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Some times when travelling around the sl I meet avatars that are different from the rest...


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The best way to find out is to walk up to them and ask, Did you make that avatar? If so, was it from scratch? What skins, animations, AO, etc did you use?

If you really like their avatar, let them know what you like about it and how much.

In SL we have two basic types of avatar; classic and mesh. The classic avatar is the older style that has been around forever. A good shape, skin, and AO can do wonders for the classic avatar.

The 'mesh avatar' is the skeleton of the classic with a new skin layer/mesh. Some of those do make a smoother shaped avatar. But, they too must have a good shape, skin, and AO.

Look through Flickr's Second Life section. See some of the awesome avatars shown in images shown there. See my fav's. You can watch http://iheartsl.com/ and find many of the outfits worn in those pictures described on various fashion blogs. 

https://dollsandemons.wordpress.com/, https://fabfree.wordpress.com/, http://juicybomb.com/, http://strawberrysingh.com/, http://meshbodyaddicts.com/, and loads more...

You'll find descriptions of the skins, clothes, bodies being used. Plus you can ask the bloggers questions. Most of us will answer questions posted in comments.

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The best way to find out is to walk up to them and ask, Did you make that avatar? If so, was it from scratch? What skins, animations, AO, etc did you use?

If you really like their avatar, let them know what you like about it and how much.

In SL we have two basic types of avatar; classic and mesh. The classic avatar is the older style that has been around forever. A good shape, skin, and AO can do wonders for the classic avatar.

The 'mesh avatar' is the skeleton of the classic with a new skin layer/mesh. Some of those do make a smoother shaped avatar. But, they too must have a good shape, skin, and AO.

Look through Flickr's Second Life section. See some of the awesome avatars shown in images shown there. See my fav's. You can watch http://iheartsl.com/ and find many of the outfits worn in those pictures described on various fashion blogs. 

https://dollsandemons.wordpress.com/, https://fabfree.wordpress.com/, http://juicybomb.com/, http://strawberrysingh.com/, http://meshbodyaddicts.com/, and loads more...

You'll find descriptions of the skins, clothes, bodies being used. Plus you can ask the bloggers questions. Most of us will answer questions posted in comments.

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As you and Nalates have noted, what makes an avatar compelling is more than just a skin or shape. It's also the clothing, the setting, the way they move, and the way they chat. All of that stems from the mind of the person in the chair. Some of those minds have more skill, good taste and time than the rest of us (or at least me). And, it's for that reason that Nalates suggests asking the people who put together the avatars that catch your attention. Don't be afraid to ask, almost everybody likes knowing they've built something that others appreciate and many of them will help if they have the time.

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