Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Here, at the moment, is my plan for what I want when my sim opens, product wise:

* 6 hairs, including old and new ones. I'm actually close to this goal, believe it or not -- I just have one more hair left to build, one hair that needs new textures made for it, and then a couple hairs need more textures applied. I'm pleased to say that hair making is becoming easier for me.

* 6 pieces of clothing, all new and made with the help of Blender, plus maybe Echo (which gets a reprieve due to not being too embarrassing). I resisted using Blender for a long time, because I used to be a somewhat decent artist and thought that having to hand draw things would be a good way to help regain that. Also, I was rebelling against the notion that you had to have a 3D program to make nice clothing, as if it were totally impossible for anyone to paint realistic texture and shading onto the avatar UV maps. But hand drawing wasn't a good way to encourage art practice, and I'm not a good enough artist anymore to have anything but a painful time when trying to hand paint everything. So out comes Blender, and I'll be trying my best to avoid the terrible, unrealistic shading that you get with bad baking.

* 6 shapes.

* About 7 or 8 new pieces of jewelry for the game (some of which are really sets), plus a couple new independent pieces. Some of these are partly done already.

* Scripting in all the jewelry that allows you to turn full bright and shiny on and off. I haven't put this in anything yet.

* New textures on all the jewelry. This project is partway done -- and no, I'm not doing it all by hand! I have scripts to help me.

I'd like to get all this done in December, and then spend January building. I'm aiming a little bit low in terms of new content because I really don't need to be stressing myself out. If I have extra time, I can make more things.


Anonymous Choice said...

Oh boy are you busy. Here's wishing you lots of luck and looking forward to reaping the results of all of your hard work.

December 04, 2007 5:11 PM  
Blogger Grazia said...

OMG.. and I tagged you too hehehe.... oh well.. if you get bored for a sec, share some facts with us.. more details on: http://graziahorwitz.blogspot.com/2007/12/dang-got-tagged.html

December 04, 2007 9:57 PM  
Blogger Casandra Shilova said...

Ladies, gentlemen, or both????

December 07, 2007 2:17 AM  
Blogger Miriel Enfield said...

Ladies. I might not make it to six, as I'm having trouble coming up with variety, and I keep poking and prodding at the shapes I do have, all of which will no doubt look stubby and long armed by SL standards.

December 07, 2007 4:19 PM  

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