Making Second Life more island at a time

Monday, July 18, 2011

Andromeda Island - new RAW terrain file for Second Life

Andromeda Island is a new 2 sim island design inspired by (you guessed it) a galaxy. It's truly amazing from the ground... if you'd like to see it in person, drop by Bora Bora.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sjona - another new terrain file for Second Life

Sjona is a sweet set of islands for one sim based on Nordic islands and fjords. This raw terrain file is not in my vendor yet, so just message me in SL if you'de like to see it!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Anakapa is a new RAW terrain files for Second Life

New RAW terrain files for Second Life, Anakapa is long, linear and great for low prim sims... actually great for full sims also, linear means you can direct your clients/customers to the spot you want them to be in. As always just contact me inworld to view any of my RAW terrain files, i have a sim dedicated to showcase them!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Time Flies

I just realized it had been a long while since i have updated my little many things have happened in the past 6 months. Writing about them soon soon soon!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Huahine Makeover

With a little help from the Heart Girls, I've just re-landscaped Huahine, which is also where you can test out my hanggliders. Take one for a spin, and explore the island!

P.S. Huahine is using the raw terrain file "Orpheus" if you are curious.

Friday, July 13, 2007

5 more raw terrain files for Second Life!

If you would like to see or purchase any of these new raw terrain files in-world for your private island, just IM Mathieu Basiat




Easter Island

Galapagos Islands

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tons of New Islands


St. Lucia

Laputa, a nice hilly island...

Faeroes II...more natural and pretty than the first version...





Maui, with it's crazy volcano...




St Kitts


Monday, May 21, 2007

Real Weather coming to SL

I just read the lastest SL press release....we're getting REAL weather!!! Windwardmark was aquired by Linden Labs, and their WindLight tech will be incorporated into the SL viewer soon. Super Cool!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Surfing the Web, 3.0 Style

Just did my first little machinima showing all my little toys....hope you like it!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

New Island: Santorini

Santorini...another Greek isle....OMG i want to live there!

New Island: Paros


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New Island: Mykonos

another Greek isle..this ex-gf vacationed there, but I have never look just gorgeous...

Monday, January 22, 2007

New Island: Milos

The RAW terrain file for Monday is another Greek one....the Island of Milos....the bay/lagoon is private island heaven!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

New Island: Cephalonia

This week I plan to design an island a day, and what better way to start out then with a batch of Greek isles...first up, the island of Cephalonia!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Many New Islands

Here's a sample of some of the new islands I've been working on this month, including Orpheus, Bahia, Australia, Greece, Malta, Okinawa, Bora Bora, and Iwo Jima. All of these RAW terrain files are available from me for your Second Life private islands!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Holy Crap

The Lindens just announced on their blog that durring the land rush to get the cheaper cost islands before the deadline that "Second Life is set to expand by 30% as new islands come online". That's a ton of new islands....I think I'm about to get really busy!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Starfish Island

Now for something a little more fun...Starfish Island. Perfect for renting out 1/5ths of sims, with a common area in the center.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

New Island: Fiji

Have been so busy with custom islands I haven't had a chance to blog them...and since SL is down, I guess this is my chance!

Fiji has two main islands and countless (well, i don't want to count them, feel free) smaller islands surrounding it. These islands are perfect for any aquaphile - plenty of room for surfing, yachting, jetskiing much water, so many little places to explore. Fiji was hard, because there are so many levels of detail you could include or discard. I think I reached a happy medium by discarding all the reefs surrounding the islands, and compressing the islands into the space available. I will be putting up better pictures soon, when SL is up again.

Some clients (not this one, thank god) get very squeamish about devoting so much room to water, like if it's not land it's just a "waste". I *can* understand that in *some* situations, ie. if you aspire to become a slumlord in SL, packing in as many people as possible into one sim...and that is perfectly alright, if that's what you want to do. I was awaking from a nap when it came to me. Designing islands is like designing golf courses. You can pay a couple bucks and play golf at Putt-Putt or Golf 'n' Stuff or Gooney Golf, which is completely landbound and designed to fit as many holes as possible in the smallest space, or you can play on a stunning golf course, full of wasted area like sandtraps, water obstacles, trees, ocean views etc....Is the "wasted" space worth it? Hell, I don't even play golf, but I think it is.

My friend Anya said it a different way: "The default islands that they give you when you buy a private island are like the default skins you get when you first start SL...newbie skin... but on a bigger scale." I couldn't agree more!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Faeroe Islands

I really love how the Faeroe Islands came much much beach. I did manipulate the topography a bit to fill the sim, and leave more water in between the finger islands. Check it out at secondlife://Huahine

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Store finally opened!

Our new Island store is now open! We are now showcasing the Falkland Islands, so you can experience it for yourself!

Visit us at secondlife://Tahaa%20Raiatea/156/79/22

Thursday, August 31, 2006

New Island: Falkland Islands

I've decided to take a video of my new Falkland Islands...I will post pictures later today...

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Second Life Logo as a Sim

I just got my 4 new Openspace sims attached to Bora Bora Isles yesterday, and decided to have a little fun with one of them.

Yes, folks, thats an entire sim! You can visit it at Hiva Oa here (Direct Link)

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Taunt is now open!

Check it out (direct link)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Islands Galore

People have been asking me inworld to see the grand selection of islands I have available, so here it here to see the islands as one huge gif file (50k). The islands I'm working on now are all of the French Polynesian isles like Tahaa, Huihine etc....those will be coming soon!


The movie that I was in just won the SecondLife 2006 Machinima Awards...that's me at the end on one of my surfboards! You can see Bora Bora Isles in the background before we had it landscaped fully. There's a little too much shooting in the movie for me personally, but, oh well.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Isle de Margarita & St. Martin


have you ever had the perfect client? i'm talking to all the designers out there...well...

I just made my first sale of an island... and it was Isle de Margarita and St Martin...a perfect choice...

Twiddler Thereian from Taunt was a great client...knew what she wanted...loved my mods... good

if only they all could be that way...


here is St. Martin and Isle de Margarita... both in the Caribbean...

St. Martins:

Isle de Margarita:

Here are both the layout:

Saturday, August 19, 2006

St. Barts

Here is the first island I am posting... St Barts in the Caribbean...

Here is the layout:

Here are some notes about St Barts from

It is widely believed that St. Barts was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, and he named it in honor of his brother Bartolomeo. In the mid-1600s, the French arrived, took control from the indigenous indians, and built small settlements.

In 1784 it was sold (traded) to Sweden, and even though the French bought it back in 1878, some Swedish influences remain, including the name of the its capital, Gustavia.

The island is part of the French overseas department of Guadeloupe, and the French influence and style are everywhere.

It is considered by many to be the Caribbean's most beautiful island, with dozens of white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and a green, hilly landscape punctuated by numerous lagoons.

St. Barts is definitely upscale, and a favorite of the rich and famous. The island is chic and simply stunning. Gustavia, a duty-free port, is a picturesque place of red-roofed buildings, boutiques, a yacht-filled harbor, and a very relaxed lifestyle.

What is an Instant Island?

Terraforming in Second Life is something everyone can do, and most people do it badly. Doing it by hand, especially when you are terraforming a whole sim can take days to do correctly, and you have no overall scope of the project.

I've seen so many islands out there that have major problems like no sense of balance, beaches that instantly plunge you 20 m under the water, square ugly islands parceled off like prison cells etc., that I finally wanted to give people an easy and instant alternative to doing it themselves. I have about 50 or so islands that I have designed with nice sloping beaches, lots of water, and smooth inlands. They are taken from real life, real islands designed by [fill in your deity here]. They can be easily uploaded using the estate tools for sim owners, changing a task that took days or weeks into one that takes minutes. I have left the islands flat, so the sim owner can customize it to their liking. Much easier to make a mountain that to get the basic parts of an island right...