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Archive for August, 2009

SIM Meeting

Yesterday we had a SIM meeting where the SIM Owner and the Parcel Owner´s did talk about stuff related to the SIM.

Well most of the topics was about parcel setting´s because some peoples didnt know how they can list the parcel under “search”.

For me it was a little bit bored.

We also talked about something like a “merchant society”.

But for this topic we will have another meeting on the next weekend.

Maybe i write it down here then.


Whats wrong?

Well today the Apez website is laggy again. Seems so that they have problems again…

Why is the website so often unavailable?

Its more then bad for me… I demand nice performance of a Vendor and Bank Website.

Should I think about moving to HippoVend? Im not sure.. but I give apez a Chance.

Proxy Error

The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request GET /.
Reason: Error reading from remote server


So I hope they fix that soon. Apez is the Webinterface which I use to manage my money and its my vendor system. I like the webinterface but with these problems its just bad.

But if i think about moving to HippoVend.. You can imagine i am to lazy for this because i would need to upload more then 69 products then again…

So let me wait til they fix the website.


Ok i update here the voting about the new Second Life Website

Do you like the new Website?

No! 68% [318 Users]

Yes! 19% [92 Users]

I dont know at the moment! 11% [53 users]

Total Users Votes: 463

I think this is a really clear result or?

Source:

https://www.xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=128222


Linden Lab Offically Announces Mesh Support in Second Life?

I just did read this here:

However, due to their limitations, sculpted prims are no final answer to that question I asked those years ago. As it turned out, as announced at this year at the Second Life Community Convention 2009, sculpted prims are merely a taste what’s to come, and polygon mesh support is soon to arrive.

Source:

http://changingworldsbuildingdreams.com/linden-lab-offically-announces-mesh-support-in-second-life-at-slcc

This means that we maybe can use industrial standart tools like Lightwave, Cinema 4d, 3d Studio Max, Blender, Maya or whatever for content creation soon.

I hope this is true because i already use Cinema 4d for content creation.. but not for Second Life. There wasnt any way.. well import scripts for sculpys. But thats what i dont like.

So do we get real mesh import soon? What a great news!

I hope it comes true.

This will change Second Life very hard.


My Xstreet Traffic Statistics


I just thought i share my Xstreet Traffic Statistics here. This is the graphic since I started to sell on Xstreet. Sometimes its really crazy and i dont know why the traffic is increased or not. I really study it but I dont understand it. But its fun.. its good for some analysis. I even understand more how the marked is working.


The Day of the Forum Merger…

Current information to my Vote “Do you like the new Website?” on the Shopping Forums…

Do you like the new Website?

No! 67% [144 Users]

Yes! 21% [45 Users]

I dont know at the moment! 11% [24 users]

Total Users Votes: 213

Now we did recive a statement from Pink Linden:

Hi all,

Seeing a lot of responses and thoughts about the new design. I want to mention a few things.

1. Wow, that fluorescent green in the forums rolled out a lot differently than we expected after seeing it on staging and in our designs. Our eyes are burning too, and we’re going to adjust that hex value.
2. We agree that we need to adjust the contrast between texts and backgrounds on XStreetSL more to improve readability.
3. We’re on it. ASAP.

Ok. That said….

This is an interim step on the road to a larger redesign that will further improve shopper experience and usability.

We’re growing fast, and sometimes our choices make that painfully obvious. Embarassed But we’re on the road to improvement. Also, importantly, this reskin did not interfere with the development of key functionality you’ve been asking for on XStreet SL.

Thank you for staying in there, and for your feedback. Hey, when you’re right, you’re right.

Now, how’s business? Do you see more shoppers? Are they buying more?

Thanks

Pink Linden and the Commerce Team.

Source:

https://www.xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=629760&master=1#629760


Do you like the new Second Life and Xstreet Website?

I did create a voting how peoples think about the ne Website and most of the peoples dont like it.

At the moment we have a clear result:

Do you like the new Website?

No! 67% [74 Users]

Yes! 22% [24 Users]

I dont know at the moment! 10% [11 Users]

Ok here is the Link to the voting:

Voting about the new Website


The new Design and Bugs…

I think they need to work on the new Second Life Website design. A lot of peoples did notice many bugs. So let us hope that they fix all these Website bugs.

Maybe i should wait with my opinion about the new Design.


Xstreet new Website design is Live!

Ok i just logged into Xstreet and i see the new Design is Live.

So let me check out the new Design now.

First impression is good but I need to see more.


AdBoards for Rent

Ok we still have some AdBoards for rent in our Mall.

They are close to the Entrance and are for 70L$/week.

So be sure to rent them fast.

AdBoards 70L$/week in Miyo Darcy`s Mall.. Click here to take a taxi!


Allround Building…




Today i wanna introduce you in one of my Structures i have made…

I guess you can call it Allround-Building. And I will tell you why.

First of all you see on the first Picture the Mainfloor. The Mainfloor has much Room so you can use it like a Mainshop or Mainstore. You also have 3 little Shops which you can rent for Tenants.

Ok lets go up the the second Floor.
This is much Room you could use as Club.
The ground is a dancefloor with rotating texture animation with a little trancparency. This is freaky because the party peoples can see down to the Mainfloor and the peoples from the Mainfloor can see whats up in the Club.
It is just modern designs you could like it.

Ok but lets see the Building from outside.
Here you can see the complete Building.

You have differend blue windows. I think its a little bit scifi style. But im not sure about that. Maybe you have better ideas which style it is. Ok the package is Modify and Copy Permission.

Each floor is 30m x 30m. Much space to do anything and you can put this house on a 512sqm parcel.

Ok but lets write down some details here:

- 2 Floors
– Each Floor 30 meter x 30 meter (good for 512sqm parcel)
– 83 Prims
– 3 little shops for rent in the mainfloor
– very nice low prim staircase
– Club and Mall
– Texture animated Dancefloor
– Modern Design
– Prim optimized (for this huge building not much prims)

Or see this preview movie:

Preview Movie

Or check SL Marketplace out for some more details:

SL Marketplace


For all Slapt.me Merchants and Customers…

We did install a slapt.me terminal in our mall. So here is the link to the Terminal:

Slapt.me Terminal Link


DJ´s and Clubowner watch…

Today i wanna indroduce you in one of my latest club products. This is the first product I show you here and it is my favorite own object.

It is a DJ and producer, club and home entertainment professional DJ booth with tons of hardware and build-in animation. This DJ system includes all what a club or DJ needs. This is hight quality DJ gear for your Second Life. I did spend a lot of time and love for this product. I did need a system for my own club so i did decide to build and not to buy. And here we go… Now i tell you about the finished product on my blog. Ok lets go…


Here are some Details about this beautiful Club and Home Entertainment Product:

Permissions:

- The permissions are modify and copy

Product content:

- The stage for the artist
– Animation for the dj and producer included
– A desk (table for all the dj and producer hardware components)
– 2 animated triple sub woofer speaker (This means you get 3 loud speaker on the left site and 3 loud speaker on the right site. This is a total of 6 animated power subwoofer)
– 2 Turntables (with rotating vinyl records)
– 3 different mixer equilizier and synthesizer
– 1 drum mashines
– 1 midi keyboard (64 touch sensitiv keys)
– 2 Music Notebooks with 2 different Ableton Live Screens (Display)

This together is a very big and professional bunch of hightec instruments and furniture for your club, disco or home! This is a DJ Gear Set full of components. You will love it.

Ok but there are more details which are importend to know. For example if we talk about metric details. And thats what we will do now.

Metric Product Details:

Product length = X = 1.500
Product width = Y = 6.000
Product high = Z = round about 2.800

This is a very good size for a dj booth. And it is a good size for every music club and home.

You get a mod/copy version of this product collection. This means you can make several backups in your inventory.
But you shouldnt change the object size otherwise you could destroy the adjustment of the dj animation!

About primitives:

This collection all in all has 44 Prims. This is not much for such a big and complex product or?

Highlights

This product has definitely some hightlights.

-Dj animation
-High quality textures
-The textures of the speakers are animated
-Scripted and rotating turntables
-Very modern design

Those points was very importend when i did design the product because this is what I expect of a DJ booth.

User Manual

If you buy, you will receive a Collection BOX.
You just need to rez and unpack it to your inventory. Now rez again.

Place it where you like now. Adjust it sweet to your club floor or wherever you like.

DJ´s just need to right click the whole object and choose “sit”. Now the DJ will be animated and the party can start.

My Worksteps

The produce did take some time and love.
I spend a lot of time with grafic software like Photoshop for the design and re-design of textures.
But first i did spend some time to create a layout with pen and paper.
After this work step i thought about a good metric layout. I also had to script and animate the loudspeaker textures.
Now i had some good work elements and i was able to start and design the 3d objects inworld. I also had to implement the
turntable rotation script.
After finishing, some friends was amazed about the first prototype product.
But i still did need en animation. So i started to use a 3d software for the keyframing. There was some trials until i was happy
with the cycle of the animation. Now i just had to implement a script and adjusting the animation.
My last worksteps was to decide about the hardware and furniture composition. And i started some object and texture option fine tuning (Shininess, Glow, Color, Brighness and more).

Days are elapsed because i dont wanted to build fast. I was intended to build a product wich i would use too. I wanted a perfect one.

Now i did notice a finish release product and i was satisfied but also depleted about all the hard work. But this was fun.

I dont want to deprive you this amazing handmade product.
I did try to create and build a realistic looking set for you and your partys. I hope i was successful and its your flavor.
So this is for sale now and i hope it can be en enrichment for your club coz its full of efort and love.

So where to buy and to try?

You can find the product on Xstreet, slapt.me, and Inworld:

- Inworld URL

- Xstreet

- Slapt.me

Last Words

I hope you was able to gain insight about my work steps, character and i also hope that you got enough details about my product and me as a designer, creator and seller.

If not…

Just feel free to contact me.


Introducing Products…

Introducing Products…

Today I will start introducing one of my favorite own Second Life products i have made.

But time by time i will add new introductions here about my own and nice products of other Second Life residents.

If you dont want to wait until i inform you about some products, you can already see all my products here:

Darcy Designs @ SL Marketplace


NoDa SL Fashion Blog

NoDa SL Fashion Blog

Nolene Damiano is one of the tenants in my mall. She is very nice and she is also very creative.
I thought i should write here about her shop and about her blog.

You can visit her shop inworld.. just click the the following SURL Link:

NoDa Fashion Shop

Or you can visit her Blog on this URL:

NoDA SL Fashion Blog

I hope you can find something interesting there because she is very creative.


Bluemars Online BETA started…

Bluemars Online BETA started…

Thats what someone told me today. I did submit to the BETA too but i didn´t get a key.

Well. Maybe another time. I hope i can get some first views too.

I think I will hear or read enough about the BETA soon.

For all who want to sign in too, here is the URL to the Bluemars Online Website:

https://www.bluemarsonline.com/


Start of the Miyo Darcy and Darcy Designs Blog

Start of the Miyo Darcy and Darcy Designs Blog

So much peoples on Second Life have a Blog that i did decide to share some of my Second Life experience too.

Today i start to setup the Blog.

I will share some of my Second Life experience here soon. I will inform you about My Second Life experience, my Second Life company called “Darcy Designs” and other Second Life related companys and topics.

So now i start to edit the Blog.

You will hear from me soon ;)


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