I took the lovely sandstone building from Culprit down and rearranged things out in the open air. I’m going to replace some of the items with things I make.
I have time to do this (when I’m not sleeping) because my back is messed up again and I can’t stand up straight and can barely walk. I know this is coming on when I get extremely clumsy for a few days. It will pass; it always has before.
Saturday afternoon I built this table in OSGrid, following along with a great tutorial by Chic Aeon of The Great Canadian Grid. I use the Firestorm opensim viewer there. I couldn’t figure out how to flip the grain of the wood but this is good enough for me. I put it in my home there near the picture frame I made.
My hands aren’t working well at all, fingers slipping, and twice I deleted my build platform. But I kept at it.
Following along with the tutorial, I saved a copy of the table and then converted one to a plant stand. I worked with my first sculpty, the vase, and then used an alpha textured flower on a prim I made transparent and linked them all together. Hypergridding to The Great Canadian Grid to pick up a kit was quite helpful. Working with something transparent isn’t easy for me but I got it done. And I had expected I could do it again in Second Life but I was wrong.I made the table. It was more difficult doing it at the weird angle things are set out but I wanted it to be a fairly close size to the art table I’ve been using.Then I made the plant stand on my small build platform.I was using the Lab viewer, which I prefer. I found vase sculpt maps on the marketplace and had a texture I’d purchased quite a while ago and have been meaning to find a use for. I got the dirt in the pot. Good so far but then the trouble began.
I couldn’t find the transparent button on the Lab viewer. I spent several hours and a fair amount of Lindens trying one set of alpha flower textures after another. I had to switch to Firestorm and that didn’t help. I realized I wasn’t going to be making any flowers here so I began buying several.I found a nice orchid but I wanted to give a copy of this to someone so I shopped for full perm items.
These were nice but I wanted to go inworld and look around.
With other things I buy, I have vendors I trust but buying full perm landscaping items on the marketplace is something new and there’s a lot of crap out there.
I went with these hyacinths. I unlinked the flowers from the pot they’re in. I’m not supposed to sell them (which I’m not out to sell anyway) without changing the flower, stem and leaf parts. I was exhausted this by this time. I sent a “no transfer” gift to a friend and will leave this set out at my studio plot for a while It has 12 land impact. The most complicated thing I’ve made in Second Life.
But it’s given me an idea to make something with a few free full perm items I picked up.