“Ivy leaves nothing to the imagination…”
by !dM deviousMind
In Greek mythology, maenads (Greek: mainádes) were the female followers of Dionysus (Bacchus in the Roman pantheon), and the most significant members of the god’s retinue. Their name literally translates as “raving ones”. Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by Dionysus into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and intoxication.
The outfit includes two shades in each color set, plus a matching contrast color for underdress layer.
Available colors are **ONYX/MIDNIGHT** with silver contrast, **GOLD/CANARY** with optional tangerine color splash, **RED/AUBERGINE** with a dip of pink, **PINK/PURPLE** with added red for passion deluxe, **TEAL/BLUE** with kiwi contrast option, **WHITE/PEARL** with elegant gold, and **OLIVE/CHOCOLATE** with a bit of kiwi again. And there’s always our **COLOR PACK** including all color pieces if you’d like to go for the ultimate mix-and-matching fun.
Maenad’s mini dress is made of rigged mesh and comes in 7 sizes (XXS-XL plus a deformer mesh) based on the standard sizing system and includes, along with the separate attachment options for train and silk highlights, a matching bra applier for Lolas Tango (and any other mesh breasts that are compatible with Tango appliers, such as Lush.) Each set includes two colors for the mesh dress in your color choice plus a deep red.
The glamorous dress can be worn alone or with added silkTrain and black ivy, each floating in very nymph-esque ways. All attachments are decorated with elegant ivy vines and topped off with ivy wrist- and arm bands and a bit of ivy for your hair.
Please take note, this outfit requires a mesh compatible viewer.
Also included is an UPDATE CHECK to keep you up to date with every piece of this outfit – this is an important part so make sure you know where it is :)
Now have fun unpacking this one and please be sure to test the free demos to ensure you can fit the dress mesh to your avatar.
** in the following represents the color-set you purchased. Permissions are (copy/mo mod/no trans) unless otherwise listed. Please keep the original box up as a backup!
• !dM Maenad – miniDress/.. **
(dress comes in the 2 colors of your set)
An additional version in this pack is for the deformer project, so it will not be useful to everybody as it requires a special viewer. Hopefully this project will go live to regular SL viewer eventually.
Mesh attachments w/ resize&stretch option:
• !dM Maenad – ivyBracelet (upper right)
• !dM Maenad – ivyBracelet (upper left)
• !dM Maenad – ivyBracelet (right)
• !dM Maenad – ivyBracelet (left)
• !dM Maenad – ivyVines hairPiece (chin)
• !dM Maenad – ivyCover (add) (pelvis)
Prim attachments w/ resize&stretch option:
• !dM Maenad – nymphDress silkTrain ** (pelvis)
• !dM Maenad – nymphDress silkTrain **M** (pelvis)
• !dM Maenad – nymphDress silkBustle ** (pelvis)
• !dM Maenad – nymphDress silkPieces (add) **GOLD** (stomach)
• !dM Maenad – nymphDress (add) **IVY** (stomach)
• !dM Maenad – nymphDress ivyVines **IVY** (pelvis)
• !dM Maenad – ivyVine (left)
• !dM Maenad – ivyVine (right)
• !dM Maenad – ivyVine **M** (left)
• !dM Maenad – ivyVine **M** (right)
**M** versions are materials enabled ivy pieces. Don’t try to rezz them, they have a very high LI (prim) cost! Avatar Rendering Cost stays same as with other version.
Lolas Tango Appliers:
(no copy/mo mod/no trans)
• !dM Maenad ::Lolas Tango BRA applier:: dress **
• !dM Maenad ::Lolas Tango TOP applier:: dress **
Due to the mix of mesh dress and Lolas only bra layer works proper, the top layer is added in case you would need it for other tango-compatible mesh breasts that have a different layering system. (I don’t have them all so wouldn’t know :D)
Checking for Updates:
• !dM “Maenad” ** – CHECK FOR UPDATE (rezz)
Please inform us if anything is missing, just make sure SL did unpack it all! (sometimes not all items are copied to your inventory, so please double-check by unpacking the box again in a low-lag zone before getting in touch with us)
Enjoy your new costume!
Rigged mesh cannot be adjusted in size or position on an avatar. For that reason, we’ve joined the idea of “Standard Sizing” and added multiple sizes for the mesh dress. Please try the demos to make sure one of them fits you or at least gives you a basis to adjust your shape to.
This mesh is not using any alpha layers, which means you will need to pick the one closest to your shape and then fine-tune your shape to the mesh where needed. The provided sizes work fairly well with most shapes we have tested, but to be sure you can work with it please test it with our free demos.
Testing the sizes with different avatar shapes, we found that most effective fit (if required) can be achieved with adjusting the sliders for separate/join cleavage and gravity/less gravity as well as breast size for the front. You may want to try other sliders too, like love handle, waist, belly and butt or muscle.
You find the free demos at our mainstore or on the marketplace.
If you can’t see meshes, update your viewer :)
TEXTURES and MESH:
We used a semi-exclusive mesh (10 copies) for the dress, so it is possible that you may own another outfit by other creators using this mesh. Good for you, as you may have an adjusted shape already to make “Maenad” fit perfectly!
However, all textures for this set as well as ivy meshes are own designs and have been created by Chandra Meehan for (*chanimations and deviousMind – if you find them used by anybody else not connected to us, please help protect original content in SL and immediately inform us! Thank you very much in advance!
LOLAS TANGO APPLIERS:
Of course the outfit will work with Lolas Tango mesh breasts (created by Sandi Moonites), matching appliers for the dress are included in the box. Due to the mix of mesh dress and Lolas only bra layer works proper, the top layer is added in case you would need it for other mesh breasts that have a different layering system. (I don’t have them all so wouldn’t know :D)
The appliers will work with “Lolas Tango Appliers” compatible mesh breasts only (such as Lush, or Puffy).
Of course none of these mesh breasts are included in the outfit and sold by their respective creators.
Appliers and Lolas do sometimes “get stuck” with lag – if you’re hitting the applier HUD with no changes of your Lolas’ texture, please first check that the correct layer and corresponding HUD is being used (dress top or dress bra) and the sim you are in allows scripts. If it still won’t work, re-attach both Lolas and HUD and try again. Any further troubleshooting is out of my hand and needs to be taken to the creators of your mesh breasts.
The pack includes an object named !dM “Maenad” ** – CHECK FOR UPDATE (rezz) which will check for free upgrades to any of the content of this set. We’ve included this so you will be up-to-date on all changes that might occur of any of the items and scripts in this set.
Rezz the object and type “/12update” (without quotes) in open chat. You will receive your free upgrade should any be available.
If nothing happens, then there is likely none yet, or the sim you are in doesn’t allow scripts to run.
Check our blog for all info on updates:
We’ve learned of times where the update script in the checker got corrupted with rezzing or unpacking and would not communicate to server proper. If you know an Update exists and your update item doesn’t connect at all to the server, please unpack a 2nd copy of the updater from your original box and try again with the fresh one. Usually you receive an update within a minute if it is available. It may take up to 5 though if you or the sim you are in is laggy, so please try a bit patience at least one time.
And as with everything scripted: Make sure you are in a sim that allows for scripts to run!