Looking Forward to Spring – New Cherry Trees are here!

It’s still blowing dry, powdery snow here in Toronto, but the days are slowly growing longer and with them the hope that something resembling spring will appear shortly. While winter in SL is quite pretty, having the option of renewing one’s landscape from bitter winter to tender spring with relative ease has always had great appeal to me.

It’s with that in mind that I’m happy to announce a new Cherry Tree from Organica!

Looking Forward to Spring - New Cherry Trees are here!

Among a number of other projects on the go, this newest release has weighed heavily on my recent project list, due to amount of animation and troubleshooting that needed to take place. It’s been a few years since I last released a cherry tree, so I wanted to put together something substantial which would also reflect what tools we have at our disposal now, as far as content creation goes.

Looking Forward to Spring - New Cherry Trees are here!

The tree is Animated Mesh, which means it is designed to sway on its own and will move naturally in its environment. It also means this tree is not resizable, although I am offering two sizes by default for your convenience. Included are Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Dead foliage options, along with the option to turn on flower particles. The tree is also fully compatible with the Winds of Change Seasonal Control Module, so foliage across a whole region or parcel can be changed with just a few clicks, rather than by individually by each tree.

Full details on the Organica Animesh Tree System can be found here: http://www.akimeta.com/organica/?page_id=2993

Much thanks go to NeoBokrug Elytis, who has spearheaded the scripting portion of this project and who also integrated the particle system for this tree.

This tree is available now, on-site at Organica here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Organica/68/197/31

It’s also available on the Marketplace, here: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Organica-Cherry-Tree-5/16742898

Please note: As this is an Animesh product, You’ll need a viewer supporting SL version 6.0 or newer to view this product!

New releases

True to my previous post, I’m pleased to announce that I’m releasing four new items this week.

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The second edition of Ficus trees are now available, using 6 oblong prims each, for your prim economy. These lush tropical trees are perfect for filling out a jungle or perhaps adding a vine motif to your backyard.

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Cattails, available in 3 densities, great for swampy or other waterside areas are now available. They also come with some supplemental sedge grass in two shades, appropriate for summer and autumn.

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A lighter prim edition of cherry tree is now available, now with and without falling petals! (Previous editions did not have particle generators) For falling petals, simply rez the ‘with particles’ edition. You can click it to turn them on/off. To conserve client and server resources, however, it is recommended that you use the particle emitting trees sparingly.

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Lastly, I’ve released some bamboo, also featuring oblong sculpts in their design. These are great additions to an eastern-themed garden either to help fill out an empty space or to provide a unique backdrop.

Recent visitors to the main store will also note that I have added some space for new trees. Hopefully this will last us for some time, however i might well add an additional level for new product (or simply retire and entirely remove old discount product). I will also likely try to fix up Organica East as best I can, as things have been getting rather crowded there of late.

That’s about it!

Thanks to all of you for your ongoing support and feedback 🙂