With the size of our recent update, it was no surprise some issues got away. I’ve been collecting reports over the last week and addressed them today, along with a couple of older issues that were still standing. The following fixes were made today:
Animesh HUD – fixed piercing rods/studs showing up as “color only”, they now have their texture options back
Animesh HUD – fixed one adult animation not playing correctly
Animesh Canine – fixed XL pierced in medium length not responding
Animesh Feline – fixed grey penis HUD page
Animesh Monster – fixed grey penis HUD page
Animesh Monster – fixed ball sway/angle animations not working
Animesh Nightmare – fixed “latexblack” texture not displaying
As with all updates, you can use the redelivery function in all of our stores. Simply touch a redelivery panel or vendor to access the menu.
As of this post, a major update has been released for all animesh genitals. This has been in the works since our latest release and was aimed at standardizing and improving the usability of the Animesh HUD in particular, as well as improvements to the Canine variants as well. To that end, we implemented the following features and updates:
An all new visual style
This was one of the main things I wanted to address. To clean up the old, often cluttered looking HUD graphics, and to develop a new, much cleaner style for the user interface, with more clearly laid out buttons and more easily understandable graphics. This also involved touching up on the vagina/tailhole pages, which hadn’t seen any visual changes in a long time, and still used an even older visual style. Furthermore, we cleaned up some unused buttons, as well as changed some button graphics to be more consistent with their function, and in some cases added some help text – in particular to the scaling buttons, which don’t serve any function on animesh penises, but still do function for vagina/tailhole attachments.
One-for all HUD
This has been a goal of mine for as long as the animesh series existed, finding ways to merge all the various species-centric HUDs into one. A way forward has been found, and as of this release, species-centric animesh HUDs/Fertility HUDs are a thing of the past. Please note that the animesh HUDs do NOT work with v6.x bits and vice versa. Also keep in mind that the new HUD will also ONLY work with current, updated animesh genitals. It will NOT work with any animesh genitals dated before today, you must update in order to use them with the new HUD.
The poseball system by now was quite old, so it too has been redone virtually from the ground up. The dialog menus have been rewritten and reformatted, alongside a current-day pose adjust menu. I also rewrote the way animations play, eliminating the animation permission dialog upon sitting on the poseballs, and dropping a script from the HUD in the process. Most notably, we replaced ALL animations with two dozen new adult animations by ::R:a:W:a:G:e::, as well as several cuddles by [Polymorph].
Less memory use, more stability
Due to the extensive rewrites done to virtually every bit of code, the new memory footprint is about 15% lower than before, which means a respectable 50kb of script memory savings. It also runs on one less script than before due to improvements on the poseball control system. Furthermore, merging and rearranging script code, as well as removing old code for now unsupported items – more down below – should also ensure a much more robust setup, and out-of-memory crashes in the main HUD systems should now no longer occur.
As part of this update, the animesh canine bits, being the oldest, also saw some TLC. Most notably, many of the animations got a bit of a polish pass, making them more detailed and fluid in places. Some minor rigging issues also got resolved, as well as a minor hard edge on certain knot sizes having been removed. Material settings got some small tweaks as well, making the flesh overall glossier.
Pulling support for 6.x breasts
Also as part of this update, we are discontinuing the old 6.x breasts line. The product has not seen any changes in years, and with mesh bodies being a reality for years now, has seen very low demand. Additionally, the lack of Omega support or any modern tech in them has often left customers with products that don’t tie in with their items properly. Thus I made the decision to pull those products from sale. This does not affect you if you already own them, however new purchases will no longer be available.
Another major change implemented as of this post is unpackers for all new releases, including the updated animesh bits. We bid farewell to the rezable product boxes we used to have, and now introduce new, wearable unpacker HUDs. They’ll present you with a range of options, offering 1-click unpack for anything from bits to avatars, giving you direct access to the unpacker’s gender selection, as well as providing direct access to our blog, SL group, discord server, twitter and helpdesk links. This means you now can finally unpack even in no-rez areas without any hassle, as well as access all of our community and support sites directly.
Bugs and issues
This was a MAJOR undertaking for me, a great many lines of code changed, and significant changes were made all over the place, ontop of the new unpackers etc. If you find any issues with the new systems, please do report them on our helpdesk, found at psicorp.freshdesk.com or via the link in the new unpackers. We did a lot of testing, but it’s likely we didn’t catch it all with something this complex, so please do report any issues so they can be resolved!
What is in store next? Broadly speaking, more animesh bits are coming up next, WIPs will be posted in our discord. Beyond that, another awesome avatar collaboration with Raptordog is planned, as well as a similar update and standardization project for our recent avatars (wolf/fox and newer). Stay tuned for details on this one, it will be another larger undertaking, but it will bring all recent avatars onto a common level and improve many aspects of them, add new features, as well as address open issues.
As with all updates, redeliveries for existing customers are free. Simply visit any inworld store and find a redelivery terminal, or alternatively touch any vendor to access its menu. This also includes the fertility HUD box, which now only includes the 6.x series HUD as well as the animesh one, rather than the individual species HUDs
As of right now, we published an update to the Dragonwolf kits released yesterday. The following issues have been addressed:
Fixed the unpacker not handing out the Nova digilegs
Removed a stray line of debug code in the tail script that would sometimes message the owner
To get your updates, visit any inworld store location and find a redelivery terminal, or touch a vendor to access its menu.
Also, a note on the Macro Kit. Currently they are not working due to a large testing oversight on our part. Upon attempting a fix, we learned that our Blender plugin currently has a bug. As such, we decided to place the Macro on hold until Avastar can update to support Blender 2.8, which should not be long now. Once we can create macro avs reliably again, we will update the kit.
Should you wish to refund your macro kit purchase, please file a ticket on psicorp.freshdesk.com and we will honor your request as soon as possible. Otherwise, you are free to hold on to your purchase, it will be updated to be fully working once the plugins have been updated and patched.
As of right now, our first patch for the Animesh Canine Penis is available! Update via caspervend redelivery terminals at your leisure. The following issues were addressed:
soft -> tip animation missing in S size
droop -> limp animation having wrong length in L and macro size
cockring not hiding via HUD/text input
glow support has been properly added. You can now set glow via /5glow shaft/sheath/condom/cum 0.0 – 1.0
Also a short note on the HUDs and deluxe version since there have been many questions.
The deluxe version incldues the fertility version of the bits HUD. This is functionally 100% identical to the regular fertilty HUD as far as breeding goes, the sole difference is support for the animesh canine
The animesh canine HUDs currently do NOT support v6 series penises, and vice versa.
The new HUD also does NOT support other animesh penises at present
We are very much hoping to one day create a unified HUD, at least for animesh based products, but there are some technical challenges ahead, and we would like to take our time on one hand, and on the other release a few more products first so we have a better range of items to determine how much each HUD layout would differ and how we can best create an all-in-one solution. Please be patient with us, we’ll strive to figure something out in the future!
Lastly, animesh vaginas are being considered, but will – if anything – be something for later on in the year. If we decide to move into that territory, we’ll be sure to let you know via this blog and our discord!
Whilst the updates themselves are done for a little while now, it wouldn’t do for us to not post some pretty pictures 😀
That said, let’s talk a little about what was changed. The cobra got away with minor changes, we fitted the parts to the Nova body, as well as updated the body shading with the new, sexy one.
The sergal on the other hand got a more extensive treatment. We repainted a LOT of the minor details, especially around the eyes, added shading, improved things here and there, and reworked the manes as well, making the long one especially a lot more interesting compared to what it was. Overall they are a lot more on point looking than in their first iteration, and it’s just fun to see how far we come in this relatively short time.
To conclude, let’s talk a little about the future. Slowly, clothing creators are taking interest in our new bodies, and it will be of great help to us if you talk to your favorite creators about support. New clothes will mean more bodies sold, which in turn means more clothing support. Let’s break into that together!
As for the immediate future, we’ll get back into bits making, and we have some deluxe things planned for an all new line of adult parts. Keep an eye on the blog – or our discord – for WIP updates!
Once again we’ve been going back and updating some of our older builds, bumping up the quality to bring it more up to par with our latest releases. This time, it was the cobra’s turn, one of our more popular species, design courtesy of the talented Spotty The Cheetah.
We gave all textures a pass, in some cases redoing shading from the original base files, and added extra detail to the face especially. Alongside that, we threw in a few script updates, to fix some bugs with animations stopping themselves.
As with our previous kit updates, we added in support for third party mesh bodies, so using the cobra on your slink or belleza body can now be a reality! Furthermore, the popular “Bitch Head”has been introduced to this avatar as well, once again sold as a separate option. And as a little bonus, we threw in some tip-toe feet as well.
To obtain the latest version, visit any inworld location and use a redelivery terminal, or poke one of our vendors to get access to the redelivery menu.
As for the future of things? We have another little project we want to finalize this year, but then we will get into something big. A complete, from-scratch rebuild of the Type A Avatar Core bodies, aka our original mesh body model. It’s now 2 years old roughly, and hasn’t aged too well in our eyes. We learned so much in the past year alone, it is high time we brought these new skills to bear on our bodies, start out fresh, and make something awesome for you all to enjoy. Expect some progress screenshots as well as more details on our plans in the coming weeks and months!
After having gathered so much information with the wolf kit, as well as the mesh body update done for it, we decided the next logical step would be to transfer back a lot of these improvements to our previous avatar kit – the fox. As of now, the new and improved Fox Kit is available both inworld and on the SL marketplace, as well as available for redelivery for anyone who already owns one.
The update brings with it the following features and improvements:
Improved shading for the entire avatar
More detailed textures, especially on the head
Compatibility with most omega-based mesh bodies
A “bitch head” alternative, which proved so popular with the wolves
Four tail sizes to pick from
A new and improved headshape, for both a more fox-ish look, as well as much better hair compatibility
The short and sweet: Want to wear our wolf avatar, but want to use it on a Maitreya, Slink, Belleza or other such mesh body? Now you can!
As of right now, a free update is available for our wolf avatars, which includes special variants of some of the pieces, allowing them to be used on most other mesh bodies. This means neck-less versions of the head,generic fit versions of the digilegs etc.
Additionally, we put some fixes and improvements into the wolf avatar, as listed here:
The kit parts no longer require an Avatar Core body attached in order to texture. Hands and feet are excluded from this since they are specifically made for Avatar Core.
The hand animation on/off toggle should now work proper!
Fixed a potential crash in the HUD
Some minor animation fixes in the macro/bitch heads
Instead of male/female tail, we now have 4 unisex tail sizes
To update, once again simply visit any inworld redelivery terminal and give that a poke. Alternatively touching our vendors will give you the same menu that takes you to the redelivery page.
As a little future treat, we’ll make it known that our fox avatar is up next, with some more extensive improvements backported from the wolf, followed by the cobra avatar, giving you access to 3 quite popular kits which then will be able to be worn on most mesh bodies, have the bitch head, various tail sizes, etc!