I thought I would make a little directional change with my blog here. I am still pretty much interested in Second Life but I noticed that I can´t be into this subject for twelve months a year, if you know what I mean. This means that the blog here is somewhat dead in case I am not active in Second Life for a while. But there are so many other subjects I would like to write about. Mostly technology subjects but also some other stories from life.
I am not sure if I will be a super active blogger or so but I mean just in case I would like to write down some things. It might happen that it is not only Second Life related. but if I am active in Second Life, then you might also find Second Life related stories here. I just wanted to say this.
I did not login often to Second Life last months. It was a busy time in real life and I anyway didn´t feel much inspiration. I use Second Life most of the time to create things. But if there is no inspiration, then I see in fact no reason to login to Second Life. For me it is really just all about creating content. Only listening music in Second Life is still one of my interests apart from content creation. But music is not something which could make me login everyday or regularly.
But last days I logged in several times due to customer support. After the customer support I stayed logged in for some time and thought it is still fun. Well, who said anything else? Second Life is always fun if you find time in real life.
I think I could imagine to login more often again. I thought about renting land again. With land I always had ideas to create things,… it is already fun to create the own home, store or what ever. This would mean less boredom. So actually I am looking for land. I bet I will again rent on Lionheart SL since I get a lot of bonus there due to my long time membership. But if I get a better offer, then I will check it out.
I already plan to create some new cool things. Also I thought I should give an in world store a new try. But this is something I am not sure about yet. But if you ask me, I miss the time when I logged it most of the day to manage my stuff in Second Life. While it is more handy today to create and manage things in Second Life, I really miss the time when everything had to be managed in world.
But let´s see. It might be that you hear more of me again in the future if I find some tasks for me, to have a reason to login more often. I think I will start soon to find some land for me. Well, if real life gives me the time. But this week is already pretty stress-free.
Created a little but open Corner Store (20×20 meters) in Second Life, I decided that this architecture needs some green to give it some style. I started to create a plant tub I wanted in each corner of the store. While making these I though that is fun and started to create several and differend plant tubs in my little sandbox in the sky.
Thought the following screenshot is funny. The story above did end there that I became surrounded by green in my sandbox but well.. I wont stop creating more of them.. :)
As I did mess around with a Keyword Research Tool called Market Samurai when I was bored, I had to laugh when I created a Second Life Keyword Analysis and found out that there are 145 daily Search Engine requests on the Keyword “second life cheats” in the Internet.
Lets assume 145 Second Life Users per Day want to cheat in Second Life. I mean this is funny. So funny that I though I now need to blog about the greatest Cheat you can get in Second Life.
I call this Cheat “The real money to Linden Dollar Exchange Cheat”. How does this Cheat work? Let me explain you…
1. Log in to Second Life.
2. Find the Text “Linden Exchange” in the Menu on the left Side of the Second Life Website.
3. Click “Buy L$”.
4. The next Side is self-explanatory. Just type in how much L$ you need and place your Order.
Attention: This Cheat will debit your real Wallet.. your real Bank or Paypal Account! So be sure if you really want to cheat! :)
Sorry I couldn´t refrain from laughing. I though the Fact, that there are 145 People a Day who ask Google for Second Life Cheats, is pretty much funny and a Blogpost with a little spoof worth.
In case you did search for Second Life Cheats and did land on my Blog.. I am really really sorry but anyway I hope my little Guide did help you to understand that no one needs any Second Life Cheats as it is pretty much simple to buy L$ and also that doesn´t cost to much! Hey,.. I mean you get already 1000 L$ for round about 4 US Dollars. Maybe a worth consideration. :)
Lately some of my customers wrote me that they cant save the Confignotecard of Heart Tipjar in Second Life. But when the first Customer explained me the problem, I was not able to reproduce the error at least whith main Avatar which did create this Tipjar. But this is because this Avatar has full permission on this Item anyway.
I thought it would be better to check it out with my Alt. And see there… I wasn´t able to save the Notecard too then.
I got the “The server is experiencing unexpected difficulties” errormessage when saving a notecard inside the prim.
At the same time I asked google for the Problem and found out there is already a open Jira Ticket:
So if you anytime notice the same Problem with one of your Products or if you get customer request that they cant save your confignotecard then there is one workaround for you which will fix the Problem for your customers. Indee you should update your Marketplace listing then as well. :P
You need to change at least the Confignotecard to FullPermission which shouldn´t be a problem for you. I cant tell you why the Notecard has to be FullPerm. I just can tell you it will fix the problem and other People commented the same on the Jira. It is anyway nevermind if the Confignotecard is Full Permission. I usualy did create them Copy and Mod only but now they are Fullperm.
So dont expect that LL will fix the issue. Looks like the Jira is open already for years.
However I did fix my Product and had a lot of work telling all my Customers of this Product to delete the old Tipjar so that they can use the new one. I think most of them were very happy that I did send a new Version. And I was also happy that one of my Customers did tell me about the Problem. Its fun to see that not anybody will report Problems. This makes me thinking if they ever did unpack the Product.. if they ever did login to SL again or what is wrong? :D This was sadly a Problem I could not see with my main. For the future I should test scripted objects from time to time with my alt. For new Products I do it anyway but looks like this Problem did appear since some month. I am sure I did not see this Problem with my alt when I created the Tipjar.
However. Everything ok now.
I found a nice first Direct Delivery Impression Article from the Beta Grid. Second Life Resident “Couldbe Yue” wrote a two Parts Article Series about Direct Delivery Beta and you defenetly should check it out as it will concern us Merchants real soon now.
Some time ago I made a Skin for Phoenix Viewer and think about creating the same skin for Firestorm now…
Yea it is some time ago when I made a Skin for the Phoenix Viewer and at the moment I think about making a similar Skin for the Firestorm Viewer as well. I am not completely happy with the Skins of the Firestorm Viewer. So lets see. Just my thoughts but I cant promise anything as I already work on cross-projects again. :D
Important note for Content Creators and SL Marketplace Merchants about Maturity Level and the Word “PE” in your Description!
If you use the Word “PE” in the field of description or in the field of keywords on your Listing then it might happen that your Item will be flagged as “adult” Maturity Level. It happened to my latest Product Stage Lightning Truss Creator Kit on the Marketplace and I really was confufed as this Item is defenetly not an adult Product. So I had a hard time to find out whats wrong which took an half our. Later I just changed the Words “PE” to “Prims” and the Item is now flagged “General” as intended.
As PE is the Shortcut for the Objects Server Weight, Streaming weight and Physics weight I really dont understand why the Item will be flagged as “adult” if the description and keywords section contains the Word “PE”.
However for those who used the Word in the Description I though I better send out this Info so that you can proof if all your Items are flagged well. I mean imagine that… if the Product contains differend Parts which all have a differend PE, then some of us may want to write the differend values down in the Description. But looks like this is not possible, so that you know.
EDIT: I just found out that PE (Prim Equivalent) is today called LI (Land Impact) anyway. So I should try the Word LI instead of PE. :D Right.. tested it now. “LI” is ok as a Word.
I found the Blogpost A Variety of Reasons to Go Virtual… of RoseCityRemona. She wrote about some Reasons to go Virtual and also added an interesting Poll you should participate. The Blogpost made me thinking about which Reasons I had to go Virtual and which Reasons I see.
So let me write down why I use Second Life and what I do in Second Life
I use Second Life to discharge my ideas and my creativity and for a Virtual Business Adventure which is much simpler to achieve then in RealLife where you would need money, connections and know-how in bureaucracy. I am german and germany is a hardcore bureaucracy country where everything is written,composed and stamped for the purpose of just having it written down. There is no reason other then keep you busy and give you headache or keep you short and tax you.
So I never would start a Company in RealLife as I defenetly wont get a depression. In Second Life a Company is your own and fun and there is not much obligations other then those you give your self. Sure it is still work also in SL but its differend. You can see it as a Game if you like and I do so. And the main thing is I can do what I like to do. Creating 3d Content. This is for me not possible in germany unless you have doctor title or best diplom and again connections. As I said they keep you short. They dont care if you have already know-how in this area. They simply want it on paper before they hire or teach you. And if you dont have a diplom they never believe you neither they would think about let you test-working for a week. They simply dont care about you and your life. I´ve seen some of my abilities and wanted to learn a job which fullfils me with passion. But I didn´t success at this point because the yardstick is very high. Which means I had to learn another job which I hate. Yes you did listen right I hate the job I learned in RealLife. There are other tasks I would rather manage with passion. Not only creative areas.. there are simply many areas I would fit better in then what I learned and have to do today.
So using Second Life is my pissed answer about the freak show in RealLife. Sounds hard but I really find more recognition in SL then in RL which is an evidence of incapacity for the place where I live in RL.
So yea.. in short you could in my case also say I use Second Life as theraphy, lol. This virtual enviroment gives me self-determination even if I know its just virtual and even if I dont get rich in Second Life.. but it makes me free and strengthen me as well for RealLife. I learned about my abilities. I learned I can be creative, I learned I am good in managing things, I learned I have potential in marketing, I learned I am not that bad in writing english at least there is much potential while my english teacher in school said in those days “You´ll never learn any language”. I in fact learned that I have abilities and potential although some people in my RealLife didn´t recognize it. This is what Second Life gave and gives me.
I´ve learned in Second Life that I could learn and do things in RealLife if a company would let me but they didn´t. The requirements are today set high, so that finding a Company which teach you or hires you always were a hard mission. Sure you could say “Why didn´t you study instead of just going to high-school?”. My answer is: I always did believe that I need abilities, potential, passion and interests in Topic to find what I want. I had the feeling this is not the case in RealLife.. you rather dont need abilies, potential, passion and interests but instead it will help you if you have connections, the best diplom you can get (which is sometimes funny because they demand already highest degree for plainest tasks here in germany), hardness or a big trail of slaim behind you. The latter is something I can´t offer anyway. But I think here is enough rant now. :P
So my Reason to go Virtual? I live my dream, I use my potential, I improve my potential and I discharge my creativity. I simply enjoy it sometimes to go Virtual. But there also many Reasons to leave Second Life sometimes. Sometimes there must be a brake too because other Activities need my time.
At least I must mention… Sorry for my hard words and the ranting. It just made me thinking. Usually I am kind :) And no I am not unhappy with my RealLife. Maybe unhappy with my career. But overall I love Life. I love my Family, Friends, Pets and many other Activities. I enjoy my Life as there is much more apart from the career and money. And I am lucky that I found out what real luck and happyness is. :)
So what do you think? What are your Reasons to go Virtual?
Enjoy your first and second life :)
Met them at Beachwood Club in Second Life. The Place there is terrific designed, for that reason alone you should take a look… and there is great Music for those who like House Music.
Collected some L$ via my Marketplace Sales and didn´t do much with it apart from paying rental for my land or texture and mesh uploads, it looks like I saved a good bunch of Linden Dollars on my “Bank Avatar” and maybe I should pay out next days. I do it every now and then.
And there comes the question what I would do with the money. And I am nosy if you pay out and what you buy for the money. Do you share your experience?
In the past I bought a lot of stuff for my fish tank in real life. As I get Second Life money on the paypal account, the best way to spend it is shopping in the internet and you know there are lots of shops which support paypal. If I am true my payouts aren´t that massive but at least after some month it can become a good amount for smaller stuff. I purshased very cool plants for my fish tank, fertilizer for these plants, I made a 30$ bargain for a Co2 equipment (used) on ebay which cost new more then 150$. Yea the Co2 bargain was a real blast and payed with money which came from Second Life. I also bought food for my fish and some stuff for my cat. Last year I bought a game via gamersgate and I did pay a lot of World of Warcraft Gamecards with my Second Life money. Yea I think thats what I did with the money in the past 3 years. It wont make me rich.. thats what I learned. So monthly that money is not a big pot but if I save it a little bit, it can indeed help me out ever and anon :) That is funny.
So how do you handle this? Do you have SL income? Do you pay out? What do you buy for the money? Or do you spend it only inworld? Or is this all top secret for you? If so.. no problem :)
Someone is using parts of my products and now I get customer support requests of third-party products
Today someone in SL wrote me that one of my products wouldn´t work and he asked friendly for help.
He talked about a Heart….
When someone asking me for help related to the Product with a Heart then I usualy think they mean my Heart Tipjar I made.
This is the only Product I sell and made with a Heart Sculpy. So yea I am creator of my Tipjar and each component, including the Heart.
But soon I noticed the guy who was asking for customer support didnt talk about a Tipjar but instead of that about a Xploder.
And I can tell you I never made an Xploder.
So what you see above is an Xploder I never made but I am the creator of the heart. Which means someone is unlinking my product probably out of the 0 L$ Tipjar Demo I have on the Marketplace.
But the biggest problem is someone who ripped this heart is linking it so that I am the creator of her new product the xploder.
So the person who was asking for customer support first didn´t believe me that I am not the creator of the xploder. But soon he did as I did show him my SL Marketplace Product List.
Then I searched for something I found in the permission window.. “”REMOVED DUE TO A FALSE SUSPICION… see comment section””. Google helped me and soon I found the marketplace Store of this person. This person has some product with my heart and “only transfer” on the Marketplace. The fun thing is I never made this heart “transfer permission”. Which looks like she is using permission exploits and copybot.
Not enough… As I now found her Marketplace Store I also found her blog but more importend her inworld store…
First I noticed she has not only some of my hearts on her Marketplace Store but she has also some of my hearts inworld with differend permission.
Above you can see a screenshot of my heart in her xploder product with just “copy” permission. Its funny.. I never made it copy.
The heart is in my product released as mod/copy. So she can defenetly change permissions of my objects which must be an exploit.
Looking around there I found more of my hearts also with transfer permission. So I dont know what she is doing there but she has objects of me as transfer only and copy only permission.
Again.. looks like she can change permissions on my objects and she can sell it. Otherwise there would come another person and asking for customer support for products I never made. I am the creator as she seems to be someone stupid and linking the objects so that my heart makes the whole object created by me.
Sure I am pissed and sure I did write a support ticket. But we all know what LL will do.. maybe nothing.
I also wrote the copybotter and asking some questions but I believe there will be no answers and guilt feelings. Therefor…
I dont give a shit about sharing names of silly and fraudulent avatars…
Here is the name of her and of her virtual company:
“REMOVED DUE TO A FALSE SUSPICION… see comment section”
You better google her and check out if she also used parts of your content. ;)
Finished the naming and shaming. Greetings
EDIT: The whole thing seems to be more complicated. Another person maybe copybotted my heart and sold it to differend creators which I suspected to be the griefers. Please read comment section to understand…
There is really a difference between my first and second Life. Yes I clean up my rooms every day in my first Life but does that mean its fun to do the same in Second Life?
No really.. I do not see much reasons why I should clean my Second Life land, skybox or sandbox. Its sometimes so that I let differend objects on my land because I still want to finish the piece so that it is a finished product some day. Yea… someday! Thats the problem.. I work on differend objects but I do not make my own timeframe when it has to be finished. I see no reason for that as Second Life should be fun and not work. And I work only if it doesnt feel like work. That means if I am inspired. Then I do love all the work but as I said it doesnt feel like work then.
So you can see the result above in the Screenshot. Its really a mess in my little “sandbox” and some time ago I had some neighbors at the same altitude in the sky. I believe they left me because I am untidy. Lol! :)
However… there is no tendency to improve.
I think its somewhat cool to be that differend in Second Life compared to the real Life. Im not sure.
One good thing is that you often find very old scripts in any of these cubes I rezzed month ago. That is sometimes like christmas with the only difference that I can have christmas often in Second Life ;)
Its funny to find ideas from the past, yes.
But its really not so that my virtual area is the only untidy place. There is still my inventory which beats that! I think I would be lost without a search function. My inventory is a real mess and cluttered with tons of own pojects or bought stuff like clothes and whatever.
Even if I said there is no tendecy to improve, it now came to my mind that I defenetly should clean up some day before its to late! But lets see if this ever happens. :)
Is your Second Life so untidy like mine? For sure I am happy about each comment.
This is a new modern Room Divider in Asian Fan Style.
Just 4 Prims but with complexly nice shape.
8 Meter Wide
4 Meter High
0.1 Meter Thick
Baked Textures with Ambient occlusion (AO) and shininess.
Good for Home, Garden, Clubs, Outdoor and there is many purpose for this Product.
You can find it in my Second Life Marketplace Store
This is a fresh Product out of my latest Mesh Project I´ve been working on.
I wrote a Blogpost about the Project.
Mesh Architecture which could have differend purpose on your Land or Estate. Comes in two differend styles (Blue and Grey Glas)
Footprint: 48m x 53m (12m high)
Use it as Club Architecture, Mall, Information Hall, Venue, Town Hall, Casino, Greenhouse or for other purpose.
Freshly out of my Cinema 4d Mesh Project I talked about in my latest Blogpost.
Last days I did mess around with my 3d application called Cinema 4d. I just wanted to create anything new for Second Life. I really didn´t have a masterplan. I just was inspired by a picture from google where I found an architecture with an round glas roof. Im not good in re-creating stuff from pictures but at least I can gather ideas and inspiration. So again.. I just messed around but the picture above was the result after some hours.
It is something like a 80 meter x 40 meter modern structure.. well let me call it “hall”. I am not sure if I will leave it on these textures and I probably will change or add some stuff. It is just the basic and I really dont know what kind of purpose it could have in Second Life… but lets see. I still could reduce the size if I want to.
Then I uploaded the complete collada mesh files to the beta grid. I must say it is pretty much huge. So huge that I couldn´t even link all the parts together as I got the message “Link Failed — Pieces too far apart”. That is probably the reason why the object isn´t linked after uploading. Mesh usualy is linked after the upload. But in this case not. Well I still can change the size depending on the purpose of the building. I also could use a rezzer for my customers if I want the building to be big. Maybe if it would be a huge townhall or whatever.
I would say the integrated objects make the whole structure complex.. at least the amount of objects. The polycount is for the complexity ok but it would still eat more then 80 prims inworld at least if I let it be so huge. I know I just could fake the crossbars on the glas by textures. And yes this would reduce polycount probably by half and there for primcount as well. But anyhow I like the crossbars to be real objects. Inworld it gave me a nice feeling and other peoples said this too. If so… I rather try to improve the primcount by making some changes to the physical shape. I will make some test with my own physical shapes for the object. I think there are ways to reduce the primcount without abandon the crossbars. Let me see.
Another change you cant see on the rendered image above is that I added lights over the object and turned on soft shadows so that the shadow of all the crossbars are on the ground. First it was just a test but I was inlove with all the shadows very soon. So I thought it would be cool to bake these shadows on the ground texture and then I uploaded it to Second Life Beta Grid. A friend of me was impressed and said that make the whole structure looking deep. I decided to defenetly bake those textures if I ever make a product out of it.
You can also play with your lights in the scene so that you get a shading of light on the glas roof. Well its nothing special but if you bake the roof texture then and apply it in Second Life. It looks hot.. really hot.. you just have to give the texture inworld high shinyness and indeed transparency. That looks awesome then.
For the main skeleton or crossbars I didnt even use textures inworld. I just made them completely black with high shinyness and that looks already fine then. But again.. there is much room for improvement.. and as I said I just messed around but that is the reason why I now lost my overall boreness. At the moment I have some mesh projects and ideas running and maybe I talk about it in another blogpost soon. Its all still playground and not ready yet.
I though I share this.
I should be happy that my Phantom GTX 570 is arrived but I am not.
I did read differend test articles and was aware that this card should be very quit with a good cooling.
In most test articles and benchmark´s I did read about following temperatures:
Idle = 38 Degrees
Gaming = 64 Degrees
full throttle (for example furmark) = 75 Degrees
But now here comes my temperatures:
Idle = 56 Degrees
Gaming = 75 Degrees
full throttle (for example furmark) = 97 Degrees
I did measure it now two days from time to time and come to these temperatures maybe +/- 1 or 2 celsius.
So now I am afraid that there is something wrong with my new card. I mean its running but it is loud like hell when I play games. Annoying loud.
Ok looks like my case has already 50 degrees even with suck in air on the front panel with 120mm cooler. And blow it out behind. So I am now unsettled whats wrong here. :(
The noise makes me mad. The grafics are ok and the performance as well. But noise and temperature seems to be unusual compared to reports of friends, users in forums and test articles and benchmark´s.
Should I fill an RMA or are the 50 degrees in my case (which I also have with the gts 250) the error? I am not sure what to do now. :(
Damn. An RMA would cost some days or weeks time and then I could probably not play Battlefield 3 open beta. I bought this card for Battlefield 3.
Any tech-geeks here who can give me advice if everything is ok with my card or if I should fill an RMA and get a new one?
I had some pretty great ideas for stuff I would like to build in Second Life. In fact I did want to start today with some of these ideas. However.. Yesterday I went to bed in real life and every 5 minutes I did hear an automatic fire alarm from a neighbors home. You cant imagine how ugly this sounds. First I did go upstairs and watch if really something is burning. But I did not nose or see anything. I did ring on the neighbors door 2 am as I couldn´t sleep because of these ugly fire alarm tunes. But there was no one at home. I went back downstairs and met a neighbor who also was bugged from these sounds. We talked about what to do now. He was the opinion to call the police so that they can open the door and shut down this damn thing. But I was the opinion that this would probably cost our neighbor a lot of money and who knows maybe he is just at work at night shift. My neighbor said that is true.. he would defenetly pay because the police comes to shut that thing down. We did decide to go back home and try to sleep. From 2 am til 4 am I did listen to these sounds… I thought I get crazy. Im not a person who has anything agains loud music or what ever but these fire alam tunes were so penetrant that I thought I get mad. But anyhow I must be fall asleep at round about 4 am or so. But in my dreams I did still listen to this sound. I was awake again at 5 am and noticed that someone goes upstairs and open a door. I did hope it is the neighbor and he is shutting down his fire alarm. And yes it was him and he did. So that was a horror night with so less sleep that I still feel sick. I dont go on my second life ideas today.. I rather catch up on some sleep laters. What about you? Did you ever had such a horror night?
By the way.. I will later collect all the mobilephone numbers of any neigbor because if this happens again I call them. The neighbor can be happy that we didnt call the police because they would say it is his fauld and then the neighbor would pay. So he can be happy that we didnt call them. However I must now have every mobilephonenumber. Im lucky that I dont have anything to do like going working today.. otherwise I would defenetly not go to work because 1 hour sleep is not enough.. and yes.. I feel like dead.
Finished this little and crazy Tipjar which will shoot with Particles after each tip (unless you did activate it in the Config Notecard). The Tipjar has much more features.. just read on :)
Or go direclty to the Marketplace Listing: Crazy Green Emitter Tipjar
THIS IS THE INSTRUCTION FOR THE TIP JAR
Feature List Summarized:
- Easy Setup with Configuration Notecard
– Every Settings are well descriped
– You as owner can choose if you want a Commission in % each Tip
– Choose if Tipjar-User will be logged out or can stay logged in if out of Range or not online anymore (You can define it in Meters)
– Choose if Peoples who want to login need to be in your Group or not
– Define the whole Hovertext and every Message the Tipjar can send
– Define the Color of the Hovertext
– Choose if the Tipjar should shoot Particles after each Tip or not
– Choose if the Particles should smash on Donator or the Tipjar User if Particle Mode active
– Define the Lifetime of these Particles if Particle Mode active
– Define the four L$ Payfields
How to use and change the Settings of the Product:
1. Rez the Tipjar.
2. Wait until the Initialization of the Tipjar is finished.
It´s done when you see “All configurations loaded. Tipjar ready!” in your Chat.
3. First let´s customize your Tipjar now. Right click the Tipjar and click “edit”.
4. Go to the content tab.
5. There you will find the tipjarscript and the tipjarconfig
6. Make a copy of the “tipjarconfig” notecard and take it to your Inventory, just so that you have a Backup
7. Read carefully the configuration notecard. There you will find deeper Instructions and all about what you can change and how you do it.
8. After changing the configuration be sure that you click “save”!
9. Wait again until the Tipjar is initialized.
It´s done when you see “All configurations loaded. Tipjar ready!” in your Chat.
The Tipjar will restart and initialize your tipjarconfig always if you changed and saved the config.
But after that, the Tipjar is ready to use.
When you made some Settings in the “tipjarconfig” File… and if you are happy with all Settings..
Just duplicate your Tipjar if you need more then one in your Club or Location. As you made already Settings,
the Duplicates will now have the same Settings.
You can also save your tipjarconfig in your Inventory after finishing your Settings. That is the way you can put
it back to a new rezzed Tipjar in case you did deleted every Tipjar from your Land. Good because you dont have
to make these Settings again. But be sure that you only have one tipjarconfig in your Object.
Q: The Tipjar is asking for Permission Debit. What the heck is going on? Can I trust you?
A: Yes, in fact you can trust me. Permission Debit is always needed in Second Life when a Script
want to take money from agent’s account. In the Case of Tipjar´s it is usualy so that your
Staff is logging into the Tipjar but you are the Owner of the Tipjar. If now someone (A Donator)
pays your Staff, the Money first goes through your Avatar and then to the Person who is logged
in to your Tipjar. So basicly the Script just ask you to get permission for this Function and to forward it
to your Staff or anyone who logged into your Tipjar. Anyway be careful in Second Life. Only give permission
if you trust the Creator of the Script you got.
FAQ will be extended in case many Customers ask similar or same Questions about one Topic
Today I just finished my new 10 meter high mesh spiral staircase for Second Life.
I offer two Versions:
This Kit of Spiralstaircases comes already with some very
great colorized and texturized version.That means it includes
already 6 Staircases in a very great design.
I did add 1 very basic
white version. It has the word “DEFAULT” in its name.
You can modify all of the 7 Staircases but you can use the
white default staircase as it has everytexture settings on
default (glow,shininess,brightness and so).for better starting from scratch.
Every Staircase is 10 Meter high and it has rezzed 18 orim equivs (That means 18 prims).
It is not sculped. It is a mesh product and therefor in high quality.
I hope this product will be usefull for you. I also hope you like this product.
I am always open for positiv and negativ critism and ratings as long as it is fair.
You can contact me whenever you have any questions.
THIS PRODUCT IS MADE IN A 3D APPLICATION, WHICH MEANS IT IS
A MESH PRODUCT. YOU WILL NEED A MESH BASED VIEWER TO SEE THESE OBJECTS. (Soon when there are only Meshbased Viewers and when LL did shut down Version 1 based Vievers, this notice here will be outdated and everyone can see Meshbased Products).
Last few days I was often online on the Second Life Beta Grid. Just to check out all about mesh import. To get a little feeling for it. I made a spiral staircase but had a lot trouble with to much polygons. In fact I never did take care about polygons when I did work with my 3d application called Cinema 4d. I did not because my system is fast enough to handle those renderings I made. I did not create animations anyway.. just static pictures from objects I made.
OK but we talk about mesh import for Second Life now. Its now all over the main grid and as objects should rather be low poly for games, I had to learn a new workflow then. So my first spiral staircase had 10k polygons which is pretty much if we talk about Second Life. Some friendly peoples in the forums gave me much feedback and many ideas. I reduced the staircase to 5k polys then. Thought its still much. Finaly I reduced it to round about 1k polys but I changed my first idea of the staircase… the whole thing changed a lot in that time. But 1k polys.. I thought this was now good enough to try a test upload. I just had the feeling that I made a good compromise between quality of the object but also poly count and later prim equivs.
But then I had a next mission. What the heck is all that about physics? Gave me some headache.. no no.. I really do understand physics but my target was to learn how I can reduce PE. Friendly peoples told me about the solution to make own and hard poly reducs physic shapes to lower the PE. I made many trys for that solution but tose who told me about that all… they were a great help. I think thats what I like in Second Life. The community is mostly helpful and friendly. So.. Still on the beta grid I made tons of test uploads to understand that all. Its crazy how hard the PE value can vary depending on the physical quality and the LOD (Level of Detail). Much much trys but then I was happy.. all my tests and I had all values.. yea a PE of 100.. a PE of 80… ohhh PE of 50.. but then.. look! Finaly I got a PE of 17! I was now pretty much motivated and happy. I think PE 17 means this mesh is equal to 17 prims. Im not sure how others would judge at this point. But I reduced the PE from 100 to 17 and that made me happy.
I just was so happy that I uploaded it to the main grid then. I know there are sculpy staircases out there with maybe 2 – 4 prims or so. I still wonder how to make these with sculptys. But at least sculting is anyway not my favorite art. I always liked mesh applications.. IN fact I dont know how to make a staircase with a sculpty software but instead of that I know how to do it with my 3d application.. So yes! I am happy with 17 prims for this kind of spiral staircase and I probably will use it in many new projects. Im not new to mesh but I am new to mesh import to second life.. so who knows.. maybe I can still improbe that PE someday.
I am just happy that mesh has finaly arrived and that I now have a new playground and new posibiltys. Even if I need to improve my workflow :) Hope some of you have also fun and some excited hours with Second Life. Greetings ;)
Just a short News to anybody who still dont know:
So as you can read in the Linden Labs Blog Post… Mesh has finaly completely arrived.