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Kazimira McConnell

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  1. Strange really. You cant win. Griefers if they get board will start on the rest of the grid to the point sim owners are takeing extra measures to keep griefer alts off thair sim. Everyone ran and some considder that a form of action that will send griefers after you. So Stay or go your still going to deal with them.
  2. I just wish more hair makers made hair that wasnt uttely lopsided, way over volumised and all looking the same. Really it gets anoying so please mesh hair makers add in those lovely flexis as well so theres something else to the hair.
  3. Unfortunaly the fact t hat the linden is what made SL could also brake it. People cant afford as many luxuries and unfortunatly Sl is one of the first to go so the only way to make SL not the first is to make it less expensive. The only things I can think of to help with that would be to move over to the inworldz system of renting servers and cleaning up SL code so we have all the features but it runs much smoother and with no data leaks or unneeded data transfers. By doing so SL will be low cost on a server and apparently the other server renting method is cheaper and very diffrent from the LL method so it may be highly useful for private sims and private land away from the mainland.
  4. OK If it's knowingly blinding. If someone knows that the light is something like... That then you might have a case. EDIT: Just explaining that the pic is actualy me demonstraighting one of my fave vails that I cant use because of the light that wipes out even the outfit thanks to it being white and haveing pale skin with that monster. I can only use it for demonstraiting now and only on an empty sim. But it looks kind of funny.
  5. Come on guys this is done to death. We all know some people that dont see thair facelights sometimes refuse to remove them and if that is blinding it can be griefing yet others that have nice subtle lights can be yelled at for it. There are good uses for attached lights like a torch or subtle facelight so you dont get that half fullbrigh outfit look or you just dont want to look like your almost invisable when it goes to midnight settings. Plus sometimes if i'm working in a club with no lighting what so ever I'll set up my fans with a light in each side in order to try to provide some kind of lighting. It's all about subtlety with lighting and understanding how far a light will go. Personaly a high radius facelight or any attached light buggs me unless its lit like my fans which is just to provide lighting effects in places with none. Other than that as long as you only light yourself then fine go ahead and do so there can be incredable angel effects set up by low radius very bright attached lights. Used wisely they can be incredable but used badly and they can be terrible. I have been wondering if classes on showing lighting effects and ways of getting certain effects with SL lighting is a good idea. What actuly bothers me more is builders and clothing makers that fullbright thair work so you are forced to only wear that object under one type of lighting condition for it to look right. Or those that fullbright part of an outfit like the belt part of a skirt so no matter what you do with beutiful lighting for the skirt you will always have a nuke brown belt. The worsed i've seen I think is a fullbright prim baby I took a lovely pic of mother and baby at sunset and though the sun looked as if it shone on mother it seemed to have no effect on daylight perminant baby. It takes very fine work to paint on shadows and sunset onto a prim baby like that. EDIT: I needed to rant more.
  6. This sort of thing has been tried with many 3D engines. Normaly it is done with a weather volume but it can be messy as it can go though houses where sometimes thenj theres other weather volumes in the houses that overide the effects. The only other way to do it is a kind of prim grid effect where the snow and rain shows up as sheets and that would have to be edited. The last was a physics effect i've seen advertised by Nvidia where they managed to have hail falling on rooves and rolling off but the problem with tat is its lots of diffrent objects and though it works in a deathmatch map it wont on a sim that has a completely diffrent setup. Unfortunatly with weather and prim limits you would be limited massivly by ether filling your house with exclution volumes that have a weather setting already in them to avoid weather getting into a house and that would cost a prim each or you have the weather inside. There are a number of weather mashines you can buy but they are particle based mostly and can be primmy..
  7. Ether skin makers put in a texture with the skin that goes on hands feet and elf ears gauged and non gagued and other... things. Or foot makers atlest help us by makeing thair feet so they are bone white with shadeing so people add the color to that and it looks good ish or just plain bone white. I get irritated by foot makers thinking that the person thats going to wear thair feet will be some shade of brown or pink. I have a lovely dark purple skin I want to match feet to.
  8. This is one of the resons why I like creators of shoes and such to make the foot parts white and tintable. Grasp seems to have the best ones i've seen. I wear thair sandles often very easy to tint to pale skintones as well and very well shaded.
  9. OK to start with in SL you have a lovely place with a big blue sky and very generic looking first time place things. You get though the basic movement tutorial then you end up in an infohub. SL is full of so many versitile things. Maybe to get people to stay and get people to get into SL in the first place you will need to work with people in world. Like I work for a live performer. Why not let her advertise what she does on SL to get people an idea of something they can do or something they can see. Theres plenty of people that would be great helpers and plenty of places to lern the more advanced things perhaps theres free SL universaties or there used to be. I know of a guy that would quite happely take on any noobie and teach him or her. If theres a group already out there that helps teach the more advanced stuff direct a noobie to that. Now for the fun bit wile doing this you may need to direct people to what they are intested in like some theme sims. Directing people to the right community or makeing it easey avalable to find will make them stay. Something has to be done about land prices. Tier goes up and people cant pay it anymore and no matter how great thair stuff is that sims gone. Lots of people with malls shops and clubs on thair sims still cant afford to keep them anymore and the price of a startup sim is to high a chunk for alot of people. LL likes to consantrait on reagon level settings as well so people feel they have to purchace a full sim but cant so they end up needing to rent from someone normaly a land baron so make it nice if you are forced to rent and let them change settings themselves. Computers are haveing trouble running SL so maybe see if you can clean up the code a bit to get it smoother to run and may be some other computers will handle it. Freebie packs are a great idea but work with desighners to get your packs set up as a user that creats somethng beutiful as an add for thair shop means a noobie will go to that shop and spend money in there and after a wile a few that do that pay the tier. Provide better support for other devices some sort of mobile client with a simple 3D renderer may help alot for iphone stuff and membe even a web browser version and that will garantee that Sl can be run on almost any computer. Theres always room in the world for someone that beleves in Keep It Simple Stupid! Dont hide stuff we'll need in menu after menue and options after options. The example given in the thread is a good one with being clouded. But it gets worse. I've used the same set of basic control keys for all FPS games and RPG games that let me alter keys. I want to go back to the keys i'm familier with. Let me go back to the keys i'm familier with by just changeng them in some options menu.
  10. I still cant work out how to get photos posted to a feed from my computer in the first place.
  11. Ugh... yes I do sometimes do the silly pose but just for tinting a hairbase. I do change clothes when i'm somewhere but I do it in a manner that keeps me clothed at all times. In SL you cant really ask for more than that can you? The ocational checking of a tinted hairbase and a quick costume change. It's no big deal if your not getting in anyones way or haveing nockers out in places where its not apropriate.
  12. If you use a white dkin texture base and i am talking white as snow here your one of t he vest desighners to deal with in Sl because so many dont and is hrd to match skintones.
  13. Base number means very little when it's going over a texture thats arleady quite a defighned skintone. I always go for good huds myself but the skintone issue is getting to me. For a good effect the bits we need the hud to re color need to have a white base texture or good shadeing on a white base and when I say white I dont mean a kind of pinky skintone I mean as in as white as the forum background. That way the base number would work without a color already being there to mess with it.
  14. The problem isnt always the color hud infact that can be great its ightens made with a sighn saying they are fully tintalbe yet the palest you can get is fake tan orange because thats the texture they used. I dont care if I dont get an exact skin match as long as the color is just about right. Elf ears for the most part are easy to sort out as I can pull a texture from an ear kit I got a wile ago and that tends to work but mesh feet where they have the indavidual toes all textured up and looking great with seprate toenails and everything thats when it gets tough. And as for makeing a foot texture thats simple enough just as long as I know where each bit will be going. I got my first pair of mesh feet by trying on the demo and finding out the demo had grey textured feet with shading and highlights but it would be incredably tintable if that was what the real feet ended up like. Got the real feet and on the box it said it could be made to match any skintone. I found for my normal DrLife skin which is my normal human looking skin they were way to orange but any and I mean any color tint I put on them would make them just to dark to look anything like good and already it was pushing it. I am intested to know what colors you tend to pick out though I very rarely find anyone in SL that goes for the odd colors other than going for a devil red or an almost black grey. Edit: OK I may have messed up the word I want here Monocrome is what we need the textures on feet to be pale and monocrome because from there we can get to anjy skintone.
  15. Due to my taste in strange skin color (Pale blue, dark purple, drow grey) I have found that many ightems you would normaly tint to match your skintone are not working with my skintone (ears, feet, feet in sandals) The reason for this is that the parts that need tinting have a texture thats already got color on it. Some human skintones that are quite pale I can't get to work ether. My serch for mesh feet ended up with me going though sevral pairs of feet before I got a good set I could tint how I liked when I liked. Anyone else found this a problem?
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