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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'm starting to think that a store-wide system may be easier. Because even if I had a script I could drop in (my original thought), it would be labor intensive to drop and remove - and if I was going to do that, I might as well reset the price myself.
  15. Maybe I;ll have to look into Caspervend. Currently I have my own vendor items. I totally forgot about MP lol. I wish there was an easy way to discount en masse too.
  16. Hi, I want to periodically offer store-wide sales. How can I do this most efficiently. I was hoping maybe a script I can drop into my vendor items? or do I really have to go item by item and reduce the price? Thanks!
  17. 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!
  18. 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...
  19. 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
  20. Thank you for your comments, everyone. @Chase01 I did recently start my Flikr and have been joining and posting to SL advertising groups there. I also created a FB page and have been posting to similar groups on FB. I'm not sure why you didn't see my current link to my in-world store on my main page - I just checked it to be sure, and it's still there. Sales on the MP were good for one particular product for a while, while I had it on a category enhanced listing. Other things, not so much. I don't know if it is about my products in general, competition with other, better known brands, or
  21. I've graduated from a kiosk to an in-world store to go along with my MP listings. I set up a visitor tracker and a group joiner with group gift, but it's seems to have been pointless so far. I want to drive more traffic to my in-world store. I know there are various ways to do it, but since I already made a mistake with enhanced listings on MP, i'd like to avoid wasting L on advertising that doesn't have a good return. I'm familiar with hunts, freebie groups, and daily sale groups, but have no clue as to how to get involved and which ones might be a better fit for my store (furniture / de
  22. @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
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