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Bitsy Buccaneer

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  1. P.S. For tips and must-knows, read the Mesh section of the Creation forums. IMO making simple things is invaluable in the process, even if what you really want to do is more complicated, cause it lets you live with the results inworld and learn which compromises yield the better outcomes overall.
  2. This isn't something I have much hands on experience with, but since no one else has answered I'll do my best. Appliers are the functional equivalent of system clothing (the 'painted on' clothing textures) and system skins for mesh bodies. They are textures which go on ('applied' via a scripted device) the mesh body. There are some very helpful people in the creation forums, but not so much for clothing. Medhue Simoni has rigging tutorials posted on youtube and also answers a lot of questions in the Animation forum here. He might be able to help with specific problems. As far as I know, the real test for rigging is how it moves inworld. Have you tried it out there? Though sometimes it can be a matter of the AO or animation just doing weird things with the shoulders no matter what. I understand texturing better than rigging, so I'm also wondering if you can scale the knit down. That might be a quick way to make it look more polished. Good luck.
  3. We have enough rules and normal and grown-upness in RL. Wear whatever makes you happy.
  4. Was Claireschen offering you advice or supplementing the information you provided? I thought it was the latter, but then I do use low draw distances regularly (cause IMO why make it work harder than it needs to) so I appreciated learning about that trick. I don't use FS much but will for close-up local texture work. Anyway, thanks Claireschen.
  5. /me quietly notes the similarities between what Klytyna doesn't like in RP and how she treats people in the Forums.
  6. Subscriber with a small gift for subscribing maybe? Generally fewer expectations for those because they don't take a precious group slot, so you can change it for a new one as and when you want. A hunt maybe? There are a couple of blogs with listings of upcoming hunts which are accepting applications. If you have a way to communicate with your customers (like a subscriber), you can invite them in to find the gift. I like participating in hunts because the themes often suggest new ideas and directions. Just pointed out my hunt gift to a new customer last month and he was confused about what a hunt was but delighted with the prize. I've seen shopping group signs in home decor stores so there must be some that are open to more than clothing and appearance. The easiest way to figure out which those are might be to take a peek at similar stores. Doesn't hurt to ask group organisers too, the worst they can do is say no. Good luck.
  7. I really like Inkheart. Haven't been there in a while, but they always used to have a half dozen different ways to get a pair for free so it's easy to try some out. They have different sizes of system eyes plus mesh in each package. Had to leave their group because I needed the group slot for something else; really should get back there soon. Thanks for reminding me.
  8. 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)
  9. 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.
  10. Does it count as being naked if your dress is horizontal and two feet to the left?
  11. 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.
  12. You have a very strange way of looking at things, Prok.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. \me wonders if the OP is trolling and decides it's not worth giving the question that much room in my head
  17. Does this mean only premium-payers will lose their clothing during TPs?
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.)
  23. 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.
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