Saturday, September 27, 2008

Girls Overalls - Now in Green!

The overall outfit is now available in green, with embroidered bears!

Girl's Green Overalls

If you're a girl kid, this is one of the most flexible outfits you're going to find, with 17 different pieces in the pack!

You get overalls with prim straps that have 3 different pant lengths (shorts, long pants, and rolled pants with prim cuffs) and a cute flexi skirt. The pant lengths are really different, not just slider adjustments. The shorts have stitching along the hem, the rolled pants have tucked wrinkles around the knees, and the skirt has its own pair of Glitch Pants that have a fabric ribbon to match the skirt panels.

You also get two different shirts; a long sleeved striped t-shirt, and a blue short sleeved t-top with teddy bear fabric binding around the neck, and a keyhole and teddy-bear button in the back. Both shirts come "tucked in" on the Undershirt and Shirt layer, and "untucked" on the Jacket layer, so you can mix and match and layer them with other pants and skirts.

Finally, you get a pair of striped tights that match the long-sleeved T-shirt. Like the shirt, the stripes have no seams (although they do distort when you move, of course, since this is SL.) You'll find that the stripes run the way they would on real tights, too; they don't suddenly become vertical on the foot, like some striped stockings you'll find in world.

All the pieces are copy/mod, so you can tint them, shorten the sleeves on the T-shirt, turn the tights into knee socks or anklets, or do whatever else you like, while still keeping a copy intact. You can also set up your favorite combinations, and save them as outfits.

With these pieces, you can mix and match and wear a different combination every day for weeks! Not even counting what will happen when you mix and match with other outfits you already own. :D

All of this for only L$250. Available now from all Kick the Can stores, in the vendor with the other overalls.

NOTE: The Khaki Overalls and Halloween Overalls now have skirts as well! If you bought either of them, and would like the skirt, IM me, (Robin Sojourner,) and I'll drop one on you.

See you in Livingtree!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

New Playset at Pygar's Stuff!


There is a new playset available in my store: a Pirate Ship!

The fine vessel has working cannon and is modifiable. She also comes with a Pirate Captain who is modifiable, and a modifiable and copyable Pirate crew guy, so that you may make your crew as big as you like! The crew guy is only two prims, so making a whole raiding party won't fill your house. :-)

Enjoy! :-D

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lecture Tonight - Seamless Textures & Alpha Channels

Robin Sojourner is going to be giving another lecture tonight, at 6 PM SL time, in the Lecture Area behind the Texture Tutorials.

This week, she's going to be starting with a discussion explaining how to make Seamless Textures in Photoshop. (This was requested last week, which is why it's first. People who know all about Alpha Channels can see that part, and don't have to sit through stuff they could probably teach themselves! :D )

After that, she's going to explain what Alpha Channels are, what makes a 32 bit Targa 32 bits, what White Halos are, and how to avoid them.

Then, if the audience would like to see it, she'll show how to make a stained glass window in Photoshop. (This is the same bit that was shown in the "bonus" time last week, in case you had to leave early, and missed it.)

Finally, there will be a time for questions and answers, although that's likely to run over the allotted hour for the lecture.

It promises to be an informative hour and a bit! If you are interested in learning any of these things, I'll see you there!

Friday, September 12, 2008

New! Purple Overall Outfit for Girls!

The weather is getting cooler in the northern hemisphere, and it's time for warmer outfits!

I've just finished a really cute set of overalls for little girls.

Picture of the Overalls in several different configurations, and from different angles

They are purple, and feature ice cream embroidery on the bib pocket, back pocket, and leg fronts; because what little girl doesn't like ice cream?

The overalls come in 3 lengths; long pants, shorts, and pants that are rolled to mid-calf with prim cuffs that show the ice-cream print fabric lining.

There's also an overall skirt, with matching glitch pants, for days when a little girl just feels like wearing a skirt. It hugs the body to just below the hips, and then widens out into a flexi-prim flare that swings when you walk.

Also included with the outfit is a matching long-sleeved T-shirt and tights, in ice-cream colors stripes. The stripes all match perfectly, with no visible seams at all (although, given the nature of the Avatar mesh, they do stretch and deform as you move.) Even the feet and ankles are made the way striped socks are made in RL, with cherry colored toes and heels, and stripes that match flawlessly all around the foot.

But wait! There's more! You also get a T-top; a shirt made from t-shirt material with a bias tape collar that buttons with an ice-cream-cone button in the back, above a key-hole opening.

Both tops are included on 3 different layers - tucked in for the shirt and undershirt layer, and untucked on the jacket layer, so you can wear the T-top over the T-shirt with the overalls, or wear either one alone, or mix and match them with your other outfits.

And, since everything in the package is Copy/Mod (no transfer) you can shorten the sleeves on the long-sleeved shirt, or make the tights into ankle socks, or tint any and all parts of it, and make dozens and dozens of outfits from just this one set!

Truly, one of the most versatile and fun outfits you're going to find, for little girls on a budget, and for little girls who just like mixing it up!

On sale now, at all Kick the Can locations, including the main store in Livingtree (149, 130, 24.) L$250 for all the pieces (six shirts, four pairs of pants, bib overall "jacket", tights top and bottom, prim overall straps, prim rolled cuffs and flexi-prim skirt.) Mod/Copy/NO Transfer.

See you there!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Question and Answer Session!

The Texture Question and Answer session is over, and I think it went reasonably well.

Of course, I wasn't expecting the first two questions that were asked at all, and most of the ones I did expect weren't asked, but that's what happens in sessions like this!

I used about 1/3 of the material I had prepared, and wound up going over time by almost half an hour. Some people had to go, of course, but those who stayed seemed to enjoy it, and most said that they had learned things.

I learned things too, of course. So there are going to be some changes for the next time.

For one thing, there's going to be a tp gadget in front of the Texture Tutorials, that will take you behind them to the Lecture Area. It's not very far, but you can't see it past the tutorials, and there was some confusion.

I'm also planning to have a planned lesson for the beginning of the Lecture, and then open it to questions for the last 15 minutes or so.

At the moment, I'm thinking about doing a lesson every Wednesday, so I'll probably repeat the same one for a month, two weeks in the evening, and two in the early afternoon, so the people from the States and the ones from Europe can both attend. That should give everyone who wants to see that lesson a chance to do so.

And then I'll retire that one, possibly putting it into a book or something, and do another one. That should give me plenty of time to prepare, and keep things from getting too boring and repetitive.

So, if you were there and noticed something you think I should know, or if you weren't, but you would like to have a lesson about a particular thing, do please comment, and let me know! Thanks!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Texture Q&A with Robin Sojourner

Next Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 6 PM SL Time, Robin is going to be in the Lecture Area behind the Texture Tutorial for an hour, answering whatever Texture Questions people care to ask.

She's planning to use Text Chat, so that there's an Instant Transcript for people to save. Depending on the question asked, there might also be handouts or images put up on the walls there.

So whatever your question is, feel free to ask, and Robin will answer! (She doesn't know everything, of course, so the answer might be "I haven't a clue." But it's still worth asking!)

Questions about things other than Textures, Building, or Sculpts, as used in SL, will be deferred until after the session.

If this goes well, there will be weekly session, at different times, to catch people in various time zones. But first, let's see how this one goes. :D

IM Robin, or check her Picks, for a TP to the Texture Tutorial.

Bring your Questions, and we'll see you there!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Vigil Candles

If you have a candlelight vigil planned, I have just the candles for you!

These are beautiful, realistic candles with animations that allow you to hold them in either your right or your left hand.

4 boxes of candles, with a a closeup and distant shot of them in use. Legend says Adult Sized - Color Changing, Left and right hand animations included, transfer only - buy in packs.

If you are familiar with my candles, these have the same color changing menus, for both the candles and the Bobeche (paper collar). They also have the same menu choices for On, Off, Full Bright, Auto, or Auto Bright. However, they feature new, more realistic flames and just enough Glow to make them really stunning.

Transfer Only. (No Mod, No Copy.) Sold in packs, so you can distribute them, or as a single pair to wear yourself. Prices range from L$560 for a pack of 20 pairs (that's 40 candles, so it comes to L$14 apiece) to L$35 for a single pair.

You can pick a pack of 20, 10, 5 or 1 pair, or if you know exactly how many you are going to need and don't want extras, you can IM me for custom packs, at a sliding discount.

Demo and candles are available now in the Broom Closet at Livingtree (132, 160, 24), or check my Picks for a TP.

See you there!