Monday, December 30, 2013

Flames Vinyl Elliana Inkpen Model

New Vinyl items in the Sexy Kitties Store ! Visit us today we have Lolas Tango and Lush Appliers for many items as well 5 lucky gift boards and a midnight madness board as well !

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mesh breasts in Second Life from Lush, Lolas Tangos and Puffy about Mesh Breast Applliers

Hello well my last post about mesh breasts was spur of the moment but for this one I have done the research needed for a better explanation about them and the appliers for Lolas Tangos, Lush mesh breasts and the better shaped Puffy mesh breasts. So to start I commented that they need a color picker ... well on the lush they have the hud which allows for you to actually type in the color values but the hue saturation and Luminance are tied to this so to start make sure with the lush mesh breasts you are using the shader version of breasts not the color shaded. For the lolas well I had a skin with and applier so I have not used the color matching on my model Elliana Inkpen ... I used a wow skin and it looked best with the wet look shading and textures.  So anyway as we move along I will be adding the appliers to the clothes in our stores as well. My store blog is located here   and as well our design blog here  use these to keep updated on our progress as well even stores and building in other virtual worlds other then second life.

      Appliers for these mesh breasts like the lush for example are somewhat simple to use can be both scripts and huds and well work great for the clothing but may have some issues with a nude look. The main issues are matching the mesh breasts whether they are Lush, Puffy or Lolas Tangos to your avatars skin.  The best solution I can think of is that all maker that support them submit to the breast makers there base colors for the skins they make and then the makers of the breasts can either add them to there huds or and alternate hud. Many of the skin creators are charging extra for a applier yet many clothes manufactures are charging less and this is more work for both parties so that should be expected.  If you need new boobies in real life you will have to pay the plastic surgeon so here in second life you are just paying the mesh and texture artists .... All of this takes hours of work to supply your avatars with a more natural bouncing chest.  Also if you have a mesh outfit then the appliers will not work unless it specifically states so, I am looking into a solution and a even better way to to make bouncing realistic tops in second life and this year I think I will have the answer.  But this is a lot of work and the ideas could be endless.  All in all the mesh breasts, mesh butts and other body parts do not mix with mesh clothes. So back to mesh breast appliers, because I am still experimenting and this all started with having to create the mesh breast appliers for the clothing carried in our stores and the fact I am a 3d artist that has dealt with mesh a long time, I have to tell you in a game world you would not have the breast under the clothing at all, as extra mesh is avoided at all costs seeing you will use the resources of the gamers machines in other places.

     Yes there are deformers in programs like poser or Daz and even at times maybe in 3ds max or maya though normally not.  This being said, there are some solutions such as the huds and scripts in second life but in real world 3d these are avoided and not even used.  So back to second life where people have mesh breasts ... So far I have decided that of these mesh breasts the easier to use are the Puffy and the Lush as both have full documentation English and as well are the most realistic looking yet the Lolas I can say men will like with the oil applied !  The problem with the Lolas Tangos is that the shape is off. If I posted a woman with breasts shaped like that that I had created I would get all the women on my FB and Google + lists telling me to go back to school for anatomy .... I am not the best digital sculptor but hey I know those are a bit funny in shape.  But there are some other Lolas that are better shaped , problem being not as many retailers carry the appliers.  Here again you need to understand that each applier is more work from the Fashion photos on the walls of the store to the actual packaging, checking the avatar with the textures applied and the whole marketing concepts and ideas. So that is why the appliers should be greatly appreciated , as well they cost money from both the skin makers and the clothing makers and did I mention these things must be done for each piece of clothing !  So due to the fact that all this is important as well there is much more I will tell all you ladies and clothing developers as well, I will make this a multi part series so join me again tomorrow same Elliana Inkpen sl time, same Elliana Inkpen second life fashion blogger time!

Second Life Fashion, Second Life Clothing from a Designers Point of View

   Hello and a Happy Holiday to all my pixel based buddies and friends and as well any fans I have met along the way !  So do I have many fans ? Not as many as I do with my male avatar, but in all respects and the reality that Elliana Inkpen is actually me a male could be the reason behind lack of followers and real friends.  I also basically use Elliana for my modeling and design ideas and for photography in second life,  as well for the template building and creating clothing for female avatars. Since first off making promotional and advertising content via model avatars can become time consuming and as well somewhere along the way ... Even if Badabong Bigbear is snapping the pics with Elli posing as the model.... well its always easier then being the model and the photographer at the same time ...   Yes though I can run multiple viewers with multiple apps and programs, it is still easier to have the multiple second life viewers.   My method and workflow being that I set model avatar up and turn the models graphics way down detach all but the posing and clothing huds needed. Now I will log in as the photographer with either the Phoenix, Nirans or the Exodus viewer with most graphics turned up very high  and then depending on whether in a studio or in public on a sim i will adjust the wind light settings and any other graphic settings needed ... but Important info that needs to be read !  ( Second life is a very graphics and resource intense application and program, and some computers just cannot handle it ... even more so tablets and older computers do not have the graphics capabilities, so if you are doing graphics and fashion work in second life then you need a system that can handle it. This means a quad core system, a good nvidia graphics card preferably a card that is specifically made for graphics and videos which is not just a game card but rather a scientific based graphics card such one of the quadro cards ... as a heads up nvidia quadro cards often start at over $250 and the one I have cost about $650 USD alone for the graphics card.  Last but not least dual monitors may also help as well. For Elliana Inkpens Avatar images this is the set up I use and also sometimes log in with and alternate laptop or desktop that is not as big and bad as the one being used for the taking the snapshots themselves .... So normally this is a Photography and Fashion blog though I thought I should explain my tech side for this process. So this all being told this week have worked on getting clothing and other items for the mesh deformers of mesh body parts. My first bitch as of this is that with the huds and color picking you can not just type in a the rbg cordinates ... there should be a chat function for the scripts and huds that allows this and I am talking on all of the mesh breasts ... Lush, Lolas Tangos and as well the Puffy breast add ons are all the same in this respect ... so if u have a skin that does not come with appliers you are stuck adjusting all these rgb settings one click at a time and still at that point it is not easy ....

    One last tip before I go, if you do have the mesh add ons and yours do not have a applier ... then to get and almost exact match first take a snap shot of you in the skin with the breasts on as well, then open the picture in gimp or another paint and photo program that allows you to use a color picker, and click with the picker right at where the mesh meets the skin color on the skin its self, look at the rgb values then and match those  starting with a pure white hue .... from there you should be able to get the closest you will ever get with out and applier for your actual skin.