Saturday, September 28, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The holidays are coming and if you need to work off some pounds in preparation for all the goodies that you WILL consume, then head on over to the new gym in the city. There are weight benches, balls and of course a step class. Lots of great filming shots await you.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
MOSP has been in late summer mode for a year now but will be changing with the seasons. There is still one area with green trees by the water but Autumn has arrived at ground level. Pampas grasses have been cut back (THAT took awhile - whew!) and there is a nip in the air for sure.
Both Peaceful Valley and the SNOW area have new animated trees. SAGE will join them soon as --- drumroll here --- not only do these lovely trees move gently in the breeze, they are super low prim (like 1) and -- AND much easier on the server. Hard to beat that. Framerates are definitely up and reality is getting a bit closer. The tree pack came with green, golden and winter trees so all seasons are covered.
There won't be snow in the valley this winter (there is the snow area for that and hopefully some fun new seasonal additions) but the trees will eventually lose their leaves. SAGE will always been in glorious green mode, so no worries.
Other newness include some upgrades in the Bayou Shack furnishing. Photo additions to the gallery will be on hold for awhile as it is against the TOS for me to upload them. Meanwhile you can always add your own photos to the open gallery nearby.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Even in black and white, it is starting to feel like fall. Peaceful Valley can be anything you want it to be courtesy of Windlight -- well within reason anyway. You can't miss the theme even without the oranges and golds of Autumn.
Peaceful Valley is her home. I mean what cat wants to live inside when they can have the great outdoors to play in. As she gets older I will let her venture farther afield (literally as well as figuratively).
So be on the lookout. She is already dressed in Halloween colors.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
It is a beautifully peaceful morning in the valley. The trees are beginning to change color; there is a nip of coolness in the air. Other changes? Yep. A building hiatus for one which will impact MOSP.
If you are one of the folks that also read my fashion and design blog (thanks for crossing over by the way) you know that the new Terms of Service have been on my mind. I normally process things quickly, make life changing decisions in a few seconds (yes really) -- but I am having a time with this. If you want to know more, follow the break; if you choose to live in pleasant denial -- well I get that too.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
It has been a good week for updates in SOIL. Not only is there a new medieval church with impressive pine forest and graveyard (scroll back in the posts a bit if you missed that), and the new wagon by the mill, there is a new very realistic mesh tree stump with animations including making arrows (arrows for close ups are on the smaller stump.
Over in the gypsy camp, two wagons were retired in favor of this new, very lovely model with outstanding textures.
And we move onward.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Can you make a great film without Windlight? I am sure you can and that might be a good challenge for an upcoming machinima event. But most of the best machinima relies on Windlight to help portray the mood. If you have been shying away from exploring Windlight or learning how to make your own Windlight settings, there is now a little help from my friends -- well blogger friends anyway.
This week's weekly "Monday Meme" was all about Windlight. Looking at the comments section will take you to a plethora of tips, tricks and opinions from folks who often work with Windlight on a daily if not hourly basis.
And that's my tip of the day. Photo taken in SAND before the building arrived. Remember you can derender the building to get this empty look back.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
There is a new Fall Camping photo and filming spot up. Nicely made tents and stools as well as a campfire offer all sorts of possibilities. The area is fairly empty at the moment but I suspect more Fallish additions will show up soon. Meanwhile, get on your sweater and your camping gear and venture over.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
New additions in SOIL include a great cart filled with nice poses. The textures are phenomenal and photograph beautifully. There is also a copy of this down at ground level by the barn.
Also in SOIL (the cabin has been retired in favor of the thematic) a really lovely church. Again, textures rule here and the trees and abandoned graveyard (Halloween is a comin') are spectacular. The ground fog moves in convincing patters and the pines lend soft convincing shadows.
I also made a custom mesh stream for the grain mill. Much better and if you are tricky with your Windlight settings, pretty convincing.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
MOSP celebrates one year today. Who knew when I started that a tiny idea could go so far and have such staying power? Not I. There is no big celebration planned; I'm not really big on those in any world. But I wanted to mark the day and of course I had a cake in inventory -- a big one at that.
To those of you that ventured over in the first month -- thanks for sticking around. For the newcomers? Glad to have you. Explore, enjoy -- make some art.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Grab your guitar! There is a new garage band in the City of Lost Souls. Gorgeous textures make this a filmer's dream. There is a downside though. This is actually a textured EXAMPLE of a full perm release, so no animations. Sorry. It is no mod so I can't add. Bring your props and your poses though. Rez those balls and have some fun. Once you sit on the pose ball, you won't need to worry about it disappearing when that 20 minutes is up. Always a good thing. Find the new garage band set here.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
For the streetwise, there is newness up in the full sim city. Yep another car has been added. Where to park?
The new building is empty, but I do have a plan -- of course I do.
There are just so many things to accomplish, it all takes time. But keep your eye on this locale, I am hoping for some fun (and manly) photo op spots.