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FilterCam 2 Expansion Pack #1 now available!

Finally, after 2 months of hard work, we are very happy and proud to release the first official FilterCam 2 Expansion Pack. This new package includes a whooping 90 additional presets for your FilterCam, based on 50 different filter textures.

This first expansion pack was created with user requests in mind, asking for more vintage, grungy or dirty filters. We believe we delivered. The pack contains 5 new preset banks, from several vintage TV models, to sniper and rifle scopes, binoculars, and even Super 8 and film/negative strips. Some of those presets are made out of several layers, for your own convenience.

The FilterCam 2 Expansion Pack requires FilterCam 2, obviously, but remember that all upgrades from previous versions are absolutely free! If you only have FilterCam’s previous version, please contact us inworld for a free upgrade.

If you are sitting there wondering what the flying pig is FilterCam, think Instagram but for SecondLife snapshots. It is a sophisticated but simple to use camera filtering system, that allows one to quickly and simply enhance their inworld snapshots without the absolute need for post-processing. You can view the FilterCam demonstration video right here: FilterCam Demo

Here are a few samples of presets included with the FilterCam 2 Expansion Pack #1:

We really hope that this new Expansion Pack fits your need for grunge. If you need anything or have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are very anxious to see what you will create out of that new expansion pack, so please join our Flickr group and share those delicious snapshots!

Want to know what other people thinks about FilterCam 2 and it’s new expansion pack? Here’s a few links!

I want! Where to buy it?

2 for 1 on FilterCam and MachinimaCam!

To celebrate the new MachinimaCam upgrade, we are offering a 2 for 1 on any MachinimaCam or FilterCam. Offer is valid for cameras bought from the 25th of October to the 10th of November inclusively. Buy either FilterCam or MachinimaCam, send us your transaction log, place of purchase (inworld or Marketplace), the avatar name of an alt or a friend, and we will send a free copy of the same item to that avatar.

Please rename the notecard: 2for1 - Your Avatarname

Send the notecard to CodeBastard Redgrave in SecondLife and expect delivery within 48h.

We want to thank you for all the support and encouragement in the last 3 years, and hope you and your friends will enjoy and have fun with our gadgets.

Here is a SLURL to MechanizedLife inworld: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rouge/141/217/27

You can also buy our stuff from our Marketplace storefront: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/8139

MachinimaCam 1.12 Released

I know this update was much overdue and I sincerely apologize for that, and want to say that I appreciate your patience. As you probably know, several things got in the way, rebuilding MechanizedLife, FilterCam, work on MachinimaCam 2, RL business, and personal projects. Certain issues like the old update script being messed up made me report the update over and over again, also. But it’s here, it’s done, so let’s rejoice!

This a heavy duty maintenance release, plus a few new effects. One of the only real complaint I ever got about MachinimaCam was the fact that gestures spammed chat. I admit it, it was a buzzkill, but at the times I conceived MachinimaCam, it didn’t seem necessary to me. Well, now it’s fixed, you got all gestures programmed on a private channel, and commands are no longer chatted. Also since MachinimaCam was very verbose, I added a silent mode which is enabled by default.

Here’s the release notes:

  • Re-ajusted version to 1.xx
  • Private channel + owner check (2nd field in the object’s description field)
  • Replaced all gestures with private channel gestures
  • Silent mode: 1st field in the object description (1 = enabled)
  • Fixed Front Cam to work as intended. Scroll wheel until almost to mouselook and roam around for a 1st person effect)
  • Fixed a bug with Spin cam not repositioning correctly after moving away from the original camera position
  • Added Fluid Cam
  • Added Lag Cam
  • Added Decay Cam
  • Shortened the update delay
  • Added silent mode + channel + freemem display on init
  • Fixed several typos and updated some changes like the hide interface key combo
  • Updated docs
  • Fixed update server script
  • Mono recompiled


This is a hard upgrade because the old update script contained in the previous versions of the camera won’t do it’s job properly. So I am using my Deliverator to manually send a replacement copy to all SLX/Marketplace customers and inworld customers that bought it through my Hippo vendors. The other customers (pre 2008) and also educational that got free MachinimaCam’s will unfortunately have to either wait a bit until I sort the old lists out, or simply contact me directly to get the free upgrade. I am very sorry about the hassle but when it’s sorted out, fortunately, the new update script should make it easier in the future.

If you didn’t receive your update, please send me a notecard titled “MachinimaCam Update - Your Avatarname” and I will manually send you a replacement ASAP (please allow up to 48h). I may have hundreds to manually replace so please be patient.

The updated version is available only inworld and on SLX for now as Marketplace apparently doesn’t let me replace an item in my current listing. Investigating on why.


Saturday the 30th of October at Noon, Pacific time, I will be offering a FREE MachinimaCam seminar. The session lasts about 1h30 and is an introduction class to new MachinimaCam users as well as current ones. We will review the new features and configurations available in the new version. We hope you will attend!

Here’s the SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rouge/126/70/22

I want to thank the community for supporting MachinimaCam despite it’s little kinks, I’m glad of all the feedbacks and hope this update will make it more fun and useful for every machinimist.

Reshaping MechanizedLife: Opensource and Our Catalog

In the wake of recent changes at Linden Lab, the new Third Party Viewer policy, the hasty release of Viewer 2.0, and several changes in the economic scheme of the Second Life platform, MechanizedLife must adapt to those changes in order to thrive and become more relevant in this context.

This is why we have decided to announce that MechanizedLife will be discontinuing a large part of our product catalog, and will immediately cease support of those products. We also announce that we will release MANY of those discontinued products under an OpenSource license, yet to be determined.

Starting right now, most of the products scheduled to be discontinued will be displayed on a discount wall at the MechanizedLife store for L$1. We will progressively update the vendors with full perm copies as soon as possible, as well as publish the source code on this website. We will also immediately retire RSS Viewer, ArchivesTV and Del.icio.us from the store, since the services they depend on will eventually be discontinued.

Note that those products, specifically the RSS Viewer, ArchivesTV and Del.icio.us tagger, depend on external PHP backends that we will keep maintaining for at least a few months, however we cannot guarantee their future reliability. We apologize in advance for any canada online casinos inconvenience, and will do our best to help our customers find alternative technologies where needed. We will also eventually release those source codes, including the PHP backends, but we can only do so when we shut down the backend scripts, for security reasons.

The discontinued products are:

  • RSS Viewer (obsolete under 2.0 - NO immediate source code release)
  • ArchivesTV (NO immediate source code release)
  • Del.icio.us Tagger (NO immediate source code release)
  • RezURL (source code will be released)
  • MarketLink (source code will be released)
  • FormXchange (source code will be released)
  • Countdown Timer (source code will be released)
  • Donation Server (source code will be released)

Products that will be kept in the MechanizedLife catalog for right now:

  • CalendarCogs (all products: HUD, Board, SuperBoard, Kiosks)
  • FilterCam HUD
  • MachinimaCam HUD
  • StatsCollector

Expect more changes to come rapidly, as we are re-handling our product catalog and planning future developments. We will make an announcement when the process of retiring discontinued products and publishing the source code is complete.

Thank you for your continued support,

CodeBastard Redgrave
Owner, MechanizedLife

Customing Your CalendarCog Pinup Calendar Kiosk

Try repeating that title five times! Nonetheless, we here at MechanizedLIFE Multiversal HQ have received some requests about how to go about inserting your own pinups or other illustrations into the pinup calendar that is one of the ten kiosk choices you get with the CalendarCog Kiosk Boxed set from our store. BTW, our new store at Starlustian has all our Cog stuffs in a terrific Retro Computer motif!

Here is my Pinup CalendarCog Kiosk, providing marvelous memories as well as up-to-date information on the events of my life.

Here is my Pinup CalendarCog Kiosk, providing marvelous memories as well as up-to-date information on the events of my life.

So if you really insist on replacing the wonderful Rouge Pinups, which include ML staffer Gabby Panacek as well as ML founder Alidar Moxie, here’s how you do it:

  • Make a copy of the original calendar and archive it.
  • Then rez a copy of it and use Edit>General to rename it to whatever you desire.
  • While you’re in Edit mode, click on Edit linked parts, then click the picture prim of the calendar kiosk.
  • Go to the Content tab and you should see a script called RotatePic. (If you don’t, you didn’t do this right–try again!)
  • You can delete the script that’s there and use the RotatePic script that I can supply you if you IM or Notecard me. (I will give you a notecard with these instructions and the script embedded in it.)

Once you’ve followed those steps, open the script and follow the instructions: “replace the uuid1, uuid2, with your list of texture UUIDs. Don’t forget the last entry must have no comma at the end.” To find UUIDs, right click on a texture or photo and you will see an option for copying the UUID. Paste it into the script.

Click Save, then click Reset. The kiosk will soon show the new pics in rotation.

Contact Paypabak Writer for the notecard with the new script! Who knows? I might even include a pinup of myself!

FilterCam Glow support broken: Please vote on this JIRA

As some may know, FilterCam has native support of glow layers since the beginning. However, since viewer 1.20, Linden Lab “broke” support for glow on the HUD as a tradeoff for an issue, namely inworld glow objects affecting HUDs. To fix this, Linden Lab completely removed glow support on the HUD, which broke existing content, namely FilterCam’s glow support.

If you would like to see glow come back on the HUD, at least with a debug option to enable/disable it in your viewer, please vote/comment on this JIRA here: http://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-3167

UPDATE/RELEASE: FilterCam 2 is ready to go!


You heard well! FilterCam is now better than ever with it’s brand new menu system and support for multiple preset notecards! This opens the door to new extension packs that will become available shortly.

Current FilterCam owners can get a free upgrade simply by wearing their old FilterCam HUD. If the updater fails, please contact us inworld.

The new version is available from SLX or inworld at one of the MechanizedLife stores.

Thanks a LOT as usual for all the beta testers and code breakers, you guys are awesome and patient! Hope you will enjoy this version at least as much as we enjoyed brewing this version.

Thanks to Sasara Klaar and Gabby Panacek for the new filter masks, they rock! <3

UPGRADE: CalendarCog Board, SuperBoard and Kiosks

We just fixed a nasty bug in CalendarCogs that rendered boards or kiosks blank under certain conditions. We also fixed the broken ONEDAY function in the boards. CalendarCog SuperBoard and Board have been released with version 2.1 and Kiosks are now version 1.9. If for any reason you didn’t get the upgrade, please send a notecard listing which products you own to CodeBastard Redgrave.

MechanizedLife Poll: Please help us to choose an alternative storefront

Incoming changes to the MechanizedLife Store relatively to Linden Lab’s new XstreetSL policies

Dear customers,

Many of our customers probably already read about the roadmap of incoming changes to the XstreetSL marketplace as described on Linden Lab’s blog. Tho we will refrain from commenting this change in policy, we believe our customers can understand our concerns regarding the impact of such policy on the burgeoning and vast ecosystem of content creators. As we believe those policies affects XstreetSL as a free market, we also believe MechanizedLife must opt in for alternative web commerce solutions that will be beneficial to our customers.

This is why MechanizedLife will take the following measures in the incoming days:

  • We will downsize our presence on XstreetSL to a strict minimum, only keeping our most successful products on there.
  • After selecting what we consider to be the best alternative out there, we will redirect all of our current web product links to this new commerce portal.
  • We will register and list our products on a couple of selected alternative commerce portals after we are done evaluating them.
  • We will provide an alternative web mechanism for our customers to be able to get special freebies like our CalendarCog Password Resetter. We will also make such key items available inworld.
  • We will retire all our other freebies from XstreetSL, including the popular SLURL HUD, which will only be available inworld at the MechanizedLife store. We may re-list it on alternative commerce portals.
  • We will encourage our customers to visit us inworld as we appreciate both your business and your traffic, or shop from our alternative web store.

We apologize for any temporary inconveniences during this transitional phase, but we hope our customers will gain an improved shopping experience as a result of it. Thanks and kudos to all of our customers for their continuous feedback and support, and making MechanizedLife what it is today.

Codie <3


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