As Allan Brito says in his post, making stairs is one of the most difficult tasks in 3D modeling. In this video tutorial you can learn how to model stairs in Blender 2.5. As always, make sure that your model is low-poly for Second Life. And check Allan Brito’s blog for more tutorials and books on Blender.
Virtual Architecture 101 is an interactive, self guided educational project that teaches visitors about architectural fundamentals, design processes, strategies and best practices for creating effective virtual world projects. The installation also includes several case studies of education-related projects, and offers specific tips, tricks and techniques drawn from over 5 years of experience designing virtual environments. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive resource, but to simply provide a sample overview of design basics.
Designed and developed by Jon Brouchoud http://www.jonbrouchoud.com
Hat tip to Mickey Vandeverre for the lead.