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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Busty Valentine: part three

(This was also originally from the Train Wreck, and published on Valentines' Day, 2012. No comments were transferred, because there were no comments.)

I want to talk a bit about the VStrings demo.

(Oh, and before that, I want to mention a cheapie outfit from Tiny Things that is attractive, fairly well-made, and reasonably modest for the over-endowed. And yes, I know, "modesty" is not a large concern for the busty set on SL, but humor me. About the only problem I have with the outfit is that on occasion, when either pulling out the cam or focusing in on my avatar, sometimes the top layer over the prim breasts will fade, leaving me with patches of exposure, which is...discomfiting, let's say.)

So. VStrings. They offer two different implants, the "VStrings XL" and the "VStrings XXL". Both have demos available at the main store for a Linden each; both demos have restricted features, but they're sufficient enough to test out various features.

For the VStrings XL breasts:
  • full growth (and shrinkage) options
  • milking on three settings: oozing, streaming or or full spray
  • full-control clothing menus for included bras and top layers
  • nipple design controls (show or hide nipples and/or nipple piercings)
  • breast sounds (...Wait, what? Breasts make sounds?)
  • full interaction system allowing individuals (or objects) to access your breasts: RLV coding, leashing options, "improved chat commands", safeword encoding; they even come with a special "remote" HUD which is transferable to friends or owners
  • sixteen basic skin textures, combined with full tinting control options for all skin layers, included clothing, nipples and piercings
  • choice of several different piercing designs
  • "optimized" scripting to reduce lag
  • copiable and modifiable
  • lifetime updates
For the VStrings XXL breasts:
  • all of the above along with larger, rounder breasts (think the "Anime Overfilleds" for a general comparison)
  • larger, anime-style "folded" nipples
I found it very easy to wear the VStrings demo right out of the box; tinting was not easy (but again, remember, I'm the bizarrely colored skin girl for the most part), but was achievable; shrinkage and growth were very nearly single-click operations. Each set of implants retails for L$1000. I prefer the look of the "XL" over the "XXL", but again remember, I'm still trying to achieve a look based on naturally large breasts, not implants. And also keep in mind both the "XL" and the "XXL" are rounded bubble-breasts, not sloping "natural" ones.

I also want to bring up, again, Pixel's Paradigm, the makers of "ParaBoobs". Plus side: they're mesh, which means you can get the breast system, which includes skins and clothing layers, for L$400 (which is honestly unreal). The negative (and for me, this is a big negative): part of the original slight interest I had in prim breasts was that they didn't have, by inherent design, separate, system-layer clothes that look like they've been sprayed on; instead, they have that fabric stretched from breast peak to breast peak that looks like how clothes actually lay over breasts, large or small.

So the minus for me with the ParaBoobs is that they restore that painted-on effect, which I don't like. Of course, I may be alone in this.

And that same friend helped me track down Aphrodite prim breasts. They're available at Sinful Needs, and retail for L$1000. And wau, are they feature-rich:
  • ability to change jewelry/piercing textures including color, shine, brightness, alpha and glow settings
  • easy resizing of breasts
  • growth and shrinking options
  • fifty-seven mod/copy prims
  • twenty-one scripts (with a total memory allocation of 1248K; heavy, but not crushing)
  • interactive emotes (including "react" modes to interactive buttons)
  • comes with standard clothing layers, including top, three different styles of bra, plus skin layer additions (vampire bites, right and left breast tattoo options)
  • compatible with "common" implant appliers (so far, Lola's, MCI, eCorp and iBoobs, and there's talk here that Universals appliers also work; but keep in mind these are for the top layers only; the bras are inherent to the Aphrodite line and cannot be changed)
  • thirty-four built-in skin textures (twenty-eight that specifically match the Sinful Needs fantasy skin line; six "universal" tones for color-matching to any skin)
  • 184 built-in tops, with fourteen patterns, thirteen different latex colors, and two different cloth textures for custom tinting
  • seven different bra textures (including riveted leather, 'fancy lace' and a pale sheer) and three 'pastie' layers
  • eight text tattoos rigged for right or left breast, plus several different "fluids" option, scratch layers, and two different bite marks
  • twenty different multi-prim piercing options, including leashing, clamping, nipple shields and both decorated and undecorated piercings 8 Text tattoos each for Right & coded with the "Sinteract" chat/emote system, including the ability to have emotes trigger bouncing, fluid spray/lactation, and tearaway clothing layers
  • let's mention the full lactation range: it includes milk, green acid, and blood, with three different 'styles' from trickle, to drip, to MILK LASERS
  • fully RLV Enabled, including 'locking' options, and associating specific items of clothing (or lack thereof) with your implants so owners can auto-wear or auto-remove them at will
  • full owners list with all menu options on toggle switches (id est, if you want you can give Masters/Mistresses access to every single feature of your breasts)
  • full ban list and full allow list for better access control; also, access your breasts with included HUD or by drop-down click menus
  • Lockmeister-compliant leashing options
  • toggle-access for "persistent" bounce, or bounce-on-walk
  • lifetime updates
  • and comes with a developer's kit to make custom items (for private use or commercial resale)
And yeah, all of that for just a thousand Lindens. One of my loves, on hearing this list, tossed me the funds to purchase a complete set, so I can also comment on the range of RGB tinting. Personally, I have to recommend don't do it--I think I'm going to be scraping up Lindens again, when I can, to buy one or two of the Sinful Needs skins, because the presets are much, much easier to use.

Still, over the course of two hours, involving heavy use of an RGB color list and several changes of skin, I settled on Trap's once-upon-a-time freebie, the "AXEL female", and the custom tint of "wheat 2" (AKA wheat 2, or RGB 238,216,174). And they're very nearly the same color, or at least, complementary colors I can cope with. And damn, this entry ran long. Okay, back to the hunt next entry!

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