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New releases from Wilds of Organica at Fantasy Faire 2018!

Fantasy Faire is probably one of the most long-standing events still held yearly within Second Life. It’s moved in lockstep with the Relay for Life movement since at least 2009 and I can count myself fortunate to be a part of it for many many years. There are relatively few events which are offered at the same scale for the wide spectrum of fantasy and scifi genres and I’m happy to say that, for the most part, I’ve had positive experiences – at least enough which keep me coming back year after year. This year, I’ve chosen to release Corgi avatars on the virtual world! More details are available here, but I’ll just say that five coats are available to start, including a special RFL Pearl Lavender exclusive. Additionally, I have decided to release a new line of coats for the kittens – Point furs! These are coats where the majority of the coat is a pale, creamy colour and the snout, ears, paws and tail gradiate towards a darker colour.… Read the restNew releases from Wilds of Organica at Fantasy Faire 2018!




April 2018
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Knoxlane Cottage & Barrel Bench for Collabor88 April

Come home to rustic country simplicity – repurposed worn woods, weathered stone walls, and the warmth of natural fire in every corner to keep the spring chill at bay – the Knoxlane Cottage and matching Barrel Bench for Collabor88 April! The Knoxlane Cottage is a two story stone country cottage, with front and back entrances, covered flagstone patio, three fireplaces, bay window dining nook, built-in shelving, open upstairs loft, exterior lighting, locking doors, privacy windows, and our *home control system. Plus, our matching Knoxlane Barrel Bench is a fun and unique style for any country, rustic, or rural setting! 19 accent pillow textures and tons of animations for singles and couples in your choice of maturities. Only at Collabor88’s April round!

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Haider Elevated Cottage for FaMESHed April

Sleekly modern with a touch of Eastern flair, designed for rocky terrain or shoreline – Trompe Loeil’s new Haider Elevated Cottage for FaMESHed’s April round will be a jewel-toned standout in the neighborhood! The Haider Elevated Cottage is a single story, dual wing layout with connecting skybridge. Add in two decks, two fireplaces, and a 4 room layout and you have an endless array of possibilities! Red and blue exterior color options included – only at FaMESHed’s April round!

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Oria Beach Hut & Rowboat for Uber March

Sometimes all you need is your own cabin – with the private island included! Trompe Loeil’s Oria Beach Hut and matching animated Rowboat for Uber’s March round will have you casting aside your cares for the castaway lifestyle! The Oria Beach Hut is a rustic, single room cabin with covered porch perched atop a custom walkable stone island that fits in a variety of surrounding landscapes. Enter from water level onto the two lower wood decks, and then up to your home for a view that lasts for miles! We include privacy windows, locking double doors, exterior lights, and our *home control system. Models with and without the island base are also included, for use of the prefab on regular landscapes – and a selection of specially-baked deck pieces with ladder combinations for your expanded landscaping plans! Plus, the Oria Rowboat is a non-vehicular animated boat prop animated for singles and couples in your choice of maturities, a perfect addition to park by your new dock.… Read the rest

Vendor Changes, Gift Card and Loyalty Credit, and SALE!

By now, some of you may have heard that a fairly major vendor service is closing its doors. On April 11, DavidThomas Scorbal announced, to existing E2V customers, that the service would be closing on May 31. Organica, Wilds of Organica, Kitheres, and Akimeta have all been running on this system for years and it’s with significant reluctance that I undertake any move to another system. Nonetheless, in order to continue offering perks such as gift cards and loyalty points, this is something that I’ll need to do. What does this mean for Gift-card and Loyalty point-holders? First off, ALL gift card holders MUST expend their credits by May 5. I cannot guarantee that any remaining credit under the E2V system will transfer to the new vendor system, although I will ascertain who has what upon close. Secondly, as of current accounting, Organica and Wilds of Organica customers have amassed a non-trivial amount of store credit from the Loyalty program.… Read the restVendor Changes, Gift Card and Loyalty Credit,  and SALE!

Bloom 2018 – New release!

Prism Events’ Bloom event begins April 15 and runs thru to the 30th –
From the creators of Tannenbaum and Salem, Prism Events brings you Bloom. Rich in flora, fauna and foliage, Bloom warmly welcomes spring with over 100 vendors and 2 ways to shop! Stroll through Bloom’s Springtime Market and connect with artisans across the grid, selling seasonal goods. Or try your luck in the Gacha Grove! Bloom opens on April 15th and promises to be a wonderful shopping experience, sure to put a spring in your step!
and just to give you a sneak peek, I thought I’d let you know about this new release ahead of time! These are slightly oversized armchairs intended for both singles and couples seating.  They are 4LI each and feature 7 single animations and 4 couples animations. They are mod, copy, no transfer. Best viewed with Advanced Lighting turned on! Check these and many other new spring-themed items out at Bloom, starting on Sunday!

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Corgi Updates!

Greetings! I’m recovering from a couple of setbacks this week. I have been recovering from a bit of a cold – the weather here is warming up slightly, which always means more colds and flu floating around.  That said, I figured I’d update you of my progress on the corgi. Animation has been progressing well. Our corgi can now walk, run, jump, swim, crouch, sneak, and has some limited ground sits. I’ll be working on some object sits soon. At this time, I’d say the animations are around 70% done, although I’d like to do some more specific animations that will also take advantage of sounds and keystrokes via SL’s gesture assets. Textures have also been dialed in a bit from previous posts, with the help of Substance Painter (which underwent a major UI change recently). It’s been interesting to make use of their texture resize feature, which allows for quicker brush stroke application at lower resolutions but which preserves the type of brush stroke if you need to flip up to higher resolutions, allowing for the higher detail to be preserved as one sizes up.… Read the restCorgi Updates!

Seasonal Maple Trees have arrived!

New to the Botanical store is the Seasonal Maple Tree Set! This set includes 3 tree models from 22 to 24 meters tall . The set uses Botanical’s Seasonals V2 system to add 12 individual seasonal texture options with early, mid and late seasonal changes for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The trees include Yellow, Orange and […] The post Seasonal Maple Trees have arrived! appeared first on Botanical.

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Nevaline Garden Bar and Bar Stool & Table for Collabor88 March

Three-season outdoor entertaining has arrived early – the Nevaline Garden Bar and matching Bar Stool & Table will set the stage for endless open-air delight! The Nevaline Garden Bar is a pavilion-style brick-paved structure with built-in flowerboxes, stringlights, hanging pendant lights that turn on and off on touch, bottle props, and tons of singles and couples animations at the bar – plus a third spot for the bartender! Available in your choice of maturities, scripted with the AvSitter2.2 system for full customization in positioning – arrange the included animations however you like, wherever you like, with no memory limits! We include empty and full models, plus lights-only and lights and bar props only models for your own equipment and foliage. Plus, the matching Nevaline Bar Stool and Table makes your bar into a bistro! 13 singles animations plus auto-attach drink props for fun accessorizing. Only at Collabor88 March!… Read the rest

Oakley Pallet Beds for FaMESHed March

Elevate your shabby chic, rustic charm style with the new Oakley Pallet Beds at FaMESHed March! The Oakley Pallet Beds include natural and white painted wood models, with glowing old fashioned stringlight bulbs woven through both the base and headboard, and projection lighting for an entrancing effect. We include 62 fabric patterns for quilt and pillows, and 27 coordinating color options for throw blanket, sheet, and mattress fitted sheet – coordinate everything from subdued to floral, retro to refined! Plus, take advantage of our AvSItter 2.2 upgrade – we include the option for owners to custom-set their own animation position defaults! If you like to customize each position for each animation, you won’t have to worry about memory limits again! Check out the demos inworld at FaMESHed’s March round!  

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Sedgewick Cottage & Chair for Uber February

That 60s mod style is an evergreen classic – bring its clean lines and color pops to your neighborhood with the Sedgewick Cottage and matching leather Chair at Uber’s February round! The Sedgewick Cottage is a compact, open floor layout midcentury modern home with dual wood slatted siding and poured concrete walls. We include three bright color combinations for the doors! Marble tiled fireplace with working fire effects, midcentury mod exterior sconce lighting, front and back patios, and built-in wood slatted planters with 7 ground texture options on owner touch (grasses, sand, and wintery ice) round out the features. Plus, the matching Sedgewick Chair is a fun accent in any corner, with 11 coordinating leather colors on touch and tons of animations for singles and adults. Only at Uber’s February round!

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Corgi Week 3: Weighting the Avatar

To adequately modify weighting for the avatar, there are a few methods of particular relevance:

Automatic Weights

This is a shortcut – one which attempts to assign the mesh to the bones that are closest to that particular area on the mesh. Automatic weighting is achieved by right-clicking the mesh, THEN the armature in Object mode, then Parenting the former to the latter by selecting ‘Ctrl + P’. This brings up the ‘Armature Deform’ menu, from which  ‘Automatic Weights’ should be chosen. It is important to note here that with human avatars, it’s usually possible to use it to predict which parts of the mesh should be associated with which bones. The same cannot necessarily be said for avatars that depend upon a modified skeleton (like this Corgi). Sometimes Bone Heat works, sometimes it doesn’t. In any case, there will always be some degree of tweaking required afterward, so tools such as ‘Automatic Weights’ should be considered a useful tool in most cases, but not a magic bullet.… Read the restCorgi Week 3: Weighting the Avatar

Trompe Loeil – Salinger Barn, Snow Add-On, and Woodstoves for Collabor88 February

A repurposed barn is the perfect place to dream of spring rainshowers – the Salinger Barn, matching Snow Add-On, and standalone Woodstoves at Collabor88’s February round will keep you dry and toasty until the first shoots of the season! The Salinger Barn is a weathered, repurposed barn structure with a wraparound stilt-style loft inside for two stories of access. An attached shed is great for your garden items! Sliding door effects add to the ambience. We include privacy windows, locking doors, exterior lights, a built-in woodstove with animated fire effects, and our *home control system. Pick up the optional Snow Add-On for year-round use! Plus, the matching Salinger Woodstoves are standalone designs made to fit against any wall in your home. We include three metal colors for a variety of styles! Check out the Salinger set only at Collabor88 February!

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Trompe Loeil – Margaux Skybox & Photo Backdrop for FaMESHed February

The city of love awaits you for February’s FaMESHed round – Trompe Loeil’s new Margaux Skybox and matching Photo Backdrop with custom exclusive poses! The Margaux Skybox is a Parisian classic – whitewashed plaster walls with intricate detailing, floor-to-ceiling windows, patterned inlay wood flooring, and the city skyline beyond above the trees. We include versions with and without optional sky surround. Plus, the matching Margaux Photo Backdrop is our first venture into backdrop offerings – same Paris style in a 3/4 cutaway build for easy photo taking, plus its animated with 8 custom exclusive static poses to get you started! Poses also included separately for use in your own photo animation rig of choice. Buy your favorite, or get both in the Margaux Collection at a discount – only at FaMESHed February!

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Cobi Lodge & Chair for Uber January

A graceful modern lodge with an arc as huge as the horizon, and matching mod armchair for lounging by the fire – the Cobi Lodge and matching Chair for Uber January will start your new year off in high style! The Cobi Lodge is a 2 story build with double covered stone paved decks, double-sided first floor fireplace, upstairs loft that overlooks the main room, exterior lighting, privacy windows, locking doors, optional Snow Add-On, and our *home control system. A perfect mountain hideaway or ski lodge for those long weekends! Plus, the matching Cobi Chair will wrap you up in tons of colors and patterns, in your choice of maturities for singles and couples. Only at Uber January!

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Fresh Cut Roses

On 7th February 2018 · By Aki · With Leave a comment
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Right in time for Valentines Day, these fresh-cut roses are now available in-store and on Marketplace and they are great for both buying for yourself or gifting to others! Mod, copy, no transfer. To gift, left-click the vendor and choose the ‘gift’ option (or buy on Marketplace).
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New Flowers this week at Organica!

This week, we turn to Spring! Sorta. It’s still pretty solidly winter here in Canada, so I figured we could use some flowers to brighten things up. This week, you can pick up one or more gerbera varieties in store or on the Marketplace! 2LI at packaged size, these flowering plants feature vibrant colours and detailed materials – perfect for any outdoor garden! Pick ’em up now seperately or as a fatpack!
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New Furniture and Decor at Organica this week!

Today, I thought I’d share a new thing I’ve been working on, on top of a few other things that I can’t discuss quite yet. I’ve always loved older furniture and one of my prized finds this year was a Duncan Phyfe drop-leaf table. It’s sort of hard to pick these up any more. Most are at least 75 years old at this point and they only come available every once in a while in Toronto, even though the occurrence of downsizing and estate sales seems quite high. I managed to bring home one for a good price this past fall and it’s been both a beautiful yet unobtrusive addition to my kitchen, mostly in that it is so flexible in the way of footprint. In any case, I decided to put together something with similar functionality, and here is the result. For the moment, this table will come as three static versions, with movable drawers, all in one package. Ideally, I would like to take this in to an Animesh format in the future, so that a single scripted object would be all that is necessary to rez. … Read the restNew Furniture and Decor at Organica this week!

Kitten Avatar Update + New Coat Announcement!

Today, I’m glad to announce that the Kitten avatars are undergoing a long-awaited update, which includes additional Bento functionality plus a brand new animation override. This updated avatar is now available in shop, along with one completely new line – the Bicolour coat pattern! If you already have one (or more) of either the Tabby or Cheshire avatars and purchased it off the Marketplace, you can expect an automatic delivery for each within the next twenty-four hours. A limited number of recent in-store purchases will also receive this automatic update. If you do not receive your update by Jan 17 2018 (EDT), please see below before contacting me by IM: If you purchased in-store prior to Christmas and do not recieve an update automatically, please come to the main shop and rez your update token (found in your original Kitten package). There may be a delay but you should still get your update that way. If it times out, please contact me (Aki Shichiroji) directly by IM.… Read the restKitten Avatar Update + New Coat Announcement!

Emiko Courtyard Cottage, Snow Add-On, Couch & Chair for Collabor88 January

Tranquility abides with a gentle flow between outdoors and in – our new Emiko Courtyard Cottage, with optional Snow Add-On and matching Couch and Chair set, sets the foundation for perfect harmony! The Emiko Courtyard Cottage features a partially enclosed design, with elevated roofed wraparound walkway sheltered by paper screen walls and a sunken tiled central courtyard open to the sky. Along the back, find privacy in the single full-length room with locking sliding privacy doors. Exterior sconce lighting, privacy paper screen walls, and our *home control center round out the features. Grab the optional Snow Add-On for a year-round retreat! Plus, the matching Emiko Couch and Chair set feature ornate armrest detailing and luxurious oversized velvet corduroy pillows, scripted for singles and couples in your choice of maturities. Only at Collabor88 January!

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