Project 7: Asian Styled Lantern With Light

Lantern

This week's project is a simple Asian Styled lantern. There are 2 versions of the lamp that you can make - the simple 4 prim version, or the 6 prim version with a lamp bulb insert. While I originally planned to include the lamp bulb and light fixture in the class samples, I decided that we can get the same effect with just the 4 prim version.

Feel free to build which ever version you prefer.

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Prim 1

Rez a cylinder.

Rez a Cylinder

General Tab:
Name = Lamp Base
Object Tab:
Size: X = 0.270, Y = 0.270, Z = 0.050

Resize Cylinder

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Prim 2

Shift-Copy Prim 1 upwards

Shift Copy Lamp Base

General Tab:
Name = Lamp Body
Object Tab:
Change Building Block Type to Sphere

Change Building Block Type to Sphere

Object Tab:
Size: X = 0.500, Y = 0.450, Z = 0.450
Rotation: X = 0.00, Y = 90.00, Z = 0.00
Hollow: 95.0
Dimple: B = 0.200, E = 0.800

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Prim 3

Shift-Copy Prim 1 upwards

Resize Prim 2

General Tab:
Name = Lamp Top

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Prim 4

Shift-Copy Prim 1 upwards

Shift Copy Lamp Base Again

General Tab:
Name = Lamp Handle
Object Tab:
Size: X - 0.300, Y = 0.250, Z = 0.010
Rotation: X = 0.00, Y = 90.00, Z = 0.00

Shift Copy Lamp Base Yet Again

Object Tab:
Path Cut: B = 0.250, E = 0.750

Prim 4 Lamp Handle

Object Tab:
Hollow: 95.0

Add Metallic Texture

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Align Prims

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Texture Lamp Base, Top and Handle

Its time to get rid of that plywood texture for the Lamp Body prim!

Select the Lamp Base, Lamp Top and Lamp Handle (and Light Fixture) prims via the Shift-Click method.

Texture Tab:
Texture = Blank
Colour = Black
Shininess = Low

Add Light to Lamp Body via Features Tab

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Add Light Features to Lamp Body
Features Tab:
Tick Light Feature
Select Light colour = Red or any colour you like
Intensity = 1.000
Radius = 5.000
Falloff = 0.750

Add Light to Lamp Body via Features Tab

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Add Texture to Lamp Body
Texture Tab:
Texture = Shoji2
Shoji2 Texture
Repeats per Face Horizontal (U) = 3.000
Vertical (V) = 1.000
Texture Rotation: 90.0

Add Texture to Lamp Body

Texture Tab:
Colour = Red (or match it to light colour you selected from Features Tab)

Linked Asian Styled Lantern

Link Prims

Select all 4 or 6 prims and press CTRL + L or CMD + L (Mac) on your keyboard to link all the prims.

General Tab:
Name = Asian Styled Lantern

Take your lamp into Inventory.

Now that you have made your prototype Asian Styled Lantern, why not experiment with using different colours for the Lamp Body and Lamp Light Feature to create a range of brightly coloured Asian Styled Lamps? Enjoy!

Lots of Lanterns

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