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Nose hook in-world tests!

Here is some in-world tests for the nose hook project!

Two days making LOD meshes, fixing stupid mistakes and re-doing more LODs. This is going to be just as difficult to adjust as the raider harness gag I fear, and I couldn’t find a haircut that allowed to see the locking buckle, so I’m probably going to make the clickable section extra large…

~2100 Display weight for the entire assembly. As I had planned, the square rings can easily be stretched or squashed to add/remove a little bit of slack here and there and get it to look nice and tight.

I’ve also quickly made a handful of upturned nose poses from 5 to 20 degrees in +5 increments.

I will be out of town tomorrow, so it is unlikely that I will be able to work on this.

About halfway done with LODs.

I dislike LOD making so much, sometimes. I don’t usually have to do “all” of them on objects that have no cavities, but on fiddly little things like that, it is preferable if I do “most” of them by hand.

There is still like… 3-4 hooks to do (nose & rear/neck), (these are pretty quick tho) and 2-3 strap sections.

It looks good, I can’t really complain, but that’s so many individual parts to prepare for upload.

I’ve also finalized

Nose hook strap textures almost done

I have spent an incredibly long amount of time getting just those nose hook strap textures assembled, I ended up having to redo them a bunch of time, mainly because I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing. That and some RL appointments, are my excuses for the lack of updates last week.

I really, really need to make myself a set of reusable textures for strap work, but once again… that’s not going to be for this project. Maybe the next one, if there is long enough piece of strap on it?

I still have to make LOD models for those and put together all the colors.

Nearly done, I swear!

Too much time was wasted on this hook already!

I’ve finished up the different hooks (I’ll just put them in the “extra” box I guess), I’ve also made a “short” hook and connector strap to make it easier to fit it to the Raider Harness Gag it is incredibly short. It should give more options for adjustment too.

Sometimes I wish I did not need this much padding on textures, but that’s just how it is with SL: 4 additional pixels per island is what’s safe.

Texture resolution wise, it is on part with the gag straps and should end up looking about the same. The metal parts should be able to use the existing hardware textures but if it doesn’t cut it I’ll make a new one.

I hope this is still somewhat of an interesting update ^^.

Nose hook progress report

I’ve sort of finished the high poly straps for the nose hook and & unwrapped them. Started putting the little details in too, stitches & grommets. I’ve also added rounded tips to the hook ends and a d-ring to act as a retainer for the adjustment strap.

The last picture is just a quick test for a method to model an inflatable ball hood. I just thought I’d post it since it looked neat. Maybe a project for later.

I started to work on a nose hook!

I started working on a nose hook! I swear this isn’t related to the previous project but something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while now. The marketplace doesn’t appear to have hardly any competition in that regard, so why not?

The way I’m making it, is as an “add on” that can be “hooked” to existing collars (classic leather collar added to the scene as a reference).

Right now the strap uses a total of 9 separate parts to maximize its ability to fit heads:

  • Nose hook.
  • Connection rings.
  • A 45/60/75 curvature straps.
  • A straight strap.
  • Rear/collar hook.

I haven’t thought yet how to make it lockable, chain-able, or if it even should be. I also should probably make a mini strap & hook setup that fits the Raider Harness Gag.

Thoughts on the variants I’ve tried to come up for the hook? So far the simplest one appears to be the best, but I’m open to suggestions!

The weather is back to being unbearably hot unfortunately, so expect a bit of a slower pace.

Quick update on the hood, the final stretch.

I’m almost done, so here is a quick little update on the hood and what everything looks like in-world. I had to write a script to customize the ears a little, it grabs the colors & shine settings from the default Avara hood, but has a few more options, like setting sections black, hiding the seam at the bottom, things like that. Nothing major really.

I’ve also uploaded each ear separately, with custom LODs, and in two variants: one is uploaded with its original blender orientation, and the other one the orientation is “aligned” with the ear base. Both deform differently when you fit them to a given head, so I figured that including both options would be helpful.

Most of the textures for the new hood are done.

I’ve pulled two very productive days so far this week and made 30something final textures for the new hood.

I’ve maximized options as much as I could:

All I have to do now is to complete the models & textures for the cat and pig ears.

I’m still searching for a name, I have a few terrible ideas like butaneko, nekobuta, butabana, … (please give me a better idea, or I’m gonna end up rolling with it)

Cat & Pig ears

I initially wanted to go for stylized cat & pig ears made from simple pieces of cut and glued latex sheeting, the first version of the cat ears looked pretty good like that. Then I made those pig ears in a more…”molded” style and while I initially wanted to make the pig ears fold down, this attempt is growing on me.

I’ve remade the cat ears to match the pig ears style… but is it good enough?

I also don’t know if I want to have a “base” on each ear. Sure, It looks good, but it is much harder to place on the hood.

Quick pig hood picture dump!

I started working a bit late today and had some progress from last week that I did not have the time to post so here is a larger than usual pig hood picture dump before midnight 😛

I had a cool idea of normal mapping a sort of facemask on the covered area, with a center spine and a few creases, I might have to tweak the creases a bit to get them to look better, and also decide whether to use a single or double spine, they are both nice, but the single spine create some odd shading due to the sharper left/right divide it creates on a mesh that really is just flat.

Still tempted to use “almond” eyes on the closed version to make it more feline-like (that would make it a pig/cat pack I suppose), I COULD add both versions, but I already have a ton to make…

Give me your thoughts!

Kyrah Abattoir
Creator of BDSM and fetish content in Second Life since 2004.

Seasoned 3D artist and programmer, aspiring video game creator.