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!

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 Releases from Organica for June 5

 

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This new field item includes both scripted and unscripted versions of a mesh tile which can be used to create lavender fields! Great for small gardens or large fields. Mass texture change available by linking multiple copies together. Mod, copy, no transfer, with copy only scripts. Available In-store and on the Marketplace.

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This new wooden carving is now available for home decor! 5LI at packaged size, mod, copy, no transfer. Available in-store and on the Marketplace.

Additionally, now’s a good time for me to touch on Organica’s own Facebook page, which has been around for a bit but through which I’ve not really updated much lately. If you’d like to keep updated via Facebook, all further home & garden posts from this blog will also be linked over here: https://www.facebook.com/Organica-Specialty-Landscaping-and-Decor-1544111192469130/ 

 

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!

 

Two new trees available + more!

 

First off, the store has moved. It can now be reached hereSome older field plant items (such as the daffodils and the tiger lillies) have been converted to mesh (a housekeeping item that had until now been left unaddressed) and other products are still being moved/reorganized/sorted for retirement. Your feedback on the new layout would be much appreciated; please feel free to IM me (Aki Shichiroji) directly.

In the mean time, here are a few new releases!

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This new release features all-new hand-painted foliage and trunk textures, low LI and is materials-ready. Mod/transfer and mod/copy, both available in-store here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Organica/157/133/2501

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Give your backyard character with this huge old elm! This huge and hearty tree will tower above you at almost 20m and comes with three foliage textures! At 27LI, this tree provides a wonderful eye-catching centerpiece to you yard! Mod/transfer and mod/copy, both available in-store here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Organica/138/146/2501

New Pleated Blinds!

New this week at Organica, check out this set of horizontal pleated blinds! They’re great for any window and can be adjusted for full length through a simple setup & confirmation! Once set up, you’ll be able to set them open, quarter, half, 3/4 or fully closed.

This set features hand drawn prints of hops, barley and grapes. Each blind is 2 LI and mod/copy with a copy only script.

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Much thanks go to NeoBokrug Elytis of Desolate Studios, who provided scripting help for this item.

New floor lamps this week for The Neighbourhood!

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New to the Organica main store this week are these elegant floor lamps, featuring stained glass shades with a polished steel body.  Click to turn on & off and be sure to view with the advanced lighting model (including projectors!) for the full effect! 1 LI each, mod, copy, no transfer. Grab the fatpack here for only L$150 Saturday, July 4!

New releases from Organica for Candy Fair 2015!

 

Candy Faire 2015 starts today and runs thru ’till July 17th!

 

Organica has a few new releases to go along with last year’s treat-related goodies!

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This cute ice-cream themed house is great for use as both a ground and sky-based home! It’s optimised for materials viewing, so I highly recommend running it to view! Mod, copy, no transfer, exclusive to the Candy Fair for the duration of the event!

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This set of topiaries is a new gacha machine which can be found in the Candy Fair gacha garden! Each topiary is 1 LI and they’re all materials optimized. There is no rare in this machine and they can be exchanged for a mod/copy version at the Organica main store landing point! Last year’s souffles can also be found at the gacha garden.

Lastly, the ornamental banana plants have a few new candy-themed ‘skins’ – These will be exclusive to Candy Fair, so get ’em while you can! They are mod, copy, no transfer and 4 LI each.

You can find Organica’s booth at Candy Fair at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lifestream/59/92/499
See you there!

The Neighbourhood – June 6 2015

Pop by today and tomorrow for Organica’s contribution this month to The Neighbourhood event!

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This low LI tree includes four texture sets both as static and scripted editions, featuring green, deep red, bright red and winter foliage. All texture sets are materials-ready, and the tree is 5 LI at packaged size. Available both mod/trans and mod/copy – at the low introductory price of L$100 and L$150 respectively, this weekend only!

Drop on by and check out what else we have to offer!

Eight new hibiscus plants available now!

New today for The Neighbourhood are these new hibiscus bushes!

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Available separately or as a fatpack, these flowered bushes are available as both efficient 1 LI and 7LI bushes (with mesh blossoms)! This pack features a variety of fanciful varieties (mostly tropical) and takes advantage of bump-mapping, so if you can run advanced lighting, it’s highly recommended that you do so!

As part of the Neighbourhood promotion, the full Fancy Pack is only L$200 and each individual variety is L$25, for the duration of Saturday, Feb 7 (SLT) only! This introductory price will return to normal after that, so be sure to drop by as soon as you can to take a gander at these beautiful blossoms!  Pick ’em up here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Organica/128/150/55