Monday, October 10, 2011

Prim Count Halver - COOL!

My friend Sei and her pet Angel have released one of the coolest things I've seen in SL.  It's a Prim Count Halver that does some really neat voodoo magic and can cut a linkset's prim count down by up to half.

The script Sei sell is copy, no-trans.  You simply drag a copy of the script into your build and *POOF* it's about 1/2 the prims on your land.

Sounds too good to be true?  Well, everything has a catch, unfortunately.  Two things happen to the linkset that are unavoidable.
  • The linkset becomes phantom.  The root prim can be set non-phantom, but the rest of the build is phantom.
  • No scripts may exist in the object.  None.  Zip.  Zero.
 Another thing to note is that the prim savings you won't see in the object.  The library chair, for example, reports it's 21 prims before and after.  But, if you look at the land use of prims, that's the number that magically goes down.

This script is perfect for those who are trying to save prim counts on static objects, such as walls or store fronts.  Remember, the root prim can be set non-phantom, so it's possible to put an invisible solid box around whatever you've made to keep people from walking thru it.

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