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Tutorial: Belleza “Venus”, alaskametro, and Omega appliers

There’s a lot of reviews out there already for Belleza’s highly-detailed mesh body “Venus”. Many reviews point out the mesh body’s perks (so to speak ;) ) and offer critique. In this tutorial, I just want to detail how to use Omega appliers on Venus. These appliers work with the mesh body by using a relay HUD, unlike other Omega kits.

alaskametro skins on belleza w/ "Giselle" swimwear

Belleza “Venus” mesh body with alaskametro<3 “Rose” skin and “Giselle II” swimwear applied

Collect the Belleza Venus kit from Omega in-world. It’s L$1 for group members. The kit contains a relay HUD to wear when using Omega appliers.

Screenshot showing the Omega relay HUD with the "Giselle II" Omega swimwear applier HUD.

Screenshot showing the Omega relay HUD with the “Giselle II” Omega swimwear applier HUD.

Make sure you’re wearing your Omega relay HUD (right click + “Wear”, it’ll attach to your screen.) Now, wear your Omega applier HUD for your favourite outfit. Clicking to apply a texture should work on your Belleza Venus body.

Omega applier outfit

Popstar Industries Plastic minidress on Belleza “Venus”

Above, I’ve donned the plastic minidress from Popstar Industries using their Omega applier. I’m also wearing the Cyber necklace in Smoke, “Veronica” hair by Wasabi Pills, Slink Visage “Emma” face, Slink hands and feet, and the upcoming “Rose” v2 skin w/ Slink/Omega appliers.


 

I have some updates about the upcoming v2 skins. At this time, I cannot support #themeshproject. (Sorry, I haven’t received a dev kit, so it’s not in the cards anytime soon.) Belleza has partial support: the body does (as mentioned above) work with Omega; unfortunately I can’t apply a skin to hands or feet due to the non-Omega-compliant UV map. That said, the body does support Slink hands and feet. Belleza Venus needs torso and leg muscle at appearance slider 50 to fit the Slink Avatar Enhancement add-ons. On my slender body, it looks a bit like a football player! I’m sure it looks fine on thicker body types.

But look at that bum. I said I wasn’t going to make this a review post, but Venus has an amazing backside.

Hem hem. I digress…

Belleza mesh body w/ alaskametro nails

Belleza “Venus” body with alaskametro

In the above photograph, I used one of the Belleza default skins on Venus that’s a great match for the “Rose” skintone (worn on the head). I’m also wearing my own manicure in gold chrome. All future alaskametro<3 nails will work with Belleza (and any other Omega-compliant mesh hand/foot!!) as well as Slink. I’m also wearing “Veronica” by Wasabi Pills again, Slink Visage Emma with “Rose” appliers, and not much else. Ooh la la!

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300 new Slink nail appliers! New metallic pattern packs available now.

Metallic silver/gold nail polish from alaskametro for Second Life

I love shiny things, so I’ve created nail polish sets with metallic gold and silver patterns! These pattern packs include 5 colours each, with 5 patterns in either silver or gold.

Variations include: a chrome French tip on a matte base, a crackle finish on top of a metallic undercoat, a glitter ombre fade over a sheer topcoat, a metallic swirl finish, and a metallic painted triangle. I’ve based these patterns on things someone could actually do with real nail polish, provided they had a steady hand, some Q-tips, and some masking tape.

Metallic nail polish packs - catalogue of all sets

Catalogue showing all sets – click to enlarge

Each set is available on the Marketplace for L$25.

Shop the marketplace – Click here

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I’m on facebook! Like the page to receive an exclusive gift.

alaskametro facebook gift for September: Leaf nail appliers

Green nail polish has been a request for a while now, so I’ve finally created a Slink Avatar Enhancement manicure/pedicure set in “Leaf” green. You can get this exclusive applier for free by liking the brand shiny new facebook page!

Here’s how to claim your gift:

  1. Like the facebook page at facebook.com/alaskametro
  2. Click the Special Promotions tab
  3. You should see a special code.
  4. Visit the in-world gallery. Say the code on channel 33. E.g. “/33 THE CODE”
  5. You’ll receive the gift!

I’ll have a new gift for facebook likers every month. <3 I’ve also let the mailing list know the secret code for this month only… I’ve never been good at keeping secrets, I’m afraid.

 

Like alaskametro<3 on facebook

Visit the in-world gallery/office

Join the mailing list

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Second Life video tutorial: How to enable the Omega Applier System for your mesh add-on

The alaskametro<3 v2 skins will be fully compatible with Slink. I will also include an Omega Applier Heads Up Display, which should help you apply the skin to many other popular mesh add-on brands. In this video tutorial, I will show you how to get the Omega add-ons kits for only L$1 each, and how to use them so you can enjoy the Omega applier system.

 

Video transcript:

In this tutorial, I will show you how to get the Omega add-ons kits for only L$1 each, and how to use them so you can enjoy the Omega applier system.

There are a wide variety of mesh add-ons out there in Second Life. For creators, supporting all the various products is time consuming and difficult. The Omega Applier System, from Love N Lust, offers creators a universal heads up display system for many popular brands.

Currently, Love N Lust has kits to help you enable Omega support for Wowmeh, Brazilia, [BANNED], Kitties Lair Lush, Luck Inc. Phat Azz/Cute Azz, Wide Load, and many other mesh add-ons. (Omega works on all Tango and G. Inc. products out of the box – no kit required.)

In this tutorial, I’m going to apply the Omega system to my [BANNED] booty.

First, visit Love N Lust in-world. Check the description for a link. You’ll see the Omega store.

Upstairs in the Omega store, there is a large wall of different kits, separated out by which type of mesh add-on they’re for.

So, what’s your mesh add-on? I’m going to get the kit to enable Omega for the [BANNED] booty. The [BANNED] booty is a curvy mesh lower body add-on.

You’ll see that the kits are for L$99 each. You can actually get these for only one dollar, but you have to be a group member.

Join the Omega group in world. Downstairs, there is a group joiner. Click to join the group (it’s free!) Then, make sure you’re wearing the group tag.

Now, you have the option to purchase the kit from the vendor with a 99% discount.

So, I’ve picked up my kit, now I just need somewhere to unpack and rez my booty. I’m going to head to my in-world office – anyone can rez objects there for up to 5 minutes, so you’re certainly welcome to go there to unpack!

The Omega kits come with instructions, but all you’re really after is the script inside the box. Drag your mesh body part onto the ground. Right click and “Edit” it. Drag the Omega script into the mesh item’s Contents tab. Then, pick up your body part add-on. It will now be no-modify no-transfer.

Wear your body part, then attach your Omega Applier HUD. I’ve already applied a pretty dress, using a normal [BANNED] applier. I’m going to use the alaskametro<3 Omega applier, so that I can apply my skin to my lower body.

Just right click the HUD in your inventory and choose “Wear”. Pick the button for the skin zone you’d like to apply. (In my case, I want a lower body texture for my booty.) You should see the texture change.

If your favourite clothing items and skins come with appliers, but no Omega, you can also purchase notecard conversion kits from Love N Lust.

I hope this tutorial helps you set up Omega for your favourite add-ons. All future alaskametro<3 products will have Omega appliers so you can enjoy them with your favourite brands. Thanks for watching, and stay fabulous!

 

Useful links:

Love N Lust in-world
Love N Lust – Omega Applier System website & instructions
alaskametro<3 in-world gallery/office
Background music from freemusicarchive.org (2nd MOUSE, Kevin Bryce)

 

Why Omega?

Yes, it’s a bit more work for the customer to get it working… though I hope my tutorial will help people figure it out! The new alaskametro<3 skins will come in a possible 12 combinations per hair colour per skintone. I’d need to create HUNDREDS of different appliers to support everything, and I can’t support Wowmeh or Phat Azz/Cute Azz now that they’re off the market. Omega makes my life easier and I imagine a lot more creators will be using the system in the future.

 

The v2 skin line

The alaskametro<3 skins will have a limited release (3 initial skintones) in the next few weeks. If you’re a blogger and would like review copies, and to try the Omega applier out for yourself, please join the mailing list as a blogger.

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Are you a blogger? Please sign up to receive review copies!

i heart bloggers! Sign up to the mailing list to receive review copies.

If you have an active Second Life fashion blog, I’d love to send you review copies! I do receive some applications in-world, but I miss a lot of notecards, and unfortunately I am too busy in RL to keep up with the latest awesome SL bloggers.

So, I invite you to join the mailing list. You can now subscribe as a blogger and enter your blog’s URL. When I send review copies, I’ll use this list.

 

Subscribe to the mailing list – click here

 

Note: I am going to check the blog URLs and ensure your blog is active and related to Second Life fashion. If you’re just looking for free items, please consider joining the list without checking off “Yes, please send me review copies”, as I often send free gifts for everyone!

 

So, what is coming up for new releases? Well, I am working on a lovely metallic Slink nail applier set, previewed here on twitter. I am also slowly completing the v2 skins, with full Slink appliers.

Preview: Slink Visage with alaskametro appliers

Slink Visage mesh head with alaskametro<3 appliers and makeup. Also shown: Slink manicure metallic gold series “Coral” with gold triangle

Preview: Slink Physique body with alaskametro skins

I love the detailed mesh body by Slink. Here, I’m wearing the upcoming “Rose” skintone applier.

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