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23 August 2012 @ 11:48 am
The new me  
So, since January when Adar switched from his old Luskwood dragon avatar to a mix of two Kinzart Kreetures dragons I've been DYING to make a switch to Kinzart as well. I rather like us having avatars that match in the same artistic style, Anthro X, my current Avatar didn't have a dragon he liked. Problem. Kinzart didn't have a housecat!

But it was in the works. And was released over the weekend! So once I returned home from a trip to my parents for my mom's birthday I went and picked up my usual white housecat and prepared to get to tinting!

Slurl to the Kinzart main store.

Problem! The area around the eye, which is the "blinking" part, won’t keep the tint, when the eye blinks it goes back to white! I had the same issue with the recent Luskwood cat update. When I informed Luskwood folk of this it got fixed right away, as it was a script error. Kinzart, are working on it and it may take a while according to them. Which is understandable as they really pushed themselves HARD to get this update out. 52 coat patterns/colors!

So, I decided to try a different coat pattern. Those 52 coats are all real life colors, no wild pink or purple kitties yet. I am hoping that either some moders will put out some pastel colors, or that a second coat release of the "wild" colors will come once the creators have had a bit of a break. As I said they really pushed themselves to get those 52 coats out! They rather deserve a break!

Among the shades that was put out was a creamy tan shade in the various coat patterns. The patterns are Standard Tabby, Mackerel Tabby, Bengal, Marbled, Siamese, Calico, and some others that I can't remember. I showed Turlock and Adar the various patterns, neither liked either of the tabbies, I was not going calico or Siamese, and we all liked the Bengal and Marbled coats.

I took screen shots of the vendor display so I could hem and haw over the two coats without tying up a vendor. This also allowed me to send them to Ambrose for his thoughts.


In the end, I decided to go with the Marbled! So here is the new me!

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Whenever the tinting bug gets fixed I may switch back to being a single cream color though. But no idea when that will be. And I am VEERRYY tempted to see just how much it would cost me to have a custom skin/prim texture work done to match what my Ren faire characters coloring is, which is pink/purple with vines and columbine flowers on it. Likely an arm and a leg though. Not at all sure how this coat is going to work with my traditional going purple for relay either. Here's hoping for more wild colors in that case!

I got used to the spots and strips very quickly, it’s the face shape that I am still getting used to. It's a lot more narrow then either of the past avatars I have worn. I won’t however, be going back to the Anthro x kitty you all have been seeing me in.


I can wear some brands of RIGGED MESH HAIR with the Kinzart kitty!

Look! Wearing Truth's Brandy Rigged mesh hair!

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Now the hair could set a bit wider on the face for my taste, but that is something that should get fixed if/when they ever get the rigged mesh deformer working. But HEY this is a HUGE thing for me as it is. It's not enough of a problem to make the hair unwearable, I do know I'll have to grab the demo of hairs to check the fit first now.

And now behind the cut, some shots of me in my undies showing off various features and more babbling about the things this new avatar has.

First up, the tail, and this is the first default came with the avatar tail that I really LIKE, most times I don't. The only issue I have in truth is the alpha conflict the fluff on it causes with my wings. But eh..I can deal. It wide, fluffy and has four positions. Up, down, curl left and curl right. Up's kinda hard to see with my wings though.

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I really like the curl front position, its kinda sexy.

now for a better look at the skin/coat. I am rather in love with the coat textures, it looks soft and petable while still being, well a flat skin! Oh and a better shot of the tail in raised position.

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I didn't take photos of them all, but it has a variety if face expressions, eyelid states and mouth positions. The hud is SUPER easy to use, one of the best I've seen.

It also came with prim hands, but I have never liked those so took them off. I rather like that even under the prim hands the hands have paw pat texture on them!

Tail was modded to add my jewelry. Left off the flowers and the butterfly this time as you have to add it to each tail position and rename it, and that was more work then I felt like doing at the time!

Now, the great hair resizing gets to begin as well. Doing it on a, when I wear it, bases.

But YAY I can wear some mesh hairs now! wootage! This makes me very happy.

BTW If I switch to a one color coat if they get the tinting issue fixed it'll just happen, no big announcement like this :P
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Rowan aka: The Seticat: cat - woe-cat - cluegirlseticat on August 24th, 2012 05:39 am (UTC)
Where do you find your hairs? I'm currently 'wearing' the Tokushi Bastet [http://www.slarf.org/tokushi-bastet/] but the provided hair is skimpy and I want to dress it up a bit. I can't seem to use any of my regular mesh hairs - they 'stick' themselves where the human head would be, not on my cat head. :{
Fae kitty of Roses and Columbine, on Secondlifesoftpaw_sommer on August 24th, 2012 06:19 am (UTC)
Until this post I have not worn a rigged mesh hair. All the other hair you see me in is normal flexi sculpted hair,. As Rigged mesh hair can't be resized or the prims moved around, the recent surge in it being made recently is costing us furs. All my normal hair you see me in has been resized and some prims shifted to look good on me.

Magika has started making their rigged mesh hair in a larger size that will fit SOME furs but not all. It was still to small for my anthro X kitty which has a smaller inside head and a wider prim head.

The kinzart kitty is narrower in the face, and the human head is sized to fit some rigged mesh hair. comes with an alpha layer so you don't see the human head at all!!

You can also try messing with the size of your human head and then re-positioning all the kitty parts on it, but I found that it doesn't work that well, as only one slider affects the hair size. And that tends to just make it go higher, not wider.

Rowan aka: The Seticat: gen - autumn-candles - tyger_tigerseticat on August 25th, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
We *really* need to find a furry creator who's willing to make mesh hair.

I think I've got a couple of Magika hairs somewhere. I'll give them a try.

NOTE: Nope - they don't fit either. Ah well, back to adjusting prim hair.
Fae kitty of Roses and Columbine, on Secondlifesoftpaw_sommer on August 25th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
It's only been the last two or three magika styles that has had the larger for furs size.

The problem with making hairs to fit furries is every brand and every species head is a different shape and size!

I just wish so many designers hadn't switched to making mesh hair nearly exclusively!
Rowan aka: The Seticat: cat - cookie - xkurie_eleison.seticat on August 25th, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
Yeah - it's almost enough to make me try my hand at making hair myself.