Sunday, April 22, 2012

dark and filled with beauty, all it took was one lonely kiss

To date, so far, this is the most incredible, fantastic thing I've seen at Fantasy Faire this year:

(from the Charity efforts album)
I mean, damn. Now that is an avatar. She was impressive as hell.

(from the Charity efforts album)
Don't misunderstand me, either--this wasn't a camera trick. She really was that big. Figure the standard size of those SLRFL kiosks, and then find the one in the picture, for an idea of the sheer scale of her.

(from the Charity efforts album)
Still don't believe me? Here's the long shot: each one of those pedestal rotundas was easily three stories high, if not more. The rotunda she's standing beside, the main entry point for The Tides, also has a lower story that's partially submerged. You can just make out the top of the kiosk in the standing water if you look carefully.

She dwarfs that entire pedestal, and the one beneath it. I am deeply, deeply impressed.

Nom nom nom nom babies? Because seriously, she could have if she wanted to.

Laufey Markstein, the fellow behind Trident, put out a shipwrecked dragon boat for his section of the Faire:

(from the Charity efforts album)
And it is, of course, beautifully detailed, and if I owned my own sim, I would so buy one for it.

(from the Charity efforts album)
And I don't know what he did, but whatever it was, they're not letting him out to do it again.

Okay, so this particular entry is light on content, but it's to prepare you for the next several entries, wherein I finally break down all the pictures I've taken in CaleCraft and try to make them make sense, several days after the taking. But I'll try to lay them out in somewhat chronological order. We'll see how it goes.

In the meantime, enjoy Fantasy Faire, and remember--even if you do no more than toss ten Lindens in a kiosk, enjoy the wandering through the sims. The sponsors have gone all out this year, it's beyond impressive, and yes, I do believe for much of it, a mesh viewer will be required. Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

Her outfit was pretty nice too.

Wonderful day.

Emilly Orr said...

Her hair was from Truth, her outfit was from Deviance, and her eyes were sized up from Yabusaka's petite avatar eyes. The avatar itself? Well, several people have seen this and decided to write her, so we'll see what they say.

Icterus Dagger said...

Hows does an avatar that big "work?" Was she moving normally or just flipping between poses? Very impressive, true!


Emilly Orr said...

In the Tides sim, she wasn't moving from her position next to the beam-in hub. She was moving through animation sets, but as far as I know, she doesn't wander around.

There's apparently been a pun intended...amount of interest in this lady and her avatar. While she's informed a friend that making a functional avatar this size is problematic beyond all reason, she is planning on working out a slightly smaller mesh version and setting it for sale in her store. So look for it there.

Edward Pearse said...

Ah. I was wondering how it might have been possible until you mentioned "mesh". Some years back I bought a "giant AV" kit which used vehicle physics and a very large primmed AV. Might not have been quite as tall as Miss Quixote but it was close to 30 metres tall. I'd certainly be interested in a mesh form. You could prim it over with some good robot pieces and wreak havoc on the steamlands :-)

Emilly Orr said...

Indeed you could--and I think that's why it's so fascinating. In large part (...again, sorry, didn't mean that), it's just a big avatar. But considering before the advent of mesh, all larger-than-average avs were entirely prim work--and, good or bad, looked it--this presents a whole new vista of exploration.

Even the Petites--at least, the ones directly descending from the Yabusaka originals--seem to have the same figure, the same face. We can visually dismiss them as trinkets, as animate toys. But her avatar, I reacted to as another person, which is fascinating, considering she never spoke and never moved from her stance beside the Tides hub.