Can’t be sloppy with Appliers! #InWorldz

So I have been learning all about using appliers these past few weeks. I found the E-VOLVE ones very easy to use, but when it came down to the more complicated Mesh Body, Sapphira… the one & only in InWorldz, I believe. Well I needed a bit of help from the Creator & it took me a while to understand how to use them correctly. Now though its plain sailing… apart from, I have learnt that I need to be more accurate with my layer textures, I have always been a bit sloppy, you know leaving things long & using the system to shorten lengths etc Now its a whole new ball game, my recent designs have pristine layer textures, coz ya just can’t alter them once they are on the Mesh body 😉

I have found renewed inspiration for my designs too, I find myself designing for the Mesh body, I have always loved layers, now I simply adore them. All of my new designs have been created for use with the appliers. It takes a lot more time though, bagging everything up before you can release them. I have loads of new designs waiting, which just need bagging before they can be released.

Life as a creator in any world is not an easy one, but it is so enjoyable

Rosa 😉

You can find all of my latest designs on my Blog or just go shop for them at inIw Marketplace

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Thank God for E-VOLVE @ #InWorldz

So Grateful to Rosie Lavochkin for her E-VOLVE appliers, which I have had in my inventory from year dot I think & only just rediscovered! I can use the appliers on her demo’s… Yayyy. I am still unsure how I process this for outfits which have more than 1 shirt/pants/undies etc But I can now proceed with the E-VOLVE appliers for those outfits which only have 1 shirt/pants/undies 😉

Rosie Lavochkin provides a really great Developers kit for her E-VOLVE appliers for her Mesh Bunz & Breasts, she provides everything that is needed. A Demo that works with the applier, a logo for your posters & clear instructions on How to

Well done Rosie Lavochkin… Other Merchants should take notes

Look out for those outfits with the E-VOLVE appliers… coming shortly

Rosa 😉

Vendors… Multi or old style? #InWorldz

For years I used the 1 prim old style vendors for selling my wares, then about 2yrs ago I went to multi vendors really only for the gifting & discount options that you can offer to customers. I was out shopping a few days ago & had not really noticed this about myself before, but I really only purchase items from 1 prim, old style vendors myself. So it got me thinking (which is often a bad thing lol). I do not like to stand in front of a multi vendor flipping through to find something that I like, sometimes having to wait a while for the photo’s to rez in, so what makes me think that my customers do?

So for the past few days I have built a new store which I am now filling with old style 1 prim vendors, its hard work, I had forgotten that lol. But I am also having the multi vendors around for those who prefer them. It is going to take me a while before I can launch the new store, so my old one is still up & fully stocked with multi vendors filled to the prims with all of my creations 😉

I like how I can display my items in one prim. I like how I can make the store more user friendly with 1 prim vendors. My multi vendors are great… but no matter how I lay them out, you still have to wait a bit for the next page to show the photo’s

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Current Store

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New layout

Time for Reality…

A few months ago I came across a video on youtube which reawakened me in ways I had forgotten, that Video was only 1 from the many freely available. Since that day I have been looking at the world very differently & choosing my thoughts deliberately. This has given me a new lease of life, I have become once more the Woman that I used to be before I allowed heartache to pull me down. Only this time around I understand more, about myself, about my life & what I want in my Life.

I want reality. I have spent far too many years living in a virtual world which, I feel, took me away from the reality of Life. It once brought me joy to spend time in my little world, but it no longer does. I find myself looking around me & thinking I want that. I want a life in the real world, like I used to have.

I have well being, my Health is restoring, I am losing weight & feeling Happier than I have done in years & all because I chose to change my thoughts.

The more I do this though, the more I feel myself distancing from those things I had come to know. The things that got me through some unpleasant years, but also left me stuck in that time, yearning for more but achieving nothing. I felt stale so I became stale. I no longer feel stale, I feel fresh & alive & I want to Live life to the full & feel Joy every day.

I do not want to give up my virtual world entirely, but I am feeling myself not so drawn to it, not logging in unless i have to, not even creating content which once used to sustain me & make me feel worthy.

I feel worthy without doing all of that. I am worthy of so much more.

Right now I am uncertain of my virtual World, but my Real World, is looking & feeling so much brighter to me & I want more of that. I want to walk among nature & feel the sun on my face & breath in fresh air. I want to smile at people & have them smile back. I want to converse with them, laugh with them & feel real joy in my heart.

Life is Wonderful, go outside & enjoy it

Rosa 😉

Meshing around in Inworldz

Mesh has finally come to Inworldz!

Mesh is completely new for me, I had worn it in SL, but didn’t really know that much about it. Now I am learning super fast! lol. There is so much that goes into it, I don’t just mean the creating, its all the rigging & weighting you have to learn. I began a few months back learning Blender… boy is that an experience! I am comfortable with the interface now & I keep a handy list around for reference. I made a couple of simple skirts, which I had thought were correct they were nothing special, but I had created them. I uploaded these to Inworldz when Mesh was activated & although they moved with my Avatar it was clear that they did not deform as they were supposed to do with the deformer having been added to the IWv2 Viewer. I tried several ways, I didn’t even know if I was uploading them correctly. Then I came across some free meshes, I uploaded a few, still the same they just were not deforming. A friend then took a look at them & uploaded them to see what was going on… apparently they were old files & the rigging was off slightly & that was why they did not deform.

Luckily I was able to open them in Blender 2.67 & I began to re rig them, following the tutorials I had been using to learn how to make mesh clothing. I uploaded the newly rigged files & hey presto… they worked with the deformer… hurray! I thought, but oh… why are they distorting the new textures I had made, they hadn’t done that before… and here is where I quickly had to learn all about weighting.. until I get that right I wouldn’t even begin to release them.

It is a trial & error which is how I learnt to do all I can do anyway.

Right now I am trying out different ways to weight the mesh so that they move perfectly on the avatar without breaking or distorting my textures. Texturing them is really quite simple, a lot easier than texturing a sculptie I have found. I am enjoying learning this new skill, I just had not realised how much work was involved… no wonder they charge so much for Mesh content in SL. It certainly makes you appreciate the expense once you know exactly what is involved behind every item of mesh clothing.

There is good Mesh & bad mesh & I want to only make good Mesh, so Watch this space 😉

Happy Meshing!
Rosa 😉

Freebie Station @ Cactus Flats

As the debate over Freebies on IDI goes on, I thought I would introduce my own Freebie station.

I had a corner on my region that I hadn’t done anything much with, so I have now turned that into Freebie Station. Any Resident is free to come along & take up a vendor or 2, place your Freebie box within & paste your logo/poster on the front, then set the vendor to copy or contents before setting for sale again.

The shop is just a box shop, nothing fancy.

There is a group Join & Info there along with a LM Giver which you can take a copy of to place at your own business

Rosa 😉

Bargain Hunters Monthly

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Welcome to the Bargain Hunters 48 Hour Monthly Sale List for JUNE, you will find listed here all the Merchants participating in this months sale.
Happy Shopping 🙂

SALE starts at midnight last day of this month and runs for 48 HOURS until midnight on 2ND OF THE MONTH.
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1.
Bad Kitty Region ~ Bad Kitty

Chirpy Chaise – sculpted chaise with a selection of animations for adults
{Sale price 75 izzies}

2.
HeartSong Medieval & Fantasy Supplies Region ~ Dun Ard

Sale Item #1
Dreamcatcher – This is a 3-D prim object, not just a flat texture. Modeled after the one hanging in my RL house.
Copy/no mod/no transfer
75 iz (normally 150)

Sale Item #2
3 Hook Wall Mounted Coat Rack – Stencilled wood with fancy metal details. Also makes a nice plant hanger.
Copy/no mod/no transfer
40 iz (normally 85)

3.
Ro!Act Designs Region ~ CorrAri
Owner: Ariana Monaron
Type of store: texture store
IWURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/CorrAri/214/95/2003

Item on sale: Steampunk Grunge Gear Textures Set 1
Original price: 199Iz
Sale price: 75Iz

Item on sale: Bows Alpha Textures
Original price: 199Iz
Sale price: 75Iz

Item on sale: Bushy Fantasy Tree Branches Alpha Textures
Original price: 199Iz
Sale price: 75Iz

4.
Old Mill Garden gallery Region ~ Mille (174, 140, 38)

From the Old Mill Garden Gallery this month we have on sale 3 small nightstands and thier accompanying decorator items. Touch to open the draws and they are copiable. Priced at 70 izzies each (including the decorator knick knacks) they are a bargain.

Enjoy your bargain hunting shopping!

5.
Hues – art gallery Region ~ Timeless (248, 204, 23)

Hues of Ferrator is proud to offer a monthly bargin of a Bamboo Fountain
The Bamboo Fountain is a beautiful and peaceful addition to either or your home and garden..

6.
Sophia Fashion Region ~ Sophia Fashions (175, 47, 22)

50 Iz!

7.
K Fiorell Region ~ Jewelle, Nemesis (136, 166, 22)
Usual price – Iz 219
Sale price – Iz 75

8.
Button Moon Region ~ Triton (205, 144, 22)

Price: 75Iz

9.
Max Creations~ by Sabrina Region ~ Walden (67, 73, 1501)

Cute halter top with matching side zip mini skirt
– 50 izzies

Dressy is a lovely top and matching slacks for that dressy feeling in us
– 50 izzines

Jinny is a pair of black shorts with a full length top – 50 izzies

10.
Jewelry by Timeless Designs Region ~ Lakeside (60, 61, 27)

We’re going elegant this month – The Pearl Effect in Gold is an elegant and delicate design, perfect for those low cut gowns around InWorldz. Copyable version with resizable script for the perfect fit.
Bargain Hunters price 75
Regular price 350

11.
Deviant Designs Region ~ Deviant Island (118, 127, 22)

Ladies Glasses – Color and texture change fashion glasses
{Sale price 75 izzies}

Fantasia Shoes – Sculpted pumps exclusive for Bargain Hunters
{Sale price 75 izzies}

12.
EBDesign Region ~ Claremont Estates X (115, 43, 22)

Price 75 Iz’s later 500 Iz’s

Price 75 Iz’s later 250 Iz’s

Price 75 Iz’s later 200 Iz’s

13.
JAS FASHIONS Region ~ Phoenix Rising (110, 143, 3503)

ALL PRICED AT 75 iz’s

14.
VENUS FASHIONS Region ~ Lakeside (140, 62, 22)

For the Boys we have Hair on sale @ $50 izs

For the Girls we have a Lingerie Set on sale @ $75 izs wear as lingerie or mix with shorts or jeans.

15.
Wind River Homes & Furniture Region ~ Dreamwalker (57, 202, 2002)
Aqua Suede Armchair w/ 2 sits (in pillows)
Sale Item price: $75 Iz (reg. $250 Iz)

16.
Teal’s Garden Shop Region ~ Dreamwalker (223, 213, 22)
Trellis with White Roses
Sale Item price: $50 Iz (reg. $250 Iz )

17.
Wolf-Tek for Tinies Region ~ Dreamdancer (161, 216, 23)
Tiny Jellybean Submabean – NOTE : FOR TINY AVATARS ONLY
Sale Item price : I’z$ 75 (regular price I’z$ 550)

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This concludes our sale for this month, List for next months sale will be sent out at the end of this month.
Thank you for taking part in the sale we hope you picked up some great bargains….. stayed turned for our next Sale List , tell your friends to join the group so they get the sale list and grab themselves a bargain.