Other Posts in this Series Part 1: The Very BasicsPart 2: Planning is ImportantPart 3: Making Windows and Doors When it comes to putting a texture on a house in Blender, there are several things you need to do. I’m going to break these processes down into bite-sized chunks to make it easier to work through. First, let me introduce to you Materials. Materials probably have a lot more to them than we’re going to cover here. But for the sake of working with a house we’re uploading to Second Life, think of Materials as Blender’s word for Texture. Basically, when you assign a material to a face of an object in Blender, that tells Second Life that this is a selectable area you can texture once you upload the object in world. The Rule of Eight VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: When you upload a mesh object to Second Life, that upload can only contain up to 8 separate materials. This means, if you decide to make each individual wall in your house a different texture (4 walls on the … [Read more...] about Making a Second Life Mesh House in Blender – Part 4: Assigning Textures to Walls
Changing address when moving house checklist
Play Final Fantasy XIVPatch 4.1 arrived in Final Fantasy XIV, and the Shirogane housing rush came and went exactly how everyone familiar with the game had been expecting for months on end. The plots available sold out in a matter of minutes, the people who were lucky enough to get in ahead of the queues were the ones who got new houses, and everyone else was left to rant and rave. Frankly, it all worked great, technically speaking; there were no sudden disconnections, no horrid lag spikes, no zone crashes, nothing. Everything worked exactly as it was supposed to and nothing broke, which means that by definition, nothing went wrong. Well, unless you count shining a harsh light on the game’s horribly misguided housing design as “something going wrong.” A lot of discussions about this seem to be missing the point. It’s not that what happened with Shirogane housing was a disaster; it was a model of efficiency and the game working as intended. Calling it a disaster … [Read more...] about Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV has a serious housing problem for basically no reason
I noticed a number of folks writing about inventory management and woes with inventory systems this week for Blaugust, so I decided to chime in with an experience I recently had when moving my character to a new server in FFXIV. This character owned a FC room and a small house, which both were full of seasonal items and furniture. In order to leave the server, all such rooms and housing have to be relinquished. Before you can do that, you have to take every single piece of furniture out of both the house and the housing storage. There is no intermediate storage to use for this. This put my main character in a state of total disarray. While I’ve cleared out a bunch of inventory slots thanks to the Glamour Commode, my retainers and bags were not ready to take on over a hundred new items all in one blow. Here’s a bit what my housing inventory looks like now that I’ve moved into a new place. Keep in mind, I also have an apartment where I offloaded a bunch of stuff … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Inventory Woes (House Moving Edition) #Blaugust2018
I tried to Google “How can I install the latest updates for my Samsung Galaxy S4?” sometime back, and all I received were irregular links showing reviews of this gadget, or links to discussion forums where various topics like “Update Samsung galaxy mobiles” were posted, but none of the pages provided me exact answers. But when I Googled “Samsung Galaxy S4 update”, all results were related to my query. When exploring Google today, I tried searching again “How can I install the latest updates for my Samsung Galaxy S4” and was simply shocked to check that all the results now are exactly to the point. Yes, Google certainly has done a lot of hard work to satisfy the needs of the changing environment. All credit goes to the new Hummingbird Update. Google, just like any other search engine tries to bring out the best user experience for every visitor. It does not leave any stone unturned in providing the most accurate results to the query which … [Read more...] about How Google is Changing Long Tail Search with Hummingbird Update?