Another of my favorite gadgets in SL is the Skywalk HUD from aubreTEC Labs. It let’s you work up high by automatically rezzing round plates under your feet as you go. It sits quietly in your HUD, and when it detects that you might fall, it instantly puts a plate under your feet. It works in mouselook too, making it easy to move about as you work without even thinking about it. Up and down are handled easily, so its like having a magic carpet for your personal use on demand. Even more clever, if you find you’ve locked yourself inside our outside a large build, just “sit” on one of the plates–”poof” it’s like sitting inside a non-physical vehicle, enabling you to quickly pass through solid objects!
I’ve used this little gem ever since I started on SL, and I can heartily recommend it for sky builders. It looks cool, it’s automatic, it’s pretty, and highly configurable to your tastes.
Here’s Harold at 530 meters above Lovecraft Forest using his Skywalk to keep aloft:
The Skywalk HUD is available from aubreTEC Labs for L$450, or about $2 USD.