|Chey, Inspecting the Big Cheese|
Written 12 October, 2012
Before I built my descent vehicle we did a proof-of-concept, using a huge prim. I mean a HUGE prim. Back then we could stretch prims to only 10 meters, but there were a few legacy prims about with sizes up to 1024 meters. I believed we used a 100 x 100 x 100 meter cube, which we cut and sliced down to a wedge of manageable size.
We couldn't well be seen riding on an untextured plywood prim, so I dug up a swiss cheese texture and pasted it on all sides. That's me, above, giving it a once-over.
With the prim readied, it was time to sit on it-- easier said than done.
We of course dressed appropriately. Sweetie wore the deep-space helmet she had acquired at Privateer Space. That was one of my favorite sims, now gone forever.
Was our trip successful? Let me just say that's where I made the landmark showing an altitude of -79 meters. We went under the grid!
Under the grid, I tell you! On a giant cheese!