After 5 years it was about time my blog got a new outfit. The release of the new designers web portal is a perfect opportunity to do this and so, I am proud to present the Trendy Templates Blog with a fresh and new look.
A web portal? ‘What is a that’, you may ask. Wikipedia lists the following:
A web portal is most often one specially designed web page that brings information together from diverse sources in a uniform way.
The creator of Second Life Designer, Paddy Carter and I have decided to put our forces together and created .:TT:. Designers Portal (ttdesignersportal.com). From now on you, as a designer, will have your own designers portal where you can quick and easy find answers to your questions. The portal has four main branches:
- Building with information and tutorials on appliers, generators, scripts, sculpts and mesh
- Graphical with information graphical programs, brushes, templates and textures
- Business with interesting topics for you as a merchant
- Clothing were you can find info on how to make clothes in world. Here you also find the Basic Clothing Tutorial, an old TT group gift.
- Web were you will find a listing of interesting sites with a short description on what you may find there.
The portal is far from complete and week after week new topics, resources and tutorials will follow. You are invited to browse the site and if you want you can click ‘About’ and send a message to me about new subjects you would want to see there.
To celebrate these new things and for you to easy connect to the new portal I made a new version of the HUD. The first one was a bit basic and I know you expect better looks from your favorite template builder than what you got, so I designed a more fancy looking HUD. With tab for the teleports and one for the web links I hope you will find this a useful tool to have on your screen.
The present that comes with the HUD version2.0 is a set of custom made wintery brushes to decorate your Christmas stuff. This set is UNIQUE and will only be given out in this version of the HUD. Older presents will no longer be available, so you better keep using your HUD every day, not to miss a single update. If you don’t have a HUD as yet, please pick one up at one of the stores in world.
With one BIG BANG the Christmas Season opens! Today you will find a new set of Black Friday vendors on the floor just over the Mini Mania and Lucky Letter Boards. Like last year and the year before I prepared 20 of my products, of which many have never been on sale before, to be sold with discounts between 50 and 75%. The vendors are active for 24 hours only, so don’t be late!
To avoid disappointment, you should beware of the following: The countdown vendors are not connected to the regular sale server. This means:
- You do not save store credit on a purchase
- You cannot get a re-delivery on a purchase
- You cannot use store credit to pay
- You cannot send the item as a gift
- You cannot buy the item twice in order to get a license to sell on other grids
Keeping these things in mind I hope you will enjoy this sale at the main store only.
I just heard that ALL vendors of Mesh Agency at the Trendy Templates main store are set to a discount of 50% as well…. Go for it guys!!
Advent Calendar Hunt
On the Mrs Santa Christmas Market, right in front of the main store, the hunt starts today with 2 gifts. Find the Christmas Bauble with today’s date. Click it and accept your gift. You guys must have been good this year, because the gift shower keeps on going until Dec 24. Every single day two or three baubles will give out their prize by the end of the hunt you will have 72 gifts to unpack! Keep an eye on the Group Chat where Ellen will give her special hints to make hunting a bit easier.
Please note that in this hunt the gifts are provided by the merchants of the market. Although there will be a few merchants giving out full perm items or textures, this is not the rule: MOST ITEMS are with limited permissions and for personal use only!
Another sparkling dress in collection. This time it is for a little princess. This very elegant pageant dress has sculpted sleeves and a sculpted collar, a large flexi 4 layer skirt and…. Sparkling strass on the chest to dazzle the jury in the next upcoming contest.
This dress comes in 6 colors and there is the bonus Christmas version in bright red with white lace. This bonus dress I have put in the Mini Mania boards in the main store. And it is for sale as a group only budget item. The budget pack has NO texture files included, but has ToddleeDoo and Omega appliers. Be aware that this Christmas version is ALSO included in the full pack!!
In the full pack you will also find all the textures needed to make appliers for your favorite child avatar. Included are ToddleeDoo appliers ready to sell. This doesn’t mean the outfit is ONLY for ToddleeDoo; prims and skirt can be resized to fit other child avatars. The strass chest-piece is made for the ToddleeDoo KidGirl body but the good news is, they are fully customable since it is just a bunch of scripted sculpted diamonds.
Check this out on the marketplace, or get your 5% discount in the main store and of course… try to get the Christmas version out of one of those boards!
This HUD is going to make it easier for you to visit the different locations of Trendy Templates. After wearing it, it will do 2 things:
- It will give you a special present!!! This gift is ONLY available from the Teleporter HUD. This time it is a full perm baseball cap with generator to build our own and shadow maps to use for texturing.
- It will open a list of locations stating what is to be found at that location. Click the name of the location and it will bring you right where you want to be. It also provides a link to the TT Blog so you can read the latest news, just in case you missed that.
Click the logo again and it will turn in a small square you can leave in the corner of your viewer. Every now and then I will provide an updated HUD, with a new gift! The HUD will check for an update each time it is clicked, so keep using the HUD: this is the most sure way of not missing a single gift. The gift is given only ONCE, so after using the HUD the first time, it does no longer contain the free gift. Of course you may share your HUD to whomever wants it, but better is it to encourage them to get a HUD of their own to be able to get the free present. Get your free copy with gift now at the main store or any other location of Trendy Templates.
Diamonds are a girls best friends, and when you would see this dress you know this dress is going to be YOUR best friend too. The half translucent body is embroidered with patches, sequins and glitter. There are also hundreds of little sparkling strass stones added to give this dress the stunning sparkling effect you are looking for. The dress has a sweethearts neckline and is very form fitting due to the corset closure on the back.
The asymmetric skirt of layers of shiny fabric with glitter accents and sparkling layers complete this striking gown. The fact that you can wear this dress with just the short skirt is one more reason this will be the favorite dress of many of your customers.
For you guys to try and for the fun I also put out the Christmas version in the budget collection for 99L and in the Mini Mania Boards at the main store.
Don’t hesitate to check out this pack on the marketplace or to come and play for the free one. Unnecessary to say you have 5% discount at the main store.
I noticed there are not that many good full perm child skins available. Actually there are not that many good child skins in general available. You won’t believe some of the skins I have in my inventory: boy skins with huge boobs, girl skins with female bits. Horrendous!!
It is for this reason I release this pack of child skins (and perhaps also because BJ has been jumping around me yelling: “I can’t wait”). In the pack you will find skins for girls and boys with 3 different color eyebrows, freckles or no freckles and open or closed mouth. I also included a pageant skin, so cute when your little princess is all dressed up for Christmas, with a bit of lipstick and a dash of eye shadow. This pageant skin also has the forenamed features for mouth and eyebrows.
I added the shapes and hair bases so you can make your avatar look exactly like the vendor picture. In fact I added 2 different shapes for ToddleeDoo boys. There is a neck problem if you use the KidBoy Mesh set in combination with the boy shape based on a female system avatar. I used the female base only because this gives the little guy a somewhat softer look, not as muscular and ‘squarish’ if you know what I mean. Changing the included boy shape into a male base changes the face dramatically. So I molded a bit more to make the boy for ToddleeDoo KidBoy Mesh look just as cute as his brothers. In the pack you will find a notecard with instructions and explanations about this subject.
Because system eyelashes are so poor I also added a set of prim lashes for the girls. Not too heavy, but natural looking. Of course you will find a generator to make them with your name as the creator.
To celebrate this new release I added some bonus skins to the MM boards in the main store. Just in time for Halloween there is a tiger face painting for the boys and a cat face painting for the girls. For Christmas I added a Christmas Star face painting. These skins are also available as Group Only items. Note that they are only copy/transfer. You cannot change the names, shapes or textures. They have an Omega Applier so they can be put on Mesh Avatars also. In the full pack these face painting skins are included with full permissions.
Please check out the Marketplace for a Demo or get to the store to play for the bonus skins and get your 5% discount on the full pack.
On the new boardwalk of Designer Depot I opened another BestSeller Store today. Like in all the other bestseller stores you will find a selection of the bestselling items of the last period but as an extra bonus I rezzed the raffle board. One entry per day for group members and on Sunday morning we draw the winner of the 500 L$ Storecard.
66% – discounted items
Only 2 weeks to go to Halloween. For those of you that have not yet bought a costume, rush to the graveyard of Old Europe. You will find a few items there set at 66% of the normal price. While you are there also check out the booth to see if there is something you like.