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   I don't quite get the concept. 'Easy'? Either you know how to operate something, or you don't. People keep asking me whether XYZ isn't 'difficult'. Well, no, not if I know how to do it. Installing an elevator in a skyscraper might be difficult, as I haven't got a clue where I'd even begin. 

   I'd also say that it's a pretty worthless measurement. You shouldn't pick your head based on how easy the HUD is to use. You should select your head based on your aesthetic preferences for your avatar - 95% of the time you're in SL, your head HUD shouldn't even be attached ('cause pointless script usage - and texture usage, though that's only on your own end). 

   I'd argue that the ones that are easiest to learn, are the ones which get the most coverage in vlogs. Most heads (or at least the brand/line) will have tutorials on YouTube that you can watch. Much better to spend 15 minutes getting acquainted with a HUD with a lot of options, than to pick any old head on the merit of not requiring any long setup time (which is pretty insignificant anyway since you'll likely spend a whole lot more time fiddling with your shape).

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12 hours ago, Ajay McDowwll said:

I know this is a few hours behind, but if you're talking about the facial animations, I just make sure none of the expressions or moods are highlighted in the animations hud.  If they're highlighted like the top left icon in this screenshot here, then click it so the background is dark like the others. 

 

10 hours ago, Rowan Amore said:

Always hated that she had them ALL turned on when you unpack and wear for the first time.  Why?

Thank You!  yes! They were all on and the head kept making faces at me while I was trying to modify the shape and it was driving me crazy!  I gave up and went to bed. Now, maybe I can see if this could be the head I want.

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3 hours ago, Nalates Urriah said:

The easiest head is the Classic Avatar head. But it is also the most limited. Pure BOM HUDless heads are also simple and limited, being most similar to the Classic head in options. Most mesh add-on heads are about options. I still prefer heads with the ability to accept Applier textures and to set transparency, glow, shiny, and etc. There are many prim attributes that are not available on an avatar. If you want simple you give up some options. Your choice. You won't lose ALL THAT much. But, for designers... simple versus providing options to get sales... you are swimming upstream....

I spent lots of time trying to find a mesh head that reproduced my Classic head appearance. I got close. But it was a pain. I learned about using camera controls Ctrl-8, 9, and 0 after going through the process. Trying to get a perfect reproduction got tedious. So, my look changed after years. Close was good enough. I got used to it.

 

Like you, I worked really hard on my first mesh head to get it to look like my original system self.  And like you I got close.  Over the years close became good enough.

1 hour ago, Orwar said:

   I don't quite get the concept. 'Easy'? Either you know how to operate something, or you don't. People keep asking me whether XYZ isn't 'difficult'. Well, no, not if I know how to do it. Installing an elevator in a skyscraper might be difficult, as I haven't got a clue where I'd even begin. 

   I'd also say that it's a pretty worthless measurement. You shouldn't pick your head based on how easy the HUD is to use. You should select your head based on your aesthetic preferences for your avatar - 95% of the time you're in SL, your head HUD shouldn't even be attached ('cause pointless script usage - and texture usage, though that's only on your own end).

You are quite right about questioning the goal of easiness, Orwar.  What I really want is to be able to recreate Kali who was identical to my original avatar who I tried to make look like my real life face.

I'm also trying to get reinvested in SL which I sort of dropped out of last year when I retired and moved across the country.  I don't know whether it's cognitive decline or laziness or what but I'm finding it harder to learn new things.  Playing with a new alt has given me a reason to log in. 

 

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1 hour ago, Orwar said:

   I don't quite get the concept. 'Easy'? Either you know how to operate something, or you don't. People keep asking me whether XYZ isn't 'difficult'. Well, no, not if I know how to do it. Installing an elevator in a skyscraper might be difficult, as I haven't got a clue where I'd even begin.

Start by removing an elevator from a skyscraper when nobody is looking. Just reverse the process to reinstall it.

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I'm gonna say my lelutka head is probably the easiest for me..

Really they all aren't too bad once you learn their hud or huds.. Probably the hardest one for me to understand was the catwa huds and really those weren't even too bad..

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On 11/12/2021 at 4:03 AM, Rowan Amore said:

Always hated that she had them ALL turned on when you unpack and wear for the first time.  Why?

Catwa heads always have all the animations turned on by default, even with the demos, and it annoys the eff out of me. First thing I do before any other, is load the animations hud (which is separate from the Style hud) and turn them all off. Only when I'm done with the styling, I go back and turn on the two or three that I actually want.

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