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
The Materials project has reached the Beta Viewer. What is the Materials Project you ask? The Materials Project brings in specific shaders into Second Life which will make objects appear more realistic.
I wanted to show this realism in a video because I felt that was the best way to capture it. Here is the link to the video and I’m also embedding it below. http://youtu.be/LO5vVyoMHJE
To view materials-ready items in Second Life right now, you can follow these simple steps:
Check “Advanced Lighting Model” under Me > Preferences > Graphics
Now if you wear any materials-ready items, you should be able to see it.
Damien Fate of FATEwear has already released swim trunks for men that are materials-ready. I am not sure which other designers have released materials-ready items as well. I have asked my friends on plurk about it, if you know of any, please let me know in the comments, I would love to check them out.
This is definitely a feature I’m enthusiastic and excited about. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on more materials ready items to play with!
I also wanted to share some other informative posts about the Materials Project which I think you guys will find useful:
Fantasy Faire 2013 starts on Saturday, April 20th. Over 140 of SL’s talented designers are coming together to bring you this magical event!
Draxtor Depres has come back with another epic episode of his Drax Files, this time focusing on Fantasy Faire. You will see some beautiful imagery of the builds from this event along with an interview with event organizer Zander Greene. I found this video especially inspiring and it really shows a very generous and caring side of SL residents. You can view the episode at this link but I’m also embedding it below: http://youtu.be/yjzG9g8PNFs
The sexy boots I’m wearing are the latest release from Erratic. I was blown away by the texturing on these, it’s so nicely done and I love that they come with a HUD to change the metal on the zipper. You can pick up a DEMO on marketplace and try them out for yourself!
I first noticed Liquidh3ll Carter in other people’s plurks chiming in with his hilarious comments. But I’m always too shy to add people on plurk. Luckily he sent me a friend request himself and that’s when I noticed all the questions he asks everyone on his timeline. In fact, he’s made a whole database of the questions, it’s hilarious! LOL I think he’s secretly planning to take over the world, or something.
Anyhow, I find him to be so sweet and charming that I couldn’t resist asking him to pose for me for another male fashion blog post where I pick on some male friends and ask them intrusive questions or just bash them, cuz you know…it’s fun.
So here are some of the questions I asked him while I was taking these images:
Strawberry Singh: awwww, look at you getting all dressed up for this :P
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): confession, ive been wearing this for 2 weeks Strawberry Singh: LOLOL, That’s so going in the post
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): CBF CHANGING
Strawberry Singh: ok so my first question is…What do you love about SL?
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): I love the people of Second Life. If it weren’t for the people, no matter how much of a creative outlet this virtual world is, my attention span wouldn’t survive it. I think it’s the different people and their dynamics that make this place and really everything I do at the root of it is for the people. It’s very “oldschool SL thinking”; for the people, of the people, by the people. They’re the reason for me, without a doubt.
Strawberry Singh: So what’s up with all the questions you’re always asking on plurk? :P
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): I like to know how people collectively think and what elicits response. When they contribute, I like to understand how they get to that point and their trains of thought. It’s never about a single person but more about the community as a whole – what makes us all tick? What are we passionate for? Why do we think we are the way we are? We’re in this virtual space so much and a lot of it we know intrinsically, I just like to field those ideas into a generic structure of curious questions!
Strawberry Singh: I hear you are collecting all this data, there might even be spreadsheets of answers involved. Is this true, and if so, what are you planning to do with it?
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): Hahaha, there’s no spreadsheet of answers, although I did make every question I asked between Sept 2011 and Sept 2012 available for browsing for a short while. Everything I want to do with it, I kind of already have; when I read through the answers and the tangent discussions that follow, it gives me a pseudo-fleshed out idea of how our community comes together. That and the FBI watchlist projects.
Strawberry Singh: After reading and obtaining all this data, what have you learned about the community?
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): We are a whole mess of people with different, often conflicting, wants and needs. And we all get thrown into this dorm room of Plurk. The public timeline is the hallway and occasionally you pop into a room or two when you overhear a conversation and want to contribute. Sometimes some doors are locked unless you have a special key. We’re a bunch of really nutty people trying to make do by clashing and melding with others. It’s a beautiful collision. The one thing I take away is that everyone has their own challenges and try not to judge – for the most part, people have a high moral compass and tenacity that puts them at odds with others sometimes. But I’ve seen both terrible and absolutely selfless things from the same individuals time and time again. Go figure, huh?
Strawberry Singh: I can absolutely believe that. So what is it that YOU do on SL when you’re not collecting data on people in order to take over the world?
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of contract content creation work. This is either graphic design for logos or templates or scripting contracts for other people’s products or events. I’ve been trying to learn mesh, but it’s slow going mainly because of the immense investment of time and energy that goes into that. I’m very impressed by mesh creators for this reason; I think they have incredible patience, their skills are amazing and their products beautifully engaging. I have some logos on my flickr and I scripted the Global Domination event by The Hottie Cooterati Experience that recently ended. I’m waiting for some feedback, but I hear people enjoyed the frustration of solving puzzles LOL
Strawberry Singh: Yeah it was a lot of fun. What are your future plans for second life? Planning to open up a store? What are you working towards?
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): I currently have a Marketplace-only store which I release like one thing every few months for. SL is kind of a hobby and creative outlet from the stresses of my real life. I think it would be kind of cool to regularly create and release more products and even be involved in hunts, but at this stage, I don’t have the time to actively market and commit to deadlines. There’s nothing I hate more than flaking on people for committed releases, so I want to make sure I’m in a position to promise something. Otherwise, SL can be a glorified chat room where I connect and catch up with people who don’t have me on Skype.
Strawberry Singh: How did you learn about sl?
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): I learned about SL by accident. I was bored while on mid-semester break at university, so I tried out some MMOs and SL stuck due to it’s platform for creation and social aspects. I didn’t expect to stay, but now Liquid is facing down his 6th rezday this July. I was lucky enough to meet some really fantastic people early on that helped shape my experience well, so I’m super grateful for those that help others.
Strawberry Singh: How old are you btw?
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): I’ll be 27 on March 24th.
Strawberry Singh: So now I’m going to ask you the question that I’m sure all the girls want to know the answer to. Are you single?
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): Hahaha! Oh, the StrawberrySingh.com exclusive, huh? I’m currently dating Scarlet Chandrayaan. She’s a little dirty ginger with a mesh home and garden store, Alouette. I have always kept my personal life on the private side and I’m glad that she’s of the same mindset. I’ve never hidden it; I’ve told anyone who has asked the right questions ;)
Strawberry Singh: And it’s ok if I mention it on the blog and possibly link to her profile and any incriminating pictures I find on google image search?
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): I’ll even help you find the incriminating pictures, tbh.
Strawberry Singh: Awesome! I’m almost done. Is there anything else you want to mention?
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): Strawberry Singh is a fruit-bovine pervert. Strawberry Singh: I see. Well just for that I may have to edit some of your answers and put words into your mouth to make it look like you’re out to destroy the world. Or just you know, stalk people or something!!!
Liq (liquidh3ll.carter): Hahahahahah
Thank you so much Liq for taking the time to pose for me and also for bringing so much positive energy and fun to my plurk timeline. <3
This is what Liq is wearing:
Skin: LaVie Damiani #6 Chin Beard [BH]
Hair: ::Exile:: AJ (Drift), -Entente- Dark Brown Hairbase
Shirt: FATEwear Suit – Edward Shirt – Tundra
Pants: FATEwear Suit – Edward Pants (Stiff) – Void
Shoes: Kauna – Brogues Black
- FATEwear Suit – Edward Waistcoat – London
- FATEwear Suit – Edward Belt – Void
- FATEwear Suit – Edward Blazer – Open – Void
- FATEwear Suit – Edward Tie – LondonAlley
Poses: Diesel Works
I was trying to do an entry for the 2013 Oscar Fashion Photo Contest but after I took all the images I realized it looks more like I’m marrying my alt, Manberry. *facepalm* So what I’ve decided is to not enter these ones because really…I dunno what I was thinking, lol. I went back and read the rules and it says that the picture has to be taken after December 1st, 2012 so I’m thinking I will enter one of these two pictures: Golden or Red because I just love that gown. But I can’t decide which one looks more like an Oscar-ish picture. Which one of the two do you guys think I should enter?
I’ve been kind of busy with RL work and studying my ass off for this certification I’m trying to do so I haven’t had much time to put a lot of thought into blogging. I have so much I want to blog but trying to keep up with RL work and SL work, I think it’s taking a toll on me. But hopefully I’ll make some time to get to all the blogging ideas swimming around in my head.
I know a lot of you have recently contacted me to schedule photo appointments and I’m pretty much booked till March now, so I’d like to suggest you guys take a look at my Photographers page in case you are in a hurry to get some pictures. I haven’t updated in a couple of years and not sure if all of those photographers are still around and doing photo work, but please feel free to add any more in the comments if you know of others that are currently taking clients.
I really messed around with the first and last image in this post. The second image is almost a raw shot because I pretty much just ran out of time haha. I’ve been wearing these clothes and trying to complete this post all week. I have some raw shots up on my profile here and here if you’d like to take a look.
I’ve also made the last image my iRez photo of the day today. That makes a total of 25 posts I’ve made on iRez.me since I started. I feel so happy and fortunate to be a part of a blog that has such vibrant and creative writers. If you’re not a regular reader of iRez.me, this is your chance to add it to your readers and blogrolls, you won’t regret it!