I was on hiatus around the time Strawberry Singh did the first “What’s your digits” blog. I saw her blog about this years What’s Your Digits and decided to jump on in. Especially after going through her Flickr group and comparing shots from last years participants versus this years, it’s quite interesting to note how some have dramatically changed, or some have altered just a little to accommodate mesh.
Strawberry also asked a few question in her blog so here goes:
How has the introduction of mesh affected your SL, if at all? Are you open to wearing mesh often or do you still shy away from it? I felt a tad like a noob to be honest. I had taken a long break from SL around the time SL was first even mentioned, let alone introduced in to SL. So I missed all the testing phase of ironing out bugs (if there were any) and the whole OMG MESH IS HERE free for all. So upon returning I was surprised to see someone wearing what I assumed was a sculpted item only to see it bend with them. Needless to say I tried to inspect them and failed so started asking questions and was introduced to the wonders of mesh. Now I wear it as much as I can. I do still mix and match though with sculpted clothing items or simple clothing layer only. I’m not going to rule out everything that isn’t mesh because not ALL stores are swapping over to mesh. I myself am a content creator and have yet to get my head around making mesh. So I see it this way…why stop giving other stores sales just because they don’t have mesh? Maybe they can’t make mesh (like me) but their items are still fab.
Have you changed your shape to fit into mesh? If so, did you go bigger or smaller? Yes and no. I have gone through a dramatic shape change over the past 12 months just because I wanted a new lease on SLife and wanted everything new, including a new me. So over that time I have bought and demo’d all the different sizes until I was finally happy with my shape. Which by the way I was totally STUNNED at when I used the Avatar Ruler. 6’2″ ?!?!?! and I get called short (while I am wearing mesh feet in the photo, I didn’t have a shoe base on so that is my standard height shown) pffft. Anyway back on track…..with my shape the way it is I find I fit in the Medium range of most clothes. Even though the stores that advertise they use the “standard sizing” I sometimes have to go up a size to make it fit. There are times I will try on a demo and I see potential, but I just don’t fit into their size range. This hasn’t stopped me purchasing though. I have a number of mesh items that I have had to make my own alpha layer for so that it went just that little bit higher or wider etc and covered me up. If the demo in a medium doesn’t fit I will always try the large (I seem to be a ‘plus size’ avatar yet I think I look too skinny sometimes). There is only brand of clothing that I buy that I will adjust my shape for and that is simply because of the quality of items. But I am always far to big for a medium and far to small for a large. So I settle for the mediums and I adjust here and there and save a copy of my new shape in the folder of clothing.
Do you think the mesh deformer will resolve a lot of the issues people seem to have with mesh and will it encourage you to wear mesh more often, if you don’t already? I’ll be totally honest, I had no idea what the mesh deformer was until I clicked the link in Strawberry’s blog. I’m not with the ‘in crowd’ on all things mesh, so I missed the info on this one. Again, to be honest….I started reading saw that it went on forever and gave up after about 10 lines. but I got the idea of what they are introducing. If it does come about I can see the benefits. Will I go out and buy more mesh because of it? Probably not. I mean yes it will greatly help when you fall in between sizes but it’s not going to make me wear it more.
Skin: Aura – Winterfell Faun (2011) – Snow
Eyes: :[The Plastik]: – Vaele Collection://Timeintense *MESH*
Hair: /Wasabi PIlls/ Aria Mesh Hair
Feet: SLink Womens Natural Barefeet *MESH*
Pose: Purple Poses – Wall Poses #5