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LOTD #86

LOTD 86I love Purple Moon.

Her designs are glamorous, elegant, and just fabulous.

I have an ongoing collection of gowns, so I wanted to do a series of pics featuring her creations.

Details:

Hair:  Truth – Amelie

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: Gaeline – Divina

Gown/Bow:  Purple Moon – Drew Gown – Dusty Cream

Pose: NanTra

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Limits – Don’t You Hate Them?

I’d like to live forever, but that won’t happen.

I’d love it if there were no speed limits, but that won’t happen either.

Life has limits.

And so does SL.

Specifically, group limits.

Remember when you could only have 25 group slots?

Remember how overjoyed we were when that got raised to 42?

(Why 42?  Why not 45? Or is 42 some tongue-in-cheek reference to Douglas Adams?)

Now, even 42 is not enough.

I am constantly at the limit, and have to make some very hard decisions about what groups I am in.

At this point, most of the groups I am in are groups I have paid to join, so I am loathe to leave them.

I, of course, have some working groups that I have to stay in, as does most everyone in SL.

But there are always some slots left over that are discretionary.

If a store/venue offers a subscribo, I will choose that over the group to stay informed.

That is my general choice for stores and such (though some days it feels like it’s raining subscribo notices!).

But some groups are worth joining, despite using a precious group slot.

So I got to wondering – besides working groups, what groups do you belong to that are ‘must-have’?

Is it your gacha trading group?

Your building group?

Your super-secret circle of friends group?

A store that you absolutely love?

Annnnnnnnddddd . . . GO!

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LOTD #85

LOTD 85This is a fitted mesh outfit from Rebel Hope I picked up at FaMESHed a while ago.

I love the coat, and the leggings come with a color change HUD.

Details:

Hair:  Truth – Ainsley

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: Gaeline – Divina

Coat/Leggings:  Rebel Hope – Michella Coat/Leggings

Shoes: sYs – Divine Ankle Boots – Black

Necklace: Pure Poison – Beatrix

Pose: NanTra

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Mesh Questions

QuestionMarksMy favorite part of writing is the feedback I get from people.

So I love it when I find a topic that generates a lot of comments. :-D

I’ve been working a lot with mesh clothing lately, and my post about whether it is good for dancing showed that it’s a very divisive issue.

Some people love it, some people hate it.

I can see both sides.

But I have so many questions about mesh.

Questions like:

  • Why doesn’t it appear until it’s fully rezzed?
  • Why doesn’t it appear if you click on it (like prims do)?
  • Why does zooming your camera waaaayy out and then back in make things appear (only sometimes)?
  • Do the specular/normal maps cause extra loading time (because it’s now loading 3 textures instead of 1)?
  • What is http texture loading and does it make things faster?
  • Why do some mesh heads rez as ginormous at first?
  • Why do mesh attachments (clothing or whatever) first rez as ‘floating’ near their avatar?
  • How do you make an applier (be it for clothing, fingernails, etc.)?
  • What effect do the number of vertices/polygons have on how fast something mesh loads?
  • Is there a difference between mesh props/decor and clothing that cause one to load faster than another?
  • Mesh supposedly improves the LI of items, so how come mesh can be worse in some instances than prims/sculpties?
  • What exactly is LOD and why do you have to set it higher in order to see certain items better/clearly?
  • Do mesh eyes have as many problems as other mesh (have you ever seen avi’s without eyes)?
  • Other than (supposedly) improving LI, what other advantages does mesh offer that you can’t get with prims/sculpties?

If you know the answer to any of these, please feel free to leave explanations/comments!

I will be investigating some of these on my own, of course, but all knowledge is appreciated. :-)

Do you have problems/questions about mesh I haven’t mentioned/listed here?

What are they?

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LOTD #84

LOTD 84I’ve been spending some time working with my mesh body and finding outfits for it.

I was so happy to get the appliers for my favorite Laqroki skin, but I can’t seem to get rid of the seam at the neck. :-(

Neck seam aside, I LOVE the curves of the mesh bod.

Details:

Hair:  Truth – Amaris

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: Gaeline – Divina

Earrings: Veronica Earrings – Silver and Diamonds

Bracelets: Pure Poison – Danielle Cuffs – Silver

Dress:  SYSY – Unwrap Me Dress – Steel

Shoes: Pure Poison – Be My Half Pumps – Gray (Maitreya)

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I Missed My Birthday!!

I was searching through my archives today, looking for something, and I suddenly realized – my blog is now a year old!!

My first post was born on March 21, 2014.

A fitting birthday, the first day of Spring. :-)

It’s a few days late, but better late than never, right?

So, happy birthday to my little blog.

Hopefully there are many more birthdays to come!

I am still busily working on articles and projects and pictures, so stick around and see what happens next.

To help you get over the ‘hump,’ enjoy this cute pic.

Puppies make everything better. :-D

Happy Hump Day!

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LOTD #83

LOTD 83I’m having a blast styling looks with new items I’ve picked up.

The shirt and jeans are fitted mesh, so they work perfectly with my Maitreya body.

And I am still drooling over these shoes from Glamistry for this month’s 21 Shoe.

Gorgeous!!!

Details:

Hair:  Truth – Gretchen

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: Gaeline – Divina

Eyeliner: League – Classic Wing Eyeliner

Lipstick: Shine – Teeth Tattoo

Necklace/Earrings/Bracelets: Exquisite – Falling Hearts

Shirt: [sYs] – Coquine Belted Shirt – Peacock

Jeans: Maitreya – Skinny Jeans Zipper #5

Shoes: Glamistry – Calystegia Heels

Pose: oOo Poses

Location: Scribbled Hearts