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.
For almost 11 yrs now I have been a content creator for virtual worlds, when I began in #Secondlife February 2006, I tried photoshop, but just could not get my head around it, then I found paint.net even with that it took me a while to learn about layers & I was always aware that there was only so much that I could do with the program, even with the plugins for brushes & effects. I knew that if I could just use #photoshop then my textures, therefore my designs, would be so much better. I did try Gimp as i heard that was very like photoshop, but I would open it up see the 3 windows & quickly close it again. I have tried photoshop a few times over the years & have never felt as comfortable with it as i do using paint.net. However I think all that is about to change with the PS Cs6. I don’t know why but suddenly its beginning to make sense to me. I am comfortable with the interface though its a lot harder than the one I am used to with #paint.net, I don’t feel as overwhelmed by it as I once did. There are 1000’s of tuts on youtube on how to do things & I can hardly wait to begin designing my very 1st item of clothing with this wonderful program. I love all of the brushes I have found Free & installed. I love playing about with them all & seeing the wonderful effects I can use on my textures. For years I have gone with ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ now its ‘Your never too old to learn’ I put it all down to my faith in LOA which has literally changed my life since I became a deliberate creator of my own reality. There is Nothing I cannot be, or do, or have!
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…
I have had the most amazing evening in #InWorldz tonight. I got to dance with the Golden Touch Theatre!
Two shows, 1 at 10am IWT & the 2nd 1 at 2pm IWT all in my evening as I am in the UK
You have no idea of the Hours of work & the dedication these people put into their shows. Each & everyone of them are awesome, with the creation of the costumes, the scenery, the scripts the animations, the choreography, the particles, the fireworks, the music. Believe me you have never seen or heard anything quite like the Golden touch, in any world.
I have many photo’s to show… Over 130!! I know they won’t do them justice, you have to be there to really appreciate such talent & creativity. They will release a video in a few days.
I would like to thank each & everyone in GT Team for inviting me to be a part of this fantastic show this Evening… All for RFLofIW 2016
After all that was the party with the fantastic firework display! More snaps!! 😀