So this week I’ve been taking the time to delve into a question that I get asked about a lot – can you wear a TMP mesh head with a Maitreya/Belleza/whatever mesh body? Well the answer isn’t as clear cut as we’d like it to be (but then again is it ever?).
As you can see in the above pictures, I’m wearing a Belleza Isis mesh body with a TMP mesh head (and Altmcalt, know more commonly known as ‘Dario’ by the members of the Mesh Body Addicts in world group, is wearing a TMP head with TMP body), so yes, it can be done! Essentially (and unfortunately for men, you don’t have this option, which is really disappointing) with the TMP mesh head, you are given two versions of the head when you buy a Deluxe head – a TMP fit head, and a ‘retrofit’ head. The ‘retrofit’ head is what you need to get it to work with other mesh bodies. The head also has a ‘neck blend’ option, but personally I found that made the neck join look a bit worse. It will depend greatly on your skin, your size and your shape overall.
If you’re curious about what my settings were, I had body fat at 0 for this photo shoot, I found that made the seam match up closest. Oddly though, I had my Belleza neck setting at 7 – so go figure 🙂 At the end of the day, unfortunately you can’t test the fit with the demo, because the demo only gives you a ‘mask’ appearance of the head (ie. no neck), so here’s a close up of my neck with Belleza (Maitreya was almost identical). I kept the head untextured so that you could see the join more clearly.
So there you have it MAddicts! I know many of my readers swear by their TMP heads with the Maitreya/Belleza bodies, and though I’m a perfectionist and personally couldn’t handle the tiniest fault at the neck, your skin, windlight and so many other settings affect the way you see the join, so I doubt it’ll ever be perfect. Are you a TMP head/other body wearer? What are your tips? 🙂
Daria is wearing:
Mesh Body – Isis by Belleza
Mesh Head – Soft by The Mesh Project
Skin – Lolita by WOW Skins (TMP head & Belleza Body appliers used)
Hair – Noah by +elua+
Jacket – Charlize Biker Jacket by Addams – (Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya & Slink sizes)
Shirt – Rubik Tanktop by Addams – (Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya & Slink sizes)
Pants – Rene pants by Blueberry – (Includes Belleza (all), Maitreya & Slink sizes)
Dario is wearing:
Mesh Body – Deluxe (male) by The Mesh Project
Mesh Head – Classic by The Mesh Project
Hairbase – Buzzcut by TheShops (at the Mesh Project)
Skin – Marco (T5) by Clef De Peau (Available at The Men’s Department) – TMP Head and Body appliers used
Jacket – Side Zip Jacket by Gabriel (Available at The Men’s Department)
Pants – Classic Baggy Pants (High Bootcut) by TheShops (at the Mesh Project) – TMP size
Pose – Your Confession by !Bang (pose slightly altered to raise Dario’s hand using Anypose) – (Available at The Men’s Department)