The Sansar Store has reached an important milestone today: the 10,000th item has just been listed for sale!
What is the 10,000th item? Snow has figured out a neat trick to make your avatar body invisible, and so he decided to put it up in the store as a free item. Snow explains:
Here’s a short video by Snow showing an application of this technique:
As you can see, it has all kinds of applications!
GranddadGotMojo has just released what I believe to be the first line of playable musical instruments in Sansar. He has listed them all for sale in his store, GotMojo Interactive Music:
There’s a steel pan drum, a regular drum set, a Hammond organ, a grand piano, a Moog synthesizer, a drum machine—even a boombox with 40 jam tracks! And he has also put working models of all his instruments in his new Sansar experience, called GotMojo Interactive Musical Instruments:
To try them out, stand on the red pad in front of each musical instrument. Give it a few seconds to load, and then use your keyboard to play musical notes! Granddad explains:
The Stand Alone Instruments are played using the PC Keyboard. The top row of numbers 1 to 0, the keypad numbers 0 – 9, the Shift Key plus the top row numbers 1 to 0 and the Shift Key plus the keypad numbers 0 to 9. This means that you can play up to 40 notes using the PC keyboard.
For example, here is a chart on the wall showing you what keys control various sounds on the drum kit:
To learn more about what you can do, check out the wiki that GranddadGotMojo created to support these products. They are quite detailed, and explain exactly how to set the musical scale, octaves, volume, and pan of each instrument.
You can buy and install these playable musical instruments in your own Sansar experience, following the step-by-step instructions GraddadGotMojo has prepared. There’s a fair bit of setup involved, but Granddad walks you through it all.
You might be familiar with this airship. It is a popular addition to many Sansar experiences!
This wonderful vehicle, which comes in a static version for S$200 and one that follows a loop for S$800, is the creation of C3rb3rus, who has a number of interesting items in his store (here’s a link). He sells everything from vintage telephones to HazMat suits!
I especially love his Loki Mask, which has glowing eyes and an animated texture for the horns! It’s available for S$400, a steal for such a beautifully crafted avatar attachment.
I look forward to seeing what other wonderful and imaginative creations C3rb3rus comes up with! It’s even fun watching him create! He’s definitely an artist to watch in Sansar.
When Linden Lab flipped the switch on the new fashion market, it meant that all the old outfits were disabled, and could no longer be used. I had gotten so used to wearing a navy blazer and khaki pants outfit, and I kind of missed it.
Well, Theanine of Theanine Design has come to the rescue with a two-piece black business suit with faint grey pinstripes. The jacket comes with a white shirt and a grey striped tie, for S$110:
The matching black pants are S40:
So, for a total outlay of S$150, you too can look like a savvy businessman! These shots were taken at the Sponza atrium, created by Cale Flanagan. (Click on the pictures to see full-size versions.)
Looking sharp! Thanks, Theanine!
Theanine has put an apple head attachment up for sale in the Sansar Store. But it’s not just any old attachment, as he explains in the product description:
A silly apple-shaped head for your avatar, with a fully rigged face. Animates and moves its mouth and eyes according to your microphone speech. This is THE VERY FIRST rigged head replacement ever made for this platform. (Note: Equip it from the Clothing section in the Lookbook)
Here’s an animated GIF showing the had in action!
Sansar creator Snow has put up a free hairstyle for female avatars, a short bob style (it’s also available in a multi-coloured version):
You can use the regular Sansar colour buttons or the colour wheel in Lookbook to tint this hairstyle to any colour you wish. Here I picked the deafult Sansar brown.
And this is Vanity Fair in her new ‘do, admiring the beautiful Christmas tree at Christmas Night. This hair is noticeably shiny—in Second Life you would call it “materials enabled”—which is not personally my taste, but hey, you get no rights to complain about a free item! Thank you, Snow!
In addition to Snow’s hair, Vanity is wearing the retro Hip and Casual Green Tunic by Whystler, which I blogged earlier.
UPDATE 5:24 p.m.: I notice that Snow has put up the same version of this female bob hairstyle, but with “reduced shininess”. It’s still free, so be sure to pick up a copy!
A follow-up to the new Fashion Release of Sansar…
SIN has placed a men’s sweatshirt up for sale on the Sansar Store. As far as I am aware, it is the very first garment created using Marvelous Designer to be sold in the Store. And it’s free to try!
When you buy it, it appears in your inventory window under the Clothing slot (the little hanger tab). The item is marked with a little golden M in the upper-right corner to indicate that it is a Marvelous Designer-created item of clothing:
Click on the Simulate Cloth button, and you can use your mouse to adjust the garment to your liking!
Exit the avatar preview section and it “bakes” the adjusted clothing on your avatar before you can go explore in Sansar.
Note: Although you do have cloth physics when adjusting items of Marvelous Designer-created clothing in the “Look Book” avatar preview, when you are actually in-world you do not yet have cloth physics, for example, the way a skirt would naturally swing when you walk. That feature is expected in a future update to the fashion market, hopefully sometime in 2018.
Here’s what my avatar looks like in the Zen Garden experience, wearing his newly-tugged-on shirt:
Cool, eh? (Note: to “reset” the garment back to its original configuration, you simply take it off and put it back on again. Simple!)