Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Introducing LIGHT sim surrounds: less options but cheaper

For a few weeks I've had LIGHT sim surround environments available. They differed from the FULL sim surrounds primarily by having less prims (about one third) and not as many setup options. These LIGHT surrounds proved not to be very popular. That's why I decided to remove all options for customization, and make them a lot cheaper.

The properties of the LIGHT sim surround environments are:
  • 20 Prims each
  • Baked surface textures
  • With script tp position them
  • No options to change textures
  • No copy, mod or transfer permissions
The LIGHT sim surround environments are also available on the Markpletplace.

Friday, September 23, 2011

All-In-One and Copy environments well appreciated

For three weeks All-In-One rezzers are available. They allow you to change your surrounding environment to any of 20-25 available layouts. Combined with all functionality the HUD has to offer, this gives you literally thousands and thousands of possible combinations to customize your environment. During these three weeks about 30% of the items sold were All-In-One rezzers. Obviously, many people appreciate the possibilities they have to offer!

Our most popular item: the All-In-One Sim Surround Rezzer

Nowadays, there are also COPY-versions available. These are also well appreciated: almost 20% of the items sold were COPY-items.

See the HUD and rezzers in action

Some people missed the possibility to see all environments on my sim. They liked the rezzers I had before: you could touch a picture, and the environment of your choice would rez around you. I removed that option, because I now have too many versions. The only way you could see the HUD and the environments 'in action' was to take demos and rez them on your land.

I was not too keen on removing the rezzers myself, and I do understand it's very convenient to be able to browse through all landscapes, and then take a few demos of your choice. That's why a few days ago, I added demonstrators of all rezzers to the platforms.

The demonstrator for environments for 1/4 sim corner parcels
You can operate the HUD in front of them, and experience how you can customize the environments. Up to now, no-one was able to 'break' them, so go ahead and put them to the test!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Mesh on the World Map

This is what the mesh landscape on Landscapes Unlimited looks like on the world map. The map maker obviously can't properly handle mesh objects yet, it doesn't even use the lowest level of detail (LOD).


Second Life world map with mesh objects on sim

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A dull wooden platform… Why is that?

When you teleport to my sim, you will end up on a good old wooden platform, surrounded by a new, large sky environment. To be honest, I didn't want to welcome you anymore on such an old platform. I created a whole new environment for that purpose, and it’s even on my sim but… it’s made of the newest MESH technology! However... nine out of the first ten people that visited my sim asked me if they came at a bad time, because apparantly I was in the middle of a chaotic process of creation. What happened is, that they saw lots of big boxes and triangles lying around, which happened to be the way my mesh sim landscape was represented in their “old” viewers.

That’s when I decided to make a temporary sky platform. I will take it down when mesh is incorporated in most viewers! Do you use a viewer now that is compatible with mesh? Go down to ground level and enjoy! This is what it should look like :-). Now the lighthouse makes sense.


New off-sim and sky environments released

As of today, September 1, the new set of 3D environments can be purchased on Landscapes Unlimited. You can elaborately change their appearance with a hud. There are free demos of all items available: take them with you if you want to see what they’re like.



Unfortunately, you cannot see the environments on my sim anymore. If you want to purchase a “real” one, you can choose between a TRANSFER version (it’s cheaper) and a COPY version (you can’t lose it, and you can use it elsewhere too). And… we have HUD-comtrolled rezzers for sale now that have ALL available setups inside. Even COPY ones. Get them all in one buy!

You can consult the catalog here: http://scr.bi/r1FLhK, and read the user manual here: http://scr.bi/mZYtj6

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New landscape technology arriving in September

During the last few months I have been working on some exciting new technology and landscape options. On September 1 2011 I will present landscape rezzers in shapes and sizes to give you much more freedom to select the landscape of your choice and tune it to your preferences:
  • Rezzers that allow you to switch between any of about 20 different landscapes (permission to TRANSFER). These versions will be available:
    • Full sim surround rezzer (size 1,000x1,000 m, a 20 prim light version and a 65 prim full version)
    • 'Half' surround rezzer (size 1,000x500 m)
    • Corner parcel rezzer (size 250x250 m)
    • Half sim parcel rezzer (size (250x125 m)
    • Skybox environment rezzer (sizes 1,000x1,000m, 250x250m and 100x100m)
  • Tens of rezzers that allow you to switch between two or three related landscapes (for example 'desert landscapes', permission to either TRANSFER or COPY, available in all above mentioned versions)
With all rezzers you get a HUD:



With this HUD you can
  • Rez any of the landscapes that are available in your rezzer
  • Add or remove sections of the landscapes, like waves, reefs or trees
  • Change the surface textures of the seperate sections: pick any of 240 (!) terrain textures or use your own
  • Change the appearence of the textures: change glow, transparency, repeat factor, brightness, shininess, use fullbright or add an underlying color
  • Allow group members (for example renters or friends) to use all options the rezzer has to offer
Furthermore, the terrain textures will be available for purchase on Landscapes Unlimited. With those you can match your sim terrain textures to your surrounding landscape.

As you can see I will also give COPY permissions to some of the rezzers. This is good news for people who own several islands, who want to decorate a small continent or who rent out many skyboxes. Up to now the technology I used didn't allow for proper copy versions, I am glad that I will be able to offer them soon.

Below you find a picture (click to enlarge) of a skybox rezzer with animated water and the HUD that you can use to change its appearence. I'm looking forward to meeting you in September on Landscapes Unlimited!