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Builds that make you go AHHH!!!!

You’ve been there, done that, and probably broken a keyboard or two out of anger. But really, builders what -drives- you to the brink when it comes to the completion, or even starting of a new project? What trials do you face? What errors do you fix or try to at least? And what makes you simply give-up altogether?


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    • Verlia Bilavio Verlia Bilavio June 9, 2011

      Me too. I usually focus so much on exteriors and not care so much about interiors.

  1. Mr Underby Mr Underby June 9, 2011

    I have an extremely bad habit of deleting entire buildings.

  2. Kaylee Frye Kaylee Frye June 9, 2011

    Textures.  They are the worst.  I have a few completely built projects in my inventory that just need to be textured but bluhhhhhhh I can’t bring myself to do it.

  3. Giles Berithos Giles Berithos June 9, 2011

    Every aspect of building.  That’s why my builds suck.  I’d rather build in RL any day.

    • Christine McAllister Pearse Christine McAllister Pearse June 9, 2011

      Amen.  I find RL “prims” easier to manipulate.

  4. Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse June 9, 2011

    ((it might be a stretch for me to actually consider myself a builder, despite what I might say IC… but one problem I fall victim to time and again is not taking enough care to ‘select face’ when re-texturing. as a result, rather than changing something small like a window frame, I end up with an entirely re-textured build.))

    • Elilka Sieyes Elilka Sieyes June 11, 2011

      I textured the entirety of our home in blue wood earlier this year XD

  5. Stargirl Macbain Stargirl Macbain June 9, 2011

    Day one: Grid-shmid, who needs it!

    Day Ten: OMG Why won’t anything line-up!?!? Why Didn’t I use the grid? WHY? WHY!? 

    And this happens every. time. I. build. 

  6. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman June 9, 2011

    lining things up, lining textures up, trying to make a decent looking exterior and interior on limited prims

    • Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse June 9, 2011

      Oh I second that… the prim limit. I tend to forget that you actually have to furnish a building with prims once it is built.

  7. Verlia Bilavio Verlia Bilavio June 9, 2011

    Roofs on anything non-square.

    • Bianca Namori Bianca Namori June 10, 2011

      I have reached the roof screaming point…

  8. Yang Moreau Yang Moreau June 9, 2011

    Texturing a co-worker’s builds. After the old Paris sim, never again! Though when working on my old builds, making sure prims meet smoothely without the irritating flickering overlap is my bane.

  9. Bianca Namori Bianca Namori June 10, 2011

    *is taking notes, sipping coffee, and reminding herself why she still doesn’t wish to build by reading all these fabulous replies.*

  10. Leia Rossini Leia Rossini June 10, 2011

    Never let the prim see you sweat.   **smotes an evil prim with her delete key. 

    Painting over building any day for me…but heaven protect that unruly, dastardly sculpt that twists and blurs a carefully placed detail.  


    • Yang Moreau Yang Moreau June 10, 2011

      Oh god nooooooooo! I HATE that! Such a carefully laid out texture custom for a specific sculpt and you apply it and find SOME area SOMEWHERE that is just a stretched smudge!

  11. Lans Starsider Lans Starsider June 10, 2011

    Trying to get the textures on connecting walls to line up JUST right….  Mostly prim limits though.  I’ve spent a fortune scouring the grid for low prim furniture and props, and am forced to set aside some really excellent freebies because of it.

  12. Victor1st Mornington Victor1st Mornington June 10, 2011

    Roofs….roofs are evil.

  13. Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin June 10, 2011

    Oddly enough, knowing what i want to build, getting most of the way there and then finding i don’t have the particular skill to bring it to a conclusion! I have many build projects which are “almost” there, but will never quite be finished. So, my own artistic, creati8ve, scripting and other limits.

    I will say though, that once in a while, when playing about with prims, a simple manipulation i’ve not done before produces some wonderful things – the engines on my windmill build, a simple one prim table, all accidents, all immensely pleasing to me.

  14. Kimika Ying Kimika Ying June 10, 2011

    Building something while asleep, only to realize while waking that I can’t save the work.

    And like Tepic I also have a number of not quite finished projects. Either from not knowing how to proceed or being distracted by new ideas. 

  15. Lady Chronometria Cogshine Lady Chronometria Cogshine June 10, 2011

    I always manage to do odd things when scripting my vehicles. I`m getting better at it now, but there are still hilarious moments when one wants to fly upside-down.

    Then there are the hilarious times when i unlink a physical vehicle and it apslodes all over the place.

  16. Orpheus Angkarn Orpheus Angkarn June 10, 2011

    In my limited experience “building” (really I’m more of a ‘take existing objects and link them into new ready to use objects’ modder) I really hate when I’m just trying to move an item and somehow rotate the whole build sideways and askew… Or worse yet, when I am almost finished with the build and then by some glitch unlink the entire project and have to start over.

    I guess that’s one way to gain extra experience and practice ;-)

    • Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg June 10, 2011

      *nods in agreement*

      Last night I accidentally linked my door to my house, and when I opened it, the door stayed in the same place and the rest of the house rotated.

      It was appalling and entertaining at the same time.

  17. Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger June 10, 2011


    Roof-related things


    The funniest script-related thing was the infamous ‘vomit comet’ incident, when I put the prop rotation script for the airship in the pilot’s seat.  Ask Sera, she was there.

  18. Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse June 10, 2011

    *wonders why he is smiling so much as he reads this thread*

  19. Bianca Namori Bianca Namori June 10, 2011

    I know I am…it’s the builders AA meeting in my mind…we are all here to vent, but are still addicted to the challenge.

  20. Osric Worbridge Osric Worbridge June 10, 2011

    Oh bane of my existence…thy name is prim count.

  21. Elilka Sieyes Elilka Sieyes June 11, 2011

    Not being able to stretch megaprims, and having to do kludgy things when you just want a simple large prim. I’m kludgy enough as it is, without making me stoop to new levels with megaprims!

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