Saturday, October 26, 2013

New Blender book, full perms mesh for creators and a special group gift

This weekend, "UV Mapping & Texture Basics" continues with the second chapter, introducing us more in detail into the UV/Image Editor and the seaming process. A notecard with the required download links is included.

Remember the "Spooky Times" event (still running!)?

I decided to release the mirror as a full permissions object for creators, at the main store. There are two mirrors included in the package. One of them has an extra face that you could use to perform scripted tricks to show/hide an image over the mirror surface :-)

This weekend is also time to celebrate!

The last weekend, the group hit the number of 250 members, and I've prepared the following gift to say thank you all!

Activate your group tag and grab this Murphy bed for a single avatar, ready to work together with a sitter system *and* the door script, taking advantage of one of the new features of the recently released door script. Notecards with the setup are provided in case you have the script and want to save time setting the bed to work as a real Murphy bed :-)

Talking about doors, remember that the door script V2 is still set to 50% off its price during this weekend only!

Online documentation:

Have a great weekend :-)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Multi Door/Drawer/Curtain Tool V2, is here!

It was November 2011 when the first version of "Multi Door/Drawer/Curtain Tool" was released, and since then, it has made easier the life of hundreds of builders, when it comes to script doors. During this time, some of you have requested new features to the tool, giving some cool ideas, and now, Version 2 sees the light! Before anything else, I want to thank you for your suggestions, and for your patience. It's been a whole month of developing, testing and (of course!) writing quite extensive documentation about it. It's my wish that the final result is worth your time and consideration.

It's released now under Builder's Bargains to 50% off its price, so if you didn't buy the first version, now you can get a great deal!

Online documentation

Why do I say "if you didn't buy the first version"? Because if you bought the first version... A free update should have knocked on your door :-) (no pun intended)

This is not the only news, and there will be more for the weekend. Keep reading to know about FOUR online tutorials I have added in my website.

Four new online tutorials, including "Doors in SL"

I wanted to prepare a tutorial related to building doors, to accompany the release of V2. As I was writing, I realized that there would be some other topics that would be a good complement, like talking about how to link phantom and non phantom prims, or talk about sculpt prims... so I went for the class material of my classes about, and after some work over said material, you can now check online the following tutorials:

The "Doors in SL" tutorial explains how to build all sorts of doors, from regular prims, to sculpts and mesh! This is an essential resource to builders that you don't want to miss out.

Feel free to share the links if they could help more builders :-)

Monday, October 21, 2013

New releases for "Spooky Times"

Isabelli Anatine, from "Uncertain Smile Poses" has organized an event called "Spooky Times", featuring Halloween related items from several creators. It opens today at 4 PM SLT and will close October 31th. I've put together a couple of new items, released to promotional price (both set to L$150 now). Once the event is over, they'll come to the main store at full price (that will be L$225).

Your taxi, here. Head to the little room full of easels and goodies to check out. Have fun! :-)

Remember submitting to the store Flickr's group your photographs, whether using the prop or the furniture, I'd love to see them! Join here and add your pics:

Pssst: This week, a major release is coming. One of your favorite scripts, updated. Stay tuned :-)

Friday, October 18, 2013

New mesh items for creators, photo prop and group gift

Unbelievable, but true: I forgot about Halloween this year!

So I'm releasing now a table and a chair that, although have many uses, they could be used for Halloween seance sets too :-)

I made a table cloth for this round table, and decided to set it out as a group gift, so stop by the store, activate the group tag, and get yours:

Finally, as a result of participating in a writing contest, I made this prop to illustrate my entry, and I'm releasing it to L$60 during the weekend.

Remember submitting to the store Flickr's group your photographs, whether using the prop or the furniture, I'd love to see them!
Join here and add your pics:

Pssst: Next week, a major release is coming. One of your favorite scripts, updated. Stay tuned :-)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Blender is back! UV Mapping and Texture Basics 1, in the store.

Blender course is back!

I will not be publishing one new book every week this time, they'll be more spaced. Anyway, it was time for the course to continue, and it does with the first chapter of the new series: UV Mapping and Texturing Basics. The complete series will explain everything we need to learn to unwrap our model and texture it using GIMP/PS, as well as how to create multi-face mesh objects for SL.

First in the series, released to L$60 during the weekend, is out now:

Another book has made its way through Builder's Bargains, so this is your last chance to get it at reduced price. "Music!", the original class about how to give more life to our objects by making them play full songs (prepared with Audacity), with extended material and full permissions scripts. (Reduced price is only at the main store location!)