3Di, Inc. Opens Online Seminar Service Using Avatars And 3D Virtual Worlds Free For Beta Testers

3Di, Inc., which offers 3D Internet solutions (Head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and CEO: Satoshi Koike), announces the public beta release of "3Di Immersive Seminar" (hereinafter referred to as the Service), a next-generation online seminar service utilizing avatars and 3D virtual worlds. 3Di, Inc. is seeking early participants to gather feedback in order to further increase the quality of its Service.
About 3Di Immersive Seminar

* Presence:high degree of realism and a feeling of presence through avatars
* Universal:participation is possible from all over the globe with a regular PC and Internet connection; no special equipment is necessary
* Immersive:compared to traditional seminars, immersive communication features make it easy to host interactive events and reach an audience more effectively
* Environment-friendly:no travel means no unnecessary CO2 emission and no unnecessary travel costs
* Safe: effective as a pandemic measure against new influenza A epidemics

The following companies have already signed up for the Public Beta Program:

Jobweb, Inc. , Shanon, Inc. , TEPCOSYSTEMS CORPORATION

The Service utilizes the 3D virtual world server 3Di OpenSim(*1) and the virtual world viewer 3Di OpenViewer(*2) to display the 3D virtual world using a regular web-browser. For interactive communication within the virtual space, VoIP (IP Telephony) technology is used that was developed in cooperation with Softfront, with which 3Di, Inc. announced a business partnership last July.

3Di, Inc. intends to use the feedback from Public Beta participant seminar organizers and seminar participants to further improve the quality and feature-set of the Service. 3Di, Inc. will announce the official release of “3Di Immersive Seminar” after the public beta period ends.

[Related websites]

3Di Immersive Seminar(Japanese only) http://seminar.3di.biz

(*1) 3Di OpenSim:
The name of the server software developed and offered by 3Di for the construction of original 3D virtual worlds. It is the world’s first server software specifically designed for enterprises and based on OpenSim, which is an open source 3D Internet technology.
(*2) 3Di OpenViewer
The name of 3Di’s original viewer embedded into HTML web pages to view and interact with 3D virtual worlds in web browsers.

■Company Information
Company Name: 3Di, Inc.
Representative Director and CEO: Satoshi Koike
Major Shareholders: ngi group, inc. (60%), NTT Investment Partners Fund, L.P. (40%)
Paid in Capital: 444,497,500 JPY
Address: Fuji Building 37 4F, 1-18-3 Dougenzaka, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-0043, Japan
Website : http://3di.jp/en/


not popular person's SNS did Ban of 1,000 popular users

BeautifulPeople.com did Ban of 5,000 fat users, but, as for Japanese "not popular person's SNS", did Ban of 1,000 popular users.

"Himote SNS" is SNS for the lonely man and woman who cannot have a friend and a lover.  The theme of the diary to write in sites is limited to "miserable" content "lonelily". And the person whom a friend and a lover were born to is made to resign forcibly.

But recently, The users who took a photo with a lover and write the diary of the date, increased. Therefore the manager of SNS watched a page and expelled the user who transformed itself from "the person who was not popular" into "a popular person".

Press release (written in Japanese)


An avatar novel for children

Why is not 3D VirtualWorlde to operate with a PC prevalent in Japan? Because the reason, the Japanese operates VirtualWorld and an avatar ervice with a cellphone.

Mobage town and Gree, Ameba Pigg are popular particularly now.

A thriller for children who featured the theme of avatar service for cellphones in December of the last year was published in Japan.


A chief character of the novels is a school girl of the bullied child. In her class, hierarchy is decided with the number of the possession of a rare virtual items. As for beginning, because she did not have a virtual item at all, so she was tormented. However, one day she got an accidentally rare item by the lot that she could play once a day. Triggered by it, she has fallen into the customization of the avatar. Furthermore, she was not tormented avatar becomes pretty.

She was fascinated by collecting virtual items and became dying for a virtual currency to buy an item in this way. And she came to prostitution at last. As well as it, she came to undertake body concealment and the murder (Of course the value is a virtual item).

Because it is a novel for children, development is slightly sudden, and there is a funny part, but it's a very interesting work.


AR helps the sightseeing spot of the country

There is a town called "Sekigahara" in Gifu, Japan. At this place, the largest-scale battle in the Japanese history "battle of Sekigahara" happened 410 years ago.

What is "battle of Sekigahara?"

Now, There becomes the very popular sightseeing spot. The Sengoku period is popular among young women particularly recently.

However, current Sekigahara town is dreary in the quiet town of the country (The local finance is severe for recession). Therefore Sekigahara town used Sekaicamera for a sightseeing guide.

Various information (air tags) appears when you look at Sekigahara in iPhone which started Sekaicamera. Tourist oneself can contribute an air tag.

A Japanese article


Reality & 3DCG talk show

This is a TV talk show broadcasted before 15 years.

This is a live program. 3DCG of comics character "Doraemon" is composed in the reality world in real time.

It's cool!

Who is Doraemon?


Real & virtual Hatsumōde

Happy New Year! 2010!! I spend the New Year countdown in Japanese VirtualWorld "Ameba Pigg".




There are a lot of decorations in the town for New Year holidays!


I made seeing the old year out in virtual Senso-ji.

New Year countdown............


Happy New Year!!!

I went to a real Hatsumōde after this.

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In fact, this market is my pleasure of every year.

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In spite of the temperature of the minus, many people equalled a line. I drank only sacred sake and returned.

I hope this will be another great year for you!