Below are links to all the no-cost “open source” or “free software” used to create our JJIE Virtual World and that you can use to do a project of your own! As an alternative to installing OpenSimulator on your own servers, we recommend Dreamland Metaverse as an OpenSimulator hosting service.
- Virtual World Platform: OpenSimulator – OpenSimulator.org
- Virtual World Viewer: Firestorm – FireStormViewer.org
- 3d Modeling: Blender – Blender.org, http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/
- Graphics Editing: Gimp – Gimp.org
- Video Capture: CamStudio – http://camstudio.org/ Tutorial specifically for CamStudio in opensim http://www.outworldz.com/secondlife/posts/Camstudio/
- Video Editing Advanced: Lightworks – https://www.lwks.com/ or Davinci Resolve – https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve
- Video Editing Basic: Avidemux – http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/
- Video Editing Lossless Trim Only: Free Video Editor – http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor
- Video transcorder: HandBrake – https://handbrake.fr/
- Sound Editing: Audacity – AudacityTeam.org
- LSL & OSSL Script Editor: LSL Editor – http://sourceforge.net/projects/lsleditor/files/
- LSL & OSSL Open Source Creative Commons Script Libraries: http://www.outworldz.com/cgi/freescripts.plx – Fred Beckhusen’s Outworldz, http://grimore.org/opensim – Wizardry Steamworks, http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Category:OSSL_Functions – OSSL Functions, http://lslwiki.net/lslwiki/wakka.php?wakka=ScriptLibrary – LSL Script Library
- LSL Script Generators: Script Me! http://www.3greeneggs.com/autoscript/, Con Wylie Script Generator http://conwylie.co.uk/ScriptGenerator/, Particles-LSL-Generator http://particles-lsl-generator.bashora.com/
Open Source Software is software that can be freely used, changed, and shared (in modified or unmodified form) by anyone. Open source software is made by many people, and distributed under licenses that comply with the Open Source Definition.
Free Software means software that respects users’ freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. It is sometimes referred to as “libre software” to show we do not mean it is gratis.