Rezzable is far from the only group using & experimenting with OpenSim. Aready used for small private grids, education, and - yeah, yeah - playground for tekkies OpenSim is becoming more and more popular. Miss Gwyneth LLewelyn posted a video on YouTube where she guides us through ‘The Baroque Lisbon’, as it stood in 1755 before it was hit by a giant earthquake which destroyed the old city, recreated on Opensim.
Miss Gwyneth points out that although logging in can be a bit troublesome, and region crossings aren’t always smooth - hey, what’s new! - but on an overall scale of ’smoothness’, when all things are rezzed, Lisboa got a pretty good rating. “The result was that the technology is “good enough” for professional, regular work, although it requires a lot of time and patience in constant maintenance to make sure everything works flawlessly. For low-budget projects (where the customer cannot afford the cost of leasing private islands from Linden Lab) or machinima (where scenarios will be basically destroyed after the videos are shot), OpenSim really becomes a viable alternative.”
Another great ‘pro’ for machinima - and any builder basically -, is that you can save & restore an entire OpenSim region (for later use or prosperity). So if you have to redo a shot, you don’t need to rebuild or keep it up for 3 months while it’s not used. Add to that the idea of offering complete ‘opensim regions’ for download - tagged correctly so they are easy to find and conform W3C standards - which will probably be a major hit. Because hey, having your own virtual houses and swimming pools to choose from is nice, but owning an island for every situation could be even more ‘compelling’! If you want to visit Greenies on OpenSim this is how you proceed. ;)