Yesterday I did a tutorial showing how you can move and position an avatar on a sim where you don’t have rez rights. The link to that is here: Moving Avatars. After I did that post, a few people on different social networks shared how you can move and position yourself on a sim where you can’t rez. I am attaching both videos in this post to make it easier and I’ll also give the instructions below that.
Today my friend Mr. DavidThomas Scorbal messaged me and asked me if I knew about the trick where you can move and position another avatar without the use of a posestand or other object. When he told me this, at first I was like, “WHAT? YOU LIE!” You have NO idea how much I have struggled with this. I shoot clients on location all the time and sometimes they want their picture taken on sims where I have no rez rights. That’s ok, no problem because I can use my handy dandy PoseAnywhere HUD to pose them. However, what do I do when I need to position them a certain way? I need to ask them to rotate, or move forward, or back or to the side and this goes on for about 10 to 15 minutes until I have them in the exact spot I want them at.
This method is extremely time consuming and also frustrating at times. Now, David just showed me a trick today that will make my life SO much easier so I just had to share with you guys. I did a video tutorial because I figured this was the best way to show you guys. This is the link to the video but it’s also embedded below: http://youtu.be/VvsHhi7ddQM
UPDATE: Watch part 2 of this tutorial with information on how to move your OWN avatar, details here: Moving your own Avatar!
ManBerry is wearing:
Skin: Fruk – Jeremy skin shade 6 Black by Chucky Hollak
*Jacket: FATEwear Jacket – Simon – London (L) UP by Damien Fate
*Top: FATEwear Shirt – Dylan – London (S) by Damien Fate
*Pants: FATEwear Pants – Frost – LondonAlley (S) by Damien Fate
Shoes: -Entente- Rayon Shoes – Homme by Baudouin (@ FaMESHed June)
*Pose: Diesel Works Yash 8 by Rogan Diesel
Location: Zaara sim
This post is going to be less about my butt and more about a random few things that I needed to discuss so I am taking a break from studying (shhhh don’t tell anyone) just so I can share all this info and then I will probably not be around for the next few days.
All of the pictures in this post are raw shots, just cropped.
I also wanted to let everyone know that is working on a movie poster that there is also a Hair Fair contest of a similar theme going on at the same time. Unfortunately, I’ve had my head in my books recently so I didn’t know about it or I would have tried to incorporate that in my original picture/post but I checked out the details and it runs till June 28th so I will work on a picture for that next week then. You can click over to the Hair Fair Contest flickr group for all the details and join it and perhaps kill two birds with one stone if you were planning to do the challenge. Don’t forget to read the rules of the contest carefully!
And finally, while we’re on the topic of hair, I wanted to share this hairstyle. Damselfly is a hair place that’s been around in SL for a long time, however I never really blogged anything from there before (as far as I can remember) because I didn’t feel the textures and styles really suited me. However, the creator recently sent me a folder of items and said she has changed and updated her textures. I checked them out and I really like this hair, I thought the style and the textures were well done so I wanted to share it with you guys. You can check out the Damselfly blog for all the details.
“If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?”
So, this what my life is like on a regular basis….I managed to get both these pics done, processed and even wrote the post and was going to do credits when I noticed that I was wearing two of the Truth Candy hairs in two different blonde colors, #3 & #5. Normally I would reshoot but I didn’t think it was THAT noticeable. Is it? SAY IT’S NOT! :P
Anyhow, Truth just released some gorgeous hair today and this one has become my new favorite. Also, remember that even though the Truth Model Contest is over, don’t stop submitting your pics to the Truth Models flickr group. In the description it says he will still select pictures from there from time to time so if you love Truth hair, keep submitting your headshots there!
Mandala has released part 2 of their summer collection today, meanwhile I am still wowing over part 1 from last week. You can check their full releases on the Mandala blog. It’s all already on the marketplace as well as their mainstore.
The Zoe Maxi dress I’m wearing is from Drift and currently available at The Dressing Room right now. All items at TDR are only L$40 to L$70 so make sure to take the slurl and drop by there!
I stole this location off of Honour McMillan’s blog. I peruse her blog and steal slurls from there all the time. She’s one of my favorite travel bloggers. There’s actually quite a few places I steal locations from, I mentioned a lot of them in my post here: Exploring Second Life however, I thought since that post is kind of old and dated now, I would tell you which travel blogs I’ve been watching recently:
I hope you guys find some good places to visit and explore from these blogs! I’ll be over here —> on my platform being anti-social. :P
*Skin: Glam Affair – Cleo – America – 05 C by Aida Ewing
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Candy – Blondes05 & 03 by Truth Hawks
*Dress: DRIFT Zoe Maxi [MESH] S-Bloom by Kallisto Destiny (@ TDR)
*Jewelry: [MANDALA]YAKUSHI jewelry set by Kikunosuke Eel
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual S by Siddean Munro
*Skin Appliers: Glam Affair America by Aida Ewing
*Poses: flowey. inspired by: Whiskey Monday by Flutter Memel
Today I visited the beautiful Baja Norte sim with my friend Magenta Devinna. She took the third image in this post for me. I absolutely LOVE her photography and her writing is so entertaining. If you haven’t visited her blog, you should click over and take a look: Not Quite Pink
I’m wearing the latest release from ColdLogic. They released the perfect summer dresses today! I loved the cut of this one so decided to use poses that would make a statement. The poses are from the Gown in mesh Set by BeloD Poses.
The leather wedges are from Hucci and they have to be worn with the SLink avatar enhancement mesh feet. Siddean Munro has brilliantly offered a developers kit for the SLink mesh feet to those that would like to create shoes and other accessories to go with them. Seeing all of the collaborations with this is very exciting and I’m looking forward to seeing what else designers create.
I also had the opportunity to pose for the vendor ad to this gorgeous jewelry set. Caelan Hancroft asked me if I’d like to and I was so thrilled because I adore her jewelry. This is the ad on her flickr and it’s currently available at FaMESHed. The set comes in a variety of colors and metals, all scripted to make your life easier.
One thing I wanted to talk about before I end this post. The last few days a couple of people have messaged me and asked me how I get my pictures looking sharp as the ones they take tend to be on the blurrier side. Aside from a bit of sharpening in Photoshop, the biggest thing I do that I know helps improve my pictures quite a bit is I take my snapshots at the highest resolution possible. Currently to avoid glitches and black boxes, this is the resolution I take it at:
If you take your snapshots at screen size or smaller, they will always be a lot blurrier and have lesser detail in them. This is also why the raw shots you see on my sl profile feed (such as this one) always look a lot blurrier as well, because I take the profile feed shots at a smaller resolution.
I hope that was easy to understand and it helps you guys out with your images. If you have any further questions, feel free to email me.