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Catchup Pimpage

It’s been a while since I updated this advertorial with Stuff I Have Made…

And there’s been a lot :O

In no special order:

TRIG – My super friend Molly Menoptra made this! I tidied up some corners and textures, and set up the scripts, but the design is all hers.

TILT – a low prim cabin thing. I was thinking about stilts and awkward hillsides, that’s about all there is to say for this.

SPUN – A remake of the SPAN house. White concrete and an extended lower floo, in the same number of prims. Also newer snazzier floor textures.

CHIC/CHOC – I thought I could make two houses at once, like twins. Thanks to a sim problem in SL I ended up making them twice anyway (the first ones were lost forever, but the second ones came out better) lots of glass in these. Thinking about the FURI and the glasshouse section, I did something similar here- they’re long houses but in my mind the extra length is more an indoor open space than just part of the house.

ARGE – Monster House. All started with one wall shape idea I wanted to explore (and lost almost as soon as I started building). This thing just kept growing. The main design change during building was a choice to glass in the pool area, make it an indoor space. Three bedrooms plus another small room, and a whole lot of open floor space over the lower levels. It’s a pretty brutal kind of a house. Imposing.

EXTO – Curves, but only a couple. The main reason for this house was the vertical curved wall, which was then echoed in the roof. Adding the glass and walls all came from those two shapes, making them look extruded from the boxy part of the house.

CERL – Made for fun, while working on ZOOL (below) I wanted to do something funky, something with the typical small house features but with a bit more fun. So the swirly circle theme made these look a little like brightly coloured modernist snails or something. I tinted up four variations to show how simple it is to edit that way, and packaged them all in the box.

ZOOL – A folly. I wanted to do a Monolith. The side section is good old fibonacci stuff- 2:3 ratio. The floors were going to be too, but they got spaced at a more usual 5 metres or so. I did sneak in a taller roof on the top floor and a roof garden with pool though 😀 This actually would fit on First Land 512sqm parcels. If you’re insane. Or hate your neighbours 🙂

CABA – Another super low prim deal, from an idea from a picture of a prefab house that’s been in my head for a while. It’s simple horizontally biased lines, the wood paneling adding to the effect. The main goal was keeping prims low. 12 total so I’m quite happy with that.

KOOB – Parker and I had this idea that seeing as I say I build boxy houses, we should think of concepts for an actual box- a cube. So I built this as a 20x20x20 cube. The construction involved a LOT of cut and hollow prims, rotated here, sliced up there… texturing took some care to reset all the offsets and repeats but I like how it came out. It’s like the ARGE in terms of features (3 bed, bathroom, pool room) but in a more focused shape. The wood paneling got used again- the cube looked quite nice in plain white but I have this wood thing on my mind right now.

BLOK – A house built on the basic idea of having horizontal white lines joined by one vertical on the end. The house grew beyond that, but I still managed to get two indoor levels and a full length roof deck in 21 prims. Pretty nifty, and a short build.

Phew.

Boxy pics below!

trig-cover.jpgtilt-cover.jpgspun-cover.jpgchic-cover.jpgchoc-cover.jpgarge-cover.jpgexto-cover.jpgcerl-cover.jpgzool-cover.jpgcaba-cover.jpgkoob-cover.jpgblok-cover.jpg

7 comments February 6, 2007

Permission to speak

“It says modify allowed on the box but when I click buy it says no modify. What’s up with that?”

I’ve been asked this, or something like it, at least three times this week so far. So I explain that there are scripts in the houses which are no-mod, and content/inventory permissions usually show the most restrictive collection of permissions in the object and its contents. In this case, no-modify scripts cause an object to show (no modify). I get this too- my own house pieces, made by me, show (no modify) the moment I put a rez-faux positioner script in. They’re still my prims and I can still edit/delete/retexture/change contents etc.

I even put up a great big explanation board by my house rezzer, but I still got IMed this question by someone stood right there, so I don’t know what the answer is.

So why does this bother me? I don’t mind answering the question, and if I ever did accidentally package something with the wrong permissions I’d certainly fix it and get it to everyone ASAP. What bothers me is- for every person who IMs me to ask about this (and I know myself I almost never IM a retailer about these things, I’m too shy), how many others silently marked me as a scamming moneygrabber in their mind and TP’d away, all because of how permissions are tagged?

Grr!

1 comment January 9, 2007

Shiny new land!

Our island got delivered, and Celestia got sold so it’s one sim closing as another one opens…

Parker and I have got our shared store- her stuff going under the BLIP! name, mine under Ace’s Spaces and we have some of our stuff out already.

Mostly I’m giddy about the house rezzer platform thinger- click on a button and a house whooshes past your head (or hits you on it!)  it’s fun to play with. We’re in the island sim of Deco, along with friends Sally Seattle (REZOLUTION), Nicky Ree(Nicky Ree Boutique) and Shai Delacroix (Casa del Shai) so come have a nosey 🙂

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Add comment December 19, 2006

Something old, something new

I have had this made for ages now, finally got round to putting it in a box (two of it, no less!) so the lovely people in SL can finally sit on something classy 😀

(file under “pimping my crap”)

Available in world at REZ or in SLEX

vand-furniture-cover.jpg

Add comment November 18, 2006

Yes, I am a two faced cow…

I thought it would be fun to figure out a way to get a static pose and camera view and change between my two usual appearances, which amounts to a skin and hair swap mostly.

Anyway it worked 😀 so here’s my mug(s)

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I’d love to do something similar with a more complicated scene- like a whole night/day vignette sometime.

2 comments November 18, 2006

War on prims!

Stood about working on Rand’s seenLAB gallery, getting weighed down on the giant primmy-ness of it all, I needed to do something bonkers.

So I built a crooked house. In nine prims 😀

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Disposable homes! I’d love to see what people could do with this- pimp my home 🙂

3 comments November 10, 2006

Identity Theft!

OMG. They can clone my avie but they can never clone my fab!

cloned2.jpg

Buridan TP’d me over to where the whacky libsl techie peeps were creating monsters… Most fun thing- confusing the bot (Ron Hubbard 😀 ) with multiple shapes etc- avatar mashup, that’s like super-meta or something.

Eep.

5 comments November 7, 2006

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