I’m on an alien kick lately so hopefully you all appreciate a good extraterrestrial now and again ^^ Aliens have always been my biggest fear. There’s something about a hostile intelligent being that isn’t quite human but still seems familiar that terrifies me. I used to pull the blankets over my head as a child thinking that the thin fibers would serve as an impenetrable hideout during their midnight invasions.
Everything I’m wearing is mesh. Everything. Well, that killer gun by Utilizator isn’t but I honestly consider that a prop more than anything else. My body, outfit, head, and hair are all mesh though!
The mesh face is new and by the creator LOGO. I have grown pretty fond of it! It doesn’t look like my usual characters but I think that’s a good thing. It’s nice to have a change of pace. The face is sculpted into one shape but the creator gave a really detailed HUD that allows you to change eyeshadow, eye color, brow color, blush, eye lashes, nose shading/texture, and even facial expressions! At the bottom of this entry you’ll see multiple snaps of the expressions side by side. It’s exciting to have a sculpted lip with teeth showing that doesn’t look terrible from the side. Love that!
The only issue I have with the mesh face is that when I’m taking photographs I like to up all of my graphics and max out everything. I personally find that this face looks best without atmospheric shaders on. Once I flip everything on the nose tends to look wider and the nostrils look a bit jagged. I’ve tried tons of different windlight settings to attempt to get the best results. If you do want to shoot using the mesh face, I find that “Places Astryls Wild” without atmospheric shaders on looks fantastic. It has a bit of a retro cartoon vibe. The face looks like an old school pin up babe and she’s stunning ^^ (The side-by-side expressions screenshots at the end of this post have atmospheric shaders turned off.)
The mesh body/outfit is a mesh avatar set by FlexE. The option I’m using is the clothed avatar without the head. That way I could use the mesh head by LOGO. It also works with the standard SL avatar head. While I am really, really happy with the quality of this piece, I am a little sad it didn’t come with a no head option on the nude version. I bought the avatar in world so at first I thought I was maybe just missing the headless option. I checked online, however, and the creator, hhefestos, explains in their marketplace listing that this is because there is no way to custom match the body to the avatar’s head, but I would have loved to give it a try. It’s one of my dreams to have a fabulous mesh body to use with my usual avatar head (or even a fabulous mesh one). Nevertheless, I am very pleased with both my FlexE purchase and my purchase from LOGO. It’s so exciting to see new mesh creations from talented designers and creators!
*Another photo, a video, and the style card are just beyond the cut:
*click any image to see it in larger sizes.
If you like the look of this LOGO mesh face, check out this killer animated mesh face by Shirousagi Noel of Snow Rabbit that NWN posted about:
It’s going to be released in 2013 and I can’t wait!
Style Card: Crossover Captain
Mesh Body/Outfit: FlexE: [Tina] Full mesh avatar w/detachable head and shoulder pads and naked version.
Mesh Head: LOGO: Chloe Hybrid Mesh Avatar – Blossom
Mesh Hair: Truth: Dolly – Swedish w/Roots
Gun: Utilizator: Black Rock Shooter
Alien Avatar: Luka’s Body Shop: Xenomorph Avatar
Windlight: Orac – fog
Location: Set Built in Sandbox