Monthly Archives: April 2011

Making the Most of Meeting in the Physical World: Evocative Artifacts

MIT’s Technology Review recently published an article on how CardCloud Spells the End of Physical Business Cards. As someone who spends most of their professional life immersed in the online world, I tend to agree that physical business cards are … Continue reading

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How to create a “flying camera tour” in Jibe and Unity3d

Here at ReactionGrid, we love it when people ask us questions about Jibe (our multiuser virtual world platform based on Unity3d).  Jibe is a rapidly evolving platform, and the most innovative ideas for both using and improving Jibe always come … Continue reading

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The Riddle of the Sphinx: Using Google Warehouse models in Jibe and Unity3d

Google Warehouse is a fantastic resource for free 3d models.  And it’s especially fun to hunt for models of beautiful historical landmarks that you can pull into your own multiuser virtual world. Today we’re going to bring a model of … Continue reading

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Interactivity in Virtual Worlds: Using Triggers in Jibe and Unity3d

The physical world around us is responsive to our presence. The same experience can be recreated in virtual worlds. You just have to learn a few new tricks. Those of us designing virtual worlds want to make them as engaging … Continue reading

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Hypergrid Adventurers Club – Visiting a recreation of the astronomical observatory at Pic du Midi de Bigorre

Our Hypergrid Adventurers Club visited a virtual recreation of Pic du Midi de Bigorre in NewWorldGrid this past Sunday.  Follow in our footsteps and check it out for yourself! Pic du Midi de Biogorre is a mountain in the French … Continue reading

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Jibe 1.1: Test our new camera controls at my chicken testing facility.

Jibe 1.1 is now being rolled out!  Here’s more info on what’s new. We’re very excited about the update.  In addition to some other new features and lots of bugfixes, we’ve expanded how the camera works in Jibe. To try … Continue reading

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Collaborating using web-based tools with Jibe: Animations and iTween

I recently wrote about some of the affordances of having a multiuser virtual world displayed in a webpage.  To illustrate this, here’s an example: A multiuser Jibe world can be embedded in any webpage.  So what you see in the … Continue reading

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