• Save
Alternative Viewers for Second Life & OpenSim
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Alternative Viewers for Second Life & OpenSim

on

  • 15,732 views

Overview of the most popular third party viewers for accessing Second Life & OpenSim, including Imprudence aka Kokua, Hippo, Kirsten's Viewer, Phoenix, Radegast, Pocket Metaverse, and Mobile Grid.

Overview of the most popular third party viewers for accessing Second Life & OpenSim, including Imprudence aka Kokua, Hippo, Kirsten's Viewer, Phoenix, Radegast, Pocket Metaverse, and Mobile Grid.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
15,732
Views on SlideShare
14,938
Embed Views
794

Actions

Likes
6
Downloads
0
Comments
0

9 Embeds 794

http://www.fleeptuque.com 760
http://metalibrary.posterous.com 17
http://jesseitp.edumoot.com 9
http://paper.li 3
http://twitter.com 1
http://translate.googleusercontent.com 1
http://static.slidesharecdn.com 1
http://140.115.187.179 1
https://metalibrary.posterous.com 1
More...

Accessibility

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Alternative Viewers for Second Life & OpenSim Alternative Viewers for Second Life & OpenSim Presentation Transcript

  • Alternative Viewers
    For Second Life &
    OpenSim
    Chris Collins (SL: Fleep Tuque)
    Project Manager, University of Cincinnati SL Project
    Second Life Ambassador, Ohio Learning Network
    fleep.tuque@gmail.com | fleeptuque.com
    December 2010
  • The “Viewer” is the window through which we experience the virtual environment.
    It frames our experience and constrains our interactions.
  • Change the window, change the view – change the experience!
  • New users start with LL’s official viewer
    Experienced users often migrate to alternative viewers..
  • Alternative viewers give users more options and are often developed to cater to certain types of users/activities – movie makers, photographers, role players, mobile, etc.
    http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Third_Party_Viewer_Directory
  • Imprudence*
    http://blog.kokuaviewer.org/
    • Rapid development cycle
    • Well known developers with excellent reputation for quality/security
    • Easy configuration for grid hoppers
    • Stable, familiar 1.23 based interface (v2 features soon)
    * Changing name to Kokua viewer
  • Hippo Viewer
    http://mjm-labs.com/viewer/
    • One of the oldest “alt” viewers
    • Default viewer for many other grids
    • Fairly stable, but no updates since April 2010
    • Used primarily by grid hoppers
    • 1.23 based, no v2 features
  • Kirsten’s Viewer
    http://www.kirstensviewer.com/
    • Extremely rapid development
    • High end graphics features for movie makers and photographers
    • Hybrid 1.23 + v2 Features
    • Needs high end graphics card to take full advantage of features
  • Phoenix Viewer
    http://www.phoenixviewer.com/
    • Born out of the “Emerald” viewer
    (Google “Emeraldgate” for history, Fleep advises some caution.)
    • Deepest option menu, many config choices
    • Hybrid 1.23 + v2 Features
    • Most popular among land managers, event hosts, social users
  • Radegast Viewer
    http://radegastclient.org/wp/
    • Lightweight text-based viewer
    • Works on many older machines, no graphics
    • Compatible with screen readers for vision impaired
  • Pocket Metaverse
    http://www.pocketmetaverse.com/ /
    • iPhone & iPad Second Life client
    • See friends online, chat and IM, teleport with world map, view profiles, basic functions.
    • Optimized for iPad and iPhone 4 use
    • $4.99 to purchase app through App Store
  • Mobile Grid
    http://www.mobilegridclient.com/
    • Android Second Life & OpenSim client
    • See friends online, chat and IM, teleport with world map, view profiles, basic functions.
    • Two versions with basic and pro features
    • Basic - $250L/month Pro - $450L/month or
    $4500L/year ~ $15USD
  • Experienced SL users should explore and try third party viewers (TPVs) to see what’s possible.
    Many TPVs make grid-hopping much easier.
    Building and special use cases often better served by TPVs.
  • Caveats:
    Always check to make sure a TPV is registered with Linden Lab.
    Be wary of TPVs that do not disclose developers and data policies.
    NEVER use your SL password with a TPV website.
  • Alternative Viewers
    For Second Life &
    OpenSim
    Image credits:
    Title slide:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsetwilly/2581863218/
    Stone Window:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/freebird4/219077035/
    Radegast: http://radegastclient.org/wiki/Screenshots
    Pocket Metaverse:
    http://www.pocketmetaverse.com/product/
    Mobile Grid:
    http://www.mobilegridclient.com/
    Chris Collins (SL: Fleep Tuque)
    Project Manager, University of Cincinnati SL Project
    Second Life Ambassador, Ohio Learning Network
    fleep.tuque@gmail.com | fleeptuque.com
    December 2010