What is this?
In the group Dreams in Second Life, there are many activities. Unfortunately, (for me) is most suited US time, so much of it, I can´t be involved. But in between, there are building competitions that take place over several days (weeks), and then a European also can contribute.
The theme of this month was to choose a 2D image from RL and then build it up (with primarily prims) in 3D. We could use 110 prims / LI.
The picture we had to choose might be anything, a theme from a fairy tale, from a famous artist, a cartoon or picture from RL.
I had first selected an image from the Swedish archipelago but when I was half finished, I had already spent too many prims (apparently). So… I deleted it all over again, and found a picture of Paul Gauguin (you see it above) ....
I have never tried to shape people by using the prims, so it is/was a big challenge. Since I had spent too many prims on my first attempt, I did my best to count the prims, so I continually knew how many.
When I was done, I had spent 105 prims. For safety's sake, I asked Robot to count. He told me that I had 186 prims on the parcel! Ush, ush ,ush ,I did not understand a pawn! But it meant that I had to examine how those darn prims was.
It gave me the knowledge of at least three new ways to check up on my prims 🙂
In the edit circle, one can click twice "more "to finally pick inspect, and then produces a window where you get all the information about the owner of the subject, creator, and creations date.
It gives no information about how many prims / LI you have used, but it gives you an overview of what you share in. And you can make sure that you have not gotten used something that someone else has created. (Can be substantial in competitions where you can only use something you have created and where it is not allowed to use anything you have prefabricated.)
If you must be in control of your prims, you can in the toolbar find the bottom called "search area" (the lower section of the image), click on it and a window pop up. Here you can search your avatar name, and get a list of the things you have in the parcel /the area, and how many prims it counts.