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The New Second Life Avatars

By – Chic at Phil’s Place. Visit The New Second Life Avatars for original post.

New SL Avatars

They are impressive!

We have come a long way since texture shoes (yes, texture shoes!).

A new group of avatars can be found under Avatar > Choose and Avatar. Wear the individual avatars to have the outfits, skins et al, appear in your inventory. Pets are included and mixing and matching can be done. Many outfits work well with your own shape and adjust somewhat, but these are not universal fit garments.

Avatars are legacy with mesh outfits — some of which are exceptionally well-made. The animation overriders hiccup, but are certainly better than nothing at all!   Outfit comes with wearable pets, perfect for the teenagers.

It took me all morning to get this shot (that’s me as the guy). There are a lot of VERY rude people. I wouldn’t call them greifers really (well maybe some). But staunch photographers persevere in adverse conditions.

Poses by LAP and aDORKable.

Photo taken at ARRANMORE.

Lab releases Second Life starter avatars with a “fantasy” theme

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit Lab releases Second Life starter avatars with a “fantasy” theme for original post.

On Thursday, September 1st, Linden Lab announced the release of a further set of ten new starter avatars. Referred to as a set of “fantasy” inspired avatars, the new collection features five male and five female avatars based on the system avatar, but include mesh accessories. Two of the avatars are vampires, providing newcomers with […]

Lab releases Second Life starter avatars with a “fantasy” theme

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit Lab releases Second Life starter avatars with a “fantasy” theme for original post.

On Thursday, September 1st, Linden Lab announced the release of a further set of ten new starter avatars. Referred to as a set of “fantasy” inspired avatars, the new collection features five male and five female avatars based on the system avatar, but include mesh accessories. Two of the avatars are vampires, providing newcomers with […]

Linden Lab Adds 10 New Fantasy Starter Avatars

By Daniel Voyager – Daniel Voyager’s Blog. Visit Linden Lab Adds 10 New Fantasy Starter Avatars for original post.

10 new avatars added

Trying out the new avatars in Second Life🙂

Today Linden Lab has introduced ten new fantasy starter avatars in Second Life and they are available right now to try out. They look really nice and rather cool. The good news is that everyone can personalise these new starter avatars. Yay!🙂

“These new avatars have normal “system” bodies with mesh wearables, which makes it easy to change their hair, clothes, accessories, and more!”. The new addition includes a “diverse range of “genre” styles including steampunk, vampires, sci-fi, post-apocalyptic… and beyond!”. 

Me menu > choose an avatar > select them to wear

10 new starter avatars

New residents joining Second Life will be able to select any of these new starter avatars during the signup process and that’s great to hear. New starter avatars today look more realistic and they are simple to customise.

Linden Lab uploaded this internal video today introducing the 10 new starter avatars. Watch the video below and please spread the word.🙂

Back in late 2006 when I joined Second Life there were so few avatars to choose from and they were pretty basic back then. I found this historical photo of what the early avatars in Second Life used to look like back in 2002 onwards. It’s just incredible how far Second Life has come since then for avatars.

Source: History of Second Life wiki page

My first snapshot of my avatar back in late 2006

In the blog post the lab talks about the history of the long-term starter avatar collections…

Back in May 2014, we introduced a round of mesh-body starter avatars to replace even older starter avatars (that you can still find in your inventory’s Library > Clothing > Initial Outfits folder).

Then in November 2015, we superceded all of those with a new batch of “Classic” avatars using “system” bodies that are easier to customize, partially in response to Resident requests pointing out the inflexibility of the all-mesh bodies.

The blog post goes on to say that with the introduction of Avatar Complexity (ARC) project it’s made creators more aware of balanced content in Second Life. The lab talked about how recently with the roll out of JellyDolls has again helped raise awareness of ARC and how it’s helping to control the resources the viewer spends rendering other avatars.

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LL Listens to Mentors! New “Classic” Starter Avatars!

For the last year or so, those of us who frequently help newcomers to Second Life have complained about the all-mesh starter avatars.  They can’t be adjusted with the Appearance sliders, can’t wear traditional layer-based clothing, and when a newbie does manage to detach the mesh body, they often leave the alpha mask layer on and disappear entirely.

This is all very confusing to a new resident, to say the least!  A lot of the newcomer help areas have developed signs and tutorials to help explain this situation and persuade newcomers to switch to one of the older, “Classic” starter avatars, which are much easier to customize.

Now Linden Lab has (finally!) come to the rescue.  They’ve added a new series of Classic starter avatars, and they are available at the “Choose Your Avatar” page during the signup process.  These new avatars are part mesh, where mesh makes sense, but they respond to the Appearance sliders, and can wear clothing layers.  Not only that, but they look great too!

Check out the official blog post here: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/New-Classic-Avatars-are-Now-Available-in-Second-Life/ba-p/2976888


Previously posted by at Across The Grid With Lindal Kidd!. Visit http://acrossthegridwithlindal.blogspot.com/2015/11/ll-listens-to-mentors-new-classic.html for original post.