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Complete avatar, forest elf Gweyr, updated!

Deluxe Body Factory by Lutricias Luxuries in Second Life.

Originally published on Deluxe Body Factory by Lutricias Luxuries in Second Life by Lutricia Roux.

Complete avatar Gweyr from Deluxe Body Factory skins in Second Life, now includes rigged mesh hair and Omega appliers!

Complete avatar, forest elf Gweyr, has been updated to version 3.0! The updated version includes all of the following:

  • 2 skins (w/o eyebrows) [copy]
  • 2 omega skin head and body applier HUDs (w/o eyebrows) [copy]
  • 1 modifiable shape [modify, copy]
  • 1 blonde hair, rigged mesh [copy]
  • 1 pair of pointy elf ears [copy]
  • 1 set of alpha layer to hide the regular ears [copy]
  • 1 pair of rigged mesh feet [copy]
  • 1 shoe base for mesh feet [copy]
  • 1 set of alpha layer for the mesh feet [copy]
  • 1 ivy dress from both rigged mesh and flexible prims [copy / modify, copy]
  • 1 undershirt for the ivy dress [copy]
  • 1 set of underpants for the ivy dress [copy]
  • 1 omega applier for the dress [copy]

Extra!
Basic animation override (AO) including 1 walk, 2 stool sits, 1 ground sit (belly lay), 1 underwater swim

Shop online at Second Life marketplace  or visit us inworld Second Life.

The complete avatar in the picture is wearing Catwa mesh head Jessica and SLINK mesh body, using the Omega appliers and mesh feet included, perfect fit! Please note, Slink body and Catwa head is not included.

For those of you that already owns this avatar, please visit our redelivery terminal inworld Second Life to claim your updated version. Previous updated complete avatars – check out this post (Mermaid and Lady of the Forest).

Enjoy!

The post Complete avatar, forest elf Gweyr, updated! appeared first on Deluxe Body Factory by Lutricias Luxuries in Second Life.

Visit http://www.lutriciasluxuries.eu/2016/07/16/complete-avatar-forest-elf-gweyr-updated/ for original news posting.

Grace Mannequin Avatar – Abstract

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Grace Mannequin Avatar - Abstract

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Grace Mannequin Avatar – stars

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Grace Mannequin Avatar - stars

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Avatar Rendering Complexity feature in Secondlife

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Linden Labs has incorporated a new feature with the new updated Secondlife viewer.  From what I read in the Firestorm group, this feature will also be implemented in the next Firestorm update.

What is Avatar Rendering Complexity?

Avatar Rendering Complexity is a numerical score representing how difficult it is to draw an avatar, ranging from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands. It is affected by your avatar’s shape, clothing, and attachments. Since avatars are some of the most visually detailed objects in Second Life, avatars with complexity scores at the upper end of the range can severely impact performance of the Second Life Viewer. Being aware of your own complexity and that of those around you can be an important part of managing the performance of your viewer and how your avatar affects the performance of other Second Life Residents.

How can I determine the complexity of my avatar?

Whenever you change what your avatar is wearing, or add or remove one of your avatar’s attachments (Any object in your inventory can be attached to your avatar and worn as part of an outfit. Examples of attachments include customized hair, jewelry, shoes, weapons, and other accessories. Attachments may contain scripts, but they do not count against a land parcel’s object limit.), a small notice appears in the upper right corner of your screen to tell you your avatar’s new complexity value.

Hint: Removing attachments from your avatar

To remove an attachment from your avatar, find it in your inventory, right-click it, and select Detach From Yourself. Objects worn by your avatar appear in bold text in your inventory along with a note showing where each object is attached. You can also right-click directly on the object and select Detach.

If you don’t mind that other Residents may not see your avatar and you wish to stop receiving these notices, you can disable the message Warn me if my avatar complexity may be too high in the Notifications tab of the Preferences window, which may be accessed by choosing Me > Preferences.

Why are some avatars solid colors and what is a JellyDoll?

Avatars can be rendered as solid-colored silhouettes (a special form of impostor we call a JellyDoll) if they exceed the avatar complexity threshold set by the Maximum Avatar Complexity slider in the Advanced Graphics Preferences window.  This greatly reduces that amount of work your computer must perform in order to draw complex avatars, resulting in improved performance.

The default value of Maximum complexity is determined by your computer’s specifications and what graphics level you choose, but can be adjusted manually in the Advanced Graphics Preferences window:

  1. Open the Preferences window by choosing Me > Preferences from the top menu bar.
  2. Click the Graphics tab of the preferences window.
  3. Click the Advanced Settings button to open the Advanced Graphics Preferences window.
  4. In the Avatar section of the Advanced Graphics Preferences window, adjust the Maximum Avatar Complexity slider to your preferred threshold.  You may move the slider all the way to the right to make the threshold unlimited.

There are other uncommon factors that can cause an avatar to be rendered as a JellyDoll.

How can I examine complexity values?

You can view the complexity scores of avatars around you by activating a feature from the Advanced menu.  To use this feature, choose Advanced > Performance Tools > Show avatar complexity information from the top menu bar.

This displays three values as floating text above each avatar:

  • Complexity – The numerical complexity score of the avatar.
  • Rank –  How close the avatar is to your camera. The closest is “1”, next closest is “2”, etc…
  • Attachment surface area, in square meters – This value can, uncommonly, cause an avatar to be shown as a JellyDoll.

Each value is color coded from green to red to indicate how it relates to your own limits (values well under your limit are green, values at or over your limit are shown as red and may be in bold font). Values shown in gray are ones for which you have no limit, such as the complexity score of your own avatar.

This feature does not tell you how the complexity of your avatar relates to the limits set by those around you.  There is no absolute “good” or “bad” value for complexity; just a relationship between each avatar’s complexity and the limits of those who are viewing it at any one time.

How can I reduce lag while still drawing other avatars?

You can reduce the performance impact of complex avatars without resorting to JellyDolls. The setting Max. # of non-impostors controls the number of avatars nearest to your camera that will be fully rendered; any avatars beyond that number will be drawn as an Impostor. An impostor is drawn with fewer lighting and texture effects, making them look less realistic (some people describe it as looking like a cardboard cutout). Impostors are also updated less frequently, which means their animations will not look as smooth as a fully rendered avatar.

Drawing more distant avatars as impostors does not improve performance as dramatically as the maximum complexity threshold, but looks better because the impostor avatars retain their visual appearance rather than becoming a solid-colored JellyDoll. You can use both methods together by setting your maximum complexity threshold fairly high, so that it affects only the most expensive avatars, while setting the maximum number of non-impostors so that only avatars nearest you are drawn in full 3D detail.

To access the Max. # of non-impostors slider:

  1. Choose Me > Preferences from the top menu bar.
  2. Click the Graphics tab on the Preferences window.
  3. Click the Advanced Settings button in the Graphics tab to open the Advanced Graphics Preferences window.
  4. Find and adjust the Max. # of non-impostors slider in the Avatar section.

 

Visit https://zedsensations.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/avatar-rendering-complexity-feature-in-secondlife/ for original news posting.

New: Ursel Gown (Standard Avatar)

News | Chopard Couture.

The plein beauty of this dress presents the lady in an indescribably elegance!

With this gown a woman is always perfectly dressed.

This package includes:

  • Ursel Gown Pants
  • Ursel Gown Prim Skirt 1
  • Ursel Gown Prim Skirt 2
  • Ursel Gown Prim Top

Available as of now at new Chopard Couture Main Store on Fashion Island:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20Island/198/91/33

and at the Marketplace:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Chopard-Couture-Ursel-Gown/9217495

Chopard Couture Ursel Gown Pic

Visit http://www.chopardcouture.com/news/new-ursel-gown-standard.html for original news posting.

“This is Who I Am”: Why a Woman With Parkinson’s Sees Both Her SL Avatar & Her Physical Body as Real (Excerpt, Coming of Age in Second Life)

Creations For Parkinsons.

Fran Serenade Parkinsons Second Life

Coming of Age in Second Life, the award-winning book by anthropologist Tom Boellstorff, now has a second edition with a new preface, and it tells the inside story of Fran, a woman with Parkinson’s who’s reported significant physical recovery from using Second Life. I was fortunate to first learn about Fran in 2013 from Tom, and even luckier that he’s letting me run a related excerpt from his book: ..

http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2015/09/parkinsons-second-life-tom-boellstorff.html

 

Visit https://creationspark.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/this-is-who-i-am-why-a-woman-with-parkinsons-sees-both-her-sl-avatar-her-physical-body-as-real-excerpt-coming-of-age-in-second-life/ for original news posting.

!!! Karla Boutique !!! Victoria Punk mesh – compatible: mesh body Maitreya, Belleza, Classic Avatar

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!!! Karla Boutique !!! Victoria Punk mesh - compatible: mesh body Maitreya, Belleza, Classic Avatar

GIFT DOLLARBIE for "THIRD LIFE" Group free
( ACTIVE THIRD LIFE GROUP and PAY 1L for the GIFT )
" VICTORIA PUNK "

maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Primavera/249/233/1501

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MIAMAI:: MUSHI AVATAR

MIAMAI :: Fashion House.

MIAMAI:: MUSHI AVATAR
The Gacha Garden, February 1 – March 1

Miamai is in the February round of The Gacha Garden bringing the cute and magical to you with Mushi! Mushi are little mesh Pixie Avatars with big eyes, pointed ears, cute little tails, and wearing a mushroom hat. The Mushi Avatars are so adorable you will want to collect them all! I am not kidding they are that cute! Transform into an enchanted pixie and celebrate the magic of SL! The Mushi Avatars are 100% original Miamai Mesh, No Mod, No Copy, Yes Transfer, Materials, and only 50L per play! *Dry clean only!

Miamai_Mushi Avatar_The Gatcha Garden_key [4020857]

8 commons
4 rares

SEED OF INSPIRATION ITEM: Mushi Pixie Buddies! Cute little Pixies to sit on your shoulder or stand on your head! These items can only be received by playing the gacha 20 times. These are not a rare or won by chance because they are a gift from Miamai to the gacha player. These Seed of Inspiration items are no copy/yes transfer just like a regular gacha item and after the event will be retired never to be sold again. This is your only chance to get these exclusive Mushi Pixie Buddies by MIAMAI!

Miamai_Mushi Buddy_The Gatcha Garden_SOI_AD [4020858]

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Gacha%20Garden/185/70/23

Every time a player does 20 pulls on a single machine they receive a special gift called a “Seed of Inspiration” along with the 20 gachas they would normally win.”

How To Play – http://www.thegachagarden.com/howtoplay

Visit https://miamaisl.com/2016/02/01/miamai-mushi-avatar/ for original news posting.

Snowpaws – Grace Mannequin Avatar – Truchet

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Snowpaws - Grace Mannequin Avatar -  Truchet

A new direction for Snowpaws – sort of!

Snowpaws is proud to introduce the Grace Mannequin Mesh Avatar! Available in five versions. White and Smoke, with a lovely specular shine, and three wildly patterned options Blue Petal, Droplet and Truchet.

Grace comes in two varieties, with hands attached and with no hands on the main body and separate hands so you can move and pose them in a variety of ways. Both body styles come in five different sizes. Full body alpha layer provided.

Fat pack and free demo available.

Visit https:[email protected]/24958882581/ for original news posting.

Snowpaws – Grace Mannequin Avatar – Blue Petal

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Snowpaws - Grace Mannequin Avatar - Blue Petal

A new direction for Snowpaws – sort of!

Snowpaws is proud to introduce the Grace Mannequin Mesh Avatar! Available in five versions. White and Smoke, with a lovely specular shine, and three wildly patterned options Blue Petal, Droplet and Truchet.

Grace comes in two varieties, with hands attached and with no hands on the main body and separate hands so you can move and pose them in a variety of ways. Both body styles come in five different sizes. Full body alpha layer provided.

Fat pack and free demo available.

Visit https:[email protected]/24958882451/ for original news posting.

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