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  1. I think sometimes (love Beth's answer) you can also find a shared interest to use to teach them. We got ours a Raspberry Pi. Skills we are learning are patience, logical thinking, problem solving, creative thinking, assessment of solutions, design, coding, having fun, persevering etc etc.
  2. Apologies you have lost me. The font, hand drawing, layout are all now different. As much as I prefer monochrome logos, I think the new one could have worked lovely with the old colours too. Would have saved them the huge job now of having to do things like change colours all through the website. E.g. Forum logo in now bright blue, little icons are the old colour. If they had kept the old colour:
  3. I doubt it would have been due to DMCA per the link Bigmoe kindly shared. When you are the recipient of a notice you must receive said notice so you able to counter file if you believe you own the copyright. That still could be the case, but you must contact LL to get them to send you a copy in case your spam folder ate it etc or it got lost en-route to you. I personally think It sounds almost more like you have infringed upon LL's general policy. e.g. if you used "SL" in your product name..... (that's their trademark and has rules around how you can use it) These are their rules to check to see if you were following them (it's a bit of a long read!) https://secondlife.com/corporate/brand/trademark/sl_insl.php#guidelines or perhaps there was something in the product description or product itself that fell afoul of their IP policy. Nobody here can tell you per above. Solution: Raise a Support Ticket I mention in my post above, You can raise a support ticket by going to Secondlife.Com - click Help, then Support, then Raise a Support Ticket - right hand side. You can ask for them to send you specifically what you infringed upon and ask if there is a DMCA takedown and if so can they resend you a copy of it and provide your email address so you can counterfile if relevant.
  4. I love the new font... the old one was dated and it was def time for a revamp! I would have liked a black circle and white hand symbol - but then again I am always very monochrome biased in branding...😁
  5. I do miss the SLDEV side of things. I think there is internal demand for solution providers. Not sure external demand e.g. like the big old commercial projects. For those in SLDEV we would be vetted (had a RL company, tax ID, Portfolio, Customer References etc). We did a major virtual conference sponsored by Adobe, BBC, Linden Lab etc called Head Conference. But my favorite of all time was for Comic Relief "Sport Relief" where we had an All Stars Race off against the Lindens to raise funds in springy shoes back in 2008. Rivers Run Red was another SLDEV (anybody remember the Immersive Workspaces thing?) plus Electric Sheep and OnRez Viewer project.....oh the memories. Not everything was successful but what I still remember fondly was how full of hope / ideas there were (regardless of your position on RL companies using SL). IBM was still a great early adopter with employees using. From what @Izzy Linden said on the Lab Gab is this more "inward' focused in a way but also still allows for full service SLDEVs. So anybody whom provides custom services e.g. custom builds, avatar styling - so small projects (so I am guessing payment is possible in Linden Dollars). It's all up on his Lab Gab with Strawberry. This sounds like it will plug the gap on Marketplace where you can't list "services" e.g. where it would be a variable payment / quote. One hope I have is that they think about are solution providers who can be new user mentors......("guides")......
  6. I use the Fix It Small Prims script. It will stop downsizing at a certain point due to the prim sizes (works on link sets). But then you remove the script and place it back in and go again. Sometimes it's "explodes" but I have been able to get houses with very thin planes in down to model sizes. I tend to go slowly and create a copy a few times for safety. The only caveat this has only been on mesh I haven't tried doing this on a mixed model. Is it possible to replace the Prim parts with Mesh? http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Fix_Small_Prims
  7. Ah that helps me understand why we don't pop it in the diffuse channel thanks! Using color has always been successful for me with SL uploads : - > https://gyazo.com/89f29284b7c8d45520eb010b7998c61f
  8. I upload with textures.... sadly not on Blender but C4D when doing static meshes. To get mine to upload I have to include the final baked texture in the color channel of the unique material versus diffuse (god knows why). I also have to have that final baked texture stored in the right folder (for C4D that's tex which is a subfolder of the project). So once I have my baked texture (e.g. from substance painter) I simply add it to the C4d file then export to dae. I am surprised re Blender!! Does the dae file have in it anything like the below in it?? I have zero expertise in that side of things but that's how C4D generates the .dae using one material as an example. <library_images> <image id="ID1”> <init_from>tex/Nameofyourtexturehere.tga</init_from> </library_images> <library_effects> <effect id="ID1”> <profile_COMMON> <technique sid="COMMON"> <blinn> <diffuse> <color>0.8 0.8 0.8 1</color> </diffuse> <specular> <color>0.2 0.2 0.2 1</color> </specular> <shininess> <float>0.5</float> </shininess> </blinn> </technique> </profile_COMMON> </effect> <library_effects>
  9. I don't think anybody on the forum would be able to tell you - only LL can (as we can't see your listing either now to see if there was anything that stuck out). Who to contact - LL How to find out - you should have gotten an email from them. Perhaps raise a support ticket as you should have got an email with the details on it?
  10. That’s a blast from the past. SLDev group still also remains inworld. We used to be one but our RL company name doesn’t show any longer on that wiki list so perhaps they are starting afresh.
  11. I don't think this is what you mean - but just in case - you can do your own server but not with SL - it would be Open Simulator (open source version of SL kind of). You can set it up on your own computer. It would be just you on it of course not the rest of SL...so certainly no influence from the audience as they wouldn't be present.
  12. DMCA is purely only the US correct and as we are generally talking about SL - it's correct for the challenges that may come up with the OP's ideas. The good news with things that are US based - if a non US person tries to (illegally) counterfile a DMCA - they have to submit to the jurisdiction under US law selected by the filer. Many countries e.g places like New Zealand (sorry random example ha) then allow recovery of damages under a civil judgement in their own country. Obviously, that varies country to country - some being impossible to recover from. Personally, I like to not get tangled up in the legal side of this. I prefer to say "what is ethical". It's why I would like a parent account so alts can share content - that to me feels ethical as there is just one person behind the keyboard making the payment regardless of whether they are on their dragon alt or human alt. Back to being on topic and the OP - I still can't see this being something LL will be able to support but if they are serious about it, they can raise a JIRA so it can get evaluated.
  13. Also Re the LL item - that's kind of a misunderstanding of the TOS. As content creators we remain full legal owners of our copyright - so we continue to own it legally, We assign rights to LL to use / display under certain agreed terms (per the TOS). For example LL could not stop me also selling my items elsewhere that are in SL. With the book example - they can't stop say printing it out to read it. But should you copy it and then put it up to share or sell e.g. on Amazon - they can file under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for a takedown and if they also registered aspects (e.g. artwork in it) also include in their legal case a claim for actual / statutory damages (which may be enhanced if the infringement was wilful). So you don't need court for the initial takedown part as that's the pre-court part. We sell licenses to use things that do bind you to certain terms under the TOS. So comparing a license to physical goods is Apples to Oranges.
  14. I would shudder to think what this would do considering the "duplicate" bug hah, Not directed at ChinRey: Are there really that many user cases who want this? I have never seen any Jira's asking for this that I can remember.... fringe user cases shouldn't really direct complex development that takes precious resources - unless I just never have found them, which is possible!!. LL don't have any major time to spend on new stuff until the cloud work is done - and it would be amazing if Quarter 3/4 once that is finished, they could then ramp back up on resolving the long and multiple (and many voted for) outstanding Jiras on things like the Marketplace. If you have purchased a copy item on one avatar and want to use it on another avatar the real change perhaps should be the account structure in SL - that ties all "alts" to one parent account. The parent account buys items then can use it on whatever "alt" they create. I suspect this is an impossible requirement due to the asset server and the complexity this would create.
  15. In Substance Painter what resolution is your project and what resolution are you baking at. (I bake at 4096) Export also at 4096 then use Photoshop to scale to 512 using bi-cubic sharper. If you additionally want to add a bit more "sharp" to your images (assumption on using photoshop but am sure other programs have similar features) you can open Camera Raw Filter and fiddle with the Clarity and Texture settings. If you want to share what bake settings / Environment you are using people can probably look and advise too. I switch off things like ID as they aren't useful for the final 2D image for me. Also whether you are adding filters on top of your materials. Also you may wish to rule out any issue with your material in Substance. Is it one downloaded from Substance Share? If it is one you have created yourself and you have used a texture anywhere in the base, check the resolution of that too. If you use a default library texture and rebake/export do you get the same blurry result etc. I personally use an action to "post-process" the downloaded textures from Substance to get a batch done at once including the Camera Raw Filter but I do houses so slightly different.. And oh my have seen how old the OP is a few months back, but hey ho in case helpful!
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