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  1. Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today with a pre-recorded video by Boston Blaisdale as he shows you how to make a fantasy avatar! Watch the premiere of the Fantasy Avatar video at 8am PT: Here is a glimpse at the topics and fantasy creators and events he will cover in this video: The Mesh Head featured is from BeSpoke. Learn more about BeSpoke from our Made in Second Life video last month. Adding the head and all the different parts to the avatar Wearing the shape and editing it in the shape menu Adding the HUD Playing with face animations Adding furry feet from Apricot Paws and hiding the human feet Adding fantasy themed-gloves from Cubic Cherry Adding a fantasy outfit from Sekai Adding an animesh tail from Haro Adding particles from Static Adding a cosmic sword from Vae Victis Adding rotating projector lights from Nefekalum Wearing a warrior animation from Vista Animations Adding fantasy animal companions from Rezz Room Sharing information about a fantasy event called Necrotize Exploring the Abnormality Event (closes on November 28th) Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
  2. Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today with two pre-recorded videos by Second Life Resident Boston Blaisdale as he shows you how to upgrade your avatar’s body using a Belleza mesh body. These are the next two videos in our series which will cover the variety of mesh bodies available on the grid. Watch the premiere of the Belleza Jake Male Mesh Body video at 10am PT: Here is a glimpse at the topics he will cover in this video: Unpack the body Add the Belleza Jake body and the HUD Unpack the body skins Try the skin tones Use a neck blend Reorder Bakes on Mesh layers in outfit menu Get familiar with the applier system skins Wear an alpha when using applier skins Explanation of different alphas Recommend using BOM over applier skins Remove alpha if body turns red while switching back to BOM Adjust body shine in skin tab Tint the skin Change nail color Explanation of the Alpha tab on the HUD Explanation of Shape tab, including hand poses on the HUD Edit your shape Explanation of Layers, Articles, and Outfits tabs on the HUD Enable tattoo applier in Layers tab on the HUD Save different combinations of tattoo layers in the Articles tab on the HUD How to purchase the correct applier or BOM tattoos for your body Outfits tab in the HUD becomes redundant when wearing mesh clothing Save your outfit using the avatar outfit menu of the viewer Watch the premiere of the Belleza GenX Female Mesh Body video at 10:30am PT: Here is a glimpse at the topics he will cover in this video: Explanation of what is included in the folder for the body Attach the HUD Unpack the body skins in the folder Try skin tones and freckles Explanation of Belleza Custom Feet and SLUV Feet Explanation of HUD In the style tab you can toggle between applier and BOM skins Wear an alpha when using applier skins Recommend using BOM over applier skins Adjust body shine and materials in the skin section in the Style tab of the HUD Edit your own shape Customize your nails using the HUD Use the Alpha tab in the HUD to hide parts of the body Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
  3. Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today with two pre-recorded videos by Second Life Resident Boston Blaisdale as he shows you how to update your avatar’s body using an Inithium mesh body. These are the next two videos in our series which will cover the variety of mesh bodies available on the grid. Watch the premiere of the Inithium Kario Male Mesh Body video at 9:30am PT: Here is a glimpse at the topics he will cover in this video: Purchase the body Unpack the body Remove clothing and other body parts from current outfit using the worn tab Add the Inithium body and the HUD Open the starter pack in the body folder Apply skin in the starter pack, explanation of skins Reorder Bakes on Mesh layers in outfit menu Fix ear textures Comparing Inithium body skin with third party skin Customize your avatar with body hair and tint it Difference between the fit and flex versions of the body Trying and adjusting different shapes Explanation of HUD that comes with the body Turn on Advanced Lighting Model in Graphics Settings under Preferences to see body shine Tint the skin using the color picker in the HUD Customize nail shape and color Try accessories and clothing options in the starter pack No alpha masking in this body to reduce complexity Free updates to the body can be obtained from the settings tab on the HUD Watch the premiere of the Inithium Kupra Female Mesh Body video at 9:45am PT: Here is a glimpse at the topics he will cover in this video: Purchase the body Unpack the body Add the body and HUD Remove other body parts from current outfit using the worn tab Open the starter pack in the body folder Apply skin in the starter pack, explanation of skins Explanation of shapes and rigging Explanation of HUD that comes with the body Turn on Advanced Lighting Model in Graphics Settings under Preferences to see body shine Tint the skin using the color picker in the HUD Customize nail shape and color Adjust foot position Try BOM layers that come with the body No alpha masking in this body to reduce complexity Try the clothing in the starter pack that comes with the body Explanation of alpha mask in the folder Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
  4. Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today with a pre-recorded video by Boston Blaisdale as he shows you how to update your avatar’s body using the Ebody Reborn body. This is the next video in our series which will cover the variety of mesh bodies and heads available on the grid. Watch the premiere of the Ebody Reborn Female Mesh Body video at 10am PT: Here is a glimpse at the topics he will cover in this video: Search and Teleport to the Ebody store Try a DEMO before purchasing Remove clothing from current outfit on system avatar using worn tab Unpack Reborn body from Objects folder and go through folder Add body parts - always remember to "Add" rather than "Wear" Ebody Reborn body is already BOM by default Add the HUD from the folder and maximize it Try on body skins and neck blends Try out the shapes the body comes with and then edit and make your own Familiarize yourself with the Ebody HUD Use Materials sliders in the HUD to add shine and glossiness to the skin Adjust the tint of the skin tone Ebody has various add-ons for squishy boobs and thighs Ebody has a Reborn monthly shopping event where third-party creators are invited to sell items for this body Use the Alpha tab to hide body parts Use the Pose tab to try hand animations Adjust nail in the nails tab Adjust your feet angle in the pose tab Fix your broken ankles by using Ankle Lock in the Pose tab Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
  5. Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today at 10am PT with Second Life’s Support Operations Manager Keira Linden and Support Operations Supervisor Tommy Linden. Keira and Tommy will share some Governance tips for staying safe and enjoying your Second Life, as well as keeping your account secure. These are some of the topics they are planning to cover during the show: Getting assistance via the Second Life Support Portal Filing an Abuse Report How to block someone in Second Life Security Measures for your Second Life Account Changes to the Second Life Community Forums Online DMCA Complaint Submission Watch it live today at 10am PT on the Second Life YouTube channel. We will be monitoring the YouTube chat and answering your questions. Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
  6. Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today with two pre-recorded videos by Second Life Resident Boston Blaisdale as he shows you how to update your avatar’s head using a Lelutka mesh head. These are the next two videos in our series which will cover the variety of mesh bodies and heads available on the grid. Watch the premiere of the Lelutka Male Mesh Head video at 9:30am PT: Here is a glimpse at the topics he will cover in this video: Search for and teleport to the Lelutka store Choose a head to purchase - shape and skin will make a difference on how it looks Try a free DEMO before purchasing Unpack the head Remove items currently worn Wear alpha mask Add the head, eyes, teeth, and HUD Wear the default shape included with the head Add one of the face skins included with the head and ear texture and eyebrows Difference between EVO and EVO X Add a hairbase Reshape your avatar Different methods for applying facial hair Different methods for wearing eyes Apply HD eyebrows Adjust face shine and effects Explore facial and eye effects Play around with facial animations Try out the elf ears that come with the head Watch the premiere of the Lelutka Female Mesh Head video at 10am PT: Here is a glimpse at the topics he will cover in this video: Search for and teleport to the Lelutka store Choose a head to purchase - shape and skin will make a difference on how it looks Try a free DEMO before purchasing Unpack the head Remove items currently worn Wear alpha mask Add the head, eyes, teeth, and HUD Wear the default shape included with the head Add one of the face skins included with the head and ear texture and eyebrows Difference between EVO and EVO X Add a hairbase Reshape your avatar Different methods for wearing eyes Apply HD eyebrows Adjust face shine and effects Different looks with various Lelutka heads Play around with facial animations Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
  7. Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today at 11am PT with Second Life’s Senior QA Manager, Kyle Linden. Kyle will be sharing some tips for bug reporting and feature requests through Jira. Some topics Kyle will be covering in this episode: Jira How to report a bug or file a feature request Bug Tracker Watch it live today at 11am PT on the Second Life YouTube channel. We will be monitoring the YouTube chat and answering your questions. Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
  8. Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today with two pre-recorded videos by Second Life Resident Boston Blaisdale as he shows you how to update your avatar’s body using a Legacy mesh body. These are the next two videos in our series which will cover the variety of mesh bodies available on the grid. Watch the premiere of the Legacy Male Mesh Body video at 9:30am PT: Here is a glimpse at the topics he will cover in this video: Shop for the body at the Legacy store Body choices: Masculine and Athletic Try a DEMO before purchasing Remove clothing from current outfit What is Bakes on Mesh? Add the Legacy Body Apply an Alpha Mask Attach the HUD (named: ‘EDIT’) Activate BOM via the HUD Wear a BOM skin on the body Learn how to modify your avatar's skin Recap of steps Add clothing from the ‘Premium Outfit’ folder Modify your shape using appearance sliders Add your own BOM layers Add BOM Body Shine using Advanced Material Editor Swap to Applier Alpha Mask to use skins from the HUD Apply a cycle of hand animations or static poses Use the Alpha menu on the hud to hide parts of the body Learn to dress your avatar Modify the nail color using the Style tab Watch the premiere of the Legacy Female Mesh Body video at 9:45am PT: Here is a glimpse at the topics he will cover in this video: Shop for the body at the Legacy store Body choices: Feminine, Perky, and Pregnancy Try a DEMO before purchasing Remove clothing from current outfit Contents of Legacy folder What is Bakes on Mesh? Add Body, Hands, and Feet Apply an Alpha Mask Attach the HUD (named: ‘EDIT’) Activate BOM via the HUD Wear a BOM skin on the body Learn how to modify your avatar's skin Recap of steps Modify your shape using appearance sliders Add your own BOM layers Add BOM Body Shine using Advanced Material Editor Swap to Applier Alpha Mask to use skins from the hud Use the Alpha menu on the hud to hide parts of the body Learn to dress your avatar, more info here Modify nail shape and color Apply a cycle of hand animations or static poses Adjust the angle of the heel to fit your shoes Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
  9. Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today with two pre-recorded videos by Second Life Resident Boston Blaisdale as he shows you how to update your avatar’s body using a mesh body. These are the first two in a series of videos which will cover the variety of mesh bodies available on the grid. The two we are beginning with are the Signature Gianni Mesh Body and the Maitreya Lara Mesh Body. Watch the premiere of the Signature Gianni Mesh Body video at 9:30am PT: Here is a glimpse at the topics he will cover in this video: Shop for the body at the Signature store Try a DEMO before purchasing Remove clothing from current outfit on system avatar Unpack Signature Gianni Body Apply an Alpha Mask Attach the mesh body parts and HUD Wear a skin on the body Modify your avatar's skin Modify your shape using appearance sliders Expand the Signature HUD Enable Advanced Lighting Model in Graphics under Preferences Use the skin effects on the HUD to adjust glossiness and intensity Tint your skin Fix your avatar if it looks grey by activating BOM Use the hands and feet menu in the HUD Dress your avatar Use the Alpha and Layers Menu in the HUD to hide parts of the body Reset scripts if you get errors with scripts or animations Redeliver the body to get an update or fresh copy Read the Signature manual for more info Detach the HUD once you finish using it to save resources Watch the premiere of the Maitreya Lara Mesh Body video at 9:45am PT: Here is a glimpse at the topics he will cover in this video: Shop for the body at the Maitreya store Try a DEMO before purchasing Unpack the Maitreya Mesh Body Remove clothing from current outfit on system avatar Add the body parts and HUD Add the correct Alpha Mask Activate Bakes on Mesh Wear a skin on the body Edit your shape using the sliders in the appearance menu Use body skins included in the HUD by changing the Alpha Mask Use Advanced Options in the HUD to tint skin Click Glossiness button to adjust Materials on the skin Use Alpha tab in the HUD to hide body parts Customize your nails in the Hands/Feet tab in the HUD Change your foot shape in the Hands/Feet tab in the HUD Click the Misc tab on the HUD to reset scripts, redeliver the body, teleport to store, and get more info from the Maitreya website. Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
  10. Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today at 9am PT with a pre-recorded video by Resident Boston Blaisdale. Watch and learn how to modify your avatar's skin! Here is a glimpse at some of the topics he will cover: Purchasing face skin that is compatible with the head you are wearing Purchasing body skin that is compatible with the body you are wearing Wearing a basic system skin Wearing the correct alphas for your head and body to be Bakes on Mesh (BOM) compatible Unpacking purchased skin Wearing face skin using tattoo layers Wearing body skin to match face skin Adjusting environment settings Wearing neck blend to fix neck seams Reordering layers in the outfits menu Customizing your avatar with different Bakes on Mesh (BOM) layers Explaining differences between system skin and tattoo layer skin Displaying various ways skins are sold by Creators Purchasing tattoos from the Second Life Marketplace Adding tattoo layers to your avatar Suggestions for more affordable options for skins Watch the premiere at 9am PT on the Second Life YouTube channel. Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
  11. Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today at 9:30am PT with another pre-recorded video by Second Life Resident Boston Blaisdale. Today, Boston will be showing you how to customize your avatar with hair and accessories! Here is a glimpse at some of the topics he will cover: Purchasing items inworld Purchasing items from the marketplace Unpacking items from objects folder Unpacking items from "Received Items" Cleaning up "Received Items" after unpacking Searching inventory Wearing a hairbase Wearing hair and accessories Resizing hair and accessories Repositioning hair and accessories Rotating hair and accessories Changing colors Explaining the difference between rigged and unrigged versions Watch the premiere at 9:30am PT on the Second Life YouTube channel. Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
  12. On the Second Life team we are always talking about ways to improve the in-world experience. Often we hear from the Support team about problems with inventory loading times. We dug into this problem and discovered that many of you have inventories which may partially or never load, and even worse, can prevent you from logging in. We have identified a couple of ways the Support Team can fix the most common issues for you. Starting Tuesday, June 21st, Support will implement a process to stabilize only those inventories affected. For the small group of Residents this affects, you may see a change to the organization of your inventory, but all your objects are still there. If you encounter any difficulty with your inventory, please reach out to our Support Team https://support.secondlife.com Why it’s important to organize inventory You can do your part to make your inventory load completely. Organizing your items into folders with fewer items at the same level can make a big difference: Ease of use: Finding what you’re looking for when you want it Saving money: Not buying something you already have because you can’t find it Saves you time: Do you really want to scroll through thousands of folders looking for the outfit you bought last week? Or is it faster to go into your Clothing Folder? The Vehicles Folder? Tips! Start organizing your inventory early It’s a great idea to create a few top level folders which represent common things you buy such as Hair, Jewelry, Shoes, etc. Many people also organized clothing into categories. Get rid of demos When buying a demo and trying it out, you know pretty fast if you like it -- and usually if you do, you buy the non-demo version soon after. As a result, search for demos in my inventory and if you no longer need them, move them all in the trash. Clean your trash out regularly And speaking of trash, it’s much easier to catch an accidental deletion when you’re only looking through a few dozen folders versus thousands of items. Renaming Folders Did you just buy an exceptional item but the folder’s named in a way that it doesn’t identify what it is? Rename it. Think about naming an item “long lace dress with high neckline - Red”. Your own name for an item is more meaningful to me than “**~~XX BRANDNAME~~** Tiffany Red” Clean out Lost and Found If things are returned to you or possibly detached, they may appear or get returned to your Lost and Found folder. Many times it’s going to appear as a Coalesced Object (a collection of different objects returned as one mass, shown with an orange box icon with a bite taken out of it). Rezz these coalesced objects and take each item back into your inventory so you can find them again. Sandboxes are a great place to do this. Don’t have a Lost And Found folder? That’s great! It means you don’t have anything in it! Move things out of your Received Items Folder You can wear and use items directly from your Received Items section (at the bottom of your inventory window). But it’s not a good place to keep them long-term. Take a moment each time you receive an item to move it somewhere in your main inventory that makes sense to you. Troubleshooting Inventory issues Missing or Lost Inventory? Second Life is very large and very complex, but not all missing inventory is truly lost. http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Inventory_Recovery_Steps Antivirus, Firewall and Security Applications While everyone should keep their home network and computers safe, sometimes overly cautious applications or settings may interfere with the communication between the Second Life Viewer and our Inventory servers. This could result in errors like “body part missing from database” and in these cases those assets may be permanently lost.. Here is further information about setting up a firewall to work with Second Life: Too many friends It is possible to have “too many” friends. Check your Calling Cards folder and remove any duplicates. New inventory error message “There was a problem loading your inventory. First, try logging out and logging in again. If you see this message again, contact Support to correct the problem.” This error message is new in the Second Life Viewer and is shown to let you know that your inventory has problems. The sooner you contact Support to resolve this problem, the better! Inventory problems may worsen over time if you keep trying to connect to Second Life before getting assistance from Support. Please note -- clearing the cache and relaunching Second Life will not resolve this specific, new problem that results in this warning message. Note: We have reports that residents who have changed the “NoInventoryLibrary” debug setting to “True” will see this error message and not be able to load their inventory. That issue has been reported at BUG-231865. The quick workaround is to change that setting to False. If you have changed this setting and are still seeing the error message, you should contact support. You may contact Support directly at https://support.secondlife.com/create-case. Choose “Submit a Case,” select Technical Question > Inventory Issue, and complete the rest of the form to get assistance. Our amazing Support team is aware of these issues and is on the lookout for these new cases. Second Life University Second Life’s Director of Product, Alexa Linden, will be on a Second Life University livestream tomorrow covering these inventory management tips, and more! Watch it live on May 19th at 11:30am PT on the Second Life YouTube channel. We will be monitoring the YouTube chat and answering your questions.
  13. Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today at 9:30am PT with a pre-recorded video by Second Life Resident Boston Blaisdale as he shows you how to purchase clothing and dress your Second Life avatar! Here is a glimpse at some of the topics he will cover: Second Life Marketplace overview Purchasing from the Marketplace and trying on a DEMO version of an item Hiding classic avatar (non-mesh) body parts using an alpha HUD Using the viewer's search function to find and teleport to a location in SL Purchasing items inside Second Life Unboxing your purchased items Wearing your new clothing Detaching or removing HUDs or clothing Watch the premiere at 9:30am PT on the Second Life YouTube channel. Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
  14. I have been helping a friend from Spain to improve his avatar. Although I am fluent in Spanish, some things are difficult to explain. Are there updated video tutorials in Spanish for beginners on the following topics? •Bento •Appliers •BOM •BOM vs. Appliers •System Alphas and how they interact with BOM •The Outfits System In Addition, if there are good written tutorials in Spanish with clear Screen Shots, they would also be welcomed.^^ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- He estado ayudando a un amigo de España a mejorar su avatar. Aunque hablo español con fluidez, algunas cosas son difíciles de explicar. ¿Hay videos tutoriales actualizados en español para principiantes sobre los siguientes temas? •Bento •Aplicadores •BOM •BOM vs. Aplicadores •Alphas Sistema y cómo interactúan con BOM •El Sistema de Vestimenta (Outfits) Demás, si hay buenos tutoriales escritos en español con capturas de pantalla claras, también serán bienvenidos. ^^
  15. I'm part of a roleplay sim, and canonically we have a 1:1 timescale, so 1 day IRL is 1 day in the canon of our sim. Our desire is to have our parcel's sky reflect the current canonical time. So at 6 AM SLT, the sun/moon is in a position corresponding to 6 AM in the settings, and the same for 9 AM, 12 PM, and so on. Essentially, we want a day cycle whose length is 24 hours instead of SL's 4 hours. In some of the posts about EEP, I have seen discussions about this being possible, but looking through the wiki and looking at the settings on my viewer, it's not clear to me how to achieve this effect. Any help is welcome! I also saw the picture below on the EEP wiki. The ratios next to the percentages, re: 0%(0:0), 25%(1:0) make me think that maybe cramming all the keyframes between 0% and 25% might do it, but that would take a long time to test. Again, any help is super appreciated!
  16. I enjoy sharing helpful info, and after a lot of people asking, I took some personal time and created a series of videos on photography in SL. I am using a third party viewer (Black Dragon) simply because that viewer was designed for users to push past limitations in other viewers. If you want to check it out, please see the 10 part series here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc6cNWafb3OdYvJQwrSOsmg?view_as=subscriber Questions are also welcome below! I might be slow to respond, but I will try! The videos are a bit dry, but they definitely have a lot of content.
  17. Bonjour à tous, je viens de créer une nouvelle chaîne YouTube consacrée à l'apprentissage de Blender spécifiquement pour second life. Une visite, un like, ou un abonnement à ma chaine m'encouragerai à continuer ces cours. Toutes vos suggestions sont les bienvenues. Ici pour visiter ma chaine You Tube A tres bientot 😉
  18. Hi, I just started playing the game and was going through the tutorial. At some point the tutorial had me go to Social Island (I think?) And now I have two blue blob widgets on my screen: "Tutorial L$ Balance: 50" and another bubble whose purpose seems to walk me through the tutorial. But the "Next Step" area is blank, and to the left of that it just says "You can repeat tutorial steps if you want yadda yadda". Does anyone know where I need to go to finish the tutorial? I tried transporting to something that sounded correct, but said I cannot TP there. Any help would be useful, thanks! I've added a screenshot. Note that clicking around on the bubble to the left does nothing except minimizing it.
  19. Okay, so I literally am just starting on Second Life tonight and I am stuck at the end of Learning Island in the room with the gate that leads to Social Island... every time I tried to enter the gate, it said that no valid parcel could be found or some such error to that effect. Another new person tried to enter there and could not do so either, so this was not just happening to me. So how does one leave Learning Island and get to Social Island? Or have I encountered some sort of weird bug? Like I said, I am totally new to Second Life so I have no idea what is up with that gate.
  20. I've noticed quite a few meshes in-world often have black lines on their textures, either on the edge of the mesh's UV seams, during download, or when viewed from a lower LOD, like so: Poor Suzanne is falling apart at the seams! But did you know these can be hidden/obscured? It is actually a quite easy process and there are two ways to do so, however, both methods rely that you space your UVs islands out by at least a few pixels(8 is usually enough space between each island). This means not packing your UVs so tightly that they touch: The first method takes place inside the texture painter tools. When texture painting, you have a option called "Texture bleed". In blender, this is found in the Options tab when using the Texture Paint tool: This will paint outside the UV just a little bit(In the specific image above, by 8 pixels. My preferred setting is about 4 with fine tuning of it later). As for the rest, just paint as you normally would! The second option is to post process your texture. Preferably, paint on a transparent texture, this makes this process a whole lot easier. This in specific is for GIMP, but there are similar tools for photoshop. I think photoshop might even have it built in? I could be wrong, I haven't used it in forever, but the plugin I use is this: http://polycount.com/discussion/114616/uvpadder-filter-for-gimp-2-6 Should your texture currently look like this: You will need to erase the black unused areas of your texture(You can also choose to delete by colour, but be careful with this, it may have undesired effects!). When done correctly, you should end up with this: So what about that plugin? We get to use it now! Select your entire canvas and go to "Filters > Texturing > UV Padder", this will make your image look like this: You may ask why this is good, it just filled the image with random colours! When it did this, it only replaced transparent, unused portions of the image. It didn't touch pixels that are fully visible. Lets take a look at Suzanne now that we followed one of the two steps above: Suzanne is once again in once piece! I hope someone will find this guide useful. Should someone wish to look at the files, I've uploaded them here: https://cdn.softhyena.com/felix/Suzanne_Texturing_Tutorial.7z Although the files provided come in 1024x1024, for this demonstration, I scaled them down to 256x256 to illustrate the effects easier.
  21. ive ben looking everyone for them but i cant find them. i dont know if she took them down because she got bigger and didnt want people to know what she does. or they just vanished im wondering if anyone knows where i can find them or if anyone reuploaded them because i personally feel they would help out allot for anyone wanting to become a photo editor for secondlife
  22. Hello there. So I want to make skins. I have Photoshop CS and gimp. Now I want to make skins but I have an issue.. when I put the upper body and lower body together, the seam (where the lower body and upper body connects) can be seen. Is there a way to get an updated model I can place my skins on and work with them? Like a "3D photoshop", I guess? I used to have a program like that, but it's very outdated now.
  23. Forgot to post this yesterday (I think it was yesterday LOL). More complex baking procedures as well as how to get rid of those tacky seems on cylinder shapes. Two places to watch. SLArtist here: https://www.slartist.com/multiple-object-materials-to-more-than-one-texture-plane-plus-uv-map-nodes_cc8995781.html And YouTube here: https://youtu.be/a1pq3oI7mao
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