|sjadijn on Tue, 23 Feb 1999 18:12:23 +0100 (CET)|
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Dear fellows, I appreciate very much the initiative of Victoria D'Onofrio to meet in ActiveWorlds. It was also impossible for me to be at VRML'99 Paderborn IRL however not so far away from The Hague The Netherlands. Another thing is that I don't like travelling In Real Live when it isn't very necessary. My works are hihgly immaterial, so the best extension and attitude is telematic communication. However once I hope to meat IRL, which stays of course the highest form of communication :)) Because of the invitation of Victoria D'Onofrio I visited Active Worlds today at 1.00 gmt. The world VRML'99 excists already :)) but nobody there :((, but a world in stead of Wien2 For those who where not yet on the mailinglist and/or in active worlds yet, I send the text and a copy of the short but good ActiveWorld Manual Text Victoria sended to me: Syncerely, Martin Sjardijn ==================================================== Hello fellow artists! My name is Victoria D'Onofrio. My (and my partner's) work will be shown, along with your's, in the VRML.ART portion of VRML99 in Paderborn, Germany. If you would like to "attend" the VRML99 conference but can't get to Germany, please read on..... Here is the URL for the VRML 99 conference http://www.c-lab.de/vrml99/. The conference is scheduled to take place on the 24th-26th of February in Paderborn, Germany (VRML.ART portion from the 23rd-26th), with a LIVE broadcasting of the Web3D Roundup held in the "Activeworld" VRML 99, owned by Plastic Planet Inc. Chris Muerwald, (Partner of Chris Bauer, the Chair of VRML99) and 3D Developer for Plastic Planet, would like to extend a formal invitation to those of you who cannot attend in Paderborn, to come see the Live Broadcast/WebCam of the Web3D Roundup that will be shown in their world, VRML99. This is an impromptu affair. Lucio (my friend), and a citizen of Activeworlds (and crew) along with Chris, will be attending this event in-person. Lucio and his friend David Ricitelli (Flux) have generously offered to supply live audio/video streaming of the event from Paderborn for the benefit of the AW community, and we welcome you to join us :) There may be more portions of the conference shown, either live or taped, which will be announced in-world. I know all of you who can't attend the conference in Paderborn probably want to see where your work is displayed, so do I! I have requested this of Lucio, and he will try to show it. Chris also welcomes any of you who would like to speak on your artwork, to the crowd, to do so. The VRML.ART chair has given permission for artwork pictures to be displayed in the AW world, VRML99, with appropriate credits and links. So, if you do decide to speak, you will be able to show your work as well :) We are also inviting other industry people, so it won't be "just" the AW crowd. Information on how to install the Activeworlds browser follows. Come join us! Don't forget to watch the "Big Bad Bow" on the Web3D Round-Up on Feb 25th 19:00 Central Europe Time (16:00 VRT) via WebCam in Active Worlds/VRML99. What is the "Big Bad Bow" - be surprised !:) Sincerely, - Victoria D'Onofrio (MyTwoKeys) firstname.lastname@example.org For all of you who do not know what "Activeworlds" (www.activeworlds.com) is, here's a basic description: Activeworlds (AW) is a multi-user 3D-based VR "environment". At the present time, there are about 200 "worlds" all up and running off the main Activeworlds "Universe" server. Each of these worlds are 3D VR Multi-User Real-Time Chat enabled and are easily accessible using the AW Browser. At any time of day, you will find 200-400+ real-time users, "inhabiting" the AW universe from countries all over the world. There are other AW-based Universes, but for the purposes of this conference, you want the original AW one. HOW YOU CAN ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE FREE: 1. Download and install the Activeworlds browser (www.activeworlds.com). System requirements are listed on the download page (AW doesn't need a super computer or fast modem, 28.8 will do fine :o). The browser comes in several languages, please pick the appropriate link. The browser download size is small, because all the content will download automatically when you "enter" the AW universe. 2. Run the browesr. You will be asked for a UserName and if you would like to be a "tourist". Fill in your UserName and pick yes.. (BTW, there is no time limit on the software, you just get stuck being a "tourist"). You want to be a tourist, this is offered FREE, forever. 3. You will be automatically "teleported" to a default 3D "world" (we will try to get this set to VRML99 for the conference). You won't see anything much at first, just a lot of black triangles. This is normal. Wait for the content of the world to download before you try moving around. Take this time to familiarize yourself with the browser. To get your mouse pointer back, just left-click, don't panic! :o) NOTE: Anyone in BOLD text is a "Public Speaker" (PS).. it is usually their job to help you with basic AW browser questions. English is the primary language spoken, but it is not hard to find knowledgeable AW users speaking French, Spanish, German, Portugese, Russian, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish, and more, who will be happy to help you with the basic functions of the browser (i.e. movement, chatting, "teleporting" to other worlds, etc.). Some PS's may also tell you how to buy a citizenship. Don't worry about it!! You do not need a citizenship to attend the conference. 4. To attend the conference "virtually", click on the Worlds tab, located on the left-hand side of the AW browser window. Scroll down the Worlds list and locate VRML99. Left-Click on VRML99 to be teleported to the virtual conference site. 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