Following the release of the Latex Catsuits, here are the new Latex Socks & Gloves ! They are made in the same style, they shine dynamically, have seams and creases, and they go much higher on the limbs than most, because I like my fetish gear high ! They even have a nice subtle shadow around the thighs and upper arms, right above the edge of the fabric, to show how tight they are.
Update : Since February 14th 2017, this product also contains two pairs of latex boots to match your stockings (Maitreya high feet only). They are not demonstrated in this post but are on this post. Check them out !
Here are a few videos to show the dynamic shine in action. And also for the pleasure of your eyes, of course !
You can find them exclusively on the Marketplace at these locations :
Opaque socks & gloves
Sheer socks & gloves
Transparent socks & gloves
Clear socks & gloves
Before you read further, you must be aware of a few things :
1. They need you (and those who look at you, ideally) to have Advanced Lighting Model activated. With or without dynamic shadows doesn't matter, but ALM must be on for the shine to show.
To activate ALM, open your Preferences, go to "Graphics" and tick the "Advanced Lighting Model" checkbox, if not already done :
If doing so cripples your FPS (Frames Per Second, the speed at which your viewer renders your view in SL), just deactivate the dynamic shadows like this :
Of course there need to be local lights around, at the very least some sun. If you are in an area without any local lights, the latex won't shine, obviously. And you need to set your Maitreya HUD to shine at least a little (that's the "Glossiness" slider on the "Layers" tab) :
2. For now, they work only for the Maitreya mesh body, hands and feet. Not Slink (even the hands and feet), not eBody, not Belleza, nor any other mesh body but Maitreya. This will change in the future when I'm able to expand to Omega, and you are provided a way to get unlimited updates for free, but for the time being, it works with Maitreya only. I'm sorry that I can't do more at the moment.
The reason for this is purely technical. There are so many mesh bodies out there that making distinct appliers for each one would take weeks. Fortunately there is a system called "Omega" that unifies nearly all the protocols (except Maitreya and a few others, but that might change in the future). Unfortunately, that system does not work well for materials yet. Or rather, if I were to make an Omega version of these appliers, this would mean at the very least 54 HUD objects per variant (you'll see below what a variant is), without a way to organize them. It would be a mess. This is because the materials version of the Omega applier HUD cannot be modified and made into a multi-HUD like these products here (as specified on this page : http://lovenlustdesigns.blogspot.com/p/material-applier-instructions.html, and believe me I tried). The day we can make multi-HUD Omega appliers with materials, I will upgrade these products with Omega capabilities, I promise.
3. These items are sold through my Maison De La Marquise brand. This is the brand I created for the Marketplace and I use it to publish the erotic movies I shoot. You won't find a vendor for them in world, they are sold on the Marketplace only. This is not really a problem for you but it's better you know this before you spend time looking for a vendor all over the grid :)
Now that this is out of the way, let's get to the good stuff.
The Latex Socks & Gloves feature some really nice seams at the right places, as well as creases where the limbs bend, to make them look more realistic.
There are four variants of the Latex Socks & Gloves (opaque, sheer, transparent and clear), and for each variant, 27 colors and a few bonuses. Each product is a particular variant and there is a fatpack containing all four variants at a discounted price.
The colors match the ones of the Highbinder, Deluxe straps, Deluxe gag & blindfold and Body harness, and they are organized the same way, by groups of 9 like on the menus of the texture plugins of the aforementioned restraints. There is also a very nice warm white I call "Ivory", since of course the "custom" button of the plugins cannot be matched to any particular color, and we cannot tint an applier. You will find the exact tints below on this blog post, but also on the menu of each applier, so you can match the tint of your own gear if needed, whatever it is.
Here are the four variants, or transparencies. Please note that the transparencies are slightly different from the Latex Catsuits ones, to look more like classic nylon stockings and gloves.
The socks and gloves are completely opaque, they are the classic latex or rubber garments you see in every kinky scene. Ideal for the sub as well as the Domme, they complete most fetish outfits nicely. Or can be worn alone with nothing else on *g*
Since they are of a plain color, they have nice creases around the thighs and upper arms to show how tight they are. Transparent variants don't have those creases because they look more like stockings than socks.
Unlike the Latex Catsuits, I do not recommend activating Mask Mode even for the opaque variant, because it would hide the shadow over the skin, and the hands and feet wouldn't follow (even when doing the little trick of changing the shine afterwards). I don't know why, this seems to be a Maitreya bug.
Bonus : Six military camouflage patterns. Woodland, jungle, desert, night, urban and snow :
The three non-opaque variants of the Latex Socks & Gloves are meant to look like the fetish version of nylon stockings and gloves. This is why they don't have the thighs and upper arms creases that the opaque ones have, and it looks better that way :
Bonus : Two pairs of cow patterns, one opaque and the other sheer. Moo !
The more transparent the better, especially when it comes to latex !
Bonus : Six pairs of fishnets (black, ivory, blood, azure, plum and princess pink). And I don't mean "latex material with a fishnet print", but really latex fishnets, shining only where the fabric is and not over the holes. They look very sexy and naughty !
Now those latex garments are so transparent they are barely visible. They do have a slight tint of course, and they do shine bright like the other variants. And they do have those sexy seams too. But they're clear, very clear.
Bonus : A pair of invisible socks and gloves (with creases as they don't have patterns). You guess them more than you see them, except when under a light ! If not for the shadows and the shine, you wouldn't see them at all.
Also I'm including two versions of these invisible garments with opaque seams and bands (black and ivory).
There is not much to explain about the HUD, everything is pretty self-explanatory. Here is a screenshot of the opaque latex socks & gloves HUD :
Please note that unlike the Latex Catsuits, each button is not one applier but two ! One for the gloves above the dash and the other for the socks below the dash. This is to let you choose whether to wear the socks, the gloves, or both. If you wear both, it is better to wear the stockings first as they tend to hide the hand texture and you have to show it manually again (this is a Maitreya bug).
Clicking on the "M" symbol will give you a link to my Marketplace store.
And if you click on the top of the HUD, it will minimize itself to get out of the way (handy when you need to tweak your body with your Maitreya mesh body HUD).
As pointed above, each variant has 27 colors plus a few bonuses, the colors matching the ones of several RealRestraint products. Here are the exact RGB values (the first number is the amount of red, the second one is the amount of green, the third one is the amount of blue) :
- Ivory : 247 242 223
- Copper : 120 51 15
- Gold : 252 194 0
- Black : 13 13 13
- Gunmetal : 66 56 51
- Steel : 128 128 128
- Slate : 112 128 143
- Silver : 191 191 191
- White : 255 255 255
- Blood : 117 10 10
- Red : 191 0 0
- Light red : 255 64 64
- Orange : 224 117 33
- Yellow : 252 219 20
- Light yellow : 255 245 176
- Dark green : 5 51 15
- Green : 8 120 38
- Lime : 89 242 128
- Navy : 20 41 66
- Blue : 26 94 217
- Azure : 94 176 255
- Indigo : 112 0 255
- Amethyst : 153 102 204
- Plum : 143 69 133
- Purple : 191 0 128
- Flesh pink : 204 138 128
- Princess pink : 245 194 194
- Woodland camo (4 colors) : 129 117 76 / 90 66 38 / 69 76 43 / 46 42 42
- Jungle camo (4 colors) : 191 189 134 / 125 133 95 / 76 85 69 / 67 73 58
- Desert camo (4 colors) : 251 230 203 / 200 167 134 / 148 107 55 / 110 71 28
- Night camo (4 colors) : 35 35 35 / 33 33 33 / 24 24 24 / 17 17 17
- Urban camo (4 colors) : 227 227 227 / 167 167 167 / 101 101 101 / 69 69 69
- Snow camo (4 colors) : 250 250 250 / 229 229 229 / 181 181 181 / 133 133 133
Updating your Latex Socks & Gloves
I keep working on my products even after releasing them, and when enough features have been added (or enough bugs have been fixed) I issue an update and send a notice to my RR group (join the RealRestraint Updates & Support group if you want to be notified). To get your updated product, or simply a redelivery, just rez the updater object on the ground near you and wait a little. The check is done automatically and the updater derezzes itself (it is copy so you don't lose it).
Wearing the socks and gloves with the Latex Catsuits or other clothes
This is totally possible but as with every applier, it is best to have one of the layers set to "Mask Mode". Since the latex socks and gloves do not take "Mask Mode" well (and I really don't know why, I've tried all that I could), then you will need to set the other clothes to "Mask Mode" instead. And if you really can't, for example because what you're wearing underneath is also transparent, then you will have to switch "Mask Mode" twice on both layers every time you teleport or relog. It is a problem with the Maitreya body, I cannot do anything about it. I also recommend you wear the socks and gloves after wearing the clothes underneath, because they cover the hands and feet as well.
A word about the skin shadow
I have carefully designed a subtle shadow showing over the skin where it meets the edge of the socks and gloves, because latex socks and gloves are tight, tighter than their vanilla counterparts. It really makes them look "there". This shadow is a shade of black, it has no color at all, simply because you might want to wear these latex garments over other clothes (for example latex catsuits). Or your skin might not be of a human complexion in the first place (it could be green, white or blue, for example). So although making it a shade of brown would have been more appropriate in most cases, it would have looked weird in the ones pointed above. You might find that the shadow is more visible with lighter colors, but this is an optical illusion, all the shadows are exactly the same shade.
Where to buy
You can find the Latex Socks & Gloves at my store on the Marketplace, each product is No-Modify, Copy and No-Transfer and costs L$500, or you can get all of them in the Fatpack for L$1700. Each box contains an updater to rez in case an update is available for this product, updates are always free. Also if you ever break your product, rezzing the updater will automatically get you a redelivery. Please note that since they are no-transfer, there is no refund so all sales are final, I can only refund double purchases. If you buy one variant, like it and decide to buy the fatpack afterwards, you can IM me so I refund you for the single variant (minus the 5% commission LL takes on each Marketplace sale), since it is also contained in the fatpack. That way you don't have to pay twice for the same product.
Please try the demo first !
Have fun !
PS : Please note that to avoid showing nude on this blog, I am wearing the latex nipple and pussy pasties that are found in the Transparent Latex Catsuits box, they are not included in the products demonstrated here.
PPS : My heels (not included) are from Mutresse (Volena for Maitreya and Slink). They're mod, so I have modified them to make them look latex, but they already look awesome out of the box.
PPPS : During the making of the Latex Socks & Gloves, I finally understood why the darker shades of the sheer and transparent Latex Catsuits looked a bit faded and lighter than they should. I still don't know whether this is a bug with GIMP and how it blends its layers, or if I did something wrong, but I could fix it for the products demonstrated here. I will therefore issue an update for the Latex Catsuits as well in the future (not immediately as this is a lot of work and I need a break).