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(*chanimations “DivingDeep”

“Follow the Rainbow – you may be surprised where it leads…”


by (*chanimations
May 2013

To avoid confusion right from the start: the pose set does not include any mermaid costumes – there are so many gorgeous ones existing on the grid so we focused 100% on putting your tail into the right position rather than drawing scales – well… kinda. ;D

The idea of this pose set is very simple… the interaction of a mermaid with a school of fish – and a pretty one, at that! Swimming, diving, greeting – it has a few angles this meeting could go, so see what you can make out of it :) The prop itself works for one mermaid, but of course you may rezz additional posestands to fit as many as you like into your picture.

-DivingDeep- contains photography props and poses with the following properties:

(no mod/no transfer):

• (*fish_greeting,
• (*fish_cherish,
• (*fish_cherish_lookback,
• (*fish_side,
• (*fish_hold,
• (*fish_hold (mirror),
• (*fish_reach,
• (*fish_swimDown,
• (*fish_sideSit_lean

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.

PROPS (detailed info to each after listing):

(copy/no mod/no trans)

• (*chanimations – single rainbowFish – 12 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – 2 rainbowFish – 24 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – 3 rainbowFish – 36 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – 4 rainbowFish – 48 PRIMS

• (*chanimations – single rainbowFish **RADIANT** (FB fins) – 12 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – 2 rainbowFish **RADIANT** (FB fins) – 24 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – 3 rainbowFish **RADIANT** (FB fins) – 36 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – 4 rainbowFish **RADIANT** (FB fins) – 48 PRIMS

Rezz Optional:
(copy/no mod/no trans)

• (*chanimations – DivingDeep multiPosestand – 4 PRIMS
• (*chanimations – DivingDeep multiPoseball – 1 PRIM

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What lies Ahead and Deep Below…


Halloween is on its way!

…and of course the computer is smoking already from working on all the new goodies :D

It’s not quite time for release yet, but I couldn’t hold it back any longer so here’s the first official tease for our upcoming costumes for Halloween Season 2011!

Elise (our sim’s lovely-and-totally-non-creepy *cough cough* cupcake-lady from Cupcakes & Poetry) and me declared this time of year clearly the deviousSeason. *nods nods* Anyway, we’re building stuff like mad and there will be a ton of new things out over the next weeks :)

What the spirits will reveal…

Currently 2 new costumes for deviousBeauty are done! Well, prototype-wise at least, still needs to be split on layers and boxed and all that good stuff ;D Also a set for (*chanimations which had been an exclusive gift for last Halloween’s photo contest winners, will be officially released this year. So it’s been waiting for quite a while now to be let loose – litterally! :D

As usual, there is more stuff I’m working on at moment but not far enough yet to give any hints what it will be ;) Planned is a bunch though, so keep watching notices and our blog for hints, teasers and release dates :D

Oh wait, did I mention yet? Halloween is coming! *jumps up and down all excitedly*

In the meantime…

I really don’t upload pictures that often… so here’s an early new year’s resolution to do some pure picture posts from time to time again :D


While you usually see the vendor pictures of the things I create (unless you follow my flickr), there’s actually really those occasions where we go out to “just” take pictures *laughs* In the following some of the shots with “The Siren’s Song”:

Admitted… the one above is an obvious left-over from the ad shooting starring (*chanimations SirenRock (aboveSurface) prop with poses from “The Siren’s Song” release, and *Deviance* Mermaid Tails “Fairy Moss” (green) as well as goldfish “Orange Crush”, both wearing the matching Shell Tops (tails and tops are sold separately either as color packs, color lines or individual packs). The 3rd mermaid costume comes from Evie’s Closet, named “Lumina”.

Location: my photo plattform, windlight settings and graphics programm lol.


Deep Down Below:


Since the pose prop comes with 3 different versions and only (aboveSurface) found its way on the vendor poster, I went out another day to take some shots of the underwater build. Of course it wasn’t that difficult to find the perfect fish conspirator who, on top of it all, had excellent knowledge of underwater location scouting ;D So we ended up at LEA sandbox with perfectly many underwater locations :D

My fish of choice here is more of the deep water kind, so the *Deviance* tail and shell top got combined with an old avatar I got in 2008 from Tekeli-li named “Anglerfish” (it is still available). The avatar comes with the skin and your personal anglerfish buddie to swim along with you :D (you see him somewhere further down in one of the pictures)

Chic is wearing a free mermaid outfit, you’ll find all details (and more pictures of our shooting) in her blog post here!

For the record, plan some time underwater cause turns out your favorite windlight settings are with a 99% chance total trash under the watersurface. Surprisingly, making good and somewhat realistic light settings down there is damn hard :D I ended up using Torley’s “HORROR” settings as a basis and started tweaking sliders from there.

(Please click images for larger view!)


(*chanimations – “The Siren’s Song”

“The Mermaid-Theory: it’s a thing!”


“The Siren’s Song”
by (*chanimations
September 2011

To avoid confusion right from the start: the pose set does not include any mermaid costumes – there are so many gorgeous ones existing on the grid so we focused 100% on putting your tail into the right position rather than drawing scales. ;D

The very first inspiration for this set came from a German poem, written in 1824 called “Die Lore-Ley”. It describes Lorelei as a siren who, sitting on the cliff above the Rhine river and combing her golden hair, unwittingly distracted shipmen with her beauty and song, causing them to get caught by the strong current and their ships to crash on the rocks.

But of course the stories of mermaids luring ships has been told many thousand times to sailors going to sea. Even though, funny enough, the association of a Siren being half woman half fish dates only back into the Middle Ages – in Greek mythology, the Sirens were three dangerous bird-women, portrayed as seductresses who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.

Regardlessly, we stayed with the fishy version of Sirens! ;)

-The Siren’s Song- contains photography props and poses with the following properties:

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(*chanimations “TemptingTreasure”

“Guarded at the end of the Rainbow…”


by (*chanimations

With St. Patrick’s Day upcoming, we followed the rainbow and digged a bit deeper in mythology.. and surprisingly enough, we found a pot of gold indeed, guarded by one of these mystical creatures. “My name is Leprechaun, but for you, MISS Leprechaun that is.” she said with a little bit of demand in her voice, and positioned herself rather provocatively on top of the filled cauldron. Sure enough, when we started our travels we had expected to find this guy with the huge tophat and the large beltbuckles over his long jacket – but not a Leprechaun vamp that made it easy to not want the gold anymore….

So that being said: the set contains photography props and poses with the following properties:

7 (6) POSES (no mod/no transfer):

• (*cauldron_rainbowLean,
• (*cauldron_backLying,
• (*cauldron_floorLying,
• (*cauldron_guard,
• (*cauldron_stomach,
• (*cauldron_stomachSwap
• (*cauldron_stomachSwap (optional)

All POSES are static and come with ‘copy’ rights so you can put them into your posestands or make own poseball arrangements. Due to the nature of this pose series, foot positions look best when wearing high heels!

‘optional’ poses are second versions in case the avatar’s arms vanish in the body or float too high above in air. If neither of them both works for you in a desired fashion, try adjusting your shape slightly for the picture! Arm length is one way to fix it, but you can also try less obvious things like slight prolonging/shortening of the torso or broadening/narrowing of the shoulders.

PROPS (details for use after listing):


PoseProps (rezz)
(copy, no mod/no transfer)
• (*chanimations – “Tempting Treasure” Pot of Gold – 15 PRIMS,
• (*chanimations – “Tempting Treasure” Pot of Gold (w/ground) – 17 PRIMS,
• (*chanimations “TemptingTreasure” multiPoseball – 1 PRIM

(transfer/no copy/no mod)
• (*chanimations – Shamrock&Gold w/veil (chin),
• (*chanimations – large goldCoin (left hand),
• (*chanimations – MagicHat Treasure (right hand)

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(*chanimations “WakingRoses”

“Rising after a longtimes’ Sleep…..”



Another morning, and slowly the fog dissolves, leaving little drops of dew behind, caressing the velvet petals of the waking rose blossoms… -WakingRoses- gives you a little bit of everything: Magic and Fairytale, Sex-Appeal and Burleque, Romance and Dreams – the rosepetals are animated to open it’s blossom along with 9 different poses and gives you 5 color choices and particle option, and contains an update script for free future upgrades should any occur.

Included you’ll find photography props and poses with the following properties:

9 POSES (no mod/no transfer):

• (*roseCrouch,
• (*roseCrouch (opening),
• (*roseCrouch (revealing),
• (*roseKneel (stretch),
• (*roseStand,
• (*roseStand (joy),
• (*roseBallet (base),
• (*roseBallet (high),
• (*roseLay,

All POSES are static and come with ‘copy’ rights so you can put them into your posestands or make own poseball arrangements. (*roseStand has been used with rotation for ‘twine’ within the rose-prop.

PROPS (detailed info to each after listing):

• (*chanimations WakingRoses **MULTICOLOR** – 55 PRIMS (copy/no modify/no transfer)
• (*chanimations WakingRoses **LP** – 38 PRIMS low-prim version (copy/no modify/no transfer)
• (*chanimations “WakingRoses” multiPoseball – 1 PRIM OPTIONAL (copy/no modify/no transfer)
• (*chanimations WakingRoses windupKey (spine) – 34 PRIMS (transfer/no copy/no modify)
• (*chanimations HairRoses – 7 PRIMS (transfer/no copy/no modify)


The rose-blossom is created with sculpted petals and leaves, large enough to hide an avatar inside in its initial states. Included in this set is both a high-prim (55) and low-prim (38) version. Along with the change of its 9 poses, its rosepetals are animated to open the blossom to add a bit of extra magic to your photoshooting or roleplay experience.

If you click the long stem reaching out from underneath the rose (the one branch that is used to hold on when picking ‘twine’ of the pose-menu), you will be given an aditional menu to modify the appearance of your roses:

• choose between 2 ‘velvet’ petal shades, BloodRed and SnowWhite
• choose between 3 ‘wooden’ textures which will give the set a carved appearance,
woodRed, woodAmber, woodenTeal
• add particles to the scenery, or turn them back off
• set permissions who may access the above mentioned options to anyone, group, or owner only. – Default on rez is set to OWNER ONLY.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: with its prim animation you CANNOT shift-copy the prop. If you would like to rezz more than one rose for a photoscene, you will need to rezz each copy from inventory for the animation to work.


The attachments come with (transfer/no copy) settings so you can pass them to your model – or rezz them and position them instead if you’re unsure that they will give it back!


Sit on the rose itself. On first sit a menu pops up allowing you to pick which pose you’d like. By clicking it again when sitting you will receive the menu to change between the poses.


When you sit, speak /1a in open channel for the adjustment menu (it will only work when sitting on it). ‘Postion’ will allow you to move your avatar more forward, backwards, left or right (X and Y) and of course up and down (Z), if needed ‘Rotation’ menu gives you more options.

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


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.


The rose 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. 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:


Most textures for this set are custom created for (*chanimations and deviousMind (except leaves/stems used in velvet colors) – if you find them used by anybody else not connected to us, please inform us! Thank you in advance!


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.

If you notice prims missing when moveing your camera closer to an object, check your Debug Settings for the rendermaxNodeSize – standard of the newer clients is 4096, which can be far too little with very detailed objects and lead to prims disappearing. A value of 6000 can safely be used even with an older computer and will solve this problem.

Last but not least as with everything scripted: Make sure you are in a sim that allows for scripts to run! That’s all you need to know – have fun and emerse in the roleplay!

Special thanks goes to Meadow Cazenove who planted the creative seed for this set and sent our mind on a blooming journey while visualizing it! :-)

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! Or if that’s more convenient, here’s your direct link to xStreet!

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