Glaucon wrote:I guess I am going to be anti-mesh, blind Glaucon again, but...
Why? Sure, I have seen some pretty faces that were mesh (typically very teenager-looking, but pretty) and I get that this mesh may have a bit more detail than the 'system' faces, but with good skin, good shapes and so forth, the 'system' faces can look just as pretty, I'd say (if perhaps a little less detailed). Ugly angles like the ones some here dislike so much about the system breasts? Not that I noticed (maybe a little for those with very pronounced cheekbones). With all the shape-sliders and skins and tattoo layers and so forth, these system faces can be made to look pretty unique (for those that make the effort), whereas at the moment, these mesh heads all seem to look rather similar. Maybe new meshhead makers will add variety, but I can't see that producing as much variety as the system faces can offer.
I get that there is a drive in SL (especially among those playing femmes) towards looking as pretty as possible, but as an RP-er with an appreciation for the visual aspects, if it is a trade-off between visual perfection and people creating avatars that are unique to them, I'd go with the second option, especially if the first means an invasion of cutesy avi's that, in spite of their large mesh breasts, look like 15-year olds and, for the most part, like identical twins (because there are always going to be one or two 'heads' or complete mesh avatars that are going to be considered the best, so people will generally use those).
Glaucon wrote:I will accept what you said about there being more 'mature' looks around. I just haven't seen them yet (or noticed them yet). If mesh heads will allow for diversity, custom shapes, non-crappy expressions and such, I would be all for them. I just fear that, for the most part, it will be 2 or 3 creators selling heads that essentially look the same, regardless of customization options.
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