Friday, February 19, 2010

Full Perm Plant Kit Question

The question I've gotten the most recently is if I would sell full perm versions of the plants available in the greenhouse. I've broken the current line of plants down into 3 groups, and plan on (tentatively!) releasing them as follows :
Kit A (Bamboo Plant, Bamboo Fern, grass clump, possibly one reworked grass clump concept)
Kit B (Croton, Caladium, Palm/Strelitzia leaf variations possibly)
Kit C (Aloe Vera, Snake Plant, possibly more variations of these or one additional similar plant)

One thing that I plan to do differently is to release the objects full perms, and with full perm textures, but not including sculpt maps for these kits. After evaluating peoples responses and usage of the existing flower kits, I feel this may be a good way to provide these plants to people for use in prefabs, landscaping projects, ect. While I realize some people may want full perm sculpt maps, I also want to do what I can to protect and promote the work that I do here so that I can continue creating more. :)

So if you want or would prefer full perm sculpt maps, no matter if you're interested in the kits or not, I'd like to know why. The only 2 reasons I have been able to think of are 1). The pieces will not show your name as the creator, and 2). Inability to edit and change the shape in an external application. If either of these are very important to you, or if there is any other reason you would prefer full perm sculpt maps, please IM me inworld (Logan Bauer) or leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!


  1. Firstly .... I absolutely love your work. The quality of the sculpts and textures are in a league of their own. They are well worth the price and the wait between releases. I am addicted !

    To answer the question about buying full perm objects compared to complete kits (as currently available)... Due to my own ego, I prefer the ability to have builds showing as my own and also the flexibility of being able to construct builds as I desire hence making my builds unique. While I can understand your desire (and right) to protect your maps, I would hope that kits remain as currently sold. Perhaps a two-tier approach? Charge more for the kits which include maps?

    I love the idea about the kits... and will be prowling the shop awaiting their release. Keep up the great work ! mauve

  2. I have to second that - I love your work and the attention to detail. I think you have some of the best textures and sculpts.You are amazing.

    With that said I perfer to have my name on the items I buid but I have no problem giving people credit for the work they do. The most important reason for me to use maps is inventory control. I have all of my sculpts and textures are in holders. They are broken down into categories and I know they are in a safe place - no more accidental deleting and I can find stuff faster.
    Keep up the great work I can't wait for you release more products.... and Thank you