OSGrid: Ni's VarGreenery [Ni Lemon]
- hg.osgrid.org:80:Ni's VarGreenery
Your region is almost done and you are looking for some greenery and landscaping content then you should definitely head to OSGrid and Ni's VarGreenery. Coming here you will find just about anything and everything that you will need. There is an amazing collection of freebies here from a variety of sources and creators on OSGrid.
I like to divide my shopping into two parts, the greenhouse and the surrounding garden. You will find trees, shrubs, plants, outdoor furniture, topiary and plant bed surrounds. While writing up I found a lovely wooden seating structure that fit perfectly on the Starforge region on my grid.
Francogrid: freebies 4 Saisons [Cherry Manga: Group]
- hg.francogrid.org:80:freebies 4 Saisons
You land in the center of the region with the region divided up into four sections with each section representing a season. Winter, autumn, summer and spring scenes contain landscaping and home content.
Each season has a fully furnished freebie house with landscaping content surrounding it. The homes which are fairly identical in content you will find a freebie sofas, chairs, dining room set, lamps, a fireplace, rugs, bedroom and kitchen furniture, wall art and nic naks.
Metropolis: Linda Kellie [Linda Kellie]
- hypergrid.org:8002:Linda Kellie
No shopping trip would be complete without visiting at least one Linda Kellie region. This region is the most recent of her incarnations and the list of content you can get here is unrivalled. (See online resources below for links to archived content on the Zadaroo online Linda Kellie website).
When you land on the region you will see a walk in teleporter that will take you to the shopping place. Lets head there now and see what we can find. When you arrive a head of you is the Clutterfly Store which is full of avatar appearance content (female and male cothing), furniture, animation sets and many other orignial mesh items. Outside are some other freebies for exmaple, trees and a greenhouse.
One More Grid: Home of Merci [snik snoodle]
- onemoregrid.com:8002:Home of Merci
I enjoy coming here and finding new stuff, for exmaple a couple of months back Snik Snoodle made available a mesh house that is now on the LHP VW Basics region. My mesh feet that my avatar is wearing also came from this region.
Metropolis: Terrains [Magnuz Binder]
If like me, you find the inworld terrain editing tools difficult to master then heading to this region is a great way to get started. The shear number of .raw file downloads here is staggering and cover from 1 standard region to 9 region vars (this is the highest number that I saw whilst there). All you do is click the terrain that you are interested in and a web link will open for you to download the terrain file. Then log into your region and upload the .raw file into you region.
The terrains region is only a small part of a much bigger set of regions that I highly recommend you check out whilst you are here. For exmaple there is a video hall, a giant earth simulation and a giant rubix cube.
Craft World: Noah [Tosha Tyran]
This region is one of the best places on the hypergrid for animals models and landscaping content set out on a replica of Noahs Ark. The scale of the Ark is epic and always feels so tranquil when I visit. You can find two of most kind of animal that you can take a copy of and put out on your own grid.
As you can see in the image there is a rainbow that when you walk into it you will be taken to the Botanical platform. You will find all manner of things here for all you landscaping needs.
Francogrid: Avatar [Praline B], FestAvi 2015 and Fest Avi 2016 [Cherry Manga: FrancoGrid-Projet Fest'Avi group]
- hg.francogrid.org:80:FestAvi 2015
- hg.francogrid.org:80:FestAvi 2016
Avatar is the first region in this series and each region contains some amazing full avatar appearances. Each of the three sets of avatars where created by Opensim community members and is part of the annual FestAvi on the Francogrid. You can find all three years avatars here and the following two regions are from the 2015 and 2016 event. Each year the FestAvi event puts on a immersive expierience to show case each avatar and you can see this years on the 2016 region.
Digiworldz: Artlandia [Group ownded: Artlandia Artists]
This is our final stop for this part of the series and wanted to end on a visual region with shopping. I think that the region is a var region (2 standard regions by 2 standard regions). There are some amazing artists and content creators displaying their work here and I will be focusing on the Spiral Fractals region on the teleporter.
Heading over to the region via teleport when you arrive have a look around and then head to the exhibition space called The Spiral Art Gallery. Inside you will find a variety of Spiral art that is free to take a copy. I have several peieces here dotted around my grid and I keep coming back here as there is so much to see and take in for one visit.
Here we are at the end of part three in the "My favourite shopping places on the hypergrid" (part one and part two). I hope you find it useful and leave me a comment if you find it useful or you have any suggestions for part four as I know this is only a small number of the shopping destinations in Opensim.
The more places that people can find in Opensim easily the better and hopefully make an unfamiliar place like Opensim a little more familiar and easy to use and get started. If you have suggestions for a region to include in the fourth part of the series depending on the response.
As well as visiting inworld places you can also find some great resources for a range of things on the web, here are a few of my go to websites and resources when I am trying to create something.
- Outworldz - a script library, textures, IAR and OAR downloads and much, much more
- Opensimworld - a resource for finding OpenSim regions, including shopping destinations
- Zadaroo - an online archive of Linda Kellie’s CC0-licensed content, including IAR and OAR files
- Kitely Market - Purchase content that you need and get it delivered to your avatar on any of over 165 different OpenSim grids
- Metropolis freebie search tool - Search for content on the Metropolis grid