One of my favourite things about Second Life is innovation. If you’ve ever been shopping with me, you’ll know that if I find something extremely creative, I’ll buy it… even if I’ll never use it! I guess to me it’s rewarding creativity really, because I’ve never been a hugely creative person myself. They say you’re either logical or creative right?
Well this week I’ve been taking a bit of a breather and playing with some content creation. It’s a hugely complex world, the world of mesh creation, but it’s so interesting to me to be looking at SL from the other side of things, and hopefully one day I’ll be able to share those creations with you all!
So on the topic of creativity – we some exciting news on the mesh head front this week. The long-awaited LOGO Alex mesh head update is OUT! The update will get sent to you, but you can also grab a redelivery if you need to. Some of updates include….
- Makeup and tattoo layer for the Omega version now available
- Chat emotes and random expressions to help make your avatar feel more alive – Instructions Here
- All versions of the eyes are now Omega compatible, including the ones in the default LOGO skin folders
- Tinting controls for the skin, inner eye, eyelashes, hair base and Omega makeup
- Third tab added to the HUD to control tinting, alpha and more
- Expression add-on packs can now be added to the main HUD
- Add-ons can now be installed with their own installer HUDs so you no longer have to manually add scripts for add-ons
My favourite part, aside from the fact that you can now use omega makeup with the Omega version of the head (thank GOD), is the chat emote expressions, they are so cute! By default, the mesh head now responds to words you type in chat and your face ’emotes’ appropriately. The following will trigger facial animations: OMG, LMAO, ROFL, LOL, smile, :), :D, :(, sad, -.-, kiss, XD, WTF, FML and xoxo. Amazing as all that is however, the best part is that you can edit, add and replace emotes, so if they’re not your cup of tea, you can make them more subtle or turn them off altogether. Some of the emote expressions are the same (for example, WTF and FML) but I think I’m going to have a lot of fun playing with those!
Now that about summarises LOGO for you – there are a LOT of other features so make sure that you play around with them if you have one!
Before I sign off for today though, this week I did come across a mesh head for the Man MAddicts amongst us – Cryus by Samurai. It only comes with one skin I’m told, but has multiple beard options and fits the Slink Physique body really well (appliers are available too). In fact, I took a few Man MAddicts with me to go check that one out, so a big thank you to Nirrad, Tanner, K and of course Burton, who was our human model of the head!
Now before I sign off MAddicts, I’ve had a few people ask me about the Avichoice Awards voting because they can’t find me in the list hehe. My username is actually lildaria resident (not Daria) so it’s not under ‘D’ in the Favourite Blogger section, it’s under ‘L’ 🙂 Thank you to everyone who has voted as well, your support gives me more warm fuzzies than you could ever know <3
Now for a quick poll!
Mesh Head – Alex v3 by LOGO (Omega version)
Mesh Body – Lara by Maitreya
Skin – Melanie (4 Asia) by Glam Affair (Available at Shiny Shabby) – LOGO applier
Hair – Vienna by Truth
Necklace – Staley Faith Necklace by Vinyl (available only as bonus gift with Staley top fatpack)
Jacket – Asia Leather Jacket and top by Blueberry – Includes Belleza(all), Maitreya & Slink (both) sizes
Pants – A Brand Cargo pants by Addams – Includes Belleza(all), Maitreya & Slink sizes
Pose – The White Room by Exposeur
Top – Staley top by Vinyl – Includes Belleza(all), Maitreya & Slink (both) sizes