Monday, April 29, 2013

Tekken's Barefoot Knockouts on DeviantArt

The lovely (and limber) Capoeirista Christie Monteiro joins VS on DA!

 In case you haven't already checked out my recently-opened DeviantArt page, VirtualSoles, perhaps you can spare a moment or two to go there. It's my new diversion these days, which admittedly is taking a bit of time away from both this blog and my Youtube channel- but I guarantee you the sexy XPS pose artworks starring the barefoot babes of Tekken and other games is worth it. Have to say, all the frustration I had with the disappointing lack of barefoot customization in Tekken Tag 2 has been alleviated by the awesome fun and enjoyment I've been having with XPS and XNALara. I've pretty much been able to pose and compose hotter KO's and sole views than any of the Tekken games (or any fighting game or videogame yet seen for that matter) have ever given us.

That's not to say I'm not waiting impatiently for the next big fighting games, mind you... but playing with the character models in XPS is an awesome way to pass the time, and I get to compose some pretty cool scenes, whether you're into barefoot babes or not (I think). So check out the page- so far in terms of Tekken, I've got Lili Rochefort (both Tekken 6 and Tekken Tag 2 barefoot models), Asuka Kazama, Kunimitsu, Ling Xiaoyu, Leo Kliesen and most recently, Christie Monteiro to play with, and I'm hoping to find more in the days and weeks ahead. Also, I'll be posting stuff with other game babes, notably the ladies of DOA5 and some cool surprises. See you on DA!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Barefoot Tekken Babes on XNALara/XPS!

Me messing around in XPS with the Tekken Girls...

VirtualSoles on Deviantart is live, and I've already posted a couple of pose art. Sadly, I'm not that savvy into the workings of 3D art and rendering, so all I can do for now is dabble and do as nice poses and scenes with the barefoot ladies of Tekken as I can. Compared to a lot of other already existing XNA or XPS art on DA, I'm pretty green, but heck- all that matters is that I give barefoot knockouts their time in the sun for all footfans to share and appreciate. Oh, and I AM having fun doing this. For now, I'm working on a series of arts that conveys one story- pretty simple, really... just a reimagined first fight between Asuka and Lili- of course this time they're in bikinis and barefoot. Heheh. Anyway, head on over to DA to see what I already have up. And check the vid above to some behind the scenes 'footage' captured straight from my desktop. Heh. See you over at VirtualSoles DeviantArt!

A New Palette for Virtual Soles! (XPS Posing Studio)

Cammy gives us a playful stomping, care of XNA/XPS.

For the past several years I've made it my hobby (nay, my PASSION!) to share the love of perfect, virtual barefoot knockouts both here on the blog and for the most part, on Youtube. But lately, I've discovered what potentially may be a new medium for me to share the footlove. Well, actually, XNALara is hardly new- this is a CG poser program created by the awesome Dusan originally to play with the ingame assets of the Tomb Raider Underworld games. Years later, the online community of enthusiasts using XNALara to create everything from TR fan art and fan fiction skits to masterpieces of CG is huge and pretty prolific. I actually used XNA years ago, and I featured some of my dabblings with Lara Croft here on the blog. However, since it was pretty focused on Lara then, my interest eventually tapered off (one cannot live on one babe alone).

Even though I've kept occasional glances at the XNA forums all these years, I never dreamed that today the program can access and manipulate pretty much any graphic asset from any videogame with character models worth ripping and playing around with. My mouth fell open at the possibilities and a this week I went about re-learning XNA and finding all the barefoot gamebabe assets I could find. Initially, I was drawn into this by dreams of making barefoot KO vignettes with the Streetfighter babes Makoto, Ibuki, Juri and Cammy (and Cammy certainly has the best-looking feet from that bunch)- but since then, I've found other more... higher quality... models.

Bikini babes Lili and Asuka bare their soles for us in XPS!

YEP, XNALara can de-boot the babes of Tekken Tag Tournament 2! Well, actually not XNA but XPS since only the more advanced version of XNA can toggle the truly annoying sandals (or other unwanted bits) from the character models (similar to how you can toggle stuff in SF4 Explorer for SFxTK and SSFIVAE PC).
With XNP, I've gotten my hands on what Harada and the Tekken Team denied us in TTT2- barefoot Lili and Asuka in their bikinis (well, Asuka's bra top and shorts thingie...). Thankfully, once you toggle the sandals off, both of these babes' soles and feet are perfectly whole and complete (which makes it all the more frustrating why a barefoot option wasn't included in the game). I have to say, Lili is the most gorgeous game babe I have in my XNP collection right now. Asuka is nice but Lili just totally outclasses her in hotness (having a crappy swimsuit doesn't help at all).

As for the rest of the babes, I have hopes that more than one will be barefoot-able like Lili and Asuka, and I'll be keeping my eyes open for models to DL once available. For now though, Lili and Asuka (my fave babes in Tekken) are already more than enough for me to make tons of KO poses and barefoot action (in stills though). Hopefully this will not take away too much time from my game postings on YT... but for now I'm having so much fun I don't care.

Lili is an awesome model to work with...

Anyway, check out the video showing some first tries with XNP making some poses with my Tekken girls. I'm a bit rusty and learning as I go along, but I hope to have lots of good stuff eventually. ALL of which I will post primarily on Deviantart- Yes, VirtualSoles is now live on DA. So head on there every so often to see my XNP/XNA stuff (and the odd artwork or so) with the Tekken babes and more.

Whew! Now, back to posing Lili and Asuka and... someone else. Heheh...

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sakura 'Juri Costume' Mod (Super Streetfighter IVAE PC)

Sakura pulls of a switcheroo on Juri(Sorry, Juri as Sakura mod not yet available).

It's been a while since I last posted about Super Streetfighter IV AE (PC), but yeah, there are still cool mods coming out for it (though not enough barefoot babe ones). Here's the latest one for none other than Ryu's No. 1 fan, Sakura Kasugano. The mod by new modder Ayiep has the wholesome schoolgirl cosplaying as the series' TKD Bad Girl, Juri Han. Now, I don't know if this is in the same vein as the classic 'Trophy' series by Ohhho (Remember those?), but this is undoubtably cool. Even if she's only semi-barefoot, I still love this outfit- anyway, can't hurt that I'm pitting her against other totally-barefoot babes. Enjoy the vids and lots of butt-kicking soles flying all over the place...


Juri's back to get her outfit after Sakura stole it from her off camera...

Can Sakura's new bad girl image take her through a fight with the Karate Kid?

Sakura left Juri and Makoto out cold after their matches- will she KO Cammy and make this a straight flush?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kung Pao (Dive Kick)

Kung Pao is certainly the flashiest fighter in this comedic beat 'em up...

 Fighting game fans with a sense of humor are surely waiting in anticipation for Dive Kick, the joke fighter with a lot of technique (and only two buttons). Well, at least footfans will have some love in this game, in the form of Kung Pao (she's a female version spoof of Kung Lao from MK), a semi-barefoot Kung-fu babe who's ready to stick her soles into her opponents' faces. Her special power meter is also a nice touch, a close up view of her foot. Well, I have quite a bit of space still empty on my Vita Memory Stick, so I may give this upcoming beat 'em up a try. The game is out this Summer.