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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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Galland Homes is a Sponsor for SL’s One Billion Rising Campaign

Galland Homes has proudly joined a list of sponsors for this year’s One Billion Rising event within Second Life®.

SECOND LIFE RESIDENTS JOIN GLOBAL CAMPAIGN “ONE BILLION RISING” TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

On February 14, 2013, for 24 hours starting at midnight Pacific Standard Time, Second Life residents will join with activists around the world in a spectacular 24-hour dance event for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2013, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Walk, Dance, and Rise as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.

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*NEW RELEASE* The Adirondack Log Home by Galland Homes – Partial Mesh

Galland Homes is pleased to offer the Adirondack Log Home, a partial mesh luxury log home design.

Second Life Log Homes, Prefabs, Cabins

INTRODUCTORY SALE! 30% off!

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

218 Prim Land Impact Value*  Rezzed Mesh Snow will add 18 Prims to your LI.

Approximately 37 wide  x 39 meters deep
Fits most 3072 sq. m. lots;
-COPY/MOD/NO Transfer.  (Please note all scripts are no mod);

Visit the Adirondack in Second Life HERE

The Adirondack Log Home’s will normally be offered for  L$1995, but in honor of it’s release, is being offered at a 30%  reduction through February 24!  (L$1395)

The Adirondack Log Home, Second Life, Mesh Snow, Cabins, Log Homes

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The love affair with log homes has seduced many in real life and within Second Life to adorn their lots with a rustic log home.  The Adirondack by Galland Homes follows the modern trend in log home design of combining logs, timber, and stone with modern considerations to accentuate our lifestyles in SL and our desires to enjoy scenic vistas.

Thus, the floor plan is open with high ceilings to accommodate the camera angles found in many viewers.  In real life, developments in the manufacture of protective glass and other materials used in modern log home construction has allowed log home designers to create incredibly strong, but open designs which allow great views and light to enter modern log homes. Within SL, architects are not bound by the real world considerations of wind and weight loads, etc. yet the Adirondack design is intended to make one feel as if they’ve entered a modern log home which would realistically find itself within the luxury vacation retreats within the Adirondacks or other locations.

This one bedroom home features a working fireplace in the Great Room.  The mesh bay window seat in the Great Room is included with the home and includes 12 preset animations for you or your guest to enjoy.

A mesh patio and fire pit off the rear of the home is included.

The windows, window blinds, deck planks, doors, some timbers, and the door jams are all constructed of mesh.  The 18 prim snow which is easily rezzed and derezzed using the control panel close to the bedroom doors is also constructed of mesh.  Most timbers are sculpted prims and a majority of the house walls, floors, and ceilings are made of traditional prims.  All prims and textures are easily modifiable should you choose, including the mesh deck planks.  UV ambient occlusion maps are provided for the rear patio and deck planks for your convenience should you wish to make textures in your photo editing program and edit the appearance of these mesh prims.\\

Second Life Log Homes, Cabins, Prefabs

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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;

❖ Working fireplace in the great room with particle smoke that will exit the chimney;

❖ A control panel for rezzing or removing mesh snow from your home;

❖ 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;

❖ A control panel to rezz mesh show on the roof, patio, and decks of the home.

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.

Thank you  for your interest in Galland Homes!

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The Updated Shadyside Redux by Galland Homes

The Shadyside Redux has been updated to take advantage of the convex hull settings and lower the homes Prim LI value.

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Once, 188, prims, this popular contemporary beach home now has a prim LI value of 137.

The home sells for L$1995.

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Updated Poipu Dream by Galland Homes

The Poipu Dream has been updated to take advantage of the convex hull settings and lower the homes Prim LI value.

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Once, 185, prims, this popular home now has a prim LI value of 125!

The home sells for L$1995.  The Poipu Dream is also offered in a fully furnished version for $7245.   Galland Homes Homeowners group members can enjoy a 25% bonus in store credit with the purchase of either version home.  Contact Robert Galland if you wish to join the group.

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The Poipu Dream by Galland Homes

The Poipu Dream by Galland Homes

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Galland Homes is a participant in the For the Love Of…. Hunt

Galland Homes is pleased to participate in this year’s “For The Love Of….Hunt” offered by the Cookie Jar home and garden community of merchants.  The Hunt begins at midnight on February 1 and runs through February 15!  Good luck hunters!

Visit: HERE for information about the Cookie Jar and the FTLO Hunt.
 

Galland Home is offering the new Adirondack Hanging Bed to hunt participants.  This unique bed will be offered with the Adirondack Pavillion as an accessory to the forthcoming, partial mesh, Adirondack Log Home.

Also, entrants should read about the photo contest!  A winning photo by hunt participants including the Adirondack Hanging Bed will earn you L$2500 in store credit at Galland Homes!

The PG bed includes 47 animations and 23 poses.

Adirondack Hanging Bed_base

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