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Cristalle Karami

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  1. The situation with the bodies is rather depressing. My partner loves the Aesthetic body even though he doesn't wear it like a musclehead, but it's harder to find clothes for it. I understand that people's time is valuable but I really wish there would be more offerings for other bodies, at least as one-offs. If a creator can make a freebie, they can make a body for people with other brands.
  2. This head does not look very good as a male head, with a few exceptions. It looks infinitely better as a female or youthful/kid head.
  3. There are a few people that do make stuff fitted for Alice, when you do a marketplace search include Alice as one of your search terms. I was not fond of the original shape of that body, I'm glad it's gotten a good overhaul.
  4. Have you tried using the neckfade in the HUD plus the corresponding neckfade in the folder? The rigged neckfade will go higher up to blend a bit better.
  5. This started showing up with Maitreya, too. It only occurs at high altitudes, when the rounding numbers are jacked.
  6. Side-grade is fair, mostly. Breasts really are an upgrade, like Janet said. The alpha cuts are also an upgrade versus Maitreya. I wouldn't call it an end-all be-all like some people have said. I make liberal use of the deformers because I won't be able to get upgrades to most of my old clothes. It helps me in the transition as I build my wardrobe going forward for Legacy compatible clothing. I like this body, I want to wear this body. But I can't upgrade everything at once.
  7. Just Because, Vanilla Bae, Zara Kent, Asteria Chaton, Masoom, Cynful. It's a good idea to join the Legacy Releases flickr group and see what the designers are releasing. There's a large list of stores on their website, meshbody.com.
  8. I caved and bought the original Legacy when there was a mild discount (should have waited for Black Friday). The shape of the original Legacy bodies (normal and pregnancy) are lovely. Legacy has a much fuller bust with a more natural shape than Maitreya, the nipples don't point up to your teeth like some other bodies and with good physics, they drape really beautifully. It looks better, to my taste, but especially so at the high and low ends of the spectrum. The Perky is, I think, actually more comparable to Maitreya's shape, but much prettier at the larger numbers than Maitreya. And they did a great job with getting creators on board to make content for the Perky, so it's a much easier time dressing it, though you may want to wear less. So, PROS: Looks Alpha Cuts. Although not apparent on the HUD, they really are superior to many bodies and you can have more precise fits if your clothing does not come with an alpha. Deformers. You can still wear a lot of your old clothing with it, made for other bodies, using the included deformers. HOWEVER you will not be able to salvage everything. The middle of the chest may stick out from some clothing designed for Maitreya. Shoe compatibility is not an issue. Included skins. It comes with a wide array of included skins and they are pretty lovely, in a decent, inclusive skin tone range. The Advanced Materials Editor. You can drop your own textures onto the Material Editor hud and tint, full bright, glow and adjust transparency. It's not bad but could use some more functionality since bump and shine really only apply to the non-BOM skin layer. CONS: Price. Is it worth double the existing bodies? Maybe, maybe not, but it's definitely something that gives most people pause. Slow HUD. Sometimes the responsiveness between the HUD and the Body is slow. No Omega compatibility. Unfortunately, unless that clothing/tat/makeup came with system layers, your Omega appliers are useless at this time, and for the foreseeable future. They like to lie to people and say Omega is dead and give technical mumbojumbo as to why they can't (although for the actual base layer, they can't), but Omega still has uses and they COULD make Omega available for the clothing layers the same way Niramyth does for the Aesthetic since their clothing layers are SL UV compliant. They just choose not to. Or, rather, I'm told that it's not high on their priority list. I think they're just waiting for Omega to die but that is not happening any time soon. If you need Omega compatibility, pass. Wonkiness. Sometimes you get weird errors like stack heap errors or the body just stops responding to the HUD. You will find yourself refreshing attachments or relogging more than you ever imagined that you would with any other body. CAVEATS: The HUD is still networked so your old purchases under the TMP system, if you had any, are still available in your HUD. But if you don't need those items or once they are applied to your body, you will not need to wear the HUD any longer for them to show up. Newer appliers do not save (or do not save exclusively) to their servers, they will apply directly to your body like any other body. Overall: It's a nice body. Very beautiful, and the alpha cuts are really good. HUD could use some improvement but it's not a showstopper. For the price, however, I wish it didn't glitch as often as it does. It's best bought at a deep discount. And that's my impression. Good luck.
  9. The Eve head from Absolut Creation is a very versatile head, with lovely facial features. It wears Omega skins really well. It's not as fully featured as the leading brands but it makes some really lovely pictures. https://flic.kr/p/Qz3Hrc
  10. The Skinnery and DeeTalez are great shops and I think I recall seeing an Asian skin here or there. But yes, tweak your shape as much as you can first.
  11. Glad you like it! It is a nice interface and is useful for SL sculpties, although it is not a master of that. It is a good vertex modeler and has a lot of functionality, but it is lagging in development a bit. Still, for the vast majority of what you need in a good modeler, it has it. And it's highly affordable. Thanks for posting that link.
  12. Hexagon is something that Daz purchased several years ago but didn't do much to support. They've probably taken the tech and put it into Carrara. It is a decent modeling program with a pretty good interface. There are more tutorials for it out on the Internet than on Daz's site. GeekAtPlay, especially.
  13. We've managed to staff our main positions but we are looking for more players. We need our business owners - the blacksmith, apothecary, seamstress, baker, and physician. We could also use some soldiers, and some clergy, as well as regular residents. So far we've got a small but talented group of players with great prose. Come in and see
  14. You mean you want an established place that has lots of children. Mystara has a kids group, but membership and activity fluctuates all the time. Good luck finding what you need, but keep in mind that most sims are empty and if people don't stick around, it stays that way.
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