A dream in green

25 02 2009

I have to admit it. I like steel and rust more than shiny pipes and black and white modern design. Thus being so, I grabbed some buckets of rivets and my famous rusty steel and green glass textures.
 
What I wrenched out of my head after 4 days of building was my new headquarter in a 140m diameter cogwheel.

Now, after the rivets have cooled down, I decided to pack that up for sale in a while.

I was asked why I would be not selling it right away.

The answer is fairly easy:
To show off a bit. I behold it to be a somewhat unique structure in SL (yes I know well that there are probably a million unique structures around – but this is my personal-lookwhat-I’ve-done-now-structure 🙂 ).

But to offer some solace to the people who already asked me about it because of the looks and the somewhat nifty gate-construction, I took the vastly huge entrance hall and converted it into a separate structure, which I called “The Greenhouse”. This is going to be the first prefab of a new line of products, I call Steelworks

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The Greenhouse offers a spacious hall, ideally suited as a workshop,
a store, a gallery or simply a stylish home.

The innovative entrance doors open automaticly and with a massive sound to let you in while the external lanterns allow you to set your entrance to the right light. The lanterns detect nighttime and switch on automaticly as soon as your sim turns dark.

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Technical Data
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Footprint: 36 x 36 meter
Height: about 18 meter
Prims: 223
– Building: 194
– Lamps and lightswitch: 39

Permissions:
Mod/Copy/No Transfer
(Except for the scripts which are no mod)

Price: 1999 L$

See it on SLX: http://xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&file=item&ItemID=1248154

Or look for it in my mainstore: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dhaulagiri/223/151/56

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The Yardsale Avatar

5 10 2008

On a wild party a few people discussed about strange avatars. Then we came to moving shops … suddenly somebody uttered the thought that if youd had to carry all that stuff from one shop to the other, you’d look like a moving yardsale … a big pile of rubbish.

The natural thought to follow while dancing was to try that and hang all kinds of queer stuff on every single attacmentpoint to get and keep on spinning in dancing.

Ta DAHHHH!:) Everyone kept laughing for half an hour and it was decided that the Outfit should be remembered and offered as an Avatar.

Be sure to be remembered when wearing this!

Photos can not completely show the hilarous effect, so i turned up a little video:





Hear Ye! Hear Ye! New Things!

26 04 2008

I neglected my blog for two week now out of a very understandable reason: I wanted to find out, if it is me or SL. I am talking about the the old feeling to jogg in jam all the time. Well it was SL mainly. I found out by buying a new laptop.

This beauty now has two gigs of RAM and a recognizable gfx card. The good point is, I can now run windlight. Another one is, that I was able to heighten my view distance to maximum … which I reduced again immediately to keep at least a little bit of the impression to have my land in a decent neighbourhood.

Now, after I took some time to transfer all data to the new machine, I was finally back in business, only to find out that SL was still darn slow. So much for that hope.

Anyhow, I finally packed managed to box up Jen Wise’s fabulous Tudor House Design and set it for sale on the Storeshop and on my vendor network.

Its a really beautiful piece of work and I agreed to sell it on a comission base for I am still a bit dense when it comes to homedesigns. Check it out either at the shop or at the lifedisplay on Dhaulagiri. Of course you may also check it out on SLX or on Onrez.

Also -leaving all admin work behind- I did some contemplative afternoon-hour, starting to set up another long time-idea: A Newsstand, where you will find all the newspapers, blogs and SL publications. I admit, the idea isnt especially new but I wanted a decent corner for this and a decent building to go as a newsstand, which also can be used as a shop. Well, after some fiddling and some design critics from my sweetheart, I finished the little building, placed the first vendors and IMed people for to send me more. So if you run a newspaper or a magazine or a Blog in SL, make yourself heard and drop me some info or your vendor to place it there.

Now… back to work.

p.s.: did I mention that i soon will have to cut down RL in favour of this?:)





New Product: Gorean Forest Mansion ‘Etaria’

17 03 2008

ps_etaria-001.jpg Spacious and open is the impression, we wanted to give with the design of the ‘Etaria’ mansion. Taken over from the concept of the far smaller ‘Eloria’Forest-Retreat, the mansion is designed to hold your home in a most gracious way, with vast space, with open windows and a lofty balcony to enyoy the view or land without crashes, if needed.The slightly rusty metal roof grants a view to the nights sky as well as on the suns blaze on sunny sims.

To enjoy the building without boundaries, you will also find a Hammerwielder Teleport-System already built in, which you will only need to reset once after rezzing before using it to jump between the spacious halls on both floors. It will also allow you to easily configure other landing points by a simpel 4-step-system (get new destination-object from the TP-base, rename it, drop it where you want a destination to be and reset it).

This building will fit evenly well in a gorean setting as it will in some elven or fantasy surrounding.

See it on —> SLX<—    or see it  —> in Second Life <—

 Technical Data
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Footprint: 33×21 meter
Height: about 65 meter
Prims: 140 (without shop separators set up)

Permissions:
Mod/Copy/No Transfer

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FEATURES – WHAT IS INSTALLED IN THE HOME?
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Your new home, even if bare in view to furniture comes with several neat features:
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–> Lockable Entrance Door
(Paskis Door Script)
–> Hammerwielder Self-adjusting-teleport- System





New Product: The Hammerwielder Money Split Script

3 03 2008

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The Hammerwielder Money Split Script V2.0 (multi-receiver, boxed)
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This little script is meant to be put in the your sales objects and will allow you to split the income from any sale between you as owner and up to 99 people (that would be each receiving 1% of the income).

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Features:
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– Easy notecard-setup of price, co-recipients and the percentages they receive
– The script will hand over sold products to the buyer
– The script will notify you of the sale, the name of the seller object and the sim it is in
– The script allows you to switch the seller-object on/off with a simple click to stop sales if you want

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In the Box you will find:
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+ This README-text
+ a seller object, loaded with:
– the script
– the setup notecard
– a dummy-salesobject for test purposes
+ a keyfinder to read the avatar-key of any of your businesspartners you want to split with
+ a landmark to our store here

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Permissions for the script:
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NO Mod/Copy/NO Transfer
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DISCLAIMER
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Please note that all of our products which are set no transfer are not eligable for return or exchange.
So please choose carefully before you buy.
I hope you will find this little gadget helpfull.
Please feel free to IM me for any questions about this or any of our products.

Regards,

Calixus Voom





Segmented life

29 02 2008

Now these two weeks saw some ups and downs:
at first, my shares of the Mainstaululu-advertising-Network droppend with the uncertainty
of LL-Lab’s new policy regarding spam.
Secon: After my recovery from my personal >>nose-plague<<, my RL-boss was so kind to shove a heap of workload on my desk, which was able to keep me from my anydaywork and finally I had to teach some people in law-classes.

So, when old Friday came around, I was all fed up, while not being able to enter SL for more than two hours all week.

Now that my week had been segmented already, I started to dig up an old idea, which roamed
around my mind for quite some time: shop segments which could be copied and combined to form
a mall or a shopping-street.

While just having finished >>The Majestic<<, I decided to keep that very style for the new
designs as well.
Now I was all set to do, what I have been doing all week: neglecting my anyday-work to have some time of pure fun and contemplation while building.

When finished, I had attained two results.
First: I need more prims! I am eager to set these on a life-display as well and -oh dear-
I am short on prims, so I went over to a new tierlevel and started to buy whatever land was left on Dhaulagiri to realize my idea.

Second result was that I was much more relaxed after the weekend. It’s good to create some content now and then instead of doing admin-work for the shop.

Another idea, I had with buying more land was to refinance a bit of the whole thing by showing my new designs ‘in action’, which means, I rent them out to tennants for not too much money to cover some of the land-tierfee. Due to the 19% VAT I pay this wont work out
on the perspective of huge earnings, but it will help nevertheless.
But then again: where to get more prims for doing so?

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions …*sigh* back to admin work.:)