Slink @ SL71b!

I am happy to announce that Slink is once again part of the Second Life Birthday celebrations for it’s 17th birthday!

TAXI to SLINK@SL17B

Slink has 2 new releases at our SL17b booth this go around, perfect for summer drinks in the shade with friends! All responsible social butterflies do it online these days, and this cute, slightly sexy little outfit is a perfect fit.

TAXI to SLINK@SL17B

She is called Skylar, and she is modeled here by our very own lovely Ayan. This pack includes all of the colours in the pallette below!

Slink Skylar Poster

Skylar Colours

And to compliment this sexy slinky little number, what better than a cool as a cucumber pair of pristine white tennis shoes!

TAXI to SLINK@SL17B

Leilani and Lan are the Womens and Mens versions of this unisex style! Like Skylar, all of the colours are included in the pack!

Lan and Leilani Colours

And lastly but not in the least, least, the gift! I have made a special pair of the Lan and Lelani tennis shoes in Slinky red just for this event! Happy birthday SL, I hope you have many more! 🙂

Slink Lan & Leilani Gift

TAXI to SLINK@SL17B

 

Big Body Update @ Slink!

Greetings Slinkies!

Slink Demo for product

I have just popped into the redelivery terminals, for your unpacking pleasure, the latest update to the Slink body systems!

Taxi to Slink for your updates!

Everything Redux has been updated today! Slink Physique (Original, Hourglass and Male, and the Bundles), the Slink male and female feet, the Slink male and female hands and the Slink Visage heads.

There are a couple of important features added to this update. In particular:

  • A new neck fitting option has been added to the female Redux bodies and heads so that they can be seamless with the SL default avatar when your body fat slider is set to 0.
  • The Redux male body and heads have also been adjusted to be seamless with the SL default avatar at body fat size 0.
    • These things have the added advantage of being seamless with other brands mesh bodies and heads.
  • I have added a new ALPHA button to the Physique Utilities HUDs for Redux, which will send you a big megapack of alpha layers for every possible need!
  • I have added a number of chat commands that you can use to turn on and off bits and pieces without having to wear the HUD and clicky the buttons!
    • /15 fingernails on (or off) to enable or disable the fingernails
    • /15 toenails on (or off) to enable or disable the toenails
    • /15 stretch on (or off) to enable or disable the shirt stretch (female bodies only)
    • /15 nipples on (or off) to enable or disable the nipples (female bodies only)
    • /15 crotch on (or off) to enable or disable the smooth panty or smooth crotch
    • /15 butt on (or off) to enable or disable the smooth bottom section
  • I have reworked all of the skins that we include with Redux for men and women. There are more skintones with new faces, more options for fingertip and toetip corrective tattoos for non-slink skins, there are PG patches, eyebrows, and for men, beards, body hair and hairbases!
  • We have also fixed a few bugs along the way,
  • And completely rearranged how the body parts unpack to make it easier to understand what to use when and how:
    • Previously you would receive a number of folders, or click on several buttons on the unpacker HUD to receive your items however, that proved to be unwieldy and difficult to maintain, so I have simplified it right down to it’s essence.
    • Now when you wear the initial Slink unpacker HUD, it will send you one single folder with 2 unpackers inside it, plus a notecard detailing Classic and Redux so you can make an informed decision as to which body you need to unpack. Then simply wear the one you need. If you are wearing the Redux unpacker, you will be sent one single folder, and the essential items are right at the top of the folder ready for you to just wear! If you hit “decline” on the folder, you can just click the unpacker and it will send you another one!!
    • If you are a Redux bundle wearer, all of the individual body, hands and feet are included (in their own unpackers right at the bottom of the folder) along with your bundle item, but you do not need to unpack them unless you want to mix and match with other bodies. Just wear your bundle item, and it’s HUD and you’re good to go!

There is also a small update for those of you who still use the Classic body parts – we have made a change to a couple of the internal scripts. You may update if you wish, but it’s not essential!

Taxi to Slink for your updates!

You can find a full list of new version numbers and update notes here.

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.

Visit our Flickr Group pool of active and talented content creators of Slink compatible items.

Join our in-world group to keep up to date with new releases and content information it is free and earns 10% store credit when tag is worn

secondlife:///app/group/54faa901-6fa3-3cfb-56cc-e57788b9508a/about

Slink Resident

Congratulations to our Level One reached Winners.

Level One Winners - Slink

Slink – Homme & Miranda

Now available at the Slink Mainstore

 

We are pleased to announce 2 new Slinky releases at Skin Fair 2020.

Miranda is a new head to the Slink Visage range. She is sweet and youthful with a narrow chin and prominent dimples! Miranda is compatible with Slink Physique Original and Hourglass bodies. She is a Slink Redux (Bakes on Mesh) head and will work with system skins and makeup tattoo layers!  Fully working demo is available for Miranda at the Slink Skinfair Booth!Slink Miranda Head Poster

Homme is a male presenting chest Augment for the Slink Physique Original and Hourglass bodies. Homme comes in 2 versions – one that can use male skin placement, and one that can use female skin placement. Female skins that have cleavage dehancers or no breast shading will work best for the Fem Variant.

Simply wear your Slink Female body of choice, and then wear the most appropriate Homme attachment, and your chest will transform! Available in Redux (Bakes on Mesh) so it works with system skins and clothing. Available now at Skin Fair 2020

(PLEASE NOTE – Due to the UV changes – some textures may warp with this augment)

Slink Homme Chest Poster

 

The Slink Physique Classic (appliers) Body is STAYING!

Hey Slinkies,

As I’ve received the question a few times now, let me clear something up: We are not taking the Classic body parts away! Neither Original, nor Hourglass, nor Male, nor any of the separate hands and feet.

In the notecard I mention a date after which I had planned to take it out of the vendor (at which point the version in your inventory would continue to work and anyone who bought the body could still get a Classic body upon request). I’ve decided to change this. In the next update, I’ll remove the date from the notecard and the Classic body will remain packed in with the Redux body far into the future.

I’m writing this blog now as the update is still a little while away and I didn’t want this to be unclear for folks.

To clarify the original date a little; when I wrote the notecard with Caine, we figured a year from release would be a long enough timeline for people to happily switch to BoM. It was never our intent to force people to do so, and again, the Classic version was to be still available upon request!

To restate this again – Classic isn’t going anywhere and will remain packed in with the Redux body for anyone who prefers to use Classic.

Classic will also continue to work for as long as you have it. We are not and CAN not remove it or make it stop working in any way.

If you have any questions about the Redux body, have a look at the FAQ as I’ve collated many common questions there. If there’s anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out in-world to Slink Resident!

Zoey Pumps @ Slink

I have just popped these on the wall in the ladies section at the Slink Mainstore today!

Zoey Pumps Poster

TAXI TO THE MAINSTORE

These pumps come in 3 heights – Flat, Kitten and Mid – and are able to be worn with the Slink Physique Original and Hourglass body BUNDLES, the Slink female Deluxe feet, and the Slink Female separate feet. If you wear them with the BUNDLE or DELUXE, the height will change when you switch your feet height via the Physique Utilities HUD.

The HUD that comes with Zoey contains 20 colours, able to be applied to 4 separate channels – the main shoe, the straps, the laces and the beads, as well as 3 sole colour options – Beige, Red and Black. You can customise these to every single outfit! She has a beautiful range of complementary colours and even a couple of metallic options! Simply select the colour you want from the buttons on the left, and then click on the shoe parts on the right to apply the selected colour.

Zoey HUD

TAXI TO THE MAINSTORE

 

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!

 

New instore @ Slink this week

We have a couple of new releases in Slink this week! Read on, fellow Slinkies 🙂

First up – I received a few requests from men for Male Dynamic compatible versions of the exxxxxxxxtra long nails that I released for women a week earlier, so here they are!

Designed for Slink Dynamic Male Hands – each set comes with 3 lengths controlled by a handy little HUD. Turn off the nails on your hands before wearing these 🙂

And now – the single most requested item in my to-do list is finally here! BUTT PHYSICS!

I have just today placed on the wall at Slink 2 new augments for the Physique Female body system – the Hourglass Natural Bottom augment and the Original Natural Bottom augment. Naturally these are compatible with the bodies specified in their names and only compatible with Slink bodies. There is also a physics layer included to give you that sexy jiggle – modifiable so you can adjust the settings to your own liking. Redux (bakes on Mesh) only.

(NOTE – May not be compatible with mesh clothing that covers the bottom. In that case, just remove the augment!)

Slink Bottom Augment HG PosterSlink Bottom Augment ORIG Poster

Making an alpha texture? Yes you can!

Among all the Bakes on Mesh hype, we have realised that over the last few years one single important thing has been forgotten when SL’s talented creators have been making new mesh clothing – alpha layers. Alpha layers are now foundational to how we wear clothing in SL, as they were a mere 5 years ago, and for some, they always have been. Alpha layers allow us to arbitrarily hide parts of our Bakes on Mesh enabled bodies (Disclaimer – the body MUST be set-up correctly in order for alpha layers to work).

In Slink’s case, this is the recently updated Redux system. Anything Redux will automatically accept alpha layers, and provided they have a blur applied to them before exporting, you can use the cool alpha mask sliders to move the edges. Alpha layers are much simpler and more versatile to use than alpha cut zone HUD’s ever were. They are fast, they require no extra scripting in the body, and require nobody to setup an auto-alpha script before they sell their items. They are not prone to glitching and won’t accidentally turn off or on parts of your body when you don’t want them to! And – almost ANYONE can make one with a few clicks and a few $L. Of course, an alpha made specifically for the clothing by the creator is ideal, but not required when we can learn how to make them ourselves! 🙂

To this end, I have made 2 tutorials for making alpha textures for use in Second Life. The first is for Photoshop, which is my image editing program of choice and I know exactly what I am doing in there.

The second is for G.I.M.P. which stands for Gnu Image Manipulation Program and I have exactly 30 minutes experience in at the time of publishing this video! It is however very interesting and much improved from the last time I looked at it several years ago and I think I will try and learn it in a bit more depth. G.I.M.P has one big, big advantage over Photoshop. It is open source – which for most means absolutely free and always will be absolutely free. Definitely worth checking out if you want to get into creating! Download G.I.M.P. HERE.

I apologise for the audio quality – it’s not as good as I’d like. Clearly I need to hook up my proper mic for the next one 😀

♥ Sidd

New Extra Long Nails @ Slink

4 new styles of addon nails in the Slink store today! Get your extra, extra, EXXXXTRA long nails on! They come in Square, Ballerina, Oval and Stiletto and each set has 3 lengths from long to super extra how-does-one-use-the-bathroom long!

Taxi to Slink Mainstore

Slink Addon Nails XL Ballerina

Compatible with Slink Dynamic Redux and Classic Female hands (both separate hands and bundles). Disable your built in nails via the Physique Utilities HUD or the Hands and Feet Utilities HUD before wearing these nails.

Taxi to Slink Mainstore

Slink Addon Nails XL Oval

You can use any Slink or Omega nail applier, and you can select separate nails via either Utilities HUD for different polishes just as if they were always part of the hands!

Taxi to Slink Mainstore

Slink Addon Nails XL Square

You will find these in the female body section, underneath the main Dynamic Hands vendor.

Taxi to Slink MainstoreSlink Addon Nails XL Stiletto

Taxi to Slink Mainstore