Hi! I know it has been a long time and to be honest, I did not really miss it. Taking a break is sometimes the best thing to do when you feel like you are running in circles.
Sometimes, I feel like Second Life is running in circle too and is not moving forward anymore. I guess the platform has reached its limits a long time ago and is not attractive anymore to new people. Unfortunately, I still have not heard about a valuable alternative so like a lot of old players, I am back or more exactly, I feel like playing with my avatar look, take snapshots and edit them.
This is not the first time I am taking a break, nor the first time I am coming back. One of the things I like is to see what is new. This can cause a huge disappointment like the time when the big new thing was those huge boobs. This time though, something that was starting when I have left has known a satisfying degree of evolution: mesh heads.
Do not worry, I will not compare all of them. Though the fact there are a lot of them and also more skin appliers from different stores for sure makes it one of its asset. I feel like now, we have a wide enough choice to avoid the clone effect. So far, I only own one mesh head, the Logo Alex one. This might not be the most popular of them all but I like its long face. Less popular also means a smaller choice with appliers but I hope this will change. On the plus side, this will lead me to go out of my comfort zone and search for stores I was not previously thinking about or which were maybe less friendly to my SL shape. Paired with the Your Skin and Your Shape Noemi skin, the Logo Alex head still weirdly give me the feeling it is my avatar but better.
Speaking about the variety of skins, I was wondering if it were very difficult for designers to adapt some of their older skins to mesh heads. In the last two or three years, I do not have seen much improvement in skins. We have different lips, eyes, noses, shadings but basicly, the quality I see is the same. Of course, mesh heads allow for a higher detail of rendering. So, yeah, please, tell me if I am wrong or if it would be possible to enlarge easily the choice of appliers we have by applying old skins to omega system.
Finally, there are two reasons why I will go on using mesh heads:
A. No more troubles to fit eyelashes. Rez the ones in your folder and done, finished. The designer made it for you.
B. It makes pcitures editing so much easier. Mesh head + mesh body makes you win a lot of time as you have a lot less bad angles to smooth. The higher resolution of the skins also allows to use more filters without loosing too much details.
And now, the credits:
Mesh head: LOGO Infinity Alex Hybrid Mesh Avatar v3.0 – Master Folder
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Soldier (M)
Skin: *YS&YS* Noemi Tone02 Skin Applier For LOGO Mesh Head Alex but Picture 2: *YS&YS* Beatrix Tone02 Skin Applier LOGO ALEX Mesh Head @ My Attic
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Hair: +elua+ Daria_Blonde @ Kustom9
Fur: Orla – Cardigan earth @ Tres Chic
Hair: .LeLutka.Cat hair.FIT.A.Swish
Sweater: erratic / ava – sweater / navy (maitreya)
[elikatira] Becca – Blondes @ Shiny Shabby
Headpiece: LaGyo_Ribbon headpice with HUD @ Tannenbaum
Necklace: LaGyo_Sienna Crystal collier Silver @ Tannenbaum
Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Hayley” Orange Browns
Jacket and tank: Blueberry & Enfant Terrible – Suko Set – Midnight @ Uber