And so began my journey into creating items in SecondLife.
Once I managed to throw a few prims together with a modicum of style.. I realised that most furniture has the same animations.. or a combination thereof. Yure and I spent ages going around trying to find animations that would fit our furniture, or trying to mod the furniture to fit the animations.
Not only was it frustrating, but it was costly.
Finally one day someone quoted us 4000L$ for a simple massage animation. We TP'd home quite shocked, and Yure said, 'I want to try making animations.' Not only did she turn out a pretty decent animator, but she has the gift of observation that allowed her to add unique touches to her animations.
Finally Apocalips Japan Furniture took off.. and we haven't looked back since.