Roland Francis @RolandFrancis

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I discovered SL in Nov. 2006. OpenSim is my home since June 2016 and I am hooked ever since.


Joined 4 years ago

About Myself

One day, I will be a big boy and the collection of my self created scripted assets will have grown beyond the collection I have used to gain knowledge in doing so.

My Interests

Sharing insights and information to create and script valuable assets

My Regions

Messier
1 0 grid.vibel.eu:8002:Messier 0 Users
A SciFi region featuring a space station on the planet M64
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Welcome
22 2 grid.vibel.eu:8002:Welcome 0 Users
Entry point and info hub of ViBel Grid Please use a recent legitimate viewer to get access. Other viewers might be blocked. Get the latest FireStorm viewer here: https://wiki.firestormviewer.org/downloads
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WesLorien
36 2 grid.vibel.eu:8002:WesLorien 0 Users
Once the home of the Lorien Elves, the region was depopulated during the Fourth Age until all Elves were gone. The woods and the elven homes have been maintained by the creatures who reside there, hoping l that the Elves eventually will return.
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Neiferleaf
76 7 grid.vibel.eu:8002:Neiferleaf 0 Users
The Citadel, originally posted by Cutelala Artis on OSGrid in 2012, is one of the most beautiful medieval builds on the grid. We enhanced the build with inside/outside mesh updates and interiors on a 1.5 ratio upscaled size for opensim avatar size convenience. Download the original at http://blog...
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Activity

Wishing everyone a wonderful year-end and a happy & healthy 2024 !


thedeeferry: Thank you, Roland. The same wish for you and yours. 2 months ago
They are exhausted, but the fox hunt went well (or studying scripting pack behavior)
Arriving with an exhausted pack https://gyazo.com/0c620b98847038e78b505ee876569886

Sim crossing over 4 var regions with followers works extremely well IF you cross calmly and keep your objects close.

PinDeluca: Wow this look amazing. I must visit. 5 months ago
UPDATE March 3rd : New version 2.1 with newly created high-LoD meshprim

16 Charsx5 per line= 80 Chars Mesh XYzzyText Message Boards: grab yourself a copy at Grid.Vibel.eu:8002/Neiferleaf
(For Arkham grid members: you need a special VIP Group Account to get access, please contact our grid administrator)

KrisTina: Very useful, well done! 1 years ago
Experimenting with hearding of animals with different heights on EAS region
https://i.gyazo.com/0751f7c272e5e8cc5fba48d8a661d85e.gif

They all stay nicely on the ground (or prim) auto-adjusting their height to the leader's.

Kelso.Uxlay: Really cool - keep working on this! 1 years ago
Upgraded the horse rezzer script from the popular NPC horse rezzer to an "All-in-One" Animesh Horse Rezzer, with a load of features in the animesh horse.
Tip: to avoid the horse from dying, remove the "animesh horse rez" script, and have it roam around an area of your region or parcel, follow other horses, and other options.

One of the major benefits of the animesh horse is that it can cross regions (if allowed by the sim owner).
When you own the animesh horse, you can wear it an teleport around.

ThundergodThor: Positively awesome, I love it! The horses are so realistic looking. Awesome job Roland! 1 years ago
Autumn rain drain at Neiferleaf
In full motion it looks like this: https://gyazo.com/4667f3cc9ecad1802729b616251b6c24

By the way, the animesh cloak for males & females is available for grabs (manual inside) it can co-exist with any AO and flutters in the wind while walking, running and while riding a wearable horse.

Lilly Pond: You guys are the BEST! I love your fantasy world and I ty for all you create! 1 years ago

Don't look UP (!)

Very much apprciated having 25 HG Safari group members visiting WesLorien at ViBel Grid & joining them to visit Hobbiton @ Fred Bekhusen's Outworldz grid.
We had a great time, made a few new connections with the Seconde Vie French community and enthousiatically talked about animesh scripting for wandering animals with the help and a gentle push in the back of a friend who provided the core functionality here https://opensimworld.com/library?view=99

Read the full article by Thirza Ember on the HGSafari blog here: https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2022/10/into-west.html#more

Autumn has struck at Neiferleaf


KhennaReenberg: Being new to the grid, I recently had the pleasure of visiting - what a breath-taking place...I will visit again to experience Autumn. ♥ Thank you so much for sharing your labor of love and vision. 1 years ago

📝 SecondLife introduces and opensources Puppetry , a webcam-to-avatar animation feature

Puppetry accepts target transforms for avatar skeleton bones and uses inverse kinematics (IK) to place the connecting bones in order for the specified bones to reach their targets

The benefits of a wearable animesh horse:
- can cross sims
- can teleport
- can rez a follower co-rider poseball
and has some additional features

Have a long stroll at Neiferleaf and its connected 4 3x3 Var regions.

RichardFairplay: Thank you! 2 years ago
Every now and then you need to dispose of some sh#
I have a fabulously beautiful grungy toilet, scripted with SFPoser (details here: https://opensimworld.com/library?view=44) , available to anyone that feels the urge. Take it home with you if you like. ^^
And don't worry, I won't take your public information to expose it to the public. Really. Now push hard and purge.
Hi there Kleenex (Waves). I'm so sorry that Google maps can only zoom in so far. But I can see you wheepin', so I'm giving you a wave. Are you sure you want to continue on that road?

Edit:
As kindly pointed out by @misty_falls: No names mentioned here, no IP, no MAC, just an image of a neighborhood that would be familiar only to trolls.


Nico Kailani: This person (me) will take my own ip address and expose it to the public: Here's a shout out to all of the other people with VPN Singapore ISP addresses! Mine is 101.100.165.224. 2 years ago
My first 3D picture of ViBel's Neiferleaf Castle
Taken with the new Firestorm 6.5.3.65658
3D view on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/rolandfrancis/51958465736/in...

(Just in case you would want to know how to take a 3D picture with the new FireStorm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHryzydZ700 - It proves that anyone can)

Kelso.Uxlay: Real nice 2 years ago

That's Weslorien on a bright day

Looking familiar?

I think I heard something...

A bright autumn day at Neiferleaf Castle grid.vibel.eu:8002:neiferleaf

Neiferleaf as seen from it's souden neighbour region. All neighbouring regions got a landscaping update. Much, much better then sim surrounds. HOP http://grid.vibel.eu:8002:souden

A more Tolkien-esque upgrade to WesLorien: new waterfalls and some housing mods. Enjoy. (Edit on 2021Oct31: swapped the picture with a better composed one)

I worked out a solution for initial sitting bug in the NPC Horse (script by Shin Ingen) where the avatar sinks through the horse when wearing an AO.
In the NPC horse script by Shin Ingen in under run_time_permissions(integer perm) FIND
if (perm & PERMISSION_TRIGGER_ANIMATION)
{
llStopAnimation("sit");
//llStartAnimation("man-stop");
switchAnims("idle");
}
and REPLACE with
if (perm & PERMISSION_TRIGGER_ANIMATION)
{
list anims = llGetAnimationList(llGetPermissionsKey());
integer len = llGetListLength(anims);
integer i;
for (i = 0; i < len; ++i) llStopAnimation(llList2Key(anims, i));
//llOwnerSay("Permissions Accepted");
switchAnims("idle");
}
If you don't like coding, just hop over to Neiferleaf and fetch the boxed new horse rezzer at the landingpoint.
Enjoy

The river was upgraded today, with a nice realistic looking flowing water.

📝 An Eagle Tour Guide that Flies You Across Regions

I tried out Shinobar Maritek's easy to configure tour guides for balloons (and eagles), cars, submarines (and turtles) with sim crossing abilities. Easy to configure by editing the notecard coordinat...

Black swan comes to visit white swan family. The lady of the house just loved his red snout.

Lawnmower man is gathering souls at Neiferleaf Castle. Grab your copy of the animated lawnmower reaper ;)

...and we have some unique ways of transportation here at Neiferleaf

20190920 - Titan Village, embedded into the landscape at Neiferleaf

Neiferleaf Castle, the citadel today, Sept 2019


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My Reviews

Tubarao Azul VI

This is exemplary landscaping. Open & airy, yet full of marvelous details.

Ponto Costa Azul

Loving it. It's a marvel

Nor-Cal

I can only second what Lillysparks & DeeZee are telling you. The user experience is simply "one of a kind". Not only is this vast land styled in a very contemporary "snapshot of activity" way, it is full of finely tuned details. Definitely worth your time.

EUROPA

Definitely the most fascinating SciFi build on the fastest rezzing grid on the HyperGrid. Can't wait to witness how this will evolve in the (near) future.

ShapeShifter

Beautiful art in the way I love & admire

Lioness Den

I quite like the atmosphere of the region and its wide range of wildlife (for those who care to look). From donkeys over penguins to "the big 5" AND some animal groups are scripted animesh wanderers roaming freely around the region (hint hint). The rhino's, the elephants and the hippo's are so well themed, you can't but feel the immersion.

SERENITY-Ieko-Island

A uniquely designed Asian look & feel on a 1 Sim equivalent region. Lovely to chill & admire.

Wizardry

Thank you for the guided tour at Free Magic and at the Elven Island. There are many many great wizardry items to grab and to learn from. Highly recommended.

Vintage Garden

This is visual artistry that sticks to the mind :) One of your very best, Avia.

Wonderland Madness

Sublime, with lots of attention to detail and exquisitely themed NPC's. Loving it (!)

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