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Trix Braveheart

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  1. It seems no number of ARs about this issue have any effect. I can't imagine that it is that lucrative for the perpetrator, but, they just keep it up. They fill in precious spots on the ban list already filled with idi0ts of one sort or another
  2. Trix Braveheart

    am new

    You'll find some great tutorials on You Tube using both Photoshop and GIMP (GIMP is a free program very much like Photoshop). You will need them or something similar to them to create clothing. It is easy to make clothing using templates for SL, most tutorials start you out with a T-shirt, but, the learning curve is really exponential. Do a google search for even more stuff. You might want to avoid mesh at the beginning although it has wonderful application in SL. I deleted the whole paragraph where I tried to explain why...trust me, learn to paint on the avatar first. If you enjoy a more personal experience, check events, there are people holding sessions on clothing creation in world almost every weekend. It's easy to create clothing, you'll soon see why the great designers are just that, great...often the detail that goes into their things can be unbelievable. Once I started making things, I found myself camming in very close to other's things because they were just so beautifully made...you'll get there, for now just enjoy the process
  3. Surely manufacturers for clothing that fits prim breasts use something. I've searched and searched for information on this tipic with no luck I did, however, find HKM United on Marketplace https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/26996 They have two DIY systems for appliers for multiple manufacturers. https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/BOOB-TOPS-MASTER-V2-DIY-KIT-Your-workflow-master/1652919 $700L https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/BOOB-TOPS-PRODUCER-AND-APPLIER-DIYKIT-Your-Industrial-Master/1565810 $409L both have higher priced version for use in making transferrable styles for retail. I'm going to try these out, but, they are way more than I likely need for my personal use just applying texturers for my Lolas. There is a web page and some videos about using the system. I think they use the rez the applier on your right hand technology of which I'm not a huge fanf, but, this may fall into the category of anything is better than nothing and these seem to have some GOOD REVIEWS. If anyone has since the original posting of the three questions (including this one), I found in the Fashion forums, received a definitive answer about the Process please let me know. I'm new to the whole prim boobs thing and I would like to still wear some of my previous creations. I am also looking into making mesh clothing that would conform to my new enhanced shape, but, that is going to be a very hit and miss process. Any hints on that would be appreciated...I can make mesh clothing but the hit and miss part will be getting the fit from the avatar I have loaded in to match my current shape...I pale at the though and my knees get a little weak
  4. Hope Rolig's solution worked for you. If it doesn't maybe try restarting your computer, that sometimes works...it reloads the programs one of which might be the issue
  5. I created my first animation for SL using Qavinator, it works beautifully except where I looped the last 50 frames of the 270 frame animation. I copied the last position (the 50 frames from the end) and pasted it to the last frame, then looped the final frames. It looks okay in the preview pane for SL, but, when I upload it and try it out in world, I get an annoying stutter in the frame. When uploading, I messed with the timein and looped the last 10% of the animation which is well within the 50 frames. This link will show a video of the behaviour, I included only a few seconds..the rest of the animation works great http://www.screencast.com/t/AsVj7hoSHy Any help on how to avoid this would be appreciated, thank you I was sure I read something from Medhue Simoni about this issue but I've been back 5 pages in the Forum and don't see it again. I found the old post, it's from July 2012, and will try the possible solutions there... http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Animation-Forum/Uploading-Animations/m-p/1607519 fingers crossed
  6. there is another thread about free software for Mac too http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Animation-Forum/Free-Animation-Software-for-Mac/td-p/1644983
  7. Sorry, I got that link from the drop down in You Tube, but, if it doesn't work for you try here http://www.koinup.com/Medhue/work/439144/ same video
  8. I wanted to start making animations for second Life and was considering Daz Studio before I found Qavinator. Daz is a little more work because you need to add the Second life avator, here's a video that will show you how to use it. http://youtu.be/PPafuqpOqj I did check and Daz Studio is available for Apple I downloaded Qavinator the same day you submitted the questions and it is incredible to use, very easy. If you can find a way around the save issue it would be great, but, this might be an option for you...
  9. Final Update (from me anyway) I can hardly believe we ended up with a discussion about the sustainability of the planet, but, hey it's a good thing. People in Second Life think and can express themselves. Not to denigrate any other "game", but, I sure like that fact about Second Life. As for my original issue, the Lab has decided not to respond any further...no answer to the follow-up questions. For those of us familiar with the wiki and abuse reports in general that shouldn't come as a surprise. I've dismounted, hung up my sword and shield and settled back for a long Winter of enjoying the good things about Second Life. Thank you all for participating, you have been a help.
  10. JeanneAnne Second Life is many things to many people. It is the reason it is so hard to define just what it is. I love that so many get to have free fun, lots of what I do earns me nothing and costs nothing. But, SL offers so many other opportunites as well, I and many others get incredible satisfaction out of creating. There are many creative people (not me so much, blush) who use this and even the commerce as an outlet for those energies. I've tilted at this Linden windmill for about as long as I care to. /me puts down her torch and pitchfork and turns her back on Governor Lindens estate.
  11. Thanks, yes I realize it's not much money...I think I said that in a couple of responses and you are completely correct...I've lost no sleep over 2000L$ And yes, I've mellowed a day in -but-, I still object to the ridiculously vague notice. I don't expect Linden to give me chapter and verse, but, and I asked them this in my abuse report to them,...was it something as simple as a bad or stolen credit card or something more like a break in their security. I truly hope the credit card is the answer, but, we really are all guessing that it wasn't something more dangerous, aren't we? I take heart in the very reasonable responses here...thank you all
  12. Thank you. If they tell me someone scammed them with a credit card, I'm okay with it. Their answer was typical corporate "evasive speak"...fraudulent means could also mean someone hacked our system. I'm a lot more worried about that. Excellent explanation Thanks again BTW, do you know anyone who has had this whole credit card fraudulent Lindens explanation from the Lab? The response looks canned, but, people I've talked to have never heard it before...that could be a very good thing (meaning it hardly ever happens).
  13. Thank you for the very well reasoned response. I completely understand, why they took it back, but I would like more than the canned response. I have yet to find one person who has experienced this set of circumstances or this explanation. It truly is hard to get the word out in SL. But, others have said they were hacked or their Lindens were stolen somehow. No one has heard this obtained by fraudulent means argument. SL has an economy based on trust, call them Lindens or tokens, but, if Linden sold them to someone and their own safeguards are faulty, I'd like to know Some of the people I've discussed it with, would like to know too. Linden, or whomever has suffered the loss here, can have the 2000L, I'll not miss it, but, wouldn't you like to know if this is about to happen more often because of something they're not saying. I'll get over this and things will return to normal, but, right now I'm looking sideways at every noobie who happens to have money. This guy was a couple of days old and looking to get his avatar prettied up, I was helping.
  14. Honest, we've all attached something to our right hand...sometimes you just can't tell Welcome to Second Life!
  15. Even the Feds tell you why they are taking the car or the stolen bonds or the horse back. I think the point here is the Lab has the recourse and we don't, it's a real life legal one. They should be looking out for us. In this case only merchants lost, Unless we hold the Lab's feet to the fire they have no downside. We pay, they win. This is a money issue, small now...but, how many got taken by this guy and how many of his pals? What about the future?
  16. Yes, I checked for him first...nails sharpened and out...but, he isn't shown in search anymore...it's one of the things I mentioned to Linden in my Abuse report. He has ripped off Laqroki and probably Vista as well, they may not know it yet. There was no inwolrd notice to me, just an e-mail and when I looked the money had been taken from my account. I'm mad because it's almost like they are saying I defrauded them and I have no way back at the guy who did it to me. There isn't even a method given...is this a big security hole at Linden or a "one off". Neither I nor any other merchant has a way of knowing when I accept the payment that the money is legit. that's no way to run an economy.
  17. I have searched for a relevant thread, but, I didn't see one on point. I cannot imagine that this is the first time this has happened and this seems the most likely forum to have had experience with it. I received the following e-mail Dear Trix, We regret to inform you that the party who recently sold you L$ may have used an unauthorized source to make the purchase from Linden Lab. As a result of this fraudulent activity, and per the Second Life Terms of Service, the L$ sent to this account are voided. We have removed 2k linden sent from: totaer Resident. Regards, Linden Lab To correct some inaccuracy in the e-mail...I did not purchase Lindens from this person, he paid me for a service. It appears that the lab somehow gave him Lindens and is now claiming that they were fraudulently obtained. The payment was made to me September 27 and has been reversed from my account today Oct 2. I have read the TOS carefully and can see how they could take this out of my account if they thought I was complicit, but, that isn't what they said. Chat support just suggested that I file an Abuse report or respond to the e-mail (a no-reply e-mail address). I think we need to be able to rely on the money we receive from people, it's not like we have any way to check whether they are counterfeit Lindens. My question is...Has anyone else experienced this and how prevalent is it? Thanks Trix NOTE: I remember this guy now, I took him to Laqroki for a skin and to Vista for an AO, if he scammed me, he definitely scammed them too. He was looking to make his avatar more attractive, hardly seems the modus of someone who doesn't intend to be back. UPDATE Support responded as follows and closed the case: "Thank you for contacting Linden Lab. The L$ 2,000 that was sent from totaer Resident originated from a fraudulent method. Therefore, we have voided the transaction and assessed the Lindens. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused." ************** In other words no explanation, I have asked to have the case reopened and the question answered or escalated... Thank you Yoshi What fraudulent method? There are other people possibly involved. Should we be worried that the Linden method of selling Lindens has been compromised. I would like an explanation about how this was done (bad credit card, hack, something else?) and to be reassured that it can not happen again. These things are all within the Lab's control. An explanation without the reassurance that steps have been taken hardly seems fair. This fellow stole from me and others, your recourse seems clear, you know who he is and, if you choose, can pursue him for theft. The rest of us are without any remedy and are the ones who suffered the loss. If you can not explain please escalate the question. Thank you
  18. Has anyone else, this might have been experienced by other sellers in SL had this happen to them? I received a note today from Linden Labs (a no-reply e-mail) advising that they were removing 2000L$ from my account because a customer had somehow, they didn't say how, obtained the Linden dollars "fraudulently". I cannot see how I can have the money deducted from my account for the other resident's wrongdoing. I have no way of knowing what it is they are suggesting he did. The lab referenced the TOS and looking through it, I cannot see how my account could debitted of Lindens when their complaint is against the guy who paid me. Contrary to the note, I did not buy the Lindens from him. I spoke to chat support, they suggested replying to the e-mail (a no-reply email address, uh-huh) or filing an abuse report. Anyone heard of this scam before, is it prevalent and where does the TOS give them this authority? SL merchants beware! Oh, and here's the note I got by e-mail... Dear Trix, We regret to inform you that the party who recently sold you L$ may have used an unauthorized source to make the purchase from Linden Lab. As a result of this fraudulent activity, and per the Second Life Terms of Service, the L$ sent to this account are voided. We have removed 2k linden sent from: totaer Resident. Regards, Linden Lab Dilbert, I'll give you that they can revoke it where there is fraud ...on my part... I have no way of knowing that their shoddy practices allowed someone to obtain Lindens and pass them to me I'd even agree with the conterfeit thingy except how are we to know that the money the resident just gave us was obtained fraudulently. We are completely at the mercy of the Lab and in this case they somehow gave this guy money without proper safeguards. It's not like I can look at the bills and say, I don't like the look of these Anyway, I remember this guy now (it was September 27), he wanted to look better so I took him to Laqroki and to Vista...I know he bought a shape and a skin. I had to leave while he was at Vista, but, I had pointed him toward a couple of AOs. Getting outfitted just doesn't sound like a guy who isn't planning on being around.. UPDATE Support responded as follows and closed the case: "Thank you for contacting Linden Lab. The L$ 2,000 that was sent from totaer Resident originated from a fraudulent method. Therefore, we have voided the transaction and assessed the Lindens. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused." ************** In other words no explanation, I have asked to have the case reopened and the question answered or escalated... Thank you Yoshi What fraudulent method? There are other people possibly involved. Should we be worried that the Linden method of selling Lindens has been compromised. I would like an explanation about how this was done (bad credit card, hack, something else?) and to be reassured that it can not happen again. These things are all within the Lab's control. An explanation without the reassurance that steps have been taken hardly seems fair. This fellow stole from me and others, your recourse seems clear, you know who he is and, if you choose, can pursue him for theft. The rest of us are without any remedy and are the ones who suffered the loss. If you can not explain please escalate the question. Thank you
  19. I thought that was Support's job. When they used to send my issue to the JIRA, I knew thaty were sending it there to die.
  20. Just unbelievable. The support we could give each other when reporting, following and watching a JIRA has been lost, or at least that's how I read it. Now, you're just a voice in the wilderness. Linden was horrible at correcting the issues when we could watch. I have a hard time believing that the new system will be any better when done in private. I'm a little worried that they will forget all the outstanding issues to concentrate on only recently reported things.
  21. Italians are lovely people:matte-motes-grin: I don't think they are discriminating against you...there have been three similar issues reported in this answers area in the last couple of hours. The SL Grid report mentions some log in troubles and possibly something with other parts of SecondLife.com...but, if I was I would report the issue to Support and see what they have to say about it [Completed] Unscheduled Maintenance Thursday, September 6th, 2012 [Completed 12:10pm PDT, 6 September 2012] The unscheduled maintenance has been completed. [Posted 8:00am PDT, 6 September 2012] We are currently undergoing unscheduled maintenance to our systems. This may prevent some residents from logging in (or cause them to be logged out), or may affect other inworld services as well as secondlife.com and other web services. In the meantime, please refrain from rezzing large builds or making L$ transactions. Please watch this blog for further updates.
  22. Trix Braveheart

    why am i a cloud

    There is also an excellent blog post here http://nalates.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/avatar-render-problems-ghost-cloud-smoke-ball-ruth/ It doesn't mention an issue that currently exists with wearing two or more tattoos. The tattoo issue is intermittent and you can go days even weeks without it being a problem, then one day you just don't rezz for others...then when you try to correct that with a relog, you often don't rezz for yourself. Once you've corrected your current issue, it is recommended that you store a copy of your avatar in your outfits folder (if you haven't already). Switching to that avatar often solves the issue ...btw it does not solve the tattoo issue. That one you solve by simply taking them off and wearing them again (no relog required).
  23. You could try the new Bug reporting procedure, but, I'm pretty sure anyone can file a support ticket (even non-premium members).
  24. It's a setting in Preferences. Look for one that indicates "Only friends and groups can call or IM me
  25. There is an excellent post on the subject of Clouds... http://nalates.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/avatar-render-problems-ghost-cloud-smoke-ball-ruth/ it's been of great help to countless people who find themselves in your situation. it details the causes and solutions very nicely. Start with Ctrl+Alt+R and go on from there. There is one item to add to the list though...tattoos. In some instances tattoos will cause a bake fail when you wear two or more of them. This is becoming more prevalent with the advent of makeup on tattoo layers. It is a very inconsistent fail, you can sometimes go weeks without seeing it happen once, then the next login you cannot be seen by your friends, when you log out after that occasion, there is a good chance that you will come back as a cloud avatar. It's easy to correct, take your tattoos off and put them back on...no relog cache clearing or anything else required for that fail. The easiest way to deal with the issue in the future is to create a backup avatar with your shape skin and eyes in the outfits folder. More times than not, going to that folder and replacing what you are wearing with that backup will force your rezz.
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