AvaStar Update 2017 w/12

By Nalates Urriah – Nalates’ Things & Stuff. Visit AvaStar Update 2017 w/12 for original post.

New RC AvaStar 2 RC-6 is out. You can download it from your products page. Unless you spend time watching chat in the AvaStar-Blender and AvaStar Support groups you have no idea what changed. The change log was last updated in September 2016. You have to download the new release. The AvaStar update process from … Continue reading

Update on the update (SLink and Bento Hud Freebie).

By zanbeck – Pure Eggs & Spam. Visit Update on the update (SLink and Bento Hud Freebie). for original post.

Sorry, not sorry, about wearing the same clothes/hair but I didn’t want to waste time changing “I change for no one” is my battle cry lol.

Now for the hands, AMAZING and honestly I swear I was going to spend some time in SL this morning looking at and buying myself some Bento hands so to get this notice about the FREE update for your SLink hands was perfect timing, can you imagine how I would have felt if I bought the hands from somewhere else only to find I could have updated my original but non Bento ones for Free!

I love my SLink, so I have hands, feet, bod but not the head as I even find that I can’t relate to SLinks mesh heads but then again I might just check them out to see if there is a new one that I can.  Don’t worry of course you don’t need to have the SLink bod to use the hands or feet they work on their own with any shape size you chose.  Since I know this product well I also know it very user-friendly and so are the new Bento hands.

You pop em on and they already react with your AO so they move in a light natural way but if you want more dramatic hand movements when you walk, talk and interact with other AV’s in SL then you have to buy an AO that has been developed to work with Bento.  My AO is old but I love it fand even my old one works well.

And yes they’re already set to work with any SLink skin and Omega Appliers so NO extra expense there or not being able to wear your fav skin with your new hands.  I had to rush inworld to check this out and I was wearing a PumeC skin so I clicked on the SLink applier that comes with my skin and Voila my hands were coloured to match my skin.

BUT you will already have to own SLink hands this is just a FREE update NOT free mesh hands.  You will also need to have a Viewer capable of showing Bento but I think that virtually all Viewers have now been updated so you should be good to go.  You also may need to update your SLink hands as it’s the newest version which now Bento’d(sic).  Seems like a lot of things you have to do but really it’s a Piece of P*ss(I’m so common!).  Just go to the SLink shop click on the Redelivery system if you think you need to have the newest version of you hands, it opens a new window and you just select the hands you have previously bought and they’re redelivered to you already set to go.

People who own SLink hands will already be aware of all of this but if you’ve not checked out Mesh hands or are undecided then make sure to get over to the SLink main shop and try the Demo’s out.

Just decided to cut and paste this if you want to check it out.

  • If you previously purchased the Multipack of the Slink Avatar Enhancement female mesh hands, you will receive the new Dynamic Hands, the included idle animations, which give your hands a subtle lifelike movement, the Stiletto Nails addon and HUD, and the complete pose HUD shown below, containing the 15 poses from the original AvEnhance hands.
  • If you purchased the smaller packs 1, 2 or 3, you will receive the hands, the Stiletto Nails addon and HUD, the idle animations and a pose HUD loaded with the 5 poses from the pack you already own.
  • If you purchased one or more of the single hand sets, you will receive the Dynamic hands, the Stiletto Nails addon and HUD, and a pose HUD loaded with the single poses from the pack you already own. You will be able to purchase the idle animations separately in the store. If you purchased more than one base static pose previously, you will be able to add the extra poses to one single copy of the pose HUD. Instructions for doing this are in the pack 🙂  You will also be able to purchase the full static pose HUD in the Slink store!

PS I’ve put the link to a FREE Bento hand Hud because you only get certain hand positions with the SLink Hud and this way you can play with your hands.

PPS I almost forgot that they’re not just SLink but OMEGA compatable.

Bento Hand Hud Free from the Marketplace

SLink Main Shop

SLink Blogg(MUST READ).

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Kismet!(SLink UPDATE FREEBIE).

By zanbeck – Pure Eggs & Spam. Visit Kismet!(SLink UPDATE FREEBIE). for original post.

What perfect timing.  I still haven’t made my mind up about new poses so I have my Lindens squirrelled away for those but just last night I thought I would use some of it to buy myself Bento Hands because although I still don’t have a mesh head let alone a Bento one I though the hands would be something I could really use and CHECK THIS OUT!  OK be lazy and let me sum it up.  If you own SLink Hands you get a FREE update to BENTO HANDS.

TBH I’ve not got em yet as it’s too early and I need more coffee(and to get some actual work done lol) before I can really SL properly and then I’m gonna be snagging these myself.

So if you have SLink hands you need to read this then haul AV ass.

Slink Dynamic Hands (aka Project Bento comes to Slink)

Filed under: Blogging SL, Uncategorized, Virtual Fashion Feed Tagged: Bento Hands, free, freebie, second life, SL, slink hands

SL Community Platform Update: The Knowledge Base Goes Live

By Daniel Voyager – Daniel Voyager’s Blog. Visit SL Community Platform Update: The Knowledge Base Goes Live for original post.

First preview of the revamped Knowledge Base

Late last month Linden Lab announced the start of revamp of the Second Life community pages including the forums, blogs, answers, knowledge base etc. On Friday 10th March the lab made a small announcement saying “Currently, we have turned on the Knowledge Base. Blogs and Forums will come soon – but for now those areas are still under construction. We will update as those become available“.

URL > https://community.secondlife.com/knowledgebase/english/

It’s good to see the Knowledge Base is back up and running again because it’s been offline since late last month. I would imagine next week the lab will switch on the blogs and forums etc hopefully.

The home page of the Second Life community platform now looks like this as of Sunday 12th March 2017.

New look Second Life Community main page

Stay tuned for further updates soon.

Filed under: Linden Lab, Second Life, SL Announcements, SL Breaking News, SL Coming Soon, SL Community, SL Cool Stuff, SL Knowlege Base, SL News Alert Tagged: Linden Lab, Second Life, SL Breaking News, SL News

Update!!!

By zanbeck – Pure Eggs & Spam. Visit Update!!! for original post.

Thanks to the lovely Shiada I can give you a bit of an update, and I’m so sorry Shaida if I’ve got the spelling of your name wrong I jotted it down so quickly! anyhow it turns out that the Teleport Hub Group is Free to join but for a limited time, although it was a super cheap group in the first place.  But if it being free and the GG of a full garden I showed you a couple of posts ago isn’t enough to tempt you then I’ve put the LM for Ever Wonders shop “More than Ever” as there is a lovely dress in her shop next to her LBs.  so you can quickly join the Teleport Hud Group there and grab that dress BUT wait because there is even more.

A Give Away which inc one of my FAV, and nonfree, Group MADPEA.  I’ve only scanned the details but I’ve put the link for you to read fully.  Madpea is an amazing group/shop and event creationist in SL.  MADPEA is what Second Life is all about their events sometimes are not cheap to do but the fun and brainstorming and ultimately the gifts you win far out surpass any cost of joining.  The MADPEA hunts are the only ones I happily pay to join if only I had time to do more of them I would but this is a chance for you to try so read the link and keep your fingers crossed your a winner.

But I have to go now so BIG THANKS to Shiada for the update because I would have missed it and yes I’ve rejoined the Teleport Hub group because even though I am a Mad MADPEAer the chances to win the entry to one of their hunts is a prize worth trying for.

Teleport Hud Promotion/Madpea

More Than Ever

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Space update special: the 7-exoplanet system

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit Space update special: the 7-exoplanet system for original post.

On Wednesday, February 22nd, US space agency NASA, working with a team of European astronomers, confirmed no fewer than seven extra-solar planets are orbiting a star some 39 light years away – with three of them within the so-called “Goldilocks zone” of habitability. The star in question is TRAPPIST-1, named for the instruments used in […]

FabFree “Love” February 2017 Photo Challenge Update!

By Astrid de Manyet – FabFree – Fabulously Free in SL. Visit FabFree “Love” February 2017 Photo Challenge Update! for original post.

February FabFree Photo Challenge

Starting the 2nd Week of the Challenge!

February is a short month… so though we are only 3 days in, technically, the first week of the photo challenge is already over… but there is still lots of time for you to get your contest entries in!

Charge up your cameras and head out into the hearts, dancing, roses, or… whatever says “Love” (or “Love Stinks?”) to you and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between February 1st and February 28th. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

Don’t Forget the Prizes!

This round of the photo challenge is being hosted by Carrie Snowpaw of Snowpaws Store who is generously providing the prizes! Be sure to support the creator this month and check out the store! If you win, you’ll get be getting one of two very generous prizes!

Snowpaws Sign 2017 - updated

Prize for the winner: $ 3,000L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from Snowpaws

Prize for the runner up: $ 1,500L Giftcard to spend on items of your choice from Snowpaws

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date.
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On March 1st, (or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Your photo must have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title.

3. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
4. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!

Second Life News Update 2017 w05

By Nalates Urriah – Nalates’ Things & Stuff. Visit Second Life News Update 2017 w05 for original post.

The new package rolling out to the main grid’s RC channel has a fix that should make offline IMs and group notices a bit more reliable. That comes from Simon Linden. I didn’t see anything about it in the server version release notes. There will be no Server/Scripting meeting next Tuesday (2/7). A Linden Lab … Continue reading

LEA18 Existence in Balance- an update from JenniferMay Carlucci

By – Linden Endowment for the Arts. Visit LEA18 Existence in Balance- an update from JenniferMay Carlucci for original post.

When entering the sim upon completion, you will be guided to the first stage, Terra  Forma.

From there people visiting can choose to go in 4 directions.  As I told you last week, 4 heart-shaped platforms surround 2 hands holding an icy globe.

Each heart shape platform will represent its own direction:

–    Reality
–    Fantasy
–    Spirituality
–    Emotion

Before we go explore these basics of human life, you are invited to take a tour in Terra Forma where Earth is created.  Parts where vision will be important, but also sounds and movement.

These last mentioned items will be added in a later stage when all parts of Existence in Balance are finished.
In this way we can be asured no sounds are overlapping and you can enjoy the surroundings to its fullest.

We have seen many of you already taking a peek. As this enterprise is a major work in progress I suggest to come by regularly to see the ‘story’ develop.

See you inworld on LEA18 and enjoy Existence in Balance!

JenniferMay Carlucci

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Poem by Rumi:

Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity.
The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death.
Tomorrow, when resurrection comes,
The heart that is not in love will fail the test.

From Thief of Sleep
by Shahram Shiva