Introducing Slink Redux! Bakes on Mesh @ Slink

I am so excited to announce that we are finally able to release our huge body parts update to bring Bakes on Mesh to Slink.

We have been working on this update for well over a year now and have really been looking forward to this day when we can show you what we’ve been working on and how this update improves our products now and going forward.

Teleport to Slink for Updates!

Jacquie

Demonstrating layering of tattoos and makeup on unreleased BOM compatible Slink Visage head, Jacquie, with a beautiful 2013 skin from Glance.

First up – what the heck is Bakes on Mesh?

I have created a little FAQ for this very question which I will update as people ask questions while they are exploring the new body bits. You can read it here: Slink Bakes on Mesh and Redux FAQ

In short – Bakes on Mesh is a Linden Lab project that is designed to let us access the baked system texture worn by the default SL avatar, and send it to our mesh bodies. This means that Redux is a true system body replacement now – instead of needing to use appliers and scripts to texture your body parts it’s as simple as wearing a system layer.

Linden Lab have increased the resolution of the baked texture from 512 to 1024, and DOUBLED the number of layers we are able to wear all at once so the options are.. well unlimited.

Teleport to Slink for Updates!

I have created a tutorial video to show you through the new HUD and the new features and changes we have made to the Slink body system with this update.

Bakes on Mesh is currently available on the Official Second Life viewer, with 3rd party viewers to follow as they get their code updated.

But I hear you asking – “but what about the current body and all those appliers I have purchased or made over the last few years??” They aren’t going anywhere! The current body has been labelled “Classic” and you will find it packed along with the Redux update as a separate unpacker option. We have decided to leave a significant amount of time before we even consider removing it from the pack, to give people a chance to adjust and make the transition at their own pace. And even then, everything “Classic” will continue to work for as long as you want it to.

However having said that, we do recommend that you give Redux a try. It’s super easy to use, and there is already a ton of content that will work with it, both old and new. If you are a creator, there is no need to give your textures away! All you will need to do is turn them into system layers after you upload them, the way we used to do only a few years ago before mesh bodies were ever a thing. (It was only late 2014, for those who are curious)

Teleport to Slink for Updates!

Point of note – for those who care about reducing their avatar rendering cost – the Classic version of the Physique Original body, Dynamic Hands and Deluxe feet had an ARC of nearly 16k. Still low when you think about the fact that some mesh items run in the hundreds of thousands ARC, however, the new Redux bundle all in one attachment that includes hands and feet?  Around 3600 ARC. That’s a substantial reduction and worth upgrading for! Almost feels like wearing nothing at all!

Stupid Sexy Flanders

I mentioned above how this will improve our products going forward. Well, removing all the extraneous layers, extra sizes that will never be used, consolidating the body geometry down into 2 pieces from 27 and removing all of the alpha zone cuts significantly reduces my overhead in maintaining and updating all of that content, as well as that of my scripter as he has completely overhauled the underlying script system and streamlined it all to make it much more efficient and consistent across all body parts. This opens us both up to spending less time doing body updates and more time creating new content, which is what we both really love doing. And boy do we have plans!! First out of the gate though – Updates for Emma and Becky to both Bento and BOM, and then new heads. After that.. well it’s a secret for now 							</div><!-- .entry-content -->
	
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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 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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So You Think You Can Dance?

So You Think You Can Dance?

Scar and I had a chance to break it down with a few friends. :D  

Featuring the August Jock'd release from Thirst!

Scar Requiem:

Hair: Lock&tuft - stay down
Jock: Thirst - Lace Trunk for JOCKD (August 2019)
Camera: Kraftwork & Kunst - Vintage 8mm @ Access (Aug 12th - Sept 8th)

Divos Titanium: 

Lace shorts: Thirst - Infinity Jock for JOCKD (August 2019)

Other Notable Items:

Shack:THOR - Summer Hideout Gacha - Summer Hideout Shack RARE @ Kustom9 (Aug 15th - Sept 10th)
Table: THOR - Summer Hideout Gacha - Cage Table @ Kustom9 (Aug 15th - Sept 10th)
Fruit plate:THOR - Summer Hideout Gacha - Tropical Fruits Plate @ Kustom9 (Aug 15th - Sept 10th)
Watermelon: THOR - Summer Hideout Gacha - Watermelon Slices @ Kustom9 (Aug 15th - Sept 10th)
Bamboo chimes: THOR - Summer Hideout Gacha - Bamboo Wind Chimes @ Kustom9 (Aug 15th - Sept 10th)
Lifesaver game: THOR - Summer Hideout Gacha - Summer  Hideout Game RARE @ Kustom9 (Aug 15th - Sept 10th)
Plant #1: THOR - Summer Hideout Gacha - Bird of Paradise Plant @ Kustom9 (Aug 15th - Sept 10th)
Plant #2: THOR - Summer Hideout Gacha - Euphorbia Cactus @ Kustom9 (Aug 15th - Sept 10th)
Plant #3: NOMAD - Fan Palm Tree
Plant #4:  hive - areca palm plant
Wall hangings: Ariskea - Piper - Boho Macrame wall hanging @ Anthem (Aug 3rd - Aug 31st)
Flamingos: TLC - Flamingo - One Leg (pack includes animated, statis, and animesh animals)


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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 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 – Summer 2019 Issue

Gallant Magazine SL - Summer 2019

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 O'Ryan and his store NOCHE, bringing all kinds of sensual stylings for men across the grid. Our Home & Garden spotlight 8f8 allows us to introduce you to iBi, a renown creator whose artistic vision has made a huge impact on how we decorate our virtual world.
Packed with the incredible talent of our sizzling hot photographers and stylists, this issue of Gallant Magazine delivers another visual masterpiece as the definitive journal for Men's Fashion and Home & Garden! With almost 300 pages, it's the perfect way to kick back with a cool drink and enjoy all that is summer!
And don't forget to check out the amazing group gifts courtesy of some of SL's most talented designers!
Read the all-new summer issue HERE!
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=DeLa*= new hair "Margery" "Margerie" for Hair Fair 2019


=DeLa*= new hair "Margery" for Hair Fair 2019


=DeLa*= new hair "Margerie" for Hair Fair 2019
Bento mesh hair!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hair%20Fair%20-%20Noirette/194/83/23


DeLa* main store
http://slurl.com/secondlife/DeLa/114/112/24
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=DeLa*= new hair "Merri"


=DeLa*= new hair "Merri" for Hair Fair 2019
Bento mesh hair!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hair%20Fair%20-%20Noirette/194/83/23


DeLa* main store
http://slurl.com/secondlife/DeLa/114/112/24

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Slink @ Hair Fair 2019

 

This year Slink is at HairFair 2019. I have not done hair in a really long time but I’ve really enjoyed getting back to my roots – no pun intended! 							</div><!-- .entry-content -->
	
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Sightseeing

Beat it

Details

Hair / tram / F1124 hair
Hat / Violetility / Fedora
Outfit / Kenny Rolands /[KR] JAYRA - @Cosmopolitan
Coat / Pseudo / Leo Leather Jacket Black
Bag / Aurealis Accessories. / Pandora Bag. 
Heels / Phedora. / maike heels
Pose / Vestige / Project Runaway
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Magika – August 16, 2019All hairstyles in the first room of the…



Magika - August 16, 2019

All hairstyles in the first room of the mainstore have now been updated with the new HUD system.
Own any of these hairstyles already? Use the redelivery terminal to get your free updates ♡

Magika HUD improvements:
➤ The long loading time on start up has been removed, so you can use the HUD straight away.
➤ Delays when using any HUD feature has been removed. This means you can change hair texture, apply materials, etc, without any noticeable delay.
➤ The new tint function behave like Second Life's™ own color picker, making it (in my opinion) a lot easier to use due to it’s familiarity.
➤ Tint options can now be both imported and exported, allowing you to easily share tint between hairstyles.
➤ Less inventory clutter. All extra sizes and accessories can now effortlessly be used via the HUD.
➤ Fewer scripts, using less memory. There’s now just one script in the hair to operate the HUD, using a very low amount of memory.

Other updates:
➤ All affected styles now include material options.
➤ All affected styles now include an option to delete the hair script.
➤ The few styles that come with a resize version can now be resized on axis as well.

Updated hairstyles in alphabetical order:
Adore, Alyssa, Apple Pie, Bella, Billie, Billie (Special Color), Blair, Chapters, Chloe, Cream Soda, December 2018 (Group Offer), Ellie, Energy, Fight Sleep, Freya, Good Vibes, Grace, Grapefruit, Insomnia, Ivy, Jade, Keira, Lilith, Love, Lucy, Marble Machine, Nina, No Tears, November, One Kiss, Pages, Penelope, River, Rose, Rowan, Solace, Thea, Victoria, Witch, Wren.

Mainstore: http://store.magika.se

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Magika – August 12, 2019 Hi, there’s a new…



Magika - August 12, 2019

Hi, there’s a new hairstyle at Magika that I’m super happy with. But what has me over the moon is the fact that my absolutely incredible husband has made a whole new HUD system ♡ Here’s a list of the most noticeable changes for you:

➤ The long loading time on start up has been removed. You can now use the HUD straight away.
➤ Delays when using any HUD feature has been removed. This means you can change hair texture, apply materials, etc, without any noticeable delay.
➤ The new tint function behave like Second Life’s own color picker, making it (in my opinion) a lot easier to use due to it’s familiarity.
➤ Tint options can now be both imported and exported, allowing you to easily share tint between hairstyles.

All hairstyles in the first room of the mainstore will eventually be upgraded with this new HUD system. Updates will be free for everyone who’s already purchases these styles. But for now only the new Rowan hair comes with this HUD system.

Lastly, enter the Flickr giveaway to win the new Rowan hair by following me on Flickr, then like and comment (include your SL username) on this post: https://flic.kr/p/2gVKUFz
Winners will be announced in a few days. 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 – August 9, 2019Hi, Magika is currently looking for…



Magika - August 9, 2019

Hi, Magika is currently looking for bloggers ♡
Information on how to apply can be found at www.magika.se/bloggers

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Magika – August 2, 2019Hi, there’s new hair at Magika.For…



Magika - August 2, 2019

Hi, there’s new hair at Magika.
For a full list of included features please see the picture. Have a great weekend and I hope you come by to try a demo ♡

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

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Jolie

Feeling sexy



Head / Genus - Strong face
Skin / itGirls - Genus Skin Applier - Tammy Mel
Beauty marks / Just Magnetized / Beauty Marks - set 06 for OMEGA

Hair / Analog Dog / AD - sia - Splash
Gloss / LUXREBEL - Gloss Glam Lipstick (GENUS) GIFT at @Vanity
Choker / .::Supernatural::. / Evelyn Necklace V1 Gold- gift at @Vanity
Lingerie / Glitzz /Jolie Lingerie - Fatpack - @Equal10
Belly piercing / Glitzz / Ribbon Dermal
Robe / Moon Elixir x MUSE - Miss Independent - Freya - Robe - @Belle Event
Body / Belleza - Freya 
Pose / Vestige - Project Runaway - V'SECRET - @Marketplace
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Stand & Deliver

Stand and Deliver

Scar Requiem:

Hair: Modulus - Cole Hair
Briefs: Thirst - Basix Boxer Brief @ Jock'd - July 2019
Gun: Vale Koer - Squirt Gun @ Uber - July 2019

Divos Titanium:

Hair: Modulus - Cole Hair
Briefs: Thirst - Jersey Brief @ Jock'd - July 2019
Tattoo: Dappa - Vision Tattoo
Gun: Vale Koer - Squiet Gun @ Uber - July 2019

Other Notable Items:

Build: Minimal - Bohemian 
Chair: Dust Bunny - Beach Day - Lounge Chair Folded
Oranges: Dust Bunny - Beach Day - Net Bag
Bag: Dust Bunny - Beach Day - Towel Tote
Umbrella: Dust Bunny - Beach Day - Closed Parasol
Life Saver: Dust Bunny - Life Ring

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Kira

Your destiny is in my hands.

That fine witch

Details:

Head / Genus - Strong face
ND/MD KIRA head Skins DARK
ND/MD KIRA Shape (GENUS-Classic head)
Eyeliner ND/MD KIRA summer Lipsticks ALL- Omega - @Swank
Eyes / Avi Glam / AG. Glacial Eyes Gacha - Genus - 18 - RARE
Hair / TRUTH/ Alias - group gift (250 fee)
Body / Maitreya / Lara
Glasses /.random.Matter. - Koyash Glasses [Golds] - @Kustom9
Necklace/ REIGN.- Potion Necklace- #14 gacha
Dress/ -Pixicat- Sunny.Dress - Black - @Collabor88
Tights / Carol G / Leopard - Zebra Leg TaTToo - @Tres Chic
Heels /THE OAK - Musye High Heels
Pose / Behaviorbody / Chicsit 
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Magika – 26 July, 2019I made a special color of the Billie style…



Magika - 26 July, 2019

I made a special color of the Billie style inspired by the neon roots Billie Eilish currently rock. It’s L$100, but group members can grab it for L$50 at the mainstore.

Also group members now get 30-40% off on ten selected hairstyles at the mainstore. They’re marked with “Group Discount” signs so you can find them.

Lastly I’ve added another size for the new Lucy hair to better fit Genus heads (update available in redelivery). Have a great weekend guys ♡

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

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Magika – 25 July, 2019Hi, there’s new hair at…



Magika - 25 July, 2019

Hi, there’s new hair at Magika.
It’s been a while since I made full bangs but I think they turned out pretty cute and I might make them optional with some future styles. I also moved the materials option to the HUD instead of as a separate attachment. Try to not completely melt in this heat, and I hope you come by the mainstore (or visit the marketplace store) to try a demo ♡

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

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=DeLa*= new hair "Neroli"


=DeLa*= new hair "Neroli" for Tres Chic
Bento mesh hair!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nika/181/154/21


DeLa* main store
http://slurl.com/secondlife/DeLa/114/112/24

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all the details
Top:BlackOpium. Selene. FATPACK (unpacked)

Lip:Zibska ~ Altair Lips

* Lola Bloggers & Friends Box * Les Sucreries de Fairy *
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Magika – July 18, 2019As I’ve been listening to Billie…



Magika - July 18, 2019

As I’ve been listening to Billie Eilish nonstop lately I thought I’d make a hairstyle inspired by her.
Check the image for a full list of included features, and I hope you come by the new mainstore to grab a demo ♡

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

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