3.1 Update Released

Ananké Media Systems announces the release of the 3.1 update for PhotoStage Pro and PhotoSpin Pro. This update introduces the ability to link multiple backdrops to a single control box (PhotoStage Pro) or control sphere (PhotoSpin Pro).

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You can now position several PhotoStage Pro backdrops side by side and sync them together to create a more extensive canvas.

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Or rez several PhotoSpin Pro backdrops to create eye-catching displays.

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The 3.1 update also introduces the ability to resize the PhotoSpin backdrop to the maximum 64 metre prim limit. (Yes, that’s me in the center!)

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Yet more innovations that make PhotoStage Pro  and PhotoSpin Pro truly exceptional and versatile photographic systems. To purchase, visit Ananké Media Systems inworld or the SL Marketplace.

26 August 2013 at 5:10 am Leave a comment

Introducing PhotoSpin Pro and PhotoStage Pro

Ananké Media Systems proudly introduces a new generation of photo studios: PhotoSpin Pro and PhotoStage Pro.

Designed for serious virtual photography, PhotoSpin Pro and PhotoStage Pro provide unique features such as visual texture display, green screen, and backdrop restore.

Unequaled by any other photographic system on the grid, PhotoSpin Pro and PhotoStage Pro give you the tools to focus on what matters: your photograph.

To preview or purchase, please visit the Ananké Media store in Lady Vale.

 

7 December 2011 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

Introducing PhotoPro

Ananke Media Systems is pleased to announce the release of PhotoPro, a new line of premier photographic tools designed to work as add-ons to PhotoLite, PhotoStage and PhotoSpin

PhotoPro Lights/Effects

Want to give your AMS photo system a more professional appearance? Grab PhotoPro Lights/Effects and rez a set of realistic looking photographic lamps and effect generators. These carefully detailed and fully functional instruments are offered as an add-on to PhotoLite, PhotoSpin and PhotoStage. 

The sophisticated scripting of the PhotoPro Lights/Effects also allows you to switch between the original low prim set of lights and generators or the higher prim, detailed set. Now you can have the best of both worlds!

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PhotoPro Control Panels

These nifty panels give you quick access to all the key menus and controls for your AMS photo system.  A simple but powerful tool, the PhotoPro Control Panels come with three options for maximum versatility: a floor stand, a floating panel, and a HUD attachment.

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Designed by Serenity Mercier, and scripted by Desdemona Enfield, one of the most advanced scripters in Second Life (co-creator with Douglas Story of Ripple, Dynafleur and StormEye). Ananke Media Systems is dedicated to creating powerful photo systems and tools for serious SL photography.

Drop by the  AMS Store @ Smaug (Smaug 220,232, 33) today to check out the new PhotoPro line, as well as the exceptional photo systems, PhotoLite, PhotoStage and PhotoSpin.

7 August 2010 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

Endless Loop Fixed in PhotoStand II version 1.2.1

Some customers may have encountered a problem with the 1.2.1 version of PhotoStand II, in which the stand will continue to generate menus even after you’ve closed them. This problem was fixed in later updates to the PhotoStand II. If you’re a PhotoStand II Pro user, please update to the most recent version (1.2.3). Send me a notecard inworld to arrange for an update, and please include your full SL name in the card. If you are a PhotoStand II Basic user, please just drop by AMS @ Lady Vale (Lady Vale 112, 240, 301) or AMS @ Smaug (Smaug 220,232, 33) to pick up the latest free version of PhotoStand II Basic.

To check the version number of your stand, please follow these steps:

  1. edit the stand (right-click the stand and select edit)
  2. open the Contents tab in the edit window
  3. scroll to the bottom of the Contents list to locate the script titled “Control – PhotoStand II – v1_”
  4. check the “v1_” number: if it is “v1k” then you are using version 1.2.1 and need to update your stand
  5. if the final letter is higher than “k” (i.e. “v1m”), then your stand should be fine (note: in the latest version, 1.2.3, the Control script is labelled “v1n”)

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this problem.

2 July 2010 at 9:33 pm Leave a comment

Updates Released

Important updates to PhotoLite, PhotoStage and PhotoSpin have been released.

Version 1.2.2 of PhotoLite and PhotoStage implements the following changes:

  1. Revises internal channel protocols for PhotoLite, PhotoStage and PhotoSpin so that each product now communicates via separate internal channels. This change allows you to rez PhotoLite, PhotoStage or PhotoSpin within close proximity of each other without causing conflicts between products when controlling lights, effects, gazers or backdrops. (Formerly, you would have had to set each product to different channels to avoid conflicts. This is no longer required. However, if rezzing multiple instances of the same product, you will still need to set each instance to it’s own channel, as usual. See Settings in the User’s Manuals for details.)
  2. Changes the term “gaze point” to “gazer” on all relevant components (menus, HUD, gazers) for PhotoLite and PhotoStage.
  3. Resets the default rez points for lights, effects and gazers, so that each type now rezzes at a different vertical position.
  4. Refreshes the appearance of the HUD with new panel backgrounds and top logo.


Version 1.2.1 of PhotoSpin implements the following changes:

  1. Revises internal channel protocols (see above).
  2. Improves update functionality.

To update your product, please click on the Control Box or Sphere to open the Main Menu, select Options, and then click Update. The new version for your product should arrive within a few moments. If you have any questions, please contact Serenity Mercier inworld via IM or notecard, or by email serenitymercier@shaw.ca.

30 April 2010 at 4:12 am Leave a comment

Introducing PhotoSpin

Are you ready for the revolution?

PhotoSpin

Now Available at the new AMS PhotoSpin store!

Ananke  Media Systems introduces PhotoSpin. Using a backdrop you can resize to virtually any dimension, and rotate on any of the XYZ axes, PhotoSpin reinvents studio photography in Second LifeTM.

Offering unparalleled versatility and functionality, PhotoSpin marks a revolutionary advance in Second LifeTM studio photography.

To try out a demo model of PhotoSpin, or purchase one of your own, visit the new AMS PhotoSpin store in Smaug (220, 232, 33), right next door to LionSkins.

17 February 2010 at 10:04 pm 1 comment

Win a PhotoStage at FootWear Expo 2009

PhotoStage will be one of the grand prizes in the Flickr Photo Contest for SL FootWear Expo 2009.

Anyone may enter the Flickr Photo Contest, with as many pictures as they like, wearing any shoes that they like. To be eligible, shoes must be the focus of photo, and the image should reflect the Footwear Expo’s overall theme of Winter Wonderland. You can find all the DETAILS HERE ! 

Get ready to stuff your stockings with shoes, shoes and more shoes! This year’s Expo is the biggest shoe fair ever, with two full sims featuring all the best shoe designers in SL, plus much more.

The Footwear Expo gets underway at 10 am slt on November 22, and runs through to December 6.

25 November 2009 at 4:51 am Leave a comment

AMS and LionSkins Announce New Contest

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

LionSkins and AMS PhotoStage have teamed up once more to offer a new Photo Contest! The theme: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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We’re looking for photos that convey something savage, mysterious, tantalizing, dangerous. Go beyond the ordinary to find camera angles, poses, and looks that dazzle, startle or mesmerize the eye. See if you can capture the wild, untamed beauty of LionSkins.

Photos must be taken using the PhotoStage studio. Your background must display one of the PhotoStage textures, not just plain colours. You can use the PhotoStage upstairs at the LionSkins Main Store. Or set up your own PhotoStage and go wild whenever the mood strikes ,-)

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Prizes for the winning photo:

  • 5000L cash
  • AMS PhotoTools Pro (includes PhotoStage, PhotoLite and PhotoStand II)
  • Photo featured in advertising material for LionSkins

*Note: if your photo wins, and you purchased PhotoStage or PhotoTools Pro during the period of the contest (15 August to 15 September), you will receive a full refund (and upgrade to PhotoTools Pro if applicable).

Details:

  • Images should be seductive, enticing, mysterious, and tasteful. Nothing lewd or pornographic, please.
  • Models must be wearing LionSkins.
  • Photos must be taken using the AMS PhotoStage studio. Your background must display one of the textures that come preloaded with the PhotoStage (including 15 exclusive textures by LeeZu Baxter of LeeZu!).
  • You may use the poses in the AMS PhotoStand II pose stand, or bring your own poses.
  • Photos may be lightly photoshopped, but the original image should remain clearly recognizable. Heavily photoshopped images will be disqualified.
  • Photos will be judged for effective use of poses, composition, colour, camera angle and lighting. The winning photo will capture the exceptional quality of LionSkins, as well as project a clear idea, mood or emotion about how one feels taking a walk on the wild side when wearing LionSkins.
  • Completed photos should be submitted with full perms to Devine Hunt, LionSkins Assistant Manager. Please note that by submitting a photo to the contest, you give LionSkins and/or Ananke Media Systems full rights to use the photo for display and/or advertising purposes.

Contest closes on September 15th. All photos must be received by 11:59 pm SLT on September 15, 2009.

Judges:

  • dancer dallagio – Manager / Customer Service Rep / PR / Legal / Marketing, Stiletto Moody Shoes
  • Frolic Mills – CEO, BOSL & CO
  • Barbara Nicholls – Chief Operating Officer, [LeeZu!]; Co-Owner & Manager, Spork; Store Manager, Courtisane Shoes and Boots
  • Jackson Vantelli – CEO, Q Media

18 August 2009 at 7:07 pm Leave a comment

Latest Update Includes PhotoStand II

The latest update for PhotoLitePhotoStage and PhotoTools Pro has just been released. The new version 1.1.5 includes the redesigned PhotoStand II.

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PhotoStand II comes loaded with features that make it a breeze to find the perfect camera angle, including nifty spin controls that let you spin your model continuously in either direction, using three different speed settings. The newly added HUD makes controlling the PhotoStand II quick and easy.

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Also included are a set of eight new poses designed exclusively for AMS by Helianthus Mesmer of :::sunflower poses::: 

 

 

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 The new :::sunflower poses::: brilliantly complement the 52 poses from the earlier PhotoStand, including exclusive poses from Myllie Writer and Kali Mead.

 

 

Sunflower Poses 3 webBrimming with personality, the :::sunflower poses::: will be a welcome addition to any photographer’s pose library.

 

 

 

PhotoStand II comes packaged with the much praised PhotoStage, PhotoLite and PhotoTools Pro, or you can purchase it separately for 490L. If you already own PhotoStage, PhotoLite or PhotoTools Pro, just go to your Options menu and click Update (Main> Options> Update). The latest version will be sent to you within minutes.

For all the details on PhotoStand II, please visit the product homepage.

You can also try out a demo of the new PhotoStand II at any one of the AMS stores: the AMS Store in Lady Vale, the AMS PhotoStage Store at LeeZu! , or upstairs at LionSkins.

25 July 2009 at 12:21 am Leave a comment

New AMS Ad

The image in the new AMS ad is exactly what was captured in Second Life using PhotoStage. Apart from cropping, the image has not been photoshopped in any way.

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Find out why top Second Life designers LeeZu Baxter of LeeZu! and Lion Jonesford of LionSkins have adopted PhotoStage as their photo studio of choice. Try out PhotoStage and PhotoLite at the the AMS Store in Lady Vale (124, 228, 301), the AMS PhotoStage Store at LeeZu! , or the AMS demo model upstairs at LionSkins.

5 June 2009 at 9:10 am Leave a comment

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