New Pomeranians at The Arcade for June!

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Wilds of Organica will be participating in June 2016’s round of The Arcade with this new set of Pomeranian Avatars! As part of this gachapon event, each play from the Wilds of Organica machine will provide a randomly selected prize from the pool (there are two rare items this round) that includes:

  • A full mesh quadrupedal avatar
  • matching animation override & eye control HUD
  • Optional mod/copy exchange

Be sure to visit The Arcade starting June 1st thru 30th at The Arcade region in SL!

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Additionally, Wilds now has a Facebook Page! The new page is here at https://www.facebook.com/WildsOfOrganica/

I know I recently posted a couple videos over here and for major stuff I’ll probably still post to the blog and link from Facebook and the subscriber kiosk, but sometimes I have work in progress shots that don’t warrant full blog posts or in-world notices, so with the Facebook Page, I’ll be able to post those plus update those of you who don’t get the chance to log in all that often to see new notices.

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New project progress & some Project Bento thoughts

Have you heard about Project Bento yet? It’s an extension of the Second Life avatar, adding two new sets of limbs, a tail, face and hand bones, and more! It will bring a host of new possibilities to content creation in Second Life and is slated to arrive on AGNI (the main SL grid) by the end of Quarter 2.

I’ve got a new video up discussing new things I’m working on, as well as progress on Project Bento, which is just around the corner!

 

I was also part of the Drax Files Radio Hour podcast recently with Draxtor Despres, Medhue Simoni and Mahadma Resident to talk about Bento – you can catch that here: https://draxfiles.com/2016/02/12/show-103-project-bento/

By the way, as I mentiond in the video, I recently wrote a new JIRA issue which focuses upon maximum file size for animations. The current cap is 120kB & 60 seconds; while I feel 60 seconds is quite generous, unfortunately the addition of so many new bones to the avatar and the implicit necessity for many animations to include *both* rotation and location data is likely to inflate the size of many Bento-related animations significantly. When I was putting together some simple standing animations for the wyvern, I found even a 300 frame animation – that utilized a couple of spine bones, the hind limbs, wings and tail – put me over the limit. While I was later able to scale the animation down in frames over time, not all animations would be as simple as a short looping stand animation, so I am somewhat concerned as to what this means for content creators who wish to utilize Bento bones to this degree.

The JIRA issue is BUG-11836 and could use a bit more feedback.

What are you looking forward to, with the Bento project on the horizon? Do you have any thoughts/questions/concerns? Leave them in the comments here; I’d love to hear what you think!

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Wilds of Organica at Fantasy Faire!

Wilds of Organica has a fantastic spot this year at Fantasy Faire’s Breeze sim and there are two new releases available:

This new set of cyborg heads is rigged, Materials-optimized mesh available in eight unique looks. These are mod/copy/no transfer and each comes with a version for both male and female shapes, plus appropriate alpha layers. 100% Proceeds from the Vital Violet and Unapologetic Pink versions will go to the American Cancer Society as part of the Relay for Life.

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Additionally, all proceeds from this stave set will go to RFL/ACS. These staves include a slight particle effect, but are otherwise unscripted. By default, they will attach to your left hand, but since they are unrigged, you can attach them to any part of your avatar if you wish. Mod, copy, no transfer, includes 4 textures.

These and many other Wilds of Organica items will be on sale at Fantasy Faire, including many previous years’ RFL exclusive offerings!

Fantasy Faire runs from April 21 thru May 1 and Wilds of Organica can be found here.

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Grass Tops, Hyacinth and Morning Glory now available!

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This newest offering from Organica has been a long time in development. Back a few years ago, I released a couple of Erosion sets, which serve to create transitions between higher and lower terrain, offering opportunities to create a terraced effect between land & land as well as land & water. At the time, the greatest aim was to create such items such that LI could be kept low. With those goals in mind, the erosion sets have gone on to do very well.

With that said, I’ve since received requests for similar items with grassy fringe, which would create a better blend between the top texture and the rock texture, so I’ve taken some time to create and test a new set of grassy top items, as follows:

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These pieces range from 1-9 LI at packaged size – This is a bit higher in some cases than the original erosion sets, however with the increased degree of geometry, it is unavoidable. (If LL offered the opportunity for content creators to apply an alpha mask to a material separate from a diffuse texture, we would be able to make further LI savings, however that appears to be outside the scope of potential tool development at this time). These items feature baked soil/rock texture and the usual leafy texture that is offered with the original erosion pieces by default. All pieces have a tapered edge for easier blending and placement. As with the erosion sets, you can also apply your own terrain texture if you wish. Six shapes are included to give you the most flexibility while landscaping. Check them out in-world here or on Marketplace here!

Additionally, two new types of flower are now available!

Hyacinths

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Each package offers both potted (3 plants per pot) and unpotted (individual plant) items and there are ten different colours to collect, mix and match, both separately as well as in a fatpack! 1 and 3 LI each, Mod, copy, no transfer, available both in-store here and on Marketplace here!

Morning Glory

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Featuring signature trumpet-like flowers, these vines grow around an intricate wrought-iron trellis and grow from a beautiful, ornate planter! Available in four varieties, materials optimized. 7 LI each, mod, copy, no transfer, available both in-store here and on the Marketplace here!

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New garden items at Organica this week!

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These five new sets feature four beautifully patterned flower pots that would be great in any garden setting. They are each 1LI at packaged size and are Materials Optimized. Mod, copy, no transfer.

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This bird-bath comes in two different flavours – one features mossy rock and the other a beautiful teal-coloured copper patina sure to draw the eye in any garden. Each are 1 LI each and are Materials Optimized. Mod, copy, no transfer.

Both are available in-store here or on the Marketplace here and here!

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Armadillos make their way to The Arcade this month!

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I am a purple armadillo riding a red velociraptor (JIAN Dino Buddies – Fast Biter – Red by Kalia Firelyte), lugging my worldly belongings (PFC Vagabond Hat & Vagabond BNB Bag by Pucca Firecaster) across the Post-Apocalypse! (The Wastelands). Your argument is invalid.

 

As the title suggests, Wilds of Organica makes its way back to The Arcade this March with the following avatar!

It’s .5m tall, comes with controllable eyes and tail, and also comes with both a biped and quadruped AO.

Materials optimized, transfer-only, with optional mod/copy exchange.

Check out the Wilds of Organica gacha machine here from March 1-March 31st, 2016!

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Organica at SL Home & Garden Expo – NOW thru March 6!

Organica is taking part in this year’s SL Home and Garden Expo at Hope 8 region!

There are a few new items that can only be picked up at the Expo for the duration of the event, so do drop by and check things out if you have a chance!

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This Orchid pack includes three varieties of orchid! They’re 2LI each at packaged size and make great accent pieces in any household! Mod, copy, no transfer.

100% of proceeds from the following two items are donated to Relay For Life:
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This Life Drawing set includes easel horses in 5 colours (with retexturable paper fronts), a posing box, two posing stools, a can light, vertical shelving and wooden easel. Materials Optimized. All are mod/copy, with some copy-only scripts and animations.

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This terrarium is great for display anywhere in the home or greenhouse! 2LI as packaged. Materials Optimized, mod, copy, no transfer.

 

Visit Organica at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%208/79/140/23 from now until March 6!

Also, be sure to check out the Home & Garden Expo website for full expo event listings!

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New Kitchen Items out Today!

This release focuses mainly on the kitchen; namely, two new appliances and a full kitchen cabinet set!RenfrewKitchenSet-vendor

This kitchen set includes ten cabinet pieces and an overhead lamp. Pictured appliances are sold seperately (see below). Pieces range from 1-4LI each and all are Materials Optimized. All cabinet doors will open/close on click. Mod, copy, no transfer, with some no-mod scripts.

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These ranges (each sold separately) are 6LI each and have functional burners and oven door. Click the dials to turn burners & oven on and off. Click the oven door to open/close it! Materials Optimized, mod/copy/no transfer, with some no-mod scripts.

 

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This fridge is 5LI and has clickable doors and drawers which open and close. Materials optimized, mod, copy, no transfer, with some no-mod scripts.

 

Additionally,
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Not kitchen-related, but a new wooden pew is now available! These are 5LI to accomodate up to five seated avatars and include ten singles animations! Materials Optimized, mod, copy, no transfer, with some no-mod scripts.

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New Juniper and Elven Bridge now available + Blogger applications open

There are a couple new releases this week at Organica!

JuniperBush1-vendorFirst is a brand new juniper bush that comes in at 2LI and comes with four foliage options! These are great ground-cover/mid-sized bushes that are great for filling in gaps between flowers & trees or just on their own! Mod, copy, no transfer. Check them out here!

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Secondly, check out this beautiful fantasy-inspired Elven Bridge! Available separately in three colours! These large bridges are packaged at 34 by 20 by 8m in size and are 82LI. They fit in well on medium or large parcels that need a connecting structure of some kind. Materials optimized, mod, copy, no transfer. Check them out here!

Now Open for Blogger Applications

Finally, Organica Specialty Landscaping and Home Decor is seeking to establish a small group of established bloggers for all new landscaping and home decor products. Accepted applicants will be sent new releases periodically and expected to blog at least one item per month. Please drop me (Aki Shichiroji) a notecard in-world including the following info:

  • Your Av Name
  • Your Blog URL/Flickr page
  • How Long Blogging
  • Syndicated Feeds
  • A short blurb on why you think you’d be a good fit.

Applications will be evaluated based on quality of posts and degree of activity, with preference given to those who make the effort to post more than just an item listing. Lastly, while all applications will be read and kept on hand, only successful applicants will be contacted. Thanks for your interest!

 

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New Ornaments and Trees for the holiday season!

Ornaments2015-fatpack-vendorThese metallic ornaments will work well in many festive settings, be it on your Christmas tree, in a window or other display! Only one LI each, offered as a fatpack or in individual colour packs here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Organica/121/107/2501
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These new lightweight trees are only 3LI at packaged size (6 by 6 by 8m) and scale well for both individual and forest applications! They come with three foliage options plus a scripted texture switcher and would make excellent Christmas trees! Mod/copy and mod/transfer editions available! Check them out here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Organica/143/136/2501 

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