Magika – October 18, 2019 I recently updated all the newer…



Magika - October 18, 2019

I recently updated all the newer hairstyles with a fix that should let you wear Magika hair over transparent things (like see-through clothes) without making them go invisible. You can now update your older hairstyles with the same fix. All you need to do is pick up the free update kit at the mainstore and follow the included instructions ♡

Mainstore: http://store.magika.se

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Magika – October 15, 2019I’ve updated a whole bunch of…



Magika - October 15, 2019

I’ve updated a whole bunch of hairstyles with a fix that should let you wear transparent clothes, tattoos, and makeup layers, without making them go invisible. Check out the included image for all the info ♡

Mainstore: http://store.magika.se
Marketplace: http://marketplace.magika.se

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Hard @ Work.

Hard @ Work.

Divos Titanium: 

Hat: Wicked Monkey - Builders Hard Hat
Tattoo: Dappa - Vision Tattoo
Skin: Clef de Peau - Jarvis & Belleza Body Tight
Jeans: Mossu - Logan Pants
Hammer: Inkside - Sledgehammer
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Happy Birthday to Me.

Happy Birthday to Me.

Divos Titanium:

Hair: Dura - B95
Skin: Stray Dog - Joaquin Catwa - Tone 03 @ TMD - October 2019
Nipples: Noche - Mesh Nipples 2019
Underwear: Thirst - Clasp Bikini Brief @ Jock'd - September 2019
Tattoo: Dappa - Vision Tattoo
Tattoo: Fenrir - Baxton
Blood: Izzie's - Face & Body Blood & Wounds
Gloves: L'Emporio - Sagittarius - Archer Bento Gloves
Balloons: Anxiety - Sorrowland Balloons
Build: Milk Motion - The Old Hallway @ C88 - October 2019
Pose: Cordeaux - Ready - 2
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Slink Redux Body complexity questions

Avatar complexity is a hot topic in SL circles at the moment, with Bakes on Mesh giving us the opportunity to drastically reduce our complexity by removing scripts, applier textures and onion layers from our mesh body bits! Here at Slink, the rendering cost of our bodies is an important issue, as the lower we can make it, the more our customers can do with their avatars without worrying about pushing their complexity way up simply by wearing our body bits. Higher complexity avatars make SL more challenging for everyone.

To that end, we work very hard to optimise, reduce and rethink when we have the opportunity to, and Bakes on Mesh gave us that chance. This is why we didn’t simply add a Bakes on Mesh flag to our existing body parts, and instead spent a very long time making sure this version was as streamlined and efficient as possible, without compromising on the actual look, functionality and usability of the system. It is also why we won’t be adding alpha cuts back into the Redux system and instead ask wearers to use alpha layers.

I would like to preset the avatar complexity cost as calculated by the Second Life Official viewer for all of the Slink Redux body updates. I also put on one of our new heads for good measure!

BASIC SYSTEM AVATAR

System

1: The system body. I am wearing a couple of HUDs but no body attachments. Base complexity is 2000

SLINK REDUX ORIGINAL BODY

Orig

2: The Slink Redux ORIGINAL Physique body. This body alone adds 2608 complexity to the base 2000.

SLINK REDUX ORIGINAL BUNDLE

Orig Bundle

3: The Slink Redux ORIGINAL Physique BUNDLE. This bundle includes 5 sets of feet and hands, plus animations, and adds 4270 to the base 2000 complexity

SLINK REDUX HOURGLASS BODY

HG

4: The Slink Redux HOURGLASS Physique body. This body alone adds 2862 complexity to the base 2000.

SLINK REDUX HOURGLASS BUNDLE

HG Bundle

5: The Slink Redux HOURGLASS Physique BUNDLE. This bundle includes 5 sets of feet and hands, plus animations, and adds 4398 to the base 2000 complexity

SLINK REDUX HOURGLASS BODY PLUS HANDS

HG Body hands

6: The Slink Redux HOURGLASS body plus left and right dynamic hands attachments. This adds more mesh geometry, more faces and more scripts. This set adds 5732 to the base 2000 complexity

SLINK REDUX HOURGLASS BODY PLUS HANDS & FEET

hg body hands and feet

7: The Slink Redux HOURGLASS body plus left and right dynamic hands attachments and the deluxe feet attachment. This adds even more mesh geometry, more faces and yet more scripts. This set adds 7702 to the base 2000 complexity

SLINK REDUX HOURGLASS BODY PLUS HANDS, FEET AND HEAD

head HG hands feet

7: The Slink Redux HOURGLASS body plus left and right dynamic hands attachments and the deluxe feet attachment PLUS one of the new Slink Visage heads – Amelia. This full set adds 10351 to the base 2000 complexity

SLINK REDUX HOURGLASS BUNDLE PLUS HEAD

Head HG Bundle

8: The ideal Slink body and head setup. Slink Redux HOURGLASS bundle, Slink Redux Amelia head. This full setup adds 7047 to the base 2000 complexity.

Final thoughts

The maximum complexity from a complete Slink body system including separate body, hands and feet, body and head is just over 10k.

Adding more layers to Redux does not affect complexity, which is the whole point of Bakes on Mesh. The new layer texture is baked into the layers underneath it, and then sent to the mesh body part so that the SL client can see it as one single texture.  Slink Redux (without materials) will always be rendering 3 1024 textures as head, torso and legs, as opposed to potentially upwards of 20 textures if all 4 layers are on and displaying 1024 textures on the previous version – the Physique Classic. With Redux, you can wear up to 60 or more layers without increasing your complexity by even a single digit.

If you have questions about this please feel free to message me inworld @ Siddean Munro, and I will be happy to answer them!

 

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Magika – October 9, 2019 New hair Prudence now available at…





Magika - October 9, 2019

New hair Prudence now available at Magika ♡ check out the image for a full list of included features. If you want just the headbands they’re only L$50 for group members at the mainstore.

Mainstore: http://store.magika.se
Marketplace: http://marketplace.magika.se

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Updated and New Heads @ Slink

I am pleased to finally announce new heads @ Slink this week! These are the first heads we have released in 4 years, due to various technical limitations and other things needing our focus, but the recent Bakes on Mesh release in Second Life has significantly increased our available for new content! So here they are, the first in what will hopefully be many, of the Slink Visage Redux Range. More details about these heads will follow the pictures below.

Taxi to Slink

Slink Emma Poster

First up we have Emma. Emma is an update to the original Emma released a few years ago. She is fully Bento ready and uses Bakes on Mesh for skins and makeup. If you previously purchased Emma, you will find this update in the redelivery terminals.

Slink Becky Poster

Next up is cute little Becky. Like Emma, she is an update to the previous version of Becky, and also available in the redelivery terminals.

Taxi to Slink

Slink Jacquie Poster

Sweet Jacquie is new to the Visage range. She is a soft, youthful face with a slightly melancholy lilt about her eyes. Of course she is fully Bento animated and you can adjust her shape with your face sliders. She uses Bakes on Mesh for her textures.

Slink Amelia Poster

Gorgeous Amelia is up next. She is a more angular face with strong cheekbones and square jaw. Again, Amelia is fully Bento and Bakes on Mesh compatible.

Slink Ashlynn Poster

Last but not least in the female faces is Ashlynn. Ashlynn has a beautiful aquiline nose and strong jaw. She is probably my favourite of all the ladies!

Taxi to Slink

Slink Anderson Poster

And not to leave out the men, we have Anderson. You could cut glass with those cheekbones!

Hud Snapshot

Taxi to Slink

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Serenity

Serenity

Notable Items:

Vase: Myrrine - September Gacha - Fall Leaves Vase @ The Arcade - September 2019
Tray: Myrrine - September Gacha - Mushroom Tray @ The Arcade - September 2019
Frames: BAMSE - Home Studio - Boxed Frames @ The Arcade - September 2019
Desk: BAMSE - Home Studio - Desk @ The Arcade - September 2019
Plant: BAMSE - Home Studio - Plant @ The Arcade - September 2019
Computer: BAMSE - Home Studio - Monitor @ The Arcade - September 2019
Art: BAMSE - Home Studio - Wall Art @ The Arcade - September 2019
Lamp: Contrast - Prime Ceiling Lamp @ The Arcade - September 2019
Chair: Contrast - Prime Armchair @ The Arcade - September 2019
Coffee Table: Contrast - Prime Coffee Table @ The Arcade - September 2019
Side Table: Contrast - Prime Side Table @ The Arcade - September 2019
Frame: Contrast - Prime Frame @ The Arcade - September 2019
Sofa: Concept - Los Altos - Sofa A @ The Arcade - September 2019
Curtains: West Village - Charleston Curtains - Cream
Build: Apple Fall - Hetton Barn Conversion
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Magika – September 27, 2019 New hair Irene now available at…



Magika - September 27, 2019

New hair Irene now available at Magika ♡ check out the image for a full list of included features.

Also join the social media giveaway for a chance to win the new hair. How to enter at www.magika.se/giveaway
If you win and you’ve already bought the hair, you’ll be refunded instead ♡

Mainstore: http://store.magika.se
Marketplace: http://marketplace.magika.se

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Magika – Bug Fix – September 24, 2019

I’ve fixed a bug that caused materials to bleed outside the hair strands in some lighting. If you use materials a lot I advice updating your hair via the redelivery terminal. So sorry for the inconvenience ♡
The affected hairstyles are: Sierra, Maeve, June, Rowan, Blair, Billie, Billie (Special Color), Lucy, Rose, Victoria.

Mainstore: http://store.magika.se

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Magika – September 23, 2019 I’ve updated a lot of the…



Magika - September 23, 2019

I’ve updated a lot of the recent hairstyles with the improved textures, as well as added a resize version to two styles, and included more material presets. Check out the image for more info ♡

Mainstore: http://store.magika.se

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Magika – September 19, 2019I’ve made some improvements to…



Magika - September 19, 2019

I’ve made some improvements to the hair textures for this release. It’s not a big change, but I’ve added some more detail and depth. This style also comes with optional bangs and a resize version. More info on the image ♡

Also join the social media giveaway for a chance to win the new hair. How to enter at: www.magika.se/giveaway
If you win and you’ve already bought the hair, you’ll be refunded instead ♡

Mainstore: http://store.magika.se
Marketplace: http://marketplace.magika.se

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A Taste for Autumn


Notable Items:

Build: Apple Fall - Hetton Barn Conversion
Wreath: Apple Fall - Pumpkin Harvest Wreath - Gallant Readers Group Gift
Kitchen: Hive - Modern Farmhouse Kitchen
Herbs: Vespertine - Herbal Garden - Potted Herb Mix 1 & 2 @ FaMESHed - September 2019
Book: Vespertine - Petite Country French Cooking - Rustic Cookbook Stand @ Belle. Events - September 2019
Jar: Vespertine - Petite Country French Cooking - Barn Utensil Jar @ Belle. Events - September 2019
Bread: Vespertine - Petite Country French Cooking - Fresh Baked Croissants @ Belle. Events - September 2019
Dish: Jar: Vespertine - Petite Country French Cooking - Ratatouille Baking Pan @ Belle. Events - September 2019
Crate: InsurreKtion - Harvest Time - Pumpkins Crate @ The Arcade - September 2019
Tray: Myrrine - September Gacha - Mushroom Tray @ The Arcade - September 2019
Chair: Myrrine - September Gacha - Chair With Treats @ The Arcade - September 2019
Chair: Myrrine - September Gacha - Chair With Book @ The Arcade - September 2019
Plant: Myrrine - September Gacha - Fall Leaves Vase @ The Arcade - September 2019
Dispenser: Disorderly - Harvest Apples - Dispenser @ The Arcade - September 2019
Letters: Disorderly - Harvest Apples - Letters @ The Arcade - September 2019
Table: Nutmeg - Summer's End Table with Cloth
Chandelier: Nutmeg - Summer's End Chandelier
Water: Apple Fall - Lemon & Lime Water
Rug: West Village by Apple Fall - Theodore Rug - Mudcloth
Plant: Apple Fall - Olive Tree - Small
Tray: Apple Fall - Book & Nectarines Tray
Shelf: Tres Blah - Kitchen Basics - Shelf (Green)
Posted in apple fall, Belle Event, Disorderly, fameshed, Hive, Insurrektion, Myrrine, Nutmeg, the arcade, Tres Blah, Vespertine | Comments Off

Magika – September 17, 2019 A bunch of hairstyles are now…



Magika - September 17, 2019

A bunch of hairstyles are now 20-40% off at the mainstore for ‘MAGIKA Hair’ group member ♡Look out for the 'Group Discount’ sign at the mainstore to easily find what’s on sale, and check out the image for more info.

Mainstore: http://store.magika.se

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West Village by Apple Fall Clinton Bed

West Village by Apple Fall Clinton Bed

Check out the latest Gallant Production video featuring the Clinton Bed HERE.

West Village by Apple Fall is at FaMESHed with a brand new bed called Clinton.

Packed full of features; 163 anims in the adult bed, sequences, cuddles and single lounging, MF / MM FF / MFF. A HUD changes wood colours on the frame, several blanket colours and finishes to choose from. Original props used in the animations too! All this packed in an 8LI bundle.

The bed goes extremely well with the Eleanora bedroom furniture which can be found at the main store.

There is also a limited edition Charcoal version available at the event now, and will be gone forever after the event is over.

Visit Clinton here: <a href="http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FaMESHed/217/230/800" rel="noreferrer nofollow">maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FaMESHed/217/230/800</a>
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Magika – September 12, 2019New hair Maeve now available ♡ see…



Magika - September 12, 2019

New hair Maeve now available ♡ see the image for a full list of included features.

Also join the Facebook giveaway for a chance to win the new hair (if you win and already bought it, you’ll be refunded instead). Like and follow the MagikaHair Facebook page, then like, share, and comment (include your SL username) on the following post:  https://bit.ly/2lL3yee
Winners will be announced in a couple of days on Facebook ♡

Mainstore: http://store.magika.se
Marketplace: http://marketplace.magika.se

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Gallant Magazine – Noche Feature

Gallant Magazine - Noche Feature


The sun and surf has returned and with it brings the summer issue of Gallant Magazine! This season we are excited to showcase fashion designer Danny Colivati and his store Noche, bringing all kinds of sensual stylings for men across the grid.   Take a look at this scene from the Gallant Magazine Summer Issue Men's Fashion Feature - Noche, with Divos Titanium and Daniel Black.

Want to see more from the latest issue of Gallant Magazine?  For style credits and scene details, check it out here.
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Gallant Magazine – Noche Feature

Gallant Magazine - Noche Feature

The sun and surf has returned and with it brings the summer issue of Gallant Magazine! This season we are excited to showcase fashion designer Danny Colivati and his store Noche, bringing all kinds of sensual stylings for men across the grid.   Take a look at this scene from the Gallant Magazine Summer Issue Men's Fashion Feature - Noche, with Divos Titanium, Parker Droverson and Scar Requiem.

Want to see more from the latest issue of Gallant Magazine?  For style credits and scene details, check it out here.
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Gallant Magazine – Noche Feature



The sun and surf has returned and with it brings the summer issue of Gallant Magazine! This season we are excited to showcase fashion designer Danny Colivati and his store Noche, bringing all kinds of sensual stylings for men across the grid.   Take a look at this scene from the Gallant Magazine Summer Issue Men's Fashion Feature - Noche, with Divos Titanium and Scar Requiem.

Want to see more from the latest issue of Gallant Magazine?  For style credits and scene details, check it out here.
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Magika – August 30, 2019Hi, I made a new hairstyle that comes…



Magika - August 30, 2019

Hi, I made a new hairstyle that comes with the new HUD ♡ all included features are listed on the image.

Also join the Flickr giveaway for a chance to win June (if you win and already bought it, you’ll be refunded instead). Follow me on Flickr to join, then like and comment (include your SL username) on the following post:  https://flic.kr/p/2h7YbNz
Winners will be announced in a couple of days on the Flickr post.

Mainstore: http://store.magika.se
Marketplace: http://marketplace.magika.se

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