Galland Homes at the 2014 Home and Garden Expo – September 16-28

Galland Homes, providing prefab houses to Second Life™ since 2007, is proud to be a platinum sponsor at this year’s Home and Garden Expo which will be open to the public between September 16th and the 28th. For more details about the Expo, please visit HERE.

Each year, many of SL’s finest home and garden designers come together to introduce new products to residents and to also benefit Relay for Life’s fight against cancer.

Galland Homes, along with all participants, will be releasing two products which will be exclusive to the Home and Garden Expo and dedicating all profits from the sale of same at the Expo to Relay for Life.

Galland Homes will also be releasing a new mesh home model at the show, details to come!

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Spring into better weather with the Galland homes Spring Sale!

Beach plots, scripted waves, mesh palm trees, a dock with a boat, and a beach house.  That’s what many envision as what home should be like in Second Life.

While we as residents can always slip away to our virtual beach paradise, for some of us in the northern hemisphere, we’re coming out of a rough winter in real life.  It’s time to celebrate the return of warmer weather and plan beach trips.  To help spring people into better weather, Galland Homes is offering four of its most popular beach house models at 30% off this week (April 13-20).

Decorate your beach parcel in Second Life with any of the following homes : The Hilton Head, the Palm Springs, the Sedona and the Parkland Villa. (The Hilton Head is pictured below.)

Come to Galland Homes this week and enjoy spring time savings!  Visit Galland Homes here.

The Hilton Head beach house

 

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Modifying a Mesh House by Galland Homes in Second Life®

Some customers have expressed apprehension of mesh houses believing that a mesh house does not provide the same flexibility when it comes to making modifications as a prim house.  With some foresight in how the mesh house is constructed, this is not the case at all.

Many residents are used to texturing faces of prims to change a wall color or a floor texture they may want to modify.  Care is taken by Robert Galland during the modeling process to assign specific materials to each face of a mesh prim so that each can hold it’s own texture.  You can change textures on a mesh object just like any old fashioned Second Life cube prim.

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As an example, the living room of the Hanalei Retreat mesh house is pictured above.  All objects in the scene are constructed of mesh objects, but you could apply a new texture to the floor without affecting any other prim.  The same goes for each individual wall you see and even the tray ceiling, where you could apply new textures to the upper portion or the lower independently.  One thing to keep in mind during this process is you will lose baked in features such as the ambient occlusion (shadowing).  However, if you have a graphics card which allows you to see SL’s ambient occlusion and shadowing, you will see such effects on your own work anyway.  You would lose materials, however.  Robert takes advantage of the materials capabilities now available which are what gives the floor a natural shine as you walk across it.   (Note, you must enable the “Advanced Lighting” feature in your graphics options to properly see materials.)

Another example of materials in use.

Another example of materials in use.

Also, each wall is a separate object meaning you can edit linked parts and remove or move walls as you see fit.  You can unlink roof pieces, patios, doors, walls, etc.  As with modifying a prim house, you need some basic second life building knowledge and you will have to make any modified build work for you.  However, modifying a mesh house is easily possible.

Enjoy!

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NEW RELEASE – The Hanalei Retreat mesh beach house

Galland Homes is pleased to offer the Hanalei Retreat, a new mesh beach for your Second Life!

Mesh Beach House Second Life

This home contains mesh and uses materials, so you will need a mesh capable viewer to view its mesh components correctly.

78 Prim Land Impact Value*

Approximately 22 M wide  x 22 M meters deep
Fits most 1024 sq. m. or larger lots;
-COPY/MOD/NO Transfer.  (Please note all scripts are no mod);

The animated small pool is included (the pool uses the nPose animation engine. (touch the pool water, choose your intended animation and sit on the pool water – there are no poseballs.)  Terraforming required.

Visit the Hanalei Retreat in Second Life HERE

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Hawaiian architecture combines several external influences just as the people who occupy the islands come from a variety of different cultures.  Elements of Polynesian architecture and contemporary design are combined to bring you this home.

Mesh Beach House Second Life

This one-bedroom, single story home features a living room with plaster tray ceiling and a bedroom with a plaster vaulted ceiling.  Large wooden french doors anchor either end of the living room providing light and ease of traffic flow through the home.  Large cased glass sliding doors and surrounding cased glass openings look from the bedroom onto the cement lanai with in-ground pool.  An element of privacy is provided for with the large, wooden privacy fences on either end of the home.

The small animated pool is included and portions of the home use materials.

Mahalo for your interest in Galland Homes!

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The house control system offers menu controlled:

❖ Security – Allows the owner to add avatars to one of two classes of users:   1) Those who have access to the house controls and land parcel; and 2) Those who are permitted access to the land parcel, but will not have the ability to control house features;

❖ Lockable Doors;

❖ Windows with privacy features (This model will allow you to tint windows and various windows also have mesh wooden blinds;

❖ Media controls for radio and tv (you provide the URL’s) and the ability for you to store your favorite media URL’s in the house system for continued use;

❖ A teleport feature which allows you to store SLURL’s to your favorite SL destinations and teleport to them by using the house control system; and a

❖ Customizable security system;

The home rezzes using a reliable rezz system – instructions included.

**The Galland Homes home control system is is low lag for residents and also has offers features convenient for use by landlords.

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Galland Homes nominated as “Favorite Home Builder” in the 2013 Avi Choice Awards

Galland Homes is honored to be included as a nominee in the 2013 Avi’s Choice Awards in the field of “Favorite Home Builder.”

Congratulations to the fellow nominees and thank you to the supporters of Galland Homes who made nominations.

Please visit here and consider casting your vote for Galland Homes.

Thank you!

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The Funky Lil Mesh Cabin

Galland Homes is pleased to present the Funky Lil Mesh Cabin.

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This small mesh cabin is has a Prim LI of 20!  Add 1 Prim should you choose to rezz the Mesh Snow on the roof.

This cozy log home is being offered for L$25o and can be used as an outbuilding on a lot with a larger log home or as a small log home in its own right.  This funly lil’ cabin is perfect for 512 Sq.M or larger lots and leaves plenty or prims for furnishing.

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The Adirondack Living Room Set – Partial Mesh

The Adirondack Living Room Set by Galland HomesGalland Homes is pleased to introduce the Adirondack Living Room Set! Being offered this weekend at a special introductory rate of L$395 or 50% off!

This furniture set contains mesh and you will need a mesh capable viewer to view its mesh components correctly.

Create rustic luxury with these furniture living room pieces.
The new Adirondack Partial Mesh Living Room Set takes on an ambiance to appeal to a wide variety of styles.  Typical of log home furnishings, the set has an eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories to fit a rustic log, southwestern, cabin, or western vogue.

A wide range of materials is used – from wood, leather, fabric, to pottery to create the look of a comfortable and welcoming set of rustic furnishings.

This furniture set includes many pieces, including but not limited to; a mesh coffee table, mesh end tables, mesh lamp, a mesh cabinet, mesh tapestry, mesh reindeer and bear figurines, as well as an animated sculpted leather couch and chair with ottoman. The sculpted antler lamp makes a return visit from the popular Western Vista Living Room Set.

Adirondack Partial Mesh Living Room Set

Visit the Adirondack Living Room Set in Second Life HERE

Shop Online at: Galland Homes is on the SL Marketplace

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