Mesh is a new thing, and it has its own pluses and minuses, just like sculpties.
Mesh clothing is not resizeable. This means that merchants need to provide demos, and clothing made in several sizes. Even with this, it's still necessary sometimes to modify one's shape to fit an article of Mesh clothing. Another accessory that merchants need to provide is an appropriate Alpha layer, to hide the avatar body beneath the Mesh clothing.
Finally, there is "rigged" mesh. Rigged mesh actually is deformed by the same skeletal structure that deforms your avatar, so that it appears to move with you (no more need for glitch pants, huzzah!)
I have some mesh skirts that do this, and they are the best skirts I've ever worn in SL. However, they are also the ONLY mesh item that I've found to date that I really like.
This is an email from a scammer! I got the same email verbatim and I don't sell anything...
Just a heads-up.
It's so unkindly and regardless behavior to take every chance to edit from sold fashion and often i buy one real nice looking piece just to see that it isn't editable at all. The sad is that i really can retrace the designtresses choice not to give the edit rights out, even if their are mostly no technical reasons.
But with so promising shinny new mesh-clothes the story really gets annoying. not being able to move the attached and rigged wonderful new booty of fabric, not to mention to scale it at least in hole some down to own avatar size.
Is it that i should grow in my so wonderful new shoes, coat or need to run to the next plastic surgeon to fill my new bikini?!?
Mesh really needs to fit to our body not reversely.
Mesh is a real wonderful and necessary new tool for SL, but surly only not ready for prime time right now. It still need some round up, as most new services, tools, whatever, not only in LLs sphere of influence, always need.
For the fitting-clothes-to-our-body problem there is this ticket SH-2374
Due LL put this on a lower undefined priority there is the idea to fund raise the development.
Whyever would it not be possible to move the tie relative to your body? What wonderful advantage does this apparently rather crippling disadvantage get us?
I am waiting and expecting to like mesh as much as I like sculpties (which is to say, a bit), but it hasn't happened yet...
Once again, the Laboratory snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. I know nothing about 3D meshes, but would it have been so impossible to have the mesh morph with the body?
What Illya said. No point in wearing them anyway, since they will just be invisible to the vast majority at this point.
Also, I discovered when trying on some mesh glasses, MeshEnabled is turned OFF by default in Viewer 3. (smirk) Easily turned on by going into DeBug and changing the MeshEnabled setting to TRUE, but one would think that should be the default in a viewer that was primarily released to be mesh enabled. Yes?
I've never understood any fanaticism (in others, not in yourself, Ordinal) against changing body parameters. Actually, I find it comical. Avatars are infinitely variable and do not have "body integrity." That's an absurd notion (and if actually believed I would suggest counseling from a qualified therapist). One must often (at the very least) change one's foot size to accomodate various footwear, or derriere size to de-bustle skirt layers. Anyone who says I WILL NOT adjust sliders under any circumstances is making themselves appear foolish.
However, the fact remains that mesh clothing with the current capabilities in SL is not wearable, and until they change the code so that the mesh attachments actually snap snugly to the avatar mesh (which, we call all agree I think, vastly needs improvement itself), then they are of no use as anything more than novelties.
Here here! Doesn't matter to me in the least as I still use Phoenix. It's quite humorous when someone in mesh attire enters a common area where the majority of residents are using viewers that have yet to support mesh.
I will not show the world what I looked like with a mesh shirt on - I am not very vain, but I am a _little_ vain - but it looked like excellent protection for a hockey game.
My problem with the earliest mesh clothing in Blue Mars was the fact that it looked like you were wearing a largish shell over your body, and things like breasts and buttocks would sometimes poke through. And that was with avatars with a narrow range of modifications available.
A good question - no, he has not. I have not heard from Mr Joe since. Perhaps he is having trouble getting his handgun licence stamped with the "virtual firearms" permission.
Any updates on this, yet? Had he caught on?
My address is found in a few public mailing lists I believe. You are correct that it is not listed here - I have a slight suspicion that the sender of these messages may not actually have any knowledge of who I am or what it is that I do. Perhaps I am being cynical.
How is this person contacting you? I don't see any RL contact information or e-mail, though I confess I haven't checked every line of every page of your blog.
I will pay folding money to see someone try to acquire a Virtual Weapons permit from a UK police station.
Also, Miss Jameson is rather dangerous with a handkerchief, it should be noted.
Oddly enough, far from discouraging me, those detailed instructions make me want to place an order. Unfortunately, a RL downgrade has left me with the opposite problem that Mrs. Volare has (see the previous post): I am prohibited by local law from owning anything more damaging than a handkerchief.
Whilst the precise interior workings of the Beehive Launcher are a commercial secret, I can say that, before launching, the hives are entirely self-sufficient and should last for decades. It is only the opening of them that enrages the bees concerned to the point of homocidal mania. Given that, while the bees do make honey, it would be problematic to extract, and that particular species makes quite insipid and bitter honey in any case so it would really not be worth the effort.
If the quoted potential customer wishes to purchase Beehive Launchers I shall remember to inform them of this. I am not aware of any legal restrictions relating to Apiary Projecting Devices that would prevent their export to Scotland; wildlife regulations are complex, though, and perhaps I should take legal advice on the matter.
Dear Dame Ordinal .
Thank you first, for Your exquisite designed , working weaponry
and second for very own keen Customer Service .
Please Forgive me, for my lack of knowledge here,
In reference to your Automatic Bee Weapon .
Is a queen included ?
Do the bees need to be loaded and are the Said bees , working bees ?
Is there any possibility of the worker bees making honey ,when weapon is not in use out of the question ?
Thank you so much for your time .
All the best to you and yours
Dear Ms Gray - Ordinal Enterprises would be very pleased to fulfil any appropriate order, and would certainly be happy to enable customers to comply with binding government regulations regarding minimum levels of possession.
It is however an unfortunate fact that postage between Caledon and Alaska is extremely unreliable, involving many sim crossings and significant ontological modification, and given that, I cannot guarantee a delivery date. If this is acceptable, please specify "RL" as a destination on the order form and shipping can be calculated at that point.
As a resident of the great state of Alaska in the United States of America, I am not only legally allowed to own firearms, explosives and nuclear weapons under 100 megatonnes, but am required to do so by law.
Having used up my current supply of explosives in a recent rabbit hunting expedition I find myself in need of resupplies.
A quote on bulk orders would be most appreciated, and I can supply the shipping container and barge required for delivery.
Miss Fogwoman Gray
Indeed, it is incumbent upon the shopkeeper to make clear the terms of sale. In addition, although one might just as easily expect the customer to know the Law of the Land in terms of what goods may be sold (and to whom), the vendor may be in a better position to be well-versed in the legal niceties.
I applaud your devotion to customer service, madam!
It's spring, and Ordinal's in a better mood!
But they did do a repressive thing. They announced they are removing the vote from the JIRA.
Ma'am, you just caused a most undiginified explosion of coffee from my nose onto my keyboard. My employer was quite surprised!
Ahhh Hammy's a funny one... I think the nosedive of Blue Mars must have upset him, that and the fact SL isn't facebook despite his best efforts. He needs to earn a living doing whatever it is he does (social media stuff... I'm not really sure what that is) and so will naturally follow the money and that's led him back to the Lab and Rodvik, but his current course is baffling. To actually plan a series of post in which he blames the woes of the Lab on its customers is... well, I'm sure you can fill in your own words of exasperation mixed with some choice Anglo Saxon expletives. All very strange.
Hamlet thinks that Second Life is dying. This makes me think that it isn't.
This made me laugh harder than it probably should have.