Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Joyous Solstice! Happy Chanukah! Miraculous Festivus! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy New Year! Wonderful Whatever I Missed!

It's that time of year, so all of us at Livingtree have gotten together and put out a box of presents for you! I'm not going to tell you what's in it, because that would spoil the surprise! But you can come and collect yours in the middle of Livingtree Island, next to the Information sign.

Just touch the box to get a folder with all the contents.

Enjoy your Holiday! And be safe and happy in RL and SL. May you have all you need, and more than a little of what you'd like, in the coming year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Holly Sweaters for Kids and Adults

We now have sweaters, based on the knit design used for this year's Holiday Bear, but sized to fit men and women, boys and girls!

The sweater has a sculpted turtleneck collar, included in 3 sizes for your convenience. (It's mod though, and a single prim, so it's very easy to adjust to your own avatar.) There's a Shirt, which makes a very thick, warm sweater, and a skirt that goes with it so that it doesn't look tucked in. Or you can wear the Jacket instead, with or without the shirt, for a sleeker look.

Available in six different colors; Black, Blue, Green, Gold, Red and White. Copy/Mod/NO Transfer (but there's a Gift button on the vendor if you want to give it to someone else.) L$100, everywhere that R(S)W clothing is sold.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holiday Bear 2009

The Holiday Bear for 2009 is finished, and available now wherever Kick the Can toys are sold! This is the fourth in the series of Robin Sojourner's Collectable Holiday Bears.

This year, he's a chocolate brown bear with bright green eyes, warmly dressed in a Holly green knitted cap with cheekflaps and a bright red tassel, and matching scarf. The year is on the scarf in gold yarn.

Like all of Robin's bears, this fellow has arms, legs, and head that are carefully sculpted so that they move like the limbs on a real stuffed bear, making him very easy to pose. For your convenience, there are already 5 poses in the pack, including 3 "carry" poses with animaitons, so you can hold him in your right hand, left hand, or cuddled to your chest.

Copy/Mod - NO Transfer. Please use the Gift option on the vendors if you are buying the bear for someone else. 15 prims. L$150. Available now from the Kick the Can main store, and also from XStreet SL.

Come see him, and get him soon if you want him, because on Jan. 1, 2010 he's going to be gone forever!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Strings of Lights!

My lil sis Mari needed some light strings, and they turned out so well, I thought I'd make em available to everyone!

They come in four colors (white, red, green and blue), and are sold separately or in a pack. You can see em in the window of my store, and get em in the "Yard Stuff" section on the back wall.

These light strings don't actually provide light, they just twinkle merrily and look great on houses, and along walkways.

That's the white colored ones at the Livingtree Outpost at Turtle Dove. They look really nice there, I think. Mari sure likes em.

Happy Holidays!
Pygar Bu

Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter Comes to Livingtree!

Just in time for the Holidays, it's Winter on Livingtree! The island is covered with snow, the River has frozen over, and the Skating is Good!

The Musical Ice Floes that some of you may remember from last year are back, as well as the Barrel Jump, the Traffic Cones and the Ring O' Fire!

New this year is an Ice Castle for you to rest and relax in after skating the length of the river a few times.

The Winter Teasets are back in the shop, refurbished with new, smoother sculpties (including a beautiful new spoon) and a slightly tweaked script that lets anyone in the group serve tea, or clean it up.

The Christmas Gift Boxes are back, too, and there are new Long Johns, so you can stay warm while out skating.

More new stuff (and fondly remembered old stuff) will be appearing over the next few weeks, so stop back often!

See you there!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Rosebud Flyer Little Red Wagon

New from You Know, For Kids - the Rosebud Flyer Little Red Wagon!

Rideable as a vehicle by two kid avvies, only 9 prims too, so it's not too much to leave sitting out either. Tons of fun, too!

This is rezzed out onto the ground (or wherever). You can then sit in it to ride it around like a vehicle. It's not too fast an doesn't go up hills much, but it's fun going down then!

It's 9 prims, and sold modify, copy, no transfer. You can modify the prims in case you need to make the wagon a little bigger for you.

It handles sim crossings fairly well, or as well as most vehicles in Second Life. You may snap back a bit when you ride in it. If you lose it on a sim crossing of whatever, just rez another one from your inventory.

Available You Know, For Kids on Livingtree, and also available at XStreetSL!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is 19 September!

Ahoy there!

We be celebratin' Talk Like a Pirate Day this year with a scavenger hunt! There will be ten doubloons t' locate on t' island, each with a clue t' find t' next.

Each doubloon will have a prize inside! Five o' these prizes be parts o' a craftable Ship's Lantern. (T' last doubloon will be found next t' where you can put t' lantern together.) T' other five doubloons will contain various piratical equipment for you t' wear and use. :-D

T' hunt will begin on Monday 14 September and run until Sunday 20 September. Look for a group announcement closer t' t' start date!

First Mate Pygar Bu

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Washtub Full of Drinks

Before Summer ends, there's time for a few really good picnics and outdoor parties; and everyone needs to have plenty of soft drinks available for those hot August days.

Stay cool and refreshed with a washtub filled with ice and well stocked with 13 different flavors of soft drinks in aluminum cans.

Washtub and Soda Vendor from SL

The washtub and ice are 3 prims, (and available separately as well, in a mod/transfer version, in case you want to stock it yourself.) Each can is a single prim. Touch a can to get a drinkable can of that flavor.

Attach (wear) the can, and you'll hear the familiar hiss-pop of a can opening, and start to take sips from it. It will never disappear, so if you want to leave it on as an accessory, you can.

You can also get the tub with a carton of milk in it, in case you want a healthier choice for the kids in your life.

Fully sculpted. Washtub with ice and soft drinks, L$450, Transfer only. Washtub with ice, soft drinks and milk, $L550, Transfer only. Washtub and ice, L$200, mod/transfer.

All available now, from the Home and Garden store in Livingtree. Stop by, see the washtub in "person," take a look at the 13 flavors, and get a refreshing can to drink! (Also available on XStreet.)

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Livingtree Thermos!

Now available at the Livingtree Campsite, this stylish thermos, available in plaid or metal! Simply click the lid to remove the cup for drinking, and click again to replace it. Also, thanks to sculpties, this thermos is only two prims!

Come by the Livingtree Campsite today and get a thermos of your own!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

7Seas Custom Salvage \o/

Hi! :-D

I'm very excited to announce a salvageable item at Cheep Cheep Landing for you 7Seas fisherers: the Wonder Soak'em 10. Use the blueprint and four salvage pieces to assemble it and go find someone to drench! :-)

(If you see my lil sis, she helped make this one. Thanks, Mari!)

Pygar Bu, Livingtree Fishmaster

P.S. We have resumed the weekly contests too, they're about an hour and a half before the fireworks show. See you there!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!


Just letting everyone know that our fishing contest is cancelled for this Saturday, due to the U. S. holiday and your Fishmaster being from the U. S. :-)

Also, Mari asked me to tell you all that she'll be blowing up the sim with her fireworks at 4 p.m. SLT this weekend. She will make a group announcement inworld as well.

Enjoy the weekend!
Pygar Bu, Livingtree Fishmaster

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Livingtree Firework Show - 5/30 at 8:00p.m. SLT

Summer is upon us, and that means the start of my Summertime firework shows! Come down to Livingtree this Saturday, May 30th at 8:00 p.m. SLT and join in the fun!

Refreshments will be provided for all. Event is free of charge. All are welcome, so come on down an enjoy. Come early, too, because the sim can fill up pretty quick!

Shows will be every Saturday at 8, though Labor Day!

While there, feel free to check out the island. All of Robin Sojourner's stores (The AV store featuring her skin and clothing work, The Broom Closet, and Kick The Can for child avatars) are located there, as well as her texture tutorial, library, and Wiccan learning center. You'll also find You Know... For Kids and Pygar's Stuff That He Made main stores, as well as Marianne McCann's herbs and plants.

Also, there are rentable (free) kayaks for exploring the island, a big playground, a swimming hole, drum circle, as fishing area (offering both Neo-Realms and 7 Seas fishing), and other goodies to explore. There's even a few hidden surprises here and there!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New 3D Texture Set from Robin

If you like Victorian millwork, you'll love the texture set I just finished!

I designed it to use as a porch for my Wheel Cottage textures, but it makes great free-standing buildings, like gazebos, as well.

Textures used on a small porch, and a gazebo

There are 30 textures here, including millwork railings, spanderels, and two kinds of brackets, both single brackets and double brackets (which work great as the inside of a box, so you can save prims on your builds.)

There's a seamless banister texture that matches the railings, beadboard for the ceiling (in two colors,) and a porch edge with either vertical siding or lattice below the facing. You also get stair edges to match, with seamless siding or lattice. And, because lattice is good, you'll also get two seamless lattice textures, one diagonal and one square, to make arbors, trellis, and windbreaks.

And of course there's gingerbread for the gable roof, both "painted on" and freestanding (with a matching shadow texture for the gable,) and a mask so you can recolor it easily in your graphics program, if you choose to do that. Or, if there's a limit to the amount of millwork you want, you can use the gable with no gingerbread decoration.

Best of all, you get sculpts to make a beautiful turned porch pillar and newel post, with shaded textures to match them, so you can have a lovely porch with surprisingly few prims. (The porch in the picture, for instance, is only 15 prims!)

All of this goodness comes with railings, banisters, spandrels, siding and lattice in either white or green. (There were too many things to put both in the same package.) If you want to recolor it, I strongly suggest buying the green, because it will give Hue and Saturation something to work with!

L$950 for the package, in either color (or splurge and get both; they look fantastic mixed!) 30 seamless, full permission textures. TRU license applies. (You're buying a license to use the textures, not the textures themselves, so you cannot resell them or give them away as textures, or on a single prim. They must be part of a build, consisting of at least two prims.)

On sale now, at TRU, and at the Texture Library in Livingtree (113, 97, 25). Come check it out!

A new playset at Pygar's Stuff!


I have put a new playset out in my store. It's for the Turtles of Mighty Nasty Temperament and includes four turtle guys and their specialty weapons, their sensei who's a rat, and their arch-nemesis who has some very sharp things for hands. :-D They also have a two-levelled play table for staging battles or just hanging out and eating pizza.

Enjoy! :-D
Pygar Bu

Monday, April 6, 2009

More new goodies!

It's springtime, and with that in mind, I've got some brand new products to announce on Livingtree!

First, at the plant stand are two brand new plant varieties! Available now is Peppermint and a Yellow Wildflower! These are only three prims and use scipted prim to make them look that much closer to the real thing! Here's a couple piccies

These are availble from the Plant Stand between the Wiccan Learning Center and Kick the Can

With the improved weather, there's also some new stuff at the campsite, including a camping table to go with the chairs, and the dutch oven both on and off the stand!

Look for those at the Livingtree campsite!

Ready to rock? Get a stone pet!

Envy your friends and their amazing AI critters from a handful of select manufacturers, but your Linden balance is not that of a Rockefeller or Chung? Finally, a solution to fit your budget!

The Stone Pet!

This loveable pet rock will sit merrily on your shoulder or in your hand, or carry him or her around in a handy pet carrier! Includes both stone versions, as well as both a carryable and low-prim display box!

What's more, these rocks are not mute! Click on 'em for a selection of fun, friendly sayings!

Available at You Know, For Kids in Livingtree!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Art Glass Textures for making Stained Glass!

I have a new set of textures for making stained glass in Second Life®.

15 brightly colored sheets of Art Glass

This set of 15 seamless textures is based on the Art Glass that Tiffany popularized at the turn of the last century. If you have my Stained Glass for SL book, you know how to use this.

At the moment, the license will only get you usage within SL; but if you love them, contact me if you want to use them somewhere else, and I'll see what we can do.

They are available now from TRU (search for 'glass') and at the Texture Library at Livingtree (105,90,20). L$350 for the set of 15 seamless textures. Come check them out!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Windchime Easter Eggs

For spring, wind chimes in large eggs with delicate, ornate kaleidoscope patterns on them, in a dozen different colors and patterns, each more beautiful than the last.

Easter Egg Windchimes, Random Play, Six Notes, Lovely Sound

Pick your favorite, or collect all twelve!

They all play a totally random series of six pure sampled chime notes. There are no repeating loops to drive you crazy here, just wonderful, relaxing chimes.

Touch the egg, and the owner can change the volume, or turn the chimes off or on. When you have turned them off, you can choose to start playing again at a new volume, or Resume at the volume you were using, so you don't have to remember what that was.

You really have to hear these to appreciate them! So come and play with the demo, in the Home and Garden store at Livingtree (85,128,24). L$125, Transfer Only, so they make perfect Easter gifts. Tuck one in a basket for someone you love.

See you in world!

Friday, March 27, 2009

New 3D Texture Set from Robin

As I may have mentioned, I'm now designing textures for TRU (Textures R Us).

The first 3D set is now done, and available both at the TRU store and website (look under 3D Build - New Sets) and in the Texture Library at Livingtree (105, 90, 20).

Tiny cottage showing exterior textures

It comes in two sets, for the interior and exterior of a little Victorian style cottage, with gingerbread featuring a wheel in the gable. Which is why it's called Wheel Cottage. (It doesn't have to be this tiny, of course. This is just to show the textures. Anything not included in the two packs is black.)

I tried to make the texture flexible, and easy to recolor. So, along with the gingerbread that's part of the texture, there's a gingerbread "stand alone" and a texture with just a shadow on it, so you can put the gingerbread on a separate prim, if you want. I also included a mask for Photoshop, so you can easily recolor the siding without touching the gingerbread, if you'd like to.

The windows are included with Alphas, so you can see through them, and without, so you won't have any alpha sorting issues. They also come with shutters, with curtains, with a flower box full of purple petunias, with any combination of the three of them, or just plain with nothing; and masks are included to make it simple to change the colors of anything very easily (except the petunias.) There are instructions, too, in case you're not sure what to do in Photoshop. (That's all I use, so if you use something else, I'm afraid you're on your own.)

Cottage interior

On the inside, the windows have curtains, flowers from the flower boxes outside, both, or neither; and once again the alpha and no-alpha versions are included. All the interior textures are also included with molding that runs along the ceiling, or without. So if you want to have the wallpaper extend up the inside of the gable, you can; or, if you prefer a flat ceiling, you can have that, too! Most of the inside textures you can mask yourself with just a rectangle. But there's a mask for the door, because it's slightly more involved.

Closeup through the outside window, into the inside

All together, there are 30 exterior textures and 23 interior textures, to make a very charming little cottage. L$750 each pack.

Check them out! I think you'll like them.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hot off the Presses - Stained Glass Book!

I just finished the latest book in the Livingtree Lecture series, based on the weekly lectures that I give behind the Texture Tutorial.

This one is a 76 page THiNC Book called Stained Glass for SL™. Like all the other books in the series, there's more here than I could cover in the one-hour lecture.

Stained Glass for SL™ book cover

It starts with a discussion of how to make your own stunningly realistic stained glass panel in Photoshop.

Next, you'll learn how to painlessly make an Alpha Channel that has opaque leading and semi-transparent glass with varying levels of opacity. Techniques for doing this with a separate "leading" layer in your layer stack, with a separate "glass transparency" layer, or with nothing but a flat image of your stained glass are all covered; and you'll be delighted to know that the only selection needed for any of them is the super-easy "Command/ctrl click the thumbnail" trick.

Finally, you'll discover how to make four different kinds of Art Glass to use in the windows. (One more than was covered in the half-hour bonus session after the lecture.) When you finish you'll have Textured Glass (with any texture you want pressed into the glass,) Ripple Glass, Wispy Glass and Seedy Glass, in any color your heart desires, to use in your own windows.

(In case you don't want to take the time to make your own glass, I also have a few vendors up with various seamless glass textures in the Texture Library.)

All of this is available now, for the introductory price of L$100, in the Texture Library at Livingtree 113, 97, 25. (Book prices will all be going up in the middle of April, because there is a tremendous amount of work in one of these books.)

Come read the book for free, and buy a copy if you think you can use it!

See you there!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fishing Tournaments!


Your Fishmaster here, to tell you about some of the stuff going on at Cheep Cheep Landing.

We've started creating custom fishes and other stuff for the 7Seas fishing game. We are also holding tournaments on Saturdays at 6:30pm SLT, hosted by yours truly! :-D Prizes are custom trophies by Mari and Gift Certificates to Robin's stores for the first through third place winners.

The customs are being made by all three of us, and we are planning a lot of them! Mari has been making cute toy fish, and she has a topiary fish that must be seen to be believed! I have made a balloonfish (be surprised there) and am working on a custom rod with my own animations - usable with the invisible rod without the standard animations. And Robin has a nice shirt in there, with her standard three different clothing layers (undershirt, shirt and jacket layers). We are also thinking about making a craftable thing, but so far that's just a thought. :-)

We also have set up the bounty hunting minigame. It's set to randomly select any rarity of catch right now, and I set it to randomly select Common fish during the tourneys so fishers of all skill levels can catch something!

I am also exploring the idea of holding Neo-Realms tourneys on our dock. Feel free to tell me what you think in IM or notecard. :-)

Come on down and fish anytime!
Pygar Bu, Livingtree Fishmaster

Sunday, March 1, 2009

New Balloon Hats!


I made some new balloon hats and they are now on the rack with the others! There is also a bulk hat vendor on the wall behind the rack. All of the different hats are in there, either sold in groups of 5 or 10 at a discount, or the all-in-one bag which has one of every hat!

The hats are modify/transfer and attach at the mouth. :-)

Enjoy! :-D
Pygar Bu

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Introducing the Wonder Soak'em!

Need to cool off and have fun at the same time? Want to show someone you mean business? Just want to have some good, clean sun? You need the Wonder Soak'em!

The Wonder Soak'Em shoots water-like particles, and a lot of them! Just fire it like any other weapon, and "drench" both friend and foe in its spray!

Transferrable, and makes the perfect gift!

Available at You Know, For Kids in Livingtree!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The ol' arrow through the head!

Feeling a little wild and crazy? Why not show all your friends just how wild and crazy you are with an Arrow Through The Head from You Know, For Kids!

Modifiable and transferrable: makes a great gift -- and by "great," I mean "silly!"

Available in You Know, For Kids in Livingtree!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Season's Change

There's no real shadows in Second Life, so what could our groundhog be afraid of?

Those who have visited Livingtree the last few days have noticed a metamorphosis on the island: the ice is gone from Livingtree's waterways, and the snow has slowly been melting off. Beneath the snows, the bright green color of fresh plant growth is taking hold. It's highly likely that Livingtree will be starting into spring in no time.

At the plant stand, you'll find a fresh updating of all the plants, using a brand new sculpt map to deliver the highest quality plants we've ever had. All the plants, herb beds, and individual plants are now taking advantage of this new sculpt map. Take a look at the below image -- or visit the plant stand in Livingtree for an idea of how good they look.

I mentioned the new Toy Flying Fish in the waters around Cheep Cheep Landing. I should also mention that some special prizes can be found in our Neo Realms fishing distributor as well. We added these when we became one of Neo Realms few Gold level fishing camps. For those who use the 7 Seas system, I should also mention our weekly fishing Tournament, just after 6:30 p.m. SLT on Saturday at Cheep Cheep Landing, and hosted by Phate Shepherd and Krystal Wrigglesworth.

One more thing: if you weren't quite done with winter, our Livingtree Outpost, located in the Dasher sim, is still available. We're slowly moving in some of our Valentine's Day stock before the area goes away: please feel free to stop by and check out this little bit of Livingtree-outside-Livingtree.

Enjoy the coming of Spring in our neck of the virtual world!

Wax Lips!

Guaranteed to make you and your friends smile! These lips fit on your mouth and will give you long, long lasting lip color!

These are available in three varieties, including "Vampire Fangs," "Pretty Lips," and "Buck Teeth" varieties.

Transferrable, so you can share, and availale in You Know, For Kids in Livingtree!

Valentine's Scripted Gift Boxes

Present presents to your Valentine in style!

Valentine Heart Gift Box

Fully scripted gift boxes use a menu system to allow you to choose from 11 different wrapping papers, 11 different color choices for ribbons, bows, or lace (depending on the box style), and 11 different colors for floating text (or none at all, if you don't like it.)

Put your own sound file and particle in the box, or use the default of a honky-tonk piano playing "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and valentine heart particles.

The scripts step you through setting the name of the SL Resident who can open the box, along with a message that will appear in the floating text, and another one that will show up in Chat when the box is opened. You can also set the date, and keep the recipient from opening the present early! (No one but the recipient (and you) can open it at all, ever.)

Pack the box with presents. They don't have to be copyable, although they do have to be transferable, of course.

On the specified day, your Valentine can open the box, and when they do your message will appear in Chat, the sound file will play, and particles will shoot out in every direction. All the contents of the box will also be delivered, and your Valentine will get his or her present(s.)

Then you can choose to give them the box, as well, or pick it back up to use again and again!

Yes, this means that they don't have to Own the box to open it; they just have to be the person whose name you've set.

Available in two styles; a Heart shaped box, with color-changing lace around the bottom,(shown above) or a traditional box shape with a bow and ribbon,(shown below.) Both are Mod/Transfer (NO copy) L$100, available now from the "Gift Box and Card" vendors in Robin's Home and Garden Store, Livingtree (85, 128, 24), and in all Kick the Can stores, including the main store in Livingtree.

Valentine's Gift Box

Come play with the demos! See you there!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Catch something special!

Spotted in the waters off Cheep Cheep Landing: the Toy Flying Fish!

A 7 Seas Community Creation, the Toy Flying Fish works like any other 7 Seas style fish, but is only available in Livingtree. The fish, marked as an UltraRare, just entered our waters today!

Best of luck catching this elusive fish for your own!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Deely Boppers!

Feeling a little spacey, a little out there? Maybe you're a star and want the world to know? Or maybe you just want to have a little silly fun? If so, then the You Know, For Kids deely boppers are for you!

Deely Boppers

What can I say? They attach to your head, and the springs and stars wiggle around when you move! It's fun on a bun -- assuming your hair is in a bun, of course!

Only five prims, Transferrable as a gift, and a steal at the price!

Available in You Know, For Kids, at in Livingtree!

Also check out my other goodies (Whee-Los, EZ Bake Ovens, Lamps, Music Box, Lemonade Stand, Pinwheels, and more), an all the other goodies for both kids an adults!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Playset @ Pygar's Stuff!


I have a new playset in my store - a dollhouse for my HowdyKat and DarlingDanny dolls! There's furnishings for it and there are two different variations of the dolls, one is standing and the other is sitting. Both sets of dolls are also modifyable, so you can design clothes for em, or add animations for playing or carrying, whatever you like!

The nightstand has a working lamp, too, that uses Robin's configurable light script. Touch the lamp shade to set it. It will light the whole dollhouse, but not much farther than that. ;-D

Pygar Bu

Yes... the invisible dog!

Tired of seeing all your friends running around with amazing AI puppies? Want to run with the pack but a dog you lack? Want to amaze and amuse your friends? Well, now you can!

You Know, For Kids announces the amazing, incredible Invisible Dog!

Invisible Dog

Available for both kids and adults in one slim package, this wonder pup will stay by your side in his finely crafted leash. Just attach the leash to yourself and go for a walk: it's all you need to do! 100% housebroken, obedient, and never one to bark at strangers (or anything else!)

Available at You Know, For Kids in Livingtree!

Sold No Mod / No Copy / Transfer, with both adult and child avatar sizes in one box - keep one and give the other as a gift, if you want. Some AOs may override the holding animation.

Get an invisible dog today!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Clothing 101 Book Ready Now!

The Clothing 101 book, from the Lectures that I gave last November, is finished and ready to read at the Texture Library on Livingtree.

Product Image

You can sit there and read it for free, or you can pick up a copy to take home for only L$100.

It explains everything that I think you should know before you start to make clothing in SL.

I start by explaining the difference between texture clothing and prim clothing. Then I explain how to make clothes using the Appearance dialog, in case you don't know that.

Next, I explain what a 3D mesh, such as the one that makes all our Avatars, really is, and what a UV Map is. I talk about the 3 UV Maps that are used on our avatars, and why we only have one arm, and one foot, for texturing purposes.

After that, I discuss Clothing Layers - what goes on top of which, and how much of the AV each covers.

Then we get into the meat of the topic, as I explain how to wear a "UV Suit" (which is included in the book, using a Notecard) to design clothing. How to test for errors before you've put much work into a garment, how to get onto the Beta (Preview) Grid, so you can save Lindens as you test your work, and how to fix things when you find glitches.

Finally I show you the common problem areas on the Avatar - things that always stretch, and how to deal with them.

As a bonus, at the end, I talk about how to use repeating patterns as fabric for your clothing, by making Patterns in Photoshop®.

All of this is presented in a 42 page THiNC book, fully illustrated, with a link to my Website (so you can get the Subdivided UV "Templates" to use in your own work) a Notecard full of textures and UV/Test clothing, and landmarks to the Texture Tutorial and Texture Library where you can find other books. (Assuming you're not sitting there reading this one.)

If you're not familiar with THiNC books, they are as close to real books as I've seen in SL, with turning pages and everything. You can read them by zooming in, or, if you own the book, you can wear it as an HUD. I think it's the perfect way to publish a reference book for you to use in SL.

But come see for yourself! You'll find the book at the Texture Library on Livingtree.

See you there!