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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out.

OpenSimulator or OpenSim

Building in OpenSim.

OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server. It can be used to create a virtual environment (or world) which can be accessed through a variety of clients, on multiple protocols. OpenSimulator is released under a BSD License, making it both open source, and commercially friendly to embed in products. Out of the box, it can be used to simulate a virtual environment with expansive spaces and customizable 3D avatars. The environment supports creating multiple 'worlds' in a single application instance. The in world application development usesa number of different languages, including LSL/OSSL, C#, JScript and VB.NET

Eon Coliseum

Video demonstration of EON Coliseum in action.

EON Coliseum is an online multiuser solution that enables individuals and businesses to present and share their ideas, communicate complex concepts and collaborate in 3D. Combining in one application rich media such as 3D worlds, slideshows, videos, avatars, voice, chat, and interactive 3D objects. Users can choose from multiple 3D environments and 3D objects (or create their own), import their own videos or animations, upload presentation documents, schedule meetings with preferred avatars, and participate in a self directed or presenter controlled viewing mode. Participants can choose from a range of display options including PCs, handheld augmented reality devices, or holographic and large Immersive Display environments.

Product Animations

Part of a training program called "Introduction to Making Tablets".

Product Animations uses its proprietary software to convert standard operating procedures, 3D models and animations into virtual machine simulations. These virtual machines promote performance efficiency by providing operators of production, processing, and packaging machines with the best practice standard operating procedure. Whether training employees to operate complex machinery on a regular basis, or to perform maintenance that only takes place infrequently, these 3D animations can enhance productivity and minimize downtime.

Immersive Workspaces

Attending a meeting in the Immersive Workspaces environment.

Immersive Workspaces™ is a collaboration solution that enables companies to communicate in a media- rich, 3-D environment. The Immersive Workspaces solution harnesses the potential of virtual worlds and incorporates a 2-D web center of tools and applications. It offers functionality that's designed to create accountability, ease of reporting and feedback. The system is secure, data is encrypted and the spaces are private.

Reaction Grid

Immersive Environment Creation of Reaction Grid

ReactionGrid Inc. hosts and develops 3D worlds to meet in online for education, team building, conferences and expositions. ReactionGrid Inc. deploys worlds in the cloud as software as a service and firewalled worlds using our "harmony" deployment system based on Windows Hyper-V with a focus on customer support and custom development. Working with OpenSimulator and the Jibe platform, Reaction Grid creates many educational environments in 3D virtual spaces. Jibe is a virtual world based on Unity3D's player and integration with industry vetted backend systems.

Other Lists of Alternatives to Second Life and more 3D worlds to explore can be found at the links below:

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1 comment:

Kyle said...

Thanks for the mention Karl, a great roundup of options!