– M4 Venus skins –

Kept forgetting to do this post and its kinda long overdue but for anyone that still needs a good skin for their M4 venus head that also includes a matching neck texture, the wait is over.
Heres a few skins that i know of myself, There could be more skins on the marketplace so you will have to dig around for them and if you find any or you are skin creator, send me a link and i will include it in this post.

{HIME*DREAM} Kumiko Skin Mod - (M4 Venus/Kemono Body) READ DESCRIPTION



More skins suggested by users:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/aemeth-Lyra-M4-Venus-Skin/16926938
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Hanzel-Demonica-Add-On-M4-Venus/16950834

 

– Battle Angel Alita is actually really good –

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So i just watched the new Battle Angel Alita live action movie and damn was it good. Like, after watching the very first trailers that came out and seeing those really creepy big eyes, i was ready to hate the movie, but as hard as i tried, the movie won me over really fast.

It has really a good cast, all the characters play their part perfectly, and even the alien eyed main character was very likable and kept the movie moving forward. The visuals looked really pretty and all the CGI felt so natural when mixed in with all the real life stuff, it also had some of the most amazing action i have seen in a while, just too bad it was so brief and there was so little of it, maybe thats what made it so good? i dont know but i wanted more.

But anyway, It genuinely feels like a movie that came from the heart of people that really get it and care for the source material, not some cynical board of directors in business suit and ties, formulating it based on the normie focus group results. Its what the GITS live action movie should have been like, with its cynical pandering to normies who dont watch movies like that anyway. It does not take any unnecessary bullshit “creative liberties” and faithfully follows its source material, it brought back so many memories of the anime, now i wanna rewatch it and maybe even read the manga to see what happens next because i dont think it made enough money to warrant a sequel sadly :C

I think this movie would have made a lot more money if it wasnt for the downright bizarre choice to make her eyes so fucking huge and shapeless and wrinkly around them, why not just give her a pretty JRPG style face or better yet, why not just make her normal like EVERYONE ELSE around her so she wouldnt stand out like taken out of a different movie and slapped on top, and would blend in with the rest, and they would have saved a shit ton of money in the CGI department too !

Anyways, go see it, its a quality movie and you wont be bored.

– Some minor updates –

There has been an update to the M4 Venus head that fixes a problem with the LL neck not accepting neck textures if the necks and appliers were worn in a specific order.

There has also been an update to the site to remove all the adds, some users may experience an error trying to view it so tell them to clear their browser cache.

– PSA for anime, short and femboy avatars, you are in possible danger –

Warning, If you are an anime avatar, a femboy, shortstack, got a realistic chest size or body height and like to hang out in adult sims and partake in lewd activities, you are in danger of getting banned for ageplay.

Another edit: I have removed a big chunk of this post due to the way i worded it has offended a lot of people and confused many more, So let me make myself more clear, this only effects people that do lewd stuff in anime avatars that are not large breasted or tall, if you look unmistakably mature or just a modest individual that’s not into lewd stuff, you have nothing to be afraid of. And admittedly i am not psychic so i cant really know for sure whats going on over at LL and how they do their investigations, i do however know for a fact that there has been 2 cases of false positive bans that were reversed after months of fighting for a real investigation to be done.

With that being said, here’s the situation, more and more anime and femboy avatars are getting banned, and there are rumors that this is happening because of a group of trolls going around adult anime places and looking for easy targets to report. So here are some common sense precautions you should take to avoid that from happening to you

Profiles

First and for most, your profile alone can get you in trouble,  do no put any explicit pornographic material in your profile such as a picture of your avatar with your dick or tits hanging out, that is against the TOS and will get you banned if someone reports you. Second, dedicating your profile to talk about your kinks can also result in some unwanted attention coming your way.

DO NOT put links to your naughty flickr gallery in your profile, that alone can be used as evidence against you. Its a good idea to have a separate flickr account for lewd stuff and  do not name/register your lewd flickr account under the same name as your avatar,  making it easier to link it to you.

Lastly, It does not matter that your avatar is not underage, it does not matter that the anime character you are portraying is 25 years old in the show, and it will not matter what you will put in your profile about it, people will arbitrarily decide your avatar’s age for you and will report you for it.

Places to be and avatars to wear

Be mindful of the sim rating you are in, if you are in a sim rated G, dress as modestly as you can even if no one else around you does, you can get banned simply for having your tits out in a G rated sim.

Dont go to adult rated sims if you arent 2 meters tall and dont have massive boobs, and even if you are, only go to anime and furry themed places (although looks like even those arent safe anymore now either)

Dont go to ANY normie infested places wearing sexually suggestive outfits, it will rustle their jimmies and give them the incentive to scan through your profile for something they can report you for.

If you are a femboy, you are pretty much at risk everywhere you go, if you wear anything sexy, they wont bother looking under your skirt to check for that bulge, they will see your flat chest and think you are an underage girl. Some femboys (a lot of them actually) look like kids so the whole “im a boy” part is not much of a defense because well, you still look like a kid, a boy kid.

Always pick an appropriate avatar/outfit to match the place you are going to, even if your whole style and way of life is to look like a half naked cock hungry semen demon, make some compromise, and keep your explicit outfits for the privacy of your bedroom.

If you do have an actual child avatar as your main avatar, DONT go to adult rated sims wearing that, LL will not care to do any actual investigation to know for sure if you were using that avatar or an appropriate adult avatar during your kinky time, they will just look at the screenshot of your avatar and read your chat logs and will assume you were looking like that when you were doing it. It is also a good idea to simply not mix the 2 life styles together at all, make a separate account for your adult related stuff.

What to do where and with who

DO NOT POSEBALL IN PUBLIC, this is a sure way to get yourself banned, i know its kinky, i know its exciting, but unless you have a big tiddy bitch normie avatar, dont do it. Even if its some niche hangout populated only by like-minded individuals, you may have pissed someone off on some message board and they can just revenge report you to get back at you, so keep it behind closed doors.

Try doing it only with people you know well and trust and only in a place that is owned by you or them with parcel privacy/invisibility enabled and access restricted, dont use those 1 hour sky box rentals, dont use other people’s homes.

Dont do it with people that look like a ban waiting to happen, people that are clearly not following these common sense guidelines and are walking around in sexualized questionable age avatars, if they get banned, you and anyone else they did it with in the past few weeks are going down with them, no questions asked.

When LL does their “investigation” they will most likely just go through your chat logs, so try not to RP in IMs, use external chats if you can, and if you cant help it, use local chat and do not use words like “little”, “young”, “daddy”, “mommy” or anything else that can be misconstrued as ageplay without proper context, i know its a bummer if you just wanna have some kinky incest RP going, but its best to take precautions.

Be vigilant

Spread the word of places and that are linked to avatars getting banned.
Warn any new players about the dangers of doing lewd stuff on SL.
If you are a sim or a parcel owner and you know anyone that goes around reporting people willy nilly, remove them form your place, or notify the owner of the place if you dont own one.

So yeah, thats that stay safe and dont do “ageplay”

– M4 Venus rigging dummies –

The rigging/animation dummies are done, you will also find the necks for the M4 Venus head if you wanna adapt it to your own body or body part mod, everything is in different object layers

Get them here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/zdygf5yqw67j63y/M4V_dummies.zip/file

– M4V LL neck and other updates –

M4 Venus LL necks and M4 texture appliers

A small but important update for skin creators and people that wanna use the LL neck, The M4 Appliers have been updated to support the LL neck texture for the venus head, you will need to update your venus head as well and grab the updated LL necks.

Other updates

Updated the LL skin appliers in the bonus item box of the M4 Anime and Chibi heads, the skins had finger and toe nails drawn in wrong places, looking messed up on mesh hands and feet, its fixed now, also included the manuals that were missing from the latest versions.

Fixed the MGA2 Venus body suits, there as a UV error on the belly and the small chest version of the suit had a typo in the texture selection script that made the red texture not load.

– M4 Venus Head –

You wanted it, you got it ! The M4 Bento Venus head is here!

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– What is Different from the other M4 heads ? –

Unfortunately, there are no alternative nose or eye socket shapes, but as a tradeoff the head is backwards compatible with M3 Venus appliers and retains the M3 tear effect!
you now have full compatibility with old M3 Venus appliers (skins, eyes, brows, lashes, blush, tears) as well as M4 Venus appliers, however because of this specific compatibility, other M4 and M3 head skins that were not made specifically for the venus head, will not work with the M4 Venus. One thing to note is that mouth uses M4 mouth textures instead of the mouth included on the M3 Venus skins.

As mentioned before, this particular head has the tears option, you can access it through the blush button by clicking it repeatedly till it switches from blush mode to tears mode. Due to a technical limitation regarding alphas, switching on tears, sets the eyelash texture to alpha masking in order to not clash with the tear alpha, this degrades the quality of some eyelash textures. One interesting thing we noticed very late into development is that for whatever reason that same alpha clash bug is not happening between the blush layer and tears, we will look into why this is happening (or more like, why its not happening) and hopefully we can implement tears in other M4 heads. A separate HUD button for tears will be implemented with future updates but for now if you wanna have both and you know what youre doing, first turn on tears and than unhide the blush using SL’s build menu.

The default eye size setting is now size 2, if you make the eyes bigger in the appearance editor, use eye size setting 1 in the M4 HUD to match it.
The Rikugou necks will apply Rikugou skin tones to the rest of the head if you select a skin from the HUD, light skins will apply Rikugou A tone, dark skins Rikugou B
the LL/normie neck will apply its own tone to the head as well for the medium skin tone, matching the medium LL skin tone from the appliers included in the bonus item box.

– M4 Venus neck blending tutorial –

This tutorial will show you how to blend your Kemono/AV2/Rikugou/LL body skin texture with your M4 Venus head’s neck using Blender.

I will assume you already know the basics of how to use blender, if not, this older M4 neck blending tutorial covers the process in greater detail.

If you haven’t already, download the M4 Venus texture development kit and find the “M4V_neck blending kit.blend” file and open it in Blender.

What is where (object layers)

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Step 1, baking the neck texture.

Make sure you are in “Blender Render” mode at the top bar.
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Select the object layers you will be working with, for example if you are transferring texture of the Kemono body UV onto the M4 neck UV, select both of those layers (you can select multiple layers by holding shift).

Select the source object (a neck with original UV or the M4 head stub).

Go to texture data tab on the right and click “New”.
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Click “open” and select the source texture that you wanna bake onto the M4 UV neck.
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Now hold shift and select the M4 UV object that you will be transferring the texture onto.

Press tab to enter edit mode and than press A to select all polygons if its not already selected.

In the UV editor window on the right, click “+New” to create a new image, set a name and set the resolution to 512 x 256 and click “OK”.
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Go to render tab and scroll down to baking options.
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Bake method has to be set to “Texture”
“Selected to active” checkbox needs to be marked.
Margin needs to be at least 32 or higher for best result(it extends the edges of the rendered image to fix problems like black seams).
Leave “Distance” and “Bias” alone for now unless you are getting spots where the texture inst baked right.

Click “Bake”, once done, save your image somewhere from the “Image” menu in the UV editor window on the right.
Step 2, baking the head texture.

Pretty much same deal as before, select the M4 head stub object and set its texture in the image tab to be the texture of your head, hold shift and select the M4 neck onto which you want to bake your head texture onto, make new image in UV window, bake your texture and save it.
Step 3, merging the baked textures.

I wont go deep into details on how to use an image editor since i assume, as a skin maker, you already know how it works lol.

So anyway, fire up your image editor and paste both baked images into it, layering one over the other.

Select a very soft eraser and start erasing away the top or bottom half of one of the textures till the 2 blend together.

You can test how your textures blend by loading them onto the included necks or test them ingame using the local texture option.

– Soon –

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– Normie head update –

Version 7.0c

Fixed an ugly gap on the right side of the forehead.
Fixed a UV error with the kemono neck that caused a triangle to show on both sides, but in process of fixing it, Avastar ate the rig and i had to reconstruct it, as result there are now very light seams around where the neck
connects with the head on the kemono and avatar 2.0 necks and i have no idea how to fix that, you wont notice it unless you specifically look for it but i will fix that in a future update.

Oh yeah and the permission error is still there, hopefully will fix that soon too, but it will work if you edit it wile wearing or rezzed on the ground.

Version 7.0b (previous update before 7.0c, forgot to post it here)

Fixed the seams around the face and neck.
Fixed bad rigging around ears that caused a huge gap to show.

There is a permission error making the head no mod in inventory but you can still mod it when wearing it or when its rezzed. Will fix this soon too.