It’s been a banner week. After winning a hard fought battle with Blender, a couple of brand new outfits have emerged. Granted, they are female versions of outfits I had already made, but you wouldn’t believe the tantrum Blender threw at the time. You see, we have a love-hate relationship. While it’s mostly not that hard to make things, it can be a real challenge to get things to rig properly. You see, Blender and I have wildly different ideas on how things should move on an avatar’s body, so the gloves get thrown off, and we are steeped in the worst Hockey fight Goon War ever in the history of everything.
But Stubborn pays off. So does having a couple of days off work, because then a whole lot of time that otherwise wouldn’t exist can be spent in warping the logic that is my program of choice for making mesh things.
If you’ve been paying attention, the last blog post was about the Djelibeybi Djinn. It’s quite a nice outfit, and was a real challenge for someone unused to making things with transparencies. Of course, the second it got released, the calls for a female version were screamed from on high. Okay, I’m not gonna lie: I had planned to make this outfit all along. Someone on Second Life Universe (www.sluniverse.com) had mentioned to me that she really wanted see through genie pants. Now how could I resist such a plea?
The Djelibeybi Djinnia is the result of wrestling with Blender to make it do the right thing, then giving in and remaking something to resemble what I had already made, then making it look nice for women. It’s similar to the Djinn, in that the legs and sleeves are translucent. It comes in seven vibrant colors, includes a turban with a resize script, and detachable flexi hip scarves.
And that picture above is Misha, my stalwart model, who puts up with me posing her and insisting on various looks for whatever she’s made to wear. Truth is, though, she has most of the say in how she looks. I’m just the photographer and the Maker of Things.
In any case, this outfit, and the Djinn are both available on the Marketplace. Currently, the Djinn is the only one on the wall at Avatar Bizarre, The Djinnia will soon follow. You can get the Djinnia here, and the Djinn here. Stay tuned for the Phinaea suit. I haven’t put it out yet, but when that happens, you all should be the first to know.