Saturday, April 25, 2015

PoseFair 2015

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The massive Pose Fair 2015 ends today. If you haven't dropped by yet, don't miss it! There are poses for girls, guys, couples, dance animations, ... and something totally new to me, HUDS!

Shown above is the Tillies Hud. I am totally a new to using a hud helper for my picture taking, but it's amazing. I'm kicking myself for not doing this sooner! I've been experimenting with the different tools in this hud. One part of the hud am I am crazy in love with, -- being able to save multiple camera positions! Now when I crash while taking a picture, I can return right back where I was. THERE ARE 10 CAMERA SAVES! This is so amazing. Think about it, say you are making vendor pictures of a product. You want the images to be consistent and only the product or avatar changes, right? Well this with handy tool you can save you camera positions for your ads and your vendor pictures will be consistant for today, tomorrow, even a year from now! As long as you keep your camera preset, you are good to go. It works on all viewers. The hud also has sets for poses, saves windlights, changes backdrop, and more. At Pose Fair you can try out the Tillie Hud demo here: Pose Fair 2015 At the end of this post, I included an easy guide to using the Camera Section of the the hud.

The outfit I am wearing above is in a fun color theme from FATEwear, Highlands. (That's fancy speak for PANK. lol) The Belfort coat comes with a wool collar, shirt, vest and tie. I love canes, so any excuse I get to use one I will go for. lol Topping off this Jazz pose by Le poppycock is the Souzou Eien Dapper Cane. It comes with a hud to change the wood and metal colors. The setting props by Apple Fall are from the Paris gacha now located at the mainstore.

Oh, and one more thing.......
50% sale at Tableau Vivant! Almost everything is on sale for 50% off!!!  STAMPEDE!!!!!!!

On Him:
Coat, shirt, vest, tie: FATEwear Coat - Belfort - Highlands [mesh] (250L)
Cane: Souzou Eien Dapper Cane - Ornate [mesh] (150L)
Hair: Argrace Ken - White [mesh] (250L)
Shoes: PixelFashion Bradford Shoes Black V [mesh] (390L)
Hand Applier: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 1 (90L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 1 - blond (990L)
Pants: S O R G O ButlerPants (forShirt+Belt) / DARK [mesh](no longer available)
Pose: Le Poppycock Digging on You (PoseFair 2015)(35L)
HUD: [tillie] Tillie's Posing Stand v5.00 (PoseFair 2015)(600L)

Setting:
Lights: Apple Fall AF Reflector Light, gacha [mesh](75L)
Camera: Apple Fall AF Vintage Camera w/ Tripod, gacha [mesh](75L)
Backdrop: Abranimations ProPhoto Professional Photo Studio [mesh] (885L)


Dev’s How To Guide for the Tillies v5  Hud Camera Control:

How to Save a Camera Angle:
1) Position camera where you want it. 
2) On the upper left side, select the camera icon.
3) Choose a number in the circles on the right side of the hud.
4) Click once to turn it pink.  (meaning you have selected it)
5) Click it again to turn it purple (meaning the camera angle is now saved)
6) Move your camera where ever you like.

How to return to a Saved Camera Angle:
1) When you want to return to a saved camera position, hit the esc key on your keyboard.
2) Now choose one of the numbers in the purple circles on the right side of the hud.
3) Click it.  Wa La! Camera angle is restored!

Q: But Dev, what if I crash?
A: Crashing is when the saved camera positions will really save you time! The hud saves the camera, so you can restore and pick right up where you left off before the crash.

Q: Ok cool, but what if I want to switch viewers?
A: No problem! I tried it in both Firestorm and the Official Viewer. The camera angle was exactly the same, doesn't matter what viewer you choose!  Pretty cool, huh?  ^^  (TIP: you can use the Save Windlights presets to transfer your lighting also when moving to anther viewer.)

Q: Oh I spammed up all my Saved Camera Positions, how do I get rid of them?
A: Simple, see below.

How to delete Camera Positions
1) Select the saved position you want to delete. (it will turn pink when selected)
2) Now look on your hud in upper left side for the Skull and Crossbones.
3) Click it. Boom! Saved position is now gone and the circle returns to grey (blank).

How can shuffle through camera positions quickly? (yes, I am lazy) lol
1) Next to the Skull and Crossbones are two arrows on either side of the letters “Cam”
2) Click those to shuffle quickly through your saved camera positions.

Have fun gang!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Smuggler of the Wastelands

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STORYLINE: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night, the contraband must get through! Aleksei lived a dangerous life smuggling goods past rival territories for his boss, the God of the Wastelands. While many failed, Aleksei had an amazing delivery record. The secret to his success was his willingness to venture into the radioactive Exclusion Zone. Any fool who valued their life wouldn't dare follow him there. The way he figured it, no one lived past 35 in these brutal times, so what did it matter if he lost a few years of his life each time went? He was never going to die of old age anyway.

Get your motor running! At the brand new event for men onl, The Arena, you can score some seriously badass stuff. It's by the Fantasy Gacha gang and it has a combination of gachas, limited editions, and items for sale. The Sau motorcycle above is a limited edition for the event. I seriously love Sau motorcycles, they are 100% original creations and wonderfully made. Normally they would cost you a lot of Ls, but this one is only 398L, so don't miss it! Also from the Arena are the cool wrist wraps with knifes by 7 Mad Ravens. The knifes come in clean and bloody. The Makeshift Bag backpack from Swagga is mod so you can adjust the fit. And in the front is the Sweet Lies canteen.

Over at The End event, is this fantastic new outfit Max by FATEplay. It includes a badass bullet belt that I love so hard, a cool jacket with shirt you can wear under it, a face mask, jeans, and boots too! That's right, FATEwear is now also creating shoes. The boots are included in the outfit, however if you want to mix it up and change the colors on the boots, get the Turner Boots with the color hud. Like all FATEwear products, the FATEstep shoes are also mesh that isn't heavy, so you can wear your new FATEplay and FATEstep at busy events and not suffer from the lag as much as other people. Above I am wearing the Alt version of the Max outfit. There is girl's version too. In the background is the new Death Row Old Trailer hangout on sale at The End. It's 27 land impact, and includes solo poses for girls and guys, couple, and adult poses.

The TAG Gacha has begun! If you haven't done it yet, hop over to the TAG Gacha website to see the gacha and how to play. Be sure to slap the Tag Banner at each store to unlock it on the hud. I really loved this event, the start, bonus room and coupon rooms are all wonderfully made, and the gachas are all fun with a dark twist. You know I love that! lol The Headphones above are the rare from The Forge / Lab 737. The left eye is from Clemmm. (NOTE: The eyes you win are singles, either left or right.) The vampire face mask is the rare from 7 Mad Ravens, Hellion. It also includes an eye patch and horns.

The Yukio face applier tone 4 for TheMeshProject head is on sale at The Men's Department by Tableau Vivant. I didnt wear the mesh body for this because I needed to have some dirt on me. lol The tattoo layer is by Overt, and skin tone 4 is Tableau Vivant Sean.

On him, Aleksei:
Jacket, belt, mask, pants: FATEplay Max Alt [mesh](The End)(400L)
Boots: FATEplay Turner Boots with hud [mesh](The End)(495L)
Cuffs: 7 Mad Ravens Knife Fight Bloody [mesh](The Arena)(199L)
Eye mask: 7 Mad Ravens Ensnare Mask-Red [mesh] (We <3 RolePlay) (125L)
Mouth mask: 7 Mad Ravens Freakazoid Hellion RARE, gacha [mesh](TAG Gacha, Bonus room)
Headphones: The Forge / Lab737 Voice of Communism, RARE, gacha [mesh](TAG Gacha)(75L)
Canteen: Sweet Lies  Canteen 4 COMMON  [mesh](The Arena)(398L)
Backpack: SWaGGa Makeshift Bag - Bloody [mesh](The Arena)(199L)
Gloves: O.M.E.N Black Cruising Gloves [mesh](190L)
Eyes: Clemmm 16mm Eye - Bloodshot -Concave- left[mesh](TAG Gacha)(25L)
Eyes: S0NG Sublime - Vampire Eye [mesh] (50L)
Hair: Dura Dura-Boys&Girls*54 - Black [mesh](120L)
Tattoo body: Overt Dirt 7 (100L)
Head skin applier: Tableau Vivant Yukio - #TMP applier - Tone 4(The Men's Department)(300L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Sean Skin - Tone 4 (990L)

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Setting:
Motorcycle, pose: [sau] Gilgamesh Lite Arena [mesh](The Arena)(398L)
Setting: Death Row DRD Old Trailer, 27li [mesh](The End)(adult, 750L)
Chair: Artisan Fantasy Gentleman's Pleasure - Weathered, 5 LI [mesh](adult , L)
Pose: Del May DM - Bedsit male (50L)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Collection of Madame Mon Dieu

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STORYLINE: Ah,... RockStar on a high after kicking ass hard in an arena of screaming fans. Could there be any man riding more high on extreme levels of testosterone? Perhaps, but Madame Mon Dieu preferred the sexy musician over danger seekers. There was no better challenge for her particular talents. It gave her a special thrill to seduce them as an adoring fan, luring them into her lair. Little did they know, they had met their match. Madame Mon Dieu would leave them crying like babies and begging for more.

ROMP time! Be sure to get the goodies today before midnight. For this post inspired by several items, I had an idea of Rock Star vs Dominatrix. Fulli is helping me out. While we both felt out of our element in this pose for ROMP by Rack Poses, I think we pulled it off leaving some to the reader's imagination. ...Lots going on here. Let me start with the Skull Boots by Swagga. You can pick three color versions on sale at a discount at We <3 Role Play. The pants were a gift by Tameless from Apply Your Body Hunt back in March. The Drape top by Tableau Vivant looks great with The Mesh Project body on sale at the Xiasumi School Festival. For a change I am wearing a darker sunny skintone, Tone #7 by Tableau Vivant. The face applier is the new Yukio head by TV on sale at The Men's Department. This badass guitar is a raffle gift at BareRose. The TV Bohemien Male hair is on sale at Shiny Shabby. This style works great under hats! The ass kicking Tank helmet is by Couture Rock. ... Full is wearing the Winter Fleur Cuff by Forever Famous on the ROMP sale. The corset is Fifis Boudoir by Junbug. (Junbug's main store is under construction right now and this outfit is not currently out for sale.) The boots are by BAX.

In the setting are two objects that were a part of the Rock Attitude Fair by Unkindess: the Roadie Bench in black with several poses, and the Bad Axe guitar wall art. Both have different color options. From last month's ROMP Fresh round is the sleek Decadence furniture bench, and Black Leather Bed by 22769 ~ [bauwerk]. You can get both sets in PG or Adult at the mainstore. It's wonderfully made and low land impact. The new ROMP round The Little Black Dress(er) by Fetch matches it perfectly! It gives a little more female touch to the Decadence set's look. Another item that is a must have, is the wonderful Industrial Cages by Souzou Eien.  They look simple, but once you add them to your setting, you see just how awesome they are. Both cages include a single pose that fits an avatar perfectly inside. I love the long chain. The cages worked great hanging from the EliBaily Stratford Industrial Loft which was for sale last round of the TMD. (Note: The skybox does not appear to available for sale right now.)

On Him:
Shirt: Tableau Vivant Drape shirt - Black [mesh](Xiasumi School Festival)(200L)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Bohemien Male, blondes [mesh](Shiny Shabby)(250L)
Boots: SWaGGa Skully Boot v2 - Black [mesh](We <3 Role Play)(149L)
Hat: Couture Rock Tank Helmet unisex [mesh](350L)
Guitar: BareRose Dokuro Guiter, raffle [mesh](free)
Pant applier: Tameless Tameless Outfit TMP applier (Apply Your Body Hunt)(free)
Eyes: Dead Apples Marble - Electric [mesh](89L)
Head skin applier: Tableau Vivant Yukio - #TMP applier - Tone 7(The Men's Department)(300L)
Body skin applier: Tableau Vivant #TMP  applier - Tone 7(400L)
Body, hands, feet: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: RACK Poses Obey Me, Boy! (ROMP)(125L)

On Her, Madame Mon Dieu:
Guest Appearance: Fullpleasure
Cuffs: Forever Famous Winter Fleur Cuff (ROMP)(399L)
Outfit: Junbug Fifi's Boudoir Noir [mesh]
Boots: BAX Regency Boots Black Leather [mesh](890L)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.4 [mesh] (1250L)
Applier skin: Pink Fuel [PF] Slink PHYSIQUE Applier <Porcelain> (150L)
Skin, eyemakeup: Pink Fuel [PF] Harley <Porcelain> fatpack (1500L)
Pose, crop: RACK Poses Obey Me, Boy! (ROMP)(125L)

Setting:
Dresser: Frogstar Little Black Dress(er) (ROMP)(200L)
Bed: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Black Leather Bed [mesh](pg 380, adult 780L)
Bench background: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Decadence Furniture Set [mesh](pg 435, adult 705L)
Bench foreground: unKindness uK- Roadie Bench Black [mesh](Rock Attitude)
Wall art: unKindness uk - BadAxe Black [mesh](Rock Attitude)
Cage: Souzou Eien Industrial Hanging Cage - Tall/Long [mesh](150L)
House: EliBaily Stratford Industrial Loft - Light [mesh]
Thanks for your help Fulli!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Menswear Fashion Week: Bali

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The big fashion event of the year for guys, Menswear Fashion Week, is going on now this holiday weekend! All the sims are beautifully decorated in Bali theme and full of your favorite menwears designers. The models are walking the runways. And the shoppers at MWFW are helping raise money for Relay for Life. Don't miss it! For more information, go to: Sirenproductions

Above I am showing you a model taking time out to enjoy the scenery. lol The swim trucks are by Swagga, as well as the towel, hat, and sandles. The Sandles are non-rigged can be adjusted to fit whatever foot you are using. It also comes with socks that are fitted for the default avatar or TMP body. The socks are fantastic to have thier own. Yes the socks are separate mesh. The shorts are fitted mesh and also come in default and TMP fits. The towel and hat are both mod. ... Keeping the noms and the drinks is the Panda floatie by Maimai. The basket of fruit is by Alouette. The drinks are by Poche, and the raft was fun find on the marketplace by Naive Design.  Have a Happy Easter Weekend gang!

On Him, The Lazy Model in Bali:
Swin trucks: SWaGGa Bali Shorts - Pacific [mesh](MWFW)(149L)
Towel: SWaGGa Bali Towel (v3) - Wild Blue [mesh](MWFW)(149L)
Sandles: SWaGGa Bali - Pacific Blue Flop Left [mesh](MWFW)(99L)
Hat: SWaGGa Bali Hat - Pacific Blue [mesh](MWFW)(49L)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Hatsuhi hair male [mesh](group gift)(free)
Skin Applier: Clef de Peau Body Soft:T1 TMP Appliers (500L)
Body, hands, feet: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)

Setting:
Pose, Raft: Naive Design (edit pose) Floating Mattress [mesh] (75L)
Floatie: Miamai TCS_Floatie Panda Green, floaties gacha [mesh](50L)
Basket: Alouette  Fruit Basket, tropical getaway gacha [mesh](50L)
Drink 1: poche ice lemon tea
Drink 2: poche summer drink Strawberry

Friday, April 3, 2015

Level Up Action Adventure

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Level Up's current round Action Adventure ends soon. I love this great Kingdom Heart inspired set by Swagga. You can get the pants in either red, blue, or grey. It's fitted mesh and comes with classic default avatar fit, and The Mesh Project body fit. The shoes are non-rigged mesh and come in yellow or red. The Heartmore shoulder pet is a gacha, as well as the Keyblade. The Keyblade will draw and trigger a hold animation.

The Ball Joint Doll style male mesh head is by Raven Bell. It has a hud with emotions for eyebrow, eye position, and mouth opens. It blinks automatically. The head set also includes a shape, skin, and eyes sets. I used the Kakurenbo BJD skin visual kei applier for the head. The skin tone didn't really match the TMP body so it worked out great to use the Tableau Vivant Merrick cape to hide from sins on the neckline. lol The crop top is by A:S:S and weapons harness is a gacha by Dark Prophet Designs.

The image above is taken at the home of the Moles, SL's Department of Public Works. It's a beautiful mesh build. Remember the Lumenaria build from Fantasy Faire 2013? That's the one! I'm so happy to see this awesome build back in SL and put to good use.

On Him, Devi Hart:
Pants: SWaGGa Kingdom Shorts - Red [mesh](Level Up)(299L)
Boots: SWaGGa Kingdom Boots Red [mesh](Level Up)(199L)
Pet: SWaGGa Heartmore - White/Red, gacha [mesh](Level Up)(50L)
Weapon: SWaGGa Keyblade 2.0 Blk/Red RARE, gacha [mesh](Level Up)(50L)
Hair: Ayashi Zet hair [mesh](250L)
Cape: Tableau Vivant Merrick cape - Sunset [mesh]
Top: A:S:S Showoff crop shirt - red  [mesh](120L)
Harness: Dark Prophet Designs Weapons Harness IV - Advanced Neutral, gacha [mesh](75L)
Eyes: Candy Mountain zommie - valentine [mesh](no longer available)
Hand Applier: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 1 (90L)
Nail Polish: By Snow Fashionable Black applier for Slink hands (1L)
Hands: Slink Male Hands [mesh](450L)
Skin applier head: Kakurenbo Store BJD skin - visual (75L)
Head: Raven Bell BJD Head 2  v1.5A [mesh] (500L)
Skin applier: Tableau Vivant Tone 01 for TMP (400L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Axis 6 Legendary Warrior, gacha (50L)

Location:
Meauxle Bureaux

If you love Free, Hunts, and Anime style hairs for guys head over this weekend to Raven Bell's role playing sim Royalhart. There is an Easter Egg Hunt going on right now. You can win 4 easter color theme hairstyles by RavenBell, and one rare hair Venn. Just look around the sim for the easter eggs. Once you find one, click it. The eggs will auto-spawn to a new location.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sad news: After Sony's Aquistion, SL GO will close April 30th


This is a sad day.  I have used and enjoyed SL Go. It made it possible for me to shoot movies in SL, and when under tight deadlines for the blog, SL Go saved the day when otherwise I would be facing hours of crashville roulette. (I crash a lot when shooting for the blog.) I love the Firestorm version of it. And SL Go Mobile with firestorm just launched a few days ago, March 24th. SL Go solved a huge problem in virtual worlds, being mobile by cloud streaming on a server. I had plans to shoot video for Fantasy Faire this month using SL Go. It's not possible now. My account with SL Go has already been deleted.

UPDATE: 4/10/15 Drax Radio Hour #65 Excellent in depth reporting on SL Go & On Live's sale, and more. Highly recommended listening http://draxfiles.com/2015/04/10/show-63-sl-go-sl-gone/

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

20,000 Leagues under the Sea, 2

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STORYLINE: At night after the crew retires, a haunting and mournful music fills the Nautilus. It the music of Captain Nemo. He skillfully plays of the grand pipe organ in the aft. Understand this ship is metal. The walls themselves vibrate and amplify the sound. There is no escaping him. His turbulent moods reach the ears of all souls onboard. I wonder about this troubled man. Where is he from? Why has he chosen this lifestyle? How was it possible to build such a ship as this? Why sink ships? Why murder so many innocents? During the times he occupied with music, I sneak into his private library to learn  more about the man who holds us captive.

One more post for the finale of A Tattered Page's 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. In this scene is the Bookcase by Park Place. It includes an animated underwater scene, books and accessories. It's mod so I added some tints and hid the lamp. In the water are 3 of Spyralle's cool jellyfish. They are mod, so I flatted them out for the background. On the shelf is a framed print by Fallen Gods, the Diving Helmet by 22769, and the prized pearl stand by BluePrintz. Touch it to change the texture of the metal and the pearl. On the lower self  and floor I added the 20,000 Leagues under the Sea books by Fallen Gods. The seashell and coral are part of sea decorating pack by BareRose. On the wall is the Portal by Noctis with animating fish, and below that is the Painting by Fallen Gods. All the items by Fallen God are a wonderful free gift you can pick up at A Tattered Page's library.

Also from Tattered Page is the captain Nemo hat, outfit and boots by Avatar Bizarre. The boots come with a hud to change thier color to match the various color choices on the uniform. The outfit comes in male and female.  On the mesh head is the Alyx skin by Tableau Vivant. The hair base also by T.V. is on sale now at Creation.Jp, and the beard for the TMP head you can pick up at the T.V. main store. (Note: Now a word of warning. Sometimes I have an alpha errors where the hairbase meets the sideburns and sometimes I don't. I'm not sure what is causes the alphas to conflict sometimse and not others.)

On him, Aronnax:
Hat: Avatar Bizarre AB Captain Nemo Hat [mesh](A Tattered Page)(50L)
Outfit: Avatar Bizarre AB Captain Nemo Medium [mesh](A Tattered Page)(250L)
Boots: Avatar Bizarre AB Captain Nemo Male Rigged Boots [mesh](A Tattered Page)(150L)
Eyes: Dead Apples  Marble - Heroine [mesh] (The Men's Department)(50L)
Hands: Slink Male Hands [mesh](450L)
Hand Applier: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 3 (90L)
Head applier: Tableau Vivant Alyx Skin - Tone 03 - red (990L)
Facial hair: Tableau Vivant Facial hair - Mutton chops - White (250)
Hair applier: Tableau Vivant Short cut Hair base (Creation.Jp)(160L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Park Place Captain Nemo's Library (edited) [mesh](A Tattered Page)(350L)

Setting, inside (from left to right):
Bookcase, accessories: Park Place Captain Nemo's Library (edited) [mesh](A Tattered Page)(350L)
Framed print: Fallen Gods 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea [mesh](A Tattered Page)(free)
Diving Helmet: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Remnants of the Nautilus set [mesh](A Tattered Page)(225L)
Pearl display: BluPrintz BP - Prized Pearl - stand [mesh](A Tattered Page)(149L)
Jellyfish: Spyralle Medusa Opal [mesh](A Tattered Page)(200L)
Jellyfish: Spyralle Medusa Yellow [mesh](A Tattered Page)(200L)
Jellyfish: Spyralle Medusa Purple [mesh](A Tattered Page)(200L)
Closed book: Fallen Gods 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea [mesh](A Tattered Page)(free)
Open book 1: Fallen Gods 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea [mesh](A Tattered Page)(free)
Shell: BareRose Sea Acc.  kit [mesh](120L)
Coral: BareRose Sea Acc.  kit [mesh](120L)
Open book 2: Fallen Gods 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea [mesh](A Tattered Page)(free)
Porthole: Noctis Nautilus porthole/brass [mesh](A Tattered Page)(99L)
Painting: Fallen Gods 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea [mesh](A Tattered Page)(free)
Pearl display: BluPrintz BP - Prized Pearl - Pillow [mesh](A Tattered Page)(149L)
Skybox: Adi Sci-Fi Skybox 1 (no longer available)