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  1. Hi, I'm trying to render out an image sequence to use in world. When I press render in blender I just get a series of grey images Here's the blend file I'd really appreciate some help, thanks!
  2. We could do a whole post just on memories of Rezzable productions. I really enjoyed their content a lot and Light Waves was a bit of an Icon in second life too. I wonder if he's still around secretly.
  3. If that's all prims that amazing. To have fitted all the parts together to make the faceted jewel would have been a pain
  4. I remember loving a place called Bare Rose , it used to be packed out, I'm surprised they're still here!
  5. Someone should do a post of old outfits. SL has an almost 20 year fashion history!
  6. I was just thinking about great shopping experiences and brands that have poofed from the grid never to be seen again! Here's three from the eons of grid history: Muism - mens clothing , nice shopping experience too. Armidi - Woman and mens clothing - one of the first full region store builds I went to back in the day that offered a fully cohesive shopping experience with all avatar apparel catered for, sadly gone now. I'll never forget those sculpty leg warmers lol Who remembers 'Stiletto moody' ? Completely overpriced sculpted prim shoes that my female avi friends loved. Armid
  7. Completely true, without a solid foundation in low poly and subdivision modeling you're going to be banging your head against a wall. These are the fundamental basics all other techniques follow on from. For example distorted meshes will make distorted UV maps, which will give distorted shading, likewise bad loopflow will mess with rigging. But it is very multi disciplined like I said in an earlier post, if you create everything from scratch, you'll be doing the work that would be delegated among several people in a game studio.
  8. I could speculate a lot of content creators end up creating by accident and don't follow a more traditional path into 3D modelling. Often if people wish to be 3D artists, they start out at school and go onto to do a degree. There's probably not a lot of those types of folk in SL because they're working in their chosen field. I think my skill level is OK, but it took a lot of work to get there. It's so multidisciplinary, and of course I was blind to how rubbish my initial output was. I've had to learn everything from sculpting high detail meshes, retopology, UV mapping, texture baking, tex
  9. I'm really excited with this release. I make a lot of meshes in zbrush and bake normal maps onto low poly for in-world. I've often found that data from the normals is lost in second life. They seem to have a greater fidelity now. Both images are taken with midday light settings. There still seems to be a problem with gamma though, the vanilla plywood texture blows out under the standard midday setting.
  10. I'm on Graff region. I was really lucky with the first house I got, it's got a lovely view with an open front yard going down to the water. The minor problem is I'd love to have somewhere to rez a boat. I think all coastal regions need a boat house!
  11. This is out of touch with the reality of the engineering behind our beloved ancient game. It's up to the creators to optimize the mesh avatars and clothing for the second life system. A single avatar can contain 100,s of 1000s of triangles when you account for the mesh bodies, head, feet, hands, clothes, hair, eyes, jewelry, etc. You're wanting the system to be modified to cope with streaming and you rendering more data than an average block-buster video game. Really it's a miracle any of it works at all given that a lot of content looks like it came straight from Zbrush or with subdivis
  12. I lucked out and got a nice waterside property with a view, been having fun decorating http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Graff/35/238/28
  13. Is there a problem with the sun? Only a white disc works for me. Anything else becomes very dark. Am I missing something?
  14. The bright lips, I think this might be down to it being an alpha layer? I've noticed that the colours are more sensitive with EEP, which is a good thing. I've often been frustrated with the rendering in second life because everything is a bit dark.
  15. Baked lights are directional and make items look odd in-world, try ambient occlusion instead.
  16. use the 360 viewer to take a shot of your city region then use a free app to convert to cube map
  17. sure , use and emissive texture and just animate that.
  18. Thanks very much for the compliment.
  19. This would be good for lower LODs where folk can't really make out much detail. 2nd LOD is usually easy because it's just dissolving loops which is easy if a neat flow has been kept.
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