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Post by splinters // May 12, 2007, 10:46am

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Ok, I started this as a pet project some time ago...the idea that there would be a Caligari University where we would have training areas, collaborative tuition etc. but it sort of died.

However, with release of 7.5 maybe it could be a nice little collaborative project. I envisaged portals in each room to take you to a separate shared space and scripted lifts, lights etc.


All that did make it in was a nice 'holographic' display on the reception desk (I forget who made it:o ). I even put a blank plate on the flat avatars heads so you could put your own face on.


Feel free to decorate and furnish to your hearts content...maybe it could grow into something fun. Oh, and be sure to use FPN (First Person Navigation) mode to move around (little blue man on white arrow on main toolbar)...:D :D

Post by mrbones // May 16, 2007, 8:08pm

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This is a great Idea,:)


Im really looking forward to developments here.:cool:


Hope it goes somewhere.!


Cheers

Post by splinters // May 16, 2007, 9:17pm

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Cheers Mr Bones. Remember guys this is just something already built for you to play with-feel free to get the scaffolding in and extend or remodel the old building...just let's keep things lo-poly so it can be shared easily online...:)

Post by splinters // Oct 8, 2007, 12:58pm

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Well it did take a while but I made some progress...shame no one went in and added to it since May...:o The Uni (first image) is a bit more detailed but still crying out for scripters to make their own sliding doors and lifts etc.


Link in one room takes you to a teaching room (second image) where there is minimal eye candy so you concentrate on the lesson. This can be done (for small product development on the centre table which then drops into the floor for larger projects (scripters again?) Three cameras relay what is going on to any audience there.


Finally, after a hard days work, retire to your dorm (image 3) and watch some TV listen to your music or simply sleep.


All good fun...all a work in progress but I am gonna get in there with Hemulin this week. The teaching room that is, not the dorm...err...:rolleyes:

Post by butterpaw // Oct 8, 2007, 2:05pm

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This is so cool, I didn't know about it .. but then I'm a real newcomer...

Makes me wish I was a scriptor so I could help :)

^_^

Post by splinters // Oct 22, 2007, 8:01am

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Ok, I have some server space to mess with this but would like to invite coder's/scripter's (ideally Proteam of Beta, not sure about NDA otherwise) to join me and add some fun/give feedback etc.


I need the following for now. Automatic doors, light switches, a lift, a table to drop into the floor/raise out, working TV and radio and maybe some other clever stuff.


All beyond me but if you are interested I can PM with the address so you can visit...:)

Post by frootee // Oct 22, 2007, 8:08am

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Hi splinters. Sorry I've been tied up with other stuff.

We will mention this at the Tuesday night scriptor meeting. We usually draw a crowd of 10-15 people, mostly scriptors.


We have a lift working, though from my experience, going down is a bit rough (jerky).


Someone mentioned that they grabbed the script for opening/closing doors in the Lab area.


So we can put some of this together. :)


Froo

Post by splinters // Oct 22, 2007, 9:25am

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Great, if you want to poke around, let me know...:D

Post by frootee // Oct 22, 2007, 9:39am

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sure! I can have a look, and we can also get the other scriptors involved.

Post by Domecity // Oct 24, 2007, 4:32am

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Count me in as well, this is what I want to know how to do

Post by frootee // Oct 24, 2007, 5:50am

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Hi Domecity. Here is some information for getting into shared space. We can help you get setup. Please note that, step (2) below, explains how to change the server address and portal. The info below is also in regard to a Tuesday night Scriptor meeting we have, every week, starting at 9 PM Eastern time. Always a lot of fun, and you are welcome to attend!


If you need any help please PM me or just post in this thread.


Froo


(1) Getting a Password and Username to enter truePlaces:


(Our Tuesday Night Meeting is held inside a truePlace Portal (#1212) and you will need both a Password and Username to enter there which is different from your Caligari Customer Password and Username. Also be sure to get your truePlace Password and Username during Caligari business hours well before the meeting begins)


http://cart1.caligari.com/web/trueplaymainreg.aspx


(2) Instruction Page on Port Address Settings in trueSpace 7.5x:


(Note that the following instructions show you how to set the portal entry point in trueSpace to the truePlace Meetingroom (tpportal 1111) where once you arrive you will find an easel with an image on it which says "click here to enter the Scriptorium," and one you click on that image you will be instantly transported to the actual Script Developers Meeting held in tpportal 1212)


http://forums1.caligari.com/truespace/showpost.php?p=43977&postcount=30


(3) truePlace "Scripting Live1" Page: (with countdown timer in PST):


(This is the Caligari Countdown Timer and Info Page for our Tuesday Meetings)

http://www.caligari.com/ScriptLive.asp



(4) The "connect to shared space" icon in truSpace7.5x:


The "connect to shared space" icon in trueSpace7.5x looks like two Avatars facing each other (ie: sharing space).


When you are all set and ready to connect you just need to click the appropriate icon in trueSpace and then enter your truePlaces Username and Password into the Dialog Box which will then pop up, then hit the "connect" button on the Dialog Box.

Post by splinters // Apr 5, 2008, 7:18am

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I am hoping to ressurect this thread. The University is (IMO) a great idea and could pave the way for online learning environments within VE if we do indeed go in that direction. Either way, I believe it is a way to augment learning not replace it.

Over Xmas I made many images, models and scenes for an online school and it re-inspired me that this is a great idea.

While the school I did was mostly static, tS could do it all in 3D realtime.


So, I may not have the server anymore, but I have the scene which I am happy to pass around. If we could add links from within classrooms to other areas, moving doors, lifts etc. we could make it a great shared experience.


So I ask again, and a great antidote to the negative tone, anyone in?


I could upload the teaching room I made too with the multiple monitors focussed on the 'learning table'.

Post by frootee // Apr 5, 2008, 3:12pm

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I'm In. :banana:

Post by v3rd3 // Apr 7, 2008, 4:38pm

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Splinters, the idea is of great interest to me. Unfortunately this is a bad time for me to get into a lot of things.


How do I get to Caligari U????? I would like to see what is there. I may not be able to contribute a lot but may have time to do some work to help someone who does.

Post by splinters // Apr 8, 2008, 3:45am

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It used to be on a private server but now that is gone ( I think). However, I did post the scene quite a while ago (but I think I removed it). Doesn't sound good does it...:p


I will repost it and the teaching room too. I too am very busy for a few weeks but I certainly want to keep this going...:D

Post by splinters // Apr 11, 2008, 12:51pm

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Ok, as promised here is the University and teaching room. Ignore the portal links as they are redundant. We need to link the room in the Uni with the teaching room and vice versa. It would be good to add a lift, opening doors etc.


feel free to add but please share your improvements....:D

Post by v3rd3 // Apr 11, 2008, 4:02pm

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Thanks Splinters. I have d/l the zip and will poke around over the next ... err.... little while.


I will follow up here when I have something to add, or ask..


TTYL
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