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== What are Sculpted Prims? ==
 
== What are Sculpted Prims? ==
[[Image:sculpted_couch_Xenius_Revere.png|frame|right|by Xenius Revere]]
 
  
 
A '''Sculpted Prim''' is a prim whose shape is determined by a texture. These textures are called '''[[Sculpted Prims: FAQ#SculptTextures|Sculpt Textures]]''' or '''[[Sculpted Prims: FAQ#SculptTextures|Sculpt Maps]]'''. You can use sculpted prims to create more complex, organic shapes that are not currently possible with Second Life's prim system. For technical details, see [[Sculpted Prims Explained]].
 
A '''Sculpted Prim''' is a prim whose shape is determined by a texture. These textures are called '''[[Sculpted Prims: FAQ#SculptTextures|Sculpt Textures]]''' or '''[[Sculpted Prims: FAQ#SculptTextures|Sculpt Maps]]'''. You can use sculpted prims to create more complex, organic shapes that are not currently possible with Second Life's prim system. For technical details, see [[Sculpted Prims Explained]].
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== Sculpted Prims: News ==
 
== Sculpted Prims: News ==
 
  
 
=== 16 May 2007 ===
 
=== 16 May 2007 ===
  
 
An update to sculpted prims, included in the [http://blog.secondlife.com/2007/05/15/beta-grid-updated-to-second-life-11601/ latest build] of the beta viewer ([http://secondlife.com/community/preview.php 1.16.0(1)]), has two changes that are not backwards-compatible:
 
An update to sculpted prims, included in the [http://blog.secondlife.com/2007/05/15/beta-grid-updated-to-second-life-11601/ latest build] of the beta viewer ([http://secondlife.com/community/preview.php 1.16.0(1)]), has two changes that are not backwards-compatible:
[[Image:sculpted_head_Chip_Midnight.png|frame|right|by Chip Midnight]]
 
  
 
1) The orientation of the '''sculpt map''' (sculpt texture) is reversed. This means all previously created sculpt maps/textures need to be horizontally flipped (otherwise they'll appear inside out.) This change fixes the orientation discrepancy between sculpt maps/textures and surface textures (which have required a 90 degree rotate and flip.) ([http://blog.secondlife.com/2007/05/15/beta-grid-updated-to-second-life-11601/ source])
 
1) The orientation of the '''sculpt map''' (sculpt texture) is reversed. This means all previously created sculpt maps/textures need to be horizontally flipped (otherwise they'll appear inside out.) This change fixes the orientation discrepancy between sculpt maps/textures and surface textures (which have required a 90 degree rotate and flip.) ([http://blog.secondlife.com/2007/05/15/beta-grid-updated-to-second-life-11601/ source])
  
 
2) The LSL call to set sculpted prims is changing to require two parameters: the texture and the topology type. (source: [[Talk:Sculpted_Prims#HEADS_UP.21|Talk page]])
 
2) The LSL call to set sculpted prims is changing to require two parameters: the texture and the topology type. (source: [[Talk:Sculpted_Prims#HEADS_UP.21|Talk page]])
 
  
  
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Sculpted Prims made available on the [http://www.secondlife.com/community/preview.php preview grid].
 
Sculpted Prims made available on the [http://www.secondlife.com/community/preview.php preview grid].
 
  
  
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Sculpted Prims have now a comprehensive [[Sculpted Prims: FAQ|FAQ]] wiki page.
 
Sculpted Prims have now a comprehensive [[Sculpted Prims: FAQ|FAQ]] wiki page.
 
  
  

Revision as of 19:13, 17 May 2007

Sculpted Prims
by Xenius Revere
by Chip Midnight

What are Sculpted Prims?

A Sculpted Prim is a prim whose shape is determined by a texture. These textures are called Sculpt Textures or Sculpt Maps. You can use sculpted prims to create more complex, organic shapes that are not currently possible with Second Life's prim system. For technical details, see Sculpted Prims Explained.


Sculpted Prims: News

16 May 2007

An update to sculpted prims, included in the latest build of the beta viewer (1.16.0(1)), has two changes that are not backwards-compatible:

1) The orientation of the sculpt map (sculpt texture) is reversed. This means all previously created sculpt maps/textures need to be horizontally flipped (otherwise they'll appear inside out.) This change fixes the orientation discrepancy between sculpt maps/textures and surface textures (which have required a 90 degree rotate and flip.) (source)

2) The LSL call to set sculpted prims is changing to require two parameters: the texture and the topology type. (source: Talk page)


27 April 2007

Sculpted Prims made available on the preview grid.


Where can I find out more about Sculpted Prims?

Sculpted Prims have now a comprehensive FAQ wiki page.


See also