UPDATED: Pick of the Day: M2D Magic Night

M2D Magic Night is another Sansar experience created by Mario2 Helstein.

Winter Night 22 Dec 2017

It’s a beautifully decorated winter night-time scene, where you are standing outside a snow-covered chalet. You can see shooting stars, and you can hear an owl hooting nearby. The snow crunches under your feet as you walk around. It’s lovely!

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Mario2 has done a marvelous job with this Christmas-time experience!

Update Dec. 26th: Today our regular casual meetup was held here, and I added a few more shots:

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Sansar Store Spotlight: The First Rigged Head Replacement in Sansar

Theanine has put an apple head attachment up for sale in the Sansar Store. But it’s not just any old attachment, as he explains in the product description:

A silly apple-shaped head for your avatar, with a fully rigged face. Animates and moves its mouth and eyes according to your microphone speech. This is THE VERY FIRST rigged head replacement ever made for this platform. (Note: Equip it from the Clothing section in the Lookbook)

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Here’s an animated GIF showing the had in action!

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Outfit Outlay: Santa Outfit for Female Avatars

I put together this Santa-themed outfit and took these pictures at Aude Adored’s Christmas Night experience.

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Vanity Fair is wearing:

Hat: Santa Klaus Christmas Hat Female by Marcus – free

Hair: Short Bob female hairstyle from the default Lookbook hair palette, tinted white

Beard: Santa Klaus Christmas Beard Female by Marcus – free

Dress: Red Blouson Dress by Debi Baskerville – S$50

Boots: Black Sock Boots by Debi Baskerville – S$25

Adventures in Virtual Fashion Design: My First Men’s Shirt and My First Women’s Skirt

This is the first blogpost in a new series that I’m calling Adventures in Virtual Fashion Design, where I will document my journey to becoming a full-fledged fashion designer in Sansar.

I have a subscription to the CGElves tutorials, and I have worked through the first two tutorials in their Marvelous Designer Intro and Beginners Course. And Debi Baskerville was kind enough to point me to a very useful beginner’s tutorial by Lori Griffiths:

Using the Lori Griffiths tutorial, I was able to create my first garment using Marvelous Designer, a very simple men’s top:

Men's Top 22 Dec 2017

I uploaded my shirt (and a thumbnail image) to Sansar and here is my avatar wearing my new shirt in Lookbook. (I notice that the tiny measurement numbers appeared on this garment by accident. I still have to figure out how to remove those before I export.)

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And here I am wearing the first thing that I ever made using Marvelous Designer, in my own experience Ryan’s Garden. I’m so proud of myself! All in all, it took me about three hours from start to finish.

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UPDATE 1:31 p.m.: Using Lori’s tutorial I also made my very first article of women’s clothing, a very simple skirt. Here’s what it looks like:

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Not bad for an absolute beginner, eh? I have decided to give this skirt away as a freebie on the Sansar Store, as the very first item in my RSVF line of clothing:

My First Listing 22 Dec 2017

UPDATE Dec. 27th: I have decided to take the women’s skirt down off the Sansar Store after only a couple of days. I have learned more about how to use Marvelous Designer, and frankly, I can create a better-looking skirt now! So anyone who did buy this particular skirt, has bought a piece of RSVF fashion history! Maybe you can get it into a museum somewhere 😉

 

Sansar Creator Profile Video: LOOT Interactive

Draxtor Despres has released another video in his Sansar Creator Profile series for Linden Lab. This one profiles LOOT Interactive, the creators of the popular NASA Apollo Museum experience in Sansar.

(You can actually see me in this video, I’m the one in the navy blazer near the beginning of the video. Drax put out a call for extras and I happily accepted!