During the various conversations that were happening at The Spot after the monthly sardine-can event was over, I heard someone talking about the matter of custom avaters, and that some people might go to one or the other person who makes a custom avatar to your specifications for HiFi… and I got to wondering:
Just who all in our midst DOES routinely make custom avatars to order? I do remember one guy at one of the previous, weekly open meetings was talking about how he’d gotten his particular, distinctive, furry avatar made for him, but was lamenting about the fact that certain recent changes under the hood kept breaking his av and he had to go back and have it tweeked by the maker to fix his av so it would work again. (Hopefully THOSE sorts of inconveniences are over with. Mind you, it sounded like the trouble was some uniquely complex feature of his particular avatar that kept getting broken in world.)
It would make sense if there was a list of go-to people for those who want a custom av made for them for the price of a budged videogame or the price of a DVD/bluray. Anything like that out there? I for one would love to have an approximation of my appearance on SL and the opensim, but made specially for HiFi, and with the ability to swap out between a couple different versions of my usual outfit (i.e. my distinctive atomic-orbits symbol on a blue t-shirt, and some thigh-length shorts for warm weather vistas, and a version with long-sleeve shirt and ankle-length pants for cold weather vistas, and maybe me in a blue speedo with the atomic-orbits symbol on THAT.) I’ve been patiently waiting for the day when one could quickly adjust a human-like avatar in a simple avatar-maker front end to look like one’s preferences (or plug in the slider details from one’s SL Appearances pane and have it convert THAT into the equivalent parameters for that HiFi avatar), and that there would be a standard clothes system for that avatar, but figured that might still be a year or two off. But, heck if I could get an avatar of my preferences made NOW, for $20 or $30, with the purported means of readily storing it such that it shows up for people as needed, from the HiFi cloud for cheap or free, or from my local Domain server folder. I’d be happy to go for it, and I figure there’s many others who would, too.