DIY poses and projector

I always want to try new tips and tricks in SL. My latest project is learn how to make poses and light projector of your own. Pose making I have tried before with Animare (years ago) and DAZ (last summer), now I tested QAvimator.

I have never before really understood what means graphics–> lightning “sun, moon and projectors”. I run to few articles about the projector lights and immediately made my own. It is quite easy if you have the basic knowledge of building and editing. I read Inara Pey’s brilliant tutorial about lightning projectors and Cajsa Lilliehook’s tutorial about lightning, shadows and projectors. Very useful tutorials both!

My first projector is rather simple with a grunge texture. The trick for powerful shadows is to find proper distance and altitude for the projector. Windlight matters also: darker ones work much better with projectors.

My first pose is DIY, basic pose, very me’ish. The second pose is from my Semotion AO stand collection and the third one is DIY: this pose was meant to be combination of a victory march and classic We can do it -posters. I am pretty satisfied how it looks so bye-bye, I am off to make new poses and projectors…projectorpose_001

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  • Je suis Charlie pencil set by Cajsa Lilliehook
  • robot jeans by Redgrave from uber
  • Gawk ecru shirt
  • shoes epic Ice Cream Dorothy Gales
  • leggings ISON metallic snake taupe
  • Loovus Richie Mini (group gift)
  • MYNX shades Shabby chic *
  • MYNX Daisy necklace *

* promotional copies

Sunshine of my life

new beach house

new beach house

leinikki chair

new beach house

garden flower piano

Sunshine of my life, apple of my eye – because of my 15 years old son and his Confirmation Day Party I have been veeeery busy in RL. It is getting colder and darker day by day so it is great to escape – even 15 minutes – to my new beach house paradise. I recently found bunch of great new shops, but what you see in pics are mostly old stuff. My absolute favorite is Leinikki arm chair – it has beautiful texture and Leinikki means Buttercup flower in Finnish. I have no idea if the creator of this chair has some Finnish background or is the name just co-incidence.

  • modified Kis Kis Retro Beach House
  • DaD DESIGN Tropical plot/skybox (32x32mt) old HOMESTUFF hunt gift
  • KIDD Creation REAL GRASS*GREEN MEADOW*MIXED POPPY*10x10x0.8*FLATSQUARE 2
  • DaD DESIGN “Curved Palm Trees mod.01 with animations” 100% mesh
  • Kaerri’s garden flower piano *
  • Vintage mirror with lights, bronze. Myrrine
  • Armchair Leinikki pink. Myrrine
  • Thaino Designs Sophie large sofa. sits 2 avs with anim menu (mesh)
  • Thaino Designs kara bed with animation menu
  • {SMS} carrot pants
  • other furniture old from *ionic*

* promotional copy

 

 

The most perfect shoes ever

Both RL and SL my favorite shoes are clogs/wedges! These absolutely stunning clogs/wedges both have a HUD so it is very quick to change shoe colors to match your current look. Eudora 3D Ragnarok clogs (from Uber) have very realistic leather and lace textures and ArisAris Forward Wedges are so far the most amazing shoes I have ever seen in SL. Both are for SLink mid feet.

Ragnarok or Ragnarök is btw “a series of events in Norse mythology resulting in the fiery destruction and fertile rebirth of the world” (via Wikipedia). I am sure with these shoes it is possible to destroy all little bugs under your feet and feel like the Queen of the new and better world.ragnarok clogs collage

ArisAris black flower clogs

ArisAris pink clogs

ArisAris white flower clogs

 

Y’s House adaptation

I wrote yesterday that I have found my dream house (OMISE001 by Y’s house) …well, after spending few hours at my new home, I figured I need also a private room. Although I am a terrible builder, I really cannot do anything but windowless cubes, I quickly made a simple roof top room. The awning is borrowed from Y’s House folder and modified smaller, all textures are very old, mainly from GNU, ladder is borrowed from L2 studio’s west lake mini house folder. Decorating is not yet finished (it never is…) but mostly I used old *iconic* stuff.

And now, having my “secret” roof top room, I can go downstairs and finish my main room. It’s gonna be a wine-bar/dance party area for my neighbors and friends:)

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Pink and dreamy pixels

Yesterday I tried something I have wanted to do for a years – after seeing a machinima filmed with the iPhone capturing Second Life on the PC screen. So I went to the Pangloss, beautiful art inspirited sim, and took these two pics with my Samsung Galaxy S2 Instagram app. I did not use any tricks, but as you can see, the first pic has very unique texture. Very vintage look with zero effort! The second one is more clear.

Next I am going to test screen capturing with an iPad:)

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