Category Archives: 3D-building

Chapels and castles

Build off world ... I love the group .. or rather the people who keep this group alive: Graham, Rottin, Meg, Logi ... and all the beautiful, creative people who occasionally join a competition. At present, it is Rottin who begins a contest by holding a presentation about an architectural age. We have learned about the Renaissance style of building in Florence, and in this regard, we should build a chapel in Renaissance style.
My build is above. 

I won a prize for the best interior:
Her you can see how I did it:

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Tadao and Calatrava

In the building group BOW, we do have two brilliant teachers. Graham, who is the King of Blender and know how to prepare the buildings to Second Life, and Rottin, who teach us about architecture, and give us enormous challenges,when he wants us to join competitions, where the task is a building inspired by the original architect.

The two latest contests have been with inspiration from first: The minimalistic Japanese architect Tadao Ando .  ( Link to Wikipedia: ).  He is known for his use of natural light in his buildings, and he intends to let people experience the nature through the architecture.

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My Happy Place

Another month is is now springtime, even it is not every day here in the northern Europe we can feel it. Outside it is raining, and it is under 10 degrees.

So still possible to spend time in front of the computer, and try to improve my skills in 3D building and photographing.
And that I have done, even not by writing posts to my blog.
I have been joining a couple of building contests, one in the group Dreams, and one in the group BOW.

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Washerwomen At Roubine Du Roi Paul Gauguin 1888

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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) .... read on:

3D building _04: Collage and falling water

The music og nature ( click at the photo to get a larger version) 


There is a reason why I am not a fashion blogger 🙂
It has been a busy month both in my RL and in my more creative life in the virtual world.
I have participated in two building competitions.

One in the group  B.A.D .where you can build with sculpts and prims. Here was the subject "Collage". I won a second prize --the supposed something with nature's music.
You can see collagen above.:) 

In the Building Group BOW is Rottin back after a long break. He has kept a lesson in architecture from the theme Fallingwater- house.

Fallingwater is a house built between 1936 and 1939 of a waterfall in southwest Pennsylvania. Frank Lloyd Wright, America's most famous architect, designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark.

        The real Fallingwater house 

We had  14 days to construct a house inspired by this house. Either try to imitate it or at least to be inspired. Waterfall under the house had Rottin listed for all of us on the building platform.  We can build in prims, sculpts or in the mesh.

It was a tough task. It is a complicated house, and it was not easy to read the blueprints. But in all circumstances: A fun challenge and about 12 -14 in world builders participated in the competition. Here is my humble contribution.

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I know not yet the result of the competition, and, in fact, it is not so important to win. Now I have at least got a chance to replace my current home in SL 🙂

3D building _03

WOW! So many amazing buildings in the contest "Everything ice " in the group "Building Artistic dream B.A.D."
The three winner buildings you can see in the post.

Around 10-12 builders gave their contribution to the competition. And it was very difficult to choose the favorites. But to be honest, the three builders who become the winners, were also for those I voted
I am very impressed. There is so much I have to learn yet. (fortunately)
It seems to be an excellent building group with a courteous and friendly atmosphere. There has been no time to be extremely social, but maybe next time. 🙂 There is a new theme every now I'm very excited about what comes next.

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3D building _02

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I have just been introduced to another group of builders in Second Life
Here it is allowed to build with prims and sculpt maps.

It is a great challenge for me because I until now almost exclusively have built in mesh.  But a significant chance to learn to torture prims 🙂

The group is named Building Artistic dream B.A.D
As far as I understand, there is a competition with different themes, about once a month. The purpose is mainly to develop your creativity and having fun.

This month's theme is "Everything with ice" .. ice -castles, sculptures, etc.
My humble contribution is in the photo above. In the end of the competition , I will post some more pictures.
Visit the place and take a look at some amazing buildings:

3D-building _01

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I spend much of my free time in Blender. A free software program for creation of 3d art, buildings, avatars, etc.
In Second Life, I, fortunately, a couple of years ago, found a sim where Build off World belonged. Here were  Rottin and Graham, who have built a friendly gathering place, where people interested in 3D building can meet and exchange experiences.

Click at the logo to get a link to the place in Second life 

There will be small building contests. The purpose of the building is primarily to challenge ourselves and improve our skills. As well, as a vital part, to help each other. We are given a topic. Examples can be as up to this Christmas, "Santas toy factory." Other items have been "Your store," "Tudor houses," "Harry Potter" and much more.

The fun of these competitions is to see how differently we perceive these issues, and many amazing buildings and interpretations created. Graham and Rottin arrange, with different ranges, lectures or teaching respectively. Architecture and building in Blender.  Everyone is welcome from super start level to high-level builders with years of experienced.

When I started, I could just barely rez a prim, and to Blender, I have only sporadically been introduced to. With the help of especially Graham and Youtube videos, (well ok, and then maybe added many hours of exercise and a healthy dose of stubbornness), I managed to produce several different buildings.

See more of my buildings on the 3D building page