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LOGO Chelsea Mesh Head

LOGO - Chelsea Mesh Head

Say hello to my new face!

I’m wearing the free LOGO Chelsea Mesh head from the LOGO 15th anniversary event. I feel like I’ve come full circle with my faces, cos the very first mesh head that I loved was LOGO’s Chloe. Maximillion Grant is an old friend whom I consider to be a pioneer in mesh heads. We’ve come a long way in SL with mesh heads, but I don’t think we have peaked. The latest thing to wow you is just right around the corner.

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Love Momma; Pregnant in Second Life

Love Momma

There’s a baby in there!

The Love Momma body will be released sometime in the future and it will be the first body of its kind where an avatar could experience the entire pregnancy cycle and even give birth to a newborn at the end. How incredible is that? Even if I have no interest in roleplaying a pregnant woman, I can see that this will be huge in Second Life for residents interested in this type of experience.

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Drive with Gogo

Culprit Hovery Craft

Let’s go for a ride! I meant to tell you guys about the Culprit Hovery Craft (visit the mainstore) last week cos of the limited time sale, but I’ve been too busy riding, flying, and sailing it ALL over Bellisseria. It’s truly the best little classic car ever. I can give one friend a ride with it, and I’ve been driving all of them home in my little car. I say this should be the official ride for Bellisseria, cos it’s good on land, sea, and air.

Culprit Hovery Craft
Beep! Beep!

Driving can be a bit challenging on Bellisseria, especially with land orbs ejecting people too quickly. 15 seconds is not enough time to reverse and get out of a parcel when you’ve accidentally driven off the road. Please, dear neighbors, stop using land orbs. For as long as I have been on Bellisseria (since April 15th), no one has ever wandered onto my land uninvited. It doesn’t happen as much as people would like to think.

Culprit Hovery Craft

The Culprit Hovery Craft also includes a rezzer, so you can rez it on your land for friends and neighbors to use. So awesome, and so cheap for everything that it comes with, and all of the joy it brings.

I love the Culprit Hovery Craft so much that I built a carport to store it! Well, I didn’t actually build it, Blush Bravin did, but I rezzed it on my land and built a drive way for it. I avoid mega add-ons cos I enjoy my sparsely decorated beach. This carport and porch add-on is not too big, and suits the tiny Adams house very well.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Exile – Elle
  • The Secret Store – Flora Lace Top, Aster Garter Shorts

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Twirl over to Hair Fair, it ends at midnight SLT tonight. I instantly fell in love with this Rie hairstyle from Argrace. Besides being absolutely adorable – 100% of the proceeds are donated to Wigs for Kids. Of course you can probably get it later, but if you get it now, you’ll look cute and feel great about your purchase.

I also went to The Arcade this morning and had to have this Ice Cream Cart from 220ML. I have several ice cream trucks and ice cream carts, and yet I still needed this specific Ice Cream cart. Thankfully, there aren’t too many pieces to collect; I decided not to collect all of them, due to li limitations on my Linden home. For now, this ice cream cart will live at my beach house.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Argrace – Rie
  • DAE – Ring Earring (Group gift)
  • Amitomo – Way We Feel Gacha (bag)
  • Ricielli – Celly Top, Skirt
  • Ohmai – Usagi Mochi Ice Cream
  • Ingenue – Elke Sneakers (Ice Cream)

Bakes on Mesh / BoM, part 2

Bakes on Mesh is live on the main grid! Before you read my post, I recommend reading Aems Bakes on Mesh post to learn about BoM and what products you can buy to make your mesh body parts BoM-ready.

I only started using BoM yesterday, when I updated my viewer to the latest SL Viewer. I’m not dying to wear system skin or system makeup, cos I think the newer skins are much prettier and more high-res. Old skins and makeups typically used 512 size textures, cos SL limited the size of uploaded textures. It’s still fun to try out this new feature while waiting for brands to update and deliver me better quality textures to wear.

Bakes on Mesh Genus
Genus Mesh Head + System skins

What am I wearing here?
Left: Genus Baby mesh head + system Pink Fuel skin + default Genus lashes (with applier added)
Right: Everything above + system Blush + System Eyeshadow + Applier lipstick

The reason I can mix system skin and system makeup with my mesh head appliers right now is cos Genus has NOT updated their head to be BoM-ready. With a BoM-ready product, you should not be able to use applier makeup, cos all those extra layers will be removed. All of your makeup needs will be done through wearing layers inside your inventory. You can re-arrange your system tattoo layers by going to the Appearance tab, clicking on the Edit this outfit button, then use up/down arrows to re-arrange layers.

Bakes on Mesh Genus
What it looks like when I’m wearing all of my layers plus mesh head

Did you know that you cannot use BoM with an applier skin? You must use system skin. I will wait for my applier skin to have an accompanying system layer, to truly enjoy BoM. I’m not sure why SLers want to wear OLD system skins, but they seem to want to, LOL.

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Bakes On Mesh

Bakes On Mesh

Didn’t I warn that Bakes On Mesh was coming? I did. I said this was going to force mesh head makers to revert their UV maps back to standard SLUV, too, because everyone is going to start using standard skins more and more now. If you are a mesh head developer and your heads don’t adhere to standard SLUV, get on it. You will lose money eventually because customers are going to want to wear whatever skin they want with whatever head they buy.

So, what the hell is Bakes On Mesh?

Bakes on Mesh (yes, plural, according to this SL wiki page) is a new feature in Second Life that automatically “bakes” your standard skins and tattoo layers to your mesh bodies and heads. Whenever you switch skins or wear different layers of tattoos on your body, your mesh will automatically update your look without you having to do anything.

Over time, there will be less and less dependency on applier routers like Omega, because now Second Life’s system is the applier. However, you’ll want to check with your mesh body maker to be sure their body is BoM ready. If it isn’t, they should be updating soon.

Only certain SL clients can render Bakes On Mesh, too. If you want to be absolutely sure you can see the new feature, head over here to download the official Second Life client.

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