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This clever pipe tool can be used to make simple fences, letters and signs as a sculpt in Second Life.
Here is a link to translate the site into English. Just go to MikageBoas site at Slmame.com (opens in a new window).
Click any square on the left side of the above flash application to start using the tool. No download is needed.
An arrow will appear:
Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to point the arrow in some direction.
Once you have started the arrow, a new, yellow box will appear:
Click this box to set your start position. Now you can move the arrow around with the keyboard.
Try not to cross back over your traces as this will cause glitching in the final upload as textures cross over each other.
Here I made the letter 'e'.
Once you have made the shape, click the box in the lower right-hand corner
Your sculpted shape will appear in the box on the right:
Zoom in on this image with Ctrl- and your scroll wheel. Press the ALT-PRINT SCREEN key combination, and paste the image into a image editor.
Crop the image carefully, and reduce it to 64 X 64 pixels square. Do not use the black edge.
Load this image into Second Life and set it as the sculpt image:
There is one option:
a checkbox in the lower right-hand corner allows the shape to grow in thickness (Z axis).
Check the box.
Then press the button, and you get a new sculpt texture:
And the resulting Z axis is now much larger:
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