Saturday, 12 March 2011
Of chairs, checkerboards and cheek
Yes, it's just a little farmhouse style chair with 4 textures, 3 poses and 3 prims, but the script makes it easy to choose the options for either rather than clicking on one part of the item for each. Eventually, I'll be using it in other things. Oh, and of course, like all our decor, it's 1L at Vent du Sud
More about the new stuff in other posts but in this one, I wanted to thank the scripter for being so incredibly generous (I'm hoping to repay her by some translations) and a couple of clients for testing the chair as I fiddled with buttons - and being so patient over it (and who went off armed with free stuff but still went and bought things).
SL people can be so lovely.
And a few, less so. Why yes, a small rant is about to happen.
See this? I'll spare you the extra-large version, but I have now found out from a couple of friends that the checkerboard effect over the sea is something to do with viewers so I shall be testing out various alternatives and tweaking my water settings yet again. Or bite the bullet and change viewers for photos (arghhh).
I also asked about it on a group chat where I have been mostly answering questions for over 3 years but now and then ask a few of my own. It is, I should add, a voluntary thing. I think it's great.
So, I had an IM from a guy making a few suggestions about my graphics settings. I'd actually been through all that, and basically - beyond suggesting different graphics formats, which didn't work - he had no idea either and suggested, as I'd already said, that I would just have to experiment more.
I offered him a lighthouse for ten minutes of his trouble and time, which I tend to do because although this is a group of volunteers, I think it's still nice to offer thanks and perhaps something in kind, if you can.
His reply? "I prefer payment".
My jaw dropped. I said I was surprised since the group was all about volunteers, but asked how much. Never got a reply.
I just hope he is not using the group as a way to make money. How... disappointing.
Then I went back to building, but that stuck in my mind all day.
But yeah, the chairs. I am SO HAPPY about these chairs and so grateful for the help with them. They are in soft, springlike colours and again, yours for 1L. Mod/copy.
Discover them, plus lots of other new stuff, at the Vent du Sud mainstore.
And now, apparently, I have to look for some latex (and I suspect I know who put that comment on yesterday's post, but could be wrong).