Sunday, August 20, 2017

OpenSim : HyperGrid : The OSPBA now Supports Both Physics Engines : ubODE and Bullet

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I don't even know how this happened, however both ubODE and Bullet are up and working. Try it out for yourself at.

thekaz.ddns.net:8002:ChibaSea1

JayR Cela :_)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The OpenSim PowerBoat Association Has Been a Blast getting people interested again

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    There are a number of people out there talking again about vehicle physics,

JayR Cela

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The OpenSim Power Boat Association : Things Learned

Hello again anyone reading this.

     The OSPBA has got a bit of attention lately, and it has been a great experience for myself and a few other people, quite a few things about the Physics Engines currently being used ( Bullet and ubODE )have been brought out and into the open.

    For one thing I think we have all learned that there is a good bit of broken Mesh content out there, not that this is all bad, let's face it the Havok Physics Engine pretty much rules the Video Game Industry. Bullet and ubODE are relatively new and have been making progress as expected.

    I doubt if we can go back in time and fix all of the current broken content, that however does not mean it is impossible to move forward and fix the flaws.

JayR Cela :_)


Monday, August 7, 2017

OpenSim HyperGrid : Have you tried the new Linux version of the Alchemy Viewer ?

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JayR Cela

     This is a really nice OpenSim viewer, it is very easy to use and is not bogged down with a bunch of unnecessary features that the average user might find to be confusing. From what I have heard the code base is based upon a combination of FireStorm and Singularity, so in my opinion that is really good news, both FS and Sing are excellent, and so is this viewer. There is however 1 major Flaw you can not set the DrawDistance beyond 512 meters. Face Palm here on this one / Haa.haaa an oversight I am sure.

     I am not a Windows user so I have no idea if this flaw is inherent to all 3 versions, Mac, PC, Linux

      I have tried to find a Debug Setting to fix this problem, so far I have not been able to find anything. If someone out there has some insight or a fix, please let the community know, this is a really Kool OpenSim Viewer.

JayR Cela :_)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

OpenSim Hypergrid : Plenty of Opinions Out There, ubODE or Bullet

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I welcome any criticism that comes my way that has to due with the current ubODE and Bullet Physics Engine debate.

    You can say what ya want about me, but at least I have managed to get the Topic back out into the open and being discussed again.

JayR Cela :_)

OpenSim HyperGrid : My Mistake

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Hmmm... I made a mistake the ODE Physics engine does have an official Web Site.

https://plus.google.com/collection/EHp-PE

     Let's compare it to this web site.

http://bulletphysics.org/wordpress/

JayR Cela

Saturday, August 5, 2017

OpenSim HyperGrid: ubODE a Phenomenal Accompleshment

By Avatar JayR Cela

     I have been taking some flack for my support of the Bullet Physics engine recently, so let me set things straight.

      I want something that WORKS

      PLAIN AND SIMPLE !!!

      Do ya get it ?
   

      I do not want something that breaks a ton of current OpenSim content running around loose and confusing people. I make my apologies to uBIT, ubODE is phenomenal. I think that the OpenSim community owes you so much very due respect for tackling this issue.

JayR Cela :_)

OpenSim HyperGrid : Bullet Physics or ubODE ?

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     Look I am getting pissed off at the backlash from several of my recent post's. I am merely stating the fact's as I know them, ubODE is a fantastic physics engine, and rates right up there with the commercial Havok engine. Bullet physics however is a real thing, they have a vast community of developers behind the project,  including NASA.

    As far as I am concerned something that renders tons of current mesh content in OpenSim unusable is a no go there situation.

JayR Cela.

Friday, August 4, 2017

OpenSim HyperGrid : Bullet Physics is Alive and Well

By Avatar JayR Cela

    The Big debate(s) right now in OpenSim are Permissions suddenly changing from Full Permissions to No Permissions, and the ubODE physics engine. We should all start to breathe easy soon as the OpenSim 0.9.0 code is very close to being released in a Stable state, and it will contain both Bullet Physics as the default, with ubODE as an option.

    I will say this much as far as Physics engines go, Bullet at least has a dedicated Web Site, ubODE does not.

http://bulletphysics.org/wordpress/

    It is worth taking a look at.

JayR Cela :_)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

OpenSim Hypergrid : So You Want Blender with All the Bells and Whistles ?

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    Make no mistake about it Blender frustrates the Hell out of Me, and I have no time or interest in learning it's convoluted User Interface or arcane commands. However i have learned that the Stock Version is severely crippled, by way of lack of a number of plug-ins. So what are you going to do?

    Simple solution to the problem if you are a Debian / Ubuntu / Mint Linux user, you just add the appropriate PPA.

     OK before anyone jumps all over me saying I should be using ARCH, or Fedora or what ever, I make no apologies, I cut my Linux teeth on Debian / Ubuntu and to a lesser degree Mint. That is what I am familiar with and I see no reason to change. I am not a regular Blender user, I personally find it to be very confusing. However once you master it I have seen some spectacular results, and you will require a number of plug-ins in order to achieve your end desired output.

    There is a fantastic PPA available currently being run by Thomas Schiex that has every thing built in with a fresh installation of Blender

 https://launchpad.net/~thomas-schiex/+archive/ubuntu/blender

JayR Cela :_)