Archive | April, 2010

Landed in the water below

30 Apr

Flew around, then crash landed. The swans got out of the way, whew!!

It’d be all.. nuuuuu!!!! if I harmed a swan. Swangs get angry about that kind of stuff. They visit your land and pick on your lawn geese, pee in the lake, and eat all the cupcakes. It is so not pleasant.

(skydiver is right above this lake)

slurl.com/secondlife/Rainbow%20Valley/194/65/21

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Skydiving for RHscouts

30 Apr


Skydiving for RHscouts, originally uploaded by Lorimae Undercroft.

I think I will make this a more common SL hobby, this is fun :) I always mean to go do this, but then I just go leap off my skybox and take photos of myself before hitting the ground.

I had to put pants on under my skirt haha! Teddy was too afraid to join me, what a big baby. You can skydive too out at Rainbow Valley! It’s right above the big rainbow lake in the next photo, just climb up (or fly up there)

slurl.com/secondlife/Rainbow%20Valley/196/55/130

No adventures now!

28 Apr

SL seems to have gone offline! It’s been about 30 minutes now where the logins, xstreet, forums, all down. So no adventuring tonight. I’m going to sleep instead.

I was at XD Fusion (the puppeteer shop) trying to load the tutorial section. Nothing was rezzing then BAM! Offline! I am trying to make a desk with several drawers that open on click. I’m not understanding how it’s done from the 7.0 notecard in my kit. I need to check some earlier version notecards maybe. I thought we could do multiple animations like that in one project? Maybe not though.

My old cat carrier vehicle

28 Apr

I forgot about this one until I was looking for a car script. It needs a bit of work though, my AO has changed since I made this originally two years ago.

It originally fit both my Siamese and Tuxedo (metamorphosis) Quad kitty shapes, but I just tested it. I sit too low now. It’s all prims and the front wheels turn slightly when turning too. I remember spending a LONG time on this thing.

I think I’ll redo it in some sculpts and then find me a road to ride!

The biggest trouble was the bubbles triggering out the exhaust on move, and the doors constantly re-aligning if someone opened them. I’ll skip the doors and just make them always closed. I am so not down for that hassle!

slurl.com/secondlife/Morning%20Shire/24/32/198

My latest cat “carrier” project

28 Apr

My new vehicle in progress! Sculpted all the parts today. Now I’m getting the vehicle script sorted out, then I’ll maybe puppeteer it, and then I’ll texture it.

He’s squishy with button eyes <3

Yay :)

Second Life survey in email

28 Apr

Hmm.. these surveys always seem to lead up to something big changing. This came in an e-mail with a link to the survey. I checked headers, the e-mail seems official. Whether or not that big change is good or bad remains to be seen each time, but here’s what I was asked. I think I got all the questions/answers added in.

Did you get one too? I think the questions aren’t open enough. I don’t technically “own” land, as in I do not have Mainland property. However I have “owned” (as in rented from Zayn) for… what.. two years now? I don’t know how long really, but a long time! So what’s the proper answer, yes or no to owning land? Probably no. It gives a false result on the survey I think. Many shop owners don’t own land, they rent booths instead.

Do you run a business selling virtual goods in Second Life?
Yes
No

How long have you been using Second Life?
Less than 6 months
6 months to 1 year
1 to 2 years
More than 2 years

How long have you run this business in Second Life?
Less than 6 months
6 months to 1 year
1 to 2 years
More than 2 years

Is your business a primary source of income or more of a hobby?
Primary source of income
Key supplemental income
Hobby

Is your business profitable?
Yes
No

Approximately what % of your business (revenue) comes from items sold directly on XStreet?
None
Less than 5%
5-10%
10-20%
20-30%
30-50%
50-75%
75-99%
100%

Approximately what % of your business (revenue) comes from items sold directly at inworld locations?
None
Less than 5%
5-10%
10-20%
20-30%
30-50%
50-75%
75-99%
100%

Approximately how many different items do you have for sale on XStreet?
None
Less than 10
10-25
25-50
50-75
75-100
100-150
150-200
More than 200

Approximately how many different items to you have for sale at inworld locations?
None
Less than 10
10-25
25-50
50-75
75-100
100-150
150-200
More than 200

What is the average price (in L$) of your XStreet goods? (not including freebies)
L$1-L$10
L$10-L$25
L$25-L$50
L$50-L$100
L$100-L$200
L$200-L$300
L$300-L$500
L$500-L$1000
L$1000-L$1500
L$1500-L$2000
Over L$2000

What is the average price (in L$) of your inworld goods? (not including freebies)
L$1-L$10
L$10-L$25
L$25-L$50
L$50-L$100
L$100-L$200
L$200-L$300
L$300-L$500
L$500-L$1000
L$1000-L$1500
L$1500-L$2000
Over L$2000

Approximately how much total volume (number of units) do you sell on XStreeet in a given month? (not including freebies)
1-20
20-50
50-100
100-200
200-300
300-500
500-750
Over 750

Approximately how much total volume (number of units) do you sell inworld in a given month? (not including freebies)
1-20
20-50
50-100
100-200
200-300
300-500
500-750
Over 750

What types of items to you sell the most of (consist of highest % of total transactions)?
Fashion or clothing
Skins
Avatars
Homes
Furniture
Buildings
Games or game-related items
Other art
Other

Do you own land in Second Life?
Yes
No

How likely would you be to recommend Second Life to friends and family?
0 – Very Unlikely
1
2
3
4
5 – Neutral
6
7
8
9
10 – Very likely

How likely would you be to recommend starting a Second Life business to others?
0 – Very Unlikely
1
2
3
4
5 – Neutral
6
7
8
9
10 – Very likely

How could Linden Lab most effectively help you to run your Second Life business?
Better reporting tools
Greater connection to other merchants (seminars, conferences, etc)
Improved inworld advertising
Feedback from Linden Lab on what items are popular
Classes and discussions around Linden Lab policies around listing
More traffic generating campaigns
Other

Added another texture set

28 Apr

This time it’s Scribbles! Random scribbles and dots in black and white. Colorize it in-world to whatever you like. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Maybe you’ll find a fun use for them! Just follow the LM below, or check my picks to visit my catbox

My textures are for content creation in Second Life! They are not for giving away free or loaning to friends, and most certainly you are not to be reselling the textures either! Be good please <3

Goodnight! More adventuring tomorrow perhaps! :)

slurl.com/secondlife/Morning%20Shire/20/13/26

Video: Tinies Safety Dance!

27 Apr

I’m in it! :)

Yeah we do safety dance! And we do it cutely <3 Thanks to Pyewacket Bellman for making a cute movie! We danced around in the Silica Cubicle! That's the sandbox for Raglan Shire, it is not for potties even though it is a sandbox! I get confused sometimes. Meow.

Art Walk on the Shire!

27 Apr

It’s coming up soon!  If you want to show some art or sculptures, go sign up so they know how much prim space to allot for the art walk!   You can read about it at the <a href=”http://raglanshire.com/“>Raglan Shire</a> website.  It is free and you don’t have to be tiny, you can be whatever as long as you like art and are able to keep the PG sim rating in mind!  If you don’t want to show, be sure to come visit it at least.  There’s gonna be lots of stuff to see.

I processed some photos today and out of all the ones I’ve taken recently, so far only 11 are what I’m after.  ARGH!  Two that I just thought would be so great were not fitting in after I finished the post processing steps.  They don’t work well with the other photos, still great on their own though.  Tonight I’ll see about finding the final four around the grid.  I have a few more specific sims to visit in search of the right photos.  15 arts (one prim each) can be shown, as well as three sculptures, yay!

I’m debating if any need another edit done or not.  I had a great idea that I may try out on the sculptures to see if it changes the effect in a good way.  Top secret and all!

You’ll get to see them soon.  I’ll compile a list of LM’s to all the places my photos are from so you can go visit too.  Maybe you can find the same spot my photo was taken from!

Sculpted letter A

27 Apr


Sculpted letter A, originally uploaded by Lorimae Undercroft.

Just the "A" is sculpted, not the red box.

The red box is 0.01 on xyz

1 letter down, 25 more to go