Are you a second life blogger? Do you follow SL Blogger Support? We are talking about some interesting things and taking some polls on the site. You do not have to be a member to chat back. Come join the discussions! This is a great resource for ALL bloggers.
Here at SL Blogger Support we always try to come up with tips and advice to support the blogger community of Second Life. Instead of writing another article, or wall of text if you will, with a list of ‘things a blogger needs to know/do/no do’, I would like to ask YOU, the bloggers of Second Life, to help eachother.
There are a few questions that seem to return on a regular basis, in groupchat and on other platforms (e.g. Facebook, Plurk, Twitter and Flickr), mainly regarding the fashion-blogs: 1) the amount of views/favs/followers some designers require when one wants to apply for a brand and 2) the number of SL Feeds a blog needs to be syndicated in.
Views Some, not all, creators/designers, only want bloggers who have – let’s say, a minimum of 1000 views per picture on Flickr and their blog needs to be in ‘several’…
One of the things I think every Second Life resident has in common and loves to do , is take photos. I know I do. I enjoy doing video as well. I use LumaLite for all my photos and vids. What I do not enjoy is bulky photo-studios that requires land and tons of prim-mage and building light boxes to edit and move around. I want to shoot what I want, where I want and control my own lights on the fly. I don’t want over scripted gadgets that lag every avatar around me either. On top of all that is the expense, why spend a ton of lindens dollars to do ONE simple thing. Light the avatars well and pose them in poses you choose and control.
LumaLite HUD does exactly that. No more no less. A simple easy to use , shoot on the fly , fabulous low scripted mesh HUD. You control the avatar, the lights, the eyes, poses in just a few clicks. Rez the projector on the model before tp to any sim that allows scripts and get your shadows too, providing your computer graphics allows you to use shadows. Combine that with a great canvas like ALL of Second Life sims (owners permitting) as well as a great windlight and snap happy ! Or you can get a very simple basic studio , I always recommend Strawberry Singhs simple 3 prim mesh studio that she graciously offers on marketplace for free. This can be rez’d in even the busiest of SL sandboxes without issue if you do not own land.
The LumaLite Hud is a lighting system made for Second Life Beginners and Pros alike. Giving you basic light positions for Key light and Fill light as well as color control and unlimited positional projector light. Control intensity, radius and falloff as well. Unlimited Positional Gazer included to lock your subject’s eyes and let you control their positions. Lifetime updates, including all small updates or ANY addons which we have planned to add to the hud !!
Please contact Toran Babenco or colleen Criss upon purchase to be added to the inworld group for help and support as well as tips and tricks. OR drop either of us a notecard for more info before purchase OR to get a demo of the HUD.
Take a look at our flickr group at what our fabulous photographers are doing with their HUD.
The word, options. Advise, get the fat packs ! Kellie Mesh Bikini Top.
This bikini top is too good for words . Lace on or off , in 3 color options. Bikini top in 10 colors and cover the popular mesh bodies as well as standard size options. Super cute so I had to take a couple selfies. Maitreya Lara. Slink Physique and Hourglass. Belleza Venus, Freya and Isis .
When I was younger I loved skorts and was glad to see the trend come back.
This Leah Skort is adorable and I love the little chained heart at the hip.
Leah 10 color options and has a hud for you to control the metals of the chain and heart waist attachment. The skort is also offered in a Rebel Pack at a 50% discount. Does it get any better then that! Again, all the popular mesh bodies are covered with this skort.
Lighting BY LumaLite HUD Often the difference between “That’s nice” and “Wow!” is a few easy steps and LumaLite provides that and more! Giving you basic light positions for Key light and Fill light as well as color control and unlimited positional projector light. Control intensity, radius and falloff as well.
Auryn Beorn,owner of Black Tulip Props and Poses has been very busy this month ! She has some really awesome stuff at both events ! I can’t decide on my favorite pose sets !
The naughty in me wants to play in Burlesque @ Genre , the child in me wants to skip along the yellow brick road. 1st up is Dorothy and Toto ! Remember these poses will come with all the mirrors and there are plenty to play with. She’s giving us two pose sets and a single pose, Simply Oz, as an anniversary gift. Did I mention this is Enchantment’s 5th year bring the grid awesome events? The sim is beautiful with some great photo ops too!
This event runs till August 31st, so plenty of time to pop over and and shop and enjoy the surroundings and participate in the photo contest!
On Dorothy : The Pose Shop tps. toto’s basket @ Enchantment [MODA] PAMELA PLATFORM HEELS MAITREYA CATWA HEAD Gwen v4.9Fixed Banana Banshee – Mesh eyes Blue =DeLa*= Boobs Mesh Hair “Dorothy” Blondes @ Enchantment :::[email protected] Body Heat Suede Corset (Blue-XLarge)::: :::[email protected] Aurelia Tutu (Blue):: :::[email protected] Chiara Beaded Crop Top (White)::: Omega compatable -Belleza- Freya V2.01
ALL poses from Black Tulip Props and Poses !
On the Wicked Witch : -Belleza- Freya V2.01 :::[email protected] Aurelia Tutu (Black)::: :::[email protected] Body Heat Suede Corset Banana Banshee – Mesh eyes Blue CATWA HEAD Gwen v4.9Fixed [Upgradable] [MODA] PAMELA PLATFORM HEELS MAITREYA (This come with a color change HUD with every color of the rainbow, worked great on my Belleza body) [NC] – The Wicked Witch – Hat [e] Lasting 2 – Black 05 (older hair, may not still be available)
I mentioned in my last post, that Toran used to make fun of me and my love/hate relationship with mesh. Well he loved my new shape and loved the CaTwa mesh head so much he even gifted me another one ! (I will blog the new head later. ) BUT more importantly he made a deal with me that if I would leave my Freya shape on and dress it ( skimpily )he promised that if I did the work he would go full mesh ! LOL. Challenge accepted !!😉
I think he looks fabulous! My search began here , the best mesh info blog I know of the Mesh Body Addicts , I sent him info on a few bodies and he started with NIRAMYTH Aesthetic advanced mesh body. It only took 2 days to get it sorted out. He may try a few other mesh bodies later on so this look could be a ….test!
He was not really in love with the Niramyth face/head and choose the CaTwa Paul V4.10 instead. Which was a good fit to be honest, it’s not that far from how his regular SL avie face was to me. And I have to say he did a great job color matching ! He has not purchased any Omega appliers so far for skins. Whispers and all his *cough* bits are perfectly matched !😛 I am used to his eyes being a deeper blue though. Right now he is wearing NEWCLAN_Romantic Eyes.
His hair is from .::MADesigns HAIR::. ~ BERNARD ~ Black and to be honest one of my very favorite for men even though it is an older hair. The locket is from EarthStones called Best of Times Locket. He is wearing ZED Mesh Aesthetic casual shirt and pants and shoes , ::ZED:: Designz for Men.
This is Toran today all meshed up and below is Toran a week ago.
I LIKE it !! BUT I could not resist saying a few times when there were *grrrssss* and words you can not say on TV welcome to my mesh world!! LOL I admit it , I had fun on this makeover. I hope he did too.
Lighting by LumaLite HUD . Often the difference between “That’s nice” and “Wow!” is a few easy steps and LumaLite provides that and more! Giving you basic light positions for Key light and Fill light as well as color control and unlimited positional projector light. Control intensity, radius and falloff as well.
Anyone who knows colleen or follows colleen knows shes had a love/hate mesh relationship since the beginning. Yes, she was excited to not have poke through dresses , impossible angles to edit and hair that needed edited, BUT she was not a *standard size* so she had more frustration.
The sculpted and early mesh body parts *slaps head* , pretty for photos but added hours to prep due to skin matching etc. Colleen had implants, butts,feet,hands ! After a time unless I absolutely HAD to change any body parts and often clothes I JUST ran around our sims nude ! I was so tired of looking for a proper tint/fit and dressing I often just gave up. Toran would laugh and call me lazy , my reply was always *you go mesh and see how tiring it can be* .
With so many body parts colleen began to refer to herself as *Franken avie*. Enter Omega appliers and it was like an easy button for SL! ( I do have a rant RE appliers but that is for another post ) .
Since the release of Wowmeh I have loved full mesh bodies and purchased several. The early mesh bodies were not without their own issues but they have come a LONG way! In real life colleen is a full figured girl and I wanted to get as close as possible in SL.
So when I saw the news about revamped fuller figured mesh avatar released at Belleza I went straight over and purchased Freya. I ADORE her as much as I do Lara even more because I finally have a figure in SL I can really relate to.
If that wasn’t enough Toran and I were standing around talking and messing with the LumaLite HUD planning new promotions and updates and talking, the topic of Catwa mesh heads came up and I sent him a few links for him to look at. The next thing I know he says *incoming!* and gifted me a mesh head that caught his eye . Gwen with all the bells and whistles! She’s lovely !
SO, I am loving my new look !
A huge thank you to my friend Rachel for pointing me in the direction I needed on Gwen !
BELLA SWIMSUIT MAITREYA by RSC BOW GLASSES PINK with HUD and shoes for Slink feet ( not shown) Rachels Swallows Creations, Fashion and Accessories for Enhanced Women Omega, Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Fitted Mesh & Appliers. Poses.
But it’s close. It’s been a long hot humid summer in my RL and where I live summer can last clear into October and often November. The days will be warm the nights cold. I recall many Christmas’s being outside in a T shirt even and a few spent looking for a winter coat.
It’s August and designer, creator and consumers are busy gearing up for fall. I’m glad Rebel Hope is still dressing us for summer though!
Her new releases for FaMESHed will turn some heads! These shorts are extremely bootylicious!
The Rebel Pack , get it ! The colors are awesome for the shorts and tops. Sandals as well, while I am not showing them I of course tried them on and played with the HUD. You will love these.
The LumaLite Hud is a lighting system made for Second Life Beginners and Pros alike.
Often the difference between “That’s nice” and “Wow!” is a few easy steps and LumaLite provides that and more! Giving you basic light positions for Key light and Fill light as well as color control and unlimited positional projector light. Control intensity, radius and falloff as well.
Unlimited Positional Gazer included to lock your subject’s eyes and let you control their positions. Lifetime updates.