Roman Build for CDS

On the 25th of October last year 2019, I completed a 3D asset for the Confederation of Democratic simulators, on the Colonia Nova Sim. I replaced a building, whic was mainly 4 walls and a roof with a more detailed and shop space, a first floor apartment with a balcony, a patio with majestic stairs…

Building a Fachwerk House for Neufreistadt

Earlier this year (2017) a new CDS resident asked me to design a Fachwerk house that spanned two plots in the city of Neufreistadt. I came up with a design first and submitted it for approval. (add image plan) Using existing building parts … Using a few existing parts of the Fachwerk shop, I started…

Recording Your Second Life

You want to record your Second Life? OBS Studio is your answer! OBS stands for Open Broadcaster Software, it is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Download and start streaming quickly and easily on Windows, Mac or Linux. Pre-install OBS To install OBS in Windows you need to have…

The House that Sudane Built

Sudane’s Rebuilding of a ‘Colonia Nova’ House While Mizou was building on her platform, Sudane was doing the same on hers, rebuilding the west corner of Colonia Nova, or what she called Dantons house, as it is rented by one of our citizens, Danton Sideways. The space is very pleasing and for a build that…

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 Rebuild as of 27 March 2017

The above photo shows how the outside of the new Rathaus looks like at the moment. It is completed apart from a few details to fix, some textures and props. I am aware that I haven’t kept up the blog updated on the building of this build, so I am planning to create clips which…

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 Rebuilt Controversy

At the moment there are a few voices who are against the re-building of the Rathaus, mainly for historical reasons. I announced the rebuilding of the Rathaus on the forum but didn’t expect that it would create such a controversy. The original building was put together by Kendra Bancroft or Maddie Joan Blaustein in RL;…

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…