– Updates –

Some updates for the 2 new Rikugou armors.

Heavy armor:
Fixed a problem with the riffle, when setting damage to 0 caused the bullet to loose physical properties.
Included missing readme.

Predator armor:
Added a face piece that can be seen through the mouth of the helmet so that you wouldn’t need to wear a full head under it, reducing render complexity.
Fixed an error in the readme about a scripted weapon that doesnt exist in this set.

– Contest over! –

– Contest over! –

Ladies and Germans, the Rikugou customization contest is over and here are the lucky winners!

First place

izanami

Izzanami Dagostino with her tank turret robot girl thing inspired by bastion ffrom overwatch.
More pictures here: http://imgur.com/a/gF9Mf

You can see it in action in these videos
Tank mode: https://i.gyazo.com/42f272b80ff9020dd72696dfda96e0cd.mp4
Turret mode: https://i.gyazo.com/f4f91132b9f3100ee1f4457ae9242f6f.mp4

Second place

————akisa ashe

Ashe’s Kampfer is a fully functional thing that can shoot and boost and leave skidmarks as it moves around.
see it in action: video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kCaSWH-TwQ&feature=youtu.be

Akisa’s Mynoghra is a Rikugou armor that she has been hard at work modeling for quite some time and will be commercially available soon, keep a look out on her store for when it drops!
Heres a better image: https://i.gyazo.com/7d4ea165700473b4a76ff846dd8a40ed.jpg

Third place

jdbmiko maki

See more images of
JDB Bing: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rdb4dym1u5igpi4/AAADjz3KoIzcKkmiYq81RybMa?dl=0
Miko Molinari: http://imgur.com/a/OXNRi
Maki: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50238401/contest/2016-10-13_18-16-09.mp4

Honorable mentions

These are customization that did not make it into the top 3 but never the less the judges felt these needed a shout out, so here they are !

cielra cozmo vital xion

See more images of
Xion Hurricane: https://www.flickr.com/photos/140797892@N04/with/29977335103/
cielra: https://www.flickr.com/photos/131443001@N08/with/30498525642/
Vital: http://prnt.sc/cy9pjw http://prnt.sc/cy9x73
Cozmo Boa: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/do0jws81uozsm5w/AADi5dmDk2OIDyeJGy0Nbnana?dl=0

And finaly, the winner of the male Rikugou category

Auxus with Brigs

auxus

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CZTJBR2Ims

And while i didnt plan any honorable mentions for the male category, i feel PrincePersia Lemondrop deserves a shout out as well.

ppld

more pics: http://imgur.com/a/lAdMI
So, now that thats over with, here are the new stuff for Rikugou, Have fun with your new toys !

 

– Contest winner anouncement date –

Okay so anyone who hasn’t sent me their notecards yet, you got time till friday to finish your projects ad send them in.

Deadline is October 28, and the ingame contest winner announcement even date is October  29 around 2:00PM PDT/SLT

Winners will also be announced on the blog so if you cannot participate, its not a big deal.

– Rikugou customization contest 2 –

Okay so i kept putting this aside since we don’t fully agree with how to organize the contest yet but as the scripting of the gundam armor closing to an end, i cannot delay this announcement any longer, so here goes!

contest

Rules:

Your avatar has to be built around the Rikugou body, either the normal or Rikugou lite.
-exception for robots made entirely of Rikugou parts (more details bellow)
Your avatar has to be 50% or more Rikugou.
-Meaning, Items specifically designed for Rikugou
-O.CA armor counts too.
-Third party stuff made for Rikugou such as Akisa’s Rikugou armors count too.
akisa

Tips:

Following these tips will give you more chances of winning.
-Consistency of style, try to pick parts that match each other visually, both in quality and design, bonus points for your avatar matching Rikugou style, unless you really know what you are doing.

How to apply:

Same as last year, send me a notecard containing your name, category you are applying to and links to pictures or videos of your thing.

The deadline is not set yet but since the new COD is coming out at November 4, and you probably know what that means, so you got about 3 weeks to do this. Te date of the contest and the deadline for submissions will be announced later once we are all on the same page about this.

Categories:

There are 2 categories, male and female(working titles)
The female category is Rikugou avatars using the Rikugou body and 50% or more Rikugou stuff, like the example bellow.
customrikus
The male category is robot avatars made almost entirely out of Rikugou parts, such as example bellow.
malerikugou

How the winners are picked:

This time around, the review and evaluation of each submission will be done by a panel of judges and me. Each judge will add 0 to 1 points to each submission, i will add 0 to 2 points(cuz my dick is bigger)

This is the part we cant agree on yet, the voting will be either done during the event or will be done offline and winners will be announce during the event and on this blog after the event is over, like last time.

Like last time, there will be 1 first place winner, 2 second place winners and 3 third place winners. There will also be one robot(male) category winner and 4 honorable mentions.
Honorable mentions are people who didn’t win but we still felt like they did a pretty good job on their avatars

Prizes:

First place winner gets both armors + hair +  custom Rikugou avatar?
Second place winners gets gundam + hair.
Third place winners gets predator.

Robot(male) category winner  gets the gundam armor.

4 honorable mentions get hair.

Thats all for now.

– Updates and other cool stuff –

– Updates –

Get your update cards out for these hot new updates for all the m3 heads and avatar2.0

M3 Anime head v1.12.21:
-Head was restructured for better blinking code optimization, this fix should end the double eyelash thing once and for all, i hope…
-Added diagonal eye rolls in the roll menu.(finally!)
-Removed downwards eye angles from eye movement to fix the “I’ve seen some shit” look on your avatar’s face. (downwards angles can still be selected from the roll menu)
-Code optimizations regarding link tracking and other stuff.

M3 Venus Head v1.12.51:
-Fixed a bug with the tongue out + voice chat mouth animations causing the left eye to go blank.
-Removed downwards eye angles from eye movement.
-Code optimizations.

M3 Kemono Head v1.13.30:
-Optimized blinking, this hopefully fix any blinking bugs.
-Fixed broken voice chat animation.
-Removed downwards eye angles from eye movement.
-Code optimization.

Avatar 2.0 v1.12.27:
-Fixed a bug with custom textures not applying to eyelashes.
-Fixed the no copy issue with the main box.
-Added the missing voice chat animation gestures.
-Code optimizations.

Theres also something updated with the kemono body itself, i think the link tracking thing but im not sure cuz i forgot D:

The downwards angles explained

In reality, when the human eye is looking down, the eyelid moves down too, covering the white part above the iris. On SL however, this doesn’t happen, leaving your avatar with this really uncanny “I’ve seen some shit” look on your avatar’s face. So we removed the ability for the eye to look down during eye movement. But all the downwards angles can still be set through the eye roll menu in the options so no changes there.


– Rikugou customization contest 2! –

As the work on the armors is closing a finish, it’s probably a good idea to give you guys a heads up, theres gonna be another Rikugou customization contest at launch of the 2 new armors, so you guys would have plenty of time to prepare for it. So get your Phtochop or MS Paint ready cuz you might be the lucky winner of one (or both) of the new armors !

More details about the contest will come soon.

– Rikugou updates and other stuff –

Okay, all update are finished, heres the list of things that were fixed:

Lite-
Fixed a rigging bug with Rikugou lite fingers.
Triangulation fixes on the arms and legs of the suit.
Improved the label textures on Lite stuff, there wont be any more black smudge.
Strike-
Fixed triangulation issues with strike swimsuit.
Strike swimsuit is now compatible with O.CA chest armor.
Separated the top of the hand into its own material, now you can color fingers and the top of the hand separately.
Named the strike legs correctly.
script optimizations.
Temjin-
Increased the flight speed when boosters are activated.
Temporary workaround for the broken disc on the temjin booster, the problem was due to a new bug that LL implemented along with the material update, so this temporary solution is only here  till LL fixes it.
Upgraded the sword to use ribbon particles instead of flexy prims (To change the color of the particle, change the prim color of the light bar on the sword.)
script optimizations.
Anubis-
Upgraded the sword to have ribbon particles instead of plexy prims (To change the color of the particle, change the prim color of the blade) but still included a legacy version that uses flexy prims because of some inherit problems with ribbon particles in combination with really fast few frame animations.
Implemented a mechanism to both legacy and ribbon particle swords, that prevents the player from sliding forward so so much when attacking.
Improved the label textures on Lite stuff, there wont be any more black smudge.

 

– Rikugou dummy –

It took me 3 years but i finally got to it lol.

rikugummy

You can use this dummy to make armors and other addons for the Rikugou and Rikugou lite avatars. Get it here

– Oni Combat armor chest and other stuff –

And the chest armor is done, you will need to update your Rikugous and Kemonos for this to work. You should also update your O.CA arms and legs because i have fixed a few texture loading bugs as well as fixed the specularity settings that shaded the armor all weird around local lights. It should all look good now….. i think.

I also made a scarf to go along with the armor, it can also be used separately.

 

– Updates –

Apart from the Kemono and Rikugou compatibility updates for the armor, theres also a bunch of other bug fixes that you might want to check out.
Here is the list of all the changes:

-Kemono v1.13.2:
Fixed neck and triangulation. (mainly for O.CA chest compatibility)
Fixed a rigging bug with the Kemono hands and gloves.
Fixed a LOD issue with the hips.
Fixed a LOD issue with the right furry leg.
Fixed an issue with voice chat mouth animation.
Added a missing “ADD” graphical element to the body HUD right side options menu.
Switched places basic and advanced mode buttons on the body HUD to be more intuitive.
Script optimizations.

-M3 v1.12.10:
Fixed an issue with voice chat mouth animation option breaking the head.
Fixed a problem with the reset button not working when the options menu is close don the HUD.
Included the retro loader into the main package instead of the bonus item box because GOD DAMN IT YOU PEOPLE.

-O.CA arms and legs v2:
Fixed a rigging issue on the fingers of the Kemono version.
Fixed a rigging issue on the arms of the Rikugou lite version.
Fixed an issue with the wrong “red skull” textures being loaded on the arms of Avatar 2.0 and Rikugou lite versions.
Fixed an issue with speculars, shading the whole armor weird around local lights.
Added a Resync option to the menu of the Rikugou armor parts, this is for when one of the body parts reset and clip through the armor after reloging or adding the part second instead of first.

-Rikugou Lite v1.4:
O.CA chest armor compatibility update.

 

Thats all, the next big update is the Rikugou avatar and accessory series, its a real mess so this will take some time to fix.

– Bug fixes –

There was a bug with the Temjin B beam riffle’s wave attack that makes it drop and roll around on the ground like a banana. Only one person ever reported this but on further investigation i have concluded that everyone has to have this bug, strangely enough no one else ever reported it even when i asked openly in the update and rikugou groups D:

Anyway the bug was that the prim contents of the wave attack prim simply magically disappeared for the next owner of the riffle (person who bought it) making it loose its special properties and just act like a random physical temp rez prim. I have created a new wave B and updated the gun, rez your update cards to get the new version.

Also updated the strike armor’s bonus item box, the white bump texture was missing.

And finally if anyone is wondering, im now slowly working on the boob size options for avatar 2.0, it will be slow cuz im also in a process of moving to a new place and some other rl stuff but i hope i will be done with it this year.

– Contest information and armor kits –

rikublogpostpic2

Temjin and Strike are fully finished and scripted and are being packed so i can now finally announce the date of the contest end.

So, everyone who is still working on your mods and haven’t submitted them yet, TWERK those robot buns faster cuz the contest ends on November1 and on November 02 2PM SLT/PDT we will have the in game even for announcing winners and giving prizes. If you wont be able to show up for any reason and you happens to be the winner, your mod pictures will be shown instead and your prize will be sent to you offline.

– The Rikugou custumization contest –

contest

The strike is now being scripted and i think its about time to start the contest.

– Rules –

The main rule is that your avatar has to be mostly Rikugou, like you can use any head or hair you want and you can use attachments made by other people (or your own) but most of your avatar has to be Rikugou.
The customization has to be made by you, that means you cant pay someone else to do it for you or buy something on the marketplace, you can buy minor mods of the marketplace like certain eyes for your head and stuff, but no major makeovers.
if you want, you can make more than one customization, just dont go overboard with it, i think 3 max would be fine.

– What will be judged –

Altho original ideas are important, they often fall short in my eyes if those ideas where not presented in an esthetic and visually appealing manner (for example, looks like its drawn in ms paint by a 5 year old). I value texture work in an external image editor over a lazy prim color edit ingame, solid mesh or sculpted prim attachments with textures made specifically for those items over a pile of linked prims with no texture or a random inventory or google image plastered all over it, Creative design and contrast of colors that work well together and make an interesting combination over boring safe monotone designs or a rainbow puke of random colors that fight each other.
Bonus points if you did some other texture work apart from just changing their colors, like adding stripes or some other markings or maybe adding a subtle camo (that doesnt kill off the original texture detail) or some sort of a pattern like hexagons or carbon fiber in certain places.

– How and when –

Since a lot of people would like to participate but they cant come on a certain date or time because of RL stuff or timezones, we are going to do it like this. Instead of having a big event ingame, There will be a time period (starting from now) where everyone who wants to participate will show me their customizations, when the time ends, i will than make an ingame event where i will announce the winners and give prizes and stuff, that way, if you won but coulnt attend the ceremony, you will be introduced and have a picture of your mod shown to the crowd by me, and get your prize sent to you offline, winners will also be announced here on the blog.

If you wanna show me your Rikugou, dont send or ask for a TP, i dont have time to attend to everyone, just take a bunch of different screenshots from all angles and show off the detail that you are proud of the most, put the images or links to the images in a notecard and send it my way. Also add – RCC – to the beginning of the name of your notecard so that i would know what its about right away.

 

The prizes are :

Third place – The Temjin pack
Second place – The Strike pack
First place – Iits a secret :O

So thats it, now get to work and make me proud!