I wanted to do a video, showing you all the features of Cinnamon & Chai but I am not ready for that yet, still too soon for me to chatter away. What I did do though was get carried away myself with the amazing Cinnamon UV and how easy it is to create something unique for yourself because of the Asymmetry options available for bakes on mesh layers (all Cinnamon layers have to be made using the tattoo system layer).
What is not well known is that every nail set I make is kept as layers, so something like tartan is usually around 50 layers of lines and so on just to create that one nail, I am a bit mental that way, but because I do all my nails by from scratch ( have used the occasional brush but I usually edit it so much it looks nothing like the original) that gives me the chance to run back and pull from things I have made in the past, such as using this flower to create a tattoo. Then creating chain links as a brush and so on, it was fun, and what is most exciting is not only the Asymmetry option as in no more mirroring of the arms, hands or feet, but also the seamless waist/back. The Cinnamon UV does not join until under the bottom, tops of thighs, so you have all of that clean space to work with. You can see on the Cinnamon & Chai website some of the tutorials that Siddean has created for Skin makers, clothing and tattoo makers to convert their existing work to Cinnamon & Chai, but also the UV and how you can just create for Cinnamon to make use of the non mirroring awesomeness.
As you can see in this picture, I have a waist tattoo and hip, then two different arm tattoos, no mirroring, again not a tattoo creator or artist I just wanted to see what I could do with the available options, and it was really easy and fun.
Here you see the waist has no seam, so you do not have to try and work out how much bigger or smaller the upper and lower parts have to be to create something with this much coverage, to me this will be a creators dream come true. I took my flower and just made it bigger and smaller and moved them around and coloured one in and voila (yay for keeping such good layers of everything).
At this point I am just doing stuff because I could, so I made the back spine tattoo, again no mid section seam to deal with, and the arms you can see are different. So much fun and the amount of effort that tattoo creators in SL put into their work, to finally have a great UV to really explore and create with, is going to be so exciting for many.
Showing off my animated feet by having one in pointe and one in kitten pose, but no additional mesh to do it, because the Cinnamon & Chai feet are animated, not individual feet. With that it means that you can create footwear or accessories that will move with the feet, not have to be made for each height. I also like that it would mean we can do some amazing things with Asymmetry there too, you just have to think it up.
This great bikini is one of the Cinnamon & Chai bikinis available in the Cinnamon & Chai store, and comes in beautiful colours with beads on the side.
VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots
VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)
VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)
LeLutka Axis HUD
Kiya Beach Hut – Trompe Loleil
Mounted Oars – Apple Fall
Skin & Body Parts Worn:
Chloe Head – LeLutka
Cinnamon – Cinnamon & Chai by Siddean Munro
Bom Nose Fixes, Inside Lips Corrector – Izzie’s
Brows – Simple Bloom
Cinnamon Skin BOM included – Cinnamon & Chai
Autumn Mist Eyeshadow, Chill Lipstick – AlaskaMetro
Hair : Lover style 2 – Wasabi
Navel Piercing Double Diamond (Cinnamon & Chai) Hoop Earrings – Punch
Mini Bikini – Cinnamon & Chai by Siddean Munro