Seamless chat is an open multi-user 3d world standard for artists, developers
and anyone who just enjoys chatting in 3d works of art. Seamless chat is very easy to use.
If you have not already installed
download the modeller setup file (download size is less than flash) and
then double click the file to install. If updating to a newer
version, close any instances of Seamless3d before installing. There is no need to uninstall the previous instalation because
seamless3d is contained in a single exe and the installation does little more
than copy this exe to your Program Files folder.
To log into seamless chat simply click
from the toolbar:
Enter your nickname and click go:
You can click
to re-open the OpenNetFile
control panel at any time.
To see a list of worlds tick the worldList
You can visit any world in the list by clicking the world link.
The avatarUrl field
You will by default be given a simple default avatar for seamless chat but
you can change your avatar by specifying a different url for the avatarUrl
The url must secify
an online file in order for everyone else to be able to see it.
All of the avatars from this page
suitiable for seamless chat.
Gestures can be activated by typing g0, g1, g2 etc. or by using the keyword for the gesture in a sentence.
To keep everything very simple the keyword for the gesture is defined by the Anim node's name (its DEF name).
Seamless3d being 3d modelling software will of course allow you to custom design your own avatars
and because Seamless3d's native modelling language is an open standard, you are
free to import avatars from a wide and varied range of 3d modelling aplications.
It is very easy to import complete animated Avatars from Blaxxun/Canal avatar
studio as well as HAnim avatars from Vivaty Studio.
IIt is also easy to import many meshes and animations from obj, wrl, wrz, wrl.gz,
x3dv, x3dvz and bvh formats.
Not all files have to be imported and saved as smls format, some vrml/x3d files
can be directly used in seamless chat but smls format will offer more options.
Do not import and save an avatar for seamless chat if it is not your own work
and if you do not have permision from the author. Make sure the file works
before joining a party of chatters to avoid crashing everyone.
The landOffset field
Avatars made for seamless chat should be made for a land height of 0 meters.
field allows for non standard avatars to be adjusted to meet
the standard height without modifying the avatar.
The chat log file
The chat log file can be opened by right cliking on the chat window and
seleting open chat log.
The chat log file is saved to:
My Documents\Seamless3d\Application Data For Seamless3d\chat.txt
Text to speech (TTS)
The TTS version of Seamless3d utilises Windows'
built in SAPI5 TTS speech engine for chat. The OpenNetFile's
field can be used to specify any SAPI5 voice however
if the computer playing the voices does not have the voice installed a
different voice will be automatically selected by that computer. When a voice is automatically
selected the gender of the voice will be decided by the state of the OpenNetFile's
field if the computer has both
male and female voices.
Some of the popular voices that can be specified in the
You can install
voices for free by installing
the Text-to-Speech Package for it.
You can download Microsoft Mike
and Microsoft Mary
downloading and installing
Microsoft's Speech SDK 5.1
Uninstalling the SDK leaves the voices installed. Microsoft Anne
comes free with
Windows Vista but it can also be installed onto XP by installing
Microsoft Streets and Trips
Unfortunately this is a much bigger download (1173.4 MB) than the previous
downloads and is not free, however it has a free trial and I am curious
to know if the voices are left installed after the trial times out.
If you don't have the TTS version your voice
fields will still specify what voice to use for
chatters who use the TTS version.
fields will still be used by chatters
who use the TTS version.
Worlds for smls chat
Any smls file that contains a WorldInfo node with the title field filled out can
be used for Seamless3d chat. Because there is no gravity the land (or much of
it) should be ay zero height.
Sound alarm for when someone visits you
Seamless3d can open windows media player to notify you have company.
With this feature you can leave WMP on very loud so that you can be out in the garden while you wait for someone to join you in VR. A rock song with drums and bass is especially effective at long distances,
To do this all you have to do is add a mp3 (or any media file WMP can play) to your alarmFile field.
Currently you must add the whole path without any quotes as shown in the following example:
The surverUrl field
In the spirit of open source, seamless chat is designed not to be dependent on
the Seamless3d website. The serverUrl
field lets the user specify an url
for a seamless chat server located anywhere in the world.
Currently if you specify http://seamless3d.com
(the default url) you will be automaticaly directed to
seamless chat server.
server is located in France and
financed by Alain from the LouiZeForum
Viewing worlds open lists from your html browser
You can use your html browser to view a list of worlds open for chat by clicking on
the server's worlds open
Unfortunately you can not yet open a world in Seamles3d by clicking on a link in your html browser but this is a useful feature nonetheless because you do not have to change your serverUrl
field when checking mutiple servers.
Running a seamless chat server from your computer
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