Archive | September, 2011

Here BunnyBunnyBunny

29 Sep

An adorable, hoppy offering from Trowix in time for Back to School books and any place you need the cutest, most adorable mesh to hit the grid!  Book Bunny will steal your heart and your shelf space without taking your prim allowance.  : ) 

The cutest mesh in SL even includes 3 textures to choose from

The texturing work on these is simply fabulous, the details amazing – there is no way to get this with sculpts, just no way.  And the LOD!  TWO of these, linked, are only 1 prim equivalent at normal usage size.  

Only 1 prim for a cute-ness overload.

Color AO maps for this Bunny Buddy – Remember PE goes up with size

 You have to see this guy to believe it.  So, try on a mesh viewer and drop by the Trowix Barn for a gander… no.. for a bunny!

Hooks, Hangers & Stripes

10 Sep

Handy, handsome, hanging hooks for your gardening or around the house needs and more. Large scale and nano hooks for your scaling needs. Definitely a useful addition to any builder’s or gardener’s toolbox.

Hard-working hangers, even a nano hanger for extra small items.

So perfect for lighting!  
   
Graceful lines & and hand-made look work for many builds & RPs

 Also, this week we have a small texture pack; colorful, cozy, happy & retro! 

10 colorfully seamless textures just looking for a happy home!  

  

A fun texture for experimenting with texture repeats.

 There you go & here we are!  TROWIX Main Store barn.
 

New Grass Texture – All Natural

4 Sep

With all the excitement about new meshy things, I forgot to post the new grass texture for fields and meadows.  We all love this and have made the “lower 40” out behind the barn so much prettier! …and beside the barn, just putting new grassy places all over. : )

We now have grass, grass for over-grown lawns, for grazing horses, for sweetly romantic fields. With realistic colors from sun-bleached yellows to dark bluegrass green, these 1024×512 alpha textures will help you create the effect you have in mind.

I very highly recommend using these with Trowix ‘Grass & Flower Field Bases since the grass was designed for and on them. : )

Finally!  Just plain grassy grass, lush and pretty!

It comes in a few colors which should do for Summer and Fall.

Definitely mix and match these with multiple prims for realism.

To get these lush, full fields, Vix has some texturing suggestions:

1. Basic texture defaults I started with before adjusting for prim size are:
Repeats Per Face U:16.000 V:256.000
Rotation 0*
Offset U:0.50000 V: 0.48000
** The only number you should need to change is the Horizontal (U) in Repeats Per Face. This will change the width of the grass blades, allowing for fine or coarse blades. 8, 16 & 32 will be the most often used.

2. Feel free to tint the texture lightly to get the effect you want. Over-tinting can dull the contrast needed for realism, though.

3. Experiment with Glow and Full Bright.
I use very little glow .01 or .02, but I do use full bright. I’m not a full bright user normally, but it’s very effective with this texture.

**For a lush, thick look:
– Try to place the grass on a similarly colored terrain or surface.
– Use 2 prims of grass — One darker, one lighter placed at 30-45 degree angle to each other.
– For really large areas, try scattering smaller prims of varying heights throughout the area.

This is 2 mega prims with 2 colors of grass.

You can see these, frolic in these and even buy these at the Trowix Barn & on SL’s Marketplace.

Drop by anytime!  You can forget your shoes!  : )

 

Mesh! Hanging Bowl & Planter &..

3 Sep

birdbath & lights & brazier &.. &

Finally, we were able to release our first retail mesh.  Elegant and graceful curves and smooth texturing as you’d expect from mesh.  : )   

2 prims and 2PE linked @ under 1.5m! That’s some good LOD work. 

 Made in two parts for versatility, both are LOD optimized for SL viewing and use. *Ambient occlusion and *spectral and *point lighting used for the most dramatic lighting effect. The wood texture on the hanger and the bowl can be tinted to get the perfect color. 

It may be mesh, but it still holds water.  >.>
The LOD is the great thing about this, no more strings!

Please enjoy the benefits of this new building material on the SL grid. 
Find it at the Barn and on SL’s Marketplace .

Drop by to see it, even if you’re not ready for .. the change. : )

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