(*asianMasala – “DurgaDevi”

“Om Jai Maha Devi…”

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-DurgaDevi-
An AsianMasala Set
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Many stories and myths twine around Hindu Gods and Godesses, and whoever you will ask, there is a little differing detail here or there, or a name changed, or a few more colors added to the story – all the same will be though that there is a divine feminine force en par to each of the masculine powers. One of them being Durga, who represents the warrior aspect of the Divine Mother. Proudly she rides her mount, sometimes shown as a tiger, sometimes as a lion.

-DurgaDevi- is dedicated to the colorful stories of Indian Mythology, and contains the following photography props and poses:

4 POSES (no mod/no transfer):
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• (*durga (1)
• (*durga (2)
• (*durga (3)
• (*durga (4)

All POSES are static and come with ‘copy’ rights so you can put them into your posestands or make own poseball arrangements. To be able to achieve the 8 armed effect which we’ll explain in our tutorial, these 4 poses are equal in their center and vary only in the hand/arm positioning.

The pack includes the poses as single animations and they are included with a pose-engine in saddle of the tiger.

And last, to make it easier on photographers who work with models, a multiPoseball is included. This way you can freely move your model yourself instead of ‘instructing them’ where to place their avartar. The multiPoseball responds to /1 show and /1 hide and allows to toggle the poses by using the pageUp/pageDown keys.

ADJUSTMENT OF POSES:
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The TigerSaddle is your poseballs. On first sit please note the chatmessage it gives you – as well, a menu pops up allowing you to pick which pose you’d like to start with. After that, you only click the saddle again, and you’ll receive the menu to change between the poses.

To meet all different avartar sizes, an easy and intuitively to use adjustment-menu allows you to move the positioning of your avartar – height, rotation, everything! When you sit, speak /1a in open channel for the adjustment menu (it will only work for the avatar sitting on it). ‘Postion’ will allow you to move your avartar more forward, backwards, left or right (X and Y axis) and of course up and down (Z axis), if needed ‘Rotation’ menu gives you more options.

The script runs in MONO and remembers the avartar custom settings of up to 100 most frequent users who adjusted their positions as long as the tiger stays rezzed and the scripts are not reset. Unfortunately it cannot keep the positions when picked up into inventory and will rez back on default settings – but since the adjustment is easy and quick, this shouldn’t be a problem!

PROPS (detailed info to each after listing):
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High and Low-prim version of the tiger is included:
• (*chanimations – Durga’s Tiger (no mod/no transfer) – 131prims
• (*chanimations – Durga’s Tiger (LP) (no mod/no transfer) – 84prims

(transfer/no mod/no copy) for all following:
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• (*Durga FlowerMala (chest)
• (*BraceletBangles (left forearm)
• (*BraceletBangles (right forearm)
• (*durga(1) – ConchShell (left hand)
• (*durga(2) – Bow&Arrow (left hand)
• (*durga(2) – Scimitar (right hand)
• (*durga(3) – LotusFlower (left hand)
• (*durga(3) – Trident (right hand)
• (*durga(4) – Chakram (right hand)
• (*durga(4) – GoldenMace (left hand)

While the tiger has to stay with its owner, all the attachments come with ‘transfer’ setting so you can pass them to the model – or if you’re unsure they’ll give them back to you, rezz them instead and position them (but keep in mind, rezzing will need a lot of free prims on your land).

The ‘weapons’ are non-scripted and only for decorative purpose, only the Chakra has a particle script in it, which you can turn off and on by clicking on the attachment – it rezzes with particles by default.

Keep the /1a chat command in mind, in case your avatar floats above the saddle or is sunk into the tiger!

There’s no need to use the items in this specific order if you prefer a different set-up for your shot!

If you would like to read more about Durga and the stories surrounding her, a good start is the wiki at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durga – and I am sure you can find another 3 million different stories by browsing the web ;-)))

POST-PROCESSING TUTORIAL:
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To create your own authentic Indian-style image of Durga I posted an image-example as well as a mini-tutorial how to recreate the effects on my flickr stream!

(please copy into your browser)
final image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lachandra/3646871781/
tutorial: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lachandra/3646869881/
(as with all pictures, image rights reserved!)

BAD SCULPTIE RENDERING?
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If you have problems with sculpties seeming rough edged and not properly rezzing – go to Advanced Menu (if it doesn’t show on the top bar, press CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-D to show it), Debug Setting… – type ‘RenderVolumeLODFactor’ (without quotes) and set it to 4.000. It will take a short moment and your sculpties will render smoother when looking at them from a distance! Search the Wiki if you want more info about the RenderVolumeLODFactor.

UPDATES:
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The tiger includes an update script which will check for free upgrades when it is rezzed – to not loose the information of your adjusted poses through resetting/rezzing, you can call for the update manually by typing “/12update” (without quotes) in open chat. (You will find information in our store or the discussions of our flickr group whenever an item is updated.)

And as with everything scripted: Make sure you are in a sim that allows for scripts to run!

That’s all you need to know, so now show others the grace of Asian performance dance!

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Would you like to stop by in world?

You’ll find us at deviousMind/120/160/30 if you are interested in single poses only or to preview the poses on your avartar!

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