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Wednesday, April 03, 2013


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Adeon Writer

Lack of in-world building was my second-biggest complaint about Cloud Party. (the biggest was not having SL's alt-cam)

This certainly... Changes things. I'm excited to rejoin the world now and start building. The main reason I stopped logging in was I couldn't do anything.

Although I still need that intuitive camera...

Metacam Oh

This is a pretty big deal. Good for Cloud Party, and once again Linden Lab caught snoozing on the job. Before they know it, the only thing that makes them money which they constantly neglect, is going to have a sound competitor and then the lights go out.


@Adeon: Cloud Party has an orbit camera, just hold down alt and click on an object. More info here: http://forums.cloudparty.com/discussion/359/new-orbit-camera/p1

elizabeth (16)

grid building been available for a long time. is how CAD programs work fundamentally. can also be found in games like Cube Saubraten


the key thing that Cloud have done is baking the grid build into a mesh object/file

we been asking linden for this since mesh came to SL. hope they will sit up and take notice now

Hitomi Tiponi

Improving the way they optimise the rendering is useful, and an improvement over SL's prims - but it is needed for Cloud Party, which is hardly that fast at rendering. I will head back in to have a look at it next week. Lego-like building is not new, and of course blocks generally have a low impact on rendering - I wonder what will happen to rendering times when they add complex curves.


This is great. Everybody should be able to build. Mesh is good for us that have all the tools and understand it.
But virtual worlds should be fun. And building is one of the things that attract people and make them stay.

ZZ Bottom

Sorry to say, but f*** cloud party!
The future to open sim belongs and pixieviewer is the way to go, version v2 released already!


This is totally amazing. I built my "suburbia" (link above) in less than a day thanks to this block technique combined with traditional build tech. Just flooded the mesh and saw the building litteray grow in front of my eyes. And all in 1 piece *applause cloud party* :D:D

Arcadia Codesmith

It'll be a couple weeks before I have time to check this out, but I WILL be checking it out. This is exactly the sort of thing I've been kicking LL about for years now, without the slightest sign that they're rousing from their slumber.


this is all good news for us and bad news for SL, bye bye SL.

one thing to pick up on its "like LEGO" and not "like LEGOS"

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