April 21, 2011

Spoilt by Choice

Posted in opensim tagged at 8:19 am by Chav Paderborn

I seem to have ended up with an OSGrid sim. For free. Now I have to build something on it but I have no idea what. Weird how all these years I’ve been like “Oh, if only I had the space/prims to buid such-and-such” and now I can’t think what to put on a region. Maybe something watery, I might explore SL for some inspiration. Of course it doesn’t help that I have far fewer textures to work with in OpenSim, but it might be worth looking around for some in case I can acquire more there. I don’t think I’ll end up moving there forever, it has conucurrency below 100 and I only know one person there. Maybe I should ask around and see who from SL has an account there.

I am a bit concerned about uploading clothes to give away free there if they’re not free in SL, in case someone ports them over by some technical means, but then the SL stuff doesn’t sell well anyway and I find I like people having my stuff more than I like having their money. It’s just that I need it to support my SL lifestyle, since I am too poor to buy enough Lindens to buy all the dresses. And I must admit to being a bit intimidated about having to build skirts by hand again. I should see if there’s an open source skirt generator script out there that I can copy’n’paste to another grid.

But it’s quite fun even if my av looks a bit weird on OpenSim. I did at least write down her slider numbers and give her the same shape more or less. Some people swear by OpenSim so I should give it a decent go.

April 12, 2011


Posted in Uncategorized at 4:13 am by Chav Paderborn

So I made some things and I’m not really sure what to do with them. That is the problem with making all the steampunk, it sort of traps you in that niche and you don’t get to make other stuff for lols. But I did that anyway. I put the things on the Marketplace to see what happens. Don’t really expect anything to happen, but I am enjoying trying to get better at spaceclothes through practice.

I have had too many shops to have another one, really. It got silly ages ago. I do have an almost-empty 512 I could use, I suppose. I would have to think of a name though. A good name, that makes people love me. Maybe I should do it on an alt, but then people might find out it was me and laugh at me for being daft. Might just make an alt for something to do, I suppose. My alts tend to end up abandoned because I can’t think of anything for them to do, which probably makes them sad in the face. Why must Second Life be so complicated? Anyway that is my dilemma of the week.


April 8, 2011

Oh yeah

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:28 pm by Chav Paderborn

I haven’t been in SL properly for like a couple of weeks I think it is now. I only went in today to pay some spacerents, but it was okay I mean I crashed but that always happens.

I might try making some spaceclothes, if I can remember how. The attitude to take is that it’s a very-cheap wardrobe for yourself even if nobody else ever buys any of the things. Which they occasionally do, so. I would make stuff cheaper only I don’t think that would make any difference and I’d just feel I was undervaluing mah time and skillz. Such skillz as I have. I mean really if I wanted riches I would be learning mesh or at least making eleven million sculpts a day, but I haven’t done that for whatever reason. I think I will make something brown, Chav always needs more brown clothes. Maybe underwear someday.

What to make, oh I have no idea. Dresses are always nice to have, dresses are great. Maybe with a real skirt rather than a sculpt for once? I don’t know, I may be addicted to using Blender on things. I love/hate Blender, after all. I’ve been trying to learn how to texture with it but the final results are always really blurry in-world so I think I’ll – at least for the moment – stick to previewing and overlaying the bakes in Photoshop.

Erm, yeah, nothing is happening at all. This is not a very interesting post, sorry.