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Tarani Tempest

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  1. BoM will only solve the alpha sorting problem with the onion layers. It will not solve the alpha sorting problem in it's entirety. When you run into the 'glitch' while layering hair and mesh clothing, it is still caused by the same issue. And that is layering transparencies. Now, of course, hair needs those alpha blended textures to get that lovely soft look, and of course any top that has lace or see through bits also needs to use alpha blending to get a nice look about it. When you run into the glitch with a top that has no apparent reason for needing an alpha blended texture,
  2. Well, I have definitely learned something new today Thank you all for taking the time to clarify. It seems it is something happening under specific lighting/circumstances, if I am understanding correctly. ALM is still very much capable of allowing users to view alpha blended textures as they were intended to be viewed, for the most part. So, now I wondering, will BoM ....circumvent this, as it does the problem of alpha sorting?
  3. What you have pointed to here, seems to be some sort of ...bug? I can see that is does in fact exist and some have run into it. Bugs do exist through out SL, through out many games. And much smarter people than I are working to figure out how to fix them. But, as someone who uses ALM ....I have yet to encounter it. It may exist, but it does not seem to be a problem for me at this point. The fact does remain, that I and others do have ALM enabled and don't have any problems viewing alpha blended textures. There thousands of Flickr pics by many many SL bloggers, designers and hobb
  4. First off, Blush is referring to our current issue when trying to layer textures using the onion layer system, that mesh bodies use. That is...that we run into the annoying alpha sorting problem. ALM had nothing to do with her comment. I always have ALM on. I make cosmetics for mesh heads. It doesn't make them look hideous. I spend most of my time in SL working with textures and onion layers...hours of looking at them. Now, things can look wonky depending on what sort of windlight one might use.....but really, a mesh head can look dreadful w/out make-up under some windlighting and in
  5. This is pretty much the same for me. A while back I just stopped buying tattoos, really any applier based items for my mesh body. I don't wear any sort of 'system' type clothes, but I do like tatts and lingerie appliers. I got tired of fighting with trying to layer anything on the onion layers of the mesh bodies. So for me, BoM means I can go back to tatts and undies.... which means I will go back to BUYING them. As for my OLD system layers, I trashed them years ago. I have no desire to wear any of that. I am sure there are some that are looking forward to it.....but quite a lot of
  6. Truth hair is not free to join, but you do get a new gg fatpack of hair every single month. I believe the fee is 350L to join.
  7. Ooooh boy, soooo many stores to choose from Here are 2 to start you off with : 1.Pixicat for this sweater, because I looove it! They also have some other cute cozy things to wear for winter as well : https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Pixicat-CozySweater-Shade/15578648 2. COCO, because also another amazing sweater....and because everything they make is slife! https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/COCOOversizedSweaterBeige/13474397 You should check both their stores inworld as well, as there may be items not up on the MP.
  8. I know this may be true for some stores. But I know it is not for all of us. The few bloggers I have asked to blog for me, were chosen for their creativity. period. I don't have any sort of rules for those that blog for me either. I only ask that they blog what inspires them, and that they post it to my Store's Flickr....so .....OK, I have 2 rules I only felt the need to point this out, because I always cringe when I see groups of people painted with a broad brush. So...just a friendly nudge, a reminder...that both bloggers and designers are not all the same
  9. Honestly, I don't see how people have time for so much social media lol. I have RL work, my SL work, I have some SL group obligations and I keep up with flickr. Oh and I occasionally post in here Anymore than that would be madness for me lol. I don't even have a facebook Never have had one... and I am not planning on having one.
  10. I made a Plurk account a long while back, but I never could really get into it. I think it would probably be a great place for marketing....well way back when, I am not real sure about now. But , yea... just wasn't my thing I guess.
  11. Yes to what Skell said , 100%. Also... we can post direct links to inworld locations , so those on their PCs can click and have the option to teleport right away. Another things, is that the flickr SL community has a been around for many years, we have built it up to the powerhouse it is now. Why move away from it , if we don't have to. It works well for a lot of us
  12. Wow that threatmap link is super interesting. I am not going to pretend I understand everything I am seeing on there, but it sure does look like a whole lot of people a tad upset with California lol.
  13. I am not going to presume that I know a whole lot about what this or that 'new generation' wants. But, from what I have observed in many groups...is this. A new person ask a question about how they can get into creating in SL. Right away they get very negative answers, like .... 'google' , or 'if you cannot mesh, not worth your time'.... 'find a group that cares, this group is for (insert name brand here).' Eventually, much better answers come up....like telling them about Builder's Brewery , the forums and informative tutorials. My point is, I do see quite a lot who are interested
  14. It was "naughty" for me because it was a rule I broke. I was not allowed to go w/out permission and w/out an adult. It was just one example of rule breaking at a young age. Insert w/e experience you want there. I don't know any perfect children that did not/do not break a few rules on their way to adulthood. That was my point. If you were the perfect 8 year old, then kudos to you and your parents
  15. I take it , you never did anything just a tad bit naughty when you were 8? I know I did. I walked to the store with my best friend, no adults, no permission...at 8 years old. Mom was not happy, I got grounded for a bit....and life went on. But it did not mean that by the time I was 20, I was still not allowed to go to the store on my own And that is just one thing I did ... I did plenty of boundary pushing. He is not the first , I am sure. As for being 'world weary'..... maybe that is a stretch, but ...so? A lot of residents are now explaining how things are. No harm done. Much
  16. Most that use the Caspervend system have it connected to their Marketplace, so I can tell you when, how, what and where from MP as well. So, really... just from the total numbers from Caspervend, you could make a good estimation for all around sales.
  17. I have no idea, but... it would be very interesting to know those stats. I think a big enough portion of stores use that system, that the numbers would be fairly representative of how SL shops as a whole.
  18. I can tell you precisely what mine are, thanks to the handy dandy Caspervend 50% of my sales come from inworld, and that is (give or take a tad) the same, every single month. Also, I too..... do the majority of my shopping inworld.
  19. You cannot remove scripts from no MOD items. You can use the 'Remove ALL Body Scripts' button on the Maitreya HUD....that will remove them from your body, leaving it essentially frozen in it's current state. ALWAYS make a copy of your body, hands and feet before you use the button of DOOM! Again... doing this will freeze them, the HUD will no longer work....on that copy of the body, hands and feet. Incidentally, that button of DOOOM! is another culprit of the "Help! my Maitreya HUD is broken!". Also, no amount of relogging will fix that one either
  20. I personally have not had this happen....I have accidentally deleted stuff for sure, but I just fish it out of my trash. But, I did have a friend went on an inventory cleaning spree, a couple of days later she could not find her entire shoe folder. Turns out she did accidentally delete it, but she did not check her trash before dumping it entirely. Yikes ! I have always needed to use the redelivery system for items that did not actually deliver to me in the first place. This happens fairly often, especially when shopping at a very busy event. So far, every store Ive had that happen wit
  21. I just want to add a bit here. One of the reasons we recommend troubleshooting , is that often the problem cannot be solved with a relog. So better to fix the actual problem. I cannot tell you how many times a HUD problem has been caused by another HUD's transparent area covering up bits of the Maitreya HUD. No amount of relogging is going to fix that. So, yes we prefer to find the actual problem. And sometimes, the fix is a relog. That is just not the first thing I tell someone to do. Just like the days of..."Clear your cache" for every single problem you run into...."Relog"
  22. I do almost all of my shopping inworld as well. For a couple of reasons. There are a few stores that don't keep their MP stores updated and I like experience of wandering around. I like to see stores that are all done up and have personality. That is the reason I am in SL, to see some stuff, do some stuff and make some stuff . So, I want some eye candy when I am out and about. Others don't enjoy the experience, I get that. That is where Marketplace comes in. To each their own.
  23. I do think adding a redelivery system to the Marketplace is a great idea. Something I think they should have implemented a long time ago. The Marketplace is their territory, their system...so it makes a ton of sense for them to offer that service. I personally would not close my inworld shop though. 50% of my sales are inworld, granted.... that is split between events and my own shop. And I still think the vendor system and redelivery is my responsibility there.
  24. Yep, this for sure. We all know that things can get mucked up from deliveries to accidental deletion. So, many SL businesses decide to offer it as part of their business plan. It is good customer service. Also Caspervend does Soooooooo much more for a designer than just redeliveries. I honestly would be lost w/out it. None of that is LL's responsibility. It really is the designer's responsibility...it is part of running a good business in SL. I would rather LL stuck to keeping SL running as optimally as possible and continuing to work on amazing projects for all of us to play with
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