Archive for month: December, 2009

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-12-27

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Microsoft’s Avatar Generator for Virtual Environments to Inject a Degree of Reality into Appearance http://archvirtual.com/?p=2016 # Awesome holiday Unity build: http://skive.co.uk/xmas/ @edpredator #unity3d # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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Microsoft’s Avatar Generator for Virtual Environments to Inject a Degree of Reality into Appearance

Following Friday’s “Microsoft Bing and Virtual Earth“ post, I wanted to add a bit from Virtual Worlds News, which discovered that Microsoft may be ”exploring ways to make Xbox Live avatars more like their users.” citing their Microsoft’s patent filing describing: “an Avatar generator for a virtual environment [which] reflects a physiological characteristic of the user, injecting […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-12-20

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@BostonDave: I would love a 3DVIA Scenes invite! # @matthewwest – would love a 3DVIA Scenes invite – I’m Keystone1111 – Thanks in advance! # Microsoft Bing and Virtual Earth to include avatar-based interaction with real time chat? http://tinyurl.com/ygnsxqk # Virtual Worlds as Green Workplaces: US Department of State Hosted Discussion http://archvirtual.com/?p=2006 # Powered by […]

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Virtual Worlds as Green Workplaces: US Department of State Hosted Discussion

The US Department of State hosted another panel discussion in Second Life this month, digging into a topic I think has great potential – ‘Virtual Worlds as Green Workplaces.’   Here is yet another outstanding machinima by Draxtor Despres, covering this exciting event: Last summer, I wrote a series of posts around the topic of […]

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Microsoft Bing and Virtual Earth could soon have avatar-based interaction with real time chat, through Dessault’s new 3DVia ‘Scenes’ – Seeking Beta Testers

I think the above video gets most interesting (to me anyway) about 2:06 in, proving that 3DVIA ‘Scenes’ appears to take the integration of immersive, avatar-based, shared experiences seriously – even including realtime chat and geo-specific contextual model placement.  With the feature list they’re planning to include, I think they could have edited a much […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-12-13

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I encourage everyone to visit Twinity, but the app is so huge! (ditto Blue Mars) I’ve been downloading an update for 2 hours now # Has anyone tried Unity (Unity3D) for architectural visualization, or an architecture-related installation? # When worlds collide – MMO’s, game development platforms and the built environment: http://archvirtual.com/?p=1951 # Wrapping up work […]

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When worlds collide – MMO’s, game development platforms and the built environment

The barrier to entry just keeps getting lower for for architects, engineers and construction professionals to further employ MMO (massively, multi-player, online) environments in design collaboration, education, visualization and architectural discourse. Here are a few bits and pieces of the puzzle that I’m keeping an eye on.

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