Monday, June 9, 2008

Carnivale Facelift

Please pardon my dust as I fiddle and foodle and putter about the island. My masks weren't the only things that had gotten outdated in a year, and I was starting to find my surroundings in the landscaping of the island increasingly inferior. I just never bothered to improve it because it wasn't a priority, but today I found motivation and inspiration through Miriel Enfield's amazing and beautiful sculpted cliffs. They really add a whole new look and feel to terraforming in SL and I think she'll get a kick out of just how crazy I've gone with them.

I completely leveled the mountain by the event hall. I felt it was limiting my use of space, and had long outlived its original purpose as a divider between the two halves of the island. I liked the dynamic of having a mountain though, so I shifted it back into the south west corner. I played with the idea of getting rid of the waterfall, because I was rather unsatisfied with my old one, but I realized I liked it and the sound and the feel too much. So why don't I just redo it? With the new mega prims that were recently able to be made, plus a bit of creative sculpting, I made a waterfall especially sculpted to the land, falling through it like real water.

Kriket was the one who suggested I dress up the bridge a bit, or more like she did so by dropping on she had designed on me. It was extremely primmy (89!) but I loved the look and design, so I added sculpted elements to bring it down to less than half that. It makes a beautiful little piece of the landscape now.

I showered a lot of the land with trees, mostly Sculptomancy's wonderful two prim texture changing trees (I adore them). Here's a snapshot that shows Miriel's cliffs a little.

Just beautiful.

I'm still not done yet, but I'm calling it done for now :) It's definitely worth visiting and taking a peek when you get a chance.


Anonymous said...

I'll definitely have to check it out! A little inspiration goes a long way :)

Miriel Enfield said...

It's looking gorgeous. :D I think you used those cliffs better than I did!