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Pussycat Catnap

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  1. Going through my male alt recently and tried the lelutka head on him. Lelutka's new 2.5 update uses this supposed 'new standard' for neck connections. The one that Maitreya calls 'Type 1'. Supposed to be some universal thing I guess all the head and body folks met and hashed out or whatever (I don't know why it's a standard for them if it's also completely new). My male alt had Belleza Jake - which is not party to this standard. He also had Adam which - I don't even know if that exists anymore. This has me thinking - what are the current mesh body brands for male avatars?
  2. Honestly this is why I near stopped buying from major brands about two years back (I get maybe 1 or 2 items a year to fill in something like "need that boot style") and started buying full perms kits only. Full perm kits are priced - often cheaper than "fatpacks"... and Gimp is free. For my furry look on the other hand, I do buy from furry merchants because that stuff is mod. And again... Gimp is free.
  3. I'm not a fan of Legacy but the 'shared those files' thing is very much an honorable deed worth remembering. I will note that the fit I am currently seeing between Lelutka Evo 2.5 and Maitreya 5.3 in 'Type 1, button 0' is the best neck fit I've had on a mesh body / head connect. They seem made to go together.
  4. Turns out these three are head only skins, and the body skin they're sold for is a closed shop under -remodel-. So when it comes back - it might lack comparability with third party folks like this brand.
  5. SL User: Help, my bits are broken in XYZ fashion and I can't get them to look right! Human Body CSR 7 of 9 the brand is paying for dealing with some no-mod part: Ok, read that notecard, on line 273 where it says to click the 75 different things in the HUD in this order, and enter these values, then... wear this other HUD, then this applier, then... detach it and move it to this attachment point, then... contact me again tomorrow for the next steps. Furry Body CSR the brand doesn't pay a dime to because who the heck needs a CSR: Sod-off and edit yourself noob, the thing is mod.
  6. To add to this note. I mean by that to use the actual 'default transparency' texture found in the library. NOT setting transparent to 100 in edit or with a HUD. Make an applier and actually apply that library texture. Why that one? Because it's basically a super small texture that is EVERYWHERE in SL. If you log in you've already cached that sucker... so use the heck out of it. That's my thinking and I put it all over the place on my land and when I edit things on my avatar that I have control over and want to hide a part of.
  7. Sheer and absolute stupidity on the part of content creators. They think it helps with security - it doesn't. They think it helps with support requests - it doesn't. If anything it increases them as people struggle to fix an issue. I have a LOT of rigged moddable items - it's a blessing when I have them. I can fix textures, recolor to my EXACT desire, link things in to reduce the use of attachment points. UNLINK things to get rid of that one piece I didn't want... and more... And... I still cannot 'download the mesh' just because it's mod.
  8. Agree actually and was just searching for the right way to state this. I got around it a lot by going into the 'Head' tab of the shape and dialing it to be 'more round' on the dial named 'Head Shape'. You can't get all the way there with this, but you can get about 80% of the way.
  9. I tend to look at triangle count because the official complexity formula has built in cheating, and many brands reduce complexity scores with that rather than actually reducing the impact the item has on your GPU. I really don't know how to tell if someone is using a cheat or not. Triangle count however, just is. It is a solid metric that you cannot hide and every triangle is a tiny hit to your GPU. It just cannot be cheated over. Likewise with script metrics - I look at script time. Memory and script counts are not reliable and can be hacked around or even (especially memory) s
  10. This is an interesting aside. Catwa 4.5 - with all it's layers, was lower triangles than Lelutka 2.0: That's all deformed because I don't know how to 'undeform' myself in the Black Dragon viewer... Native BOM influenced my decision to switch brands - but the ability to have a head that was made for the ethnicity I wanted to look like was also big - and the HDPro switch for Catwa meant they were making a big push towards 'high lag'. he 2.0 to 2.5 switch Lelutka made is a push towards more lag, but a smaller one.
  11. Agreed, though I am going to go with the brand for now because others choices are even worse. Here is a representation of what you're speaking of: 2.5: 104,178 triangle mesh 2.0: 85,662 triangle mesh - that's a noticeable increase in lag generation. @Siobhin Shippe@Aradia Dielli: Please ensure that in the next update, HD-layers are an optional wearable and not always on - just as Maitreya did with it's layers in 5.x
  12. Ignore that this is actually for a commercial for alcohol, the song itself is one I want to see if I can find the full length version of, if such exists.
  13. Here is my head on Ryn 2.5: Nearly identical to the Ryn 2.0. The only change was that in making sure there was no change... I found out my eyes needed to lower the 'eye bug' setting a bit because in some extreme animations there was pop-through. That was true with the 2.0 as well - I just hadn't noticed it before the update made me test for it... 😉 (I'm trying to make my eyes look 'slightly inhuman', so I'm hitting up against things most people won't hit.)
  14. Here is an alt with Nova on 2.0: And an attempt to make a similar look on 2.5: Notice some changes in the bridge of the nose and I made the eyes less 'wide open' because it didn't look as good when open anymore. I find the upper eyelid crease has to be controlled by editing not your shape, but your 2003 era 'system hair''s brow tab.
  15. If the head you use was released after Fluer (if it's Fluer or Ryn) the 2.5 update doesn't change the rigging at all - so they claim no shape adjustments needed there. If it was one of the others the shape changes radically and... you cannot 100% replicate many old looks. But you can get close. As for HD this and that - I'm opposed to such things on principle. They increase gridwide lag. But at least it's mild and not all over the place like the Catwa update - and the head is still native BOM and lower lag than other major competitors. This is me on Ryn 2.0. I will get a 2.5 rea
  16. This is why when I made my new AO, I made it to work with chat commands and NOT buttons on a HUD. It can be placed in a HUD off-screen, or added into your left ear, or wherever else you want to throw all your animations and the script. And... That's kind of how I do all my scripts to control things - I put them up with a listen and a choice of channel. THAT NOTED... Too many people keep HUDs on when they don't need them on. If you're not in the middle of configuring something, the configuration HUD should be taken off. Other HUD UIs... yes, many of them could use re-de
  17. Hiru actually looks like one of my younger RL Korean friends back when he was in college a few years ago. That's an amazing skin but he's so similar it'd feel weird to see him in SL. This just seems to drive home my feeling that somehow, diversity is better addressed for male avatars than female avatars, despite the fact that otherwise 99.99% of everything in SL is for female avatars.
  18. Yesterday I looked at updating an old male alt. I found that Asian skins were easy to find from 'Stray Dog' which also has a decent number of African skins. In a general quickie search, this seems like one area where the men have better options. I see a lot of male African skin choices out there, and more Asian ones than I expected to given how few I've found for women. There's also an entire flickr group dedicated to just the topic of male skins for people of color (I don't know why it's using this one image as the preview for the link, but that's one example that I think I eve
  19. I can so relate to that... A month ago I culled about 500 images... and now I'm seriously shy of posting to it again... I suspect back when spoiler worked here, they might have been using a different forum software. We've been on this system for years - but there's enough of us around here that were around under older systems for us to remember things from 'the old days'. It would be a nice feature to have.
  20. For a rare moment I agree with you. This thread is a VERY BAD IDEA... Things are likely to get toxic around here for a few weeks no matter which way this goes... and at level of toxic it will be super hard to have good discussion. Even someone like me who, as a political scientist, lives and breaths this stuff all day long and is pretty much the only topic I enjoy... can see right now is just not the time to engage... I will probably fail to avoid engaging... but... yeah...
  21. I can already see that I could take the option on the left and with the right shape dials get some Latin American looks. But these look really nice. Actually I like the Asian skin here more than the one I just bought a few days ago from It Girls...
  22. Those look really nice. I failed to find them when remaking my alt last weekend - tried to go to a new brand but ended up with just another skin in the same brand. Maybe when my $L finally recover from moving ALL my alts over to a new head brand... I will go look at these again. 😉
  23. You miss my first post in this thread? Go look it up. My life has been a repeat play of people calling me out for appropriating MYSELF because I don't LOOK like the label they apply to something due to 'race purity' concepts... It can often literally play in a bounce. I will get called out for appropriating something, and then next person I meet will call me out for NOT doing what the first one said I was doing... often with both of them being extremely hostile about it. I've got almost 50 years of this stupidity aimed at me on repeat. Once you get mixed, these labels just fail
  24. Most of the internet these days is actually on Amazon's cloud servers, in part of in whole. The 'retail store' of Amazon is actually only a tiny part of the larger business that allows them to pretend they're not as profitable as they really are. AWS (Amazon Web Services) is huge. On a scale that is just unimaginable for many people. But because it's not 'consumer facing' the general public has an overall lack of awareness of it It's a good cost offsetting measure for people who go that route because setting up your own servers / renting space in a co-location farm is expensive and g
  25. Not that I don't want to help... It's frustrating that nearly all of the other brands do BIPOC skins by just taking a white skin and applying a hue shader over it in GIMP / Photoshop, and you can tell when you look... I happen to really like both Angel Rock and It Girls so I've been OK for a bit now, but some more options that didn't look like 'Caucasian recolors' would be really nice... At lest with African skins there ARE 2 brands. For Asian the only one I've found is, also It Girls (because Angel Rock's Asian skin is very old and I never liked the feature choice)... an
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