Written 5 September, 2011
Why is This a Sculpted Prim?
I bought this very nice three-prim electric fan the other day. Last night I finally unpacked it and studied it.
I found myself wondering-- why is this end cap a sculpted prim?
I mean, a regular prim would have looked better.
I didn't have the same texture, but here's a photo of a regular prim in the same place:
Then I really looked at the fan and realized the base, arm, and the cover I disliked were all a single prim:
Had the same fan been made of regular prims, it would have required, by my count, 13 (11 if the blades were texture on a flat prim). It's wondrous for Whimsy's prim count that the fan could be made in three.
Still, I wish the fan were modifiable so I could add a fourth prim to hide that misshapen cover.