Monday, December 29, 2008

Bella 2 Hair

This is almost exactly like Bella, just a big longer. The hair length is almost the same length all around, a bit layered and some shorter bangs in the front.
I used the flexy curled textures put onto cylinder prims instead of flat prims again. I'm always trying different approaches to see what can be done. This way does require more prims, I tried to get it to 120 but ended up at 127 prims. So that is quite high. Lower and the hair is just too thin in my opinion. Higher and there is more lag. I did my best trying to find a good balance.
One advantage I did find using these prims instead of flat ones, was the lighting seemed to enhance the hair more and give it more realistic highlights. Flat prims seem to catch the lighting all at once making it look flat at certain angles. It's tough to describe. The disavantage of the cylinders is the amount required to fill in all of the gaps so its not too thin.
I will price this at 225L again, except the first week up to Saturday Night, it will be 100L. I like to do this for those who like to buy the new releases as the come out.

Enjoy the hair. I plan on making a Amy III using the same textures as the Bella styles.

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