Archive for February, 2008

All ready for PhotoStage Launch Event

All is ready for the PhotoStage Launch Event. We will see you on Sunday 17th February at 12 noon SLT in Alexander Beach!

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17 February 2008 at 2:43 am Leave a comment

PhotoLite is out

PhotoLite, the lightweight photography toolkit for on-location shooting, is available now.

If you are familiar with PhotoStage, this new product works in a similar fashion but does not use a studio backdrop.

You can buy PhotoLite from the AMS Demo Site in Lady Vale (112, 225, 301) or from the online stores SLExchange and OnRez. If you already own PhotoStage and would like to acquire PhotoLite as well, please contact us for a promotional offer.

Oh, and thanks to Serenity Mercier for the product concept 😉

Enjoy!

12 February 2008 at 3:15 pm 1 comment

PhotoStage launch event

A launch event for PhotoStage will take place in spectacular Alexander Beach on 17 February 2008 at 12 noon SLT.

After a guided tour video we will have a photo contest, during which you will be able to shoot our models and submit your work. The winner will get a fully-functional PhotoStage, some wall space at the unique Neat Tricks Gallery, and a full spread in The Best of SL magazine. Kromus Korobase will put the music.

PhotoStage Launch Event invite

 

This event is kindly sponsored by Animah, Corbing Carling Photography, InStyle Fashion Agency, J&J Photo and Design Studio, Kali Meads Studio, LeeZu Baxter Designs, Maitreya, OPIUM Everyday and Photos by Lolita. Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous contributions.

Join us there!

10 February 2008 at 11:34 pm Leave a comment

PhotoStage 1.1 is out

PhotoStage 1.1 is available now!

We are so excited about this new version. The major new features are:

  • A HUD makes using the PhotoStage much more enjoyable. You will be able to avoid menus except for a few uncommon commands.
  • Gaze points let your model fix her gaze on an object by “alt-clicking”. You can then move that object to adjust your model’s gaze direction.
  • A “Channel” setting lets you operate up to 9 different PhotoStages from a single Control Box or HUD. This is especially useful if you want to set up multiple PhotoStages side by side.
  • The number of backdrop textures has been increased to 36 (it was 24 before).
  • 13 modelling poses are included with the new PhotoStand.
  • Permissions have been changed from mod, no-copy, transfer into mod, copy, no-transfer.

You can find PhotoStage 1.1 at our usual retail points, including OnRez and SLExchange as well as the AMS Demo Site in Lady Vale.

Remember that you will receive this update automatically and free of charge if you are a current owner of PhotoStage. Just reset it and wait a few seconds.

8 February 2008 at 8:32 pm Leave a comment

No-transfer textures failing to show on the PhotoStage backdrop

We have detected that no-transfer textures fail to show on the PhotoStage backdrop. You can add a no-transfer texture to the backdrop, but when you try to use it by navigating to it using the Previous/Next buttons, the backdrop turns white (or whatever other colour you had it set to) and a script error is shown.

We have traced the cause back to the SVC-368 issue documented in JIRA. It seems that the llSetLinkTexture() function does not work well with no-transfer textures.

The obvious solution is to use transferrable textures with the PhotoStage. We are updating the User’s Manual to reflect this. 

In addition, we will study the feasibility of modifying the PhotoStage backdrops so that they work around the bug. This is not a trivial change to make, and it may take some time. We will announce any progress here. In the meantime, please stick to textures with transfer permissions.

We hope that you understand that this is not an issue with PhotoStage, but a documented error of Second Life.

Oh, and thanks to Corbin Carling for raising this issue with us.

8 February 2008 at 1:00 am 1 comment

Photo studio comparison

Dendre Writez writes a very informative review of SL photo studios on the Runway Kidz blog.

I especially like the comparison table at the end of the post. Who wants a market research department with posts like this? :p

3 February 2008 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

Change of permissions

Permissions for PhotoStage have always been no-copy, mod, transfer. The forthcoming release, numbered 1.1, will change this: starting with that release, permissions will be copy, mod, no-transfer.

We have made the decision of changing the permissions scheme of PhotoStage after listening to many customers suggesting it. We hope this is a decision that most people will welcome.

Please remember that OnRez and SLExchange allow you to buy an item as a gift, so please use this option from now on if you want to buy a PhotoStage for somebody else.

3 February 2008 at 2:09 am Leave a comment

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