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sculpties to second life

PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:26 pm
by lily
Greetings . i am a new user , been walking trough the tutorials . while having the demo version , and now i bought the program , and have a problem

when i try to save the sculpt as bmp in file export sculpties . it turn as a file . and i cant use it at all ,

where am i wrong ?:)lol

yesturday i was making a mesh and i got a bmp file but it was a texture ?
when i upload it to second life i could see the picture of the sculpt .

cant show example here . i think

pls help?


PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:42 pm
by lily
i do get a file doc , and also a bmp after it , and the bmp is as texture
i must be doing something wrong while saving or starting
i make the sculpt as mesh only close to end , also tryed to do it at first
no sculpt map:(

thanks for a reply :) (and sorry english is not my first language )

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:27 am
by Simon
The file without an extension "name" instead of "name.BMP" is not part of the sculptmap, you can ignore it.

The BMP file is all you need to upload to second life as a sculpt map. When you save sculpt maps Curvy will save a BMP for each object you have made.

If you use simple lathes, and avoid using "merge" the sculpt maps Curvy saves should be full of colour. If you use merge or other mesh commands the sculptmaps will have a thick black border and will not work well in SL.

When you have the sculptmap, you can upload it to SL. You might need to "Flip Normals" to make it appear inside out.

The Car Seat Video shows this process in action. Set the time to 4:00 to skip the modelling and go straight to exporting as a sculpt map.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:18 pm
by lily
thank you for your answer , i have been playing long , using all the options , and yes , i saw that when i just do one item without marging , it is ok , and when its with add and marg all i get that map with the black borders
so i belive i only can make a simple sculpts or,, use few mapos for one sculpt :(
i didnt know that befor buying , cos the demo didnt have the sculpt option :)
is it you that makes the items to sl? (arch curtains)

maby time to think haw to fix that , to allow also users of sl to enjoy this beutifull program :) that can make us creators , artist to make amazing stuff

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:34 pm
by Simon
I made the arch and the curtains, and more complex items like heads and dragons too. Complicated shapes need to be split into simpler parts.

The Roman soldier in this thread was made by someone else in Curvy, it is quite detailed for sculpties

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:01 pm
by lily
your work is amazing
i am just exploring now:)