AlaskaMetro Bakes on Mesh and how to change layer order in Firestorm Appearance

I am still enjoying so much my foray into all things Bakes on Mesh, the other day Whimsy and I hit up AlaskaMetro, as we had been over a few weeks back but it was time to go all in and grab items that we did not already own. I have been mixing up different palettes and styles, layering things over the top of eachother, as Alaska does great stains and glosses and makeup that fits really well with other makeup. No need to think about where it should go on the head or the body, just wearing adding and a tip on how to change the stacking order of same same layers in the video.

Equipment Used:

Photoshop

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

lighted pallet wall (white) – Tarte

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Slink Visage Redux Amelia Mesh Head – Bakes on Mesh Only – Slink

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

Visage Redux Ear Augment Long Point – Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Elspeth Skin BoM – Ritual

JuliaEarth Small Upward MixedColors – Simple Bloom

Mesh Clothing:

Spring Set – Fashionably Dead

Hair:

Let me Down – Exile

Makeup Examples: Alaska Metro

Venus Eyeshadow
Outline Eyeshadow
Cairo Eyeshadow
Duochrome Eyeshadow
Lila Eyebrows
Bali Eyeshadow
Tightline Eyeliner
Fete Eyeshadow
Glitter Eyebrows
Soiree Eyeshadow
Fall Runway Makeup
Frosting Eyeshadow
Blossom Makeup Palette
OnFleek Makeup
Pumpkin Spice Makeup
Florence Eyeshadow
Daytime Makeup
Fatale Eyeshadow
Black Magic Makeup
Rose Gold Makeup
Astral Eyeshadow
Fall Essentials Makeup
Baby Goth Makeup
Rebel Makeup
Drama Queen Makeup
Royale Makeup
Ocean Sunset Makeup
Wytch Makeup
Whimsy Makeup
New Wave Makeup
Orchid Lipstick
Sakura Makeup
Noelle Makeup
L’Automne Eyeshadow
Bubblegum Lipgloss
Berry Kiss Lipstick
Fey Lipgloss
Coral Makeup
London Lipstick
Crimson Lipstick
Lipslick
Summer Beauty Book
Winter Beauty Book
Spring Beauty Book

Izzie’s Bakes on Mesh Updates

Izzie's Bakes on Mesh Updates

 Free BOM Updates
I have this story about Izzie Button, I am pretty sure I have put it in here before, and I can assure you it is one of my go-to stories when it comes to discussing content creators in Second Life. It happened in 2010 I had done a blog post including some of Izzie’s items, and I went on to say how I would have loved the item as separate layers, as it would make the item even more versatile. A couple of hours later I got an IM from Izzie she had gone and redone the item, packaged it, updated it and it was now an item that could be worn multiple ways. It will be always how I think of Izzie, going above and beyond for her customers, and seeing her big vibrant Hellos in plurk and her overall enthusiasm as a creator. So when I heard that she was already including Bakes on Mesh layers in her more recent releases in the past year or so, I was not shocked….but then to see that she is calling out to her customers to ask them what much older items they would like to see her update to Bakes on Mesh, I just smiled and thought, yes, that is exactly what I would expect. But then she went further. If you run, do not walk, over to Izzie’s she has started her updates and they are FREE for a limited time so that people that have previously purchased them can scoop them up and refresh their inventories.

I am showing each update on its own and then a shot of me combining them. I am wearing a much older system skin from Izzie’s and the pores update just gives it a brand new lease on life.  What I love most about this, is that while I am wearing Simone Head by Lelutka for the post, as the updates were for Lelutka and others, I was able to change over to the newer Slink Visage heads that are Bakes on Mesh and bento, and everything fit beautifully, so even if the items are not for your own, try the demos, see how things work, as Bakes on Mesh can be very universal in many cases.

 

Equipment Used:

Photoshop

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

lighted pallet wall (white) – Tarte

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Simone Head – LeLutka

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Geanna Skin, all updates listed in image above – Izzie’s 

Clothing:

Twinnie Jeggings – Izzie’s 

Mesh Clothing:

Nice PJ Top – Fashionably Dead

Hair:

D802 hair, G1224 hair – Tram

Whimsy Winx – Genesis – Blueberry


I have mentioned Whimsy Winx and her landscaping and decorating prowess many times recently and over the years, she tends to get really deep into a theme and then when done leaves it out usually on one of our platforms and then it vanishes, I often give up on waiting for her to blog them herself, and just take my own pictures letting you know it was her work. However, for the past few years, she has been decorating Genesis, the region where our stores reside with Adam n Eve. We have the best landlord in Sachi Vixen because she lets Whimsy go wild as it does add to the beauty of the location. I hope you will visit sometime the space should really be enjoyed, and maybe let Whimsy Winx know how much you enjoyed it because she is incredibly talented in doing these spaces :). I also feature the latest release by Blueberry the can’t relate set mixing the mesh with some system layers as bakes on mesh.

 

Equipment Used:

Photoshop

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Wearhouse Creepy Corridor 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Slink Visage Redux Amelia Mesh Head – Bakes on Mesh Only – Slink

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

Visage Redux Ear Augment Long Point – Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Erin Skin – League 

JuliaEarth Small Upward MixedColors – Simple Bloom @ On9 (sold as Genus appliers with System BOM layers included)

Clothing

Cole Boatneck top – Whippet & Buck (n/a)

Denim Cutoff shorts – Tres Blah (n/a)

Mesh Clothing:

Can’t Relate Stockings, Boots, Cardigan – Blueberry

Hair:

Stacy –  Exile @ Belle Event

Belle Event – set up preview

I was able to get a sneak peek during set up of the upcoming Belle Event. The event has moved its opening date to the 20th of the month, so from this month onwards that will be its new start date. I was a bit too early, as people are still getting their items ready off location, but it gave me a chance to get a feel for the new – to me – build and grab a few early bird items.

You can find more information on Belle event on their website.

Equipment Used:

Photoshop

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Wearhouse Creepy Corridor 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Slink Visage Redux Amelia Mesh Head – Bakes on Mesh Only – Slink

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

Visage Redux Ear Augment Long Point – Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Erin Skin – League 

Clothing

tank top – League 

Tempter Leggings – Flair

Hair:

Stacy –  Exile

Magika Hair 11 Years on

11 years later it was time for me to do a huge binge on some hair at one store, not that that is not something I do regularly at many stores, but having come across the older post the other day, it was fun to revisit the concept of the same store 11 years on.

 

Equipment Used:

Photoshop

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Wearhouse Creepy Corridor 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Slink Visage Redux Amelia Mesh Head – Bakes on Mesh Only – Slink

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

Visage Redux Ear Augment Long Point – Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Taylor Skin – League 

Clothing

Grandad Vest, Side Gartered Stockings – League 

Denim Cutoff Shorts – Tres Blah

Hair:

All Hairstyles – Magika 

Accessories:

Ariel Rings – Blaxium

 

Bakes on Mesh – System Layer Alpha Creation and Local Textures

I have done a follow-up video as mentioned in a previous post, to help get a handle on how to create alpha layers, how to not have to pay to test them by using local textures. I hope it helps those that are going through their mesh in the hopes of really embracing the bakes on mesh options available.

I mentioned that it was not easy to find something that needed the alphas, just to reiterate the top is great, it was made to use alpha as needed, so it is just an example, if I could have whipped up some mesh myself I would have.

If you have any questions let me know :)

Equipment Used:

Photoshop

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Wearhouse Creepy Corridor 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Slink Visage Redux Jacquie Mesh Head – Bakes on Mesh Only – Slink

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Isla Skin – League 

Baby Hairs V2 – Izzie’s

Hair:

Ponytail – Beusy

Mesh Clothing:

Matilda Top – Addams 

Everything Old is NEW to someone

Everything old is New to someone

I have been saying this pretty much my whole time in Second Life and it is even truer now that Bakes on Mesh has gone live. Slink has just released their new Bento and Bakes on Mesh heads, as well as free updates for the owners of the previous Emma and Becky. This, of course, gave me even more of a reason to pull out the older system skins I still had and I have been waiting forever to wear my Lana skin by Glance. Glance is no longer open, but maybe Bakes on Mesh will bring her back to us.

I have added different brows and moles, and this divine lipstick is by Pink Fuel. The new Slink Visage heads are bakes on mesh only, but they created a lipgloss layer that is tintable and has gorgeous materials applied, and if you reduce the opacity completely you get to use that gloss over any system layer lipstick you may own, such as I did today.

Halloween is not really a big thing in Australia, the whole knocking on peoples doors for candy is just a huge no-no down here, and the only people that used to celebrate it were people wanting an excuse to dress up and have a party, it meant nothing and did nothing and we do not even really have a huge costume crop to choose from, so you often just see a whole slew of people running around in their old school uniforms. We have a smattering of decorations sold in stores, but generally speaking, it is something we see in movies and in TV shows.

The look was not planned to be a Halloweeny look, but it did kind of morph into one, and then I just ran with it. I had popped on the first COCO top in my inventory, and it was this gorgeous one, standard sizing with alpha included…when I wore Slink Physique Original everything fit me, now in Hourglass I just wore a different alpha and went up one size and perfect. The boots not old, they were at a recent Kustom 9 and just matched perfectly to the babydoll. I knew straight away what hair I wanted to wear, an older style by Exile and with the separate hat, it is just adorable. An old set of gloves by Blueberry rounded out the look and I then believed I did not have any Haunted or Scary backdrops to use.

Silly me of course I did and unpacked even though owned for over a year. This creepy corridor comes with materials or none, as well as a resizer built-in, it is so detailed and just perfect for this kind of picture, but from so many angles you could easily take a dozen unique pictures, a definite must-have backdrop.

There are so many events going on now with Halloween themes and I have not had a chance to visit them just yet, but it is early days in the month, but with so many years under my belt in SL, I do really like that I can make a current look with some older pieces and some things that I never have had a chance to use or wear before, you never know, that older item we show may just be the item you have been looking for and now you will know where to find it.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Wearhouse Creepy Corridor 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Slink Visage Redux Jacquie Mesh Head – Bakes on Mesh Only – Slink

Physique Hourglass Bundle REDUX (bake on mesh compatible)  Slink

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Lana Skin – Glance (not available)

Satin Lipstick Dark – PinkFuel

Baby Hairs V2 – Izzie’s

Eyebrows + Moles – Custom

Hair:

Break the Rules – Exile

Clothes Mesh:

Puff Sleeve Blouse – COCO

Gloves Satin (gacha) – Blueberry

Shoes:

Victoria Boots – Pure Poison

Accessories:

Sarah Choker – Kuni