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New website

25-09-2013

Yes, that is right! a whole new website!!! Second Life is only a small time job I have (or hobby if you will) which I fill my evenings with. I own a webdevelopment company and so I decided to use knowledge to good use and build Hugo's Design a new website. As with all pet projects, it took some time (and then some more time) before it got into a shape where I dared think about publishing it (and so replacing the current website).

As you may notice, this website has a bit more functionality and I'm still not finished (yet). Here's a quick overview on what to find here, what not and what is still to come (if time permits...)

New stuff

  • photo's: it was a long time goal of mine to be able to add multiple pictures of one set (or set combination) to the website. This way it's easier to show the different combinations and styles to wear and bring some more attention to the HD brand outside of SL.
  • Pic of the day: Even more pictures, this time a take out of the sets which I really like. Sometimes you'll be able to find early prototypes here too.
  • Links: over time I'll place banners here to other related blogs and / or brands in SL
  • FAQ: some frequently asked questions can be found here including an answer

Stuff you already knew

  • blog / news: I know, I'm not the most regular poster, but I try :) 
  • small stuff like links to SL and the marketplace, twitter messages and the latest Flickr update.

Stuff not yet there

  • products: still under development (nearly finished), but products will show you the latest releases and maybe over time I'll add the older sets here too, making it into a catalog on what's for sale in SL (the HD store and marketplace).
  • The new CMS enables me to create different image styles and I want to create new wallpapers through that so those can return on the website for download once again!

Anything left out you want to see here, let me know!

update (02-10-2013): yes, it is true: this website is non-responsive... it's on the wish list :)

Hugo's Design on SL Marketplace

07-06-2013

Hiya,

Just a quicky to let you know that our SL Marketplace store has moved.

Don't panic, though.  Nothing else has changed and it's still the best and easiest place to find all our lovely latex, including our new, and rapidly expanding, range of Lola's Tango Appliers.

The old store is now closed, except for a link taking you to the new place, which you can find here:

Hugo's Design on SL Marketplace.

(Don't forget to activate your Adult & Mature settings option so you don't miss a thing.)

Have fun and happy shopping!

 

Catsuit

02-04-2013

While I'm busy preparing new sets for Lola Mesh support, I'm also looking at the catsuits... Over the years the classic catsuit has not changed much, however... The tattoo layer came along, Hugo's design expanded it's color range and now the impants slowly start to look (more... somewhat big, but more) realistic. Apart from that, my photoshop skills have improved too...

Some of the catsuits for sale now still lack tattoo layers, and so it's time for an overhaul. I'll update the sets asap. (Which means they'll certainly be ready by this time next year hehe). Here's two examples for the shine on the suits (the classic one in the first pic and the 'hard shine' version the second). There is a third one which I'm still testing. A pic of that one will be here soon!

Catsuit 2 - classic Catsuit 2 - classic
Catsuit 1 - hard shine Catsuit 1 - hard shine

And an update: here is catsuit version 3. It's an updated version of the classic catsuit. I think it's my favorite one...

Catsuit 3 - classic update Catsuit 3 - classic update

 

A new special and transparency

12-03-2013

While it's still work in progress, here's an early preview of the new specials I'll have in-store ASAP. I'm still working on the finer details but this project is called 'Good Cop, Bad Cop', and you can see why...

I've had some requests along the way for uniforms and, as I don't have enough time to do custom work (sorry!), I've always been forced to decline these requests. That's not to say that I won't give a spin to a special set or a uniform once in a while, though! What's actually the good or the bad cop is for you to decide once both outfits are ready.

On a side note: I do have to say that I love the full perm mesh designers who produce such wonderful ideas. The hat featured in the photo, for instance, comes from 'N&T designs' by Natasa Rozensztock. I really can go wild texturing it!

Good cop or bad cop? Good cop or bad cop?

While working with the Lola's Tango Mesh implants which recently went on sale, I came across a problem. It appeared while wearing hair that partially falls over the chest (and thereby over the Lola Tango implants) when the hair texture 'overrides' the applier texture and results in the applier texture not being shown where the textures meet. This isn't helped by the fact that the hair texture in that area is transparent, too, and creates a 'gap', and it makes no difference which applier clothing layer (top or bra layer) is used or which texture has the most transparent parts - it will be 'lost' and thus not shown.

This problem will cause one applier to work while another won't. This is not due to 'faulty' hair or anthing to do with the implant texture: it's a because of the SL rendering engine and possibly may have to do with using .png files, but there's no way I'll revert to using the extremely elaborate .tga format, so... So stay tuned for a whole host of new designs featuring Lola's Tango appliers and other updates from Hugo's Design!  

Mesh: the dress

09-03-2013

Now mesh has been fully adopted in Second Life it's fun to see what can be created with them. I'm going to be honest and let you all know that I don't feel like- and / or have the time to figure out how to build mesh. In stead I'll use full perm mesh items that are for sale in SL. Like this dress!

I've ALWAYS wanted to make a tight skirt, and the skirt provided by SL was no good... There are some issues with the alpha layer, but I guess that is just the way it is and I can live with that. Wearing a mesh object also requires standard sizing, something which I'll explain next week. Here's a first try-out on the dress (including the Lola Lango mesh Implants I mentioned in my last post ... yeah, I'm a fan).

Hugo's Design - Dress idea(s)

Hugo's Design - Dress idea(s)

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