This is a follow-up post on this one.
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.
A fun way to spend my Sunday.
This is a follow up on this post I have written yesterday.
I did some building yesterday evening and this morning.
This is the entrance of the building. The little gear in front of the building is a teleport pad that I use on Odds Playground. (hypergrid.org:8002:Odds Playground)
You are free to drop by and see what I am building. You can use the teleport pad (Choose: Work in pr. as location) or fly 2000m up)
Starts to look like a building hè? The white pointy thing in the middle of the building is a [MESH] fountain.
And the building is ready!
Now I am working on the interior, lightning and after that, I’ll start working on the surroundings like trees and plants and stuff.
But for now: Back to building.
A little history lesson:
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!
Enough typing for now, I’m gonna build stuff!!
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’m a happy Odd!
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.
Some (current) snapshots:
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….:-)
1. Download the next zip file.
Just a couple of snapshots!
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…
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!
More pics soon…
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….
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!!