I thought I would start a little selection of posts on how to pretty up your shape! I have been meaning to do this for *ages*.
Why this post?
Because there are some people may not be aware of the little tricks of the trade that can be used to achieve a *softer* look. Incidentally, this post is by no means intended to suggest that we all need to look pretty! You can look however you want to look. Most peeps have a unique look despite wearing similar skins. However, if you want to create a cuter face then these posts are for you!
Besides, who doesn’t peer at other avatars, and try to glean the real life personality behind the avatar. Afterall, isn’t that what it’s all about? Reflecting a little of you? Which is why refining a shape remains a popular way of acquiring your very own look.
I have been playing with shapes since I first trod in SL . And I found nothing beats modifying a shape and ending up with a face you love…:D
You can start at the SL evolutionary fuggy SL stage by creating a“Default Shape”. (Only for the brave 😀 )
So to begin with I started off with a new shape as follows:
a. Right Click your Avatar and go to “Edit Outfit”
b. Select “Body Parts”
c. On your current shape, Right Click and select “Create New Shape”. You may wish to Rename it.
The default shape is sadly very unappealing. And no amount of great skin, great hair, or a nice outfit would ever succeed in making this shape attractive!
You get something like this:
Default Shape (We will call her “Jane”)
If you find this default shape a little too scary and don’t want to go through the initial smoothing out and tidying up phase, I created a set of Jane Starter Shapes (see below). This pack contains the 5 common Standard Sizes (created for wearing with Mesh clothing).
I have taken the default shape and removed all the rather unsavoury aspects ie the too- huge-eyes, the wide mouth, disproportionate straight up-and-down boyish-shape, huge feet, even huger hands, large nose and quite honestly, what I consider to be a rather butch face!
So you can skip this part and get the Starter Pack below. (NB If you cannot afford the $99 – IM in World and I will send it to you for free. Especially if you are new to SL!).
Jane Shape Starter Pack. Find the pack here: :.:Fudge:.: These are COPY/MODIFY/NO TRANSFER.
I will show you how to start pretty-ing her up!