“Jewel of the Desert..”
by !dM deviousMind
!dM “Arabesque” is deviousMinds creation for Genre “Arabia” round in June 2014. The outfit combines Arabian haute couture appeal with the lightness and airy elegance of silk veils and raqs sharqi dance, rich iridiscent colors and pastels paired with precious jewelry. For the final touch, each dress comes with a matching color of ribbon particle bracelets, which will follow the trail of your hands’ motion like silk veils in the wind. An unscripted version is included optionally.
The dress is materials enabled and availabe 7 different colors **PEARL**, **RUBY**, **BLUSH**, **AMETHYST**, **SKY**, **TEAL**, and **MINT**, and will be only available at first for quite the bargain price of 100L per color for the duration of “Genre” (until July 12th 2014). The outfit will afterwards move to our mainstore for regular sales price.
Please take note, this costume requires a fitted mesh compatible viewer, which means your viewer must be up-to-date. At current point only the latest Firestorm and official SL Viewer support Fitted Mesh. This mesh type looks broken on old viewers since those don’t “know” the new bone groups yet. If the dress appears with infinite spikes on your screen, your viewer does not support this mesh type and you need to update.
The rigged gown comes in 1 size fitted mesh, and at least to the extend of our testing should fit most normal shapes staight out of the box. Minor adjustments can of course still be part of it, and you will need to use an alpha layer.
The outfit includes an UPDATE CHECK to keep you up to date with every piece as well in future, please be sure to know where you have it as we may ad additional sizes further down the line if neccessity demands it. (Hence why this release is experimental)
You should find the following things in your new couture box:
** represents the color of your purchase. Unless otherwise stated, items are (copy/no mod/no trans)
• !dM Arabesque – dressAlpha/A
• !dM Arabesque – dressAlpha/B
• !dM Arabesque – dressAlpha/C
• !dM Arabesque – dressAlpha/D
• !dM Arabesque – sequinsPanties **GOLD*
• !dM Arabesque – diamondPasties **GOLD*
Fitted Mesh attachments:
(requires updated viewer)
• !dM Arabesque – silkDress **
• !dM Arabesque – jewelryBelt **
(matching dress appliers for Lolas Tango are included)
Unrigged Mesh attachments
w/ resize&stretch option:
• !dM Arabesque – jewelryAnklet ** (left)
• !dM Arabesque – jewelryBracelet ** (right)
• !dM Arabesque – jewelryBracelet ** (left)
• !dM Arabesque – jewelryBracelet (ribbons) ** (right)
• !dM Arabesque – jewelryBracelet (ribbons) ** (left)
Flexi & Sculpted attachments:
• !dM Arabesque – upperVeils ** (right)
• !dM Arabesque – lowerVeils ** (right)
• !dM Arabesque – Tassle **GOLD** (chest)
• !dM Arabesque – Tassle for Lolas **GOLD** (chest)
Checking for Updates:
• !dM deviousMind “Arabesque” ** – CHECK FOR UPDATE
Please inform us if anything is missing, just make sure SL did really 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!
We can’t stress it enough, please try the demos to make sure the dress fits you, or to see/test how you can fit your shape to it. Please update your viewer to make sure you are able to use the fitted mesh version.
If the dress does show glitches/spikes that shoot into infinity, your viewer does not support fitted mesh. Please check if your viewer supports fitted mesh in an updated version, or use a viewer which does instead. If you’re unsure, test it with the demos before.
TEXTURES and MESH:
Textures and meshes for this set are own illustrations and designs created by Chandra Meehan for (*chanimations and deviousMind. I am NOT reselling my meshes/textures as templates so 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!
Alpha layers are a bit hit or miss. For that reason, we’ve included various versions of alpha layers and a top and bottom texture full perm so you can download them to your computer and modify in a graphics program if they aren’t fitting. Please understand we can’t help you or do it for you – there might be a little tutorial upcoming on our blog though once I have a bit more time to deal with it.
It shouldn’t need mention: the textures are for your personal use only and not to be used in any other form. Please respect my work and don’t pass these on full perm.
The pack includes an object named !dM deviousMind “Arabesque” *[colorname]* – 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!