Friday, December 26, 2014
To begin the next year right, here is a new version of the RLV with a few bug fixes by me and a lot by LL. I find this version quite more comfortable than the last one, in fact, it seems more responsive, especially when it comes to avatar baking (the process of changing the texture of the avatar, mind you, we do not cook people here).
See for yourself :
- changed : A lot of fixes from LL to make the viewer more enjoyable to use (namely a fix for the rotation glitch, a fix for baking, a fix for corrupt sculpt textures in the cache, and more).
- fixed : When stuck in mouselook, we couldn't move the cursor and the mouse at the same time.
- fixed : When issuing @detachallthis without an option and without @detachthis along with it, we could detach the object from the pie menu (not from the inventory), and we could unwear pieces of clothing contained in the same folder (but not in child folders).
- fixed : @addattach did not work when no attachment was included into the name of the object (now the viewer attaches then detaches it immediately when it realizes the target attach point is supposed to be locked empty).
As usual, you can grab the viewer here :
And the MD5 hash for the Windows executable is :
Have fun !
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I have been silent for some time, but that's only because I've been busy. Busy making movies. Erotic bondage movies !
If you want to switch the whole blog post and head directly to the place where you can buy them, here it is :
Most of them are part of a series inspired by House of Gord (you know, the excellent fetish, ultra-bondage website). This is even where the name of the movie brand comes from : "Maison de la Marquise" ("House of the Marquise" in French), as a homage to the aforementioned website.
The movies are all made with top-notch technology and animations, and often with stuff that I have to make myself for the occasion. The sweat on the girls' skins is a prime example of it. The latex and spandex suits as well. Not to mention, of course, the restraints.
I also give the name of most of the furniture and accessories used in the movies, not for advertisement purposes (they don't pay me for that), but as a "if you want to do it yourself" kind of hint. I'd like my movies to inspire others to create their own, so I help by pointing out where to find quality stuff.
Attention, the content of the movies is explicit, and there are pictures here that are just as explicit. Usually I refrain from posting pornographic pictures on this blog (at most, I am almost nude but not totally), but since the focus of those movies is eroticism and porn, there is little point in censoring them, because I want to show pictures that are directly taken from the movies. However, recent changes to Blogger's adult content policy forced me to remove the nude pictures. This means, for example, all the three The Wait covers. Sorry about that, they are still visible on the Marketplace.
I wanted to wait before telling you about that series, for the simple reason that it needs a few movies to get an idea of what it is, where it is going, and what the main characters do and look like.
And with time, the characters grow up on their own, write their own stories... Every writer will tell you that this is how it works. They are solid and consistent, and that's why I am happy to tell you their hot, very hot, stories.
Gina is the main protagonist of the series, she is the heroin, a typical East Coast city girl of Italian ascent, with a knack for getting herself in trouble. She is a cute, smart and adventurous girl, who is out to satisfy her own need for good, tight and kinky fun with people she can trust. She has tried pretty much every domina in her area but wasn't satisfied, and her last ditch attempt is the Marquise, a domina recommended to her by several others.
She is also the only character you can hear the thoughts of. Well, not always, sometimes she thinks out loud so everybody can hear her. And usually, that gets her in trouble.
Presumably from noble ascent (unless this is just a codename), the Marquise is a refined and classy woman, whose business is into providing professional domination sessions to a select few customers. Her house (from which the name of the brand comes) is a big, classy mansion, very cozy in appearance but also partly re-purposed for her activities.
She also realizes the movies, stars into them, produces them, and publishes them. Her actual name is inspired from a famous British singer (who pretty much handles her whole business herself as well). And also from a character from a book. Her accent and odd expressions give her away as an European, probably French or Spanish.
Sandy is a well-known British porn actress starring in vanilla movies (but also in some adverts). She's a sweet, outgoing, friendly girl, but can be very wicked when she wants. Not a beginner in her line of work, her views about it are somewhat tainted but she still enjoys what she does. And for good reason : it is the job that suits her best.
She is also a real bondage slut, and regularly comes to the Marquise for long-term sessions of intense bondage. Long-term as in several days long. As a result, she and the Marquise know each other well and are now good friends.
Anita is a Spanish clothes designer who sometimes designs fetish clothes. A little geeky, she likes to create and experiment extreme bondage gear, especially dedicated to ponyplay, her favorite activity.
Very kinky, very athletic, former Kung-Fu vice-champion, the girl is very competitive and quite short-tempered, but she goes out of her way for her friends. Just don't try to cross her, for she is dangerous even when bound !
Jade is an employee of the Marquise, she serves mostly as a rigger (someone dedicated to tying up boys and girls, and to look after them, inside and outside bondage sessions). Laconic, sharp and watchful, she seldom speaks about her regular job (being a rigger for the Marquise is a filler), which sometimes takes her away for weeks or months. But when she is there, she is a very trustworthy asset in the Marquise's business.
She is also quite kinky, and sometimes enjoys getting in bondage herself.
There will be, of course, other characters featuring in the series, and some cameos, too...
For the time being, the story of Gina spans over five episodes. There will be more if the series is well received. Each episode lasts about half an hour, give or take 5 minutes.
This is the first episode of the series, and pretty much the pilot, introducing all the main characters. This is the episode with the fewest videos, but with the most storytelling.
In this episode, Gina enters the Marquise's mansion for the first time, and immediately gets thrown into her universe. Met with bondage before even crossing the threshold, then stripped nude only a few minutes later, cuffed, the girl's mind will be blown away by how the Marquise handles her own little world, and will quickly be seduced by it.
As the Marquise introduces her to the other members of the tribe and explains how things work around here, she tightens her grip over Gina, always pushing her further and taking more of her freedom, until her inner bondage slut comes out. And that's when Gina realizes that she came to the right place.
This episode lasts 30 minutes.
In this episode, Gina is made to train in some kind of giant, human-sized mouse wheel, under a scorching sun.
Totally nude and tightly bound in leather, the poor girl will learn what it means to train with the Marquise, who is... merciless. Borderline sadistic, some may say.
Unlike the first episode, this movie does not tell a complex story, but rather focuses on Gina's sexiness, offering a lot of very hot videos of her sexy bound and nude body, working out under the sun in an ever-increasing bondage.
This episode lasts 25 minutes.
The Wait (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
This episode is so long that it is cut into 3 parts (each part being a movie on its own), and the third part is so long that it is cut into two tapes (main and epilogue, both included in the package). It is recommended to watch the first part, then the second one, then the third one, then the epilogue, in that order. Or else it will make little sense.
In this multiple episode, Gina is scheduled for a day-long session of bondage. She comes to the Marquise's mansion early in the morning... to find out that the Marquise is not there. But she left a note with instructions, to which Gina obeys to the letter. She soon finds herself wandering alone in the house, naked and in cuffs, looking for a cozy place to wait for the return of her favorite domina.
But things do not go exactly as expected... Firstly, Gina soon finds out that she is not alone in the house, someone else is waiting for the Marquise as well. And she is not the only one to be in cuffs. And she is not the only one to be horny either.
The whole episode, the three parts, are a blur of girl-on-girl, sometimes girl-on-girl-on-girl, kinky sex. At least one of them being in bondage. Gina goes from surprise to surprise, and realizes that someone seems to have plotted a long-term plan for everyone. A long-term plan that involves an absurd number of climaxes.
The first and second parts last 30 minutes each, the third part lasts 45 minutes. Most of the time being sexy videos of very hot lesbian sex. In bondage.
Rocket's Tail (Parts 1 and 2)
This is another two-part episode, this time entirely dedicated to ponyplay. But a special kind : full latex suit, gag, blindfold, ear muffs, a horse-shaped hood covering the whole head, hiding the face and identity of the girl underneath. As a result, every pony looks like a latex fetish dream, and can do nothing but obey the commands of her trainer.
In this episode, Gina meets a new girl, or rather, "ponygirl", i.e. a woman dressed like a horse and trained to behave like one. And this one is in the middle of the street ! Of course, the Marquise is behind this, and decides not only to tell Gina about the ponygirl's training, but to give her a crash course !
Gina totally did not expect this, as usual, but after some token protesting, she soon plays along, trains under the Marquise's commands, and reveals herself to be a quite talented, ultra-sexy, ponygirl.
Ponyplay is an activity I enjoy practicing a lot, both on the trainer and on the pony side. It takes a significant amount of my time and focus, and since everyone has their own view on ponyplay in SL, I wanted to show you my own, maybe, hopefully, it might inspire you ! Blindfolded cart pulling is a difficult activity (like every blindfolded activity, really), but is also a lot of fun ! Of course, the kind of ponyplay depicted here is not what you are used to see in SL, but... I think it offers an interesting and different view.
Each episode lasts 25 minutes.
This movie is not part of Gina's story, but is realized by the Marquise, so expect a little crossover between both worlds. After all, it has been shot in the same house by the same people.
A sexy young woman applies for a job in a small company, led by a CEO who is more impressed by her curves than by her resume (which is impressive nonetheless). The woman plays along and they soon get "acquainted". On screen. No, they have no shame.
But that's before the applicant reveals her actual agenda to the CEO...
This movie is more vanilla than the others, but there is still a little bondage in it, because I just couldn't resist. It is also part of a mini-series, so those characters will come back.
As I said, I will continue to make movies, if these are successful enough. I have received a very positive feedback so far, and I can't hide that even I, after watching them all 20 times each (that's the least you have to do when you make movies), they still make me hot. No, I have no shame either.
Unlike my other two brands, those movies can only be found on the SL Marketplace, at this address :
You will find more pictures from the movies in there, so you can judge by yourself of their quality.
They require my HD Video System to watch, that you can find either in world, or here :
I hope you will enjoy the movies, I know I do !
And maybe they will inspire you to make your own, too !
Thursday, October 30, 2014
On top of working on my products lately (the Deluxe gag and Gina's Debut), I've also been working on the RLV v2.9.3. In fact, it has been available for a month and a half now, but I'd never sent a notice nor a blog post about it, because I felt it wasn't ready yet.
It integrates LL's last changes about Server Side Appearance (making it so your skin and clothing are calculated by the sim instead of the viewer), as well as the connections to Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. And it would be an understatement to say that these new features were difficult to integrate. SSA in particular, was bug-ridden and it took me four months to stabilize it all. That's why I didn't want to communicate about it until now. But there are enough bug fixes now to make it worth a release.
So here it is, and take a look at the list of changes for yourself :
- added : LL's latest additions for Facebook, Twitter, Flick and SSA support.
- added : Shortcut to Mouselook : Ctrl+Alt+M (the official shortcut "M" does not work when the "Pressing letter keys starts local chag" option is selected in the Preferences).
- changed : Secured the @adjustheight RLV command, to stop it from failing at times. Also made it faster to commit the change by forcing a rebake after a couple seconds.
- changed : When standing up and under @standtp, nothing happens if the landing point of the parcel is fixed, instead of TPing to the wrong place.
- changed : Do not restrict sit distance under @fartouch and @touchfar.
- changed : Do not allow someone to give anything to anyone when under "@showinv" (it makes sense when "@sendim" is active too, to stop people from cheating around it by sending renamed items as a way to chat).
- changed : We now cannot select or inspect anything or anyone beyond the range specified by "@camdrawmin" anymore. This means you can't use your mouse pointer to detect someone by looking at the tooltip, when blinded.
- changed : When clicking or double-clicking on a point to walk to it, don't reset the view, and rotate the avatar so it faces the direction of movement.
- changed : Improved the "force rebake" (Ctrl+Alt+R) command to make it quicker for clothes to appear locally (and usually, remotely too).
- changed : Do not force the texture memory down to 512 if the user has set it to something higher in the TextureMemory debug setting.
- fixed : Crash when receiving a folder or an object which name is shorter than 5 letters.
- fixed : The "detach" exception for an object that was given during this session (for example in the "Objects" folder, while under "@unsharedunwear") will be ignored if this object issued a "@detach" command.
- fixed : Flycam was not restricted under "@camXXX" commands.
- fixed : We couldn't use FlyCam when RLV was deactivated.
- fixed : When replacing or removing outfits from the Appearance window, locked items were detached as well (in the past, these options were greyed out when something was locked, but it is no longer the case).
- fixed : When the camera is controlled by a script, it would not get restricted by the "@camXXX" RLV commands. This was on purpose at first, but maybe it was too permissive.
- fixed : When teleporting, silhouettes were no longer rendered under @camavdist.
- fixed : A way to bypass the @editobj restriction.
- fixed : @recvchatfrom and @recvemotefrom did not take attachments into account.
- fixed : When teleporting to another region and forced into Mouselook with @camdistmax:0, the mouse pointer would show but we would be stuck in ML nonetheless (thank you Sinha Hynes for the heads-up).
- fixed : @detachallthis would still lock the whole #RLV folder.
As usual, you can grab the viewer here :
And the MD5 hash for the Windows executable is :
Have fun !
PS : This change list is actually for 2.9.2, but the available one is 2.9.3... This is simply because the day I released 2.9.2, I worked on integrating the latest changes from LL (which were many), and found them quite useful, so I decided to go straight to 2.9.3 so you could benefit from them too. The difference between those two versions is only the code that LL worked on, specifically the login page and the snapshot window, plus many small bug fixes.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
So right after the release of the Deluxe Gag & Blindfold, it has come to my attention that there were two minor bugs that begged to be fixed.
The first bug is the throat strap that is wrongly named, and because of this, it would not change color like the two vertical panel straps, which it should be the continuity of (even though it belongs to a different prim). To remedy to that, you can either update your gag and request a replacement, or edit the strap and rename it yourself. I strongly recommend the second solution, because it will spare you a resize and it is always good to know how to modify your stuff.
To do this, rez your gag on the ground, and edit the throat part (remember, this is done thanks to the "Edit Linked Parts" checkbox on the Edit window) :
Replace "throat" by "nose", because this strap is supposed to continue the "nose" one of the panel variant, so HeadHarnessTex may understand those two prims represent the same strap.
That's it ! No need to reset, it should work right away.
The second bug is a bit more annoying, it requires an update (not a replacement, just an update because only one script needs to be fixed) : the mouth would not be open on "Total ball" and "Total panel". It is just the "OpenMouth" script that was not aware there could be 8 different locks (it is a very, very old script). Once updated, it will work fine.
Please note that if you bought your Deluxe Gag after 2 pm SL time on October 26th, then you should not have to fix anything, it's already working. But just give it a try, to be sure.
You can find an updater at the following places in-world :
My little shop
The Little Shop of Kink
Roper's Dark Playground
Sorry for the inconvenience !
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Let me introduce you to the latest product in the RealRestraint line : the Deluxe Gag & Blindfold. This is another restraint I've been wanting to make for years because I love this design, and that needed mesh and materials to look good enough, so here it is finally !
This is the classic harness gag that you see everywhere in BDSM scenes : a V-shaped strap over the face, a Y-shaped strap on the head, and horizontal straps around the jaw and behind the neck. Its purpose is to hold a gag as tightly as possible, tighter than the regular ring, ball and panel gags that sport only one strap, without much chance of escape. Tight, secure, and sexy !
It's also a 3-in-1 gag : it is a ring gag, a ball gag, and a panel gag, all in one object. The ring can be converted to a bit (for ponygirls and boys), and the ball can be converted to a ball/bit combination. And it is not just for show, you won't "speak" the same way if you are gagged with a ring than if you are gagged with a ball, and yet differently if your mouth is covered.
More so, although the "Simple ring" and "Simple ball" will make you speak exactly like the RealRestraint Ring Gag and Ball Gag respectively, being gagged in "Harness ring" and "Harness ball" will garble you even more. Yes, they're tighter than the "Tight" level of the other RealRestraint gags, without being totally silent (you have to choose one of the "Total" locks for that, no surprise there).
And it comes with the assorted blindfold, that uses the latest RLV 2.9 camera features, to complete the package :
With these RLV 2.9 camera features, you can see yourself and what's very close to you, and that's it. The range of your vision depends on how tight the blindfold is locked :
The textures of this head harness are made with materials, i.e. the leather actually shines dynamically !
This means that you need a materials-capable viewer with "Advanced Lighting Model" activated in the Graphics Preferences. You can do this at next to no cost for your graphics card, even if it is not too powerful, by turning the shadows off in the drop-down list below :
The leather textures are the same as the ones used in the Leather Body Harness I released a few months ago. Therefore, your Deluxe Gag and your Body Harness are perfectly assorted.
And like the Body Harness, this harness gag & blindfold combo is entirely customizable :
To customize the gag (or the blindfold), click on it, go to "Plugins", then "HeadHarnessTex" :
The menu itself is rather simple. On the left side you have the parts of the harness you want to select and the textures and colors you want to apply to them, and on the right side you can choose a preset that will change the colors and patterns automatically, and to either apply the change to the object you have clicked on (gag or blindfold), or to apply those changes to the other object as well so you don't have to do this twice.
The "Sections" button allows you to select sections of the harness individually (a section is a strap, the rings and other metal parts associated to it), or groups of sections such as only the vertical straps or only the horizontal straps, or only a restraint part (ball, bit, ring...), or even the harness entirely :
The "Surfaces" button allows you to select some parts of the sections you've chosen, such as either the front of the straps, or the trim (the side of the strap), or the fasteners or the rings, or even a group of those surfaces, such as the whole strap, or all the metal stuff, or even the whole section (you don't usually want to select the whole section but only either the whole strap or the whole metal, but why not) :
Of course you can color the straps the way you like thanks to the "Tint" page :
And if you can't find the color that you want, you may just specify it yourself with the "CUSTOM" button. Simply write the color in RGB format (either from 0.0 to 1.0 for all three colors, or from 0 to 255 like in the SL color editor), then click on "Submit". For example, if you want a teal tint on the vertical straps only, select "Verticals" in "Sections", then "CUSTOM" in tint and enter "64 128 128", like this :
You can change the textures on the "Pattern" page, giving you access to many patterns and writings :
Some of these patterns come in two versions : white on black (written "W&B") and black on white (written "B&W"). Be aware, though, that tinting the straps will tint the patterns as well, in other words it will add some color to the whole texture. It does not cause any issue with black (tinting black will still give you black) nor with white (tinting white will give you your tint exactly), but tinting a different color is problematic because they mix : if you tint a red texture with a blue tint, you end up with some violet.
That's why most of the provided patterns are either black, white, or both, and you can't have two colors on any face unless one of them is black. If you want more than black plus a tint, you need to make the texture yourself and tint it white.
And if you don't really want to bother with precise tinkering, you can always apply a full preset, such as totally black, or black with a red trim, or all yellow, etc, by going to the "PRESETS" page :
If you have some basic knowledge on how to make and import textures into SL, and if you are interested in making your own patterns, read on. Otherwise, jump to the next section.
You've seen several examples of customization above, but you can also create your own textures if you like. The textures contained inside the gag and blindfold are full-perms so they can serve as examples for your own, but you are also provided two base leather textures (black and white) and the UV map of the straps :
This texture is a sort of template that indicates how the whole image is "wrapped" around the strap, like paper wrapped around a gift.
As you can see, the UV map is simple... just write or draw what you want in the middle of the texture, between the two horizontal lines. The two orange strips above and below it represent the trim.
There is a thing to know, though. You might have noticed that the horizontal and vertical straps may or may not share the same pattern (that depends on the pattern). For example, the pattern "You command W&B" will display "YOU COMMAND" on the horizontal straps and "I OBEY" on the vertical ones :
This is because the pattern "You command W&B" is in fact composed of two textures : "You command W&B" and "You command W&B V".
Notice the letters are rotated 90° to the right on the second texture. This is what you will have to do too if you want your textures to be different when the straps are horizontal or vertical : simply name them exactly the same, but add a space and a capital "V" at the end of the vertical one. Also make sure the name does not go beyond 23 characters, which is the limit for a button on the menu.
Some patterns do not have a "V" texture but a "W" one (but they can have both), this is the case for the Seam textures (W&B and B&W). The "W" means "apply this on the blindfold and panel prims". In the case of the "Seams" textures, it will simply not display any seam on the blindfold and panel, because it would look bad.
Once your textures are done, drop them inside the gag and the blindfold (yes, both of them). No need to reset, they will reset themselves and rebuild their lists right away. Be advised that the textures need to be full-perms as well, or they won't be used by the two HeadHarnessTex plugins.
End of the technical part
To hide some of the straps and show others, you use the "Style" plugin, just like in the RealRestraint Siren ropes and Pretty Mummy sets. This gives you the ability to transform your Deluxe Gag into a classic gag, or into something between a classic gag and a head harness :
The "Style" plugin is simpler than the "HeadHarnessTex" plugin, because it has only one page, that shows the styles that are available for the current lock. For example, in the "Simple ring" lock, the "Style" plugin gives you the ability to hide and show the chin strap, and to replace the ring with a bit (which garbles your speech pretty much the same).
Likewise, when selecting the "Lock" lock (which doesn't garbles your speech and doesn't force your mouth open), the "Style" plugin allows you to make your Deluxe Gag look like a harness, or a half harness, or be totally invisible.
Both the gag and the blindfold are made of unrigged, modifiable mesh, which means you can resize every strap individually. The harness is cut into a few parts to make it easy to fit it to your head and face with minimal effort. However, the panel variant features a fitted mesh strap around the neck (it is necessary because it is so low on the neck that when you turn your head, it needs to stretch). Fitted mesh means that you can't move or resize this particular strap, but it's okay. The only thing that makes your neck bigger is the size of your head anyway, and this is precisely what the neck strap is rigged to. In other words and without being too technical, it will always fit you, regardless of the size and the shape of your head.
It is easy adjust your Deluxe Gag. All you have to do is lock it into the configuration that you want (I recommend "Harness ring", "Harness ball" and "Harness panel" because they show all the prims), edit it by right-clicking on it and choosing "Edit", like this :
Then check the "Edit Linked Parts" checkbox on the Edit window, like this :
Then click on all the individual parts to resize them all one by one. There are not many of them, in fact. You have the V-shaped front strap, the V-shaped front panel strap, the panel itself, the Y-shaped top strap and the jaw strap. Plus the restraint parts such as the ball, the ring and the bit, as well as their respective straps if any (the ball and the ring both have their own dedicated straps, the bit does not).
There is an invisiprim in front of the panel part that is meant to hide your lips (they poke through the panel otherwise). I know that most viewers, like Firestorm for example, cannot render invisiprims in Advanced Lighting Model. The reason behind this choice is beyond me, since they do render invisiprims when ALM is off, but they don't when ALM is on. Go figure. They should either render in all cases or not render at all. But the RLV and a few other viewers like Cool VL and Dolphin DO render invisiprims and this is what permits the Deluxe Gag to hide your lips when "Harness panel" is chosen, and to let them show otherwise. However, if your viewer cannot render invisiprims, you still have the option of wearing an alpha layer that is included in the box, it is named "Deluxe Gag panel hide lips". So to recap : if your viewer can render invisiprims, you don't need the alpha layer, but if it cannot, then you do need it.
Lastly, there is some clutter near the mouth : the invisiprim, the ball, the three lips straps, the bit, the panel... They can get in the way when you want to adjust what's close to the mouth. It might be interesting to move them away temporarily when you need to select something underneath. To do this, simply move a prim (say, the invisiprim) to the front until you have access to the ball (for example), work on the ball, adjust it the way you like, then click on the invisiprim again and press Ctrl-Z to undo the latest modification you made on it, i.e. the translation. And voilà, the invisiprim will be back to where it was, without you needing to move it a second time.
So there's a bit of work to resize the gag but it's worth it. If you want, Alexis Sinclair has released a video showing how to resize your gag in 15 minutes (the video takes 5 minutes because it is sped up 3x), the big parts first then the smaller ones.
You can find the RealRestraint Deluxe Gag & Blindfold in any of the RealRestraint vendors in-world, it is Modify, No-copy and Transfer, and costs L$450 :
Have fun !