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Belly Dancing in Second Life


Recently I went back in my youtube video stream and I was more than a little embarrassed to see the first video I uploaded to youtube. It was a belly dancing video I uploaded back in 2008, I’m embedding it at the end of this post.

So I thought I’d try and redeem myself by doing a 2016 version of a belly dancing video. After doing the 2016 version, I realized the 2008 version is not that bad. My avatar is not THAT bad for 2008 and the belly dance animations from Animazoo are still some of my favorites, just the graphics and my poor recording is what still makes me cringe the most.

In the 2016 version, I used belly dance animations from Abranimations. They have a HUGE selection of belly dancing animations, in various styles. The music I used in this video was just something I found on the YouTube library because I wanted to use something that wouldn’t have any copyright issues. I’m actually not 100% sure it’s a song meant for belly dancing, but I just thought, close enough, lol!

Belly Dancing in Second Life

Here are both versions! Once again, the dance animations I’m using in the 2016 version are from Abranimations and the dance animations from the 2008 version are from Animazoo.

Belly dancing video 2016:

Belly dancing video 2008:

(click here for credits to this 2008 video)

I have to admit, I really enjoy making dancing videos in Second Life. They are just so much fun and trying to use my 3D mouse to zoom around my avatar to get different angles has been a CHALLENGE but so much fun to figure out. So just warning you guys, expect more dance videos to pop up at least once a month!

Off topic but I hope all of you are safe with your family and loved ones. There’s been two horrific events the past couple of days in Turkey and now in Bangladesh, and I’m so distraught and heartbroken over the state of the world these days. I pray all of you are ok, sending you much love. <3

Credits to 2016 video:
Shape: Zara Shape by Strawberry Singh
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Annie V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin Applier: Glam Affair Gabriela by Aida Ewing (@ Gacha Garden)
*Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Brown by Ikon Innovia
*Hair: Wasabi Pills Tessa Mesh Hair by MissAllSunday Lemon (@ FaMESHed)
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Nephthys by Leti Hax
Outfit: Aisling Phryne by Druunah Esharham (flickr)
Face Jewelry: Aisling Karishma by Druunah Esharham (flickr)
*Arm, Thigh & Feet Jewelry: Zaara Raksha by Zaara Kohime (@ Uber)
Nail Polish: alaskametro<3 “Pride” nail art appliers by Alaska Metropolitan (@ Pulse)
Skybox: Scarlet Creative Alaouite Skybox by Charlotte Bartlett (Luxebox June)
*Pose in first two images: Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)
Dance Animations: Abranimations Belly Dances by Abramelin Wolfe


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