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Bitsy Buccaneer

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  1. That's not a safety precaution. It's just an after the fact record of what happened. Safety precaution would be more like requiring the account it was coming from to approve the transaction before payment was made. (edit: mistyping)
  2. Would you be happy to use an alt account that was just for the beta grid? That's the only way to keep a beta inventory from re-filling with main grid stuff.
  3. Does it count as being naked if your dress is horizontal and two feet to the left?
  4. Whatever you do, make sure it's set to No Mod so people can't change it. If you're texturing full perm mesh, make sure you're following the creator's ToS. You can still offer a demo for free, but it needs to be 'broken' in some way (and more than permissions). A few strategically placed DEMOs written across the texture on a no mod copy will work. If you don't want to have to do two uploads, find another method like attaching a large overhead sign. Whatever fits with your way of doing things and makes it obvious that the person is wearing a demo but still lets them see the important details like fit, colour and quality of your texture work. If you haven't, grab some demos from other stores to see how they do theirs. And don't forget to set it all to No Mod. Cannot repeat that enough.
  5. You have a very strange way of looking at things, Prok.
  6. I seriously doubt my avatar is my brand. All feedback suggests that it's more like the bulk of my work speaks for itself. Other people have come back with entirely new names and brands and carried on just fine in their businesses. But what I suggested above was testing. I said "If I were in your situation, Prok, I'd try sending the transferable stuff to an alt or new account with a smaller inventory. It would rule out some of the variables like your history of inventory problems." It wasn't necessarily intended to be a long term solution. If it did remedy the immediate problem though, it would be far more efficient for your MP business to carry on via an alt. Name it ProkofyNeva2 if you want the recognition. And yes, I do realise it's less convenient. But the way things are working now, in this moment, isn't terribly convenient either. Right? So change what you can control to find a solution. You can still rail at the Lindens all you want in the forums to come up with a better one on their end.
  7. If I were in your situation, Prok, I'd try sending the transferable stuff to an alt or new account with a smaller inventory. It would rule out some of the variables like your history of inventory problems. Good luck.
  8. LAQ doesn't have an MP store, but there is a lovely group gift inworld (Camille) which might suit you. Don't be put off by the serious advert photo, it works on happy av faces too. Hopefully the group is still free to join. If search isn't giving you the store (LAQ Avatars), try the creator's profile (Mallory Cowen). Lumae seems to be moving again. She reinvents herself periodically and I don't know what kind of work she's doing now but her stores have often been favourites in the past. If you don't mind young, there are some good kawaii skin creators. Had a look in my inventory but I don't seem to have kept LMs for any, sorry. I've never had any luck with skin shopping on MP. I just keep an ear out for MM boards and group gifts (and free group join days) to try places out and then have a look around to see if there's anything suitable for my tastes. They can be tucked away so it's worth asking the creators/managers/store assistants. And demo, always demo. Some of the scowling ones aren't nearly as ill-humoured with the right shape.
  9. \me wonders if the OP is trolling and decides it's not worth giving the question that much room in my head
  10. Does this mean only premium-payers will lose their clothing during TPs?
  11. Cause they can no longer claim that the 69 in their av name is their year of birth whilst also claiming to be 'late 30s' in RL?
  12. I've never seen mention of this. It would be really useful so I'm going to reply in hopes of getting one of the forum regs to show up to tell me I'm wrong.
  13. That's good news. I think. Have you tried experimenting with other viewers? Kokua (Open Sim version) and Cool VL are best for my mac, but it has the nVidia problem.
  14. If you just replaced your graphics card, it's probably not nVidia. From those stats, I'm guessing your old one wasn't nVidia either, probably a Radeon IRCC. nVidia in Macs + Sierra + SL is a known bork. That's my situation, symptoms were different from yours though. Mine crashes SL but not the computer. Pretty much all my knowledge on the subject comes from Gavin Hird, who makes the Kokua viewer and recommended the OpenSim version as a substitute (page 2 of this thread). I don't know if it will help any. Good luck and much sympathy. It's a very frustrating place to be in.
  15. I get grey when I upload something with multiple materials from Blender, white if it's only one material. You could try changing the material colours to white if you're going to be doing lots of uploads for testing. I'm pretty sure I did something like that back in the days when I was able to manage complicated projects. (OK, looks like I'm wrong again. Sorry.)
  16. I've decided that wishing we could prim stuff for storage and take back into RL inventory isn't a sign of addiction. It is simply sensible.
  17. I don't think it would be a shape thing. Just posting it here so someone can come along and tell me I'm wrong and you can get an answer. In the meantime, have you tried it without the mesh body parts? Does it do what you want with just a system av? At first I thought it might be a Bento thing, but in another thread authoritative people were saying that TMP is an abandoned project - which means it won't have Bento bones either. Good luck finding your answers.
  18. I have no idea if this is current, so please be kind if it's wrong. The shop inworld is (was?) called TheShops. I remember that primarily because of how long it took me to figure out how to get there myself. It's a central landing area and you need a hud to do anything, even basic browsing. The system is set up in a way that's not friendly to outside creators so it's never been well supported and never will be. To buy stuff from TheShops, you have to put lindens into store currency and use that. Whatever you don't use, you can't get back. Or at least that's what I've heard. The whole ordeal was more than I could manage. That they called their shop "TheShops" is indicative of how internally focused they are. Their system works for them and they don't seem to care if it works for anyone else. It might be worth persisting if you spend most of your time naked or nearly so. A friend of mine only wears shorts so he's been able manage.
  19. The Learning to Script classes are really good. Did them earlier this year and they've been a big help.
  20. You have the XML file, yes? Am I understanding that correctly? If so, then open Blender first. Use Blender to IMPORT the file. If you know how to Export from Blender, it's just above that bit.
  21. There's a story behind every person and every post. Mine is that, outside of specific requests for instruction in the creation sections, the forum is a place where people pretty much never talk to me except to explain to me the ways in which I'm wrong. My experience is that I would like to give back and share what I've learned but when I do, it's usually trashed by someone who knows better. Mine is that most of the time I accept that I will only ever be a jumping off point for people to do whatever it is that they do but sometimes it gets frustrating. And my post from Tuesday, Tuesday was a difficult day for many in the UK. The lack of information in my OP was, I had thought, the clue that it wasn't a request for information. It was a topic and what I thought was an emotion most of us have shared and the thread could be kvetching and complaining and silliness. In the mesh creation forum because this is where the people who have shared that experience are mostly likely to be. I'm sorry I got the rules wrong. I'm sorry I let my emotions out. That was enormously wrong of me. I'm sorry I haven't managed to join in the fun that I was looking for which Maddy and a few here have offered. I don't need any more explanations. I get it, ok?
  22. Can't find it in me to be light hearted today. Will borrow a puppy to cuddle. Am going to log off now because I'm not centered enough just now to hear how I'm doing it wrong again. Please be kind to someone today.
  23. It's a tiny paisley/buta/boteh shape for a pendant and earrings. My highest LoD model is 495 tris on the uploader and 396 verts. Download cost is .301 with the lowest LoD auto-generated at 15 tris. The shape isn't one which can be approximated with very few tris. Anything low enough to get a good LI (which I would like for display purposes as well as reducing render weight) has quite a jarring visual jump when it hits lowest. The buta tail ensures that. It's one of those situations where the only reasonable solution is a picture on a plane. Fortunately the intended use allows it. My OP came from one of those moments of thinking I was almost there, then realising I wasn't, even after days of tweaking the mesh and textures. I wasn't looking for suggestions, just to share that feeling all of us who take the time to make custom LoDs know very well, to commiserate and hopefully have some banter and a laugh. You know, just wanting a bit of company in it. Clearing my head of it helped me find a solution too. All of this advice on things I already know just makes me feel more alone in the crowd. I know that's often the way of forums. It's hard to break into the cliques and register on people's radar. It's still frustrating and isolating.
  24. yes lolcats and the puppy equivalent are called for this evening. a sledgehammer to flatten it into < 20 tri submission would be grand as well. rootbeer gives me burps. stand back.
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