|Teleport Board at the Whimsy Entry Point|
With New Mesh Flowers And Free Whimsy Hard Hat
Riciulous, huh? It was a simple platform I threw up. It would have blown away in the first typhoon. Before long Sweetie and I had thrown up this far more substantial structure.
We originally placed Lilith Heart's strelitzia in the planter below the teleport sign. Here's the area with just one plant laid in. We added three or four more so it would look lush.
Mesh flowers are seen by the viewer as solid. There are no alphas and hence no alpha problems-- and no invisible areas to interfere with clicking on other objects.
Here's a closeup showing the level of detail of the mesh in the flowers we used. They are not flat textures repeated over and over, but three-dimensional shapes.
The creator is Mitsuki Kyori. The product is named Hayabusa Design MK-BT Albuca M9 v5-1 d-f 1 - tf2. Yeah, you bet we renamed it to something like Orange Flower 1, Hayabusa.
The flowers toward the center of the planter are also Mitsuki's. They're called MK-BT Tree for flower M1 v1-1tf-1...
... and Hayabusa Design Flower Scolymus Hespanicum simplified F1a.
The entire arrangement (shown at the top of this blogpost) has a land impact of 12. That means most of the flowers, and perhaps all of them, have a land impact of one at a reasonable size.
These are placed at the start of the path to the volcano. They're called MK Flower Base STD M4 v1-1 Rose color only.
By way of comparison-- and I'm not knocking the work of Lilith Heart--she makes wonderful trees and flowers-- here are her three-prim irises.
By comparing mesh flowers with the best available three-prim flower, whether looking at them in world or in photos, it's easy to see how mesh surpasses the flat prim technology it is replacing.
Further up the path are several more types of three-prim plants. As more mesh flowers hit the market we'll be replacing some of them. I dare say, though, we will probably not see the day when there is no three-prim vegetation on Whimsy.
Mitsuki's flowers cost $349 and are modifiable and copyable. Prim count is low. We seem to break about even whenever we swap a three-prim flower on the land for a newer mesh flower.
You can visit Mitsuki's store here.