Great news announced on the InWorldz Forums this week is that a new first public beta viewer for InWorldz users has been released. It now comes with mesh enabled and it now moves from InWorldz version 1.5.0 up to version 126.96.36.199227. This viewer is a public beta viewer and according to the devs there are bugs/improvements that still need to be worked on. It works only with Windows and Linux with a Mac version in the works.
How to upload Mesh – check the post for instructions on how to upload mesh on the InWorldz Beta Grid.
InWorldz beta viewer 188.8.131.52227 login screen
InWorldz beta viewer 184.108.40.206 user interface
What do you think of the new version of InWorldz Beta Viewer 220.127.116.11227 ?
On 17th February 2013 a new post called Metrics for Adoption of Mesh Viewerson SLUniverse Forums asking about the most recent stats for mesh capable viewer usage. According to the responses in the forum post it seems like the mesh adoption rate seems to be >97.1% at the moment. I think by the end of 2013 mesh adoption rate should be reaching 99%/100%. Surely the 3% of SL users using non-mesh viewers will switch over at some point right during 2013 or 2014?.
A new graph shows the adoption rate of Mesh from July 2011 through to late January 2013 which is very interesting indeed. Graph created by Kadah Coba.
Fashion for Life 2013 in Second Life starts this year from 9th March through to 17th March 2013 which will be taking place on 9 sims built by many great builders and artists. The theme this year is The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World which sounds great. Fashion for Life event helps to raise money and awareness of American Cancer Society.
Expect the best art, builds and a good range of live events etc during Fashion for Life 2013 in Second Life. There are fashion shows produced by the top fashion SL agencies. Will you be attending Fashion for Life 2013 in Second Life ?
Great Pyramid of Giza – Built by Thoth Jantzen – Sponsored by Chop Zuey Couture and Jewellery
Hanging Gardens of Babylon – Built by Patch Thibaud – Sponsored by Tres Beau Designs in honor of loved ones lost.
Statue of Zeus at Olympia – Built by KarlinJames Zepp – Sponsored by Sonatta Morales *8* Vintage Couture
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus – Built by nexuno Thespian – Sponsored by Leri Miles Designs, Quality mesh fashion for men and women.
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – Built by Kaya Angel – Sponsored by LAZURI
Colossus of Rhodes – Built by Rebeca Bashly – Sponsored by .:EMO-tions:.
Lighthouse of Alexandria – Built by Bryn Oh – Sponsored by [sYs] Design
FASHION FOR LIFE – Built by Eshi Otawara – sponsored by Miss Mundo Virtual Organization
FFL Event Sim – Built by Eshi Otawara – Sponsored by Christianraven Resident
ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS SCHEDULE:
The week will also host a schedule of live entertainment, music and catwalk events and each scheduled fashion show will reveal different outfits from the all new ‘Fashion for Life 2013’ collection. SATURDAY MARCH 9TH
12:00 PM SLT: GRAND OPENING OF FASHION FOR LIFE 2013!
SUNDAY MARCH 10TH
10:00 AM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by: KV Dream Agency
MONDAY MARCH 11TH
4:00 PM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by SOLO EVANE
TUESDAY MARCH 12TH
4:00 PM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by AVENUE
WEDNESDAY MARCH 13TH
4:00 PM SLT- FASHION SHOW – Produced by Elegance Agency
6:00 PM SLT – ANTONIO GALLOWAY IN CONCERT!
THURSDAY MARCH 14TH
4:00 PM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by UEMA AGENCY
FRIDAY MARCH 15TH
12:00 PM SLT – CHANGHIGH SISTERS FIRESHOW of Light, Life and Love
4:00 PM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by OPIUM EVOLUTION
SATURDAY MARCH 16TH
10:00 AM SLT – GALLIANO COUTURE INSPIRED COLLECTION – Produced by BLVD AGENCY
SUNDAY MARCH 17TH
9:00 AM SLT – GRAND FINALE – SL TOP MODEL COMPETITION
11:00 AM SLT – CLOSING PARTY – RAFFLE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
BOSL Radio will also stream across all 9 sims in partnership with SL club ‘The Velvet’. There will be a public ‘BEST FFL PHOTO CONTEST’ for the duration of this event. The winner will receive items from participating FFL designers.
Recently Linden Lab added Cocoa Project Viewer to the Alternate_Viewers list on the SL Wiki which works on Macintosh machines at long last. According to users that have tested the Cocoa Project Viewer and reports on better performance and better FPS. Very good news indeed! 🙂
After five and a half years since the first broadcast via operator 11 of Metaverse Week in review the main hosts of the show have announced this week that the show is changing completely. The show for many years have been broadcasted through livestream which works better for recording etc on Sunday afternoons SLT.
Metaverse Week in Review is a live videocast co-hosted by Mal Burns and Tara Yeats every Sunday at 12pm SL time/8pm UK time. Presented at Operator 11 (www.operator11.com), this live show looks at events and news from the week in Second Life and other developing virtual worlds. Mal & Tara are joined by an assortment of guests from the metaverse.
The NEW format of Metaverse Week in review:
Mal Burns & Tara introduction to the show
Part 1: Inworld review (sl news and virtual news)
Part 2: Recorded best clips (playlist)
Part 3: Google Hangouts (facetime)
The OLD format of Metaverse Week in review:
Introductions (review of the news) from Mal Burns/Tara
Do you like the new format of the show ? Please comment!
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.
There are new details about this year’s VWBPE (Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference) 2013 in Second Life. The conference will be starting on Wednesday 24th July until Saturday 27th July 2013. The theme for VWBPE 2013 is Beyond the Stage which sounds interesting and I’m much looking forward to attending the conference inworld again. This year will mark it’s 6th annual conference in Second Life. Woooot!
For the latest news updates on VWBPE 2013 join the VWBPE group in Second Life which is free to join. There’s more than 640 members in the VWBPE group and hopefully there will be many more joining in the coming months. 😀
OBR sims opened at midnight SLT as expected and more than 60 avatars showed up during the first hour of the 24 hour event. It’s expected that more than 200 avatars will attend during the next 24 hours. 😀
The One Billion Rising 24 hour dance event in Second Life is now OPEN and it’s predicted that more than 200 people (avatars) will dance together at the central stage to raise awareness to end violence against women and girls.
There are many awesome art installations and information exhibits around the edge of the four sims to visit. Hopefully the 24 hour dance event will be fun and very exciting without any major issues etc. I’m really looking forward to this! 😀
Special thanks go to all the volunteers, event staff, main organisers and sponsors for supporting this big event in Second Life.
One Billion Rising 2013 Times
Event starts from midnight (SLT) on 13th/14th February 2013
Event ends at midnight (SLT) on 14th/15th February 2013