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  1. @QueenKellee Kuu If you don't want perfect sculpties then the following may be of interest to you. Using Blender Cycles 2.91, (I guess it would work with any earlier versions of Blender which has Cycles), create a new material using these three nodes: Texture Coordinate, Gamma and Material Output. Connect as in the Image below: Without the Gamma node the resulting "sculpty" was very deformed, (see image below). With the Gamma node, set to a value of 2.1 the cylinder and sphere "sculpties" had noticable flattened surfaces but I am guessing for your purposes this
  2. Hi Export as a .FBX file. Import into Blender. ( https://www.blender.org/download/ ) Export as a Collada .dae. If you are wanting to walk around on the surface of the floor then you are going to need to have a physics model. For such a simple object like in the image below ............... ........... you can use the same object for collision surfaces. After loading up your Floor.dae file open the Physics tab of the SL mesh uploader and in Step 1 choose the High (LoD) option. Next hit the Calculate weights and fee button, (bottom left) and
  3. The furmula √(x2+y2) is used to find the diameter (length of the diagonal through the center, corner to corner,) of a rectanglar box shape, (our Bounding Box), and √(x2+y2) /2. gives the radius. So instead of simply dividing by two (= radius) they use the *n* ( a scale bias* ) instead. Which is the almost the radius but not, AND this n "constant" value can change between 0.48 and 0.6 ! depending on ....... To a non techie person this seems just silly. Writing this down here will hopefully help me remember it better so thanks again for filling in some of the det
  4. @ChinRey Thankyou I had vague memories of Drongle mentioning that it was the radius of the bounding box that was relevent for the size part of the Download calculation so now after spending over an hour searching through very old threads found the one I was looking for. (Before that I was searching Google to find out what your √(x2+y2+z2) was generally used for. Maths is not my thing ). Anyways, now I think I was correct in saying (guessing) that it was the radius, distance from the center of the BB to one of its corners and that you forgot to add the divide by 2 at the end of √(x2+
  5. As a general rule, before making any lower LoD models, load up your High LoD model into the SL mesh uploader then play around with the variables of each LoD to find out what triangle count you need to be aiming for for each of the LoD models . For example, your door, lest say you have in mind a LI (Download cost) of 1. A single door is a small object so the Medium LoD probably has little effect on Download cost so you can set that to "Use LoD above". Then play around with the Low and Lowest triangle counts to find out what numbers you need (tri count) to get a download cost of aroun
  6. This crazy high Physics cost happens sometimes . The fix that usually works is to make sure the coplaner surfaces are perfectly flat. In the Physics model, select the faces of the top surface 'floor) and scale them to zero along the Z axis. S Z 0 validate. Then repeat for the faces on the underside (cieling).
  7. I didn't find any noticeable difference between the two roofs in Download or Physics costs in the Uploader or when rezzed. I should mention that I brought all the models into a single Blender file and this resulted in multiple versions of the materials, different materials for each model. So rather than sort all those out I simply deleted them all so they would be accepted by the Uploader but I don't think this will have made much difference to the Downlod costs. If need be you can have much more accurate physics for these roofs and still have a Physics cost of 0.5 when set to Prim.
  8. Remaining Convex Hull if less than 0.5m? No this not a problem for Cube physics. @grezz360 For the Floors I believe the issue is with the little vertical triangle that you are using to keep the BB Z dimension of the physics model equal to the BB of the visual model. (the triangle by the stairway opening) I have had problems using a vertical triangle this way not so long ago and the answer was to use a much bigger triangle! But if we use the extra vertice method as mentioned in my previous post then this is not necessary. I haven't looked at the roof m
  9. Without having access to your .blend file it is differcult to say what may be poing on. So if you are still having problems you could, copy and paste the floor models (along with their Physics models) into a new .blend file and upload it somwhere so we can check the model and do some test uploads. A Blender file sharing site : https://pasteall.org/blend/ A couple of things that don't look quite right in your screen shots : First, in the preview window, your collision surface is in the middle of the visual model instead of being aligned to the top surface of the floor. Second
  10. I watched the 2.80 hammer tutorial (very good) and only noticed a couple of differences to 2.901. Look Dev mode is now called Material Preview and the Point light now uses Power in Watts. In the Use Nodes panel leave the Strength at 1 and vary the Power with the Watts value. The painting tutorial was using 2.75 ! so completely different now. look for 2.8 paint tutorials. Then you will need a baking tutorial Playing around with SL Shininess gives results like this: You can find noise textures with google (good for car paints )
  11. Still works @IvyTechEngineer The image texture is on the object when rezzed and the actual texture is saved at My Inventory > Textures. It is not clear to me what you are trying to do. 1: Create a 2D image texture of the top surface of your MEMS sensor so that it can be slapped onto the top face of a flattened prim cube. or 2: Upload a 3D mesh model which uses two materials to illustrate how the electrical circuit is etched onto the top surface of the lower Substrate. see screenshot below: or ................ ?
  12. 1 answer is you need a phys /collision surface to sit on. In the example below I have uploaded a simple cube which is using a pyramid shape for physics. In the fist screen shot I can only click and sit at the very center of the cube. If I click on any other part of the top face of the cube I get the error "There is no suitable surface to sit on, try another spot." In the next screen shot, the cube rotated 90° it is only possible to click and sit on this one edge : And in the last screenshot, cube rotated another 90°, the base of physics pyramid at
  13. If you use the Array and Curve modifiers method you may find it useful to change the Curve's Twist Method to Z_Up. With curve selected > Object Data Properties > Shape > Twist Method > Z-Up.
  14. If you had bothered to look you would have found that, on the same website, Torsten Funk had already updated his setup for 2.9 .... "Blender 2.90 Setup für virtuelle Welten" http://www.torsten-funk.de/tutorials_blender-290_setup-for-virtual-worlds.html Viel Spass.
  15. Google turned up many BCC crystal models and not one was faceted (accept the one provided by IvyTech.) So now your homework for tonight is this https://www.nde-ed.org/EducationResources/CommunityCollege/Materials/Structure/metallic_structures.htm 😜
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