Starship trooping

The original pool and jacuzzi
The original pool and jacuzzi

From here, it was onwards to the pool area. This again had minor issues for me: the decor didn’t sit well with me, nor did the visible poseballs hovering everywhere – particularly in the hot tub. Time for both a makeover to fit the revised available space and the installation of a more recent pose system.

I’m again pretty pleased with the result. Not only did it give me the opportunity to install something more in keeping with my sensibilities size-wise (why does every hot tub in SL have to be sized as if the one thing it really wants to be is an actual swimming pool?), I could play with one of my favourite toys in SL: lighting.

The new, revised pool and jacuzzi
The new, revised pool and jacuzzi with lighting active

The third scene to get completely overhauled was the “outer space” scene. This is a clever idea intended to present one with a feeling of walking out under a black, star-lit sky, a grass-topped walkway leading to a circle of grass sitting atop a rock hanging in space, stars above, below and either side. All very nice – and even a tad romantic.

"Outer Space"
“Outer Space”

Sadly, I cammed out and saw parts of the scene poking through the ship. Cue OCD Builder. Taking my lead from the original, I rebuilt the scene and tried to give it more of s “hanging in space” feel, introducing a semi-transparent platform with edge lighting to mark the way and edges, suspended in a “moving” star field. All of which, if I say so myself, looks particularly effective when looking at it through the open … holodeck(?) … doors.

The new "outer space" scene
The new “outer space” scene

Right now, I’m still fiddling with things and banging prims together. In some ways, that’s the real problem. The Fizz / Connover scene rezzer is an addictive piece of kit which encourages one to come up with room ideas and see how they work. I still have a number of ideas in mind I might just try. With the entire ship now reworked so that I can rez it any time via Rez Faux, it’s something I can keep coming back to and twiddling with as and when the mood strikes.

Well, at least it keeps me in the warm on these long, dark winter nights….


One thought on “Starship trooping

  1. It’s all looking really good so far – and i’m pretty sure the end result will be astonishing.


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