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October 30th, 2009 -- by Bacchus

3D Kink And Open Standards

Ever since last week’s post on 3D Kink I’ve been trying to decide whether it’s just a transient gimmick, or whether it’s a tool sufficient to allow non-artists to create and share visual instantiations of their fantasies. If it’s the latter, and if it catches on, it could prove to be quite a phenomenon — one I think is potentially important. (I’ve long been frustrated by the fact that I can visualize things I’d like to see, but there’s no way to instantiate them in visual form short of hiring an artist or spending a few years in art school. Sufficiently good computer software will be an important step in solving this.)

zombie seduces witch

One of the things I’ve been trying to figure out is how open the product is. If the design work that users do can be readily saved and shared, there’s likely to be a fan community that grows up around the product, as there long has been around the quite-a-bit-harder-to-use and (IMO) not-for-the-non-artist 3d-modeling tool Poser.

pose editor

Thus I was heartened to see the following in the summary of recent changes to the latest release of the 3D Kink software:

All New Pose Editor

Our software engineers have spent countless hours fine-tuning this ‘Pose Editor’ release. It’s an exclusive powerful new in-game motion control tool featuring a collapsible user interface with tons of sliders and controls that enables you to create your own poses, however and whatever you want. It’s an updated mannequin model rigged to allow precise and exacting control of body positions, joint positioning and rotation editing as well as new 3D face shaping, mouth and tongue morphing animations and hand gestures.

Poser Editor allows you to also import poses from the Gamerotica community or from Daz3D/Poser based BVH exports. Using standards based BVH allows you to quickly import existing animations and convert them to 3D Kink and create and watch some of the most advanced sex animations possible.

Still no word on whether the local save formats are usefully exportable/shareable, but the standards-based imports is, at least, good news.

October 24th, 2009 -- by Bacchus

3D Kink: Like Better Paper Dolls For Grownups

As faithful ErosBlog readers will have deduced from the unbroken string of desultory image posts, it hasn’t been an internet-facing week for your trusty sex correspondent. Combine a mild sinus infection with at least four different flavors of family craziness, and you get a Bacchus who neglects the fans. Meanwhile, on the internets, the progress of science and the arts moves rapidly ahead, all unheeded.

two girls, one gagged cowboy

I refer, of course, to the new 3D Kink software offering from Alert readers (which is most of you!) will remember my post from a few weeks ago called Paper Dolls And Customized Dildos, in which I discussed a new software offering from Hustler that combined EverQuest-style graphics with sexually-explicit user-selectable sexual content. Well, sometime in the middle of this week, launched its own software (apparently licensed from the same source) to rather more notice. (I’d speculate that in the grand scheme of things, Kink is a brand with better internet resonance than Hustler, which may explain the different reception. Or, possibly, all other things being equal, kinky stuff attracts more attention than non-kinky stuff; and the Hustler’s Taboo website notwithstanding, Hustler is not particularly good at leveraging the kink in its portfolio.)

reverse cowgirl, virtual lesbian style

So, early in the week, I noticed that Violet Blue had screenshots from 3D Kink. I started seeing web ads everywhere, Bondage Blog started posting screenshots on Thursday, and by yesterday, Spanking Blog was on board. Somewhere in there the email from arrived, inviting me to have a free look at the product; but I manfully soldiered on with my mundane duties. Which doesn’t mean I wasn’t itchy to play with the virtual sex dollies.

virtual makeover for a kinky cowgirl

But last night was Friday night, which is fleet night in my internet spaceship game. (Some of you will understand when I say “It rocked; we caught a Loki and ate it with catsup.”) So, no 3D Kink for me last night.

Thus, my impressions in this post are very very preliminary. Visually, the software is stunning. The girls are pretty and sexy yet safely on the “obviously virtual” side of the uncanny valley, customization options are astonishing, the camera viewpoints are flexible and easy to control, and there’s an early-and-obvious addictive quality to the thing. Having been conventionally-socialized as a male child by parents with 1950s attitudes, I never played with dolls, nor yet even “action figures” much; but I can see the lure here to the “she’s cute like this, but I wonder how the same pose would look with a vest and no bra, and what if we lost the hat and her pants?” dress-up part of the game.

clothed female, naked male, blindfolded kinky fun

That said, I haven’t progressed very far into the actual game. 3D Kink is obviously designed to be “sticky” in the commercial sense; as you play with your virtual paper dolls and achieve various orgasm-related goals, you earn virtual coins with which to unlock “sex packs” consisting of more models, more clothes, more sex toys, more positions, more of everything. So far, all I’ve done is summon the existing models, pose them, move them, dress and undress them, watch them writhe under the virtual ministrations of various plugs and dildos, and marvel at how entertaining such simple pleasures are. Anybody who has ever spent four hours in the character selection and customization screens of a game will understand what I’m talking about.

That said, I can confirm what I said about the Hustler version of the product at the beginning of the month: 3D Kink feels to me like the avatar-generation tool-set for an absolutely killer massively multiplayer online role playing game, but it’s not actually a multiplayer game — at least, not yet. It may be online (the software wants an internet connection, at least on startup) but it’s not any kind of multiplayer. You can play at satisfying the computer-driven avatars, you can script your virtual sex players and storyboard them and make movies of them, but there’s no way to drive your avatar while it interacts with (er, make that “fucks, sucks, screws or spanks”) another avatar being driven by somebody else. Or not, at least, at this time; I can’t see the tech team that put this much effort into building the avatar tools (gentlemen and ladies, there are entire screens for customizing makeup and facial hair!) not having long term plans that will let people cybersex each other with ’em. It just wouldn’t be sensible.

sex with a gagged girl

Anybody out there who is playing with 3D Kink is invited to share their own impressions in the comments. Do you think this is a mere curiosity, or do you suspect that it’s the thin leading edge of a new “new thing” that’s eventually going to feature prominently in everyone’s online sex life?

October 3rd, 2009 -- by Bacchus

Paper Dolls and Customized Dildos

I’ve been interested in computer erotica since nineteen eighty-something when I first saw a Mac “game” that featured a black-and-white line drawing of a naked woman, and some on-screen dildos that could be manipulated with a mouse to make her demonstrate an orgasm. (Some happy screaming audio and some screen-shaking in the best traditions of the early Star Trek, if I recall rightly.)

For almost as long, people have been using 3D drawing software titles like Poser to draw dirty pictures. Some of that artwork is incredibly good, although as with any other genre, there’s a crap-ton of crap also.

Since my EverQuest days (many of which were spent as a Cleric on autofollow behind an insufficiently-dressed wood-elf Ranger as she bounced up and down over the hilly plains of East Karana) I’ve figured that the killer app for massively multiplayer online gaming would be an adult/erotic application that allowed you dispense with clothes and take cybering into the visual realm. So far, nobody’s put together a good engine for doing that; but I remain as confident as ever that this, too, will come.

Although it’s apparently not social or multiplayer, I’ve recently become aware of a game engine marketed by Hustler that seems to be working on a lot of the sort of tools such a sex MMORPG would require. Hustler 3D has graphics that remind me a lot of EverQuest (late 1990s tech) in quality, but I suspect it’s the interactivity that will make it sell. Letting the customers control the action and the poses, and giving them a range of sex toys and bondage gear to play with, is going to appeal to a lot of people:

hustler 3d

hustler 3d

The marketing copy describes Hustler 3d as:

a stunning interactive world where consumers can play out their wildest hardcore fantasies. HUSTLER3D.COM is a stunning interactive world where users can enjoy incredibly realistic erotic experiences. Members can construct their perfect sexual partner by selecting a model or their favorite pornstar and modifying over 100 physical features. They can then explore unlimited sexual fantasies incorporating a wide selection of environments, novelties and sexual positions. HUSTLER3D.COM also gives users the ability to create their own HD picture galleries of their sexual adventures!

Although I suspect this project falls far short of the interactivity and (especially) sociability I’ve been imagining since my EverQuest days, it’s clear that there are an enormous array of tools provided. Among the advertised features are:

  • Very specific accessories (“New Ball Free Gag Ring: Tired of that gag ball blocking a perfectly good hole to drop a load into? Well now you can have the perfect setup for target practice and endlessly squirt cum to your little heart’s desire! Can you say ahhh, and excuse me if I’m not mistaken isn’t that cum all over your tonsils?”)
  • Support for furries (“Furverted furdom fans can now play with anthropomorphic furry personas to create erotic fandom art”)
  • Elf and Vulcan ears (“Dial in fantastical ears in either ‘Elf‘ or ‘Vulcan’ style”)
  • Tongue control (“Mouth & Tongue Animation Sliders: Now you can have your models lick and flick a dick with the best of them!”
  • Dildo customization (“Custom Dildos While-U-Wait! Let your wicked imagination go wild with this fun new tool to customize size, shape, and style of your own range of dildos! Create sleek tools or insane scary big brutal ones to satisfy your insertion fantasies.”)

ring gag

Technology marches on!

Update: Hustler no longer offers this product, so the links in the post have been removed. However, a similar product, basically the same software with branding on it, is available.