Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Interview with the Vampire

I decided to go with the guy hair in Interview With the Vampire. I'll actually potentially call it Interview too. This pony tail with end up not as tight/close to the scalp as Ashlee and the tail with be a bit more curly. I'll probably take at least two weeks for this, I'm not rushing hairstyles like I did a couple of years ago.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ashlee realistic hair lined ponytail with shape shown

My first and main concern with this hair was how many avatars will it fit. I sent out some prototypes to the Jolie Femme update group and had some positive replies.
I am still concerned. This hair will not fit everyone even with the resize script and my best effort. For that reason, please try the demo first. The demo contains the resize script and can most definitely be made to fit beforehand. I would even keep track of the numbers before making the main purchase to make things easier.
I also included the shape shown in the photograph, called Ashlee also. I actually made this shape months ago for my own use, but her it is for free out of the box to fit with the Ashlee hair. It is a short heighted avatar compared to other 7 foot ones out there.
The scrunchie in back is also scripted with colors and textures including plaid colors. I love the plaid!!
I spent several weekends on this project and hope it turns out the best way possible for the most customers possible. Thanks for the prototype tester's too. I almost gave up on this and I hope there isn't any issues with too many customers buying hair that doesn't fit.

Please please please, demo first!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Over 3000 textures???

Over the past three years making hair, I've ended up with over 3000 files on my PC just for hair. I know I had a lot, but didn't think it was that many.

Why so many? I use a lot of different textures on different styles. Often times each style has a new or a couple of new textures and take that times 50 colors per style. Often times I end up uploading 100 textures for new hairstyles which amounts to 1000 Lindens in upload charges. That doesn't count the sculpt maps which is what I mainly use for static pieces of hair.

Now I have a headache just thinking about it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Creative Block

I tried all weekend to come up with something fun to make and couldn't do it. So it may be a bit for another hair style to come out. I just can't make anything without really putting my heart into it. It might be the time of year too. It just too depressing outside, too cold, and stuck in the house for months due to the cold. Yuck! Ideas are welcome as always as always.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Amy III with flexy curls

A customer requested a style similar to Amy I and II but with the curls found on Bella 1 and 2 styles. So here it is.
I thought this would be quicker to make, but it still took me a couple of days.
The claws are included once again as they are in Amy I and II.
I'm glad I made this, it turned out well. I still ended up at about 113 prims.
I don't normally do requests, I get too many or they take too long and the person who requested it just happens to never buy it or finds something else. I think that's just completely normal since the person requesting it doesn't really want to wait for long and usually with SL being as big as it is, there will always be something that a customer is requesting somewhere. I did this anyways as I really wanted to do it.
I'm glad I started using these curls again, they just look better in some lighting that the other flat prim look just can't do. Finer hair will still need the flat prims.
Thanks for looking.