Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Slight Delay...

I'm afraid that I'm not going to have the Moose Sweaters up for sale today, as I'd planned. Sigh.

There were a zillion things happening on Sunday, and Monday is my day off, so I sat down bright and early today to get the Vendor shots done for the sweaters.

The shots with the female model went as smoothly as can be expected, but when I switched into a male AV, and started to get ready to show the sweater on the guy, I realized there was a problem.

Because of the way the Skirt dives into the back of the male avatar, you could see his jeans where his sweater ought to be.

After some experimenting and playing around with things, I decided that the only way to really fix this is to make a Jacket that can be worn over the Sweater, with solid sweater colors below the waist. Just using the Jacket instead of the Shirt won't work, because you can't make the Jacket bulky. It's always going to look like it's painted on. So I'm afraid that guys will have to wear both pieces.

I also had to make the sides of the Skirt a tad more "poofy", because at a Poofy setting of zero, the pants show when the avatar moves. Using the Jacket it's not quite as bad, but there's a white line in the sweater at that point, so as the Avatar moves, the white appears and vanishes, which is still pretty bad. (I couldn't make the line match perfectly in the various avatar shapes, so this seemed like the best solution.)

So now the package is going to have skirts for both Men and Ladies, as well as Turtlenecks for both, and a jacket layer. Ah well, Ladies can wear the jacket if they want the sweater to come a little farther over their wrists, so I suppose it's not entirely a bad thing.

I'll come back and post pictures when I have them. Right now, I'm working on getting the jackets made for the 17 sweater colors I did.

Perhaps I should have done fewer colors, but they were just so much fun to do!


Anonymous said...

3 Words for ya, Robin, "Perfectionist at Work!" Now I know why I love your creations so much :)

Marianne McCann said...

Oh ya. Everyting is jes so! Which is why it is what it is, too! :-D

Robin Wood said...

Thanks! (I think. :D )

And I prefer to think of it as "careful craftsmanship" rather than "compulsive perfectionist."

It just sounds so much better!