Well, screw it! Back to basics.
In early February I was notified by my hosting company, which I
been with since 2004, the price for the plan I chose was going to more
Actually, almost triple, and right before my yearly renewal date.
Coincidence? Oh, I think not. I was running several sites under the one
domain name, ten to be exact. My iNodes and bandwidth were always near
max all the time. And, I complained a lot to them about the crappy
features offered, how terrible the mail service they chose was, why my
accounts were always getting hacked by the chinese, lengthy downtimes,
The MeshWorks store had only 4 sales in the last six months.
people come in to download the freebies, but that doesn't pay the
bills. So, I let the hosting service expire. Bye bye to all of it.
Trying to make a site that I thought would
draw in more visitors turned out being a waste of time. Without a big
advertising budget, the 3D community all but forgot about MeshWorks
(and many other small content producers). Banner exchanges, freebie
websites, top notch products... all in vain. Just trying to keep the
many sites updated and bug free took a lot of my time. I was actually
glad to be done with it all.
Suddenly, I had time to create more models. Since I had bought a
new(er) Motorhome, I thought that a good personal project would be to
re-create a 3D model of it. Mostly I have been wanting to add some
custom components to it, such as a fold-down HAM radio antennae and
patio water mist system. To help me visualize and plan these motorhome
projects, I needed a 3D model. A highly accurate reproduction of the
exterior. After loading the model in Studio, I thought, "Holy crap that
looks good!". And needless to say, it was off to the races.
In just three weeks (Mid March), I had the complete RV done.
week creating the textures and add-ons. KPL had a new product... and no
website to put it on. Damn it! So, I got a new host, a better host and
got a nice two year plan and an additional domain name in the deal.
Thus the new MeshWorks3d. However, It has been very problematic getting
the older sites to work at the new hosting company. Php and database
versions are not compatible and nothing is working. So here we have
static html pages. No Sign ups, accounts, forums or other bells and
whistles. Welcome to simple.
The old news is not good news
For us content creators, the covid virus lock-down has changed
little for us poor slobs sitting in front of our computer for 14
hours a day. -Al (May 2020)