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* [http://www.giessenict.nl/index.php/nl/opensimulator/opensimulator-downloads Giessen Opensimulator Projects]: Several kind of objects mostly under CC.
 
* [http://www.giessenict.nl/index.php/nl/opensimulator/opensimulator-downloads Giessen Opensimulator Projects]: Several kind of objects mostly under CC.
 
* [http://www.outworldz.com/Opensim/ Outworldz.com]: A large collection of stuff that you need. Ranging from mesh items to complete regions!
 
* [http://www.outworldz.com/Opensim/ Outworldz.com]: A large collection of stuff that you need. Ranging from mesh items to complete regions!
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* [http://opensimcreativ.de/download/ opensimcreativ.de]: A collection of stuff that you need.
  
 
== Artist Documentation ==
 
== Artist Documentation ==
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             This link should really be removed, the link now only redirects to Zadaroo, and even the future of zadaroo is uncertain -->
 
             This link should really be removed, the link now only redirects to Zadaroo, and even the future of zadaroo is uncertain -->
 
* [http://opengameart.org/ OpenGameArt] is an exceptional repository of permissively licensed content for game creation.
 
* [http://opengameart.org/ OpenGameArt] is an exceptional repository of permissively licensed content for game creation.
 
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* [http://opensimcreativ.de/ OpenSimCreativ] Objects, Information and Downloads - Heightmaps,IAR,OAR.
 
This is not an exhaustive list, please add to it if you can!
 
This is not an exhaustive list, please add to it if you can!
  
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=== Tools ===
 
=== Tools ===
  
* [http://www.gimp.org/ GIMP] - GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program for Linux, OS X and Windows.
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* [http://www.gimp.org/ GIMP] - [http://www.partha.com/ alternative GIMP] - GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program for Linux, OS X and Windows.
* [http://www.getpaint.net/ PaintNET] - Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for Windows.
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* [http://www.getpaint.net/ PaintNET] [http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/forum/7-plugins-publishing-only/ Plugins] - Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for Windows.
* [http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/ WoodWorkshop] - Wood Workshop is a free seamless texture editor for Windows.
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* [http://spiralgraphics.biz/ww_overview.htm WoodWorkshop] - Wood Workshop is a free seamless texture editor for Windows.
  
 
=== Examples ===
 
=== Examples ===
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=== Best Practices ===
 
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[[How To Upload Mesh]]
  
 
=== Guides ===
 
=== Guides ===
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* [http://www.blender.org/ Blender] - Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
 
* [http://www.blender.org/ Blender] - Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
 
* [http://www.makehuman.org/ makehuman] - Realistic 3d humans, open source for Windows, OSX, Linux.
 
* [http://www.makehuman.org/ makehuman] - Realistic 3d humans, open source for Windows, OSX, Linux.
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/qavimator/ Qavimator] - Animation for OpenSimulator avatars.
 
 
* [http://www.sketchup.com/ SketchUp] - SketchUp Make, free 3D drawing tool for OS X and Windows.  
 
* [http://www.sketchup.com/ SketchUp] - SketchUp Make, free 3D drawing tool for OS X and Windows.  
 
* [http://www.wings3d.com/ Wings 3d] - Sculpty editor
 
* [http://www.wings3d.com/ Wings 3d] - Sculpty editor
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* [[Tips#Terrain Tidbits|Terrain Tips]]
 
* [[Tips#Terrain Tidbits|Terrain Tips]]
 
* [[Using L3DT]]
 
* [[Using L3DT]]
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* [[Using Leveller]]
 
* [[Terrain making]]
 
* [[Terrain making]]
 
* [[Detailed cross-region terrain making]]
 
* [[Detailed cross-region terrain making]]
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=== Tools ===
 
=== Tools ===
  
* [http://www.bundysoft.com/L3DT/ L3DT] Windows-only tool to generate detailed terrain.
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* [http://www.bundysoft.com/L3DT/ L3DT] Windows-only tool to generate detailed terrain. Now has a specific Opensim export option, which exports in r32 format.
 
* [http://terrain.party/ Terrain.Party] Web-based tool for turning terrain from a real life world map into a height map which can be imported into Opensim using "terrain load <texture_name>.png". Note that the textures require resizing, since they are exported as 1081x1081 png files
 
* [http://terrain.party/ Terrain.Party] Web-based tool for turning terrain from a real life world map into a height map which can be imported into Opensim using "terrain load <texture_name>.png". Note that the textures require resizing, since they are exported as 1081x1081 png files
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* [http://www.daylongraphics.com/products/leveller.php/ Daylon Leveller] Windows-only tool for producing terrains from from a variety of sources (including Second Life, Terragen, and terrain.painter), and using painting-like tools and filters to create features. Imports and exports region(s) from/to Opensimulator, either as a tileset of one or more terragen files, or via PNG/RAW formats.
  
 
=== Examples ===
 
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* [http://www.jamendo.com/ Jamendo] - Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses.
 
* [http://www.jamendo.com/ Jamendo] - Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses.
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* [http://davedub.co.uk/bvhacker/ BVHacker] - Animation for OpenSimulator avatars.
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* [http://www.qavimator.org/ QAvimator] - Animation for OpenSimulator avatars.
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* [http://tali.appspot.com/bvh/bvhmirror.html/ BVH Mirror] - This is an online service to mirror a BVH animation/pose file. That is, looking left becomes looking right, the pose of the left arm becomes the pose of the right arm, etc..
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* [http://mocap.cs.cmu.edu/ CMU Graphics Lab Motion Capture Database]

Latest revision as of 07:11, 29 October 2019

Contents

[edit] Content Collections

Collections containing many different kinds of resources.

[edit] Artist Documentation

This page contains information about content creation for OpenSimulator including best practices, guides, tools, examples, collaborative projects and of course Creative Commons licensed content.

Discussion group for people interested in creating content for Metaverse: Open Content for Metaverse

Some useful resources of free material:

This is not an exhaustive list, please add to it if you can!

I have tried to include sites which have free Poser/Opensim compatible content which could be used for "personal use" in your own "world". You must check the licensing for any commercial uses.

[edit] Textures

Textures are images used to cover surfaces of 3d models and terrain. Textures can be anything form 1x1 to 1024x1024 images. Most of the textures for buildings, items and clothes are usually 512x512.

[edit] Best Practices

[edit] Guides

[edit] Tools

  • GIMP - alternative GIMP - GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program for Linux, OS X and Windows.
  • PaintNET Plugins - Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for Windows.
  • WoodWorkshop - Wood Workshop is a free seamless texture editor for Windows.

[edit] Examples

[edit] Projects

[edit] Content Libraries

  • Torley Textures is a collection of over 600 textures by Torley Linden.
  • CGTextures Some Great free textures (CC License)
  • tonytextures 4000 free textures and Tutorials for 3D Modelling. English - Deutsch

[edit] Models

Models are 3 dimensional objects which are formed from faces and textures. OpenSimulator supports three types of model: parametrized primitives, and sculpted primitives, and uploaded vertex mesh files.

To learn more about the model types, read the Models page.


[edit] Best Practices

How To Upload Mesh

[edit] Guides

[edit] Tools

  • Blender - Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
  • makehuman - Realistic 3d humans, open source for Windows, OSX, Linux.
  • SketchUp - SketchUp Make, free 3D drawing tool for OS X and Windows.
  • Wings 3d - Sculpty editor

[edit] Examples

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[edit] Projects

[edit] Content Libraries

[edit] Terrain

Currently OpenSimulator terrains consists of heightmap and textures for different directions and heights. OpenSimulator terrain can be imported in raw terrain format from several terrain editor tools.

[edit] Best Practices

[edit] Guides

[edit] Tools

  • L3DT Windows-only tool to generate detailed terrain. Now has a specific Opensim export option, which exports in r32 format.
  • Terrain.Party Web-based tool for turning terrain from a real life world map into a height map which can be imported into Opensim using "terrain load <texture_name>.png". Note that the textures require resizing, since they are exported as 1081x1081 png files
  • Daylon Leveller Windows-only tool for producing terrains from from a variety of sources (including Second Life, Terragen, and terrain.painter), and using painting-like tools and filters to create features. Imports and exports region(s) from/to Opensimulator, either as a tileset of one or more terragen files, or via PNG/RAW formats.

[edit] Examples

[edit] Projects

[edit] Content Libraries


[edit] Additional Terrain Resources

TERRAIN EDITING

There is now a Plugin made and available for the free program GIMP by Domino Designs which is easy to install and allows you to bring in RAW files and edit them. See http://dominodesigns.info/project/gimpterrain

GIMP is available free and downloadable at http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ GIMP is available for most Operating Systems and Platforms and is User Supported with many features and functions far beyond Terrain Editing.

REFERENCES / SUPPLEMENTAL SOURCES amd APPLICATIONS: Tweaking Tutorial: Creating OpenSimulator terrain with Blender http://www.stringofbits.net/2009/09/tutorial-creating-opensim-terrain-with.html

Some free and some non-free terrains at http://www.rexxed.com/category/terrain

Tutorial on creating terrain files with Terragen as well as using Photoshop to edit terrain files and create megaregion terrain with a library of free terrain files

Spinmass Virtual Creations, has two products for terrain making and generation which are free downloads. Look at Terrain Sculptor and Bailiwick. They are available from http://www.spinmass.com

Three easy to use Online Image Splitters

[edit] Sounds

Sounds clips can be used within (scripted) objects and as part of gestures. Current OpenSimulator sound formats are PCM WAVE (.wav) 16-bit/44.1KHz/mono or stereo with a maximum length of 10.00 seconds.

[edit] Best Practices

[edit] Guides

[edit] Tools

  • Audacity - Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
  • LMMS - Compose sound and music on Windows, Linux and OS X.

[edit] Examples

[edit] Projects

[edit] Content Libraries

  • The Freesound Project - The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds.

[edit] Music

Music can be played via parcel media as either streamed or from a single music file.

[edit] Best Practices

[edit] Guides

[edit] Tools

  • LMMS - Compose sound and music on Windows, Linux and OS X.

[edit] Examples

[edit] Projects

[edit] Content Libraries

  • Jamendo - Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses.

[edit] Animations

[edit] Best Practices

[edit] Guides

[edit] Tools

  • BVHacker - Animation for OpenSimulator avatars.
  • QAvimator - Animation for OpenSimulator avatars.
  • BVH Mirror - This is an online service to mirror a BVH animation/pose file. That is, looking left becomes looking right, the pose of the left arm becomes the pose of the right arm, etc..

[edit] Examples

[edit] Projects

[edit] Content Libraries

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