by Marianna Monentes - Softly
Overheard: many say, I would love to try Ruth or Roth, but there are no clothes or accessories for them. With Athena, you see the clothes 'everywhere' making it super-easy to grab, and yet, we don't want to promote copybotting in Opensim, do we? No!
I have great news for you. This article is a tutorial on how to make your very own clothing HUD for Ruth and Roth 2.0.
First, you can pick up all these supplies at Monentes Jewelry store, FREE. The items are located outside the store, on the patio, in a clearly-marked REZ Zone. (You will find clothing HUDs for both Ruth and Roth already for your use, if you want.)
Please, copy all the items you want to your Inventory.
In your folder you will see: r2 Clothing HUD for Ruth or r2 Clothing HUD for Roth
When you rez it, it will look like this image:
Once both are worn, your clothing can be changed just by touching the images on the r2 Clothing HUD for Ruth or r2 Clothing HUD
Okay, that is easy enough but, then you think, you want even more clothes? Well, the good news about easy to use continues. The clothes are made by simply adding clothing templates to the r2 Clothing HUD for Ruth or r2 Clothing HUD
It really is simple. This HUD is composed of 24 squares. The green highlighted box on the left is an UPPER Template boxe, if you look, you can see all the uppers on the left. The red highlighted box on the right is a LOWER Template box, and if you look, you can see all lowers to the right of all the Uppers; it makes matched sets easy to find. If you go into Edit Linked parts, on each square they will be listed like this"
The highlighted squares in the diagram above indicate the first outfit, Upper and Lower. Select the boxes in Edit Linked and add your template textures accordingly. Uppers in s1U boxes, Lowers in s1L boxes.
When you get your r2 Clothing HUD for Ruth or r2 Clothing HUD filled with the textures you like, TAKE the HUD to inventory then ADD it again, and make sure you have ADDed the Ruth/Roth Clothing Preview too. Once both are ADDed, you can change your clothing just by touching the Uppers and/or Lowers on your personalized HUD. Mix and/or match as you like.
Knowing how to create your own HUD makes dressing Ruth and Roth 2.0 a breeze, if you want more than we have on offer.
If you need any help or assistance creating your clothing HUDS please just IM me, I would be happy to help you.
by Marianna Monentes-Softly
Marianna and Reyn Softly wearing Ruth and Roth 2.0
Ruth and Roth 2.0 are low-poly mesh bodies, specifically designed for Opensimulator. They are built to use standard SL UV maps using scratch-built open source mesh bodies by Shin Ingen with other open source contributions from the OpenSimulator Community; Skins by URBAN4U and UV Map and Vertex Weights by Ada Radius.
If you are going to wear a mesh avatar in the OpenSim, please support this project and use one that is open source and created with love for the OpenSim. Don't use copybotted Athena and Apollo etc. Support our own awesome creativity and be proud of what we do here. We are not SL. We do not need to try to be SL at the cost of our integrity.
You can get the avatar and some accessories here at the pick called Ruth and Roth in Anna Wright's profile. We have started a collection and can be found outside Monentes Jewelry, all free!
I just created two clothing HUDS for Ruth and Roth, I will be publishing how to create your own clothing HUDS soon, stay posted.
Reyn created the great R & R Logo seen above, please ask me for this to fly at your venue or region in support of Ruth and Roth, thank you!
Google+ Community Page: https://plus.google.com/communities/103360253120662433219
Github Repository: https://github.com/Outworldz/Ruth
Bad Katz has a store at the Ardice Mall at Great Canadian Grid! Yes you still can find Bad Katz here, please stop by and see the great plants that are out!!
Sunny Paradise Podex enabled, and Sunrise Paradise Gloebit enabled malls has everything the shopper may be looking for.
Sunrise Paradise Mall Gloebit enabled
Sunny Paradise Podex enabled
by Marianna Monentes - Softly
Image at Pixabay.com
We all love our GCG Group chat channel; it's incredible to see when new people say hello asking for help or where things are located, needing landmarks, hair or even AO's.
Roddie has our group chat set up so that we can all reach out and network and help one another.
He has also set up Groups for advertising, events, building, etc. so that people can go to these help groups for specific help needed or to advertise your events or regions.
GCG group chat is not intended for advertising your regions rentals, sales, and announcements; those ads should be posted at the specific groups as notices.
Please join these groups inworld.
by Marianna Monentes-Softly
Roddie Macchi has recently redesigned the welcome region area to be more welcoming to newcomers to the grid. There are forty regions available for free rent to the avatar who is 30 days or less, or returning avs, who never set up originally and need a place.
All the green area seen here on this image is free rental land, surrounding it is the GCG Welcome Region, GCG Communications, GCG Roleplay HUB, Podex, GCG Freebie Mall, LK Clutterfly, GCG Drive-in and more all easily accessible from the free land rental island.
Please make sure you read the boards located inside the Rental office
Recent residents to the grid we welcome you and hope that you will take advantage of our free land rental offer. It is a great way to get acclimated to the Great Canadian Grid!
by Marianna Monentes - Softly
GCG Communications region recently updated by Reyn Softly
Do you have a virtual news publication or vlog series based in The Great Canadian Grid or the Hypergrid that you’d like to have featured at the GCG Communications region?
We’d love to have you and offer you that opportunity. The GCG Communications region is home to the GCG official publication The GCG Sun and our headquarters have a home here.
We do offer the option of satellite offices for other organizations in the form of display spaces that let readers and viewers know what you do. These are intended to be displays for promotion for hypergrid users, but you can also use them as practical spaces to work on any cross-promotions you have in your publication related to the Great Canadian Grid. Local organizations can, of course, use them as a home base for their work.
These offices are in an excellent traffic area, with ongoing events during the year, which gives your organization publicity.
If you are interested in an office, we have a few available.
Please feel free to contact Marianna Monentes – Softly inworld.
by Tigerkitti Eberdene
Here you will find lots to do and to explore. . .
Sky level has Winter, summer, a city marketplace and modern homes.
There is also a full army base with memorials. Anyone wishing to roleplay military I would welcome that. All you need is there!
Come light a candle, reflect. Churches on each level as well.
Ground level is medieval. Sky is modern.
Vehicle rezzer on modern areas to be able to use with no need for the extra prims of cars etc.
Rezzer on medieval area for dragons and horses to ride.
You can live here! Free! Choose medieval or modern.
Free stores are available as well.
Up to 300 prims. Stay for a while or as long as you wish.
Lots to do on the land. Fishing, farming, games, events that will be announced.
Contact Tigerkitti Eberdene to join land group or for more information. (Tig)
By Anna Wright
Photo source: Pixabay.com
The Great Canadian Grid has so many amazing regions and destinations within them. We’d like to be able to find them all, explore them and appreciate the time and effort that’s gone into their creation. Maybe you have a rented space to visit within a region that you want to share. That’s noteworthy as well. One of my favourite things about this grid and the OpenSim as a whole is the creativity. Let us walk around in those dynamic ideas and marvel. That is why we're here. For those who are more of a party person and here for the social and music scene, it’s something to do when there’s nothing happening events wise. Take yourself on a mini-vacation!
How do we get news of all these destinations out to the rest of the grid? You need to put a little bit of time into promoting your spaces. At the very least, make them searchable through the standard search options.
Some of this info is pretty basic, and likely you know it, but I’m going to point it all out anyway because these things, done in combination, are successful in getting the word out about regions and destinations. Seriously, do them all!
Here are the seven key ways to effectively promote your space in the Great Canadian Grid. I’m going to borrow an alt’s profile (that's nice and blank) and use my own region as an example in a few of the pictures.
1. Profile Picks
Start by creating a pick for your profile. Describe what your place’s purpose is. Is it based on somewhere in the real world or is it a fantasy? Do you host parties and DJ? Do you have shops or offer rentals? Is it a role play or just a pretty place to unwind and take a few deep breaths? Add a nice photo in the picture spot. Draw us into your world with you.
Yes, they work here! I would strongly suggest you create a classified ad as well with the same level of detail as the pick. You can even just copy from on to the other. Then it will come up in that tab too if someone only searches classifieds. You need to check off mature content even if you don’t host any to get the ad to publish and auto renew. You can place ads for free though.
3. Join GCG Grid Groups
When you first joined the Great Canadian Grid you might have seen the signs on the Welcome region suggesting you join some groups, our forum and some of our social media options. If anyone was helping your get oriented in GCG, they would have told you to join all those as well to get started. Beginning in a new grid can be overwhelming and it’s possible you didn’t get to all of them. Join them now by going to the GCG Welcome region and clicking those signs. If you join the Flyer group you can send notices about new spaces, changes to known spaces and events within them. You can choose to have notices on or off depending how active your other groups are in terms of concerns of getting IM capped from too many.
4. The GCG Forum and Social Media
You can post information about your spaces in GCG in the forum and on social media. I highly recommend joining the forum for many reasons, promotion being only one of them.
Some folks in here do Facebook and/or Google plus as well so those are both available to you:
5. Give Roddie Macchi Your Landmarks
We have a Landmark board at the GCG Welcome region. If you give Roddie the landmarks to your spaces, residents new and old can find you that way.
6. Email Roddie Macchi your region photos
You’ll notice a slide show of grid pictures on the login page in between specific event promotions. If you give Roddie a labeled picture of your region, preferably with the GCG logo in one corner of it, your photo can end up in the slide show.
Roddie has kindly provided us with a logo to share in the resolution he would like on the pictures:
The label should include the region name for easy map searching will help folks who happen upon it while they log in. You can email those photos to:
Your finished version should be set up something like this example:
7. OpenSimWorld Directory
The larger community within the OpenSim has a directory called OpenSimWorld which is extremely well used and helpful in attracting hypergriders to your spaces, as well as finding a few cool places to hypergrid to yourself.
With these seven easy steps, your virtual spaces you wish to share on GCG can be known and loved. It’s a little bit of careful set up, but well worth the time in the end. Happy travels folks!