marinathewitch Posted April 11, 2019 Share Posted April 11, 2019 (edited) 13 hours ago, Chic Aeon said: Low impact does NOT necessarily equate with OPTIMIZED. Do your homework and make wise choices *wink* So, I want to make wise choices and spend my lindens well. That's why I read forums, blogs and such. But as a (kinda sorta) SL-newbie things sometimes are hard to figure out and I've hit "my head is about to explode" threshold more than once. So I brought my homework here in hopes that maybe more experienced older siblings users will help me finish it and check for mistakes. Maybe it even will be helpful to others as well. This is checklist of sorts I compiled for myself to look for when shopping. This one is for furniture/houses/stuff you rez. Here is the part I am more or less confident about: - Locate the demo before buying anything - Check mod/copy/transfer permissions and see if all that are needed from this item are checked (if it is gacha and I do not care for item being "no copy", next thing I do is checking Marketplace to see if anyone selling the item for lower price) - Is it mesh or prim - don't want to link the two as it causes added LI that would be avoided otherwise - Land Impact - the lower the better, but not if it compromises LOD optimization - LOD - check at 1.25, 2, 4, consider from what distance item will be looked at - Textures - are there reasonable amount of them and in reasonable size - is there a way to check those apart using FS feature? - Check if demo item is set to Full Bright, if so - think twice - Check how it looks with and without ALM enabled - Check animations and if those can adjust them without going elbows deep in the scripts And here is my "errrrm, I kind of know it's important but not sure what to do" part of the list: - Scripts - I don't know even what to look for in this department, any advice? I think I've read something about 1 script per linkset being optimum - is that correct of is my memory playing tricks on me? Does it matter if scripts are mod/no mod when it comes to furniture or buildings? - Physics? Completely lost here. I know that in houses bad physics might cause problems with rezzing things in them, but have no idea what good physics should look like and how to check it, especially in no rez areas (which most stores are), or what else is affected. - What about animesh? What to be on a lookout for? Maybe I've missed something else? And if this thread doesn't belong here, point me to the right forum. x__x Was debating between general and mesh myself, but it is not necessarily about mesh items and not about creating them for sure, so I am flipping my virtual table and just posting it. Edited April 11, 2019 by marinathewitch on a hunt for typos and poor grammar 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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