Here is a thing i’d like to share: A scripted mesh fireplace.
Now, I didn’t create the mesh, I didn’t create the scripts, I just downloaded an *.obj file, did some tweaking in Blender, and uploaded it on Metropolis. I added some nice scripts from Jopsy Pendragon, added some sculpts and voilá: A scripted mesh fireplace.
I can show you where I found the original *.obj file, and what I did with in Blender, and I can show you where I got the scripts (Particle laboratory on SL) and how I uploaded the original fireplace in to Metropolis, textured it, added scripts, bla, bla…
I tried to export the fireplace with the scripts in it, but that failed. After some digging around I learned that there is no easy way to export meshes with content in it.
So, a work around is this, a new category: Odds Freebies. Here I’m gonna share stuff, show you how to upload it, and if necessary, where to put scripts and things.
I have this region here as it is now for more then a year. And I feel I need to change stuff radically!
And since I own this region, I can do that
If you are a shop owner here: no worries, I’ll re-build the shops around your content.
If you are a visitor looking for stuff: good luck!
I am planning on moving stuff around, but will update the teleport station so you can find the stuff you are looking for!
I don’t have a fixed time schedule in my mind, but this will be a big project, so it can take a couple of weeks/months!
If you have serious questions, you can IM me!
This is the note-card you receive if you touch the big ass sign @ the playgrounds landing point.
Do I have a detailed plan?
No, not really. I have some general ideas but nothing concrete now.
It’s going to be very steampunk, but I might add a tablespoon of cyberpunk in it.
I do plan to create small textures where I can to reduce loading times. Also I try to reduce the amount of textures where I can.
A good tip: for simple textures (like plaster textures for instance) reduce the size of the texture to 256×256 pixels in gimp/photoshop. Another tip: try to keep the amount of different textures to a minimum.
So what am I going to change first?
Probably the landing area. After that….I dunno..
Anyway. Time for me to choose now: Go to bed and have pleasant dreams, or start stacking prims….
Last weekend I had some free time and decided to build a simple low lag region.
After a couple of hours stacking prims, I came up with this:
Since I’m all about sharing stuff, I quickly saved an oar to share it.
Took some snapshots, and opened this blog…but amygosh, website down.
I uploaded the oar to Mega.co, and shared the link on the Metropolis Google+ group. I got some nice reactions there! Thanks for that.
Fast forward to the present.
I have updated the region a bit, added some rocks, added a full perm vendor with some useful stuff in it.
Re saved the oar and you can download it here:
Here is some useful info about the region:
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.
•Top-10_Radio_Stations_Player.lsl by Ferd Frederix
•Region Light System by Rene Schrama, a minor change by Oddball Otoole.
•Visitor Counter by Warin Cascabel with updates from WhiteStar Magic, Carn Iggle and Slow Putzo.
•Notecard Giverby Encog Dod
•Vendor by Adelle Fitzgerald
➔Region Size: Standard Region 256×256 region
➔Opensim Version: OS 0.7.6 Rel. / Metropolis-Edition Release
➔Prim Count: ≤2000
➔Script Count: ≤30
➔Textures Used: ≤30
Edit terrain: ✘
Object Entry: ✘
Run Scripts: ✘
No Pushing: ✔
Landing Point is set.
Things should be full perm so you can move things around, adjust scripts, etc.
I had a lot of fun building this, I hope you have a lot of fun using this build!
The building part is done, now the boring stuff begins.
I’m also working on an shop where I am going to ‘sell’ all kinds of buildings I have made in the past. This building will be on sale soon.
Now begins the boring part: searching through my inventory for club stuff I have made. Light systems, dance-floors, DJ-booths, etc. When I find stuff, I have to test them, check the permissions, make a picture for the vendor, package it, adjust the vendor config notecard, etc, etc.
Back in the hyping days of Secondlife™, me (Oddy) and a couple of friends started a (very basic) guitar museum on the SL grid. I was active on OSgrid back then, and asked on the OSgrid forum if someone could help me with a script we could use for displaying, and sharing info about guitar players. I got some help from the Opensim community, some opensim folks actually went back to SL to visit the guitar museum!!
We started to grow in land size, guitar player info boards, visitor counts and all of a sudden we had RL guitar players performing on saturday evening/night!
That was awesomely cool! And we had some good guitar players! (Also some really bad ones too, but hey….)
So, we had all these guys and gals playing, so we needed a stage and a lightning system and stuff.
But those scripting guys wanted $$$ for their stuff, and since we used the tips we got to pay the rent (the performers played for tips back then), there was no $$$ left for buying al those cool stages and light-systems and stuff.
I started to google, and then googled some more and found some decent open source scripts for a lightning system. I played with the scripts for a bit, changed them to my likings and created a decent freebie light system. (Club light system tutorial here!)
We made a lot of friends, visited other live gigs, and I have seen some cool builds while visiting those gigs.
I started to build stages for our guitar museum, dj booths (we had a couple of dj’s spinnig some cool tunes every day) and other cool club stuff inspired by what I have seen on other venues. And while I’m writing this, I remember there is an open-source open table script that I want to get working on opensim. <==Useless info!!
At some point, having this guitar museum and all the live music and dj sessions became a 24/7 job instead of a fun game to play. That ain’t fun, so we talked about it and we decided it was time to stop with the live gigs.
I liked the idea of this guitar museum, so I started one on OSgrid. Some of you might even visited it back then.
This guitar museum on OSgrid was a big guitar museum with shops around it. (If you are not banned from the OSgrid forum: Pics!)
But then Hiro happened..And exactly one year ago, January 17, 2013 I created Oddball Otoole on Metropolis.
I loaded an old OAR of the OSgrid guitar museum, but soon after that, I decided to rent a region from Metropolis and make a fresh start, with a new guitar museum…
Fast forward to the present time..
I have this region on Metro, Odds Playground. I have my guitar museum on it (work in progress), some shops for my stuff (work in progress) and some shops that other folks use, and I have some shops available at this point, let me know in-world if ya need a little shop for free!
I like building stuff, I like music, I like building music stuff:-)
So I recently started to build a new shop on my region, and a very cool build, with carved ceilings, pillars, a fountain and medieval bricks.
Then I rezzed a club rig I made about 10 months ago, and the shop was way too small..
But I want a decent shop with decent stuff in it, dammit!
So here we go..The birth of a 256×256 big ass club/disco/dj stuff shop…
And it all starts with a prim….
A simple prim, 256 meters wide, 256 meters long and 0.5 meters thick. Stuck at region coordinates 128,128,2000…and a teleport thing to move from the main building down on the region floor to way up (2000 meters) in the sky.
This is what I have so far..A big prim 2000 meters up in the sky and a teleport thing on it. What to do with that space? I think I’m gonna build a futuristic shop/environment here. Or maybe a huge castle-hall or something.
I’m not sure at this point, it’s late when I’m typing this.
I think I’m going to make a real blog post about this.
A blog (a truncation of the expression web log)is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).
This means I’ll add news posts to this post when ever there are things to mention! I file this post under the Odds Builds and Metro Category, and tag it with ‘Building’ and ‘Oddy’ so you can find it quickly!
Unzip this package using 7zip, winzip, winrar, etc. You should see 3 files in this package:
Door-texture.jpg – The door texture.
Master Linkable door script v1.5.lsl – The main door script. Open this with notepad or even better Notepad++.
Slave Linkable door script v1.5.lsl – Use this script for a ‘slave’ door to make double doors.
So lets get building. Since the scripts have a lot of info within them, and you should be able to read the most important stuff, I’m going to show you how to make a master/slave combo door and link it to your building.
First thing we need to do is to build 2 doors and texture them.
Rezz a prim on the ground, and copy the parameters from the picture below.
Set the Size(Meters) part to: X=3.0000
Then (*Important, don’t miss this!*)
X=90.000. Leave Y and Z to 0.
And finally cut the door in half by setting the ‘Path Cut’ to the following:
Path Cut (begin/end):
The size of the door doesn’t really matter, the rotation and Path Cut are important tho!!
At this time it a plan (maybe not a good plan, but it is a plan!) to add a texture.
Upload the door texture (or use one of your own) and apply it to the door. And things are messed up!
The door opens in a certain way, and the door knob is on the opposite side, and if you look at the back side of the door, everything is the other way around. The texture is tilted 90 degrees and much to big for the door.
Oh noes, the sky is falling down! We gonna die!
Use the ‘Select Face’ to make things right.
First select the ‘Select Face’ option in the edit window, and touch the front of your door.
Open the “Texture” tab and change the following parameters:
Horizontal scale -2.0000
Rotation degrees 90.000
Horizontal offset -0.5000
Now select the other side of the door and change Horizontal scale from -2.000 to 2.000
This door is almost ready, only thing we have to do is give the door a name and add something in the description field.
Open the “General” tab and give the door a name, like ‘Door’.
Then (This is important in buildings with multiple doors) enter in the description field: DOOR_NUM=-xxxx where -xxxx is any 4 digit negative number you choose.
The door is ready to copy.
Make sure you are editing the door. Hold down the SHIFT-key on your keyboard, and drag the door to the right. And you have 2 identical doors. Flip the right door 180 degrees around so you have something like this:
Just a couple of more things to do and we are ready to use the doors.
First we have to put the doors together.
Hold down the SHIFT-key again and select the other door too. Both doors should have a yellow line around them at this point.
Select the align tool in the edit window, hold down the SHIFT-key and click on the right red arrow. The doors should snap together.
Create a new prim, and turn it into a door post or something. It doesn’t really matter how it looks, it’s just a base prim where we are going to link both doors on. I will use a default prim for this tutorial.
Select the right door and then hold down the SHIFT-key.
Then touch the left door and then the base prim.
Hit CTRL-L on your keyboard to link both doors to the base prim. Both doors should have a blue line around them, the base prim a yellow line.
The final steps are 2 easy ones: we are going to add 2 scripts and we are ready to open the doors.
Edit the door, select ‘Edit Linked’ and touch the right door.
Open the “Content” tab and create a new script.
Name this script: Slave Linkable door script v1.5
Open the ‘Slave Linkable door script v1.5.lsl’ you have downloaded earlier with notepad and copy the script in to the new script.
Save the script in your door.
Do the same for the other door but this time use the ‘Master Linkable door script v1.5.lsl’.
Here is a quick tutorial about controller scripts.
With these ‘controller’ scripts you can control other scripts: Touch a light switch to turn on lights, Fly and your jet-boots start to puff smoke, turn a shower on or off, etc, etc.
So I happen to be the owner of Odds Playground on Metropolis. And happy to be that actually. I rent this region from the metro guys so I have no worries about updates, backups, etc. Support from metro is very good, the admins are helpful, nice to talk too, and the price is decent.
The grid is cool too. Lots of nice places to visit, party here, party there, live gigs, art, games, gesture-spam, and more of that stuff. They even have an active google+ account
[Update 04-07-2013: I have added a NPC kill script to the download. To delete all the NPC’s on a region, drop the NPCkill.lsl script in a prim and touch it.]
[Update 10-07-2013: Replaced the NPC puppeteer script with an updated version. Some bug fixing things.]
Hi @ all!
Cool thing you might wanna know: I have a guitar museum on Metro, and I have Jimmy Page walking around there and do stuff!
Like this on your favorite social media thing! Make it trending and stuff.!!
Another cool fact is that you can have a celeb walking, dancing, talking, etc, etc on your region as well! (like this too on your preferred social media! This won’t work on Tell-sell channels though!)
And it’s really easy!
Just a couple of scripts, an avatar that you can copy, a notecard and a prim to control the NPC.
No huds, no resetting scripts after a region restart, no fuzz. Just create a copy of the avatar you are using, tell it what to do, and forget about it!
I just found a very old (2010-ish) oar of an old region I had on OSgrid. At some point I managed to loose the region. (Self-High5)
And I actually loved that region. I consider it as one of my coolest builds evah!
Here is a little Youtube vid I made back then, (Very low quality!!)
I am not sure what I am going to do with this region, but I know one thing: I’m gonna do some more building!
Maybe I am gonna turn it in a freebie region or something.