Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Challenge

The Challenge

Written 30 January, 2012

The challenge: recreate a 1000-prim building complex from a tiny no-mod model. The scale of the model is unknown, but seems to be somewhere between 1:8 and 1:10. Because of the no-modify status, the textures used are unknown and dimensions of the prims are not known.

The model dates to April, 2008. The creator is probably no longer active in Second Life; she's not responding to notecards or IMs from the model's owner, her blog hasn't been updated since 2008, and her store is gone.The owner, who has just bought a sim, needs the full size version recreated, and sooner rather than later.

Scar Ayres did the work on the model and I would prefer she dig the model out of inventory, reset permission to allow modification, and make some money by re-selling it to the owner. It was my suggestion he try to contact her.

Since she's not responding, and since the owner paid for the model, I don't see an ethical problem with making a full-size copy. Still, I would rather she check in. If anyone reading this knows how to contact Scar Ayres, please IM me in world.

More pictures below the fold.

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