– AMH 2.0 is open! –

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Alright, everything is ready and we are now open so come on down to AMH 2.0 at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Meteor%20Star/51/186/1548

The old AMH will remain open for a while to direct people to the new place till all the tenants rents run out on all the stores.

– Bakes on Mesh for the Normie head –

Looks like this isnt common knowledge yet since people keep asking when the Normie head will be updated to work with BoM. Theres no need to update anything(well maybe just your viewer if you havent already), the Normie head and every other thing you own already works with BoM as is! You just need BoM appliers to apply the special BoM textures that LL added to the game, and they will accept LL skins and texture layers.

I have not tested these myself yet but i have been told that these appliers will work with the Normie head

   Bake on Mesh skin applier (Omega)

Not sure which one are better but the first one is free.

 

– New stuff from ABC Apparel –

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ABC Apparel has released a bunch of new items for the kemono avatar and needs your help deciding what to make next !

First, the new items


The Full pack, it includes all these items + 3 more bonus items such as the hair seen in the picture.

What should ABC do next?
What high demand items do you think the kemono avatar needs the most? Be it items that havent been made yet or items that could be made better? We have made a poll that lets you enter your own answers into it, items that will get entered by multiple people will end up as poll options you can vote on, voting for multiple items is allowed.


What clothing items you wish ABC made for the Kemono avatar ?

 

– Bakes on Mesh –

– BoM –

God news for all of you just dieing to hop on the next SL tech trend bandwagon, Bakes on Mesh for my stuff is here, Thanks to Riana Starspaw who figured it out and put together this kit so i wouldnt have to xD.

You can find the BoM kit at my mainstore as well as included as an attachment in the group notice. Be sure to read the documentation and analyze all the included material to get an idea of how this works and how to use it.

– AMH is restructuring –

amh2.0

As with all the things i announce on this blog, this move is kind of long overdue as well.

So within the following few months, AMH will be restructuring and moving to a new location. The new AMH 2.0 will be smaller and will no longer offer shop spaces to rent and instead will be more focused on providing the player with all the essentials (bodies, heads, skins, hairs and clothing) for putting together an anime avatar.

On average, sim prices have went down by a significant amount over the past year, ours however didnt and this was the final sign that it is time to move on.

The original reason for us to have a full sim is no longer there, due to mainly my laziness and lack of motivation, the sim never really lived out the full potential of what was planned for it, we only managed to finish 2 of the attractions and a lot of our ideas didnt really pan out (like the residential area, what a disaster that was)

It was also supposed to be our home and a personal sandbox where we could chill and work on our projects, but as the sim got too popular an it became kinda hard to have some privacy, especially when you are trying t work on things while everyone and their mom wants to pop in and see what what you are working on.

Running the mall itself was a bit of a pain in the ass as well, none of the moderators were ever online so i always had to manage new tenants and run around after everyone telling them their rent has expired.

What always surprised me was how much traffic AMH managed to pull, despite us doing fuck all to promote the place, moderate it or keep the community engaged, especially when other big anime sims had huge difficulties attracting people despite their best efforts.

But now days the sim has lost its purpose, we had had many disagreements on how we should run the place and most of the original staff have went on to do their own things, some left SL altogether and now its just a waste of money and space, so having a full sim dosnt make sense at this point

All in all, AMH had a really good run and lots of fun nostalgic moments were had, probably some of the best days of my second life, so it really pains us to do this and is the main reason why we didnt do this sooner, but it is time to move on and get with the times, instead of holding on to past memories that can no longer be relived, and besides, the place really needed a face lift anyway.

So thats all, you should see directions to the new location pop up within the next month and i might make another post about the history of AMH and all that stuff. until than, heres some nostalgic videos of the good old days and stuff.

– 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

 

– 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.

– 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.