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EllieAnne Silverfall

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  1. I'm not talking about mesh clothing (I think I already said that mesh clothing, skins, and bodies/heads should need a demo product). I'm talking about furniture and decorative items. In regard to mesh clothing: personally, as long as the mesh clothing includes a fit for Maitreya, I'm not to worried about a demo unless it is relatively expensive. But, that's me; I don't have time to try a demo for every piece of clothing I buy, but I'm lucky enough that if I waste a little L on something I hate, I just shrug it off and stop buying from that designer. Most of the time I'm only disappointed
  2. @bigmoe Whitfield First, all of my items are copy/mod. Second, it's one thing to need a demo to make sure that clothes will fit your shape (mesh) or if you will like how a head/body looks before buying, or checking that a skin is how it looks in the picture and how it looks with your shape. But those are things that are hard to get a sense of without a demo. Furniture, on the other hand, can be demoed very nicely in-world and you don't need a demo in your own home to see if it "fits". Maybe I don't shop enough, but I don't know of a single SL home goods store (or jewelry, for that matter) that
  3. @bigmoe Whitfield are you talking clothes/hair/skin? I sell home goods - do you expect me to offer a demo of those other than in-world?
  4. HELP WANTED I need a couple of new scripts for a WIP. Maybe they already exist and I just haven't found them yet, or maybe I need something from scratch. Here's the project needs: 1. lighting: I have a linked set that needs multiple faces (on each set) to light up and some to glow on touch (and shut off again on touch). I want only one touch on the object to control the whole thing. 2. texture changer: I have a texture changer that allows for the change of individual faces, but i want all of the faces to change at once. for 3 separate themes. They won't look good to mix
  5. I need a couple of new scripts for a WIP. Maybe they already exist and I just haven't found them yet, or maybe I need something from scratch. Here's the project needs: 1. lighting: I have a linked set that needs multiple faces (on each set) to light up and some to glow on touch (and shut off again on touch). I want only one touch on the object to control the whole thing. 2. texture changer: I have a texture changer that allows for the change of individual faces, but i want all of the faces to change at once. for 3 separate themes. They won't look good to mix and match, I thin
  6. I need a couple of new scripts for a WIP. Maybe they already exist and I just haven't found them yet, or maybe I need something from scratch. Here's the project needs: 1. lighting: I have a linked set that needs multiple faces (on each set) to light up and some to glow on touch (and shut off again on touch). I want only one touch on the object to control the whole thing. 2. texture changer: I have a texture changer that allows for the change of individual faces, but i want all of the faces to change at once. for 3 separate themes. They won't look good to mix and match, I thin
  7. I agree demos are important. I'll demo hair, clothes, skin, heads etc. before buying. Furniture - I'd prefer to see it in-world before I buy it - to try it, if it is scripted or has poses, or to see how it actually looks. I've decided to make all of my items Copy/mod, but I don't supply UV maps and such at this time. If I was going to go for full perms, then I would. If someone wants to re-texture it, by all means... but it'll lack the AO. Want another look that I didn't provide? it's easy - contact me and I'll work with you. I've done that once already. I customized one of my pieces for a cus
  8. I gave up on it for now. It'll be something I play with later. BTW, I was under the impression that we couldn't use cycles for SL mesh, only blender render. is this not true? Frankly, I found cycles really easy to use and might prefer going back to it.
  9. @Pamela Galli Ok... I thought more about your wording. Maybe I am misunderstanding what I am watching/reading. You mentioned baking specifically. and I get what you are saying. Maybe I will need to just make the cutouts of the leaves and stop trying to use the alpha texture. sigh. Or, alternatively, turn off casting. sigh again.
  10. @Pamela Galli It can be done in cycles (I've watched videos), and I've read it can be done in render, but I haven't be able to accomplish it yet. I'm supposed to only need to enable "receive transparent" on the object I want the shadow to fall on, and poof, it should be there. Alas, I keep getting the shadow for the whole plane. I have watched tutorials and read and they all say the same thing. Object one (the one with the alpha) set Ztransparency, alpha=0 on materials, then on texture, use alpha. On object 2 (the one that collects the shadow), set materials to receive transparent. It is
  11. Thanks, @Ivanova Shostakovich and @Clover Jinx, but that's not really what I am trying to do. I'm talking about baking shadows within Blender. I'm not worried about shadows cast within SL, because some shadows I want baked into my textures so that no matter what lighting the avi uses, they will be there.
  12. Because I need to do this with several differently shaped leaves. If I can get it to do what it is supposed to do, I'll have less work and less faces. Perhaps, if I get no success, I'll have to do that though.
  13. Help! I didn't have this problem before and I have no idea why it is happening now. Perhaps one of you can help?? I have an item I am making and I have a plane that will have an image of a leaf in the center and transparent around it. I want the leaf only to cast a shadow onto the object behind it. However, every time I try (and I believe I have everything set correctly regarding alpha and shadows), I end up with a shadow from the entire plane, not just the leaf. It seems to be a problem on the object behind, because the plane renders correctly. The only way I can make it go away is to m
  14. I like to plan and organize, so the concept of a SKU sounds like a good idea - especially for running reports, etc. My store has relatively few items at the moment, but I'm ever adding to my inventory. I think that if a SKU would be better in the long run, I should get on it now, so I don't have to go back and add them later. But, I don't know what I don't know. So - SKU: worth it or a waste of time? If you use SKU - why do you? What does it help with? Any advice for setting up a SKU system? If you've tried it and found it a waste of time - why so? Thanks!
  15. thank you for all your replies. I think I'm going to keep my main shop for a moment and look for a busy commercial rental until I get myself established. Why not have two spaces? Now the hunt for a decent rental...
  16. I decided to go premium so that I could get a little parcel for my new store. the 512 is ok size-wise for now, but I need more LI allowance. I've read about different ways to do this: the obvious: buy a larger parcel another obvious, but not possible in my current situation: buy an adjoining parcel to combine buy more land in the same region and deed the land to the group (along with the original land, I assume) create an alt, go premium with the alt, buy another 512 in the region and deed it to the group. others? Questions: what is the best and cheap
  17. @Tari Landar I have to agree (a little too late, it seems). I tend to think I'm the average shopper and I know my own habits when it comes to marketplace - and I typically go straight to categories or use the search engine, because I am looking for something somewhat specific (maybe a new sofa or table lamp) Occasionally, I'll just browse in a category to see if anything new suits my fancy. I don't really stay on homepage long. @Dakota Linden That was very helpful! Thank you for taking the time to sum everything up. I'm definitely going to see how things pan out this week and g
  18. I did find that a category landing page enhancement improved sales on one of my items, so I'm willing to give that a go again, but I don't think I'm going to do homepage again. what a waste
  19. I listed them yesterday, about 14 hours ago or more. I wonder if it might have to do with the number of enhanced home page listings in total - like they only show so many at a time.... in which case, the more expensive home page listing may not be worth it, in my view. But, I guess I'll try the week and see. Also, really annoying that we can't select how long IN TOTAL we want the enhanced listing, rather than the auto-renew. I know they do that to catch L because people will forget.
  20. Hi, I just started using enhanced listings and with the first couple I did, it was easy and I could see my listings in the featured sections. Now, because I have a nice set I just listed, I wanted to list it on the home page and on a category landing - so I did. Here's the fun part - LL already took my L for the listings, but they are no where to be seen. I've checked over and over again. Why aren't they up? Also, on my enhanced listings report, 2 of my listings are not there, but I can find them on MP. What gives? (I'm aware that maybe I should ask LL these questions, but I th
  21. I recently opened a store on MP and a market stall in-world to sell the mesh furniture & decor that I have been making. I've been reading and reading the debates regarding copy/mod/transfer and am seeking some sound advice. I started selling my items as copy only, thinking there was no need for mod because they were mesh and I wasn't intending to include UV maps and the like. I am making mesh not to be used as building blocks (I may consider that in the future), but to be sold AS-IS. I figure copy let people not worry about losing an item and they could put out as many as they like.
  22. I think the only confusion I've ever had with SL/RL have been romantic entanglements. I have a dear friend in SL that is now also a RL friend, but that's different somehow. Like, we can talk about SL as SL and RL as RL. We can keep them separate with each other. But an intense romantic entanglement in the past had me severely blurring the lines between real and fantasy, which is why now (and I just realized may be repeating myself) I don't want to see someone's RL picture and I don't want to show mine. I want to keep things as separate as possible in my mind.
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