As the debate between mesh lovers and mesh haters continues, the newest topic seems to be the mesh head.
As I’ve stated before, I am not a huge fan of mesh heads.
When they first came out (or I became aware of them, at least), most of what I saw looked strikingly similar.
In fact, there are a couple of occasions I can think of where I thought I knew someone (based on their appearance and their AO), and it turned out it wasn’t them.
I generally have nametags turned off, so thank goodness I can use radar to see if they are really who I think they are.
That would save a lot of embarrassment in RL. 😛
Anyway, the mesh heads that I have tried always seemed to have a ‘pinched’ look about the mouth that I don’t like, because I don’t think it looks natural.
So, I have yet to purchase a mesh head.
When Lelutka came out with their line of mesh heads, I was sorely tempted.
The heads looked similar, but I could see small differences.
Again, however, I just couldn’t do it.
It’s a significant investment for me, and I don’t want to jump the gun, hop on the bandwagon, or any other cliché.
I did like the fact that you could adjust a few of the sliders.
The Lelutka heads have become popular and there are now tons of skin and makeup appliers available for them – another consideration when purchasing.
In fact, I was just at an event yesterday, and there is a makeup applier that looks like Madonna back in her “Like a Virgin” days.
If you take a look at the Flickr Stream for the Lelutka heads, you can see that they do indeed look different with different skins, makeups, and hairs.
They still just don’t ‘do it’ for me.
Then I saw an ad for a new mesh head from Logo – the Alex.
The look of this head seems much more natural to me, and something I could see myself wearing.
A head that I could feel like myself in.
I hurried over to the store and tried the demo, which I did like very much.
Unfortunately, it currently only works with the Logo skins, which I don’t own.
So – no go for me. 😦
I did see on a forum where there may be appliers for the head coming shortly.
If that is true, I will have to think long and hard about whether to buy one.
I keep secretly hoping that Maitreya is working on one, since I already own their mesh body.
Then it would be made to work with my body (I would hope!), and I wouldn’t have to worry about more appliers and skins in order to use the head.
Whatever your position on mesh heads, I wish that people would stop making assumptions about those who disagree with their opinions.
(I wish for the same thing in RL, and it doesn’t happen there either, unfortunately.)
If you like mesh heads and you wear them, great!
I’m happy that you found something you like and enjoy.
But don’t assume that because I have said I don’t like mesh heads that I am stupid, poor, or lazy.
Remarks like those have nothing to do with the actual issue, which is people’s opinions of mesh heads.
I think it’s the personal attacks like those that upset me the most – just because someone has an opinion that differs from yours doesn’t mean that they are stupid, and what on earth does their financial situation have to do with anything?
Let’s hope that everyone can take a step back and cooler heads can prevail. (See what I did there? 😛 )
On a related note, Maitreya has come up with a genius idea for dealing with the different alpha cuts necessary for different clothing, which I hope fervently that designers begin to adopt.
Imagine being able to wear an item of clothing and have the clothing automatically pick the right alphas for your mesh body.
It’s not perfect, but it’s sure a lot easier than what I’m doing now!