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  1. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH LINDAL ♥ for the HUGE Technique Tip! I knew nothing about a "brush" and the step-by-step for using it and the "selection rectangle" are now duly recorded in my new composition notebook for "SL Tech". (grins) I had tried to use the rectangle but I was hung up on trying to get the right touch to make it bigger. HA HA HA! I was slightly successful, but I had NO IDEA how to tell myself to do it again. LOL! I will look you up in SL if I need help messing up land...HA HA HA! Best always, "E"
  2. P.S.S. You can't see it in the picture, but my fundamental hesitancy in using the Subdivide feature is because the lot for the house sits between two lakes.
  3. P.S. Over the next couple of seasons, I'll still try to even out some nooks and cranny spaces around the perimeter of the house and place a few shrubs and/or wildflowers around the it. The homestead is winter now, but it has a HUD-driven four-season changer too. Many thanks....
  4. Well, Ladies. The dungeon is clear and the house is locked in place. It's Friday, 9:45 p.m. SLT (Saturday, 12:44 a.m. U.S. EST.) after at least 4 hours...LOL! It was not a perfect installation. I practiced first on the Here Sim Torley where Torley has a Terraform Box set-up and got enough courage to try on the homestead. I did not use the subdivide feature. I was not sure what it was going to do--based on the different messages I got. I'm not on flat undeveloped land. Sometimes it said I had the entire region selected. I'm not sure how I did that. Another time, it had a different message, so I lowered the house below the land surface but above the water. After about an hour, I de-rezzed the house re-rezzed it, and started over. I also tried to re-create the land arrangement in the original site with the elevated steps. That did not happen. LOL! After that I ended up using the revert tool All Other The Place. LOL! Even places in the front of the house where I was NOT editing terrain. LOL! So I understand the benefit of using subdivide process; AND I learned a lot about using the tools even though I did not master them by any means (smiles). I believe mastery of the tools clearly requires a "nebulous and gentle" touch and an exquisite eye for form and shape. I ended up dropping the house down as far as I could and removing land from inside the basement and one very small spot in the first floor. As you can see from the attached photo, I won't need the stairs. I'm very pleased that I tried; but I'll be relieved whenever I come across a professional. It was a great experience for me. I'd do it again in a heartbeat but I'd also pay a pro's fee in a heartbeat too...LOL!. I've saved your tips. Thanks for being here. Happy Holidays. All the Best to you and yours \(*_*)/
  5. PERFECT LADIES! Many, many thanks, sincerely. I'll be reading all this again to digest it this weekend, then take a big deep breath and start--using low strength movements--grins and giggles. Lindal, thanks for the insight on lowering the water. Not prudent. Not smart to do. Got it! 👺 Mollymew, thanks for the additional procedural tips insight. I'm feeling more comfortable and courageous. I'll check back with both of you here soon--most likely late Sunday--if I've made an attempt and encounter a situation where I think I should stop before moving forward 😼 and/or I get the job done. Of course, if that's the case, I'll post a snap here! Love you both madly. Thanks for being here. Ciao-Ciao for now \(*_*)/
  6. Thank you both, Lindal ♥ and Mollymews ♥ What Lindal described reminds me of what I saw when the kind helper set the house three years ago. I remember going to the basement while the helper was outside to make sure all the land was cleared from all the little corners of the dungeon :) ; and the first part of Mollymews, step 9 sounds familiar. I don't think, but I don't really know if my helper subdivided the parcels. Mollymews, the subdividing sounds a daunting but I understand. I'll read it a few times and let it sink in before try :) One thought, on step 5, the dungeon is not separate from house. it's all on the same rezz box.... One other thought: Do estate rights allow me to lower the water? Is that possible? If yes, is that a smart thing to do? There's also a small lake on the homestead and a beach front.....
  7. I'm reaching out because this is my first terraform effort and new to being an estate manager. I have a large house 2-story house with a basement/dungeon, rezzed on flat land--a full homestead to which I have estate manager rights. I want the house to be raised on top of a flat hill so that you have to walk up about eight stairs to the front and back entrances. A snap of the rear view house from three years ago is attached. It somewhat shows the effect I want to achieve. Someone else did the terraform. I no longer have that helper and I'm reading to learn. Today, without terraforming and the house raised a bit, the dungeon is 75% accessible. The remaining 25% is in the water. The water height of the estate is 20.00, the terrain raise limit is 100.00, terrain lower limit is -100.00. What is the best way to approach this, please?
  8. I see in some shops "Buy" and then in some places "Pay". I have never studied/understood why there are two different methods. Personally I prefer the "Buy" when I shop something because then you can check what is included there before actually making the purchase. With "Pay" one cannot check what is included. One just pays and receives the goods and then after the purchase one can check what was sent in the inventory.
  9. Many, many thanks Rya....a very informative conversation at that link...even if I'm not at "mesh-level" yet...help for this project and encouraging for improvement. Many, many thanks. :matte-motes-nerdy:
  10. Many, many thanks Rya....a very informative conversation at that link...even if I'm not at "mesh-level" yet...help for this project and encouraging for improvement. Many, many thanks.
  11. Thank you Ceera :matte-motes-smile: ... for the tip trick...may be just as good as a "formula" in SL it seems.... BTW, the steps I'm creating are not steep...wide..but not steep. I'm trying to duplicate an "existing original" stair around a deck--(modifying a pro-builder's design) to create a stair set around three sides of a deck. The "original" set is still in place and is most likely mesh or sculpts, given it is a pro-builder's creation..... What's interesting (to me) with my experiment is that the final stair set I created that is walkable, has a couple of steps that are MUCH higher than any of the steps that were NOT walkable at the fifth tier :matte-motes-nerdy: That's why I came to the forum...looking for a formula and/or tip. Many thanks for your reply..
  12. Thank you Amethyst....:matte-motes-big-grin:...for your additional comments... ALL OF THIS conversation is helping me solve my problem AND get a full understanding. Many thanks...
  13. Thank you Rya :matte-motes-bashful-cute: Will read and save...but clearly..(lol)...I've not "graduated" to mesh yet.... Do hope to get there this year, though...maybe with this project. Many thanks.
  14. AAhhh Dragon.... thanks for your additional pro comment. Did you offer this after reading Hbit's reply?
  15. Hello Hbit :matte-motes-big-grin: "WOW! THAT'S COOL" No doubt "a formula" YAAY...Albeit more detailed than I expected...but, w/o trying it seems "on-point" to my query. Have you used this source's formula yourself inworld?
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