Category Archives: Slink updates

Slink @ Shoetopia 2017

I am excited to be participating again in this round of Shoetopia, this time as a sponsor alongside some great SL cobblers! Shoes are my first love, before body parts, before hair, before anything else, there were always shoes. Making these was like immersing myself in a warm, scented bath, comfortable and soothing and something I really should be doing more often!

For this round, I present the Bond Girls – Tatiana, Natalya and Xenia!

Slink - Tatiana - Fatpack (1)

Tatiana is a sweet, sexy kitten heel style with a strappy flair around the ankle. She is perfect for these late summer and autumn days when the air is still warm with a hint of freshness. Or, for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, as the days are starting to really heat up, Tatiana is perfect for keeping cool in comfort and style!

Slink - Natalya - Fatpack

Natalya is your quintessential “boardroom to bedroom” style of heel. High enough to be extremely sexy, not too high to wear all day. Natalya is as at home in a power suit as she is in a little black dress. In perfect suede with a metal accent on the heel, Natalya is a very versatile style for every woman.Xenia - Fatpack Options

Xenia is the primadonna of shoes. She is all flair and flounce and definitely not in the “sensible shoe” category. At a height not for the faint of heart, with a bold decorative t-bar, Xenia is a real head turner.

We at Slink have spent the last few weeks re-imagining our HUD, and have come up with a very neat system that gives us a lot of versatility, and in turn gives you a lot of versatility! Each of these beauties in the single colour variant comes with a HUD that allows you to select your sole and metal options where they apply, and the Multipack variant comes with a HUD that allows you to select all sorts of options! You can mix and match to your hearts content with the Multipacks.

Here is a little video I made of the HUD in action!

All three of these ladies will be available in the upcoming round of Shoetopia, starting on September 25th and running through to October the 9th. Taxi 

The Slink Texture Studio – for Creators!

I have just released the Slink Texture Studio. This will help creators to test their applier textures before they are even uploaded! You can pick the Studio up by grabbing a personal HUD (FREE) from the Slink Mainstore, or free from the vendor you see below, or if you have previously been approved for a Skinmakers or Clothiers (includes tattoos and nails) applier kit, you can simply request a redelivery at the redelivery terminal and the Texture Studio is included within those bags! The studio includes 2 female and one male toolkit, and all the bits you need to test out your textures. It also assists you to create your Slink Applier HUD data notecards! Enjoy 🙂

Texture Studio for Creators

A video tutorial for using the Studio can be found here: https://youtu.be/PL_rE-WcG5Y  The video does contain Barbie doll nudity, so view at your own discretion.

Update – Slink Physique hotfixes!

We had a great response to our update just before Christmas, and some wonderful feedback, thank you very much to those that got back to us with comments!

BODY UPDATES

This was an epic project that we undertook over several months of pretty intense work, and, as with anything on this scale, there are bound to be a few little issues that don’t come up until it’s released to the wild, and people start using it for real. That said, this release went very smoothly, with very few issues, and because we don’t like to leave these things too long, we have today released an update with a couple of fixes and a couple of changes based on the feedback we received!

It is currently in the redelivery terminals, and you can get your update right now! Here is what has changed!

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  • updated a script to prevent a potential crash when using the Slink Personal applier HUDs
  • Added some help panels to the HUD layout to assist with screen positioning.
  • Moved HUD to top left attachment point to assist with screen positioning. Editing handles should also be over the S icon, rather than offscreen.
  • [female bodies only] Added a magnification section to the Alpha tab to assist with selecting the smaller areas in the chest and back
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the skin layer not to ignore alpha channels in skin textures, resulting in lighting and texture layer glitches
  • [female original body only] Fixed an issue that was causing the tattoo and stocking layers on the lower legs to clip with the skin layer

CREATORS KIT UPDATES!

We have put updated creator kit bags into the redelivery terminals, adding a few logos here and updating a couple of notecards there but most importantly, we have added 2 new features:

If you previously have a resellers kit/shoe sellers kit, the auto hide and foot switcher scripts will be in those kits when using redelivery to resend yourself those kits.

Auto Alpha scripts for creators, so you can make your own mesh creations turn off parts of the Slink bodies when worn

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Foot switcher scripts for shoe creators! You can now put one simple script in your shoes to tell the Deluxe feet which height foot they should be!! Your customers don’t need to worry about switching via the Deluxe HUD, the feet will automatically set themselves correctly 🙂 (Only for the Slink Avatar Enhancement Deluxe Feet)

For current approved mesh creators, you can request the above as a mesh creators add on kit. Please contact Slink Resident to get your name added to the system! New approvals will receive it when their kits are sent.

(Texture tester mannequins and new 3d files will be coming in the new year!)

Slink Physique? A huge update!!

An update for the silly season??

We at the Slink HQ have been a little quiet lately, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been hard at work, developing new features and products for our wonderful and supportive customers!

Today we are pleased to announce the release of the December 2016 Physique body updates! We have done extensive work on the Physique system, both externally and internally to make for a better overall experience for those who wear these bodies.

If you own one of the 3 Slink Physique bodies, run over to Slink and pick up your free update from the redelivery terminals in the store!!

(if your body is not in the redelivery terminal, drop a NC to Slink Resident and she will help you!)

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

The biggest change you will notice is that we have completely redesigned the HUD. Previously all the features were contained on one page, and adding new features was impossible, simply because we didn’t have the space to do it!

So we sat down and brainstormed our ideal method for interacting with the Physique body, and we hope you will love what we came up with!

You can see the new HUD and its features here

We have separate the features out onto their own individual tabs, so now you can easily navigate to a specific area of the HUD and use just the feature you want, instead of trying to find it among everything else.

We have added new features to Physique as well:

  • added alpha cuts around the chest, back and pelvis to help fit those difficult clothes.
  • the ability to control the strength of the transparency mask on the tattoo, clothing, and underwear layers
  • the ability to tint each layer without having to go to a new HUD to do it!
  • The ability to control the level of glossiness and environment reflections that are applied to specular maps on the different layers
  • The ability to tint the specular maps for some very cool effects!
  • The ability to enable fullbright and glow on your layers. If you want glowy knickers, go for it 🙂
  • We have updated the built in skin textures to make them prettier and shinier, and added some basic makeup options for the Visage heads right on the Physique HUD!

Of course the guys aren’t left out with this update – the Physique Original, Hourglass and the Physique Male are all updated today!

Auto Alpha scripts!

The other big news we have is that we have created an Auto Alpha system that should provide you a lot of flexibility in how you wear mesh clothing with our Physique bodies!

There is a script packed in the body folders to allow body wearers to create their own Auto Alpha mini HUDs to either save with an outfit, save with the folder of clothing, or even add to moddable mesh clothing themselves!

The creators kit should be updated shortly as well to include a script for creators to add to their clothing (among other things!) 🙂

A quick note on backwards compatibility:

At Slink we have a strong aversion to breaking existing content that has been created by other people for our body parts, and this update is no different. The shape and weighting of these bodies has not changed in any meaningful way, and all your appliers and mesh clothing will still work as they always have!

❤ Siddean

New feet, and a big body parts update at Slink!

PLEASE NOTE: All of the single feet are available in the store, and FREE updates to V3 for the seamless ankles, redesigned easy to use Single Set Hands and Feet HUD, built in ankle locker and PHYS size buttons are in the Redelivery terminals.

Both female bodies (Original and Hourglass) have also been updated for free, as have all of the female single hands and all 4 hand packs.

You can get your updates from the redelivery terminals, or contact Slink Resident.

And now…. What is NEW in this release?

  • Warning: Long post, lots of pictures!! Heaps of information!

Today I am releasing the newest sets of feet in the Slink Female Avatar Enhancement range.
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These new feet are Kitten, for all your vintage needs, and Pointe for the dancers among us.


WHY NOW?􀀂

The last time Slink released feet was nearly 3 years ago, with the release of the High style at Shoetopia. For a long time, the feet have only been available as 3 separate purchases, due to the fact that they were released at very different times.

WHY THESE 2 STYLES?

I have had many requests for both of these styles over the last few years. Slink customers wanted a set of feet that was a height between the Flat and the Mid feet, and I’ve often been asked for the Pointe feet for dancers, roleplayers, and photography.

WHAT IS THE DELUXE PACK?

In the new DELUXE PACK, we have combined all 5 sets of feet (3 original and 2 new) into one attachment, and created a HUD for easy selection of the feet style that you need with the click of a button. You can mix and match, and turn them off as needed!

The Deluxe Pack is not an update, it is a new product, available now for the first time.

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WHAT ABOUT THOSE THAT ALREADY OWN FEET?􀀃

We want everyone who already owns one or more pairs of the single feet to be rewarded for their support, but unfortunately our technology doesn’t realistically allow us to extend a loyalty discount exclusively to current feet owners…

So, we have decided to release the single Kitten and Pointe feet at the usual price of $675L each, but for the first 2 weeks after release (3rd April to 16th April) the Deluxe Pack of all 5 feet with improved HUD will be priced at just $1350L, which is equal to just 2 of the single feet! Think of it as buying the Pointe and Kitten styles, and getting the original 3 styles and the very cool Deluxe HUD features as a bonus!

Slink Hands and Feet Utils HUD Feet Tab Guide

After the special offer period, the price of the pack will be increased. This pack will never be this price again, so get in and get it while it’s hot!!

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What else is in this update?

  • All of the female feet have been updated to have a seamless join with the Female Physique original and Hourglass bodies.
  • There is now a built in ankle lock in the Utilities HUD, so no one has any excuse for broken ankles!!
  • The Hands and Feet Utilities HUD has been made over, hands and feet are now on separate tabs for ease of use, and there is a handy infographic included.

Slink Hands and Feet Utils HUD Hands Tab Guide

  • There is now a PHYS button on the hands and feet tabs, which will activate the ankle and wrist best suited for your Physique Original and Hourglass bodies.
  • Because of this, both of the bodies also needed to be updated at the same time. You will find them in the re-delivery terminal. If you want truly seamless ankles, you must update your Physique body.
  • All of the (female) hands, feet and bodies have had a very small update to the latest Omega Script.

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  • The Ballet Slipper style Margot has had a little facelift, and now works with all 5 styles of feet! Margot cleverly listens to the Deluxe feet HUD, to change when you change your feet, and there is also a Mini HUD available for those with single feet, that allows you to match your Margot to your style of feet with the click of a button! It’s pretty cool 🙂 If you previously bought Margot, you will find the update in the redelivery terminal!

 

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Updates and remakes @ Slink

I originally made these boots in 2011 before standard sizing. They were one of the first mesh creations I added to Slink and I loved them very much!

Well now it’s 2015 and I have a beautiful mesh body that was crying out for gorgeous thigh boots. I’ve been wanting to update these for Physique for some time, and I finally got time this week and here they are!

I have also created 24 all new, lovely colours and textures for them, (and updated them for materials support), in both soft leather and shiny, shiny vinyl!  Available now in the Slink Mainstore!

Thighboots Dark Leather Thighboots Dark Vinyl Thighboots Light Leather Thighboots Light vinyl

I have retired the original boots. However, if you previously purchased them and you’d like Physique compatible versions, I have updated them – just get a redelivery in the store for free!

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Physique, Visage, Avatar Enhancements Update @ Slink

The Slink Physique Female body, Hands, Feet and Visage Heads have all been updated today. The 2 major changes are tinting options, and Omega support! Please go to the Slink Store and hit up the redelivery terminals for your updates!!

PhysAd Large New

The Omega system is a universal applier system which allows you to use your Omega HUDs with the Slink Body system. Both Male and Female body systems are now able to use Omega. You need the Slink Omega Activator HUD from the Love -n- Lust Designs store, wear it, your Omega HUD and you’re set to go! Of course, Slink appliers still work!

Physique, Visage and the female hands and feet can now also be tinted. If you want to be purple, green, pastel pink, be my guest! It’s a lot of fun to play with the tinting options. You can tint the skin, tattoo layer, clothing and underwear layer, so if your tights aren’t quite right for you, you can now adjust them 🙂

I have also done a little update to the Physique Male body today, fixed a thing here and there! Nothing mandatory but if you have one, you can also get the update from the redelivery terminal.

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As with updates everywhere, please read the included update notes for what has changed.