02 June 2016

Mycenaean Idols: Psi and Phi

The function of the lovely Mycenaean figurines these idols are inspired by is unknown: they may have been children's toys, votive figurines, or grave offerings...

18 May 2016

Victorian Nightwear WIP

It fits! It moves! It drinks coffee!!! (ah oops no that's me).

It's far from perfect, but I can say I'm finally getting the hang of it. The pictures above are the same mesh, fitted to the avatar (default size and large). And a bit of poke-through.

The one thing that took a while to click was how the normal bones interacted with the collision bones. You'd think weighing entirely on the collision bones would work. Nope. Sometimes you want the vertex to move with the skeleton, but you don't want it to shrink / grow as much as it would if you assign it all to the collision bone - that's where the old classic bones come to the rescue. They move, but they don't swell! Good old bones!!!

17 May 2016

Victorian Shop Counter

Incredibly happy with that one, mainly because of the way I modelled the counter: I mostly used non-destructive modelling, by using array and curve modifiers instead of polygon modelling. It's very satisfying to see how a couple of functions turn a plane into something magical!

I didn't plan ahead enough to make it easy / practical to create more shapes with that particular counter, but now that I know how to do that, I might be able to re-use that method more efficiently next time. In the meantime... item description!

02 May 2016

WIP - rigged mesh OMG

OMG. It works! I'm a happy bunny.

Avastar is an invaluable tool. I probably could've reached the same point without it - but it would be a lot more difficult.

30 April 2016

Keyed-Up Bracelet

Are you an automaton who constantly needs tweaking? Or worse, do you own an automaton who keeps going haywire, destroying everything on its path?

Either way, you've certainly found yourself in a situation where you had to fix things *now*, and couldn't waste time remembering where you'd put your key last night.

Our solution? A durable leather bracelet with standard-fit automaton key included. Genius? Yes, we like to think so.

22 April 2016

Mr Hataway

Mr Hataway sports a mighty moustache. That, in itself, would be enough to justify his presence in your home. But that's not all. Mr Hataway also has a very important role in your daily life: he will wear your hat for you!

That's right! These awkwards moments of looking for the perfect spot to put your hat (on those occasions where you definitely don't want it on your head) are a thing of the past. Just put it on Mr Hataway. He'll be glad for that, for he hates being bare-headed. And with his fearsome looks, no one will *dare* steal your hat. Nope siree.

Mr Hataway is also known for his poor eyesight, so he'd be very happy for you to lend him a monocle, too.

Technical bits: first, let me mention that the hat isn't included. It's a Bring-Your-Own deal! Mr Hataway is copy-mod, so feel free to resize if you own a giant hat.

Finally, Mr Hataway uses advanced lighting materials, but the diffuse is baked in such a way that it looks good with basic shaders as well.

- Original mesh + advanced materials
- Land Impact: 2
- Amazing moustache!
- Hat not included

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