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Watch Realistic Avatars Powered by Oculus & Vive Interact in High Fidelity

Previously posted by at New World Notes.

I meant to blog this video last month, but it’s still worth a watch — two impressively realistic avatars, one powered by a Vive user, the other by an Oculus user, playing tic-tac-toe (kinda sorta) in High Fidelity: High Fidelity’s…


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See the Future of Avatars in One Jaw Dropping Reel

Previously posted by at New World Notes.

Seriously: 2016 AICP Sponsor Reel – Dir Cut from Method Studios on Vimeo. You might swear these are people underneath elaborate costumes, but they’re actually data of motion captured people beneath layers and layers of further code: Our aim was…


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Hamlet is Hungry for More Bento (Avatars) – Who Has Some?

Previously posted by at New World Notes.

Project Bento has been available for general user testing since late May — that’s Linden Lab’s codename for much-anticipated Second Life skeleton extensions which greatly expand the expressive range of avatars — but since then, I haven’t seen many user-made…


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Cute avatars @ We Love Roleplay June Round

Previously posted by at UniKeStyLe.

Next round of We Love Roleplay has also some cute creatures (Avatars) made by Titans Store, in a smaller size compared with a average avatar, different colors and also comes with a hud to change your eyes color!

Left sideTitans – The Nuubie – Caribbean Blue Available @ We Love Roleplay /June/2016

Right side Titans – The Nuubie – Desert Sky Available @ We Love Roleplay /June/2016


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Extremely Articulated SL Avatars Now Available for Testing

Previously posted by at New World Notes.

The Project Bento viewer is available for download here for general user testing — that’s Linden Lab’s codename for much-anticipated Second Life skeleton extensions which greatly expand the expressive range of avatars: Wings that actually flutter more or less naturally,…


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Men Who Create Avatars Modeled on Their Real Life Wives/Girlfriends — Vice’s Fascinating, Disturbing Story

Previously posted by at New World Notes.

“Men Are Working Out Their Issues By Playing As Their Lovers and Exes in RPGs” by Cecilia D’Anastasio depicts a fascinating if often sexist and disturbing form of avatar-based roleplay: Creating an avatar which resembles the user’s real life wife…


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Vice Reporter Wants to Interview People Who Play Avatars Who Look Like Their Real Life Lovers

Previously posted by at New World Notes.

Cecilia D’Anastasio is a reporter with Vice Motherboard who’s written some excellent posts on avatar identity, such as this one on a Second Life user named Veronica Sidwell, and she wants to interview some folks for a future piece with…


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Watch High Fidelity Translate Real Time, Motion-Captured Finger Movement to an Avatar’s Hands

Previously posted at New World Notes.

I recently wrote a smartass post about how High Fidelity supports motion capture of real life finger movements to an avatar’s fingers — now watch how impressive this really is: Video (and hands!) via High Fidelity’s Chris Colins. So yes,…


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Watch The Next Generation of SL Avatars Come Alive

Previously posted at New World Notes.

Do you want an avatar with Uncanny Valley-crossing levels of realism and expression? Of course you do, of course you do. Let SL avatar master Strawberry Singh show you how it’s done through the latest user-made avatar enhancements. In fact,…


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Sephora Virtual Artist for Second Life Avatars?

Previously posted at Moni’s World.

I was looking at Facebook, and I found this website where Gina Mei tries the Sephora app that lets you apply lipstick to your face. Well, a picture of your face that is. I downloaded it, but it didn’t work on my Android for some reason. I then found further down in Gina’s blog post the link to Sephora Virtual Artist, and was able to upload my photo.

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Two tips to keep in mind:

1. The site seems to favor JPEGs over PNG files, so keep that in mind when taking pictures, and
2. Try to have a natural nude lip (no lipstick on the skin). I first tried to use this with a slightly tinted lipstick on, and I could not get the SVA lipstick to apply properly to my lips. It was a LOT easier once I took it off.

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