves while wielding the Sword of the Ancients at the same time.
Just imagine the possibilities!
(6th March 2013)
The latest news from Avination OpenSim grid is that there will be a big community meeting at the Avination Civic Center starting at 1pm AVN (PST-1pm, GMT-9pm, CET-10pm). The community meeting will be held on Friday 1st March 2013 and monthly meetings will now resume. That’s good news for those that want to stay updated on the Avination grid developments. I joined Avination on 17/1/2012 and I enjoy logging into the grid on a reqular basis.
Avination Civic Center
- I went over to visit the Civic Center today and its a really nice meeting spot I think on a beach sim.
There will be updates on upcoming new developments and new features during this community meeting.
Avination Login Stats 2013
- (Snapshot above was taken at 2pm SLT on 24th February 2013)
Avination New Resident Welcome Area 2013
- The main entry point to Avination grid.
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Happy 2nd Birthday Avination Grid
After weeks of planning and setting up its finally time to celebrate 2 years of Avination this weekend. AVN2B starts Friday 24th until Sunday 26th August 2012 which is going to be fantastic. Teleport to the AVN2B sim to enjoy the weekend birthday celebrations including DJ live music, theme park rides, a sim maze and birthday gifts. More details about the AVN2B birthday see below…
Celebrate with us our future! Join us for the long weekend of Avination’s second birthday from Friday August 24 until Sunday August 26.
At our special birthday Sim AVN2B DJs and live artists awaiting you as well as many creators and merchants. Have a ride at one of Judy Muircastle’s famous Hobo-Park carousels, or explore the even bigger and much more difficult maze. Many items have been hidden by the dedicated team of residents, mentors and A-Team members for you to find. (All skeletons from lost builders have been removed or hidden, so no worries, it’s save for you to enjoy)
But this is not all! Go continental and enjoy one of the parties at Southern Bay or Southern Nights as well as AviCon and Unity Green. Stars like BGSinger Hermit, Kobie O’Hanlon, DJane Melanie Milland and also CelticMaidenWarrior.
Be sure to also visit our Welcome Sim and try the jetskis, proudly sponsored by Crowley Corp. Many thanks to James Young and Hisense Criss for their great work
Visit the Sim Neschan where Cartier Attenborough will lead you deep into a mystic oriental world, unmatched anywhere in virtual worlds. Have a look at our role play sims Gondor and Vampire Bay. Do not forget Otaku zone and take care of the Zombies. Just have fun and stay tuned for news here.
And last but not least let us celebrate all the residents and builders, the dedicated team of CFF, Judy Muircastle, Sheila and Gord Devonshire, Suz Blessed and Digital Digital, all our Mentors and the A-Team as well.
The Avination Management
The birthday MOTD on Avination login screen.
Avination will be celebrating 2 years of fun and achievements next weekend. The 2nd birthday celebrations will start on Friday 24th until Sunday 26th August 2012 which is going to bigger than ever before. Final preparation are being made to the birthday sims and i’m now looking forward to AVN2B birthday weekend.
There are three regions for Avination 2nd birthday celebrations…
- AVN1B - Region from the last first birthday
- aMAZEing - Large maze filing the whole region
- AVN2B - Region featuring a big fairground and more nice areas
Sneak preview of the AVN2B island.
Sneak preview of the aMAZing region.
Sneak preview of the AVN1B region.
New Upcoming Event
There is another big event coming up for Avination grid which is the Gran Carnival Celebration which will be taking place from 8am PDT on Saturday 18th August 2012. Features: Fashion Shows from the Avination Top Fashion Designer, Special Guest DJs, Contests, Artists from all over the world.
I signed up to Avination today which is a OpenSim grid which offers a unique virtual experience for everyone. I went ahead and downloaded the Avination viewer which was 54.9MB, running version 1.5.8 on Windows 7. Avination is completely free and has 592 regions at the moment.
I read today via Twitter that Avination has raised the prim limit to 45, 000 on a sim which is rather cool news. Another cool stat today I found out via Twitter is that according to Neatstat.com, Avination.com is worth $6,541 USD.
The Setup - Avination being installed.
The signup process was really good and fast to do. I liked at the end of the signup process I could choose the starting destination to start like (Tutorial Island, Welcome area or Roleplay area). When I completed the 7 step registration I had to verify my email. I had to accept the terms and conditions to activate my account. Yay!
“You have successfully registered your character. We have sent an email with a verification link to your email address. Click on the link in the email to complete the verification process and start playing.”
A nice orange/white Avination icon on my desktop.
Opening up the Avination login screen.
- 43, 787 registered users so far
- 3, 226 unique logins in the last 30 days
- 592 total regions so far
Tutorial Island arrival
It took a few moments to log into Tutorial Island then I started to walk around for abit before visiting other interesting destinations in Search. It was rather strange using viewer 1 interface again after using viewer 3/TPVs for a long time. I noticed it was rather empty on Tutorial Island and on Welcome island during the afternoon. However I did meet two friendly residents one who was a staff member of Avination and the other was a Mentor. The world seems stable and I didn’t get any lag at all. Yay!
Welcome Area arrival
I enjoyed my first visit to Avination in Opensim and I will log in regular to explore more in the coming days/weeks/months.
View my Avination Snapshots here.