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Second Life Avatar Physics

StrawberrySingh.com Physics
(available on marketplace)

Linden Lab introduced Avatar physics to Second Life back in 2011. I was never a big fan of it, I’m still not to be honest. However, ever since fitted mesh bodies have been released, physics have not looked so bad with them. The bouncing effect is a lot more subtle with the fitted mesh bodies so it looks more natural than it did on the classic SL body. One thing I have noticed though is that the butt bounce does not work with any of the fitted mesh bodies I own. Not sure if that is a glitch in sl or has something to do with the way the bodies are rigged. In any case, the breasts and belly bounce quite well, as you can see in the video I’ve made.

I was recently asked to create a tutorial for avatar physics. It’s really not that hard. You just open your inventory window and then go to ‘new clothes’ and then ‘new physics.’ Once you’ve done that, you wear the layer, right click on it in the inventory window and click edit. Then you can adjust the sliders as you play a walking animation so you can see how much of a bounce your sliders are creating.

The Firestorm team have a very detailed physics tutorial on their wiki page. They explain how to create a physics layer and what each slider does. It’s very informative and if you are having problems creating your own layer, I definitely suggest reading that. At the bottom of the page they also have a link to free physics layers that the firestorm team have offered; very generous of them.

I have also created three of my own physics layers wearing the Maitreya Lara mesh body and put them up in my marketplace store. The layers work very well with both Maitreya and SLink. I have tried it on both. I have also tried it on the classic avatar female body and the bouncing is even more noticeable on that. That is why I don’t recommend you wear the extreme bounce layer on the classic avatar body unless you want to give your avatar a black eye with your boobs. However, the layers are all modify so you can go in there and reduce or increase the sliders to your liking.

Please note, the physics layers have only been tried on female bodies. I have not tried them on male bodies or other kinds of mesh avatars. I am not sure if they will work with them.

I have set the price of my physics layers to L$1 so you are also able to gift them to your friends and family through marketplace. Here is a video I’ve done wearing my natural bounce layer. I’m embedding the video below but you can also watch it at this link: https://youtu.be/GHrFSl6h49Q

I am wearing the Erratic Beth Bikini in today’s post. The bikini is fitmesh and ONLY available for the Maitreya Lara body. That’s why the bikini is bouncing so well with the rest of my body while I’m wearing the physics layer, because it is fitmesh and rigged to the Maitreya body. Regular mesh that is not fitmesh will not work well with the physics layers. Your body parts will just fall out of the mesh clothing. You need either applier clothing or fitmesh clothing designed for that particular body for the physics to work properly with clothing.

Starting July 25th, Uber will open with the theme ‘Urban.’ Both the bikini and the thigh chain I am wearing will be available there. The thigh chain is from Maxi Gossamer and comes in both gold and silver metals and is scripted to make resizing easier.

Physics

I am leaving for vacation in a few days so I will most probably not be able to blog again for a while. So, here is a weekly roundup and list of events to keep you busy while I’m gone.

Weekly Roundup

  1. Photographer of the week: Pearls And Pistols – Definitely on my list of favorite second life fashion bloggers. Beautiful avatars, gorgeous styles and bright, clear images. This flickr stream is a delight to peruse.
  2. The Lexi Project: Second Life content creator Lexi Zelin, of AngelRED Couture, was recently diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. You can read her full story on her gofundme page. Designers Toxxic Rhianny and Heather Smithson have teamed up to host a charity event for Lexi which will run from July 26th to August 9th. Over 350 designers are participating and 100% of the proceeds from sales are going directly to Lexi, in efforts to assist in paying her medical bills / expenses. For further details and landmark for the event, keep an eye on The Lexi Project blog.
  3. SLink Male Mesh Body – Siddean Munro has been absent from Second Life due to RL but now she is back and according to her plurk, looks like she is currently working on releasing the male mesh body very soon. Looking forward to that! She is requesting creators of male textures (skins and texture clothing) to please contact her.
  4. Festival of Sin II – Festival of Sin starts on August 22nd. However, RubyStarlight Writer has already started releasing the posters. She will be releasing a new one each week. You can see Vanity and Wrath on her flickr. More pictures will be on her flickr stream and in her Hottie Cooterati Posters Flickr Album. The posters were designed by RubyStarlight Writer, Photographed by me and the Artwork is by Anya Ohmai. Keep an eye out for the Envy poster, I’ll be in it!
  5. Men who harass women online are quite literally losers, new study finds – I really enjoyed reading this article.
  6. Buzzfeed Quiz of the Week: Which Delicious, Delicious Junk Food Are You? – I can live with that.

If you have a question for me while I’m gone, please email me and I’ll get back to you once a I return; which will be shortly after August 12th. Take care you guys and have a great summer! <3

Credits:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: -Glam Affair – Yolandi Jamaica – 02 F by Aida Ewing (@ Shiny Shabby)
*Hair: ::Exile:: In The Shade by Kavar Cleanslate (@ Hair Fair)
*Mesh Ears: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5 by kikunosuke Eel
*Bikini: erratic / beth – bikini bottom (maitreya only) by Erratic Rain (@ Uber)
*Thigh Chain: MG – Thigh Chain – SILVER – R by Maxi Gossamer (@ Uber)
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo Karak by Leti Hax
Avatar Physics: StrawberrySingh.com Physics – Natural Bounce by Strawberry Singh
*Bear: <:*BoOgErS*:> Rachel Bear RARE by Zen Zarco
*Pose in 1st image: Vestige Project Runaway Striking Poses 12 by VestigeCreations
*Pose in last image: Di’s Opera – Divine Series 4-7 by Di Hoorenbeek
Dance in video: MyAnimation My Shakira 02 by Ramona Criss
Location in video: Crossing Currents

Lazy Sunday Morning

So it may not be morning or even a Sunday when you are reading this post, but this is what I imagine to be a very relaxing Sunday morning. The Lazy Sunday Morning set from Erratic at the Arcade this round has some of my most favorite pieces in a gacha ever. First is this […] Continue reading →

TV Show Meme

Please Note: this is my last Monday Meme for a while. I’ve been very busy with school and work in real life these days and having some trouble juggling everything so I’ll be putting my Monday Memes on hold for a few months. Hopefully in July I should have more time and be able to […] Continue reading →

Mr. & Mrs. Singh

As you can see, Manberry and I have a very interesting relationship, which you can tell by both images in this post. I think since I wear the pants in this relationship, we should all just start calling him Mr. Singh. :P The Sartorialist Showcase pose prop I’m using in the first image is from […] Continue reading →

Winter Adventures

The January/February issue of Love to Decorate Magazine has been released and I was asked to do a few images for the “Winter Adventures” segment this month. If you are not familiar with Love to Decorate, I suggest you click over to their blog and check them out. They have become one of the best […] Continue reading →

Indulgence

The theme for Uber this round is Opulence and it kind of goes perfect with my new year resolution, to indulge myself more often. This is the kind of indulgence I want more often this year! A lot of fantastic items this month. I especially loved all of the items from Eudora, they always do […] Continue reading →

Happy New Year!

I’m bringing in the new year with another fellow blogger, Mr. Roman Godde. He recently asked me to collaborate with him on a post and I happily obliged. I’ve been enjoying collaborating with other bloggers and photographers the past few months, I hope to make time to do it more often in 2015. It’s wonderful to […] Continue reading →

Mrs. Robinson

Botgirl called me Mrs. Robinson earlier today and that sort of inspired this post, even though I am completely innocent and have even sworn off men for the rest of my life (or until I meet a really hot guy). But yeah, I did have fun dressing Manberry up like a schoolboy and photoshopping a […] Continue reading →

Cozy Winter Evenings

(click here for a raw shot) The Arcade Gacha Event starts at midnight, December 1st and has all sorts of items to keep you warm and snugly throughout the winter season. All of the items you see in this post will be available there, except the skybox. The skybox I’ve had for many years now […] Continue reading →

Seducing the Butler

(click here for raw shot of selfie) It’s hard work trying to seduce an inanimate mesh object, but the butlers from Mutresse for this round of Arcade are so lifelike that from the pictures, you’d think I didn’t have any trouble at all. I mean, I DID get him to take a selfie with me. […] Continue reading →

Down in the Dungeon

(click here for raw shot) TAG! Gacha is a new event that starts October 17th at 12am SLT and runs till October 31st. It’s an interesting Gacha event with a twist. I looked over the rules to learn how to play but I had a bit of a hard time understanding so I asked my plurky […] Continue reading →

Fifty Shades of Berry

The theme for Uber this month is 50 Shades of Sexy. It starts tonight, September 30th at 12am SLT. Check out the Uber blog for a sneak look at all the items so far. I’m wearing items from Erratic this round, I’m in love with them. The blindfold is probably one of my most favorite […] Continue reading →