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PhotoStage and PhotoLite update available now

Version 1.1.2 of PhotoStage and PhotoLite is available now via automatic updates for current owners. To obtain these free updates, please go to the Options menu and click Update. Check your User’s Manual (here or here) for detailed information.

An improved version of PhotoStand is also included with these products.

The major new features and changes in the new version are:

  • TRU textures are no longer included with PhotoStage; 42 great textures from other providers are being used now (36 before).
  • Backdrop texture tiling and editable glow for PhotoStage. You will need the latest Windlight-enabled Second Life viewer to enjoy backdrop glow.
  • Create commands are not necessary now before editing a light, effects generator or gaze point.
  • The interaction radius of lights, effects generator and gaze points has been extended to 50 metres (it used to be 10 or 20).
  • 43 modelling poses are pre-loaded on PhotoStand, including 7 exclusive poses by Kali Meads.

Also, please remember that a gift card for 6 Animah poses is included with this new release.

This update will be made available at the Ananke Media Systems demo site in Lady Vale (112, 225, 301) and the web stores OnRez and SLExchange in the next few hours.


6 April 2008 at 9:12 pm Leave a comment

Tutorial: Updating your PhotoStage or PhotoLite

In this tutorial I explain how to update your PhotoStage or PhotoLite. Owners of these products are entitled to lifetime updates, which basically means that once you buy from us, you will receive any future version of the same product for free, forever.

Having the latest version of your product is important, since we often introduce fixes for all those Second Life glitches and performance improvements, as well as new features. Also, we usually do not support products that are not up to date.

If you want to stay up to date, the first thing you need to think about is how to find out whether a new version has been released. There are basically two channels that we use to publicise updates: this web site and the Ananke Media Systems User Group. We suggest that you join this group to receive notifications about new releases and the occasional exclusive gift.

An alternative way to find out whether an update has been released is to make your product check for updates. I explain how to do this in the next section.


26 February 2008 at 12:42 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

PhotoStage update available now

PhotoStage 1.0.6 is now available. This is an “emergency” update that works around the problems introduced by yesterday’s rolling restart. No functionality changes have been made.

Current owners of PhotoStage can get the update automatically by clicking the Reset button on the PhotoStage main menu. The new version will be dispatched to you after a few seconds.

The new version is also available from all our retail points, both web and inworld.

Important: please don’t forget to transfer any backdrop textures and saved configurations to the new version of PhotoStage before you delete the old one.

1 February 2008 at 8:43 pm Leave a comment

PhotoStage update coming soon

We are working hard on the next version of PhotoStage. After having received great feedback from many customers, we decided to incorporate a few enhancements that will be included in version 1.1, to be released soon. If you are an owner of PhotoStage you will receive this update for free.

In addition to lots of minor improvements and optimisations, these are the major new features in the upcoming version:

  • A HUD will make using the PhotoStage much more enjoyable. You will be able to avoid menus except for a few uncommon commands.
  • A Channel setting will let 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.
  • An Update button will be added to the menus, so you can check for updates manually without resetting the whole PhotoStage.
  • A few top-class modelling poses will be included with the PhotoStand.

We hope you enjoy these improvements. As usual, your feedback is crucial for us to make the best studio photography toolkit in SL. Let us know what you think!

27 January 2008 at 8:38 pm Leave a comment


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