Sculpties

… just notes for the moment … start of documentation for creating sculpties in SL …

Sculpted Prims: FAQ (from Second Life wiki)
» http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Sculpted_Prims:_FAQ

Offline applications

PloppSL

A simple cross-platform tool, designed primarily for children.  Comes with a library of several cartoon-like shapes (fish, horse, sheep, …) that can be inflated into 3D models, saved as sculpt maps, and uploaded as textures into Second Life.  You can also import your own images simply by dragging and dropping the image file onto the Plopp workspace, but ensure beforehand that everything other than the object to be modeled (i.e. the background) is transparent.  Note that because the 3D model will be symmetrical front-back:

  • you will need to ensure that your graphic is truly full side on or full face on
  • and, if full face on, you will need to edit the back with the paint tools

Download from:
» http://www.secondplopp.com

Video tutorials from YouTube:
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl1NPsjUWXo

Sculptypaint

Cross-platform.  Download from:
» http://www.xs4all.nl/~elout/sculptpaint/

Video tutorials on YouTube

There is a structured set of very good novice tutorials beginning with:
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_iPJs5yNxg

As there are many other SculptyPaint tutorials posted to YouTube, it’s undoubtedly going to be worth your while to do a general search:
» http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Sculptypaint

Kanae Project

Suite of Windows-only sculpting tools (Rokuro, Tatara, Tokoroten, Shibori, Somato, Nomi).  See project home page and overview of all tools at:
» http://kanae.net/secondlife/

Text tutorials
» http://yuzurujewell.blogspot.com

Video tutorials on YouTube

Sculpted Prim Creation in Tatara
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6h2M6IZAug

How to make Sculpted Prim using ROKURO Pro
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg0RtycktrM

How to make a texture for sculpted prim using SOMATO
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuKRegCUpk0

How to make Sculpted Prim using NOMI (Chisel)
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWAeZ9WcXEg

In-world tools

Open Loft

Open source sculpting tool form:
» http://www.xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&file=item&ItemID=897530

Sculpt Maker

Inexpensive and versatile sculpting tool from:
» http://www.xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&file=item&ItemID=1215989

Sculpt Studio v5.0

Expensive, but powerful, sculpting tool from:
» http://www.sculpties.info
» https://www.xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&file=item&ItemID=278458
Video tutorial from YouTube:
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsBMmbTjFnA

Video tutorials

Using Cinema 4D and Wings 3D to Create Sculpties in Second Life

Further reading and resources

Domino Marama, Blender Python Scripts for Second Life Primitives: Create, Import & Export Sculpties In Blender
» http://www.dominodesigns.info/second_life/blender_scripts.html

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