Back in December of 2019… that long ago? …I wrote a review of available women’s genitals. See Second Life Vaginas: The V. That is the vagina for the Maitreya body. Now there is a version for Slink Original and Hourglass and Inithium Kupra (with a 50% off Kupra version until Feb 14, 2021 – see details at the in-world store. – MAP URL). The marketplace URL is here (URL – NSFW).
I got the Slink Hourglass demo. It comes with Slink Classic and Redux versions. Both in the same package. If you don’t know Slink, the Redux version is the version highly optimized for BOM. Slink Classic is their older more complex applier style body. Whichever you prefer, they have something for you.
The Original and Hourglass versions of The V are different and NOT interchangeable. So, for Slink users that frequently swap between Slink bodies like I do, they will need to make a decision. Hourglass or Original or buy both? They don’t have a package deal for buying the two.
This is the first vagina I have seen advertised as BoM ready. I think that is sort of misleading in this case. The HUD suggests that reality too. The Labia Majora is excluded as it should be colored by BOM. At first, I couldn’t get that to work with the demo. I thought I was probably missing something as these are sold as different skin tones and promoted as BOM… (WTH?) How is that?
This vagina is interesting enough I contacted the designer and provided my first draft of the review. I got feedback and now think I understand why this model is as it is.
BOM is going to add a complication for those designing vaginas. The UV Map in the crotch of the Classic avatar and most mesh avatars leaves a lot to be desired. Especially when a woman spreads her legs. Angi Manners (anj4) the designer of Session products decided to solve that problem by not using third-party skin on the vagina. No BoM. Doing so makes for just too few pixels in the area. Instead, she chose to use a custom Hi-Rez 1024×1024 texture and materials with a custom UV Map. Otherwise, this part of the avatar would be very low-rez… basically fuzzy and not in a good way. Continue reading →
Unpack the demo and add the Pro Bento VaJayJay v2.3 – DEMO and one of the two HUDs, main and mini.
I thought, for a time, this was the ultimate in vaginas… as far as Bento and rigged mesh go. Also, it is probably the most realistic. But, not necessarily the best choice or most practical nor anatomically correct… position-wise.
What is realistic are the lips and the internal vagina. The lips are as we expect with the inner labia slightly extending past the outer labia. The vagina is a cave-like model being a bit of a tube inside the avatar. Unfortunately for the guys, it is an RL proportionately sized vagina. I mean those elephant-trunk-sized penises are NOT going to fit. Continue reading →
I could be crude and get into a debate about which promiscuous woman… Sorry guys, but that’s not where I am going. This is very much a Second Life™ thing as it is an ‘equipment’ review. Where else would people discuss their options in vaginas? As in what theirs is going to be… and what it can do…
Nal Teasing the Boys…
While once upon a time Xcite! Was the top of the line, no longer. The Xcite! X4 female vagina was last updated sometime in 2016. Sometime later a poster saying ‘X5 Coming Soon” appeared in the Xcite! Sales region. So, while I still occasionally use my Xcite! X4 parts and visit the Xcite! shop but not often. Mostly because of the massive script load. More about Xcite! later.
So, who is the best ‘virtual’ plastic surgeon building genitals these days? Is there anything new down there? I’ll provide some answers. But let’s frame some things. We have had Bento for a time and we are seeing it used in some of the new vaginas. Not particularly well IMO. Continue reading →
The end of March Linden Lab released the latest version of the Bakes on Mesh (BoM) Viewer. It is in RC so we could see BoM coming out in final version soon. The recent Disconnects Problem has likely delayed BoM and other projects. That problem seems solved or at least greatly reduced. Other projects will move ahead now and BoM is probably just a couple of weeks from final release… say soon…
The questions I have all deal with how well will my clothes will work with the new BoM Mesh Bodies? Siddean the designer for Slink has provided information on what we can expect. Siddean’s Slink body is built… um… that doesn’t sound quite right, rephrase… ready for release or at least down to the final tweaks.
Whatever you look outside, the real value is what you have inside
April 3rd,2019 Siddean answered questions about what she is doing with the Slink bodies. You can find this information in Siddean’s Discord channel.
The new bodies are a re-thought new design. So, we are going to be re-learning how to manage bodies, clothes, and tattoos.
The new body will work with clothes made for the previous body. Said in tech-speak, the body size and weighting remain the same. Also, the previous versions of the body will continue to work. BoM will only work with the new bodies. Continue reading →