Long time no see. I’ve been busy with real life this past year with puppies, wedding stuff, out of town guests and other major life events! So, ya that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it
In between all that I tried to find time to work on all the projects I had created for myself and am finally nearly complete. I had hoped to reopen with my remodel and all my new things last month (during my 8 year rezday anniversary…omg 8 years), but once again RL got in the way and I wasn’t home to do that.
Anyway, what’s going on now is some newness! 7 new hairstyles and the re-release of the 3 hairstyles I had created for The Collaborative Liaison event back in May. All of which have my new HUD system implemented! They are all mesh, but some of them are not rigged.
I had been working on and planning this HUD system for over a year….I know, I work slow. But I finally have it available for preview. All hairstyles will now include a HUD in order to change the color of the hairstyle. No more packing your inventory full of countless numbers of “wigs” and also no more having to resize each one in order to fit your head (not applicable to rigged mesh, obviously). This is not only easy for you, but for me as well. It’s so nice to have a lighter inventory by not having to have a wig for each color!
Additionally, I’ve tweaked the textures. They are essentially the same as the previous ones, with a few tweaks to the texture and also a few colors were adjusted. The majority of the colors stayed the same, but they got a new name. Unfortunately, I stupidly did not make note of which old color coordinates with the newer version. I told myself to do it, but I forgot. Hopefully, if you were attached to a specific color, you’ll be able to find it’s equivalent amongst the new ones. Also, with the updated textures comes some new ones! A couple of new shades in each HUD and a set of “dip dyed” versions.
Some details about the HUD. There are 18 total color options in each HUD. 12 solid color and 6 dip dyed color options. Also, if the hairstyle includes an accessory you’ll be able to change it with the same HUD. There will be a button that will take you to the accessory options so you can choose the color you desire. Each HUD only controls the hairstyle for which you purchased it for. BUT if you purchase multiple HUDS for the same hairstyle you can delete the extra “wigs” since each HUD will control it. For your convenience each HUD has the picture and name of the hairstyle it’s meant to control.
With these HUDs I decided to combine the hair colors into big groups to save on space. Rather than a light blonde and dark blonde “pack” I decided to just group it all into “blondes.” With the merging of packs I have increased the prices. They were originally L$250 per pack of 5 hair colors and now they have increased to L$350 for 18. There is also an “Essentials” HUD with a little bit of everything for those of us who like to switch it up now and again. I tried to stick with the same colors as my previous Essentials pack, but again I didn’t make note of which old color matched the new color so, there might be a few that are different. Ultimately, I just chose the ones I would like to see in a variety pack.
Since this is a preview…the location is temporary. My store is still under construction and I don’t have an exact time frame for that to be completed. I have chosen to release only 10 hairstyles, but there are more that are waiting to be released sitting in my inventory (I had been working on this for at least a year so there are items that have been hoarded :O. I also have other things coming like shoes (that fit the SLink feet..wee!) and some odds and ends! It is a slow process for me due to my new busy schedule in real life, but hopefully it’ll be within the next month or two that my remodel is complete.
Oh also! The hairstyles that would look better with a hair base….has them included. Finally! These hair bases will not match any previous hairstyles since I have given the new hair textures darker “roots”. These new hair bases match (as best as I could) the roots color of the texture on not the main color. So they will not match any older hairstyle.
A note about the retired hairstyles. Yes they are retired and no they are not available for purchase…even if you contact me directly. They are however re-deliverable. If you happen to lose or delete or maybe you just now noticed you never got one of your purchases, you can redeliver it to yourself via the redelivery terminals in the store.
And finally, news about SL Marketplace. I do plan on listing everything on SL Market. Unfortunately, I never made the switch from old Magic Boxes to the new system so I have literally 100s of listings to manually delete. I can only delete one at a time and there is a bit of a delay in between each. So it’ll be a long and tedious process, but once that is done I’ll be able to add my new items. That probably won’t be available until I’m 100% finished and my main store is opened with all of my new releases.
Okay, phew that was very long winded. I apologize for the babbling, I wanted to share with you a lot of things and give out some information regarding the changes. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopefully you like the new HUD system and the new/updated textures. I know change sucks, but I felt for me it was necessary and hopefully you like them.