The new public demo server to which you can login with the ‘try it’ button here features new simple creation tools. Feel free to test, and here’s a couple of videos that demonstrate them a bit:
This first video shows a little authoring, and also the whole process from starting a viewer and logging in etc .. whole operation in a bit over 2 minutes:
That is a simple way to add web page views, or e.g. images from the web or from your local drive. With easy means to place them just by carrying them around as if your avatar was holding it in his/her hands. Can pick them up again afterwards for carrying the object somewhere else. You can also just drag&drop images from your file system to the world, and they appear in these frames for your avatar to carry around.
The other video demonstrates a simple group feature. Anyone can add groups to a world, to which people can then join by clicking the in-world group object. Those groups work as audio channels for voice chat (Mumble VOIP), visible in the channel list in the voice widget (not shown in this video):
These tools were created last year in the TOY project, the virtual learning environment made for the Finnish school of the future project. But are also just simple generic basics meant for any reX use. Full TOY has been in use in some schools in Oulu, running on Taiga. Full information about that school project and this demo world is in this paper that Pasi is presenting that now at the immersive education summit in Boston: http://www.realxtend.org/download/toy_en.pdf
The public open demo server runs Tundra. Not all of TOY is ported to Tundra yet, but more will be there soon (next in turn is the library). So download latest Tundra (currently 1.0.6), log in, and add your greetings! :) Binary installer is now available for Windows, Linux binaries are also packaged by CIE folks and coming for download next week probably. Last Mac build is still 1.0.3 but hopefully we get a current version of that soon again too.
Any feedback is welcome!