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Grow with Slink Instagram Giveaway

 

Follow Slink.SL on Instagram and Comment in the promotional image for this giveaway with your SL Username.

We want to expand our online presence to now include Instagram, as we know that many of the Second Life movers and shakers are all about Social Media and this way, we get to share our stories with you. We look forward to expanding our Slink.SL Instagram with motivational views, with content from our users and whatever we feel will add a little bit more positivity to a Slink follower’s day.
We want to see our followers grow and to ensure we are paying attention down here in Slink land, we wanted to give ourselves some goals. When we reach 100 followers (Level 1.) we will give away 10 Slink Physique Body Bundles to 10 individual followers, that have followed and commented with their Second Life username. When we reach 500 followers (Level 2.) we will give away 20 Slink Physique Body Bundles to 20 individual followers and when we reach 1000 followers (Level 3.) we will give away 30 Slink Physique Body Bundles. That is 60 Slink Physique Body Bundles to win, and each winner will get to choose Body Bundle they want to receive from our collection…Physique Original, Physique Hourglass or Physique Male.

As we reach each goal we will use all Second Life usernames and followers combined up until that point to pick the winners, so if you do not win at level 1 you can still win 2 or 3. You must still be following when winners drawn. Winners will be random and selected by Slink Resident.

We look forward to growing with you, and this will be the first of many Slink in Second Life promotional endeavors.

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Slink @ The Winter Shop and Hop!

We are pleased to announce that we are once again participating in the Second Life Shop and Hop event! Wear your Slink Group Tag while you’re there and you will receive 10% Slink store credit on your purchases.

We have 25% off everything in our booth at the event including the Physique Female Body bundles, the Physique Male Body Bundle, all of our new heads and a nice selection of shoes and clothing from the Slink store.

As well as that, we have 2 new releases also at 25% off, and a couple of cute little festive gifts for the ladies.

Slink Billie Poster

The Billie Sweater – cute little minidress in 18 colours, all selectable via a handy HUD! An all in one essential for the cold months! Designed for the Slink Physique Original and Hourglass bodies, with an option for Petites as well. Pair with some nice warm leggings and….

Marion Boots Poster

…the Slink Marion Boots! They are long, they are sexy, they are practical and comfy with their wedge heels! You won’t slip on the ice in these! Designed for the Slink Physique Original and Hourglass and the Slink Deluxe/Kitten feet! Billie comes in 18 colours with a HUD to change the colour of the wedge, boot, laces and zip individually for many, many combinations! While you are at the Winter Shop and Hop, you can pick up both the Billie Sweater and the Marion Boots in one purchase with the special offer pack….

Slink Marion and Billie Poster

Both styles in one pack – 18 matching colours on 2 handy huds!

Slink Billie Festive Gift

We also have a couple of gifts at the Shop and Hop! This festive version of the Billie Sweater, perfect for curling up in front of the fire with a cup of cocoa and a big pile of wrapping paper….

Slink Bauble Earrings Gift

… and if you ever wanted to wear a bauble on your ears, now is your chance! 11 colours with 2 different metal options, these earrings are sure to get you in the holiday mood!

Pop over to the Winter Shop and Hop today! While you’re there check out the other great creators also participating in the event!

 

Introducing Slink Redux! Bakes on Mesh @ Slink

I am so excited to announce that we are finally able to release our huge body parts update to bring Bakes on Mesh to Slink.

We have been working on this update for well over a year now and have really been looking forward to this day when we can show you what we’ve been working on and how this update improves our products now and going forward.

Teleport to Slink for Updates!

Jacquie

Demonstrating layering of tattoos and makeup on unreleased BOM compatible Slink Visage head, Jacquie, with a beautiful 2013 skin from Glance.

First up – what the heck is Bakes on Mesh?

I have created a little FAQ for this very question which I will update as people ask questions while they are exploring the new body bits. You can read it here: Slink Bakes on Mesh and Redux FAQ

In short – Bakes on Mesh is a Linden Lab project that is designed to let us access the baked system texture worn by the default SL avatar, and send it to our mesh bodies. This means that Redux is a true system body replacement now – instead of needing to use appliers and scripts to texture your body parts it’s as simple as wearing a system layer.

Linden Lab have increased the resolution of the baked texture from 512 to 1024, and DOUBLED the number of layers we are able to wear all at once so the options are.. well unlimited.

Teleport to Slink for Updates!

I have created a tutorial video to show you through the new HUD and the new features and changes we have made to the Slink body system with this update.

Bakes on Mesh is currently available on the Official Second Life viewer, with 3rd party viewers to follow as they get their code updated.

But I hear you asking – “but what about the current body and all those appliers I have purchased or made over the last few years??” They aren’t going anywhere! The current body has been labelled “Classic” and you will find it packed along with the Redux update as a separate unpacker option. We have decided to leave a significant amount of time before we even consider removing it from the pack, to give people a chance to adjust and make the transition at their own pace. And even then, everything “Classic” will continue to work for as long as you want it to.

However having said that, we do recommend that you give Redux a try. It’s super easy to use, and there is already a ton of content that will work with it, both old and new. If you are a creator, there is no need to give your textures away! All you will need to do is turn them into system layers after you upload them, the way we used to do only a few years ago before mesh bodies were ever a thing. (It was only late 2014, for those who are curious)

Teleport to Slink for Updates!

Point of note – for those who care about reducing their avatar rendering cost – the Classic version of the Physique Original body, Dynamic Hands and Deluxe feet had an ARC of nearly 16k. Still low when you think about the fact that some mesh items run in the hundreds of thousands ARC, however, the new Redux bundle all in one attachment that includes hands and feet?  Around 3600 ARC. That’s a substantial reduction and worth upgrading for! Almost feels like wearing nothing at all!

Stupid Sexy Flanders

I mentioned above how this will improve our products going forward. Well, removing all the extraneous layers, extra sizes that will never be used, consolidating the body geometry down into 2 pieces from 27 and removing all of the alpha zone cuts significantly reduces my overhead in maintaining and updating all of that content, as well as that of my scripter as he has completely overhauled the underlying script system and streamlined it all to make it much more efficient and consistent across all body parts. This opens us both up to spending less time doing body updates and more time creating new content, which is what we both really love doing. And boy do we have plans!! First out of the gate though – Updates for Emma and Becky to both Bento and BOM, and then new heads. After that.. well it’s a secret for now 😉

Teleport to Slink for Updates!

Slink @ Hair Fair 2019

 

This year Slink is at HairFair 2019. I have not done hair in a really long time but I’ve really enjoyed getting back to my roots – no pun intended! 😀 I have tweaked my textures, added several more cool dyes and neon highlight colours, and created a fun new HUD that lets you dye your hairstyles by zone. Want black hair and bright pink bangs? It’s yours! Dark Blonde with white streaks? Go for it! Want to be a Lorikeet with pink and blue and green and yellow? My friends, you can do it! The hairstyles at Hairfair 2019 have a number of colour zones, and I have included a handy guide for each style so you can see which is which when you wear the style and change the colours.

I am also doing away with individual colour packs and fancy combinations of colours. You get every single colour with a simple single purchase of $450L, including the near endless colour combinations.

The best part? 30% of every single sale in the Slink booth at Hairfair 2019 will be donated to Wigs for Kids. You can read more about them here: Wigs for Kids

Taxi to the Blonde Sim at Hairfair 2019

Slink Imogen Poster

Taxi to the Blonde Sim at Hairfair 2019Slink Millie Poster

Taxi to the Blonde Sim at Hairfair 2019Slink Nora Poster

Taxi to the Blonde Sim at Hairfair 2019Slink Catherine Poster

Taxi to the Blonde Sim at Hairfair 2019

 

 

Slink @ Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Slink Denim Booty Shorts Main

Slink - Booty Shorts HUD

Slink is a Sponsor of the 4th Annual Mesh Body Addicts Fair . For our exclusive item (available in the store after the event)  I have released these Denim Booty Shorts in six colours with six belt colour options. You can purchase in single colours with belt HUD included, or the multipack of all colours and belts. The shorts include Physique Original and Physique Hourglass sizes. A demo is available in our booth.

TP to Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Mesh Body Addicts Fair 2018

SL Project Viewer – Bakes on Mesh

Linden Lab have done something really good with this latest update, and there are a few things I want to talk about to try and answer some of the questions and concerns I have seen around the SL social sphere over the last few days.

Bakes on Mesh – what is it?

Bakes on Mesh is a project viewer currently available here: SL Project Viewer, Bakes on Mesh

The project will allow us to set our mesh bodies, hands, heads and feet to display the textures that are worn on the SL avatar’s system layers. This means skins, tattoos, underwear, clothing, and alpha layers can all be used on a mesh avatar that has been set up for Bakes on Mesh.

Siddean in TULI

The project is still in development, and I imagine it will be for a little while, but LL has surprised us with fast releases of feature updates before, so Slink is getting ready for it now.

There’s been a bit of confusion and misinformation spreading around about this project. In general people seem to be very excited about it, and those who truly understand what it means for our avatars are *really* excited about it!

Some dot points below, to hopefully answer some questions, as far as I know it!

  • System skin layers, tattoo layers, clothing layers and alpha layers all work. The mesh needs to be flagged by it’s creator, and properly setup for alpha layers to work as intended.
  • Hands and feet alone will not be possible without some changes on LL’s end. There is no way to hide the hands and feet by themselves, and make the system legs appear. The way the flagging works makes the entire lower body and upper body disappear when a flagged mesh is worn.
  • You do not need a full body alpha to wear a Bakes on Mesh flagged mesh. If the flag is present when you wear the mesh, the body section it is flagged for disappears. eg: if you have a lower body mesh, the entire SL avvie lower body will disappear when you turn on the Bakes on Mesh flag.
  • There is still a need for appliers for nailpolishes, specular maps and normal maps.
  • Multiple layers in a body mesh or head mesh are no longer necessary with a couple of cavats:
    • The old symmetrical arms and feet have come back to haunt us. That means those of us who have been offering asymmetrical tattoos for the last x years have to find a workaround that allows people to still have that function. For now, that means appliers.
    • stockings do not wrap around toes, therefore a separate stocking layer will be required – again this means appliers.
  • Heads should be the simplest thing to adapt to. We can wear 62 layers, which should be more then enough for you to wear many layers of freckles, moles, eyebrows, lipstick, tattoos, hairbases etc.
  • You organise what goes on top of what through your outfit editor, not through applier layers.
  • Alpha layers means that we no longer need to split our mesh bodies up into multiple little pieces with 8 material faces, and try to read the minds of mesh clothing creators to make a set of alpha cuts that doesn’t leave bits of bodies sticking out where they shouldn’t. The alpha is back in the hands of the clothing creator, and should be made alongside the clothing, and worn as you would wear any alpha layer. Provided the body is setup properly, this will just.. work.
  • Mesh clothing creators no longer need to mess about with auto alpha scripts! (yay)
  • Outfit creation is a lot easier
  • Changing mesh body parts is also a lot easier provided both bodies are setup for bakes on mesh. The body takes whatever you’re wearing on your system body and you’re done! No more digging around for your favourite skin and makeup appliers every time you wish to change heads.
  • You should not need a special HUD to activate this feature. This is a free update that LL are doing for us, and creators need to setup their mesh body parts to take advantage of it.
  • This should cut down a lot on extra polygons, textures that glitch and take up a bunch of system resources and script usage in mesh body parts as the parts that handle appliers and alpha cuts are all taken care of in this project.
  • In the meantime – keep your appliers, as they will continue to work on your current body parts, but you should expect to be keeping system layers for the future as well.
  • Mesh clothing creators should look into making alpha layers if they don’t already (some do, but due to differences between the system body geometry and mesh body geometry, some alterations may need to be made)
  • Skinners, makeup artists and clothing creators who make clothing for appliers should look into putting their creations onto system layers if they don’t already.
  • If a mesh head or body part doesn’t conform to the system avatar UV – that’s ok. Skinmakers who have made head textures could make a version specifically to fit that head, if necessary.

We are so, so excited about this update – we need to talk to the people at Linden Lab about a few little changes that won’t affect the end user, but could make a big impact on those of us who create these things for you, but as it is now, it’s so much fun to play with and think about and plan for! We have some great plans going forward to use this feature to it’s fullest advantage, and hopefully make the lives of our creators, and our customers (and ourselves!) very much easier.

Feel free to contact me (Siddean) if you have any questions and I’ll try to answer as much as I am able!

 

SALE & Body Bundles INFO

Slink End of Year Sale Image

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I am having a sale at Slink from now until December 31st. Most Slink items in the store are discounted by 25%. (Does not include 1 Bad Pixel, or the new body bundles). Read below for Bundles info.

Don’t forget you can pick up giftcards in the console in the centre hallway as you walk into the store 🙂

Now at Slink Mainstore

For any assistant please contact Slink Resident

Demos are available for all items in the store.

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We have Bundled our Female and Male bodyparts into package at a discounted price ongoing.

Female Bundles : 2800L Each

Physique Hourglass Body Bundle

Slink - Physique Hourglass Bundle Physique Hourglass Body, Dynamic Hands – Bento Compatible (including idle animation and stiletto nails), Deluxe feet.

 

Physique Original Body Bundle

 

Slink - Physique Original Bundle

Physique Original Body, Dynamic Hands (including idle animation and stiletto nails), Deluxe feet

Male Body Bundle – 2250L

Slink - Physique Male Body Bundle

Physique Male Body, Dynamic Hands – Bento Compatible (including idle animation and stiletto nails), Male Feet.

 

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Slink @ UBER and Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Hello all! This month I have 3 new releases, exclusive to 2 different events that are going on at the moment!

I was invited by Sissy Pessoa of Baiastice to be her guest this month for the UBER 3rd birthday celebration! She was very sweet and kind to think of me, and give me this opportunity, so of course I jumped at it!

I created these extreme ballet style heels for the event, and you can find them at UBER. They are something I have wanted to create for a very long time, and I am very happy with how they have turned out!

Monica Ballet Heels

They come in 8 colours and a multipack, and have a subtle bump and specular map to give a realistic shine and texture to the surface of the leather. Available now at UBER.

Mesh Body Addicts fair is the other big news of August, and I am very happy to be a sponsor at this big event! I have created the exclusive Gina shift dress for this event, and a brand new set of sheen body appliers for the Slink Physique bodies!

Gina Main Vendor

Gina is a sexy body-con shift dress in 8 colours that match the Siren stiletto heels available in the Slink shoe department. She includes both Physique Original, and Physique Hourglass sizes, and is equipped with an Auto Alpha configuration, so all you need to do is wear it!

Phys Specular HuD Vendor

The Body Sheen and Detail applier provides body detailing in a subtle bumpmap, and 3 different levels of sheen, from very light, to very heavy. The gloss level and tint of the sheen can be customised through your Physique HUD, on the Effects tab. This applier applies the effects to the Physique female bodies, Slink hands and feet, and Visage heads, (the heads are still to be updated, so the gloss and tint does not currently affect them)

Both the Gina Dress and the Body sheen and detail applier can be found in my booth at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair

As always, my products are best viewed with Basic and Atmospheric shaders on, and advanced lighting on! I have made a handy snapshot of my graphics settings, so you know what to enable to see your Slink products with all their features! 🙂

Materials Preferences setup

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Slink Dynamic Hands (aka Project Bento comes to Slink)

I am happy to announce the release of the first of Slink mesh body parts for the updated SL Skeleton (Project Bento) which allows for nice and realistic animations for hands and faces.

Dynamic hands vendor

About the Dynamic Hands

This release is for the girls! (guys, yours are coming soon, promise!) The new Slink Dynamic hands are now available for purchase in the Slink Mainstore!!

BUT – the great news for people who already own the Slink Avatar Enhancement Mesh Hands, these are an UPDATE!! Details about the update are below.

These hands are made to be similar to the popular Avatar Enhancement static pose hands, but with the added benefit of being able to animate them! They work with all of your Slink and Omega skin, clothing and nail appliers, and they now respond to the glossy, environment and mask sliders on the Physique body Utilities HUD.

The Stiletto nails option is now its own addon (included with the hands!). This lets me offer 3 different nail lengths for that style as well as the original.

The nicest thing about animated hands is that they will work with animations from Slink, or anyone who makes animations for the updated skeleton. You will need an updated viewer to see these hands properly.

Also available in the store now is the first of what I hope to be many pose sets for these hands. This set is representative of the original static set that we have had available for the last couple of years.

Static Pose Vendor

Update details – or who gets what?

  • If you previously purchased the Multipack of the Slink Avatar Enhancement female mesh hands, you will receive the new Dynamic Hands, the included idle animations, which give your hands a subtle lifelike movement, the Stiletto Nails addon and HUD, and the complete pose HUD shown below, containing the 15 poses from the original AvEnhance hands.
  • If you purchased the smaller packs 1, 2 or 3, you will receive the hands, the Stiletto Nails addon and HUD, the idle animations and a pose HUD loaded with the 5 poses from the pack you already own.
  • If you purchased one or more of the single hand sets, you will receive the Dynamic hands, the Stiletto Nails addon and HUD, and a pose HUD loaded with the single poses from the pack you already own. You will be able to purchase the idle animations separately in the store. If you purchased more than one base static pose previously, you will be able to add the extra poses to one single copy of the pose HUD. Instructions for doing this are in the pack 🙂  You will also be able to purchase the full static pose HUD in the Slink store!

You can now go to Slink, hit up the redelivery terminal and get your updated hands by simply requesting another copy of your hands purchases.

If your purchase is not in the redelivery terminal, contact Slink Resident inworld to fix it.

Slink – Claw Nails

Female Claw Nails Vendor

 

Slink Claw Nails have been updated to be an all in one add on for all Slink Female feet. Claw Nails & Pawpads are compatible with the Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet so that you can use your Slink or Omega nail huds to choose your own polished look.

This is an add on item, you must have Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet (single or deluxe) to be able to wear them.

If you have a previous version of the female claw nails you can update them free to the new system. Contact Slink Resident for updates.

There is a demo available to try in the store

Slink Mainstore