Making sculpted chair for secondlife part 2

Following on from part 1, in this episode we finish modeling our chair, then bake the sculptmap, texture and preview them in opensim.
Watch it below or watch it on youtube.

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Download [download#2#size] , it contains the blend file, sculptmap and texture used in the tutorial.

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What you do makes me cry at night

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Severn Cullis-Suzuki on Wikipedia.

Severn Cullis-Suzuki (born November 30, 1979 in Vancouver, Canada) is an environmental activist, speaker, television host and author. Born to writer Tara Elizabeth Cullis and geneticist and environmental activist David Suzuki, she has spoken around the world about environmental issues, urging listeners to define their values, act with the future in mind, and take individual responsibility.

She’s 12 yrs old in the video, I thought her delivery was excellent. Unfortunately in nearly all schools these days computers running proprietary software are used to teach children that sharing is wrong and its ok if your forbidden from learning how things work in that environment because apparently thats the way the world works. Its not something I agree with but its not something I try to change anymore. Sometimes I still hang out with teachers online but its not really the same as working with them.

I met Dean Groom on Secondlife. He makes things happen.

Enter a conversation with Jokaydian Gnu Curry. A week or so later, our OpenSim is operational, all be it in a testing phase. Right now we’re reading as much as we can … and using the SL Client to view OpenSim…Read more

Though perhaps those students can cut even more costs using open source games like nexuiz, tremulous, Flightgear, Scorched 3D, GNU Chess and Frozen Bubble.

Its late, I’m tired, thanks for reading.

3D Desktop Noiesmo update

A couple of weeks back Noiesmo set up Xgl and compiz on my system and quite a few people have been really impressed by it. Some people no matter what they do they just want to look good while doing it while others couldn’t care less. Below are a few screenshots, I probably should have changed the black background to make it look a bit cooler but till you see it in action its hard to get a good idea of what its really like.

Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop

Noiesmo recently updated his Xgl howtos, for both Nvidia and ATI video cards. They have his guides on freenode kubuntu bot which means in irc chat you can type a message !xgl in #kubuntu channel and it links to his howtos. How good is that. Its nice to have his help. Thanks Noiesmo from everyone, this is a really cool thing for kids to play with. You can have a closer look at these images on the gallery.