The Project Wonderland World Builder is coming along quite nicely. We have finally imported some full sets of artwork, and yesterday I built my first room:
This room is a lecture hall using the “collegiate” theme. The whole process was pretty simple. First, I installed the world builder in a servlet container (I used Jetty). Then I dragged and dropped the various components of the world using my browser. Finally, I saved the world from my browser and loaded up Wonderland pointing at the room that I had built. Here’s how it looks in Wonderland:
The art has improved even since I took this screen shot. Overall, I was very happy with the process. In just a few minutes I was able to layout a lecture hall that we are now using in demos.
We have big plans for the world builder, and lots of improvements to make along the way. Most importantly, we want to let the artists in the community contribute themes that people like me (a programmer and definitely not an artist) can assemble into buildings and rooms. We’ll be posting a tutorial soon on how to add your own themes to the world builder. Stay tuned!