What you should know about Bento

What you should know about Bento

Bento was announced in December 2015. That’s right, a full year ago! And now it’s finally on the Standard SL Viewer AND firestorm, SLs biggest 3rd Party Viewer! Here is what you need to know about it!

What is Bento?

Bento is Linden Labs update to the SL Viewer that has extended the SL Skeleton to include dozens of new bones.  106 to be exact! Bones for Wings, Hind Legs, Tails. Bones for every one of your fingers (30 bones in all there!) and >40 bones in the face!

What does that mean?

It means creators can.. among other things.. create:

  • Mesh Heads that:
    • React to the shape sliders of your Face.  (Think… Fitted Mesh… for your FACE)
    • Animate with Animations instead of transparency swaps.
  • Tails and Wings that are fully animated!
  • 6 Limbed Avis, like Pegasus, Centaurs and Dragons that are full animated.
  • Hands with fingers that move independently!

All of this using animations instead of “transparency swap” animations or laggy puppet/movement scripts, resulting in less lag, less ACI and smoother Movements then was ever possible before!

Wait.. did you say Fitted Mesh for my Face?!
Yes.. probably the most Hyped of the new additions is the ability to make faces that you can adjust with face sliders of your shape!  This obviously… is AMAZING… and we’re all utterly thrilled to see it. But there’s some things to keep in mind!

  • Not all Bento Heads are the same.   Much like Mesh Bodys… different Mesh Bento Heads are going to look better for a certain look then others. It is NOT one-mesh-fits-all. Some will look better with big pouty lips, others will nail the angular look . The amount you can adjust each slider will also be drastically different between meshes!  You WILL need to demo demo demo to find the head that suits your taste!
  • Don’t Expect old heads to just be “updated” to Bento.  Rigging was already a involved process. Bento takes that even further. Expect many brands to just release new Bento Heads to justify the effort it took them to learn the new process and essentially create an entirely new product.  (As always… when you buy something in SL.. you’ve bought whats in the package… not whatever the creator does next!)
  • Expect Mistakes and Improvements over time. Anyone who remembers the early days of mesh bodys and the … questionable rigging of that time knows that rigging is an artform onto itself.  Everyone is essentially starting from square one again with this new update, so just like with mesh bodys, expect to see mistakes. Be patient, and let Mesh Makers know if you find anything… weird.  (NICELY!) On the bright side, this also means we can see great improvements on the horizon as creators get more and more experienced with the new bones. If you don’t like a particular brand NOW… check back in 6months. 🙂
  • Bento Heads should be affected by anything that animates the new bones in the face. So expect some amusing effects when you try to use your Catwa Animations with your GA.EG mesh heads or vice versa. This also means skilled animators should be able to create 3rd party animations for these heads. Want a super unique facial expression? That is on the table now, if anyone decides it’s worth the effort. 🙂
  • Most Bento Heads come with a shape …. start with that! (Or copy the digets down and paste them into your own shape). You will save yourself much grief if you start with what they give you instead of with your normal shape!

What Bento Items Have Been Released?

I… am not tracking EVERYTHING that’s getting released.. but here is the Omega Stuff I’m aware of that has been released or teased for a future release…. (there’s actually more then this coming… but vows of silence and all that 😉 )

Altamura Aggie Head
Vista Mesh Hands – Female
Catwa Bento Head
AK Creations Head
GA.EG Damen Head
LightStar
Aii Bento Demon Tail

Lelutka
 (Coming Soon**)
Logo (Coming when it’s ready)
Maitreya Body Hands (Coming… Sometime?)
Vista Mesh Hands – Male (In development? Previews have been shown)

Do Bento thingys work with Omega?
Bento, I’m happy to say does nothing to help or hinder Omega. Brands that were Omega before, are still Omega, and vice versa. (Although more then a few took the update as an excuse to contact me and get on board! Look for more updates in the new future!)

What others are saying about Bento:
Linden Labs Announcement
StrawberrySingh Bento Item Reviews
Modemworld
Mesh Body Addicts

Omega Solutions Newsletter – September/October in Review

Omega Solutions Newsletter:

September/October in Review

New Mesh/Kit Releases

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Bad Seed 9/29/2016
We have a new release! ^.^ Bad Seed has started updating some of their Mesh Toddler Heads for Omega and they’re Adoorrrabbbleee. (Just make sure the one you get one that has the Omega logo!)
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/osk-bad-seed/ Continue reading »

Omega Newsletter – August in Review

Omega Solutions Newsletter – August in Review

For Now on, our Monthly Newsletters are going to be Online. ^.^ (I’ll still send notices to Subscribers to remind yall!)

New Mesh/Kit Releases

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Altamura – Stefany Head 8/12/2016
Altamura released another mesh head!
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/omega-system-kit-for-altamura/

AK Creations
AK Creations released 3 new mesh Heads for ladies this month!
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/omega-system-kit-for-ak-creations/

Catwa Mesh Heads – Ongoing
Catwa has more mesh heads! (Are we really surprised tho?)
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/omega-system-kit-for-catwa-mesh-head/

Murder of Ravens – 8/18/2016
The Nice people at Murder of Ravens have created a new mesh head for guys and it’s FREE.
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/MORkrankhaus-S…/9715350?
And we have a kit for it!
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported…/osk-murder-of-ravens/

ND/MD – 8/4/2016
ND/MD has a Mesh Head out at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair! (And yes, there’s a kit for it!)
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-mesh…/osk-ndmd-meshes/

http://meshbodyaddicts.com/mba-fair-2016-shopping-guide/

Sking – Karrara
Sking released their Gen 5 Karrara Mesh Body!
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/omega-system-kit-for-sking/

 

 

Mesh Updates

 

 

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LAQ Update
LAQ has updated their Mesh head to 1.5, fixing some bugs and adding hairbase and eyebrow compatibility for Omega! ^.^
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/osk-laq/

Signature Update – 8/13/2016

The Gianni body has seen some updates!
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/signature-gianni/
(Make sure you choose a head that states it’s Applier Compatible!)

Toddleedoo Update – 8/11/2016

The Toddleedoo Kit has been updated!
With some much appreciated help from TD, It now supports TD Mesh Heads!
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/omega-system-kit-for-toddleedoo/
(Make sure you choose a head that states it’s Applier Compatible!)

 

Omega News

Makeup Router Update:
I’ve received requests for a shrinkable Generic Routing HUD. Well here you go! Free on the MP! Shrinks down to a little button. I’ve left it mod, so if you want to shrink the button some more, go for it! I’ve also rolled the makeup test kit into the HUD to cut down on the number of objects.
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Makeup-Test-Kit/7337832

Website Updates

New Website
We’re still working on moving our bums to a new website. It’s still under construction, but much has been moved over and prettified, like this much easier to navigate Supported Meshes Page!: http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/  It does however mean we’re still hunting down and stomping out broken links! If you find one, be a doll and leave a comment on the page! We’ll fix it ASAP! Thanks alot loves!

Creator List Changes and Additions
Incase you weren’t aware we have 2 Pages on this blog that List Omega Applier Creators.
Lists: Skin, Eye and Nail Designers,  Clothing, Tattoo and Makeup Designers
If you carry Omega Appliers you can get listed by filling out the form here: http://slpoweredbyomega.com/shopping-guide/getting-listed/

New Categories:
I’ve added “Hairbases” and “NSFW” as categories on the form. If you have these sorts of items, please let us know by filling out the form again. ^.^
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/shopping-guide/getting-listed/

Non-Omega News and Releases

29356671176_5dc84701aa_o (1)Soul Tongues

One of my Scripting Clients is Soul! I was happy to do the scripting for these fun new animated Tongues!
.:Soul:. Licks We Love Roleplay!

Omega Sim News

Available Rentals
Be the cool kid and have your shop right on the Omega Sim!
Check out our Available Rentals Here!
Or just come take a look!


Well that’s it for this month! 
Be good my lovelies!

(If you think I missed something, do let me know, I’ll get it into next months!)


Omega on Social Media

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Omega on Pinterest
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Flicker Advert Groups
Omega Gents – https://www.flickr.com/groups/2654212@N20/
Omega Ladies – https://www.flickr.com/groups/2693574@N23/
Omega Kiddies – https://www.flickr.com/groups/2693045@N23/

Omega Applier Systems – Support (Omega support group):
secondlife:///app/group/276e12ea-52c3-008f-d6c9-31fc8bd2ba73/about

Omega Obsession Group (Omega Spam Group)
secondlife:///app/group/14c8f9fd-94a5-86a4-ab02-796fc0d2eb0b/about

Omega Staff

Script Monkey / Confetti Cannon Operator (Aka Owner) – Chellynne Bailey
Omega Designer List Minion – FairyQueen Axel
Customer Service Minion – freyasfashions resident
Event Coordinator – ellashaeria resident
Chat Moderator – pixy.snook
Chat Moderator – Alaska Metropolitan
Chat Moderator – digi256
Chat Moderator – bobbie.faulds

 

Contact Us

http://slpoweredbyomega.com/contact-us/

Omega Solutions Newsletter – July in Review

Omega Solutions Newsletter – June/July in Review

For Now on, our Monthly Newsletters are going to be Online. ^.^ (I’ll still send notices to Subscribers to remind yall!)

New Mesh/Kit Releases

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Inahnah New Body – 7/26/2016
Been awhile since we had a new mesh body out, but here we go! This one comes with Omega Built right in!
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/osk-inahnah/

Tiny Things – Manly Lady Bits – 7/21/2016
Tiny things has released a set of Omega Friendly Herm/Man/Lady Bits.
If is of course, NSFW, so I will not show it here, but feel free to click through and take a look!
http://eira-tinythings.blogspot.com/2016/07/wormie-fitmesh-hermaphrodite-genitals.html
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/omega-system-kit-for-tiny-things/

LAQ Mesh Head – 7/11/2016
LAQ has released a Mesh Head! And it Comes with Omega Built in!
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/osk-laq/

Catwa Mesh Heads – Ongoing
Catwa has more mesh heads! (Are we really surprised tho?)
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/omega-system-kit-for-catwa-mesh-head/

Loud Mouth – 6/11/2016
You see we have an Omega Kit for Loud Mouth now?!
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/osk-loud-mouth/

Whisper Nose – 6/7/2016
Soooo I had a feeling this would happen… it’s a mesh nose! 😀
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/osk-whisper/

Omega Neck Fix
We created and released a Neck/Neck Blender!
If your mesh is missing a Neck or a Neckblender, you should check this out:
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/instructions/instructions-omega-neck-stub/
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/OS-Omega-Neck-Fix/9437065

Mesh Updates

 

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Belleza Body Update – 7/31/2016
Belleza has updated their bodys and changed their Pricing Scheme!
Mesh Body Addicts has all the new details. http://meshbodyaddicts.com/bellezaupdateisout/
Omega System Kit Info: http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/omega-system-kit-for-belleza/

La Bomba Update 7/16/2016
La Bomba has updated their Mesh Body Again!
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/osk-la-bomba/

Omega News

Mesh Maker Dev Kit
If you’ve not looked at it lately, the Mesh Maker Dev Kit has been updated to support Mesh Heads. The instructions/info pages have also been updated to reflect this. (And better list out all the other goodies it comes with now)

Update of our Scripting Policy:
While I don’t want to ever be the one to dictate what is high enough quality to get an Omega Script, I do need to make sure I’m using my time wisely. So, I’ll no longer be offering “Customer Paid” options for No-Clothing Bodys. Ie, bodys that are just a skin layer and no clothes. You can still get them Pre-Installed.

Omega Head UV Update
Minor Update to the UVs in the Drop Box and on the Mesh Maker Info Page, I’ve altered the Head UV map to clearly show the left and right side of the head. If you’ve made a mesh head or in the process, might wanna grab it and toss it on there… justttt to make sure you didn’t get turned around at some point. 🙂 It’s super easy to miss. 🙂
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/learning-center/what-is-omega/info-for-mesh-makers/
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByXHiIIoYa1BeWtNTnh3M2NXUXc

Website Updates

New Website
We’re still working on moving our bums to a new website. It’s still under construction, but much has been moved over and prettified, like this much easier to navigate Supported Meshes Page!: http://slpoweredbyomega.com/supported-meshes/  It does however mean we’re still hunting down and stomping out broken links! If you find one, be a doll and leave a comment on the page! We’ll fix it ASAP! Thanks alot loves!

Quick FAQ for Head Creators
Making a Head? Making a Head Omega? We wrote a thing!
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/learning-center/what-is-omega/info-for-mesh-makers/info-for-mesh-head-makers/

Protecting your Work
We added a page about protecting your Creations!
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/2016/07/protecting-your-work-applier-creators/

Creator List Changes and Additions
Incase you weren’t aware we have 2 Pages on this blog that List Omega Applier Creators.
Lists: Skin, Eye and Nail Designers,  Clothing, Tattoo and Makeup Designers
If you carry Omega Appliers you can get listed by filling out the form here: http://slpoweredbyomega.com/shopping-guide/getting-listed/

New Categories:
I’ve added “Hairbases” and “NSFW” as categories on the form. If you have these sorts of items, please let us know by filling out the form again. ^.^
http://slpoweredbyomega.com/shopping-guide/getting-listed/

New Skin List Requirements.
In my constant quest for a better customer experience, I’ve decided that skin makers wishing to be added to the shopping lists on the blog will be required to have a Demo Skin available, both so my List Minion can verify it’s function and so customers can verify the fit with their mesh.  We won’t be removing non-compilers any time soon, but it will happen eventually and anyone wishing to be added will need to have that Demo Skin Available.

Lists: Skin, Eye and Nail Designers,  Clothing, Tattoo and Makeup Designers
Get Listed on a List: http://slpoweredbyomega.com/shopping-guide/getting-listed/
Thanks for your understanding!

Non-Omega News and Releases

Roxy Capri Rainbow FatpackLove N Lust Release – Roxy Pants

The Rainbow Capri Collection has been bundled together into one fatpack for the reduced price of 279L.
I also made a new 3-Pack of Fades! Weeee

Roxy Split Faded CaprisMP: Roxy Capris Rainbow FatPack
MP: Roxy Capris Split Fades

Soul Wings Update

One of my Scripting Clients is Soul! I was happy to do the scripting for her Wings, and we just updated the suckers to flap!
http://soulsl.com/2016/07/19/soul-updates

 The Mistral System

We’ve partnered with Sheer Indulgence to bring you the Mistral System! The Mistral System is designed to let you Micro manage the lighting experience on your sim! Give your visitors the relay and let them oohh and ahhh as they move about your sim and the Windlight changes to fit the area!

Taxi: Glamour%20Isle/147/150/24
MP: Mistral System

Omega Sim News

Creator Corner Updates
We’ve expanded the Creators Corner! Now pick up your Casper, Smartbots and other Merchant Oriented Products here!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glamour%20Isle/143/179/1001
(you can still find the Omega Dev Kit, Full Perm Scripts, Omega Friendly Mannequins and other Goodies there as well!)

Omega Republic
The Omega Tent Events have been renamed, Omega Republic and is getting a bit of a renovation!
http://omegasolutionsevents.blogspot.com/

Available Rentals
Be the cool kid and have your shop right on the Omega Sim!
Check out our Available Rentals Here!
Or just come take a look!


Well that’s it for this month! 
Be good my lovelies!

(If you think I missed something, do let me know, I’ll get it into next months!)


Omega on Social Media

Get the latest news (more then Once a month!) by following us:

Omega on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/SLPoweredByOmega/

Omega on Twitter
https://twitter.com/TheOmegaSystem

Omega on Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/PoweredByOmega/

Flicker Advert Groups
Omega Gents – https://www.flickr.com/groups/2654212@N20/
Omega Ladies – https://www.flickr.com/groups/2693574@N23/
Omega Kiddies – https://www.flickr.com/groups/2693045@N23/

Omega Applier Systems – Support (Omega support group):
secondlife:///app/group/276e12ea-52c3-008f-d6c9-31fc8bd2ba73/about

Omega Obsession Group (Omega Spam Group)
secondlife:///app/group/14c8f9fd-94a5-86a4-ab02-796fc0d2eb0b/about

Omega Staff

Script Monkey / Confetti Cannon Operator (Aka Owner) – Chellynne Bailey
Omega Designer List Minion – FairyQueen Axel
Customer Service Minion – freyasfashions resident
Event Coordinator – ellashaeria resident
Chat Moderator – pixy.snook
Chat Moderator – Alaska Metropolitan
Chat Moderator – digi256
Chat Moderator – bobbie.faulds

 

Contact Us

http://slpoweredbyomega.com/contact-us/

Love-N-Lust: New Release + Rerelease

Love-N-Lust: Re-release & New Release

I really don’t feel like scripting today…. lets work on clothes!

Roxy Capri Rainbow Fatpack!

All the Rainbow Roxy Capris have now been updated with Omega Appliers and combined into one Fatpack!

Roxy Capri Rainbow Fatpack

Thats right right, Alll da Rainbow Capris for 279L!
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/LNL-Roxy-Capris-Rainbow-FatPack/9596306
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glamour%20Isle/145/151/24

Roxy Split Faded Capris!

Well the plan was to combine and reduce listings… but I needed to make these….

Roxy Split Faded Capris

All three for 149L!
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/LNL-Roxy-Capris-Split-Fades/9597222
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glamour%20Isle/145/151/24