New Rathaus – Visitors

At different stages all through the building of the Rathaus different CDS residents visited the WIP, here are a few photos taken during these visits. Some of the visits were actual checking of the textures, proportions of various parts, parts that didnt match and last but not least the LOD of the build. Thanks to…

Rathaus – Neualtenburg Coat of Arms

History of the Neualtenburg Coat of Arms Moon Adamant the creative director of Beta Technologies and CDS guild member created the original ‘Neualtenburg – Coat of Arms’ in 2005. Excerpt from: Second Life Wikia about the Rathaus – One of the walls features the coat-of-arms for the City of Neufreistadt (designed by Moon Adamant as…

Texture Creation: Diffuse, Normal and Specular Maps

The immersive factor in 3D games is partially the quality of the textures. so this post is about texturing for 3D games and MMORPG Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are a combination of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within…

Rathaus – Windows

Completed Window + Surround: 1 Li The final windows with stone surround are 1 Li each and give a nice definition to the front walls of the Rathaus. They are fairly easy to put together with no prim cutting except for the top part of the stone which is a half box with a slant, …

Rathaus: Arches Ground Floor

Arches, Windows, Columns The Rathaus design for the ground floor front shows a series of 5 arches with windows in each arch. In RL there is a walk-able space between the arch and the window but since we haven’t got that much space for this building I have combined the arch and the wall where…

Rathaus: Creating the Columns

Checking the Detailed Drawing of the Columns & Arches The next detail of the Rathaus are the columns first then the arches. I went back to the drawing and looked at the columns for the ground floor which are half columns and look very sturdy. For those of you who want to copy this column…

New Rathaus Project

CDS Guild Meeting Approval Yesterday we had a CDS Guild Meeting in the NFS Guild building. Various projects were approved for building, Sudane will look after rebuilding two Colonia Nova builds, and my proposal to rebuild the Rathaus on the Platz in Neufreistadt was accepted by all. Artisan Master I was finally made ‘Artisan’ having…

CDS – Tuscan Shop

Building a Tuscan style shop for Locus Amoenus CDS, Locus Amoenus sim is a Tuscan styled sim. The area around the quays needed some revamping as the buildings were not up to current standards and detail. I decided to create a Tuscan shop in mesh after I finished the Roman baths on Colonia Nova. I…

Building Houses for Friedsee in the CDS in Second Life™

I have been working on new houses in Second Life™ on my platform and work with Mesh Studio and Advanced lighting textures, and importing the DAE files created by the Mesh Studio script into Blender 3D. Using Mesh studio makes building much easier and it gives me a chance to look at DAE in Blender 3D and…

Mizou Vavoom in 2015 – New PC

Yes, it was about time to get a new PC for gaming. I had to leave Second Life for a number of years as my laptop was inadequate to reproduce the graphics in SL. My eldest son proposed to build a new PC for me around a good graphics card for the kind of work…

Web Design Students & CMS

As part of the web design classes I introduced my students to ‘WordPress’ as a blog in vue of giving them an idea as to what lies ahead in the professional world of web design and the tools (WordPress as a CMS) to make their workflow easier and their professional work in tune with today…

Where has Mizou been all this time?

I finally found my password to get back into this blog of my avatar Mizou Vavoom on Second Life. Mizou has done very little building as ‘I’ have been writing a manual for the last year; some information about this Web Design Manual for students is on my personal website Click here to view ….

Happy New Year 2008 to all Second Life Residents!!

This year 2008 started well, friendships in real life and online abound, partnerships are growing and in Second Life I have produced a small version of a Roman Villa i had made last year. It’s ‘Villa Martine’. Why ‘Martine’? this is my real life name but also it is a Roman name which means poet,…

Portage Bay Ventures

Bringing the building to life. Continued from Portage Bay Ventures/ Project May /June 2007′ A building is more then a few walls glued together and some teleportation; it is also a ‘space’ where people primarily find the information or objects they were looking for and in second place where they feel comfortable and want to…

Project May/June 2007:

Portage Bay Ventures: Boardwalk, boathouses & ‘Justice Center’ for Second Life in the sea. Sibernicus, Malfelonius & Yeeowler are 3 sims at the east south tip of a big landmass in Second Life® purchased by Beathan Vale of the ‘Portage Bay Ventures’ The vision was the following: take 3 fresh new sims, add water, and…

Carolyn’s Waterfall – February ’07

Just looking at my blog..it’s in a bad state, I haven’t written anything since November last year, but I have an excuse as my building skills have been in very high demand and I really have lost track of what i have build. My very last creation delivered 2 days ago is one of my…

5. End Sept 06:Walls & outlining spaces inside ‘Cosy Mall’

This is the beginning of October and ‘Cosy Mall’ is nearly finished. Before it was even totally build, it was already filling up with vendors from the following Second Life companies: ‘Noe Design’, a young frenchman, who builds beautiful spiral staircase and othe staircases; ‘Wolkam Winger Design’ or ‘WWD’, another frenchman who crafts modern furniture…

4. Building the garden between the shops & building Cosy Mall

Last week end i started to think of how to set out a garden in the triangle between what will be the new shopping mall on Cosy Cove. I had some idea what i wanted, triangular planters, a bench, some plants, maybe flowers and a sense of peace. I quickly realised that the entrance to…

3. Working out floorspace for the new shop on Cosy Island

YesterdayI worked out the floor which i then textured with a white with grey fleck marble texture. Cosy Founders Garden I didn’t use all the available ground for the new shop and left a fairly big triangle for a garden; possibly a ‘Cosy Founders Garden’. Geoffrey Steinbeck and myself also discussed it with Tully Trescotrick…