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<big>''Welcome to the Sirikata Wiki</big>
 
 
 
== What is Sirikata? ==
 
== What is Sirikata? ==
* Sirikata is an BSD licensed open source platform for games and virtual worlds. We aim to provide a set of libraries and protocols which can be used to deploy a virtual world, as well as fully featured sample implementations of services for hosting and deploying these worlds.
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Sirikata is a BSD-licensed open source platform for virtual worlds. Sirikata lets anyone create and deploy a custom virtual world. Check out some [http://vimeo.com/sirikata videos] to learn more.
* Check out our [http://vimeo.com/sirikata Vimeo Channel] for videos of and about Sirikata.  We'll post demos and presentations about the system and applications there.
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== Community ==
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We encourage everyone to join our [http://groups.google.com/group/open-platform-community community mailing list] or read [http://groups.google.com/group/open-platform-community/topics our open archives]. This list list intended for the broader topics regarding Sirikata and collaborative 3D spaces.  
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=== Platform Developers ===
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== Getting Started with Sirikata ==
  
Sirikata is a platform for building virtual world applications such as games, meeting spaces, and social worlds.  Platform developers work on Sirikata itself, creating the infrastructure and plugins used by applications to run the world. Applications developers then glue the necessary components together and can focus on any additional policies and scripting needed to run their world.
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Want to connect to a Sirikata virtual world to interact with others? Then you're an '''User'''. Get started at the [[Getting_Started_for_Users|user starting page.]]
  
* [[Platform Developers|Platform Developers starting page]] is how you learn about Sirikata's architecture and getting involved in it's development. To jump in at the deep end: [[GetTheCode|Check out]] and [[BuildTheCode|build]] the code.
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Want to start creating and scripting objects? Then you're an '''Application Developer'''. Get started at the [[Getting_Started_for_Application_Developers|application developer starting page]].
* [[Communication|Developer Communication]] is the place to find the conversations
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* [[CodingProjects|Coding Projects]] gives you ideas for something to sink your teeth into
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* [[Documentation|Documentation]] is very much a work in progress but this is an overview what we currently have
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* [[Roadmap|Roadmap]] is what we are planning in the near and far term
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=== Content Developers ===
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Want to create content for the world (models and avatars)? Then you're an '''Artist'''. Get started at the [[Getting_Started_for_Artists|artist starting page.]]
  
* Our artists community communicate on our [http://groups.google.com/group/sirikata-art-list art list]. Check out the [http://groups.google.com/group/sirikata-art-list/topics open archives].
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Want to extend Sirikata's functionality (add a new scripting language, a different physics simulation, or better rendering)? Then you're a '''Platform Developer'''. Get Started at the [[Getting_Started_for_Platform_Developers|platform developer's starting page.]]
* [[Content Creation]] explains how to import and handle content in Sirikata
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* [[Software Tutorials]] is a list of tutorials, not directly related to the import pipeline, that will help make your content look great
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* [[Control Guide]] has the latest info on navigation and manipulation of the system
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* The video [http://vimeo.com/3324273 Sirikata from a content creator's point of view] is a great to place to get a sense of visions for the space
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==Contact==
 
==Contact==
  
If you want a live chat then some community members, especially developers, hang out on [[IRC|IRC]]. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat Wikipedia article on IRC])
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The ''Getting Started'' pages have links for different mailing lists, IRC, and other modes of communication specific to the type of question or request. You can also mail the [http://groups.google.com/group/open-platform-community general mailing list].

Revision as of 03:31, 5 April 2011

What is Sirikata?

Sirikata is a BSD-licensed open source platform for virtual worlds. Sirikata lets anyone create and deploy a custom virtual world. Check out some videos to learn more.

Getting Started with Sirikata

Want to connect to a Sirikata virtual world to interact with others? Then you're an User. Get started at the user starting page.

Want to start creating and scripting objects? Then you're an Application Developer. Get started at the application developer starting page.

Want to create content for the world (models and avatars)? Then you're an Artist. Get started at the artist starting page.

Want to extend Sirikata's functionality (add a new scripting language, a different physics simulation, or better rendering)? Then you're a Platform Developer. Get Started at the platform developer's starting page.

Contact

The Getting Started pages have links for different mailing lists, IRC, and other modes of communication specific to the type of question or request. You can also mail the general mailing list.