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Edusim – Powered by Croquet

Edusim is a free opensource 3D virtual world specifically for your classroom interactive whiteboard. Edusim is a powerful way to engage your students by bringing a 3D virtual environment that allows direct haptic manipulation of the 3D virtual learning objects directly from the interactive whiteboard surface. Edusim is extendable allowing multiple classrooms to connect their interactive whiteboards for collaborative learning session. Read more

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Metaplace Specifics, Challenges

Raph Koster, President of Areae, and his company’s lead programmer Sean Riley talk about what went right and what went wrong on the MetaPlace project – Read article

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In-world 3D modeling tool for Croquet

This is an interesting new development in Croquet and will add huge potentials to the building capabilities in Croquet.

An excerpt –
Aik-Siong Koh and other Malaysian programmers are developing an in-world 3D modeling tool for Croquet. As a first step, they are porting freeCAD into Croquet. freeCAD is a basic 3D CAD with advanced motion simulation capabilities. freeCAD was developed as a tool for teaching and learning geometry, kinematics, dynamics, vibrations, mechanisms, linkages, cams, machine design and physics. It offers users the ability to create and manipulate assemblies of simple 3D solids that can be connected by joints, constraints, contacts, motors, actuators, springs, dampers, forces, torques or gravity. Read more

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Immersive Education Initiative Selects Croquet as Next Generation Immersive Education Platform

News article on http://www.croquetconsortium.org
On January 12th, it was announced at The Boston Media-Grid Summit that the Immersive Education Initiative has selected Croquet as one of three official “next generation” immersive education platforms. The Immersive Education Initiative is an international collaboration of universities, colleges, research institutes, consortia companies, and foundations that are working together to define and develop open standards, best practices, platforms, and communities of support for virtual reality and game-based learning and training systems. Read more

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Wii and Croquet

Here are some videos that demonstrate use of Croquet with a Wii remote. Pretty cool…

Video 1: Wii Remote and Open Croquet 01
Video 2: Wii Remote and Open Croquet 02
Video 3: Wii Remote and Open Croquet 03

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Qwaq

Qwaq is a corporation dedicated to enabling Croquet-based applications in a range of settings. With enterprise customers and partners, Qwaq has built and deployed proprietary Croquet-based collaborative spaces enabling our customers to integrate their existing 2D media, 3D models and simulations. More

Qwaq Forums
Qwaq Forums, the company’s first product, is a secure virtual workspace application that significantly increases the productivity of distributed teams by bringing critical resources together in virtual places, as if they were in an actual physical location. A highly interactive and persistent environment, Qwaq Forums enables users to work, collaborate with others, and identify and solve problems. More

Qwaq, a Croquet project
Qwaq Forums uses the Croquet open source software development environment, which enables the creation and deployment of large-scale, distributed multi-user virtual 3D applications and metaverses. The Croquet architecture, supported by the Croquet Consortium, provides synchronous communication, collaboration, resource sharing and computation among large numbers of users on multiple platforms and devices. Continue reading article ‘Qwaq Unveils Virtual Spaces Software For Secure Enterprise Collaboration – March 13th, 2007’for more features.

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Getting Started with Croquet

It is important to point out that Croquet is presently in the form of a software developer’s kit (SDK) and not yet an application that can easily be used by end-users. It is very much a development platform. It comes complete with a few examples that illustrate different features and capabilities of the system which the uninitiated often and mistakenly think are finished end-user applications. Right now, the Croquet effort has not yet produced a polished end-user application in the open source. Several of the institutional partners in this effort are now working toward developing such an end-user application for relase in the open source. Read More

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