Introducing the BlakOpal Gwen Halter Dress! This fabulous halter dress shimmers in satin with embroidery. A soft, flowing dress with hi-lo hem that flares from the waist. A classic, gorgeous head-turner. The dress features high quality model, advanced materials with 4K materials support, and cloth physics (where available). Check out the video below to see the Gwen Halter Dress in motion.
Worth All The Effort
Just like with our Allegro Gown, we had our first model for the Gwen Halter Dress in 2017. After we got cloth physics working in SineSpace at the end of 2016, we made a list of several different kinds of pieces that we wanted to create. This piece was on that list. Once we were finally able to find a solution that worked for the Allegro Gown, we went back to work on this piece and got it to a place we’re really excited about.
Advanced Materials Are Amazing
BlakOpal and I make a wide variety of art in the real and also the digital worlds. We love working with different tools and materials. I love how light shines, illuminates, and reflects off different surfaces. Take a look at the Gwen Halter Dress in the video above or in the pictures below. The fabrics are incredibly detailed and the satin has a wonderful sheen..
Previous generation worlds like Second Life made an effort to support advanced materials. However, they fell short of a truly PBR (physically based rendering) model. It was pretty good at the time, but relied on tricks that designers pulled to force an item to look like it was in a particular environment. The results looked great in certain places, but not so great everywhere else.
SineSpace and Unity do support PBR, so our advanced materials render accurately in real-time. Consequently, the lights and shadows aren’t painted or baked on. Whether you’re outdoors, in a brightly lit room or at a virtual nightclub, the Gwen Halter Dress looks like it is actually in the environment.
The Gwen Halter Dress is now available in ten colors in the BlakOpal Designs shoppe in-world. You will also be able to find it using the Shop button in the SineSpace client (in Clothes -> Outfits -> Dresses). In the meantime you can also preview it on the SineSpace web shop. Buy it for yourself or as a gift for a friend. The pieces look great as a set but you can also mix and match them to create countless different looks.