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Bitsy Buccaneer

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  1. Getting my head around the Blender interface was 99.9999999999999% of my initial difficulties and took about a year to click for me. Right now, most of my knowledge is in my fingers. If I try to think many tasks through I just confuse myself, but if I just rely on muscle memory it goes much more smoothly. I hope I understand both 3d modeling and the old Blender interface well enough now to make the transition to 2.8, but if it was in my first two years of working with Blender? What a extra load of difficulty that would have been! Your "least of your problems" line has a nasty, patronising edge to it. Some of us just learn differently and do better with different types of approaches. It doesn't make us less capable or anything else. We're all in different places in our comfort with the software too. Understanding something of the range of learning styles is a tremendous asset to anyone who wants to teach effectively. While most of us here aren't really in a position to get hands on experience with teaching to different learning styles, you can still read up on it and have a think about how it is that you learn. The more insight you have into this, the more likely you'll be to reach others in ways which work for them as well. No one method of teaching good technique is going to work for everyone. Perhaps a way forward might be for a group to join together to jointly create a set of "Blender for SL" videos, texts and reference material focused on what's needed to create efficient mesh for SL.
  2. If I remember correctly, Helping Haven runs a class on DJing. That could be a place to start. Even if you're not DJing yourself, it would probably be good to understand what your DJs will need. Also, it might be worth asking the teacher for suggestions on who to ask for advice on running a venue. If you have specific questions about running a venue, you might be able to get a range of answers here, including some with experience. Broader thread topics tend to be less successful in that however.
  3. Epic Toys was fantastic. She returned as Beautiful Disaster after an absence but it's been a while since I looked for it. She's been missing from a couple of hunts she was a regular in too, so I wouldn't be surprised if she'd left again or was on a creating hiatus. I can probably dig up an LM and the exact name if no one else knows. The computer that gets along with SL just went in for a repair so my tme inworld will be very limited. Tag me in here in a few days if you can't find her.
  4. Your plan is exploitative. Will you be telling your marks you'll be using their upset to bring traffic to your monetised blog? Why not go into crime fiction instead?
  5. Maybe it's cause I use a classic body, but I have a reasonably good idea which body-brand clothing will never work for me and which ones might depending on the style. Do mesh body users tend to have that same sort of knowledge? Cause my thought was just label it with the body-brand you designed it for and trust those with others it might be compatible with can decide for themselves. But maybe mesh body users don't think that way?
  6. I found a biscuit wrapper, two juice boxes and a carrot stick inside this morning. Does this help?
  7. Adoness for punky hair in colours. My building alt is no longer a flower child. They grow up so fast.
  8. /me gives the kids a large cardboard box, the old net curtains and a box of chalk and sends them out to play (If the fantasy grown-ups' imaginations are too limited to make space for you, make it yourselves in the backyards of family RP sims or wherever you find yourselves. You're kids after all )
  9. Spam notices when I can't find another way to make them stop. But there was one special soul I did block briefly. Years ago, I was helping a noob get himself orientated and he got the idea in his head that I was helping him as a prelude to sex. I said no, it was clear from the groups in his profile that our interests were quite different but I was happy to help him get his av set up. (He didn't have money inworld yet and I knew of some good places with free stuff for men after tagging along with friends.) He demanded to know how I knew what his interests were so I pointed out the list of groups of his profile. Aside from a couple of freebie places, they were all sex groups and some the names gave a pretty good indication of what they were about I explained briefly that profiles were a way of presenting yourself to the rest of SL and what you chose to put in it should reflect how you wanted to be perceived. I told him how to hide groups and mentioned that as it stood, his profile gave the impression he was in SL primarily for sex. He was three days old and already found 20 or so. Oh, and his name was a give away too. My main suggestion though was that he find other groups to join to show interest in things other than sex. He refused to do that but was adamant he wasn't just in SL for sex and outraged anyone might possibly think so. I mean truly outraged. He did hide the more extreme groups, leaving some generic pick-up groups. When I mentioned that if I came across a profile like his, I'd guess there were several hidden groups. How dare I suggest that!?!?! Well, it is exactly what you did. Cue a tirade of abuse which I finally blocked. I could see the .... is typing message in the chat window continue and stop and start and stop and start and go on and on and on, which changed my response from stressed to bemused. A couple of days later I unblocked him but never heard from him again. That's my one story of blocking a person
  10. We already have the tech for this. Merchants can set their goods to no copy/yes transfer if they choose. It used to be pretty common a decade ago. Many of us find that the advantages of copy/no trans outweigh the advantages of no copy/trans, however, and merchants have followed suit. Anyone with land can set up no copy/trans items for sale and list it in search too. There used to be more of this as well, years ago. Now it's largely limited to gachas. If you want to be able to sell things on after your interest has passed, only buy items with no copy/yes trans permissions. This will limit your choices to gachas (which also have an active resale market) and merchants who sell with those perms or can be persuaded to. In other words, the 'fix' is social not technical. And you'll be fighting an uphill battle against the advantages of and preferences for copy/no trans.
  11. I'm sure it will have gotten even harder to find old scripts and things to take apart to learn from. Those 10 linden pieces of prim junk were prim junk alright but the scripts inside were helpful to me. No way to know what's gone that might have helped with future projects My heart's too heavy this week to look for those who've passed on in hopes something remains.
  12. Of course it does. That's my point. We're here to talk and we'll talk about whatever. Troll throws up a thread, we'll talk about that if it interests us. If it doesn't particularly, various side topics and derails will develop. The "game" thing's been done to death so it's taken up very little of the three pages but the thread continues because it's the virtual street corner we all happened to bump into each other on. Then we'll find ourselves on another one and another one and another one. Not because we're being trolled but simply because we enjoy talking with each other in this forum. Maybe the troll derives some satisfaction from being the virtual street corner under our feet. Don't know, people are curious.
  13. Meanwhile we're talking about a variety of topics here because that's what we came to the site to do. Is the troll using us or are we using the troll?
  14. I think there may be fewer generic "help me" type thread titles. Could it be this trend has replaced that? And of course we are living in the age of the selfie.
  15. Is it truly trolling when people who log in to a website to talk do just that?
  16. Every page anywhere on the internet with a facebook widget tracks your activity whether you use the facebook widget or not. It is that insidious. What they can do with cookies and their widgets is pretty invasive. It might not have been your actions. Firefox (the browser not Firestorm the SL viewer) has an add-on 'container' system which keeps some of those sorts of tracking devices contained. It's another way to seek a bit of protection.
  17. I've never come close to using that many so I can't say from experiences, but 8 texture faces was the number I learned.
  18. In Blender, in Object Mode - Object > Apply > Rotation, as shown below. Location and scale too if you've changed those as well. Things can look fine in Blender but then behave oddly when uploaded if any rotation, location and scale changes haven't been 'applied' to the object in Blender. It's easy to do so it's a useful routine to get into before exporting your work. Easy enough that IMO it makes sense to rule it out early on when troubleshooting.
  19. Because it's an easy mistake, both to make and correct, which can have strange consequences on uploading - it might be worth double checking that you did the Apply > Rotation thing too.
  20. Mine's very simple: the amount I have to spend is the amount I've received through sales. It works for me.
  21. If you say so about the mesh kits, Blush. A couple of friends with small but established stores weren't able to get them, but never mind. Look back at what you just said to me, that of course I'm shopping elsewhere because I don't wear a body the creator supports. Take it a step further and you're right at my point - those whose bodies aren't supported by the creator aren't going to be doing much shopping there and won't be well represented in the survey. Not just classic avs but every brand except the big three. It does say something about which of the three current Blueberry customers favour but not much else.
  22. My building alt was trying on random advent/xmas gifts when she realised her true calling as Bruce Willis' daughter
  23. Well that's a leap Maitreya is known for not being generous with their mesh creation kit which leaves many if not most clothing creators using an approximation for their rigging, weighting and fit. What I've read several times was that Blueberry has always had that data, leading to its popularity amongst Maitreya users. This could be wrong of course, I'm hardly in the inner circles to know. But where did you get this "unique association" idea from? Look back, I wrote "long association" which is rather different. The rise of the two brands certainly accompanied and helped drive the other's. Unless Blueberry's user base is skewed towards Maitreya in the first place. One store's user base isn't likely to represent the grid even if it is large. It represents the desires of the customers who are able to use what she's already creating. The rest of us are shopping elsewhere.
  24. Wouldn't Blueberry's long association with Maitreya mean those results are likely to be skewed in that direction?
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