Mesh In Troppo Secondlife our first thoughts.

Almost a week in to testing mesh @Troppo SL.

Mesh is by far the most complex change I have seen during my stay in SL, it is an exciting change. Is is good or bad?  I think it is for you to experience and for you to make up your own mind how, what and if you want to use mesh. If mesh can live together with prims and sculpted items in harmony all is well and I guess this exactly what Linden Lab is trying to do.

I don’t think that is an easy task, especially if at the same time you are trying to make it in a business like manner.

What is this going to cost?  There is added cost to include mesh.  I am not including the cost for software that you might need to create the mesh. You pay for uploading the mesh in the same way you pay for uploading textures and photos. The price for uploading varies on the complexity of the mesh.  As an example the Lion and Tiger (in the clip below) cost between $L150 to $SL200 to upload, the prim count for each is around 180 prims.

The texture for mesh can be as complex as the mesh itself or it can be simple what is right for one not necessarily so for the next and  the ordinary cost for uploading texture  applies.

How will this affect the performance of SL and Opensim?  Well I don’t know but I suspect that as long as we stay within the old prim count rules we should not see much difference. Adding a bit of mesh to Troppo Island has made no impact but we have not added lot of mesh so time will tell.  When you have a mix of prims .sculpties and mesh and try to determine what effects what performance wise, I am glad I don’t have to work it out. I have no doubt that the quality of mesh can be really good and  can be superior to what we had before. However prims and  sculpties are easier to build with. Lets not get too involved or technical,  lets us test more and get more knowledge, meanwhile here is a short clip to show mesh sculpties and prims living together in harmony:-). Thank you to Linden Lab for giving us the opportunity to participate.

Journey tribute concert and Japan relief

The Stage is set!

A tribute concert to Journey Friday 18 March at 1pm SL time. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Troppo/99/130/2001

Journey released their eponymous first album in 1975, and rhythm guitarist Tickner left the band before they cut their second album, Look into the Future (1976). Neither album achieved significant sales,[11] so Schon, Valory, and Dunbar took singing lessons in an attempt to add vocal harmoniesto Rolie’s lead. The following year’s Next contained shorter tracks with more vocals, and featured Schon as lead singer on two of the songs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_(band)

 

“The looking Glass” has put The Journey tribute concert together.

Lets grab this opportunity to dig deep in our pocket and help our Japanese friends that at the moment are facing an ever increasingly Grim situation, Earthquake, Tsumami and Nuclear disaster all at the same time. Please come along to the concert buy a Linden Relief Bear enjoy the music and lets send some good thoughts to the people who need our support  now.

IM me Per Pegler during the concert and I will include your avatar name in the credits of the Journey video clip ( will be on on this blog and youtube  the day  after the concert) I hope we can make it a long credit list. Please understand I wont be able to talk to you during the concert I be busy recording.  If you need any help please  talk to Simone Nurmi  see you after the show.

 

Troppo SecondLife has had a busy week

Queen concert

Busy week in Troppo and SN Rock&Blues Club

Robb’s Birthday celebrations brought Dee Timeless as a special guest. I hope we see more of  Dee she is a talented  artist and very pleasant person. The Looking Glass Tribute  Band  has been working hard to perform a concert as a tribute to Queen 40 years celebration this year… Yep 40 years ago mmmmm…..

The team today showed what they are made off.  It was a super concert for 2 hours some of the best and most liked Queen music. It was a pure pleasure a first class performance. I am so looking forward to more. If you missed it all I am sure you will have the opportunity to see the band in action again. In the mean time you have to make do with this little snippet to tease you eat your hart out Queen fans …..:-)

The Looking Glass Tribute Band

As of a week or so back  Club Troppo has its own House Band performing at SN Rock&Blues Club. April and friends has formed The Looking Glass Tribute Band. I got together with April and asked her for some inside information. This is what she had to tell me.

Why a Tribute Band?

A tribute band is a lot of fun.. As a tribute band we can play any band we like.. or any request for a particular band. Robbert, Celith, Margie, Tiresias, and I have a lot of fun deciding which band we will play next.. and I love building the stages and mixing the light show. Troppo has many awesome places where I build and we practice.. We love Troppo

Who are the members?

We are all SL musicians. Robbert Sands directs the music and mixes the live concerts. Robb developed the mixer software himself and he does an exceptional job. He plays piano and keyboards. Celith Wendt plays bass and keeps all of us in a great and productive mode. Margie Lyric is the best drummer in SL. Tiresias Soothsayer is also multitalented. Tiresias plays sax and additional instruments required by the band we are playing. I produce the show, design and build the stages, mix light effects, and play the guitar. We are great friends and complete each other.

What do you want to give to the audience and how does the band fit in to this?

We want to give a great show.. and we all love what we play. And we want to bring a lot of people to have fun with us, at Troppo.. Simone loves having Club Troppo crowded.. and so do we.. the more the merrier. What we want? We want to bring people together with the best music in SL.

This look like a lot of fun what do you guy’s get out of it?

We have a lot of fun developing new themes, choosing the perfect band, mixing the highest quality recordings, creating light effects, and building from scratch… like magic. We love the instruments we play. Our band practices are surreal.. we laugh and enjoy them greatly.

What is the next step?

I am working on a magical stage for Queen.. Robb is already mixing the best of Queen’s live.. and Celith, Margie, and Tiresias are working on their instruments.. We will be ready soon now. Queen is a fabulous band to work with and a lot of possibilities…

When is the next “Great gig in the sky”?

The Great Gig in the Sky was designed for Pink Floyd.. now we are working with Queen, and The Looking Glass will play The Great Queen of Hearts….

How can I be part of all this? If I start a band can I come and play at Troppo?

You sure can. We love new bands and having great concerts. If you have a band and want to play at Troppo, please come and talk to us. We will request an audition as we do with all our DJs and will look closely at your band to ensure the quality of all it is presented at Troppo. As an example of the concerts we have here at Troppo you can scroll the videos at peffeper’s  youtube channel, and see what we are up to. A new great band is always welcome..

Thank you April I am looking forward to The Great Queen Of  Hearts. Good luck with building,  creating the environment and thanks for sharing.

Troppo Bon Jovi Concert SN Rock&Blues Club

The Bon Jovi Concert arranged by Simone April Robb and Krank and his gang from Explosive Concerts was another moments in SL that makes this place memorable. Lots of friendly people coming together to dance and have a good time. When arranging an event RL or SL it takes planning and time and lots of effort. The Concert lasted almost 3 hours Krank and his team put on a great show with special effects and lots of annimations. The Troppo sim did well lots of thank’s to Simone. People did arrive from left right and center thank you to April and Robb with other words a good team makes a great party.

As you know Troppo exists not only in Secondlife but also in Opensim. It is an exciting time right now with mesh is coming to SL, Hypergrid is in opensim, mesh in some part it is already in place in opensim as in modrex Realxtend. I know we will soon be partying in Troppo Club Diva distro opensim as well as in Troppo SL . Troppo Yacht Club is almost finished together with a small flotilla of crafts. Enjoy a bit of the Bon Jovi Concert here

Bon Jovi The circle Tour Concert at Troppo SN Rock and Blues Club

The Troppo team Simone April and Robb  together with  Krank’s Explosive Concerts team will entertain us with a Bon Jovi Concert on the 4th o September at 3pm SLT.   If you are in Aussie land  8am Sunday the 5th,  Bon Jovi at 8am on a Sunday is just perfect.

Krank it up 🙂  Served with short black, croissant, whipped cream and strawberry jam.  Get your sweet self to the Club and start the Sunday the right way . Rock On

4th of July Great Gig in The Sky Troppo SN Rock&Blues Club

The Great Gig in the Sky

It was an amazing 4th of July Party! The Troppo team ( headed by April) together with Sharkskull Baxton and his Angels. As one they made use of virtual worlds  best assets  it was just breathtakingly beautiful. The light show that Sharkskull and his team put together (pardon the pun)was out of this world. The cleverly choreographed show was delightfull to watch.  This event will live in our minds,  the Avatars that danced with the stars will take with them lasting memories of an outstanding 2010 4th of July party. Thank you, thank you, thank you….. photos

The Great Gig in the sky July 4th at 8:00pm SLT

THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY
Sunday, July 4th at 8:00pm SLT
AT TROPPO SPACE PORT

ANGELS SET THE CONTROL FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN   This is a great chance for SL to experience for the first time the magnificent light and particle works of Sharskull Baxton and his Angels … dancing live in outerspace.  This amazing show is brought to you by SN Rock & Blues Club Troppo.  DJ WAYKOOL will present a superb Pink Floyd playlist and we will be dancing among the stars at TROPPO SPACE PORT…

SN ROCK & BLUES CLUB TROPPO   the hippiest rock&blues club and SL Showcase for prime music and entertainment destination ..You are invited… by Simone Nurmi, April Towton, Robbert Sands, and Sharkscull Baxton.

Just another brick in “The Wall”

At times it feels  just like another day, another brick, another  dollar.  At Troppo  we  reminisce,  we dream, we create and we try to look in to the future, we like music and we like to have fun. If you feel the same way you are invited to join us at Troppo on the 5th of June  4pm SLT and  Party to Pink Floyd, put another brick in the Wall. The “Troppo Team”  Simone, April, Robbert  together with Krank and Explosive Concerts will do their best to thrill you. If you missed The Queen Concert? Here is a little teaser, see you on the 5th