Archive for November, 2011

Laminated cuff WIP

Various work in progress pictures of a new cuff design I’m working on.

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Leather paw mittens released!

Finally after much time wasted, but also spent on debugging and upgrading the whole product line, those cute little paw gloves are finally out!

They have a customisation HUD with a wide variety of leather colors and independent base/details, like the stuffed ballgag (so you can match them), they have a new special feature when both mittens are worn and locked that will prevent the wearer to interact with TouchBound products.

Also they are my first mesh enabled creation and I’m pretty proud of it!

I updated the documentation wiki with the new information, check it out if you are lost!

You can get those for a tiny price of 250L$ from the main shop [CLICK HERE] from the [SL MARKETPLACE] or from any of the satellite vendors.

TouchBound changelog

Before i start I’m not sure if I’m actually going to publish change logs all the time but this one felt needed considering it affects nearly every TouchBound products:

Affected products:

  • Lined Chrome Collar (version 3->4)
  • Lined Chrome Cuffs (version 4->5)
  • Lined Chrome Ankle Cuffs (version 3->4)
  • Stuffed Ballgag (version 6->7)
  • Isolation Headphones (version 2->3)
  • 10 Gauge Nipple Rings (version 1->2)
  • ER Chrome Collar (version 1->2)
  • ER Chrome Cuffs (version 1->2)
  • ER Chrome Ankle Cuffs (version 1->2)

Changes:

  • Fixed a sound glitch.
  • Corrected an error in the anchoring code.
  • Removal of the glow synchronisation table and move to llSetLinkPrimitiveParamsFast().
  • Added code for Mitten type object forced cancelling.
  • Added Mitten status flags in the shared bitfield.
  • Added ability to reject touches when the Mitten flags are on.
  • Tidied the shared bitfield manager in a function.

The self updaters contained in those objects should request the new version automatically, if you come around any delivery bug, or general bug, do not hesitate to contact me inworld, file a bug, or leave me a message.

Some more bug squashing and teaser pictures

I haven’t posted pictures for a while now, so I thought i would add a few, the mitts have the same chain system that the wrist cuffs have, with more features, they have their own HUD for selecting textures, and they are detected as LockMeister anchor points and TouchBound targets.

I’m planning to release them at first with the animations from the shared cuff set and a manual alpha setter, also, when time allow to lightly tweak the chained poses to account for the mitts size.

If there is a demand for it I will also add a RLV enabled alpha setter (the alpha layer has to be put on manually for now.

I also discovered another bug that need to be squashed in all the products, the tp blocking when leashed is not refreshing properly which can cause issues, but also makes it behave erratically. This will be fixed before I release the mittens.

The last two bits I still have to code are the following:

  • The mittens to remotely cancel touch interactions for non RLV user. For RLV users, wearing both mitts and locking them prevent you to touch or edit any objects in world. It still let you use your HUDs.
  • The “safety” feature I was talking about in my earlier post so you cannot lock the mitts with biometric locks that you marked yourself. I need to come up with a comprehensive error message for this too…

For those who wonder, the TouchBound objects are … Really complex under the hood, mainly because they do a lot of background work for the user and they are all communicating with each others to keep the limb animation system synchronized, I’m trying to make them work in such a way that they are as transparent as possible for the user.

Several persons reported that the whole “clicking business” is a bit difficult to use for the average user, and i understand this problem. I’m open for suggestions on this matter if anyone think they have a solution ( one that doesn’t involve abandoning the “natural use” concept completely).

The bondage Mittens logical conundrum

I’m back to work on the TouchBound bondage mittens (or whatever the final name will be). I pretty much finalized the common code changes for all the TouchBound products that enables the special features of the bondage mittens, which means that when both wrists wear a mitten type TouchBound items, all the attachments will reject clicks from their owner :), on top of it I will add an RLV compatibility layer for those with RLV clients.

However this new feature brought an interesting little conundrum:

  1. If you wear the mittens locked, you cannot unlock them by yourself.
  2. If you locked them with biometric padlocks, only you can open them.
  3. As a result, you’re pretty much stuck because only you can pop the locks open and you’re the only person not allowed to interact with them.

I think I will add a safety feature to them that doesn’t allow self locking with biometric padlocks, just to be on the safe side of things.

Back from USA

I just came back from a 2 week trip in the United States which started in New York city and then continued in Houston, I have seen many interesting things there and met with some of the greatest people I met in SL, lets just say we had a great time together.

Sadly, I couldn’t finish the pet mittens before leaving, it took longer than I expected. Even if there isn’t much left to do ,it’s still a lot of code to test and ship. I’m still jet lagged, the return trip took more than 18 hours between trains, metro and planes. I still need to deal with a few RL things. Once this is settled, I will get back into gear and make some more cool things.

See 🙂 not dead!

About Me
I started SecondLife in 2004 and created my own bdsm fetish virtual products under the name KDC. I'm also a php/mysql programmer, 3D artist and game designer.


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