Nothing New? Have you left?

“Oi Logan!” said shouted Miller*, “You haven’t made anything new for two years or more. Have you given up and left?

No, no. I’m still in Second Life and InWorldz and still going strong. The difference is that I’m now spending more time working for the Virtual Kennel Club and it’s not leaving me any spare time for the birds or the farm stuff. But, my store is still there in SL and IW and the products are still up to date and working well :c)

*I don’t know why he feels the need to shout. He’s right there on my shoulder, I can hear him even if he whispers.

The Woodshed

The Woodshed is available as the Shed Only (above) or a Complete Set (below) which includes all the little piles of sawn logs and the tools hanging on the rack.

  • 11 Different single-prim log piles.
  • Axe
  • Hatchet
  • Bow Saw
  • Tool Rack

The complete set (using one of each item) is 28 prims.
(The Woodshed alone is 10 prims.)

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Post and Rail Fence Kit

Sandry’s Post and Rail fence kit is modelled on the post and rail fencing that my father purchased from Jacksons Fencing and built around our property when I was a small child. Each of the fence sections is slightly different from the others so that you can create an authentic looking fence for your property. For the most part, the differences in the components are only subtle, just enough to keep the fence from being completely straight and uniform, but designed to allow you to create an individual fence. There are also completely straight sections included should you wish to go for the perfectly straight look. The kit includes some corner sections with a heavier corner post and a pair of broken sections where the rails are broken and falling down. There are also spare rails and posts for those situations where nothing quite fits and you need to make up one last little piece to fit it all together.

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Animated Old Fashioned Water Pump (InWorldz Edition)

 

Step up to the pump, drop the bucket onto the hook on the spout and step sideways to grasp the handle. The pump is old and the handle heavy and you can hear the aging mechanism groan as you heave the handle upwards to the top of its swing. You get a good, solid grip of the handle and start to pump. The first stroke produces no water, but the next is more rewarding; water gushes forth from the spout and the water level in your bucket rises. Each movement of the handle is accompanied by the groan of the pump and the squeak of the hinge. You stop for a moment to see how much water you have in the bucket and ease your stiff shoulder, still sore from all the logs you chopped earlier, and continue pumping. The pressure in the pump has fallen while you paused but it increases quickly as you pump again and in a few strokes the bucket is full. As you push the handle back down for the last time, it swings to its home position with a wheeze and a clatter and the last little bit of water coughs out of the spout. You lean down, pick up your bucket and walk away….

Available in Rusted Blue and Antique Brown.

Filmed on location in InWorldz

Animations: Solcar Amat
Modelling and Scripting: Sandry Logan
Other Farm Accessories by Sandry
Music: Dire Straits – Water of Love

Sandry’s InWorldz Store: Matahari Island, 163, 24, 26

Cariama: Antique Brown | Rusted Blue

 

 

Animated Woodchopping Set (InWorldz Edition)

I had to rewrite a bit of the code and rebuild the model slightly for use in InWorldz because (for the moment) there is no object physics. So this is the InWorldz version of the Animated Woodchopping Set.

Limber up before you start, loosen your limbs and ease the crick in your neck. You step forward and take the axe from the stump. A moment or two as you gauge the weight of the axe and you take your first swing. There is a rewarding cracking sound as the axe bites into the stump. You lift the axe and swing again. This time the sound is louder, the axe bites deeper into the log, but you have to put all your weight into to it pull it back out. You swing a third time and this time your efforts are rewarded with a very satisfying crunch and a flurry or wood chips as the log splits and falls away. You step over to the log pile and lift another…

Animations: Solcar Amat
Modelling and Scripting: Sandry Logan
Other Farm Accessories by Sandry
Music: Colin Busby Swing Band – At The Woodchopper’s Ball

Sandry’s InWorldz Store: Matahari Island, 163, 24, 26

Cariama: http://www.cariama.com/item.php?id=6072

 

 

Animated Hay Forking Set

  • Delightful custom avatar animations by Solcar Amat for working with the fork to load hay into the barrow and stopping to take a break.
  • Exclusive sculpted prim models and textures.
  • Innovative random animation system.
  • Dispenses a fork and drinking bottle to your guests and visitors so that you can put them to work too.
  • Free Updates/Product Replacements.

The animation starts with your avatar leaning against the little fence. You walk forward to the pile of hay and brush your hands together before picking up the fork and starting work. You dig the fork into the pile of hay gathering the hay on it and swing it over to tip it into the wheelbarrow. All the time the little particles of hay float off on the breeze. Once in a while you step up onto the hay pile to scrape the hay down from the top of the pile and gather it together with the fork before going back to filling the barrow.

Periodically you need to stop for a break. You stick the fork back into the hay pile and step over to the little fence where you take the bottle from the top of the post and drink. You stretch your limbs and rest for a few minutes, drink again and step back to the hay pile to start working once more…

Come and try it out for yourself at my Main Store

Animated Old Fashioned Water Pump

  • Exclusive pumping animations for the avatar.
  • Exclusive sculpted prim models and textures.
  • Authentic sound effects.
  • Bucket fills as you pump.
  • Particle and prim water effects.
  • Dispenses a bucket to your visitors and guests.
  • Bucket also contains animation for carrying.
  • Free Updates/Product Replacements.

You step up to the pump, lean forward to drop the bucket onto the hook on the spout and step sideways so that you can grasp the handle. The pump is old and the handle heavy and you can hear the aging mechanism groan as you heave the handle upwards to the top of its swing. You get a good, solid grip of the handle and start to pump. The first stroke produces no water, but the next two is more rewarding; water gushes forth from the spout and the water level in your bucket rises. Each movement of the handle is accompanied by the groan of the pump and the squeak of the hinge. You stop for a moment to see how much water you have in the bucket and ease your stiff shoulder, still sore from all the logs you chopped earlier, and continue pumping. The pressure in the pump has fallen while you paused but it increases quickly as you pump again and in a few strokes the bucket is full. As you push the handle back down for the last time, it swings to its home position with a wheeze and a clatter and the last little bit of water coughs out of the spout. You lean down, pick up your bucket and walk away….

Available in Rusted Blue and Antique Brown.

You can see the pump in action and try it out for yourself at my Main Store

It is also available from the Second Life Marketplace

And from Cariama:

Old Fashioned Wooden Wheelbarrows

The Old Fashioned Wooden Wheelbarrows are styled after the sort of thing your Grandpa might have used. Each of the six custom made sculpted prims has its own baked texture creating an aged and worn look for the barrow, making it look like it’s been performing faithful service for many a year.

The barrows are available in a “new”, clean, wooden finish, an old and worn brown wooden finish and an old and worn grey finish.

You can see them in the flesh and purchase them at all the usual places.

Animated Commercial Painter Set

Wear the paint brush. Right Click the ladder, choose “Climb Up” and watch your avatar climb up to paint the wall. Your avatar dips the brush into the paint pot to load it with paint and paints the wall with a combination of vertical and horizontal brush strokes.

When you have finished, click the ladder, choose “Climb Down” and watch your avatar come back down again. It’s pretty much guaranteed to raise a smile.

Sandry’s Animated Commercial Painter Set features animations by Solcar Amat with sculpted prims, textures and scripting by Sandry Logan.

Scripted controls allow you to fine tune the avatar’s position on the ladder and change the colour of the paint. The set will also give paint brushes to your friends/visitors so that you can set them to work too.

LogSpark Dog Racer for VKC (TM) Dogs

This is a release from my business venture with my old friend Blu Sparkle.

The LogSpark VKC(TM) Dog Racer System allows you to set up race courses and send a group of dogs off to race around them. Any VKC Dogs can race, those that you own or those that are owned by another. Polar Bears, Hyenas and Penguins can race too. In fact, it was the penguins that we first made it for. They look so cute running around the courses together.

Using a simple tool to gather the Way Points, you record the course in a Notecard and drop it into your Racer System.

Click the Racer System and a menu guides you through choosing a group of dogs, choosing the course and setting a speed. Once you’ve made your choices, the Racer System takes over and calls the contestants to the start line.

After waiting a few seconds for them to assemble, it counts down: 3… 2… 1… GO Racers! And they’re off!

Come and try it for yourself at Turing Isle VKC Dog Park in Second Life.

But, it’s not just for dogs…