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There are no words to describe the love I have for this outfit, so I am just going to let you bask in its gloriousness.

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Hair: Magika – Good Vibes

Necklace: REIGN – Tattoo Heart Choker (Saturday Sale)

Dress: Masoom – Passion Dress (April Group Gift)

Shoes: N-Core – Eden in Black (Saturday Sale)

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SL Project Viewer – Bakes on Mesh

Linden Lab have done something really good with this latest update, and there are a few things I want to talk about to try and answer some of the questions and concerns I have seen around the SL social sphere over the last few days.

Bakes on Mesh – what is it?

Bakes on Mesh is a project viewer currently available here: SL Project Viewer, Bakes on Mesh

The project will allow us to set our mesh bodies, hands, heads and feet to display the textures that are worn on the SL avatar’s system layers. This means skins, tattoos, underwear, clothing, and alpha layers can all be used on a mesh avatar that has been set up for Bakes on Mesh.

Siddean in TULI

The project is still in development, and I imagine it will be for a little while, but LL has surprised us with fast releases of feature updates before, so Slink is getting ready for it now.

There’s been a bit of confusion and misinformation spreading around about this project. In general people seem to be very excited about it, and those who truly understand what it means for our avatars are *really* excited about it!

Some dot points below, to hopefully answer some questions, as far as I know it!

  • System skin layers, tattoo layers, clothing layers and alpha layers all work. The mesh needs to be flagged by it’s creator, and properly setup for alpha layers to work as intended.
  • Hands and feet alone will not be possible without some changes on LL’s end. There is no way to hide the hands and feet by themselves, and make the system legs appear. The way the flagging works makes the entire lower body and upper body disappear when a flagged mesh is worn.
  • You do not need a full body alpha to wear a Bakes on Mesh flagged mesh. If the flag is present when you wear the mesh, the body section it is flagged for disappears. eg: if you have a lower body mesh, the entire SL avvie lower body will disappear when you turn on the Bakes on Mesh flag.
  • There is still a need for appliers for nailpolishes, specular maps and normal maps.
  • Multiple layers in a body mesh or head mesh are no longer necessary with a couple of cavats:
    • The old symmetrical arms and feet have come back to haunt us. That means those of us who have been offering asymmetrical tattoos for the last x years have to find a workaround that allows people to still have that function. For now, that means appliers.
    • stockings do not wrap around toes, therefore a separate stocking layer will be required – again this means appliers.
  • Heads should be the simplest thing to adapt to. We can wear 62 layers, which should be more then enough for you to wear many layers of freckles, moles, eyebrows, lipstick, tattoos, hairbases etc.
  • You organise what goes on top of what through your outfit editor, not through applier layers.
  • Alpha layers means that we no longer need to split our mesh bodies up into multiple little pieces with 8 material faces, and try to read the minds of mesh clothing creators to make a set of alpha cuts that doesn’t leave bits of bodies sticking out where they shouldn’t. The alpha is back in the hands of the clothing creator, and should be made alongside the clothing, and worn as you would wear any alpha layer. Provided the body is setup properly, this will just.. work.
  • Mesh clothing creators no longer need to mess about with auto alpha scripts! (yay)
  • Outfit creation is a lot easier
  • Changing mesh body parts is also a lot easier provided both bodies are setup for bakes on mesh. The body takes whatever you’re wearing on your system body and you’re done! No more digging around for your favourite skin and makeup appliers every time you wish to change heads.
  • You should not need a special HUD to activate this feature. This is a free update that LL are doing for us, and creators need to setup their mesh body parts to take advantage of it.
  • This should cut down a lot on extra polygons, textures that glitch and take up a bunch of system resources and script usage in mesh body parts as the parts that handle appliers and alpha cuts are all taken care of in this project.
  • In the meantime – keep your appliers, as they will continue to work on your current body parts, but you should expect to be keeping system layers for the future as well.
  • Mesh clothing creators should look into making alpha layers if they don’t already (some do, but due to differences between the system body geometry and mesh body geometry, some alterations may need to be made)
  • Skinners, makeup artists and clothing creators who make clothing for appliers should look into putting their creations onto system layers if they don’t already.
  • If a mesh head or body part doesn’t conform to the system avatar UV – that’s ok. Skinmakers who have made head textures could make a version specifically to fit that head, if necessary.

We are so, so excited about this update – we need to talk to the people at Linden Lab about a few little changes that won’t affect the end user, but could make a big impact on those of us who create these things for you, but as it is now, it’s so much fun to play with and think about and plan for! We have some great plans going forward to use this feature to it’s fullest advantage, and hopefully make the lives of our creators, and our customers (and ourselves!) very much easier.

Feel free to contact me (Siddean) if you have any questions and I’ll try to answer as much as I am able!

 

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SL Project Viewer – Bakes on Mesh

Linden Lab have done something really good with this latest update, and there are a few things I want to talk about to try and answer some of the questions and concerns I have seen around the SL social sphere over the last few days.

Bakes on Mesh – what is it?

Bakes on Mesh is a project viewer currently available here: SL Project Viewer, Bakes on Mesh

The project will allow us to set our mesh bodies, hands, heads and feet to display the textures that are worn on the SL avatar’s system layers. This means skins, tattoos, underwear, clothing, and alpha layers can all be used on a mesh avatar that has been set up for Bakes on Mesh.

Siddean in TULI

The project is still in development, and I imagine it will be for a little while, but LL has surprised us with fast releases of feature updates before, so Slink is getting ready for it now.

There’s been a bit of confusion and misinformation spreading around about this project. In general people seem to be very excited about it, and those who truly understand what it means for our avatars are *really* excited about it!

Some dot points below, to hopefully answer some questions, as far as I know it!

  • System skin layers, tattoo layers, clothing layers and alpha layers all work. The mesh needs to be flagged by it’s creator, and properly setup for alpha layers to work as intended.
  • Hands and feet alone will not be possible without some changes on LL’s end. There is no way to hide the hands and feet by themselves, and make the system legs appear. The way the flagging works makes the entire lower body and upper body disappear when a flagged mesh is worn.
  • You do not need a full body alpha to wear a Bakes on Mesh flagged mesh. If the flag is present when you wear the mesh, the body section it is flagged for disappears. eg: if you have a lower body mesh, the entire SL avvie lower body will disappear when you turn on the Bakes on Mesh flag.
  • There is still a need for appliers for nailpolishes, specular maps and normal maps.
  • Multiple layers in a body mesh or head mesh are no longer necessary with a couple of cavats:
    • The old symmetrical arms and feet have come back to haunt us. That means those of us who have been offering asymmetrical tattoos for the last x years have to find a workaround that allows people to still have that function. For now, that means appliers.
    • stockings do not wrap around toes, therefore a separate stocking layer will be required – again this means appliers.
  • Heads should be the simplest thing to adapt to. We can wear 62 layers, which should be more then enough for you to wear many layers of freckles, moles, eyebrows, lipstick, tattoos, hairbases etc.
  • You organise what goes on top of what through your outfit editor, not through applier layers.
  • Alpha layers means that we no longer need to split our mesh bodies up into multiple little pieces with 8 material faces, and try to read the minds of mesh clothing creators to make a set of alpha cuts that doesn’t leave bits of bodies sticking out where they shouldn’t. The alpha is back in the hands of the clothing creator, and should be made alongside the clothing, and worn as you would wear any alpha layer. Provided the body is setup properly, this will just.. work.
  • Mesh clothing creators no longer need to mess about with auto alpha scripts! (yay)
  • Outfit creation is a lot easier
  • Changing mesh body parts is also a lot easier provided both bodies are setup for bakes on mesh. The body takes whatever you’re wearing on your system body and you’re done! No more digging around for your favourite skin and makeup appliers every time you wish to change heads.
  • You should not need a special HUD to activate this feature. This is a free update that LL are doing for us, and creators need to setup their mesh body parts to take advantage of it.
  • This should cut down a lot on extra polygons, textures that glitch and take up a bunch of system resources and script usage in mesh body parts as the parts that handle appliers and alpha cuts are all taken care of in this project.
  • In the meantime – keep your appliers, as they will continue to work on your current body parts, but you should expect to be keeping system layers for the future as well.
  • Mesh clothing creators should look into making alpha layers if they don’t already (some do, but due to differences between the system body geometry and mesh body geometry, some alterations may need to be made)
  • Skinners, makeup artists and clothing creators who make clothing for appliers should look into putting their creations onto system layers if they don’t already.
  • If a mesh head or body part doesn’t conform to the system avatar UV – that’s ok. Skinmakers who have made head textures could make a version specifically to fit that head, if necessary.

We are so, so excited about this update – we need to talk to the people at Linden Lab about a few little changes that won’t affect the end user, but could make a big impact on those of us who create these things for you, but as it is now, it’s so much fun to play with and think about and plan for! We have some great plans going forward to use this feature to it’s fullest advantage, and hopefully make the lives of our creators, and our customers (and ourselves!) very much easier.

Feel free to contact me (Siddean) if you have any questions and I’ll try to answer as much as I am able!

 

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Pretty Girls 2018-04-08 12:16:00


Head -Catwa - Catya v3.2
Skin- Itgirls - Emily
Lipgloss - [Cosmic Dust ] - Bubblegum Lip Applier @ Blush
Body - Maitreya - Lara
Ears - L'etre - Gem Pierced Ears
Hair - Doux - Jasmin
Sunglasses - Redgrave - Maddison
Earrings - Izzie's - Hoop
Belly Chain - Chain - Alice belly chain ( Group Gift)
Bikini - Bueno - Moon bikini @ Fameshed
Pose - :LW: - Confidence


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OMGee… she’s BACK?! or 001

Mandy040618

Yes, I’m back.  After a four year hiatus from Second Life.  For me, the break was necessary and refreshing.  However, I missed SL and all the endless opportunities to be creative.  So, I am back and I’m here to share pictures and fashion as I reorient myself with everything.  Can I say that mesh heads are amazing?!  Long gone are the days when we had to add everything in Photoshop.  LOL!

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Anyway, I hope that you all will join me on this crazy journey again.  You never know what will be featured on this blog… it might just be you!

Head: Catawa – Kimberly

Body: Maitreya – Lara

Skin: League – Sadie (Medium)

Hair: Magika – Heartbeat

Eyes: Euphoric – Anitta Winter Eyes Set

Lashes: Euphoric – Bold Volume Lashes

Top: Tee*fy – Brooklyn Top (Frosty)

Skirt: Tee*fy – Joey Skirt (Watercolor)

 

Posted in Catawa, Euphoric, fashion, League, Magika, Maitreya, mandyleigh sweetwater, Second Life, second life fashion, second life photography, Secondlife, Teefy | Comments Off

Pretty Girls 2018-04-05 19:35:00


Hair - Besom - Kami
Head- Catwa - Catya
Body - Maitreya - Lara
Dress - Kaithleen 's - Sheer Silk Tunic
Shoes - EMPIRE - Kunal @ Fameshed
Pose - Foxcity

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Pretty Girls 2018-04-04 07:52:00


Hair - RAMA.SALON - Chiara
Head - Catwa - Catya
Skin - L'etre - Heidi
Body - Maitreya - Lara
Top & Shorts - Rosi set @ FaMEShed
Pose - Hera - Plastic Bento
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Pretty Girls 2018-04-03 19:51:00


Hair - Doux - Roshambo
Head Catwa - Catya v3.2
Lipgloss- Studio Expesure Makeup - Nude Glow Lipgloss 0.4
Earrings - Dahlia - Lancia @ Famshed
Body - Maitreya - Lara
Dress - [Cynful] - City Life Set
Photo Booth -Foxcity - Minimal Group Gift
Pose - Foxcity


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Pretty Girls 2018-04-02 19:12:00


Hair - Doux - Kitty
Head Catwa - Catya
Body- Maitreya - Lara
Bodysuit - !Rebel Hope - Luna @ FaMESHed

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Pretty Girls 2018-04-01 17:02:00


Hair & Wristlet - Besom Precious Bunny Gift set ( Group Gift)
Head - Catwa - Catya
Body - Maitreya Lara
Jumpsuit - Candydoll - Dayanis jumper
Photo booth - Foxcity - Insatiable pink
Pose - Hera - Plastic bento pose set

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Pretty Girls 2018-03-30 20:09:00


Hair - little bones - Olympia
Head Catwa - Catya v3.2
Body - Maitreya - Lara
Top - Seniha - Lara top
Shorts - Emery - Young denim shorts
Pose - Foxcity

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Pour Me Another Round.

Pour Me Another Round.

Leonardo Patane:

Hair: Modulus - Tommy Hair
Moustache: Doux - Mesh Moustache - Black
Skin: L'Etre - Belleza Body Appliers - Sandy Tone
Choker: Mossu - Puppy Choker
Nipple Rings: PBM - Body Pierced Nipples - Gold

Divos Titanium:

Hair: Stealthic - Rebellion
Ears: L'Etre - Olympe Mesh Ears
Beard: Nivaro - Lumberjack Beard
Skin: Stray Dog - Body Skin
Harness: Thirst @ Red Light District - Grip Harness
Underwear: Thirst @ Red Light District - Grip Brief

Decor:

Liquor: Apple Fall - Whisky Decanter
Glasses: Apple Fall - Wine Glasses
Build: Anxiety - Radioactive Skybox
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Magika – Mar 28, 2018

Hello ♡ I’m sorry, there’s no new hair this time. Instead a bunch of big changes have been made to the Magika store:

1) Colour packs have now been removed from all previous styles. Instead you buy all hairstyles that come with four colour HUDs for the combined price of L$329 per hairstyle. Which amounts to a total savings of L$731 per hair.

2) The mesh hair in the Discount Area have undergone the same makeover. Now you can buy each style for L$229.

3) Do you remember sculpted hair from back in the day, before mesh was implemented in SL? I used to sell 49 sculpted hairstyles in the Discount Area for L$149 per fatpack. I’ve bundled them all up into one “Massive Sculpted Hair Pack” available for L$999. That’s a total savings of L$6302. The demo for this pack includes all the hairstyles to try before purchase.

The marketplace store is currently being updated as well, so for the next couple of days you will only be able to purchase the latest five styles on there. In the meantime, it’s all available at the new mainstore ♡

Mainstore

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Pretty Girls 2018-03-27 07:09:00


Hair - Besom- Kami
Head- Catwa - Catya
Body - Maitreya - Lara
Top - Evani -Hanna Top
Short - Evani -Hanna  Shorts
Shoes - Cd-  Jacinda hells
Pose - Foxcity
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Pretty Girls 2018-03-27 05:16:00


Hair - Phoenix - Brittany
Head - Catwa - Catya
Body - Maitreya Lara
Choker - Foxy - Suede Wrap Choker
Jacket - Riot - Rachel Leather
Top - [Azuchi] Jill studed Top
Short - _Candydoll - Nina shorts
Pose - Foxcity
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Pretty Girls 2018-03-24 17:48:00


Hair - Stealthic - Paradox
Head - Catwa - Catya
Body - Maitreya - Lara
Top - Bueno - Grace
Panties - Spirit - Eli panties
Pose - Foxcity
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Pretty Girls 2018-03-24 17:45:00

Hair Foxy - Her Nair
Head- Catwa - Catya
Skin - L'etre - Heidi
Body - Maitreya- Lara
Necklace - LaGyo - Simone Necklace
Shirt- ISON- Yso tied shirt
Skirt - Kitja - Mirella Denim Skirt
Shoes - Moda - Calli Cuffed

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Pretty Girls 2018-03-24 17:44:00

Hair - [RA] - Sady
Head - Catwa - Catya
Eyes Shadow  - L'etre
Lipstick - The Face
Body Maitreya - Lara
Choker - #Foxy- Suede  Wrap Choker
Bodysuit - Blueberry - Frappe
Photo Booth - Foxcity - No Doubt
Pose -Foxcity- Sass Bento pose set

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Pretty Girls 2018-03-24 17:43:00

Hair Doux - Shawnte
Head Catwa - Catya
Body Maitreya Lara
Lingerie Set - Blueberry - Icon
Wings - Blueberry - Icon
Pose - Anika  Poses - Imitation
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Pretty Girls 2018-03-24 17:39:00







Hair - Stealthic - Paradox
Head - Catwa - Catya
Body - Maitreya lara
Tattoo - Queen oF Ink
Necklace- Chain - Bull
Bustier and Panties - Mossu - Britney
Photo booth and Pose - Foxcity

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