After many months of silence, I’m proud to announce that a new avatar is completed and ready to get into your hands! For all the bears out there in SL or those fancying having a bear avatar, PsiCorp will soon release a full mesh based avatar. We paid special attention to getting the unique build of bears right, so rather than relying on SL’s default shape, I built a complete body from scratch which really captures the bulkiness that these creatures possess, the combination between muscle mass and body fat.
Of course, the entire setup is powered by fitted mesh; in short, you can edit the shape to your liking. Want more gut? No problem. Thicker arms? We’ve got it covered. Butt reduction? Sure thing.
But wait, there’s more! Since many bears tend to be really tall and stand out above the crowd, I included an alternate version that comes in at 150% the size, giving you a far greater range of heights to work with. So if you want to be a colossal, hulking figure, you can be! It goes without saying that these options come for both the male and the female versions, both of which come with a uniquely made body mesh.
But will I have to run around naked, you may ask. The answer to that is no! For the first time, I also built a custom made set of clothing, so you don’t have to walk around in the buff all the time. Of course if that’s what you want, that’s your thing. But if you do fancy being clothed at times, you can pick between a couple of texture alternatives for each outfit, and better yet, every piece of clothing comes with various states of undress!
The whole package is also very script efficient – you won’t find any lag here! For those technically minded, the nude avatar clocks in at below 128 kilobytes of memory, a far cry from the several megabyte big avatars you tend to see around. Clothing only adds a handful of kb as well, and script time is kept at a constant low. Special care was also taken to keep the amount of textures low, while at the same time keeping the quality high, so you have a nice and crisp rendition of every strand of fur, with the materials on each part really bringing out the detail.
Last but not least, the good old bear bits will get a full overhaul and will get the mesh and materials treatment as well! There will be textures made to match each of the species at release, and owners of the previous set will be eligible to update their bits free of charge, as always.
Speaking of species, the five variations will be American Black Bear, Grizzly, Kodiak, Polar bear, and as a special treat, Pandas! Each package will cost 1200L$ for a box full of goodies, clothing, XL versions etc included!
So be sure to join us on the 17th this month at the GYC – the party starts at 3pm, and we will once again have giveaways of some sort, and of course music and lots of fun!
Additionally we will host another little event at good old Yiff Factory on Sunday the 18th at noon SLT – this will be a small event, but once again music, partying and good times 😀
Lastly, a bit of news. We recently upgraded our vendor system from a custom solution to Caspervend, since my web host has created a lot of problems for me in the past months. Due to this, we had a lot of hiccups during their downtimes and during the migration period.
For redeliveries, please use any vendor terminal to access the caspervend redelivery page. Redelivery by HUD is currently not functioning, but we strive to provide you all with a global update to rectify those issues, so please bear with us while we work on this.
In good news, the new system is a lot more reliable and won’t lose purchases anymore or eat your money. If deliveries can’t be made, you will be refunded, and if you attempt to purchase products you already own, you likewise get your money back. And as a bonus, you are now able to gift purchases from any vendor!