There has been a lot of hurt, anger & upset over this week since InWorldz Founder Beth Reischl made the announcement that InWorldz was to close Friday 27th 2018. I was there at the very beginning & I remained there until the bitter end. I have mixed emotions about what actually happened & I am uncertain about everything. However the last 24 hours before it finally closed renewed the respect I once had for the woman who started it all over 9yrs ago. Love her or hate her, Elenia Llewellyn (Beths Avatar name) did everything that she could do to save every bit of content on every single Region & save the OAR’s for the future. Watching that process restored my faith & admiration in Ele & her team. She could have just let it close & walk away, others have done so, but she didn’t! Almost 1000 Oar’s in 48hrs taken by Ele, Mai, Shawn & Jim Tarber.
InWorldz is gone, but I have faith that a better world will emerge… Old friendships have been restored & live on.
So I have been learning all about using appliers these past few weeks. I found the E-VOLVE ones very easy to use, but when it came down to the more complicated Mesh Body, Sapphira… the one & only in InWorldz, I believe. Well I needed a bit of help from the Creator & it took me a while to understand how to use them correctly. Now though its plain sailing… apart from, I have learnt that I need to be more accurate with my layer textures, I have always been a bit sloppy, you know leaving things long & using the system to shorten lengths etc Now its a whole new ball game, my recent designs have pristine layer textures, coz ya just can’t alter them once they are on the Mesh body 😉
I have found renewed inspiration for my designs too, I find myself designing for the Mesh body, I have always loved layers, now I simply adore them. All of my new designs have been created for use with the appliers. It takes a lot more time though, bagging everything up before you can release them. I have loads of new designs waiting, which just need bagging before they can be released.
Life as a creator in any world is not an easy one, but it is so enjoyable
So Grateful to Rosie Lavochkin for her E-VOLVE appliers, which I have had in my inventory from year dot I think & only just rediscovered! I can use the appliers on her demo’s… Yayyy. I am still unsure how I process this for outfits which have more than 1 shirt/pants/undies etc But I can now proceed with the E-VOLVE appliers for those outfits which only have 1 shirt/pants/undies 😉
Rosie Lavochkin provides a really great Developers kit for her E-VOLVE appliers for her Mesh Bunz & Breasts, she provides everything that is needed. A Demo that works with the applier, a logo for your posters & clear instructions on How to
Well done Rosie Lavochkin… Other Merchants should take notes
Look out for those outfits with the E-VOLVE appliers… coming shortly
OK Since I left SL back in o9 when I 1st found #InWorldz, I sort of missed that whole applier thing & the Mesh clothing thing etc etc. I read recently in the IW Forums that we now have some Mesh Bodies (WTF for I do not know *rolls eyes) Anyway I read one Merchants comment about Appliers & how she had seen a significant rise in her sales since she started using them. So I thought perhaps it is time that I started using appliers too for my system clothing. Why, oh why did I have that thought! So I started looking into it more, I grabbed a kit & a demo of the body… well that’s no good as it doesn’t work with the demo! Which means I would have to buy the bloody body myself costing 3000 I’z… but I will never wear it… it is purely for me to see how my layers sit on it gggrrrsss
I can’t even see the body unless I am on the v3, creating clothing on the v3 is just a non starter, I use the v2, but on the v2 all I see when I wear the body is distorted… very distorted Mesh when I wear the body. Then I would have to repackage all of my outfits so I can include the applier, this is after I have found all of the clothing textures & put the UUID’s for each outfit into an applier… and then… redo my posters so that ppl can see that they have the appliers! Shoot me now!!
The longer I put this off, the more work I will have to do later on…
So this morning, when I logged on to my laptop, everything froze. There had been an update while I slept, how I do not know because I had feature turned off… no updates unless I allow them. With a frozen screen all I could do was reboot… Nothing… reboot again…. nothing. This had happened before, when the laptop was about 11 mths old & then it had to go back to samsung to be repaired, free as it was still under warrenty. 3yrs later & it has happened again, but I wasn’t ready! I mean I knew I was going to have to replace it sometime soon, but not TODAY I was NOT ready for this TODAY. I had not backed up my HD, so EVERYTHING… all of my Mesh, my clothing designs, my new posters I spent hours creating last night for my new release… All GONE! I could have cried.
So now I have a new laptop, this time I went back with HP, got the pavilion with Nvidia Geforce. You can’t beat a HP, none of my other laptops ever let me down, or locked me out so i couldn’t save stuffs, they just wore out after quite a few years.
So now i have my shiney new laptop & was finally able to download the IWv3 Viewer
For years I used the 1 prim old style vendors for selling my wares, then about 2yrs ago I went to multi vendors really only for the gifting & discount options that you can offer to customers. I was out shopping a few days ago & had not really noticed this about myself before, but I really only purchase items from 1 prim, old style vendors myself. So it got me thinking (which is often a bad thing lol). I do not like to stand in front of a multi vendor flipping through to find something that I like, sometimes having to wait a while for the photo’s to rez in, so what makes me think that my customers do?
So for the past few days I have built a new store which I am now filling with old style 1 prim vendors, its hard work, I had forgotten that lol. But I am also having the multi vendors around for those who prefer them. It is going to take me a while before I can launch the new store, so my old one is still up & fully stocked with multi vendors filled to the prims with all of my creations 😉
I like how I can display my items in one prim. I like how I can make the store more user friendly with 1 prim vendors. My multi vendors are great… but no matter how I lay them out, you still have to wait a bit for the next page to show the photo’s
On my return I quickly rezzed out my old stores & filled them as fast as I could. Over the last dew days I have been thinking about changing things, the layout, the decor, even the buildings. In all of the years I have been in VW’s my main focus has always been fashion. I do create other things, like furniture & landscapes, I just don’t seem to Market those as much as I do my Fashion store. In the past I have always just placed furniture upstairs in my Main store, last year I copied my store & placed the furniture in its own place, but still not really focusing on it. Now I have purposely built a Furniture store, where I can place out all of my furniture & Furnishings on display. Lots of room for me to fill with lovely new creations I am working on 😉