I have finally decided to start my transformation from a standard SecondLife body to one of the most promising Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara V2.4. (yes let’s be accurate). I guess some of you have already gone through what I feel is a pure nightmare, and I did not start to touch the real complexity yet.
Financing: done with a lot of help and luck
Well the first part of all this went pretty well … as you probably know now, I am hooking in order to finance my transformation … and actually I was a bit struggling getting the finance but I had the luck to meet a Pygmalion who accepted to be my investor. In exchange I have to discuss my choices with this mysterious investor … a poor price to pay given the fact I intend to spend around 15,000 L$ on the subject.
Acquisition of the mesh body and setup
The second phase went pretty well too. I reached the Maitreya shop, which was very reasonably laggy and I was able to locate the mesh body I selected with the help of Silky: Maitreya Lara. I bought it and ran to Silky’s house to test it. It was pretty easy to install, an alpha layer and an attachment representing the body and it was done. The problem is that I intend to keep my SLink hands and feet and guess what, there are no appliers for the default skin tones provided, so I tried a manual setup on which I failed miserably. So, in the mean time, I moved to the Maitreya hands and feet delivered with the body (which is actually a very good idea). I looked finally pretty good … except this horrible mark on the neck, known by many avatars using mesh body.
My problems and solutions I will try to put in place
So I have to resolve this adjustment of my slink parts and to eliminate the little mark on the neck which looks really awful. For this I have a double solution:
- Find a new skin (which I would like quite identical to mine)
- Find a mesh head which is likely to solve the neck problem
The constraint is that for the skin I will select I will have to find and buy the appliers for Maitreya, for Slink and for the vendor of the head … My nightmare has just started. I moved to well known skin vendors (Glam Affair and YS&YS), but the shops are extremely laggy and the pieces I need (provided I understood properly how it works) have spread the products in every corners: the skins here, the appliers there, and finally the head appliers elsewhere … So if you do not have a gamer machine, I do not know how to achieve that. For the mesh head, I went to LeLutka and at the moment I cannot locate where the heads are in the shop … crazy !!!
I try to keep calm and carry on, but I am struggling.
Any advice or help very welcome !!