There have been a quite number of inquiries lately about the provision of my sculpts as full-perm items. Whether for use on other grids or for resale.
I’m afraid the answer has and will continue to be no.
I don’t mind if you want to modify existing content for your own use – that’s why pretty much everything is copy/mod. But a lot of time and effort gets put in on products at Organica – I don’t use prebought sculpts for resale – every sculpt you see on the grounds is custom made. All textures are custom made – sometimes combining photos and brushwork, but lately just all brushwork.
Organica is as much a business as a hobby for me at this point. It now provides the sole income for my full region sim – it’s no longer an Openspace/Homestead as the costs outweighed the benefits and I decided to take it to a full region in January. I have a little money in reserve to keep the island running for a little while, but between available time to make new product, advertising to keep traffic going, handling the background business matters, working on Kitheres products, as well as doing the actual work i get paid for, it’s a struggle to make ends meet simply to keep the sim around doing something I love.
As such, it’s really discouraging for folks to essentially contact me outright wondering if it would be OK to undermine my business with my own products.
I am, and will always be, open to suggestions about things to release. I have frequently taken suggestions from customers and gone on to release requested trees and plants. This isn’t something that’s going to change.
I am also, and will always be, willing to give a helping hand to those who are seeking help creating their own sculpties – you need only ask. I think setting up a dedicated session to discuss and teach how to use Blender for Second Life would be fun.
But I am *not* open to giving folk a free step up to sell my products as their own. I may at some point provide full permission builders tools for inclusion in larger builds, but that is dependent, again, on time and demand, and the cost will not be low.
Returning to the topic at hand, however, have you ever heard that famous quip about the fish?
It goes something like:
‘Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Show a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime’
Well, I’d rather not give folks fish to eat for a night. Ask me instead to teach you how how to fish, and perhaps I’ll be open to that suggestion instead.