Wednesday 25 April 2012

Tura is putting off learning to make mesh.

Picture from

I want to make one of these for the cloudhopper balloon. The obvious way is as mesh. That will make it deform appropriately as the avatar moves. The only other way to achieve that would be to make it as system clothing, a mere texture painted onto the avatar. But that wouldn't blend well into the straps the wearer hangs from.

Saturday 14 April 2012


A wonderful new word, coined by Sparkaphat Doobie at the Fermi Show & Tell tonight. Chag = chat lag.

The Chag Monster. Chagged out. Feeling a bit chaggled. Got stuck in the chag.

RL back-definition: lengths of tough seaweed and old rope jammed around the propeller of a speedboat, bringing it to a grinding halt.

This word has possibilities!

Fermi Show & Tell every Saturday at 1pm SL time (Pacific time zone)

Saturday 7 April 2012

Some days you eat the doughnut, some days the doughnut eats you.

AKEYO sell the AO that I use, and I like their animations as well. They also sell various chairs stuffed with their poses. The ball chair below has eight, and these doughnuts have a dozen.

I want one of these in RL!

"I am Number 2."                           
                           "Who is Number 1?"
"You are Number 6."                           

Friday 6 April 2012

Tura goes for another test flight.

North-east Sansara, from Swinside to Midge

The shoreline following sometimes works pleasingly well, but here it was a little vague, to say the least. Until I install some instrumentation, it's difficult to track down exactly what's going on. I suspect the ground gradient near the river was too flat and variable to give an accurate sense of what direction the river lay in. With the shore-finder producing noise, the navigation would be mainly driven by the contour-follower.