Tag Archives: Mesh

New stuffs are coming

coldwinternight

Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday or maybe, like me, you’re still on holiday ;).

I really haven’t been around SL much since I moved out to the country, I’ve been super busy with life and then I was lucky enough to have my Son, Grandson and Daughter In-Law stay with me for 2 weeks.  Now the house is quiet and I realised with horror I had a hunt item to make for the 15th of Jan.

I love mesh I really do, but I have a love hate affair with it, it really does allow for decadence in design and it allows me to build things I’ve always wanted to incorporate into my homes. In the past when I’ve used vintage door and window frames I’ve used sculpted prims, purchased from other creators, mesh allows me to make my own and make them how I want them. Recently I got to indulge my love affair with shutters.  But I do find it terribly time consuming when I compare it to prim building, what once took me a few days seems to take weeks and I lose momentum sometimes.

But, I have been busy for the last few days, I have completed a new design for Cold Winter Nights hunt, the hunt starts on Jan 15th so mark your calendars because after the hunt it will be a retail item. I also hope to finally finish and release Pieces of Me, which I started um……several months back L.

So stay tuned, bear with me, new stuffs are on their way.

Elle

xx

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New Release – Luxury Home

With Aroha (Love)

If you read this blog you will likely know that I’m from New Zealand, Aroha is Maori for love and it seemed liked an apt name fo rthis home because all my designs come from a place Aroha.

‘With Aroha’ is my second mesh design it is an open plan,spacious and airy home, which lends itself beautifully to natural light. It’s modern and contemporary but still utilises some cozy little corners like the book nook.

The outdoor area is perfect for entertaining, with two patio areas, one for lazy days by the pool and the other is great for BBQ’s and bubbles.

Almost everything is fully animated the pool, book nook, ladder, kitchen and outdoor furniture (which is included).  There is a texture change menu so you can change the textures of the windows, floors, patio, brick, garden furniture, window seat and accent wall. So you can really customise this design to your own tastes either by cycling through the preordained textures or adding your own to the menu.

The house is only 53 prims, it will rez at 122 prims with the book nook (including books, cushions and accessories), kitchen, plants (patioand back of stairs) and outdoor furniture.  All of these things are not linked and considered accessories so you can simply delete them if you have no use for them or are prim conscious.

More Info here: http://issuu.com/avenue/docs/avenue.september2012/186

View Inworld: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamy%20Isle/27/143/25

Or online at the Market Place: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Designer-Prims-With-Aroha-Love-Boxed/3915836

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New Release – Mesh Loft

Romantic Loft Space 100% Mesh – Includes Furniture Pack

It feels like I’ve been working on this design for months, but it’s really only been a few weeks. Learning 3D mesh is the most challenging thing I’ve done in my 4 Years of Second Life, but it’s well worth it.  Designer Prims Romantic Loft Space has huge feature windows with optional mesh blinds, semi wrap around balcony, exposed beams and lots of streaming sunlight. Baked shadows give this home a beautiful realistic ambiance. It is perfect for your small to average size plot.  And the best part the house is only 20prims, the house will rez with the center division book shelf (8 Prims) but it’s not linked, so you can delete it if you don’t require it.

The house is 30×16 and will fit a 1024 plot or larger

You can find it here;

Market Place:  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Designer-Prims-Romantic-Loft-Space-Mesh/3708644

Inworld: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamy%20Isle/94/107/3498

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Renovation Innovation – MESH

Never one to be left behind in this innovative environment we call our Second Life, I’ve spent some time learning a whole new method of building, 3D Blender modelling. I’m the first to admit I don’t like change, however, I dislike missing out and being left behind far more than I dislike change and one the most important aspects of design is staying on top of innovation. I knew when I started to understand the intricacies of 3d modelling it would give me a whole new lease on creation, but my reluctance to accept change led to procrastination.  A few weeks ago I took the plunge and downloaded some tutorials and began my journey with 3D modelling.

The images above are a loft I’m working on for second life. I’m comfortable with the modelling side of things and I’ve learnt how to bake the shadows, create UV maps and the basics of texturing.  So now I need to enhance my skills and master it all.  It’s probably a good month away from release(time permitting), I intend to take my time and get it just right.

I wanted to give some words of encouragement to anyone who may be feeling somewhat over whelmed at the prospect of learning mesh. I choose to use Blender, it’s free, there’s a ton of support and lots of tutorials available.  I can truly say I never expected to be able learn blender let alone to produce something tangible. The first time I opened Blender I was totally overwhelmed, it was so foreign and looked like nothing I’d ever seen before. But, I persevered and started out with the very basic tutorials, learning the interface and the basics of modelling, playing around with the basic shapes until I was comfortable. From there I moved on to more advanced tutorials until I was confident enough to feel I could build something.  It’s still a foreign environment but it becomes more familiar with each session.  Possibly the hardest part is finding time to learn but the investment is worth it.  So I would say to you, persevere, go at your own speed, take your time, experiment and don’t give up, just go for it!

Following are some links to resources I’ve found useful.  The cgcookie architectural series helped me immensely; although the model you make doesn’t work for SL in terms of physics the tutorial itself teaches many valuable tools and allows you to learn to adapt your skills accordingly. I should add to complete the architectural series you need to pay a fee of $25US,but I found it was worth every penny.

I hope these will help you, have fun 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxIt-KELPhk

http://cgcookie.com/blender/get-started-with-blender/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jujD9JTqLgU

http://cgcookie.com/blender/cgc-series/interior-3d-architectural-visualization/

http://www.demonkiddesign.co.uk/blog/?p=670#comment-494