Friday, October 3, 2008

From Google Sketchup Pro 8 To Second Life

Update 2010-08-20

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Update 2009-12-12:
Henshin V - From Autocad to Second Life (now to Opensim too)
Exporting Objects from SL and Importing These Objects to OpenSim using Meerkat Viewer

1. Google Sketchup Pro 8 (updated 2010-09-06) (Pro 6 for Euro331.00, Pro 7 for Euro381.00, Pro 8 for Euro495.00) has new AutoCAD capability: Import and export of DXF, DWG formats.

2. Thus, it is possible to transcribe DXF data into Second Life via Henshin IV (for Linden$1249.00).

From this point, you need to know how Henshin transcribes the DXF file table into SL. Henshin is not a conversion program, it only transcribes the AutoCAD "DXF Table" into the Second Life "Prim Table" from within Second Life. Thus, manual mousework is reduced for design tasks within SL.

The Henshin people have actually performed this. They come from the architecture community. Here is how it looks like:

Henshin II - From Autocad to SL

Henshin III - Autocad to SL reloaded (english)

Henshin IV Demo

Here are more tutorials:

The SL Prim Table yet sets limitations to the AutoCAD DXF Table during the design phase, retrospectively. I haven't sorted this out yet. Anyway, this makes Machinima and Building within Second Life a bit easier now.

Do you know some more tips and tweeks in the area of Sketchup and AutoCAD?

- Preliminary AutoCAD PDF/DWG Preparation for the Language Translation of AutoCAD DWF Files

- Print 3D objects from Google SketchUp

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - Free Browser-based IM for Instant Translation in 15 Languages & IMTranslator's Virtual Keyboard for 31 Languages

What can you use other than

1. An interesting discovery for those wanting to flexibly and instantly communicate in a browser-based IM chat in various languages outside (out-world) and within (in-world) (or otherwise). accommodates 15 languages (English, French, Spanish, Italien, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Greek, Korean, Arabic, Swedish, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified).

Thus actually more languages than all of the free in-world tools featured within Second Life (the Hank Ramos Universal Translator HUD accommodates 24 languages and must be purchased for Linden$375), and the application is also easier to handle as compared to the in-world HUD tools of Second Life. Even if Second Life crashes, which still frequently happens, you continue to remain in touch.

Indeed, this enables multi-lingual communication and training support in conjunction with Second Life. A group function will soon be rolled out, which will then significantly enable and support multi-lingual and virtual training workshops in Second Life, and in any other 3D virtual world (even for, and

There is no software to download and install. Just perform the registration process, verify the process via your e-mail, then login and operate it web-based from a browser.

Of course, both chat participants need to do this first, and put their mutual addresses or names on the chat list. chat name: eurominuteman

2. only offers 7 languages for the support of browser-based IM chat translation (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish), but a variety of further services may be helpful, such as the translation, back translation, voice, spellchecker, dictionary, and decoder services. This service does not connect to a chat partner, it only delivers "backoffice" support.

Yet, the most useful service in the context of Second Life and IM chat in virtual worlds would be the browser-based keyboard service, which accommodates multilingual text input in 31 languages (Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Farsi, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Urdu):

In summary, the advantages of both applications directly overlap for 7 languages as marked in italic. The total language sum of both applications amounts to 37 languages.

3. Follow-up chapter: Using Google Talk

Google Talk name: eurominuteman

4. Follow-up chapter: Using

This one is a killer application for audio/video talk sessions in groups.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


This is e-i-consulting's blog that handles issues and themes surrounding Convergence into Second Life. Please visit The vConsulting Tower in Second Life, and also check the blog archive and links to the right:

Your Global Project Planning Venue

What Is Second Life Good For?

Video: How Companies use Second Life to Improve Both Internal and External Communications

Video: Brand name building in Second Life

IBM Forecast for the Virtual Workplace

Furthermore, take a look at the in Internet

Games have roles, rules, and outcomes.
In Second Life, you create the roles, rules, and outcomes.
SL is a 3D (3 dimensional) chat with massive social networking.

What is Second Life good for?

How organizations use the platform

How is e-i-consulting accommodating the issue?

I have installed several multi-lingual "PickYouUpGuy LastName" avatars at various entrance points of Second Life in order to assist and guide you through the learning curve with ease. Feel free to arrange an appointment, this is a free service for collaborating "First Life" contractors...

Check out the possibilities at Orientation Island, which offers you 4 basic tutorials for avatars:

1. How to move and fly as avatar 2. How to communicate with other avatars3. How to search within Second Life
4. How to change your appearance as avatar
Upon completing this, just teleport to Help Island 2, where avatar PickYouUpGuy Footman is waiting for you in order to guide you through 5 further themes:

1. Help Island Freebie Store for acquiring free stuff

2. Tutorial areas for learning modules

3. Demo Area for viewing various demonstrations

4. Gallery for visiting new exhibitions

5. Help Island Sandbox for seeing how others build objects

This learning phase will enhance and deepen your knowledge, skills, and experiences within Second Life so that you can launch your virtual life within the In-world Main Domain, where you then will teleport to. A further in-world avatar will then pick you up. In "Real Life", I am behind the avatar guides mentioned.