Archive for March, 2010
SIM wide pictureContest
deviousMind sim is slowly heading towards its 1 year anniversary – and winter is finally coming to an end, so it seems about a good time to waken creativity back up too and have our first sim wide photo challenge!
Quite a bit has changed since “Abraham” sim changed its name and went to a full sim, we’ve watched it slowly get fine tuned, more decorated, more holes in the structure patched, more buildings for our creations sorted out and furnished. “deviousBeauty” turned from catterpillar into a butterfly as it has grown and transformed, “TimeWarp” at South end of the sim finally gives a little home to some of our oldest SL creations, and “deviousLiving” slowly comes out of hibernation as well to catch the first rays of spring.
Following “Cupcakes & Poetry” by Elise Capalini (which is located in the bakery at theater square), we’d like to welcome “Cache” furniture by Tallulah Bourjade at deviousMind as well. You find her store at the little market place area on the North-East side of the sim.
So we’ve all put some prizes for you in the pot that are waiting for the lucky winners:
• 1500L paid out to you directly, plus a 1500L gift card for (*chanimations
• 1000L gift card for Cupcakes & Poetry
• One full set of “Moulin Rouge” furniture by Cache: couch, chair, ottoman, chaise and three rugs
• 1000L paid out to you directly, plus a 1000L gift card for (*chanimations
• 500L gift card for Cupcakes & Poetry
• “Library Nook” by Cache
• 500L paid out to you directly, plus a 500L gift card for (*chanimations
• Assorted collection of cupcakes by Cupcakes & Poetry
• “Ottoman” by Cache
Please follow these guidelines for your submission:
1. The contest is focused on the sim itself – you can use our poses or clothing items or anything else you picked up at deviousMind, but it is not a must. That being said, a portrait close-up is not what we are looking for either, you need to be able to recognize where the picture was taken to meet the idea of the challenge.
2. Only pictures taken at deviousMind sim will enter – beyond that, all graphical styles and image themes are allowed! This includes as well nudity if it’s appropriate for the’story you are telling with your image! (obviously a random naked person standing in the sim doesn’t make sense and won’t give any special bonus in the evaluation.)
3. Post-production with any graphic program is allowed and encouraged, but of course also ‘plain SL snapshots’ can be submitted if you feel it works with your image concept!
4. MOST IMPORTANT:
You are the creator of the artwork and hold full rights on the image! Please don’t hire a photographer to do the work for you! With submitting your pictures to the contest, you are granting deviousMind the right to use it in connection to our sim (for example pictures in the buildings, to post on our blog, use in future graphic designs connected to deviousMind).
ENTRIES and DEADLINE
5. No specific image formate or proportionas are required as long as it is at least 512×1024, 1024×512, 1024×1024 pixels in size. Larger is great as well, just don’t make it smaller.
6. You may submit up to TWO entries. Take your time and decide on your finals and don’t submit more than those two. Changes on your selections can be made until deadline – not afterwards. If you submitted MORE than two images, please understand that your entries CANNOT be considered for the first prizes.
7. Submit your picture to our flickr pool at http://www.flickr.com/groups/chanimations – if it is needing ‘restricted’ flagging according to flickr ToS, please follow the link on the group page to our v18+ image pool.
7.a OPTIONAL: if you don’t have a flickr account, leave a comment with a link where your image can be downloaded in the comments to this post. Your comment MUST include ‘Submission for pictureContest by [YOUR AVATAR NAME]’ to be able to contact you and as well recognize it as “not another spam link” :-D (Please don’t use this option if you DO have a flickr account, to keep it easier managable)
8. Your work MUST be TAGGED with “deviousMind pictureContest March 2010” otherwise it will not enter the contest (we will search by tag to see all submissions since there is other images in our pools as well).
9. Deadline for entries will be Monday, April 12th 2010 at noon (12pm SLT). Submissions after this time will not be valid anymore.
Have fun, and we’re looking forward to see your creativity and your entries!
“Black or White, there’s always time!!”
“Black Rabbit, White Rabbit”
Burlesque Couture and Costume
by !dM deviousMind
…Inspired by the season, we mixed the easter bunny and the White Rabbit with a bit of Playboy appeal in the way we do it best: humorous, sexy and cheerfully neo-burlesque. Where-ever else those male bunnies are hopping, with this White Rabbit (or black if you so choose) you can be pretty sure they will stop a moment and take that time to have a look! *winks*
This illustrated costume consists of a variety of different items and clothing layers, to allow utmost flexibility when styling your avatar, and can be found at deviousBeauty building on our sim.
Aside from shared clothing pieces like long gloves, pasties, garterband and a tuxedo with prim attachments for clasps and tails, you will find different color options of the bodice and panties clothing layers as both a ‘white rabbit’ and a ‘black rabbit’ in this costume box, with bunny ears and tail as well as bunnyears with tophat. And for the little extra touch: your own oversized golden watch to hold, the White Rabbit would be jealous! (one version includes a hold pose).
And if you don’t want to dress up as a bunny at all, you can leave all those rabbit parts away and only wear those needed for a classy, circus’ ringmaster inspired cabaret look with tophat (see full list of content and properties in the following).
Shoes are NOT included in the costume! Worn for the vendor image are Stiletto Moody “Judy” in white and black.
Those attachments that may require resizing can be adjusted by touch through a resize menu. Please keep the original box of this outfit for backup, and see included notecard for details on the used scripts. Please also remember to delete the scripts after adjustment.
As well included is an UPDATE CHECK to keep you up to date with every piece of this outfit – please read all information at the end of the content listing.
For easier structure of the two color options, these are boxed separately within the big box and need one more unpacking. Please move the two color folders into the main folder after that, and keep the original box for back-up, this way you can easily delete unneeded/unused layers from your inventory, but still have the pieces boxed up in case you decide to use them later.
When all is unpacked, you should find the following things in your inventory:
Just letting you know – our prefabs and some of the photostages moved into an own building as well! Some of those are things we released a while back but had them hidden well away it seems :-D
Want the Maid to take you there? “Voilá, Madame, Monsieur, deviousMind 68/38/30, here’s your ride.”
A short introduction of the things we moved so far (click images for larger size!):
deviousLiving prefabs and photostages:
The Loft was created as a prefab skybox or ground home (requires terraforming if you use it on the ground – or creativity with your building structure).
It has a very natural and still elegant-modern feel to it, comes with privacy blinds for its windows and a glass roof to let the sun in or watch the moon wander. To complete its modern elegant look and interesting interiour architecture, The Loft has reflective floors and was made with custom textures made specifically for this build. (not the furniture).
The Loft has a 27×20 footprint and is 267 prims in the furnished version and 121 for the unfurnished versions.
As the name implys, Retro Space is an ecclectic mix of retro styles from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s all brought together in the unique way only deviousMind can! While this special skybox is desgined to take you back in time, we most certainly didn’t travel there while making it! Retro Space’s interior is designed with sculpted prims and beautifully shadowed textures to give your Retro Home a fresh fun look that’s modern in SL design. All furniture is included, as well as little added goodies like lava lamps, discoballs, and of course that old vintage bright pink fridge you always wanted. *winks*
Retro Space has a 20×20 footprint and is 197 prims furnished!
The Peep Show is a small box designed for club owners and photographers, it is perfect for use as a private dance room or a private little naughty photo session. The Peep Show includes a STATIC (Not animated) dance pole with 6 diffrent poses for the dancer, as well as one chair with 3 male and 3 female sits for the patron.
The Peep Show is only 29 prims and sits on a 8×8 foot print.
The interrogation bunker was designed for the adult oriented story tellers of second life, a prefab with high quality textures, poses, and a few scripted objects to allow you to fully immerse yourself into a role playing/photography experince or a nice build to compliment any other sim build or private residence. The bunker contains two cells with sliding doors, a working shower, table and chair, ash tray, water basin, and overhead lighting. It is available with and without (adult) poses.
so stop by, and don’t miss out on our demo rezzer at the platform! TP sign is right next to the entrance door of deviousLiving :-D
“Happy Birthday… Anniversary… Valentine…. or whatever!!!”
“Some Chocolate, Some Wrapping!”
A sweet little present costume
and fruitFetish #15 and #16 Add-on!
There’s a proverb in Germany, stating “Geschenke erhalten die Freundschaft”, which pretty much means something similar to “little presents are what makes a friendship last long time” – so here’s the solution to that nagging question of what you could get for the birthday of a close one – get yourself dressed up and start the gifting season, cause likely there’s just no better present than being in this person’s life :-D
This couture set is our EXTENDED version (with ‘COPY’ permissions) of the attachments included in our (*chanimations fruitFetish! PinUp SET #16 “SweetValentine” – we’ve added more colors and attachment pieces to the deviousBeauty couture release, so it can be used either as stand-alone little costume, or used in case you lost your transfer props to the photoset – or simply if you need more than one model that you’d like to pose for a picture! In case you didn’t think about it yet, it’d be also a great addition to the fruitFetish #15 “SurpriseCake”. *grins*
Anyhow, that all being said and to clear out any last confusions: The couture set doesn’t include any poses or the praline box – if you’re looking for these (including red basic ribbons in no copy/TRANSFER), please have a look at the photoset in (*chanimations mainstore instead.
So quick and dirty went into round two…
“Quick&Dirty” is a challenge we run regularly in very spontaneous intervals, it’s only one day, simply for fun and EXCLUSIVE for group members of (*chanimations and !dM deviousMind UPDATE group. It is only announced in-world in these two groups to give everybody a little reward for sticking with us – so likely that would be the reason why you’ve never heard of it so far! :-D
All pictures of Quick&Dirty from February/March 2010 are currently exhibited in the (*chanimations theater, top floor above the lobby, along with the info on who our winners were this time and info on which things everybody used. (Just click the images for dialog menu!)
As already in September 2009, we’ve been totally in awe of all the entries!
Giftboxes are already distributed (aside from a very few who I couldn’t reach so far yet – so if you participated and didn’t receive the present box yet, please get in touch with me!)
Congratulations to everybody who picked up the challenge, you totally succeeded (and superceeded all expectations) and are SO the best – but we knew that already!
Credits for images:
There’s no specific order other than sorting by colors to fit into the collage :-D – so names are sorted in a way that allows you to see which image was created by whom. Some are likely a bit streched in some direction as I’m not so sure if they were taken with screen resolution proportions, or in the 512×512 square – so for easier arranging them in the cluster all (or nearly all) is squared for now! Original proportions can be seen in our exhibition at the theater!
Top image, upper left to lower right, each row starting lefthand:
Nightmare Lykin, Marina Storaro, Shian Moonites, WildHeart Paine
Aurore Clarity, Elise Capalini, Jewel MacMoragh, Alexandra Bayn
Catherine Fairport, MoonPrincessSerena Quintessa, Nastjenka Navarita, AuroraRose Magic
Right image, top to bottom:
Hela Azalee, Sabbian Paine, Damion Theas, Gudia Inshan, Razzie Lange
Bottom image, upper left to lower right, each row starting lefthand:
Red Pralou, ChaCha Martini, Kimi Karillion, Shannon Kaffebaum
Jessie Reyes, Jaida Bayn, Claudine Nikolaidis
As a little help to find set specifics easier in case you know most of our standard information already,
have a look at those sections marked with * in the headline!
“A matter of perception…”
Fetish Cabaret SET 24
-WildThing- is clearly not for everybody – but it’s a erotic-filled MUST-HAVE for anybody interested in any fetish and D/s aspect of picture taking! …Or a good tease *giggles*
Please test the cages beforehand, to ensure it will work in a desired way with your shape. This set is a very complex arrangement of avatar and prop that requires precision, and likely a little patience when adjusting the avatar with the bars – use the included multiPoseball instead of the pose-engine in the prop if you feel this makes adjustment easier! The set is built to cage the avatar in very tightly, and cages are provided in 3 sizes to assist fitting avatars from small to very tall. But a few different aspects will determine perfect fitting, like length of torso, legs and arms – so even if you are a small avatar, you might find the medium works better for you. If you are perfectionist with short patience, sadly this set is not for you.
-WildThing- contains photography props and poses with the following properties, please read the details after the listings for functionality of the scripts:
*6 (7) POSES
(no mod/no transfer):
• (*cage_legsCrossed (alternative),
All POSES are static and come with ‘copy’ rights so you can put them into your posestands or make own poseball arrangements with the set. Due to the nature of this poseseries, foot positions look best when wearing high heels! Alternative pose are offered, in case the first one makes your legs go too far into one another.
***Some of these poses will not be suitable as stand alone without post-processing fixes – we needed to find a compromise between keeping focus parts of the avatar mesh perfect looking and ‘butchering’ parts that are out-of-focus and distracted by the prop. This compromise might be more or less obvious depending on your avatar shape! Please preview all poses inworld through our pose-vendor to make sure it meets your needs!
PROPS (detailed info to each after listing):
(copy/no mod/no trans)
• (*chanimations – Ceiling FetishCage/L – 25 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – Ceiling FetishCage/M – 25 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – Ceiling FetishCage/S – 25 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – FetishCage/L – 13 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – FetishCage/M – 13 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – FetishCage/S – 13 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – WildThing multiPoseball – 1 PRIM (optional)
(transfer/no copy/no mod)
• (*FetishCabaret propCuffs w/resize wrist (left)
• (*FetishCabaret propCuffs w/resize wrist (right)
• (*FetishCabaret propCuffs w/resize ankle (left)
• (*FetishCabaret propCuffs w/resize ankle (right)
Additional parts for stageing:
(copy/no mod/no trans)
• (*chanimations – lightChain-24links – 3 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – darkChain-24links – 3 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – lightChain-16links – 2 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – darkChain-16links – 2 PRIMS
And cause we love humor and don’t want to leave your bunny
(should you have one) feel neglected:
• (*chanimations – BunnyCage/XXXS – 13 PRIMS
Included in this set are both cages for the floor or hanging on chains from the ceiling (hanging cages don’t offer the ‘bendOver’ pose as it would be not logical). Each of these comes in 3 sizes from small to large and include color-change options as well as option to open/close the top gate and lock. The pose-menu marks poses that go with the open gate as ‘/name’ and those with closed gate with ‘_name’ as a little visual help to indicate the open / and closed _ state! Most will be possible to use with either state of the gate though, so we’re leaving it up to you and your creativity to decide which one you like better.
The control menu for color and gate is placed in the top metal plate (the frame that holds the opening gate) and allows you to pick between metal, steel and aluminum appearance. ‘Options’ menu allows you to set permissions who may control the control menu besides you, it allows for owner only, group, or public use. Rezzing default of permission is OWNER. – The use of the pose-engine is not effected by this selection. All scripts run in MONO.
The pose engine is placed in the root prim (the base plate), so clicking on any other part of the cage will open up selection dialog to pick your pose.
Additional chain prims are included in case you like to hand it on longer chains from the ceiling – this is a do-it-yourself process :-D
The gate opens with stored prim animation frames – as a result of this please take note that you cannot [shift]-copy the cage, as this process will delete the stored frames and you will not be able to open the top gate anymore – if you need multiple copies of the prop, ALWAYS rezz from inventory to ensure it works! Same applies for resetting. If required, rezz a fresh copy from inventory and delete the old one.
ADJUSTMENT OF POSES with /1a:
On first sit please note the messages in open chat – once sitting, either use included gesture with hot-key [F10] (the gesture is mod, so you can change the key) or speak /1a in open channel for the adjustment menu to open (both will only work if sitting on the prop).
‘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 for your adjustment.
The script remembers the avartar custom settings of its 100 most frequent users who adjusted their positions as long as the cage stays rezzed.
You’ve never worked with gestures? It’s easy, go into inventory and right click it, then select ‘activate’ in the context menu. Once activated, just press F10 key and the adjustment menu will open up if you sit on any of our (*chanimations props using this feature! Typing /adjustPose in chat will have the same effect, SL chat bar will auto-complete the command after the first few characters typed if it recognizes it being an active gesture. The gesture is mod, so you can change hot-key or command to whatever is easier for you, just double-click on the gesture in inventoy to open it.
To make it easier on photographers who work with models (or if you don’t want to adjust poses through a menu), a multiPoseballs 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.
And as with everything scripted: Make sure you are in a sim that allows for scripts to run!
The cuffs are non-scripted and pure picture props with a resize option to adjust fitting. Please take note, they are build on minimum size already and cannot be made smaller; read included notecard on information of the resize script used. The attachments are not required with the prop – it’s a purely decorative element that doesn’t correspond to the cage in terms of ‘connection points’ or the like. They allow transfer, so can pass them to your model – or if you’re unsure they’ll give them back, rezz instead and position them.
All textures for this set are custom made by Chandra Meehan for (*chanimations and deviousMind – if you find them used by anybody else not connected to us, please help protect original content and immediately inform us! Thank you in advance!
The cages includes an update script, which will check for free upgrades when it is rezzed – to not loose the information of your adjusted poses through rezzing, you can call for the update manually by typing “/12update” (without quotes) in open chat. (You rezz only one of the cages to receive the update, no need to do it with all included versions). As well, you don’t need to check daily yourself, we keep you informed through our mainstore and our blog should a product have received an update:
BAD SCULPTIE RENDERING?
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.
That’s all you need to know, have fun and keep in mind:
“Even if it’s a bit tight, it’s good!”
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!