AvaStar and Slink March 2018

AvaStar is at version 2.3-1 released 17 January 2018 according to announcements in the Blender-AvaStar group. In the products page where I download the file, it is labeled 2.3-2. The release is called a bug fix. It has 10 bug fixes and 4 improvements. See the changelog here. Notice the Dev Kit manager…

Blender is currently at version 2.79a. The Blender download is here. The Portable version is the version I use so I can have multiple versions installed. I’ll explain why later.

Blender Download March 2018

Today I see Slink released an update to their Dev Kit for AvaStar. I find the email got to me yesterday 3/19. It tells me, “The bodies in these kits have been reworked from the ground up, for better geometry, more accurate weighting and better fit!” (Emphasis is theirs.)

Also, Slink Development now has a Discord Server for developers. The link is in the email. Siddean is available 9 to 5 Eastern Australian Time… Australia has 13 time zones… O.O  so… divide by 13 then 24 and multiply by… and turn the world around once… and that gives us 4pm to 12AM SLT/PT. Technically, they are 17 to 18 hours ahead of California, depending on Daylight Saving Time. If it is Monday here it is likely Tuesday there.

If it weren’t for the International Date Line they would be 5 to 6 hours behind California.  Continue reading

Blossom’s Who? Moved Where?

Blossoms sent out a notice their store has moved to a new location. She now has a pretty store. Totally filled with strippible clothes. You know, the ones with the corny promo line, ‘OMG! So unexpected!’ Something Little Annie Fanny might say. Which as corny as it sounds to me is pretty much what happens… the unexpected part.

The region is also an interesting place to explore. Pretty and a little kinky. So, take a hunk of guy with you… or a couple of ‘em. (MMF or MFF – didn’t see FF) Buy a dress, avoid the ants, walk out to the pool or beach house and let him think he is seducing you.

New Blossom’s Store – 3/2018

If you find it, there is a Fountain of Youth. If only Ponce de León had known… (Actually, there is no historical evidence he was ever looking for or believed there was such a fountain. But, why let facts ruin a good story… the journalistic motto of our day.)

There are some good animations there. Some are by Eline Serendipity, owner of Mystic Fantasies (MPIn-WorldRP Area). The animations have great female and male hip movement, something that is hard to animate in SL. Wheee, so hot!  Continue reading

Second Life Content Creators’ Meeting 2018 w10

Getting video of these meetings is a PITA. Medhue (1:27 PM) and I (1:08 PM) both were late getting to the meeting. Medhue’s audio has reverb… which generally comes from room echo… the combination of the sound source (talker) and reflected sound from walls reaching the mic at slightly different times. There are no echoes or room reverb in Second Life™. So, the computer’s speaker output has to be fed back via an open mic or duel channels in the recording app. Neither appears to be the case for Medhue…

I got there a bit earlier. I recorded the meeting, so the source is on my computer. I can edit it and clean up the audio. So, this week I’ll use my video. It takes some time to clean up the video and audio. Plus, Thursday is a busy day for me, RL. So, mine comes out later, like Saturday or Sunday.

The first thing you are likely to notice in the video is Vir Linden’s voice is messed up. In Medhue’s video, Vir Linden’s voice is also messed up but in a different way. So, the problem is in the connections or our computers. I have yet to figure out what’s up with mine.

I’ve cleaned the audio up a bit. But, there is only so much repair work one can do.  Continue reading

Breaking: Slink Update

There is a Slink update out. I started seeing people talking about it in the Slink, Classy gear for classy babes group.

Slink Versions – It is hard to stay current unless you refer to this page: Slink Versions. It provides the version numbers for the latest versions of hands, feet, body, heads, and HUD’s.

As of late 3/6 or early 3/7, depending…, there is a new ALMOST release from Slink: Petite Augment Pack. The ‘almost’ means info has leaked, but the item is not yet in the Slink store. As of 3/7 @ 3PM SLT/PT.

New Slink Item – Petite Augment Pack

I suppose this is an enhancement for itty-bitty-titties… Is this a new trend or is Siddean Munro just swimming upstream? I don’t know. But, I’m not a fan of blimp size breasts. I think B and C cups are best. So, I think this is pretty neat.  Continue reading

Second Life: Content Creation 2017 w51

There was a Content Creation UG meeting. Medhue recorded it. He was late getting started 🙂 The sound is better, but not good. That is a problem with streaming. One of my biggest pains with video from SL meetings is cleaning up the audio. So, make do and be glad we have something.

Summary and Index

Not much new from this meeting.

The beginning part is about how the skeleton can be used, avatar and animesh. Basically, the skeleton can be rearranged. But, we cannot rename bones or reparent them.  Continue reading

Interesting Second Life Avatar: Snokra Snake

It is a cute avatar. But, I find it interesting because of what is included in the package, which makes this an awesome deal.

Snokra Snake (SL Marketplace)

Snokra Snake by EpicGordon Broome

The features currently available with V0.9 are;

  • Well over 130 animations
  • Bento support, with tons of hand poses, tail poses and tail animations
  • Expressive face, with several shape controllers, jawtalk, and a hissy tongue!
  • Multiple chest sizes and nether states
  • Toggleable cobra hood
  • Easy-to-use applier systems
  • HUD driven alpha masking
  • Recolorable eyes
  • Shinyness slider
  • Eyelid and jaw controllers
  • Jawtalk
  • Three skins, which will be closer to 30 by release

Plus, notice in the image that Developer Kits are freely available and the item is copy-mod OK. That makes this a great learning tool and allows people to make clothes for Snokra.

For more of a review of the item see NiranV’s review here: The Snokra Snake & Content Creation. Also, more images.