Centaur Developer Kit Availability

The dev kit is nigh! Wilds of Organica has been working hard (with NeoBokrug Elytis of Desolate Studios) to prepare not only the next generation of Centaur coats but an applier and dev kit as well!

This kit, provided on a case by case basis, will provide the opportunity to explore:

  • Texturing – coat, tail, hoof, hoof fringe
  • Animation
  • Accessory/clothing-making

Provided will be several components, including UV maps , applier system (both provided in-world), armature and a decimated version of the model via .blend file format (provided by email).

Terms and Conditions:

A successful application will license you to use the dev kit with some conditions.
Centaur dev kit resources are released as several different components, each with additional separate expectations.

UV layouts & Applier Scripts

  • You may make derivative content based upon the UV layouts. (for example: coats, tail textures)
  • You may make commercial use of your derivative works either with or without the use of the provided Applier scripts.
  • You MAY redistribute the templates, but ONLY as part of the original UV layout notecard.
  • You MAY NOT redistribute this resource notecard or its contents for more than L$0.

Under the following conditions:

Attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified below (but not in any way that suggests that Wilds of Organica endorses you or your use of the work):
Custom coats made with these layouts are intended for use with the Wilds of Organica Centaur avatar. Redistribution of items derived from these resources must be accompanied by a landmark to the Wilds of Organica shop, the SLURL for which can always be found in the profile of Aki Shichiroji.

Armature with decimated model

  • You may make derivative content based upon the work (for example, animations, accessories, clothing)
  • You may make commercial use of your derivative works.
  • You may NOT redistribute the .blend file.

Under the following conditions:

Attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified below (but not in any way that suggests that Wilds of Organica endorses you or your use of the work):
Custom animations, accessories, clothing, and other derivative work are intended for use with the Wilds of Organica Centaur avatar. Redistribution of items derived from these resources must be accompanied by a landmark to the Wilds of Organica shop, the SLURL for which can always be found in the profile of Aki Shichiroji.

Additionally,

The following terms apply to ALL parts of the dev kit:

  • You acknowledge that each application applies to you and you only. If you require a separate license for another avatar, please note the alt account name next to your main in the questionnaire, along with any changes in operating business if necessary.
  • You acknowledge and assert that you do not create products which violate intellectual property rights.
  • You acknowledge that your products do not violate Linden Lab Terms of Service.
  • You acknowledge that the information provided above to be truthful and accurate.

Failure to adhere to the above agreement will result in a DMCA takedown request of infringing works.

When?

Applications are open TODAY via this questionnaire, while final testing and preparation is being undertaken over this week. All applications will be reviewed and developer kits will be sent out within two weeks.

Testing & Feedback

Because developing for Wilds means I’m not always logged in to SL *and* sometimes I’m not able to log in for various reasons (usually working on something else or not at home), Wilds now has a text channel on Discord over here, where testing and feedback can take place. The in-world group will continue to exist, but just be aware that I can’t monitor it all the time.

New Azalea Bonsai at Organica

A new set of bonsai are now available at Organica!

 

These flowering trees will brighten up any household or garden. 8LI at packaged size, they have individually articulated flowers and foliage for great closeup detail, all the while maintaining efficient geometry to promote viewer performance. For best results, view with Advanced Lighting Model (Materials).

Eight varieties are available separately as well as a fatpack. Mod, copy, no transfer.

Each variety is available for purchase here at the Organica shop as well as here on Marketplace.

Wilds of Organica – New Release for June 2017 at The Arcade!

Tiny Peryton Avatar – Okapi coat (RARE!)

A new set of Perytons is now available at The Arcade from June 1 thru 30th!

These 1m tall antelope/bird hybrids require a Bento-enabled viewer and come with HUD (AO & Eye control), mesh body, full body alpha, default shape and eyes. As with all of Wilds’ releases at The Arcade, these avatars are transfer-only, but they can be exchanged for non-transferrable mod/copy editions at the main store (just read the instructions in the included notecard).

Visit any one of the Arcade regions here: The Arcade, The Arcade 2, The Arcade 3

Home and Garden Expo 2017

Organica has a spot at this year’s Home and Garden Expo!

This new 8 piece writing desk set includes corkboard, books, pencils, fountain pens, blotter, notebook and ink, along with a classic wood writing desk that’s great for any home!

Pieces range from 1-2 LI each and the set is mod, copy, no transfer.

 

Among many other RFL donation items, these two new hens and chick items are great for both indoor and outdoor use! 3-4LI each, they are mod, copy, no transfer and 100% of proceeds from the following items will go to the Relay for Life!

Visit Organica at Relay for Life at Hope 6!

Fantasy Faire 2017 Wrap-up

Thanks for helping to make this year’s Fantasy Faire such a success – Our combined efforts allowed Wilds of Organica to raise L$28950 for the American Cancer Society!

All new releases are now available in-store and moving forward we’ll be working on offering applier functionality and some new coats for the centaurs.

I’ve received excellent feedback for them so far, but if you have something specific you’d like to ask, I welcome the opportunity to correspond. Send me (Aki Shichiroji) an IM and I’ll try to address your questions!

Additionally, I don’t recall whether I pointed this out on the blog before, but there is now a Wilds of Organica group. All notices will also get sent here, but there is a group chat component for those who want to socialize or need some help with Wilds of Organica products.

Wilds of Organica at Fantasy Faire 2017!

If you’ve been following WoO, you might have been wondering what I’ve been up to. A preview of a new offering was put up on my Flickr feed a couple weeks ago, and now I’m happy to announce that two new freebie avatars are now available at Fantasy Faire from any of the region landing points as low ARC options for browsing this or any other event.

An added bonus is that other colours are also available from my shop at the Faire, located in The Spirit Pool region, as part of a gachapon vendor! Two rares are available and there are ten non-freebie coats available!

Additionally, the long awaited centaur avatar is also being introduced at Fantasy Faire! Four coats are available for general release, while two additional (purple and pink) are offered as donation items for the Relay for Life. The avatars are made for both male and female shapes (although some modification may be necessary for a natural fit) and require Bento & ALM functionality to be viewed. All animations are custom made and include some facial and hand animation support for those who wear Bento heads and hands. Additionally, while this release does not include applier functionality, additional coats will be offered soon, after the new applier system is implemented (watch Wilds of Organica subscriber notifications closely for this announcement!).

Be sure to drop by the [ WoO ] shop in The Spirit Pool from April 20-30 for Fantasy Faire to try a demo or check out all the other new things that are now available!

New Bento Wings from Wilds of Organica!

New this week at Wilds of Organica are these Bento-enabled webbed wings! They work great as bat, dragon or demon wings and come in eight different colours, sized for both smaller and larger avatars. Each set also comes with a basic wing AO HUD, which includes both normal overrides as well as specific standard poses.

Please note: Due to an existing bug with system animations not resuming properly, it is highly recommended that this product be used alongside your favourite human animation override, as unexpected results may otherwise occur. 

These wings & HUD are mod, copy, with some copy-only scripts.

They’re available right now at Wilds of Organica!

Additional news of note:

A complete update of the vendor system being used by Wilds of Organica’s non-gacha items has been done. This allows all shoppers of *both* Organica and Wilds of Organica to spend and apply loyalty credit wherever they wish between the two shops. So if you have shop credit from Organica but want to pick up something at Wilds of Organica, you can do so by left-clicking the appropriate vendor to initiate this process.

With that said – please note that this does *not* apply to the Gacha machines, which will continue to operate separate as they have done in the past. 

Remaining WoO gift-card holders should contact me directly to have their remaining credit applied to the new system prior to attempting gift card redemption.

Happy Shopping!

Wilds of Organica at Enchantment

Wilds of Organica is participating in the current round of the Enchantment event!

This round’s theme is Cinderella, and based upon Perrault’s version ( Cendrillon ), here is Wilds’ offering:

 

Tap in to your reptile brain and transform yourself in to a Lizard Footman!

This is a moddable mesh head and arms with footman costume. All parts are materials optimized and the head and fingers are Bento-animation ready. Costume can be detached with basic editing and the arms can be edited in sections to adjust visibility under other garments.

Mod, copy, no transfer, free updates.

 

Visit Enchantment from February 11 thru 28 at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nymphai/51/127/2728 .

See you there!

Unpacking – 2016 and beyond

It’s been a while since I last posted, and for good reason.

Much of 2016 for me was characterized by offering in-home care for my Grandmother after she came to live with family and after she passed away in September, the conditions were just right to move on, ahead and out. So on top of some new long-term work that takes up a large portion of my week, the past few weeks I’ve been moving (box by box) in to my new place.

Looking back on the year in SL, I would say that a lot more time went in to testing and experimenting with new content tools (IE: Bento) than general releases. The closed beta got announced last year on or near my birthday and it effectively became the gift I wanted for a very long time but which continued to redefine itself well in to the year that followed.

The bones offered changed numerous times, as did their parenting.

  • Whereas originally only additional wing, face, hand and tail groups were added, we got hind-quarters not long after I tried making my first centaur with wing bones (cue centaur iteration #1).
  • Additional spine bones were added relatively late and to date I’m still not entirely sure what the rationale was for their placement in the bone chains (they inherit other parent bones somewhat oddly) (cue centaur iteration #2)
  • After feedback, some changes were made to bones in the face that allow for a bit more rotation-only movement for those who wanted to keep slider functionality yet still animate the face.

Juggling these changes has been (and continues to be) a trial when paired with the fact that the sole Blender tool for working with this new rig has also been in development concurrently – so for those working on the bleeding edge really found themselves making and remaking content. There are various projects (the wyvern, centaur and a new peryton) on the backburner for me at the moment because they push the limits of what the rig can do and how Avastar can deal with it (Basically, every time something major changes in the plugin that prevents an update in the armature, each of these need to be re-rigged and animated).

At least now, with Bento officially in the mainstream viewer, I have one less sliding scale of development to worry about. Many basic things like tails and ears can be found on the market now. A few mesh head makers have been selling and supporting new human heads for a couple months. I released the Yeti avatar pretty much on the gamble that Bento would go live in December and it’s actually done quite well. You can look forward to some new content imminently, with the onset of Enchantment SL’s Cinderella round (see next post).

Moving forward, I’ll continue making products for both Organica and Wilds of Organica. I have quite a number of Bento-related projects that I’ve been itching to finish up/get-to/start on the avatar side and look forward to working on some more home & garden items as the inspiration strikes surrounding settling in to my new home.

Additionally, with Sansar on the horizon, it’ll be really interesting to see where I can take my skills and push them further.

I’m hoping to get a bit more settled by the end of this month and then we’ll see where my available time leaves me in terms of thinking up new fun things to make. In the mean time, please stick around for my next post, wherein *gasp* actual stuff gets released. 😲

New Yeti Avatars this December at The Arcade!

Greetings Readers!

It’s nearly December again, and that means we’re set for another round of The Arcade!

This time around, Wilds of Organica will be offering a Yeti avatar:

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This av stands 1.8m tall and comes in 12 different coats! It’s a bipedal avatar that comes with eye control & animation override – It also comes with the option to exchange for *either* a Bento-enabled transferrable version *OR* a package containing both non-Bento and Bento-enabled mod/copy avatars! Pick up this avatar at The Arcade from Dec 1 thru 31st!

What is Bento?

Bento is an extension to the standard Second Life Avatar Skeleton that adds many new bones and attachment points that has been in the works over the past year; while it is not officially released, the project is in the Release Candidate stage and viewers for the project are available from the Second Life alternative viewers website.

The base avatar being offered straight out of the Arcade machine will be Non-Bento. If you wish to try out the new Bento functionality, please be advised that it will work if you are using a Bento viewer, however you may look odd/squished to those around you who aren’t using a Bento-enabled viewer yet! Also, it should be noted that all eye-blink/facial animation included with this avatar uses Bento, so if you’d like the full functionality, you will need to switch! Instructions for exchange to a Bento-enabled transferrable OR for the mod/copy pack are included with your package!

Moving forward, some of you have been asking about other projects I’ve covered over the past couple of months: of note, the wyvern & centaur avatars. These are still being worked on and hopefully there won’t be too many changes in the workflow, however I should note that the tools used for this development are still somewhat in flux and since these rigs both push on the limits of what Bento can do, it’s important to hold back and do things right rather than to rush in to final release for them, because the rigs for both have had to be redone a couple times now. Many other Bento-related things are on the way over the next couple of months, so keep your eyes on this blog and my Youtube channel for further details.