Thursday, September 5, 2019

Bakes on Mesh

We have made a BoM relay hud for the Lara mesh body, so you can try out the Bakes on Mesh (BoM) feature, that was recently released by Linden Lab. This is not an "Update" to the Lara body, it's just a tool to let you see what the new feature is and how you can use it.
Consider this a preview tool - nothing more. It will function normally for skins and layers, but alpha layers will not work until the full BoM body is released, due to needed changes to the mesh body itself. For alpha, for now, use the Lara HUD as you currently do.

Please keep in mind that older pre-mesh-body skins will work, but expect to see some odd texture effects around the fingers and toes. This is because the default SL avatar has no toes and no fingernails and these skins were made with that in mind. So in order for your toes and fingers to appear properly, no matter if your skin textures are applied to your body or bakes on mesh, it is key that the skin was created for the Maitreya body.

The new Bakes on Mesh feature does not influence your mesh clothing in any way, you can still use that as you always have. BoM also won't influence your Tattoo, Underwear, and Clothing layers. They too can still be used the way you always have (with Tattoo, Underwear, Clothing appliers made for Maitreya or Omega). You can use the new BoM features in combination with the mesh body layers, to allow for more layering options.

To use the BoM relay:
Make sure you have removed your full body alpha layer (The one that hides your default body) and that you are using a BoM capable viewer. Then simply wear or add the BoM relay as you would any HUD or applier and touch it to activate. Now every texture you have on your default body will be "baked" together on the SL server and sent to your mesh body. Each time you add, remove, or move a layer within the stack, your body will re-rez to display that change.

Note that others near you who are not in a BoM capable viewer, will not be able to see the baked textures on your mesh body.

To switch back to your standard mesh body: add your full body alpha and just re-apply your skin (on the hud or with a skin applier).

Where do we go from here?
This relay is a temporary measure to allow you to see and play around with the possibilities of BoM. It is our intention to have BoM fully implemented in the next update of the Lara mesh body - this will be a free update, you will not have to buy a new body. BoM will be an addition to the Lara mesh body, not a replacement of anything. We fully understand that many of you have invested a lot of time and money in both buying and creating appliers. We also expect that for certain things the use of appliers and dedicated layers might still be preferred.

There has been an update in the works for quite some time now. We want to express our gratitude for your patience and want to use this opportunity to explain a bit about what has been taking us so long. First of all, because nothing crucial was broken or malfunctioning, we felt less pressure to release an update fast. Our plans for the next update were based on your requests for things to be added to Lara and on some new ideas we had for the mesh body. The road turned out to be a lot more rocky than we anticipated and the progress was frustrated more than once. We came across some unforeseen obstacles that challenged us, but we feel we are in a better position now to move forward.

Please understand that we cannot give an ETA for the next generation of Lara. We have learned too well how dependent we are on too many variables. In addition, BoM is in its early stages. It will be interesting to see in which way it will enrich us and what it won't be useful for. Now that BoM has been released some of the insurmountable obstacles we were trying to overcome are removed. We have been re-thinking the layer system and how to best use it in a world where BoM exists. Some changes and features that you have been asking for will be addressed. In the coming weeks as more viewers, thus more users become BoM capable, your wants and needs may change. Please let us know if your needs change so we can take the new information into account as we wrap up the next generation of your body and get it ready to send out to you.

The BoM Relay HUD will be shared in the Maitreya VIP group and in the Maitreya Lara Friends group. You can find it here on marketplace and it's copy/transfer, so it can be shared with your friends.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Bali Boho Blouse

A new Maitreya release at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair

Maitreya Bali Boho Blouse

The Bali Boho Blouse comes with monokini bottoms in 20 colors!
The blouse is available in 10 trendy summer colors and the hud-driven fatpack comes with 10 additional "bonus" colors.

You can find the new release at the MBA Fair

Maitreya Gold Zeal heels

Maitreya Gold Zeal

Maitreya Zoie boots

Maitreya Zoie Boots

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Amala Bikini


The Amala bikini is available in 12 colors/textures and there is a fully customisable fatpack option that has 24 bonus colors and the ability to recolor the strings separately for a contrasting effect. The strings and tassels can be hidden, allowing for more layering options. You can find this new Maitreya release at our booth at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair (MBA fair)

tp to the MBA Fair

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Maitreya Mesh body Lara Update V4.1

Today we sent out an update for the Maitreya mesh body Lara: V4.1

Based on the feedback we received from so many of you about the 4.0 update, we have:
- Re-installed the minimize function by clicking the logo bar
- Added a "cycle natural hand poses" button to the HUD.
- Added an "ankle lock" to correct the heel on the tiptoe feet for poses that break them.
- Added an optional mini AO HUD, with just the hand poses.
- Fixed an alpha auto-hide error
- Fixed a potential issue with nail polish vs gloves (alpha glitch)

Re-attaching your current mesh body or wearing it on login, will trigger the updater.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Maitreya Bento Hands

It took us a while... at times it felt like forever ;), but we are happy to announce that our bento hands are finally ready and released!

There are two wonderful things about having bento hands. One is that with the 14 added hand poses you now have 14 different hand shapes included with your mesh body (just like having a 'mesh hands fatpack'). The second great thing about this is that Bento hands allow for finger movement, if you have a bento AO, making your hands dynamic and the options for how your hands appear endless.

Maitreya Bento Hands">

The 14 hand poses on the lara HUD can be used in combination with all your model poses and AOs. We also added 2 new nail shapes (Almond nails and Stiletto nails) to this Lara update and the ability to hide the nails completely, which makes the hands better compatible with 3rd party nails.
The best thing about the Maitreya Bento hands though, is that you will get them for free if you own the Lara mesh body. Wearing your mesh body will trigger the updater to send the updated version with all this yummy newness!
We hope you will enjoy this gift, as an expression of our gratitude for your support!