Tell me a little about yourself?
My name is Claudia Sanz. Original from Puerto Rico and now reside in New York USA. I’m a little over 470 days old and stand 6.01 Feet/1.83 Meters tall without my heels. I speak multiple languages. Some say I am a geek. I’m into Linux and anything tech.
How long have you been creating items in virtual worlds?
My virtual life began a little over two years ago in Second LIfe and I’ve been building ever since.
What other virtual worlds have you live in?
Second Life & also have an Inworldz account which I probably forgot the password to.
How did you find your way to OSgrid?
I found an article about opensim on google one day and I didn’t know what opensim was. OSgrid was the first opensim grid I visited and stayed ever since.
What bought you to OSgrid?
The other grid is nice and all but the commercialism and movement of the environment was too much for me. You connect with someone one day and they’re gone the next. Opensim worlds offer a bit of stability and I like that. OSgrid has a great core of regular active users. Everyone is running around doing their own thing but at the same we are all a tight community.
What type of items do you create in world?
I make skins for both male and females and some clothing items. I can also build structures like homes etc. I am no expert, I am learning everyday.
What was your initial reaction to OSgrid when you first arrived here?
I was amazed of the idea that other virtual worlds existed. I fell in love with what opensim offered. Freedom.
What makes OSgrid different from other virtual worlds like Second life?
OSgrid is a dev grid and things tend to break sometimes. Which makes it a fun rollercoaster ride. With a little guidence you can have your own SL size region online. The skies the limit with opensim.
Any tips for those wanting to start creating content for virtual worlds?
My first tip is having patience. You may want to begin building items you’ve seen from others but get discouraged when your final product doesn’t look as close to what you expected. Having some patience will help you build. Take your time and learn as much as you can. There are a ton of tutorials and youtube vids on building. View as much as you can. Ask advanced builders many questions. And lastly, have fun. Building should be fun.
Where do you draw on for your inspiration for creating in virtual worlds?
I felt OSgrid lacked a nice selection of skins/shapes for avatars. What was available lacked a lttle oomph. I decided to learn the art of skin making and offer them to residents. In RL, I used to work in the cosmetic field and have a lot of experience with make-up. I like to share my talents and make over my girlfriends and select clients. It’s fun and I wanted to bring that to OSgrid.
Below is a selection of what you can find in Claudia’s store: