Things that will make our SLives (or at least mine) a bit more comfortable:
Dalien’s Prim Skirt Builder
Tired of creating and texturizing a prim, putting it inside a box armed with the LoopRez script, pressing that box and then finding out that if you want to change a minor thing to the prims, you have to start all over? Thank god Dalien got interested in fashion lately! :D
You have one prim that you should alter and all the other ones follow that prim’s lead. So with one touch upon the base prim you can change prim size, flex settings, textures, … . It also lets you choose how many prims you want and using
channel commands the second control prim you can change the overal form of the skirt and link all the prims to a central point.
The Prim Skirt Builder is released under GPL license and came with a very flattering statement! ;) You can find out how to get it and read all about it on the Daltonic Gin blog. Ow and then there is the update on some minor changes with neat pictures and Dalien being attacked by his own prim skirt. I hope the medusa-skirt does not win this creator vs. creation battle.
On the side, I think I owe Dalien an apology: I’m sorry for blaming you for me not having finished that orange cross prim skirt yet. By now you have a created a great new SL fashionista gadget and I still didn’t finish the texture for that prim skirt. *blushes*
Meanwhile Kris is working on FlickrView 0.4, constantly improving it. Want to show your Flickr stream to your friends in-world? Or want to browse those from others? Then FlickrView (using the Flickr API) is the way to go.
Wave goodbye to uploading textures, renaming them one by one and ordering them in your inventory. Hell, you don’t even need to upload any textures to SL at all anymore! You don’t need to copy paste picture UUIDs and/or add all the pictures to a notecard file anymore. You just *click*. W00t! ;)
It seems that SLIMChat is currently not longer supported. The website says: Due to the unexpected need for hospitalization, Rin Redgrave will not be able to log on to Second Life for a little while, we will try to keep you updated. -Rin’s Family. If you haven’t done so already, do check out AjaxLife.
Now that SLeek (SLeek at code.google) is suffering from ‘after client update’ illness again, it might be interesting to take a look at SLIMChat, a Second Life instant messenger. Both use libsecondlife and need the .NET 2.0 Runtime Libraries. Yet SLeek is free to use and SLIMchat costs L$5000. Hmmm. Did someone fix Sleek yet?
In exchange for those 5k L$, SLIMChat promises that you can see which friends are online and which are not, that you can add new friends and send and receive notecards and L$. And I’m sure it will encounter the same problem as SLeek does: major SL client updates will require a SLIMChat update. So you won’t be able to do some SLimmin’ - neat new SL word, that I must admit! ;) - for the first couple of hours, days, whatever after such a major update. Furthermore RIndustries promises you life-time updates for the L$5000, but what if he gets tired of this? Or LL one day releases such a fully supported IM client for SL themselves? More about SLIMChat at the developer’s website.