by Marianna Monentes
Video by Marianna Monentes
Taggster Sunrise invites you to explore Sunrise and Sunset regions. Fantasy, Pixie, Fae, Mermaids and Sailing regions. It is Tagg’s hope that more will come explore this fantasy paradise. Unique buildings throughout, with lush landscaping it is a pleasure to explore! Taggs loves company, so please visit anytime.
by Marianna Monentes-Softly
Lannorra Sion has created an enchanting dance area "The Ruins" at Phantom Rose. My husband, Reyn loves capturing images here, because of all the great details.
We love dancing here, you will too.
by Thor Asgard-Tech Editor
First of all I would like to thank Ms Softly for asking me to be Tech Editor. I am very pleased and honored that she thought my writing style is good enough to print.
For my first article I decided to cover something mentioned before by Miss Tig Eberdene. The enjoyable creation that is know as SatyrFarm; my article is along the lines of the technical side of establishing a farm. Did you know that you can add any object to your farm? Due to this capability, I got creative, and some of the products from Raptor Nest Vineyards will now be sold in my various stores around the grid. The majority of the items will be only sold in my winery shop at Daniken Estates, a big thanks to Dani Gallager for offering to allow us to setup our shop there.
So other than the official crops that come standard with the farm, I am also growing the following custom plants: Catnip, Lavender, Chili Peppers, Pumpkins, Snowberries, a collection of Herbs, Trees for Coconuts, Cinnamon Bark, and Limes. I recently added Barley as well, and am working with several new ideas. As soon as I have the "Bugs" worked out, I will offer some of them for anyone else who has a farm to use.
There are three ways to add new items to your farm, the easy way, the slightly easy way, and the harder way. The easy way is to wait for someone else to add the item you want, or to ask the creator of the farms if the item you would like can be added to a later version.
The slightly easy way is to right click the item, a tree, one of the fields or any of the other items. Wait for the Object contents screen to open, then click Copy to Inventory. Once its in your inventory rename the SF object to whatever you want to grow. Rez and re-texture the bucket, then add that object back into the original item. Don't forget to change the texture files as well to match your new item. Then you carefully add said item to the list in the config note card.
For Example lets say you want to add something to your SF Small Field. This is the Configuration (Config) note card from it, BEFORE:
PRODUCTLIST=SF Carrots,SF Eggplants,SF Onions,SF Peppers,SF Potatoes,SF Strawberries,SF Sugar Cane,SF Tomatoes,SF Tea Leaves
Lets use Soybeans as an example, you add Soybeans to the PLANTLIST at the very end and SF Soybeans to the end of the PRODUCTLIST. Each addition must have a comma and UNspaced from the item before it, the first letter uppercase or the script will not detect it. So your end result should look like this:
[EXAMPLE AFTER ADDED]
PRODUCTLIST=SF Carrots,SF Eggplants,SF Onions,SF Peppers,SF Potatoes,SF Strawberries,SF Sugar Cane,SF Tomatoes,SF Tea Leaves, SF Soybeans
[EXAMPLE AFTER ADDED]
Every time you add something to your item it resets itself, so no need to reset it. To grow your new product, all you have to do is click on the field like you normally would. Select Plant and click on your newly added product that will now be listed in the menu. [If not, check both your note card as well as your new item for spelling errors, upper or lower case difference.] That is the slightly easy way.
The harder way involves a little imagination, a little nerve, and some skill in photo editing. The only difference between the slightly easy way and the harder way, is that you personally add the textures for what ever item you want. If you want bamboo to grow, you find bamboo textures. Make the background transparent and add the textures to the list. You now have bamboo, all you to do is plant it like the rest and watch it grow.
Or If you want to use the farm and your in a region that is prim conscious and have to watch your prim number very carefully. Do what I said to do in the slightly easy method, and place the contents into a single prim. It will still work but without all the extras to worry about. For example the water tower, will still work as a water tower in a single prim. Just remember to correctly name it for your other items to use it.
I am always experimenting on ideas or products for the farm, so if you have any ideas for what to grow, need input on how to do it, or need help with any other tech issue just ask. If you send me an IM or a note card when I am online and I do not reply right away. It is because I am either working or AFK, I will reply back as soon as I can.
by Marianna Monentes-Softly
I created these to use in Timmy's at Rockin' Roller region; to be used with the cookies and cupcakes.
Creating a Cupcake Liner in Blender
Start with a cylinder with an even number of vertices (try 36) and NGon cap fill:
Give the cylinder the shape of a cupcake paper liner
Select the top face and make it larger by scaling it (S). Then, delete the face (X):
Select half of the side edges
1. Switch to edge selecting mode
2. Select one edge at the top and one at the bottom circles
3. Multi select loops (Press Space and search for this function)
4. Select inverse (Press Space and search for this function)
5. Checker deselect (Press Space and search for this function)
Create the creases
Make this selection larger by scaling it:
After creating your liner you can add modifiers to solidify, bevel and subdivide to make your cupcake liner to your liking. Export and save as a DAE (a future article). Ultimately, when you import your DAE as mesh into the GCG, you will have a white, mesh object you can easily tint in texture settings.
How cool is 3D?
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She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you? - Norman Bates from the movie Psycho
…this will be your first thought when you venture to the Halloween venue that Tigerkitti Eberdene has created with the help of her daughters and friends.
Here you will see a farm with animals that have mutated, each wearing the other animal's heads. There are troughs filled with slimy maggots, Tig explained it’s their favourite food.
She has created a corn maze with hidden surprises for you to find, some are tricks others are treats; the path inside will confuse you as you try to find your way out.
There is a pond created for the fishing event, with spooky mist and fog rising above along the paths; the feeling of Halloween is present at every twist and turn here.
Please come join in this Halloween Madness the region is open now for guests, then
October 25th, 2018
DJ Maldrul will be the amazing sound man for the fishing contest at 2-4 p.m. GCG time, and the dance to follow from 4-6 p.m. $MC prizes and Halloween themed prizes.
Tigerkitti had a great turnout for the last fishing contest and everyone had so much fun. Come on out with your best Halloween costume on and fish, dance and enjoy the fun!
Images by Earwen Noldorin
by Finarfin Noldorin-Entertainment Editor
If you have never heard Terry Laidback sing, you are missing a wonderful talent! A musician and artist from Nova Scotia, Canada, with over 30 years of experience, his concerts are one to remember!
With a blend of country, blues, and rock and role, his shows draw fans from across the grids. Watch for his next concert! You will be thoroughly entertained!!
Visit Great Canadian Grid's most wonderful place to dance at the Shady Gator, owned by Jen Smith!! The venues ROCK! Thank you Terry and Jen for a wonderful evening of dance and fun at the Great Canadian Grid!
by Finarfin Noldorin-Entertainment Editor
It is party time at Great Canadian Grid!! If you have not heard DJ Sirius spin music you are missing one fabulous party!! Watch for his shows and come to enjoy a great variety of wonderful popular music!! Nothing jives like the Great Canadian grid when the music venue has such a great DJ to get everyone dancing!!
by Lynnestra Parker-Region Reviews
Upon landing I found myself at a cross roads, literally. The darkness encompassed everything except right in the middle of the cross roads where teleporting easels stood. To the east takes you to Industrial park and to the south takes you to the sandbox. I clicked the picture for Industrial park and was taken to another intersection. Looking east here is a road leading to a tunnel, south a road continues to a right curve and to the North the road straight. Turning to look west I see beautiful trees in their Autumn splendor.
I decide to go South and see where the right curve goes. A trailer caught my eye. It was full of servers and super computers. There was a Canadian flag flying in front of it, near the road. Between the flag and the trailer stands a radio tower.
Next door to the trailer is a cafe. Of course I had to see the cafe. Can't pass up a cup of good coffee. This is not a "normal" cafe. This one has books, lots of books. There is a bar too. The back is fully open and allows patrons the choice to sit comfortably indoors or outdoors. It is a nice place to drink a glass of wine and read a good book as the seagulls serenade while flying over the water.
I see the road does not continue but curves into a parking lot beside the cafe. Stretching out in front of me there is a long pier with a couple of boat docks attached to it. It reminds me of a place I spent many years of my childhood fishing.
I walk back to my starting point to see where the road north takes me. The tunnel calls to me. Mysterious and yet inviting in a way. But the voice inside says save it for last. so I continue north. Looking up at the electrical wires running along the posts I almost missed the first building on my left. Through the window i could see what appeared to be a photo booth. Taking a break from exploring for a few minutes I decide to play with the photo booth.
The next building has scaffolding in it so I stay out of there. Next is a well equipped garage, grease spots and all. I just had my nails done so I only looked inside and waved.
After the garage is The Factory Gym. A nice basketball court inside there. A warehouse is next with cargo ships loading and unloading.
We have reached the end of the north road. There is one building left to peek into. Ah a club house. Dances, a makeshift stage, cute idea there, and a microphone. I look around and then pretend to sing on stage.
Enough horse play. Time to go into the tunnel. The tunnel runs under train tracks and there is a train station next to the tracks as well. Not the kind of train station that you take to see Aunt Sally but the kind that ships cargo, boxcars, the type a Hobo would take to cross the country.
Past the trains and tracks you will see nature. The trees telling what season it is and a pond with a busy beaver trying to move a large log.
Further east there are signs of humanity around with electric poles holding up wires along an adjoining north/south road. Straight ahead is an easement for more poles with electrical wiring. Looking past the electrical poles I can see windmills. A welcome sight for this writer. On one side of the road you can see houses and cabins surrounded by trees. In their own little woods.. Continuing north along the tree lined road I run into a dead end and a junk yard. Looking around I shrug and go in. Hey, ones man's trash is another's treasure. The way Maximus Lear kept the balance of nature with man made buildings and workings is, in my opinion, a lesson in this industrial age.
by leman resident
ENIGMA a sim which has mostly free rental houses and stores. A park which is surrounded by
beautiful trees and buildings, which includes an art gallery, rent free. An entertainment center, which soon will have live performers. All this for the use and enjoyment of GCG residents and yes opensim guests.