Tutorial: How to make a scripted mesh female tanktop with a HUD.

Hi folks!

No “mini-tutorial” this time, but a rather lengthy one. So get comfy, shut down your mobile, set your avie in “busy” state, grab something to drink and enjoy this tutorial!
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Mini Tutorial: Build a Club Lighting System

Here’s a little tutorial for ya! Lets build a club lighting system with a menu so you can change color, intensity, radius, falloff, glow, transparency, etc, etc, with just a few open source scripts.

Let’s start with a cup of coffee, and putting on some nice music….:-)

Preparing stuff:

1. Download the next zip file.

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Mini Tutorial: How to build a walking talking stickman

By popular demand: How to build a walking talking Stickman!!

Pic by Garry Beaumont
Pic by Garry Beaumont

I had a Walking Talking Stickman walking and talking on a place in SL. I loved the guy, I LOL’d every time I saw the little guy walking around and telling how bad his life was.
I was talking to a friend who had a stickman for him self the other day, and we decided that it would be fun to have one on OSgrid.

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Was building a simple disco…

Ok, I thought it would be fun to build a simple club, with open source lightning system (which I will share in a later post), a simple dance floor, etc…

Inside the club.
Inside the club.

So, I started rezzing prims, import some stuff I earlier made, and then things went wrong……

I think this simple club will become a prim eating monster…so far I have 600-and-a-bit prims used on I guess half the build I’m planning to build…
Anyway, here are some pics of a work in progress…enjoy!

 

I got walls!!
I got walls!!

 

Detail pic
Detail pic
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More pics soon…

Have fun,

Oddy

Oddy is building stuff….

So, I’m back to building stuff. I’m rebuilding the Guitar museum I had on SL and later, on OSgrid. I’m also building little mall and a sandbox (that might get deleted in favor of a role-play area if I get the Myriad system worked out.)

“But Oddy, you left OpenSim because it was copy-bot heaven. Please explain???”

Mostly true; I left the mainstream grids (although I visit them when I need that on texture I had on Opensim, but got lost from my computer after an upgrade from win7 to win8), and kept building stuff on SOAS, just for fun.
But being a part of a community, like OSgrid and SL, is something I like, so I wandered the virtual paths and looked for a safe haven where I could be a part of a community.

A little tweet from a friend with a link to this new, walled grid sparkled my interest. This grid is in a Beta stage, not open for the public yet, but I thought “why the hell not” and registered.

Too my surprise, I got an e-mail from one of the founders, “If I had time someday for a guided tour?”

Huh? A grid admin takes time to take my little avatar hand, and shows me how stuff works on their grid? Awesome!

After a quick tour around the initial landing area of this grid, I felt all warm and welcome to this grid. The founders have a cool landing place, with ‘Embassies’, ‘Travelers Treasures’, a spinning globe (you can actually spin it yourself by hand), and more goodies…

This new world is a walled garden, will have currency, has some sort of copybot protection (don’t ask me about technical stuff now, but there are some extra things in place to prevent copy botting.) Since this world is Aurora based, you can have various sizes of regions (I’m a cheap person, I took the smallest size:-) )

So, I ordered a low prim region, and it was available to me in no time. I started to explore the abilities of an Aurora based world, because I have not an huge amount of experience with Aurora, and it looks like I can do what I did on Opensim. That’s a plus.
99% of the scripts I use work, I can upload meshes, turn my inv into a anarchistic chaos, wear an AO, upload XML’s from Linda Kellie, etc, etc…

Snapshot Time!
Here’s a snapshot I took on this new grid:

As mentioned before, this world is not open for the public yet, but soon some folks will be able to register an avatar. You have to be backed up by someone from in-world, a kind of trusted friend thing. So, if you are a friend of me, and are interested in this new world, let me know in a comment…:-)

Maybe we can arrange something!

Oh, the name of this world: CreatedWorlds….Website: http://createdworlds.com/beta/

Some snapshots of what I’m building on CreatedWorlds:

landing Area Sky City
landing Area Sky City
Boobs in front of the Guitar Museum?
Boobs in front of the Guitar Museum?

 

A new Mall
A new Mall

 

Oddy has left the building….

Before I start my rant: English is NOT my native language!…

Here we go:

OK..I Logged out from Osgrid, took my regions down, except one I host for a friend.
I’m a bit disappointed in the OSgrid admins and developers. I understand that there are only a couple of guys, like 3 or 4 or 5 or so, that actually do things on OSgrid on grid level. (moderate, develop, host events and stuff) and I thank each and every one of you for that.

However!! (here we go!)

I put a lot effort in creating stuff for OSgrid; A guitar museum, clothing, I test scripts to see if they work on OSgrid, weird avatars, OARS, etc…I’ve spend many hours (on a daily basis) on making all that stuff for OSgrid. I visited parties, live gigs, OSG festivals, like OSG1B, OSG2B, Halloween thingies, etc…
And I’m not the only who does that. We, users of OSgrid, make OSgrid.

I think that the users of OSgrid deserve more than a test grid the devs claims it to be. Fact is that most users of the grid use it as a free or cheap SL.
That’s a fact Admin/dev folks! We, the users, see this grid as a free SL!.
You can deny it with every vain in your body, but OSgrid = free SL for most folks!
And most folks want what SL gives them. Not everything, but the at least the basics: Where can I find freebies, where can I party, where can I get that High quality outfit, where can I get up to date info?

OSgrid fails to give that information. Sure, I can get a freebie avie at LBSA, but I might get griefed there, cause admins are sleeping in RL (admins do need to sleep once in a while, I know)

I came to the conclusion that OSgrid is a grid for techy-geeks, and not for the social types like me. I don’t want to empty trash via a website! I just wanna click ‘empty trash’! I wanna put things on an event list! I have no need to be up-to-date with the latest version of OpenSim Software, cause usually the 3 month older version works better for me! I don’t want to rely on other software, like twitter, or facebook, to hear about in-world events. I want to see that stuff on my splash screen, with SLURLS in it!
I want community games where I can win real stuff, like other grids do….
I want a newbie place where I can learn about OSgrid…or how to move around, chat, etc..(Hey we have that! Warin build something that is very well build…..I think LL would want that build for an orientation island)

OSgrid is for the geeky guys, and there are not enough geeky guys to run the grid as we speak. As mentioned before: The OSgrid guys do what they can….But that is not enough to run such a big grid.
I hope this blogpost inspires geeky guys to be an active part of OSgrid in some sort of way…webdevs, opensim geeks, php-nerds, etc….
Go safe OSgrid!!!

Until OSgrid is saved; Oddy signs out….Logging in on other worlds….

Party time…soon!

It’s almost that time of the year again! OSgrid’s 5th Birthday (OSG5B) is coming up!
This year the nice people of OSgrid, have made a couple of regions for other nice people, like me :-), can display the things they do. Also, there will be some live performances and DJ’s spinning some tunes.

The OSG5B celebrations will take place between July 20th (Friday) to July 24th (Tuesday), so mark those dates in your agenda!

Make sure you are using a mesh viewer to see some nice mesh builds!

My mesh factory.

You can find this text based game on the freebie area.

A snappy snapshot of one of the OSG5B regions.

See you there guys!!

Resources, resources and more resources…

I have found a lot of websites that are very useful, important, fun, etc about to OpenSim. I thought I shared some of them:

Opensimulator home pagehttp://opensimulator.org/wiki/Main_Page

Viewers:
Imprudence – http://blog.kokuaviewer.org/
Dolphin – http://dolphinviewer.eregion.de/
Phoenix/Firestorm – http://www.phoenixviewer.com/
Teapot – https://bitbucket.org/ArminW/teapot/downloads
Zen – https://bitbucket.org/Zena_Juran/zen-viewer/wiki/Home
Nirans – https://bitbucket.org/NiranV/nirans-viewer/wiki/Home

Tools.
Bailiwick – http://spinmass.com/Software/Bailiwick.aspx – Bailiwick is a channel editor for the .raw files used by Second Life sim owners to configure their sims.
Terrain Sculptor – http://spinmass.com/Software/TerrainSculptor.aspx – Terrain Sculptor is an application which maps the terrain of sims in Second Life or OpenSim grids and generates sculpty textures for them.
L3DT – http://www.bundysoft.com/L3DT/downloads/standard.php – Free application (the standard version that is) for creating terrain maps for your region. (Small tutorial here: http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Using_L3DT )
Scratch for Opensim  – http://blog.greenbushlabs.com/?p=797

Textures.
CGTextures     http://www.cgtextures.com/ – Lots of tiled textures, one of my favourites.
Sharecg     http://www.sharecg.com/
Mega Tex     http://www.mega-tex.nl/highqualitytextures/

Scripts.
Free LSL scripts.com: http://www.free-lsl-scripts.com/ – 1164 open source lsl Scripts.
LSLWiki.net: http://www.lslwiki.net/lslwiki/wakka.php?wakka=ScriptLibrary
OSgrid script forum: http://forums.osgrid.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2233&sid=e490bc95f2f9529e8b532d4c94cc1b27

Sounds.
Squirtsplace    http://www.squirtsplace.com/funstuff/funwav.html -Funny sound files *tip* use the Meerkat viewer to upload larger sound files. (Some sounds are sexually orientated)
Frogstar    http://www.frogstar.com/content/muppets-0 -Muppets sounds!!
AudioSparx.    http://www.audiosparx.com/sa/links/sound-effects.cfm – Sound Effects. (There are like 100.000 soundclips there)

Animations.
CGSpeed    http://sites.google.com/a/cgspeed.com/cgspeed/motion-capture/ 3dsmax-friendly-release-of-cmu-motion-database – 2548  Animations.
DaveDub.co.uk     http://davedub.co.uk/bvhacker/ – bvh Editing tool. Transform the *.bvh files you get from the link above, into OSGrid usable *.bhv files.
Qavimator – http://qavimator.org/

Mesh stuff.
Blender – http://www.blender.org/ – free 3D editing tool.
Daz3D – http://www.daz3d.com/shop/free-3d-models-and-content/?p=2 Some free tools, some very useful.
30,000 free  3D models – http://archive3d.net/

Tutorials.
Mesh related tutorials – http://blog.machinimatrix.org/category/mesh/
S
culpt related tutorials – http://robynhuffaker.com/sculptblender/tutorial/
L
ots of amazing howto’s – http://www.free-lsl-scripts.com/Secondlife/tools/tools.htm

Pre-configured OpenSim installations. (read more here)
Soas – http://simonastick.com/
Diva Distro – https://github.com/diva/d2/downloads
New world studio – http://www.newworldstudio.org/site/en/downloads