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Archive for August, 2009

The Viewer Makes the Difference When Uploading Sculpty Bitmaps

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on August 3, 2009

I did a rather detailed test of an upload of a cylindrical sculpty and the results were quite different between the SL viewer and the Meerkat viewer. This was totally unexpected.  I will show photos later of the two different uploads and the resulting prims, but I am interested if any other users have experienced this.


Open Sim in Local Sandbox Mode

the bitmap image file that was exported from Wings 3D


Meerkat Viewer used to upload the image

SL Viewer used to upload the image

Crosscheck used:

Both viewers display the same image of the best sculpty or the inferior sculpty.

I expect the results to be reproducible by other users.

Has anyone else experienced this?


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I am still looking for plans to the Guggenheim

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on August 1, 2009

How can I find dimensioned plans and cross sectional drawings for the Guggenheim?

Has anyone seen them? Would you please share them with me?


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