Cloud Party People – Welcome to realXtend?

Quite some news: http://blog.cloudparty.com/2014/01/24/a-sunset-for-cloud-party/

They provide Collada export so people can get their worlds / content.

Perhaps they can move to realXtend? This is a perfect example of downsides of proprietary techs, owned by a single company which can just get shut down like that. On open source, anyone and many hosting providers can run the worlds so this would not happen.

We are finally releasing Web client next week, WebTundra made with WebSockets + WebGL — like CloudParty is too — and WebSocket server integrated to Tundra. And friendly Meshmoon hosting, similar to Cloud Party but using realXtend, will feature 1.0 production quality integrated web client.

Interesting times! Also of course intriguing to see what Yahoo will do. But that will also be proprietary and closed, probably takes time too. Who knows perhaps interoperability etc. will be possible also with them eventually etc, with web and possible upcoming vw / 3d internet standards?

Tundra-based immersive space

This picture demonstrates what it looks like when you spread the Tundra's view over six screens.

This picture demonstrates what it looks like when you spread the Tundra’s view over six screens.

Setup: 6 invidual computers and projectors. Each of these computers works as a Tundra client and are connected to Tundra server which has replicated “placeable” component. These clients then get their camera offsets from the server. This shared vision is achieved by using JavaScript code which is imported into Tundra scene.

This picture demonstrates what it looks like when you spread the Tundra’s view over 3 screens on local machine.

This picture demonstrates what it looks like when you spread the Tundra’s view over 3 monitors on local machine.

Major Mumble VoIP fixes in the latest Rocket viewer release

The Rocket viewer version 2.4.1 for the Meshmoon hosting service was launched earlier this week. One of the highlights of the release is a fix to a Mumble VoIP related bug that has been bugging us for a while now. As a result, you should see marked improvements in sound quality over the previous versions, especially in situations with several people in the conversation. We encourage everyone to try out the enhanced VoIP and let us know how it works. The fixes should also be available in the future realXtend Tundra releases, but for now you will need to go to Meshmoon to try out the new VoIP.

The latest Rocket viewer (Win & OSX) is available here. If you have one of the previous versions, autoupdate will get you up to date next time when you launch the rocket. Full changelog is available here