Have you ever wished you could make some either major or minor modification to something you purchased in SL but are really unable to because of the lack of modify permission? You are not alone! So this post is a small tribute to the makers of planes that have seen fit to make their creations modifiable. This small extra step is a simple courtesy by creators that respect the fact that one size indeed does NOT fit all.
Adding of scripts to allow painting is a good step and even should be available on modifiable craft. But it is not enough. Everyone has their special needs. So please take a moment and give special thanks to those that create modifiable craft. Below is a list of aviation content creators that have this form of respect for their customers.
Of the creators listed, one special highlight goes to Drusilla Saunders. DSA Aircraft takes the ability to modify to a new level. As scripts mostly cannot be released modifable due to proprietary information that has to be protected, Drusilla has taken the extra step of putting key flight parameters in a notecard that allows users to adjust their plane performance to their own liking.
With that said, here is my current list:
|Drusilla Saunders||Christi Charron||Mick McKeenan|
|Javatar Mocha||tania Lacombe (TBM)||kev Barony (Laminar)|
|Carollynn85||Kelly Shergood||Tig Spikers (S&W)|
|Cubey Terra||wilderskies||caithlynnsayes (CLS Aviation)|
There are many arguments why some folks continue to insist that their products cannot be modifiable, I have heard dozens of arguments and none of them fly (no pun intended). Here are a few:
1. “I don’t want my textures stolen”. The loophole that allowed textures to be stolen with dropped scripts was closed many years ago. UUID’s cannot be pulled with a script unless you own the texture.
2. “Someone might break my creation” So? Tell them to rez a new one or get a redelivery.
3. “My creations are perfect the way they are and no one should be messing with my creations”. This is probably the only real honest answer. It speaks for itself.
Please everyone, consider thanking and giving preferences to the builders that respect our differences and turn on that modify flag for the airframes. Again, this does not apply to scripts. Open source scripts are great, but must often be protected.
P.S. Please let me know others that belong on this list and I will update it.
Update: Wilderskies added to the list.
Updates: Added caithlynnsayes. Added company names where I know them.