Journal

A New Year

2007-01-02

Happy New Year to everyone! Maybe this year, I’ll get off my butt and create some new content. I realized recently that I haven’t put out any fashion in two years now, and my current lines are definitely looking old — not a flexi-prim skirt in sight. Unfortunately I’ll be very busy this year with a new Web startup, plus helping my significant other with a new business as well.

I have worked on one big project this year in Second Life — designing an avatar for a customer, the process of which I documented for later recounting. It won’t be a full tutorial, more of a process guide for building a complete avatar from shape to skin to clothing and accessories. Hopefully I can get that up in the coming weeks.

Creating a Tattoo -- Now in HTML

2007-01-21

Finally! I’ve completed moving my PDF tutorial to HTML; now it’s lightweight, accessible, and easily updated. Here’s the last piece:

Creating a Tattoo in Second Life

I’m still looking for volunteers to translate any of my tutorials. I notice a lot of people using Google and Babelfish to translate them. Feel free to contact me if you have some time.

Creating a Mannequin in Portuguese

2006-11-22

Many thanks to Tom Reddevil for translating one of my tutorials into Portuguese. I realized in putting together Tom’s translation that my tutorials are a bit out of date having been written over 2 years ago. Some of the keyboard shortcuts have changed, for instance. I’m thinking of taking my PDF tutorial and making it available in HTML, I just need to set aside the time to do so. Where to find the time!?

If you would like to translate one of my tutorials, please send me an email. Tom did a great job mirroring my layout in Microsoft Word which made it super easy to cut and paste.

Better Templates for Makin' Clothes

2006-12-01

I noticed recently that Linden Lab still has not fixed the individual template downloads on their templates page to include the UV Map layers I mention in my tutorial(s). I think I pointed this out around the time 1.1 came out, which was, well, a long time ago (October 2003). So make sure you download the entire set of templates—the UV map layers are in those files.

Or, alternatively, you can do what I do and use Chip Midnight’s fantastic, high resolution templates which include more detail (like where eyelashes are found).

Update Linden Lab once again changed the location of their template files without leaving a URL to forward requests, so I’ve updated where appropriate on my site.