But then I realised that the avatar skin is actually very nice and even has good face detail - I didn't realise until I took the head off, because most prim-avatar creators don't bother detailing the face. So I decided to be a purple fairy like my friend Lola instead. I had to tint the hair and dress just a smidgeon (they were more pink than purple) but finally I had a result. I found the location while doing the Steam Hunt and it just seemed to have lots of fun photo opportunities for a fairy, also I wanted to showcase the sim because it's so awesome and I had a lot of fun exploring and doing the mini-hunt for extra items; the hunt is over of course but you can still have fun with all the fantastic creations at the Epic Toy Factory.
Incidentally I couldn't use lighting and shadows because they made the transparency of the skirt texture show up like an invisiprim against my legs - bizarre, since invisiprims themselves fail to show under these settings. I'm not sure what was causing that; it's a very old skirt and possibly uses a form of transparency that everyone has stopped using. Very peculiar. If anyone has any idea what is going on there, please let me know!
(There were lots of different carousels but this was the only one I didn't break by sitting on it!)
|Easter egg - all MINE!|
|Riding the Easter Bunny Carousel|
|Sob - stuck in a bubble!|
|Giant flowers - or small fairy?|
|Scrying for who will come see my post|
|Champion, the Wonder Humminghorse|
|An octopus's garden neath the waves|
This last shot was in an environment which seemed tailored to the Steam Hunt so I don't know if it will still be there, underneath the factory; I hope so, or else I hope she puts the Ents somewhere else. You can just see one floating to the left of shot, a sort of cross between a dryad and a mermaid with floating, willow branch hair.
Location: The Epic Toy Factory
Windlight: Sky - [TOR] Foggy - sad purple; Water - [TOR] Watermelon Juice
Purple tulle dress by Allana Dion, from Yadnie's Junkyard (a freebie warehouse)
L&E 'Estampie' medieval slippers (lavender) - these require NO invisiprims or alpha masks
DellyBeams Pink Sapphire Garnet jewellery
Skin by Tekeli-li from the Starspawn Voidcaller avatar
'Butterfly Caught' hair by Burning Chrome, from a past Crazy Ass Hair Hunt
*TSM* Craze eyes - c3 darkpurple/green
Pixeldolls (Pixelmuse) Fairy - Winter Plum wings
Alady Island free prim lashes & Linden lash killer alpha mask
Using a DOLLCOCO facelight for these shots; normally I have no truck with facelights and love the way lighting plays on textures throughout the course of a day, particularly with the new system (try jewellery just before sunset - it sets it on fire, no need for fullbright, glow or bling!) but with these windlight settings I needed that extra touch of brightness.