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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software. Organized as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimulator and AvaCon, the virtual conference features presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.

More info at http://conference.opensimulator.org and to register, go to https://oscc17.eventbrite.com

Events taking place Saturday, Dec 9, and Sunday, Dec 10 will be live simulcast streamed to https://gaming.youtube.com/c/AvaconOrg/live

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Sunday, December 10 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Why I Don't Need a Physics Engine

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Physics engines are expensive in resources, why do we think we need them? There is a list of reasons commonly given, from keeping the avatar's feet on the ground to implementing vehicles. I'm going to go through each of these points, evaluate the need and show why I find few real uses for the physics engine. These thoughts have lead me to an idea for a different type of engine that I think would better serve virtual worlds.

I will demonstrate scripted objects, such as weapons and vehicles, that are traditionally assumed to require a physics engine. Or at least show short videos of them. I will also leave some demonstrations running in the sandbox that people can spend more time trying out in person.

Moderators
avatar for Cynthia Calongne, Lyr Lobo

Cynthia Calongne, Lyr Lobo

Professor, CTU
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, is a Professor of Doctoral Studies at CTU and in Computer Science at CCCOnline. She taught 52 university classes in virtual worlds and received the 2017 Thinkerer award from the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education. Her team won the $25,0... Read More →

Speakers
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Kayaker Magic

Ocean Engineer, Ocean Engineering
Mike Higgins / Kayaker Magic | After 4 decades of writing code in the Real World, Kayaker Magic has been scripting in Virtual worlds since 2008. He started by extending his love of water sports, especially kayaking, sailing and surfing into SL and then OpenSim. But he has expande... Read More →


Sunday December 10, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/

Attendees (23)