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Bitsy Buccaneer

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  1. Sorry I missed you. The mermaids got me thinking about the mermaid-friendly area in the houseboat itself, and one thing led to another.... Look for the most colourful coral amongst the fish. That's all I'm saying for now
  2. It doesn't need to care about wind. It just needs to give some semblence of movement akin to what you'd see in a gentle breeze. A bit of x and y would be nice, but even just some rotation around the Z axis would be sufficient if it's not overtly regular. I tried your second script in my mesh and it sent the suspension string all over the place. Oh, that would be a matter of the origin being in the wrong place. I'll try it with the origin moved tomorrow, need to have a wee rest now. Thanks Maddy x
  3. Changing the orientation in Blender to work with the script is easy to do, and generally easier than messing with scripts. Easier with the prim shapes which allow it too. No Z for wind vector. That's good to know Saves me trying to find it
  4. I'm not mer, but until the end of August I have the use of a houseboat and all mer are very welcome to frolic in the garden, the aquarium (you'll have to cam up to it ) and wherever else fits with your personal preferences re breathing (I'm thoroughly ecumenical in mine ) Here's a slurl for the underwater garden. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dockside/72/43/16 If anyone wants to get it posted in the Belli mermaids' group, please do. It's only for the rest of the month though, unfortunately.
  5. Flexi the string perhaps? The oscillum itself (what we're calling the dinner plate) doesn't flex, being marble or terracotta. But maybe the flex could go in the string it hangs on...? (Edit: No. It makes a brilliant antenna but fails as a suspension string. Can't get a cylinder (.5, .5, .01, with 90* rotation on y) to move via flexi wind.) OK, I started with target omega because I've been using it for other things but was coming to the conclusion it was unsuitable. I'm still learning what's suitable for what. Not shiny, at least for this but maybe another one. Also the hanging dinner plate type probably didn't make sound. "Wind chime" is just the best descriptor I could think of for the movement. It can be awkward describing historic artefacts when they don't have a clear recent parallel. I'll read up on llWind and the others you mentioned. @Mollymews Will look into this too. I tried @Madelaine McMasters's second script inworld and it gave a nice movement on a cylinder, though the orientation was off. I'll try it with my mesh on the beta grid and change the orientation in Blender if needed. Thanks everyone for your suggestions and help. It's all much appreciated. I'll post back to let you know how the experiments go.
  6. I'm trying to figure out how to script some subtle random z-axis oscillation into a very simple mesh wind "chime" (a Roman oscillum, think dinner plate on a string and you're pretty much there). My attempts to put a llFrand into target omega have only given syntax errors, so before I plow on trying to figure that out I'd just like to ask if that's a reasonable direction. In trying to research this further, I came across a mention that llFrand means a server call each time so now I'm trying to think of another way to do it. A steady back and forth will look odd though. A touch start giving a small series of key framed movements might do the trick, but only if people are curious enough to poke at it. Any suggestions? Just some back and forth on the z-axis to give the illusion of movement in a gentle breeze.
  7. Remembering to turn particles on is the very important key. Then it works fine and dandy and helps dry out the Byzantine camel after he's had his lunch.
  8. Thank you so much Rolig. It's made my morning that you liked it. Time zones and such, even staying up late means I miss most who come by. You're welcome whenever you wish x Thanks especially for the pictures I love that you made friends with Venus and the sea horses.
  9. Wee dance party with the sea horses and the Etruscans. The one in red is my brother Augie in a previous incarnation. The man dancing with him is our friend, Morgan. Disco Bacchus of the Magic Ball exchanged his glittery high heels for swim fins and is somewhat cross because the sequins didn't stick to them. Except then he forgets so do come along to entertain him please
  10. I think at this point my emotions have moved into a sort of "hope they never arrive" because as long as the big release hasn't happened, there's still hope I might get one of my own. Odd state of mind, but that's where I'm at.
  11. The clothes hook bench has 7 objects (5 lamps plus camera so 1 object to import I think) and the picture frame shows 12. Even discounting the lamps and camera, it looks like the picture frame will import a link set of 7 objects. Is this true?
  12. Sorry I missed you Racy. Your evening would be my middle of the night unfortunately. Hope to see you soon though.
  13. Thanks Nika. Just replying here to get the slurl on the page, see the sig below. Hardly anyone's stopped by though, so if you (OP or anyone else) want to chat with a friend or lark around on the toys you'll likely have the place to yourself. The region is dead quiet too.
  14. making the most out of my month in a Belli houseboat everyone's welcome, by the way. slurl is in my sig and first pick in my inworld profile.
  15. Apologies. I've been put in my place yet again. Sorry for being so stupid.
  16. You're welcome to see what I've done. I only have the houseboat for a month, so it had to be put together quickly (and all of my ideas were for a trailer, a traditional house or adapting it into an art installation in one of the old Meadowbrook houses) and the underwater part was trickiest. I did want to make the most of it while I have it and probably went a bit, erm, overboard It's a giant open plan space, and I do mean giant. Because it's so temporary, I went with what I had or could get quickly and for free (AleyMart on the MP). None of the neighbours have done much with their underwater areas, so it's just endless posts stretching on forever. Screening those out made my space feel less daunting, but someone clever could figure out how to incorporate it. Neighbours working together could create something really special. Even a few plants down there would help. As none of the neighbours were using theirs though, I figured they wouldn't exactly be bothered by some exuberance in mine so I set it out to please myself, the Octopus, and hopefully intrigue those who stop by and tempt them to stay awhile. Under the houseboat itself, the sand slopes upwards. I haven't really figured out how to use that space yet. It's rather pleasant though, like a secret room. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dockside/73/36/16 Have others done much with their underwater areas? I've only seen a few pictures.
  17. Low-prim gardening in an endless sea of pilings
  18. MUST HAVE TREE FOR BETA GRID!!!! will be much fun to be a tree on beta grid. that wide open rolling plain needs trees. oh noes you will be most peeved and distracted when building alt has to waste time messing about with the mesh body again instead of just getting on with uploading. you know what will happen, you'll procrastinate on doing things which involve her having a human body on beta grid and fart around being a tree. YES TREE!!!!! edit: She has the tree. Sync beta grid sync.
  19. This whole "wear mesh to prove your investment" thing really doesn't sit well with me. That I got distracted from finding suitable shoes again or got fed up with trying to make alpha cuts work and just went system actually means I prioritise my friends over fiddling with my avatar's appearance. My stamina and time inworld tends to be limited because of health problems - why waste any of it on superficial things? It's rather the opposite than the assumptions above. Other people's time will be limited in other ways too, if they choose to spend it on people rather than faffing around with mesh, so what? It just means they enjoy the interactions and not the clothing an av bit. The same would go for a romantic partner. But if he or she makes up weird interpretations of my actions and is that heavily invested in appearance, are they really paying any attention to the person behind the system body? To be honest, that feels like more of a lack of "investment" to me. As for longevity, it's 10 years here and I fully expect to be showing the nice young nurse in the care home around my shop some day. Goodness knows how complicated it will be to dress an avatar by then though. I still won't be fussed about shoes. Hopefully there will still be plenty of others following their own paths too. So basically, if you want to prioritise appearances or be prejudiced against system bodies or people who do things differently, just own it.
  20. I did this a year ago through a group a friend and I set up. It was the first time either of us had bought or owned land and it was a bit intimidating, but in the end it wasn't difficult. I just did it methodically and re-read forum threads before moving on to the next step of the process. Depending on what you want, buying abandoned land directly from the Lindens can be an easier way to find a suitable combination of size (including the group bonus) and location as they'll cut the parcel to your specifications.
  21. Please do. Bring friends. I made this to share
  22. On behalf of Lady Hepta, the six-armed Octopus, her squid court and assorted and sundry minions, you are all most cordially and enthusiastically invited to join us in the Octopus' Garden, resident for the month of August at the Bell Dwell Guest House in the Dockside region of Bellisseria. It happened on very short notice, so it's still a bit of a work in progress but there are two dance floors courtesy of Disco Bacchus and his magic balls, places to hang out and chill, birthday cake, things to explore and sights to behold. Enormous thanks to Bryce and everyone at the The Bellisserian newspaper for giving us this wonderful opportunity through their raffle. It is very much appreciated. Please come and help us make the most of it http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dockside/81/5/22
  23. I have a home again, of sorts, for a month, that's open to everyone to come visit. It's in Bellisseria. I won a month on a houseboat in a raffle and I am making the most out of it http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dockside/81/5/22 Bring friends, hang out, enjoy
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