Firestorm had a meeting with inworld residents Saturday, 10 August and they informed us of what was happening over the next few weeks. I did not attend but I read up on it a little. The thing that I am the most excited about is materials. That will enable us to see textures in 3d, so it will look more realistic. They used the example of currently you see a button on a shirt as a flat, “drawn on” button, but when materials are enabled you will be able to see it as a button that actually stands out. Your settings will have to be bumped up a little, but it would make photography much more realistic.
I know that the current Official Viewer already has this function, but I’m prepared to wait on Firestorm. Strawberry Singh did a blog post on this. Have a look and see how amazing the hair look. Although I have to admit, I’m more excited about materials on clothes textures than hair textures.
We are in an exciting time for Second Life. There are so many improvements to come, it’s wonderful to be part of the change.
Something that didn’t change is the amazing quality of items that are available at The Thrift Shop. The dress I’m wearing is from Dead Dollz and comes with a cutsie lace jacket and a bow collar, but I opted not wear it with this outfit, as I didn’t want to take the attention away from the dress. I really love the neckline and the detail of the bow on the side. You will have to check it out, as everything at this event is 50% off the normal price.
Skin: Glam Affair – Summer
Hair: ::Exile:: Collide: Extreme
Dress: .::DD::. Dead Dollz – Sugar Cocktail Dress – The Thrift Shop Event
Shoes: N-core CUORE “White”
Bracelets and Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – Bracelets and Earrings – Ritzy Shimmer Pearls
Rings: .;L&B:. Jewelry”Attitude” Women’s Spoiled Stacked Ring – Silver and [Atooly] Sweet Heart Ring Two
Collar: dl:: The Ultimate Collar v2