Monday, September 22, 2008

I'm still sort of working on the trees, though I'd let them sit for a few days. They're not going so well. I do one thing, go "no, it could be better," do something else, go "no," do the first thing again, and on and on and on.

I've got a question, in case anyone wants to answer. The newest release candidate supports "oblong" sculpted prims. (They're sculpted prims that aren't square, in short.) These would allow me to make trees that looked better and used fewer prims. However, outside of the release candidate, they're a total mess. I'm hoping that LL will do a forced update when oblong sculptie support migrates to the official viewer, but they may not, and there's no guarantee of when that will be.

So, here's my question: if you were in the market for trees, would you be interested in buying one with oblong sculpties, even though they may not display correctly for everyone?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

If you haven't been by lately, you might want to check out the Jewelry Expo Flickr contest. There are some great pictures up. Out of the actual entries, I'm especially fond of this one, this one, and this one. (The contest was the idea of and is being run by Shelby Ziskey, who's been a wonderful help and deserves much credit.)

The contest ends on the 28th, so you've still got time to send an entry in if you're interested!

(To my regular readers: yes, I'm going to be pushing the expo pretty hard for the next few weeks. I know it gets kind of tiresome.)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's time for another Jewelry Expo pimping! (This is done to catch the attention of people reading the Fashion Planet feed.)

Do you like jewelry?

We do! We like jewelry so much that we're having an entire fair dedicated to it. Jewelry Exposition is a week long showcase of 76 jewelry designers, some you've heard of and some you haven't. In addition to that, we're also hosting a free, ongoing treasure hunt (find the pieces at your own pace!) and an auction benefiting Heifer International. So come do some good, find some freebies, and discover a new designer or two.

Oh, yes, and we're doing our best to be low lag. Strict rules about merchant content mean that you can spend more time shopping and less time trying to move around. These rules are tested, too: they were used for last year's exposition, which had relatively little lag.

Jewelry Exposition runs from Sunday, October 5 through Saturday, October 11. To learn more, click below!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

For those of you that are builders, you may find this helpful. (Or invaluable.) It's a HUD that allows you to search through a database of over 30,000 megaprims, and sends you the size you ask for. Apparently, if it can't find the size you want, it suggests something close, though I've not encountered that yet. It's very easy to use, too, with no obnoxious dialogue menus or buttons to deal with it.

Oh, yes, and it's free. HUDs stress me out, but I swear, I'm never taking this thing off.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

You may have noticed that I didn't have a release this week. I likely won't have one next week, either. I'm busy making trees, see.

Hey, jewelers!

UPDATE: We're full! To be added to the wait list, contact Miriel Enfield. The wait list doesn't require an entry fee, though you will be asked to pay if a slot opens up.

We've only got two slots one slot zero slots left for Jewelry Exposition, a weeklong exhibition of dozens of jewelry designers. Come show off your wares along with 74 other jewelers, and all for a good cause: an auction will be held to benefit Heifer International, and all leftover expo funds will also be contributed to them. It's a great way to spread awareness of your brand, pick up some new customers, and do a little good in the process.

And we're aiming to be low lag! A series of strict rules about rezzed content will help keep client side lag low, ensuring that customers don't leave in frustration. And our lag guidelines aren't just guesses about what will work and what won't: we used them for last year's expo, and they were very successful.

Want to know more? Click below.