Cube also shared his amazing background and knowledge of many different virtual worlds. Read on for a full transcript and many photos.
Special Note: Cube has a 50% discount for all educators interested in his products. Be sure to visit Cube3 for more details.
11/17/2010 : 2pm GMT
10 Hypernauts in attendance:
We begin on the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.
Right before the meeting, I had been testing some new Hypergate code and accidentally caused Pathlandia to reboot. My bad!
Pathfinder Lester: sorry about the bumps today
Pathfinder Lester: things should be back to normal now
Pathfinder Lester: great to have you visiting us from francogrid, Ange
Ange.Menges: :-) I think I should create an avatar here, if I want to come with you often :-)
Pathfinder Lester: excellent! :D
Anastasios Aurotharius: on the contrary….your french avi has a nice tan ;)
Ange.Menges: lol i’m under the rain in France
Anastasios Aurotharius: we should meet you the next time in france
Pathfinder Lester: it is raining here today in Boston too
Talvin Muircastle: Pathfinder, you gotta stop breaking your region, or Jokay won’t give you your security deposit back when you move out. ;)
Pathfinder Lester: Talvin, lol
Pathfinder Lester: i am not breaking things
Pathfinder Lester: i am “stress testing” things
Anastasios Aurotharius: lol
Mel Blauvelt: haha
Pathfinder Lester: i am providing a valuable service. yeah, that’s it.
Nyx Ivory: does that make us the Crash Test Dummies?
nastasios Aurotharius: crash test avatars…please ;)
Pathfinder Lester: i apologize for the bumpy and late start
Pathfinder Lester: to start, we can all introduce ourselves and our interests/projects
Pathfinder Lester: i post chatlogs on my blog, so if you don’t want your chat in my posted log, please just say so in open chat and i will redact
Pathfinder Lester: i will hand out today’s notecard while you introduce yourselves to each other
— Contents of Notecard —
Before doing any Hypergrid jumps, be sure you have set your Home location and have relogged since you set it. If you don’t, Hypergrid jumps will not work. This appears to be a bug.
Many people find the Imprudence viewer to be very good for using with both SL and other grids. You can find it here: http://imprudenceviewer.org/
*** How to make Hypergrid Jumps in 4 easy steps ***
1) Open your World Map.
2) In the text box next to the Search button, enter the Hypergrid Address.
3) Click the Search button and wait for the map to move to the jump region.
4) Click the Teleport button.
*** Our Starting Location ***
Hypergrid Address: 184.108.40.206:9001:pathlandia
Region Name: “Pathlandia”
Grid Location: jokaydiaGRID (Lower)
Hypergrid Jump #1
Hypergrid Address: 220.127.116.11:9032:Cube3
Region Name: “Cube3″
Grid Location: ReactionGrid (Middle)
We’ll be making this jump using one of the instant Hypergates on Pathlandia. It’s the stone archway just south of our fire circle, behind the horse (who seems to have gotten into my baskets of apples). Just walk up to the archway and walk through it. You will automatically make a Hypergrid jump to “Cube3.”
For more information on how these instant Hypergates work, see:
On the region “Cube3,” we’ll be met by Larry Rosenthal (Cube Inada) of Cube3.com for a guided tour of the Cube3 Virtual Worlds and Products displayed at the Cube3 and recently opened CubicSpace Sims on the Reaction Grid main grid.
Recently Hypergrid enabled, the two sims are now open to all Hypergrid travelers and display large builds of environments that are available for entertainment usage at the showcase sims as well as license for corporate and educational usage.
The Cube3 displays the Editors Pick Awarded “ C3 Sky Cinema Fly In Theater” as well as the “C3 Skybar Lounge” and the “Modpodz” virtual dwellings. The Theater and Lounge both have 24/7 B- Movies Showing and can be visited or used for fun meet ups. In the sky above the Cube3 sim a huge fleet of StarbaseC3 starship’s and vehicles fly one of the largest armada’s in the Open Sims. The sim also offers fun classic Sci Fi vehicle displays and a central gallery presenting images of many Cube3 virtual world projects using Second Life, Opens Sims, 3Dxplorer, Unity3d, and other 3dweb media forms over the last 15 years.
The Cubicspace sim (under construction) is open for the tour and showcases the CampusPodz Virtual Campus system created by Cube3 for educational and corporate license. Its a modular, customizable system created for those looking to set up a professionally designed build in open sims, in a fast and efficient manner. The tour will also include a fist sneak peak at the C3 Unity Center, a virtual/real conceptual design of a civic/spiritual center for the 21st century. Inspired from the insanity around recent news events, the design offers a proposed design to help assist in bringing more sanity and civility to the real, and soon open virtual environments that we all will be inhabiting together in years to come.
More information on the Campuspodz, and other Cube3 Virtual Products, Projects and Custom Designs can be found at http://www.cube3.com. Or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
jokaydiaGRID has a Newbie Dome for folks to pick up freebies that can help them get started. If you find any good freebies in your Hypergrid travels that you’d like to share, you can put them in the Newbie Dome. There’s currently a lack of many good outfits and items for male avatars, so it would be great if we could find more items like that to share.
— End of Notecard —
Anastasios Aurotharius: Hello, my name Anastasios and I’m performing research prior to publishing a blog on virtual worlds. My intent is to provide news and commentary so you have the information you need to be successful. I have a background in engineering, IT and human services and over 2 years of experience with Second Life. The barriers to participation in virtual worlds are high and the learning curve is steep. With my consultation I have taught people how to overcome those barriers and participate more effectively.
Talvin Muircastle: Talvin Muircastle, I provide scripting services for Educators and People with Disabilities, I also run a multipurpose region called Callahania, NOW with Callahania Rules Football. (Soccer to us Yanks).
Mimetic Core: Developer/designer engaged in Metaverse + Hypergrid projects, functional prototyping and instructional technology
Pathfinder Lester: Talvin, soccer games? that’s cool.
Pathfinder Lester: i mean “football” lol
Talvin Muircastle: Pathfinder: I provide the field and a basic ball. Rules are up to the players.
cube.spaceman: im cube.
Talvin Muircastle: The teenagers have already found it. ;)
cube.spaceman: ive been working in 3d and vr media for many years.
Mel Blauvelt: philosopher, science circle board, interested in interdisciplinary scientific research, and as of late any proects that focus on metrics/data/datavisualisation in virtual worlds
Pathfinder Lester: cube is our special guest today. we’re going to go on a tour of his place on ReactionGrid in a few min.
Pathfinder Lester: so let’s see, does anyone have any questions or topics they’d like to raise?
cube.spaceman: i just flew back from newark and nobody touchjed my junk…(
Pathfinder Lester: cube, lol
Talvin Muircastle: Yeah, I read that thing by Penn. :)
Pathfinder Lester: i think you have to pay extra for that “service” from the TSA
Jokay Wollongong: lolz
Anastasios Aurotharius: have you had problems with people touching your junk before?
cube.spaceman: jetblu..damn em
Talvin Muircastle: http://www.pennandteller.com/03/coolstuff/penniphile/roadpennfederalvip.html
cube.spaceman: actually the security was same old
Mimetic Core: fly into chicago – they’ll give you a full med exam…
cube.spaceman: how about hypergird scans
cube.spaceman: would get some press..lol
Jokay Wollongong: lolz cube i was just going to say… do we have to get out the virtual metal detectors?
Talvin Muircastle: I hear that Jokay is going to institute similar measures for anybody leaving Pathlandia. “Any Hypergates to declare?” “Nope.” “Uh huh. Mind if I pat you down?”
Jokay Wollongong: lolz
cube.spaceman: pat down AI bots
Pathfinder Lester: i promise you that I will not inspect anyone’s “junk” before any hypergrid jumps on these tours
Pathfinder Lester: but if you pay me extra, maybe we can work something out.
Nyx Ivory: startes to get nervous
Anastasios Aurotharius: I thought this grid was pg…
Pathfinder Lester: lol
Nyx Ivory: ;-)
Anastasios Aurotharius: ;)
Jokay Wollongong: lolz.. snap Anastasios…. now now.. PG
Talvin Muircastle: Jokay, let me pause to say “THANK YOU!” for not installing a virtual currency here yet…
cube.spaceman: i thought the airport was too.
Jokay Wollongong: hahaha talvin
Pathfinder Lester: i want to make sure we have plenty of time to explore cube’s place today, so let’s get ready to make our jump
Pathfinder Lester: has everyone set their Home region and relogged since they first did that?
Mimetic Core: yup
Jokay Wollongong: I’ll hang out here till everyone makes it out… yell if you need the helps ;)
Pathfinder Lester: now, i’m not sure if the gate i planned to use today will work
Pathfinder Lester: if it doesn’t work, we’ll just make a manual jump to cube’s place on ReactionGrid
Jokay Wollongong: *crosses fingers*
Pathfinder Lester: might be broken
Pathfinder Lester: ok
Pathfinder Lester: it’s not working
Pathfinder Lester: no worries
Pathfinder Lester: we’ll do it manually
Pathfinder Lester: everyone just open your World Map
Pathfinder Lester: search for “18.104.22.168:9032:Cube3″
Pathfinder Lester: and then teleport
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll fix the gate later
Pathfinder Lester: pretty lights on the gate, but doesn’t work right now :(
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll see you all on cube3 on ReactionGrid
(After the meeting was over, I fixed the Hypergate. ;)
We make a Hypergrid jump from the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.
And we arrive on the region Cube3 on ReactionGrid.
Pathfinder.Lester: that was easy :)
Pathfinder.Lester: we have jumped from jokaydiaGRID to ReactionGrid successfully
Pathfinder.Lester: cube, i’ll hand it over to you now. this is your tour :)
cube spaceman: ah ok
cube spaceman: welcome then
cube spaceman: theres 2 sims here
Pathfinder.Lester: if everyone looks at your notecard, you’ll see the background about cube’s great work
cube spaceman: both are inprogress
cube spaceman: both mainly showrooms
Pathfinder.Lester: and contact info for cube if you want to reach him later
cube spaceman: were standing in the center of cube3
cube spaceman: some seats etc..
cube spaceman: the images around us are of various projects
cube spaceman: some were done in SL
cube spaceman: some are in X3D
cube spaceman: others 3dxplorer and other web3d technologies
cube spaceman: ive probably used like 50 web3d technologies in 15 years
cube spaceman: and god knows how many hundred of 3d apps since 1990 ish
cube spaceman: with vrml back in the md 90s ther was alot of html vrml hyperlinking
cube spaceman: so not unlike what we just did
cube spaceman: but most were not MU
cube spaceman: so most did not have links or network like a community per say
cube spaceman: multiuser\
Nyx.Ivory: ah right *blush*
cube spaceman: many were 3d but without specidic avatars
cube spaceman: and amny had diffretn scales
cube spaceman: etc.btw the snowcrash stuff
cube spaceman: the image with the ninja and metal dog
cube spaceman: used an old app called virtus
cube spaceman: to demo it for a never made cdrom back in 94
cube spaceman: ws very early 3d navigation stuff.
cube spaceman: why dont we walk around
Pathfinder.Lester: you have a really long history using virtual worlds. what do you think of the current state of OpenSim? what do you think we need to work most to make it really successful?
cube spaceman: ah ok
cube spaceman: well in a nutshell i see it ike VRML was in 1999
cube spaceman: after its HYPE bubble
cube spaceman: and needing to desiced if it would evelove into a fuller medium or juyts a hobbiest toy
cube spaceman: up to all users.
cube spaceman: will it “apache” out
cube spaceman: inot lots of spaces
cube spaceman: linked
cube spaceman: with some standards
cube spaceman: or will those who grew up in SL
cube spaceman: imediatly deceide to make “theri orwn” play for the space
cube spaceman: and make another 50 “startup standards
cube spaceman: all fighting for users and a reason to be
cube spaceman: if that happens then Open sims will be just for edu and hobby
cube spaceman: like vrml-x3d became
cube spaceman: lots of uses
cube spaceman: but never used in larger sense
cube spaceman: flash will still rule
Pathfinder.Lester: with all the work continuing on the Hypergrid protocol, it seems the devs of Opensim are shooting for an “apache” future
cube spaceman: and maybe 3d in flash will eventually mean web3d..or whatever webgl becomes
cube spaceman: or whatever unity3d becomes
Pathfinder.Lester: cube, please lead us and show us whatever you’d like
Pathfinder.Lester: there’s so much to see here!
cube spaceman: right now i think Open sims has the avatar benifit
cube spaceman: ok lets visit the skybar
Anastasios.Aurotharius: what do you mean by “apache-out”?
cube spaceman: and cinema
cube spaceman: apache out—- grow to many users
cube spaceman: get netowrked
cube spaceman: like the original web www
Pathfinder.Lester: apache is the opensource standard for webservers
cube spaceman: due to many cheap servers options
Pathfinder.Lester: most websites today run Apache
cube spaceman: needs some cheap options to spread technology\
cube spaceman: but NEEDS standards and some DRM to make business take
Nyx.Ivory: amen on DRM
cube spaceman: layers of tech…but need to promote busienss
cube spaceman: or those woth real value in cross disolcpines wont come
cube spaceman: ok elets walk aroud
Anastasios.Aurotharius: so it was apache that enabled the web to proliferate
cube spaceman: lots of vehcles all around to look at
cube spaceman: lets meet at skybar
cube spaceman: up in air
cube spaceman: lounge
cube spaceman: follow me
Pathfinder.Lester: so many cool spaceships :)
cube spaceman: yes
cube spaceman: most part of thre STARBASEC3 RPG world i created
cube spaceman: BTW- movies should be on
cube spaceman: most screesns
cube spaceman: scifi stuff running 24/7
cube spaceman: also used to have jazz 60s stuff musoic on in here
cube spaceman: this is a lounge
cube spaceman: can be licnesed for usage in corproate or edu sims
cube spaceman: etc
cube spaceman: was part of the SL builds i had for years
cube spaceman: all retro scifi hangouts
cube spaceman: used to have a dance floor thant spun
Jokay.Wollongong: Great work Cube ;)
cube spaceman: could add it :)
cube spaceman: james bond in sapce look
cube spaceman: lol
cube spaceman: martini spaceman
cube spaceman: bar had drnks dispneser
cube spaceman: in Sl
Pathfinder.Lester: this is beautiful
cube spaceman: some things i need to ake live in RG
cube spaceman: got seats and video working
cube spaceman: could add more if needed.
cube spaceman: bottom level had vendors for spaceships
cube spaceman: when set up in sl
Jokay.Wollongong: ooo every grid needs a spaceship or two right!.. lolz
cube spaceman: lets fly over to the sky cinema fly in
cube spaceman: thres a refereshment area
cube spaceman: folow me
Pathfinder.Lester: if anyone gets lost, pls just im me and I’ll send you a teleport
cube spaceman: its afly in
cube spaceman: has movies on giant screen
Mel.Blauvelt: We should make a life size starship enterprise here too
Pathfinder.Lester: “fly-in movie theater” i dig it.
cube spaceman: havea old enterpise above us at 600m
cube spaceman: go there next..armada above
cube spaceman: first lets go to moveis
cube spaceman: :)
cube spaceman: follow
Pathfinder.Lester: yeah, there’s tons of cool stuff here. definitely come back again to explore more.
cube spaceman: we can go inside
cube spaceman: upstarirs in lounge area
cube spaceman: screening room
Oronoque.Westland: orices are really low
cube spaceman: food area below
cube spaceman: look around
cube spaceman: spaceship aprking toward the screen
Jokay.Wollongong: very cute ;)
cube spaceman: this spae is alo availble for leicensed usage
cube spaceman: its won the editors pick at SL
Oronoque.Westland: all my favorite movies
cube spaceman: been on SL homepage on and off for a few months ago
cube spaceman: they all come copy mod
Jokay.Wollongong: gratz cube that’s awesome
cube spaceman: so one can modify the cinema
cube spaceman: the one in sl has about 160 mmebers
cube spaceman: if anyone want to show a movie
cube spaceman: let me know
cube spaceman: we did the 48 hr machinam festical heere oce in the SL version
cube spaceman: just ignore my typing..lol
cube spaceman: ill try to type as literate as i can..lol
cube spaceman: man this is one bad SF movie..lol
cube spaceman: so we can move on
Oronoque.Westland: for some reason my stream button keeps returning to off
cube spaceman: we should drop down and enter the mod pod
cube spaceman: hmm]
Anastasios.Aurotharius: thanks for the tp Mel
cube spaceman: i find it works best in hippo
cube spaceman: imprudence no QT in woindows
Pathfinder.Lester: yeah, i think streaming video is wonky with Imprudence
cube spaceman: i neve see video in imprudence
Oronoque.Westland: I will come another time and use Hippo
cube spaceman: i use XP
Pathfinder.Lester: thanks for the clarification
Jokay.Wollongong: yup pathfinder and cube… imprudence def struggles with media.. hippo best option when you go to RG movie nights ;)
cube spaceman: ok we can still seee movei in mod pod
cube spaceman: lol
cube spaceman: on a screen in tehrer too
Pathfinder.Lester: i’ll remember that. ty Jokay
cube spaceman: try to not look at screen..lol
cube spaceman: scary
Oronoque.Westland: I love scary movies and sci fi
Pathfinder.Lester: this is a great idea for a fun social space
Nyx.Ivory: hard lot to scare here – i suspect
cube spaceman: he has faux physich powers
Oronoque.Westland: used to read Stephen King bedtime stories
cube spaceman: follow:)
Pathfinder.Lester: lead on, sir!
cube spaceman: down to modpod
cube spaceman: ignore the wood thing
cube spaceman: i cant remove it with this avatar
Jokay.Wollongong: groovy baby… lolz
Pathfinder.Lester: a “Virtual Lair” ok, i gotta get me one of these….
cube spaceman: i see someone has been littering
Ange.Menges: this time I succed to follow, lol
Jokay.Wollongong: well done ange!
cube spaceman: so ignore the giant toothpick
Ange.Menges: I was in a forest of spaceships 600m above
cube spaceman: we go there next
cube spaceman: so this is modpod
cube spaceman: a meeting space
cube spaceman: hangout
cube spaceman: house whatever
Nyx.Ivory: very cool
cube spaceman: also for licenced usage
cube spaceman: theres a future university grid in RG that has a copy and the sky lounge as well
cube spaceman: again all mod copy
Oronoque.Westland: love the indoor waterfall
cube spaceman: need to add sit balls to sofa
cube spaceman: they had them in sl version
Pathfinder.Lester: this so feels like a place Austin Powers would hang out
Jokay.Wollongong: austin powers would be right at home.. lolz
cube spaceman: this was a 007 like rpg hangout in SL
cube spaceman: orig for the STARBIRDS
cube spaceman: a all female flighter sqaud at starabsec3
Anastasios.Aurotharius: or maybe Julie, Link and Pete?
cube spaceman: think cahrlies angels meets thunderbirds
cube spaceman: lol
Anastasios.Aurotharius: The Mod Squad
Pathfinder.Lester: very cool
cube spaceman: yep tige andrews anyone?
cube spaceman: lol
cube spaceman: ok lets fly up to 600m
Nyx.Ivory: looks like you are surfing, Oro
cube spaceman: and see the fleet
cube spaceman: in SL all the ships fly
cube spaceman: but in RG they need a good flight script still
Anastasios.Aurotharius: and the pigs?
cube spaceman: lol
cube spaceman: but many are large enough to live in
cube spaceman: just need door scripts placed back in
cube spaceman: hope to make a rpg again in OS soon
Pathfinder.Lester: that would be awesome
Pathfinder.Lester: and lots of edu potential for folks using RPG places
cube spaceman: yep
cube spaceman: all this stuff for licence..
cube spaceman: :)
Nyx.Ivory: has a sudden desire for a flying pig
cube spaceman: eating pixels here/lol
cube spaceman: ok UP!
cube spaceman: 600m
cube spaceman: wait for a few more
cube spaceman: let them find platform
Pathfinder.Lester: so many ships!
cube spaceman: yeah
cube spaceman: a few old trek ships
cube spaceman: tossed in
cube spaceman: botnay bay and orig ring ship enterprise
cube spaceman: full sized
cube spaceman: but all others are part of starabsec3 universe
cube spaceman: most all modualr system
Oronoque.Westland: thanks Jo
cube spaceman: built up of a 100 parts and tetures
cube spaceman: texturs
Ange.Menges: I’m srprised by the prim number : only 7.500
cube spaceman: yes
Ange.Menges: on the sim
cube spaceman: i build as lght as possible
Jokay.Wollongong: great spot to bring kids to practice their flying ;)
cube spaceman: brinfg em over anytime
Jokay.Wollongong: Oo Cube I def will suggest to a few of our class groups )
cube spaceman: alot of the ship have rooms
cube spaceman: etc
cube spaceman: yep
Pathfinder.Lester: cube, you also create general use spaces that folks can modify for things like classes and such, yes?
cube spaceman: yes
cube spaceman: we can go next
cube spaceman: to cubicspace
cube spaceman: sim
cube spaceman: just opened up
cube spaceman: well see the campuspodz system
Oronoque.Westland: you don’t need flight feathers in the OS world?
cube spaceman: its a modualr full campus
cube spaceman: all mod copy pices
cube spaceman: i just moved it ds the seats are not all working
cube spaceman: it used to be in tis sim at 800m
cube spaceman: but lets fly over
Pathfinder.Lester: i see “cubicspace” is just next door to the north. we can probably just fly there. all the stuff is on the ground on cubicspace, yes?
cube spaceman: cubicspace sim
cube spaceman: one over
cube spaceman: yep
Pathfinder.Lester: see you all there!
cube spaceman: lets land in middel of largeer campus
cube spaceman: we can wander around
cube spaceman: has all sorts of funtniyre sigangae systems
cube spaceman: buildings etc
cube spaceman: to play lego woth
cube spaceman: can be customised etc
Pathfinder Lester: so you an build what you need from the modular parts?
cube spaceman: designed for a quick way to get s profesionall loking build for edu and corpotate in
cube spaceman: yep
cube spaceman: building stack
cube spaceman: have stair ramp units
cube spaceman: all made to fit toghter
Jokay.Wollongong: very cool ;)
cube spaceman: all reaction gtid
cube spaceman: well wanted to show the unity center
cube spaceman: thres a project in dsign in corner
Pathfinder Lester: and in the blog transcript, folks will be able to find their way back here by following the transcript.
cube spaceman: welsome to look at it
Mel.Blauvelt: I have to go all, see you on sunday!
cube spaceman: the smaler build is the cube3 office
cube spaceman: using the campupodz syeme
cube spaceman: has the jet parked next to it
Pathfinder Lester: thank you very much for showing us all this!
cube spaceman: ok
cube spaceman: so to all
cube spaceman: all this for l;icense
Jokay.Wollongong: Awesome stuff Cube! Thanks for sharing your great work
cube spaceman: lets make a deal!
Jokay.Wollongong: so great to see great creators working in opensim )
Pathfinder Lester: and thank you for sharing your thoughts on the future of virtual worlds too
cube spaceman: i had cut prices 50% for edu
cube spaceman: with the flihght from SL!
Pathfinder Lester: cool
Pathfinder Lester: nice discount for educators. :) i will make that clear on my blog transcript too :)
cube spaceman: i aslo do custom stuff
cube spaceman: all styles btw- at cube3 com
cube spaceman: dungeoas and dragons too
cube spaceman: i directed a game or two..lol
Pathfinder Lester: you are very multi-talented
Pathfinder Lester: very cool
cube spaceman: multi somthing:)
Pathfinder Lester: ok, take care everyone. i must run
Jokay.Wollongong: hehe… great stuff cube..
Pathfinder Lester: have a great day. and ty again Cube.
Jokay.Wollongong: and thanks pathfinder;)
cube spaceman: thnaks
cube spaceman: all
cube spaceman: for dropping bye
Jokay.Wollongong: back to bed for meee! ciao all ;)
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll bring folks here on another tour again in the near future
Pathfinder Lester: since there’s so much to see!
cube spaceman: very good
So ends another tour and meeting of the Hypergrid Adventurers Club!
-John “Pathfinder” Lester