Friday, October 19, 2018

false idols

See the full resolution version on my Flickr.

Hey, all! Guess what time it is? I'll give you a little hint: It's written on my choker.

If you said, "Gee, Nadja, it's the 19th of the month and there seems to be some K-Pop motif going on, so the HARAJUKU Event that's opening tomorrow must be K-Pop," then you'd be right on the money! (Not to mention reading my mind.) October's round features a bunch of the same awesome designers from the first round like ERSCH and MUSU, some of my favorite brands that are making their HARAJUKU Event debut (namely, Boataom and OLQINU), as well as a few up-and-coming brands that you may just end up following on Flickr.

The venue opens to the public on October 20th at 11 AM SLT. Keep reading below for details about my awesome finds from the event and your taxi to the event!

Body

Head Applier - TRES BEAU :: GENUS AALIYAH (NEUTRAL YELLOW) :: For Genus Project only. HUD includes eyebrow and no-brow options. Also includes shape and eyebrow shape (not shown).
Mesh Head - GENUS Project :: Genus Bento Head v1.1 - Mocap :: Bento and Omega compatible. Currently in beta.
Body Applier - STUDIO EXPOSURE :: MAITREYA PETIT BODY SKIN ALL TONES :: Pack includes Maitreya and Omega appliers, each in 15 tones with 5 breast options (Natural, Push Up, Sagging, Sexy, Silicone).
Mesh Body - Maitreya :: Lara 4.1 :: Includes classic and bento hands.
Eyes - [MUDSKIN] :: ROBOTICA LENS # 6 :: @ Panic of Pumpkin in Okinawa 2018. Includes Catwa and Lelutka appliers and mesh lenses.
Hairbase Applier - Tableau Vivant :: Ponylicious! - Catwa HB pack II RARE :: Gacha prize (L$75/play). Pack includes Omega appliers optimized for Catwa in 2 styles and 6 natural colors each. Style D is shown.
Hair - Moon :: Hair. // - BUY ALL - Ethereal :: MM prize (no group needed). Includes rigged and unrigged versions and a fatpack of 9 texture change HUDs. The Ombres HUD is shown.
Eye Shadow - [LeLuck] :: NeonCity Eyeliner Vivian :: @ HARAJUKU Event (October 2018). Includes Catwa and Omega appliers with 6 colors each (teal, red, pink, purple, green, orange).
Lipgloss - [MUDSKIN] :: UNIQUE LIP SET # 2 (GENUS) :: L$99 @ Kustom9 (October 2018). HUD includes lipgloss in 4 darkness levels. Appliers for Catwa, LAQ, and Lelutka are sold separately.
Nail Applier - alaskametro <3 :: "Cosmos" nail art appliers :: L$75. Pack includes manicure and pedicure appliers for Maitreya, Omega, and Slink in 30 patterns. The Maitreya appliers also have 6 "mix" options that allows you to wear different textures of the same color scheme (green, pink, aurora, white, blue, purple) on each nail.

Clothing

Top - ERSCH :: Sailor Top MAITREYA Hotpink :: L$99 @ HARAJUKU Event (October 2018). For Maitreya only. Pack includes version with white text/logo and version with black text/logo.
Choker - .Swan. :: K Pop Collar :: @ HARAJUKU Event (October 2018). Resizable via script.
Earrings - PRISM STUDIO :: FLAME earrings :: @ HARAJUKU Event (October 2018). Resizable via script. Includes color change HUD with 5 flame colors (orange, purple, green, pink, blue) and 2 metal colors (silver, gold)
Soda - DownDownDown :: HwFloat_Cream(chemical) :: Gacha prize (L$40/play) @ Panic of Pumpkin in Okinawa 2018. Fully modifiable.

Pose & Decor

Pose - Fashiowl Poses :: Pop - 2 :: @ HARAJUKU Event (October 2018). Part of "Pop" pose set, which includes 10 bento poses and a pose stand.
Backdrop - OLQINU :: fabulous vision <cube backdrop [wings]> :: Gacha prize (L$50/play) @ HARAJUKU Event (October 2018). Fully modifiable. 5 land impact.
Korean Sign - OLQINU :: fabulous vision <symbol [dreams come true]> :: Gacha prize (L$50/play) @ HARAJUKU Event (October 2018). Fully modifiable. Includes a texture change HUD with 2 colors (silver, gold). 3 land impact.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

bilquis

See the full resolution version on my Flickr; details are on my photo blog.

Body

Head Applier - FLESH :: Catwa&Omega // Monique - No.8 :: HUD includes eyebrow and no-brow options. Works with Catwa and any Omega-enabled head. Tones No.7, No.9, and No.10 are also available.
Mesh Head & Eyes - Catwa :: Catya v3.2 :: Bento.
Body Applier - FLESH :: Female Soft Body - No.8 - Omega :: Includes censored (no nipples/genitals) and uncensored versions with 3 breast shading options each (small, medium, large).
Mesh Body - Maitreya :: Lara 4.1 :: Includes classic and Bento hands.
Eye Applier - ANATOMY :: Coagulated Eyes :: Free Poison Me Hunt prize @ CUREMORE. Includes mesh eyes and Omega appliers. 
Hair - Lamb :: Boyish - Variety Pack :: Collabor88 (October 2018). Includes 2 rigged sizes , a texture change HUD featuring 10 natural tones, and a style HUD with 2 lengths (short, long) and optional hair strands.
Facial Veins - YOME SHOUJO :: make - BLOOD VESSEL :: Free Trick or Treat Hunt prize @ Panic of Pumpkin in Okinawa 2018 (opening October 12th @ 8 AM SLT). For Catwa only. HUD includes 6 styles. Style 3 is shown.
Nosebleed - Tamagosenbei :: Animated Nose Drip Pack :: Panic of Pumpkin in Okinawa 2018. Pack includes animated mesh nasal discharge in 3 colors (blood, blue, green) and a bloody nose applier for Omega.
Nail Applier - 51pa :: blood nail maitreya :: L$50 @ Panic of Pumpkin in Okinawa 2018. For Maitreya only. Set includes 3 palettes (black/red, yellow, purple).

Clothing

Dress - ALTAIR* :: teresa outfit set .red. :: Panic of Pumpkin in Okinawa 2018. Maitreya sizing only. Set includes dress, matching collar (not shown), matching gloves (not shown), and a pink crown (not shown).
Earrings, Choker, and Chest Wound - Project K :: Blood Dripping Set (UNISEX) :: Panic of Pumpkin in Okinawa 2018. Set includes fully modifiable earrings, choker (in female and male sizing), and dripping blood.
Hat - 6DOO :: baby devil hat :: Panic of Pumpkin in Okinawa 2018. Fully modifiable. Includes texture change HUD with 6 colors (light flesh, dark flesh, red, white, teal, black). 
Arrows - anxiety :: + SEMPITERNAL [Sanctuary] Arrows  :: Gacha prize (L$75/play) The Arcade (October 2018). Fully modifiable.
Scepter - cinphul :: koronary [sceptre:gold] [IWH: exclusive] :: Free prize @ Ironwood Hills: Haunting. Set includes scepter in 3 metal colors (gold, silver, tungsten).
Rings - Kotolier :: Magi BENTO Ring :: Panic of Pumpkin in Okinawa 2018. Maitreya sizing only. Includes texture change HUD with 6 colors for each gem and 3 metal options for each band.
Halo - anxiety :: + SEMPITERNAL [Sanctuary] Halo GOLD  :: Gacha prize (L$75/play) The Arcade (October 2018). Fully modifiable.

Pose & Decor

Pose & Skull - Le Poppycock :: *My Sweet* Quasar Hunt Prize :: Free Quasar Hunt prize. Set includes pose file and prop skull, which triggers pose when worn. The skull is color changeable via script.
Backdrop - The Weekend Ruiner :: pew pew :: Group gift (L$300 join fee). Fully modifiable. 14 land impact. 
Chair - anxiety :: + SEMPITERNAL [The Father's Chair] :: Free Poison Me Hunt prize @ CUREMORE. Set includes separate chair and footrest (not shown).  Includes 8 animated sits. Fully modifiable. 16 land impact.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

death's doorstep

See the full resolution version on my Flickr.

Body

Head Applier - FLESH :: Catwa&Omega // Kass - No.3 :: HUD includes eyebrow and no-brow options. Works with Catwa and any Omega-enabled head. Tones No.2, No.4, and No.5 are also available.
Mesh Head & Eyes - Catwa :: Lona v3.2 :: Bento.
Body Applier - FLESH :: Female Soft Body - No.3 - Omega :: Includes censored (no nipples or genitals) and uncensored versions with 3 breast shading options each (small, medium, large).
Mesh Body - Maitreya :: Lara 4.1 :: Includes classic and Bento hands.
Eye Applier - {S0NG} :: Hex Eyes **Fatpack** :: HARAJUKU Event (September 2018). Pack includes mesh lenses, system eyes, and Catwa appliers in 16 colors. Red is shown.
Eyebrows - auNaturel :: Kimchi Brows - ALL :: Pack includes Catwa, Genus Project, Lelutka, and Omega appliers in 5 colors (black, dark brown, light brown, blonde, tintable) and 2 styles (defined, soft) each. Defined black brows are shown.
Eyeshadow - IDDTY :: Nippon Eyeshadow [Pack 1] :: @ NEO JAPAN (September 2018). For Catwa only. HUD includes 6 colors (black, gold, beige, brown, red, light pink). 
Eyelash Applier - auNaturel :: Sleepy Eyelashes - ALL :: L$99. Pack includes black and tintable lashes for Catwa, Lelutka, Akeruka Deluxe, and Omega (optimized for Genus Project).
Hair - VCO :: HAIR_SATURN . RARE :: Gacha prize (L$75/play). Includes a texture change HUD with 8 natural tones. Hair is resizable via script.
Nails - Tamagosenbei :: Maitreya Bento Broken Nails Pack :: @ Panic of Pumpkin in Okinawa 2018 (opening October 12th). Pack includes bloody and plain versions for each hand. Bloody is shown.

Clothing

Dress - {KIUKIU} & Xuxu :: Stitches GACHA // RARE A [maitreya] :: Gacha prize (L$65/play) @ HARAJUKU Event (September 2018). Includes color change HUD with 4 color schemes (black, blue, red, purple). 
Socks - Insomnia Angel :: Lolita high Socks [GG] :: Group gift (L$500 join fee). For Maitreya only. Includes texture change HUD with 2 lace colors, 8 sock colors, 8 ruffle colors, and 9 gem colors.
Collar - GENUS Project :: Blood Descent /VINTAGE COLLAR/ RARE :: Gacha prize (L$75/play) @ The Arcade (October 2018). Set includes rigged and unrigged versions and a texture change HUD with 12 fabric patterns/colors, 12 collar patterns/colors, 6 gem colors, and 3 metal colors.
Cat - HEXtraordinary :: Nope Cat - Spooky Nope :: Gacha prize (L$50/play) The Arcade (October 2018). Animated and resizable. Can also be rezzed (3 land impact).

Pose & Decor

Backdrop - The Weekend Ruiner :: really needs a title :: Group gift (L$300 join fee). Fully modifiable. 17 land impact. 
Pose, Stool, and Butterflies - Le Poppycock :: *Necromantic* Grim Anthem :: Gacha prize (L$69/play) @ Pose Fair (October 2018). Set includes pose file, wearable stool, wearable butterflies, wearable violin (not shown), and  wearable violin bow (not shown). Equipping the violin also triggers the pose.
Floating Cat - HEXtraordinary :: Nope Floats - Witchy :: Gacha prize (L$50/play) The Arcade (October 2018). Animated and resizable. 6 land imapct. Can also be worn.
Sitting Cat - HEXtraordinary :: Nope Cat - Count Nopecula :: Gacha prize (L$50/play) The Arcade (October 2018). Animated and resizable. 5 land impact. Can also be worn.
Red Sparks - {anc} :: leaping sparks {red}// animated :: Animated. Completely modifiable. Speed, direction, and rotation can be controlled via script. 1 land impact. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

helplessness blues

See the full resolution version on my Flickr; details are on my photo blog.

Because a bunch of you on Facebook asked about the settings I use for my raw portraits in the Black Dragon viewer, I created a Dropbox folder containing XML files for my graphics settings and my custom windlight, as well as screenshots that show what extra rendering feature settings I use. (The extra rendering settings window can be toggled on/off by pressing the F1 key on your keyboard.) Refer to the instructional text file in the folder for directions on how to install the XML files and load them within the viewer.

In the picture above, I use the same settings as described in the instructional text file. One things I love about Black Dragon is the amount of control you get over the shadows. Although I love Firestorm and still use it as my default viewer, I find that the shadow settings fail to produce consistent results, and I've never been able to get as sharp, well-defined shadows as I do in Black Dragon. For this picture, I set both the shadow Blur Size and Distance Closest very low. 

However, if you want a more subtle, hazy effect like in my triptych shots, try cranking Blur Size up all the way and setting Distance Closest to a value around 25.

Please note that you will need to use projectors and enable materials on your mesh head to achieve the same effect pictured above using my windlight. The windlight has a very low Scene Gamma value (around 1.00), and the Sun/Moon color is set to a dark taupe color; these values are what make the shadows really pop. In this particular picture, I'm wearing Lelutka's facelight, and I rezzed two projectors on either side of my head: one that gives off a cyan light, and another that gives off a bright orange light. For a great tutorial about using projectors in Second Life, check out anya ohmai's YouTube tutorial series.

Happy experimenting, all! 

Nadjanator's Black Dragon Resources - Dropbox


Avatar Credits

Head Applier - Colivati Beauty :: Custom Skin (see my blog post for details).
Mesh Head & Eyes - Lelutka :: Chloe 3.0 :: Bento.
Body Applier - Colivati Beauty :: Maitreya Applier - Tone 4 :: HUD includes two breast options (natural, cleavage).
Mesh Body - Maitreya :: Lara 4.1 :: Includes classic and bento-enabled hands.
Eye Applier - Avi-Glam :: Delicate Eyes - Fatpack :: Pack includes mesh eyes with a comprehensive control HUD and appliers for Catwa and Omega. 6 tones are included (black, dark brown, hazel, green, blue, and gray).
Hair - tram :: H0906 hair / HUD-A :: @ Hair Fair 2018 (Blondes Sim). Includes texture change HUD with 10 natural colors and their roots. Resizable via script.
Hairbase - Tableau Vivant :: Lelutka Hairbase 01 :: Omega compatible (but optimized for Lelutka heads). Pack includes 5 hairbase styles in 6 colors each (white, blonde, red, brown, dark brown, black). Style C is shown.
Eyelash Applier - auNaturel :: Sleepy Eyelashes - ALL :: L$99. Pack includes black and tintable lashes for Catwa, Lelutka, Akeruka Deluxe, and Omega (optimized for Genus Project).
Hoodie - BONOBO by Sallie :: Today's Light Coat (mait beta) - khaki :: Includes Belleza (male), Maitreya, Signature, and Slink (male) sizing and a color change HUD for the hoodie with 14 options.
Leaves - Persefona :: Floating Leaves (green & soft rose) :: L$70. Pack includes 2 styles. Resizable via script.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

triptych

See the full resolution version on my Flickr; details are on my photo blog.

Credits

Head Applier - Colivati Beauty :: Custom Skin (see my blog post for details).
Mesh Head & Eyes - Lelutka :: Chloe 3.0 :: Bento.
Body Applier - Colivati Beauty :: Maitreya Applier - Tone 4 :: HUD includes two breast options (natural, cleavage).
Mesh Body - Maitreya :: Lara 4.1 :: Includes classic and bento-enabled hands.
Eye Applier - Avi-Glam :: Delicate Eyes - Fatpack :: Pack includes mesh eyes with a comprehensive control HUD and appliers for Catwa and Omega. 6 tones are included (black, dark brown, hazel, green, blue, and gray).
Hair - [monso] :: My Hair - Yumi / Black & White :: Collabor88 (September 2018). Includes texture HUD with 8 greyscale options, 8 root options, 8 ombre options, and optional materials. Resizable via HUD.
Hairbase - Tableau Vivant :: Lelutka Hairbase 01 :: Omega compatible (but optimized for Lelutka heads). Pack includes 5 hairbase styles in 6 colors each (white, blonde, red, brown, dark brown, black). Style C is shown.
Eyelash Applier - auNaturel :: Sleepy Eyelashes - ALL :: L$99. Pack includes black and tintable lashes for Catwa, Lelutka, Akeruka Deluxe, and Omega (optimized for Genus Project).
Tattoo - Fallen Gods Inc. :: Blessed Exclusive, Aether :: Gift of Inspiration (awarded for playing the gacha 20 times) @ Gachaland (April 2018). No longer available. Includes two versions (Blessed by the North, Blessed by the South) as system layers and Omega appliers.
Hair Flower - eliavah :: Nightbloom Hairpin :: Includes texture change HUD with 9 flower colors (white/lavender, white, black, pink, blue, purple/white, orange, red, green), 7 gem colors, and 9 metal colors.