Archive for month: February, 2010

$900 million facility prototyped in Second Life now under construction

$900 million facility prototyped in Second Life now under construction

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Second Life Viewer 2 Beta, Now Available

Before I have a chance to watch this myself, I’ll go ahead and post it… an interview with Mark Kingdon by Robert Scoble

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400,000 pounds of tomatoes per acre: prototyping an aquaponics Eco Tower in Second Life

Brendon Bilavio took to Second Life like a fish in water – somewhat literally. Let me explain..

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-22

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Using #unity #realxtend #bluemars #opensim #secondlife for architecture related projects? http://archvirtual.com/?p=2161 # word of the week: jibe # Need some space, or some help getting your architecture-related virtual world project started? http://archvirtual.com/?p=2163 # Using Maya to model interior details. somehow feels more natural and flexible than Revit's object modeling tools. # Learning in 3D – […]

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“Future School of Finland” using realxtend to augment classrooms with virtual learning and community spaces

Almost exactly a year ago today, I published a post celebrating realxtend’s ability to enable 3D mesh imports – a post that remains the most popular on this site.  Realxtend since took a deep dive into its code base, developing a custom viewer from scratch, and making significant strides in improving its platform overall.  Now it […]

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Need some space, or some help getting your architecture-related virtual world project started?

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The ARCH Network offers both training and hosted land space to help get you started in a wide variety of virtual world platforms. Land: We have parcels available on on Architecture Island in Second Life (between $40 and $80 per month depending on parcel size.  We also offer OpenSim islands for a much lower price […]

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Discussing Unity, Realxtend, Opensim, Blue Mars and Second Life

This blog is all about discussing architecture and design in virtual worlds – so lets discuss it!

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-08

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RT @livingarchitect Architecture & Unconventional Computing conference http://post.ly/Ldac # Deserted Office Parks: The Exodus (to the virtual workplace) Continues http://archvirtual.com/?p=2126 # Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum Build Contest: http://archvirtual.com/ # Really – the meeting place in the first video is #opensim not Second Life? @torridluna @CathyLAnderson # Does anyone think #unity3D will ever go open […]

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Rapid prototyping and collaborative design of real-world galleries and exhibits

Ironically, one of the most unique and memorable highlights of my time spent exploring virtual worlds had to do with music, not architecture. The ‘Wikisonic’ collaborative music installation, first prototyped in Second Life with help from John Street was later chosen for construction at The Tech Museum of innovation in San Jose. Team member Anne […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum Build Contest in Second Life

Friday, February 5th, 6pm – Build Contest at the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum The Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum (now licensed with the architect’s official foundation) is holding a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Build-Off! It’s a fun competition to see who can create the most functional and appealing building within the parameters of the […]

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