Sculpts are useful things, mostly. But they have their limits.
On buildings, they are increasingly annoying to me.
When you use a sculpt on the outside of a building, remember…unless it’s narrow cramped area, people are going to be able to see your building from a good ways off. This impacts your mesh, or as I prefer to call it, the mangle.
The more sculpts and textures in an area, the longer the mangle lasts. At a distance without enough attention to LOD, mangle can last forever. And looks horrible.
So stop it, already! A few sculpts is good. If someone comes up to your building and cant find the door, or the windows, or even the walls, until they’ve stood around for ten or fifteen minutes, use more regular prims!
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