I’ve talked to some people that are considering buying a mesh head. Some… not that many.
I am finding a number of people want to keep their ‘look’. They want a mesh head that will let them duplicate their classic head’s look. Sort of a don’t-change-my-face thing. Similar to the Standard Size thing… people wanted THEIR shape, not a standard shape.
I’ve worked on my look for a LONG time. Every 3 or 4 months I do some tweaking. So, my look has changed over the years. I thought I was keeping it pretty close to my 2008 look, just better-quality skin. But, I’ve been told not so much…
I’ve only been working on this new head’s look over a couple of days.
I have found out in the process that distance and lighting have a BIG impact on how I see my avatar. Of course, the skin is a BIG factor. I just didn’t realize how much distance affects the look.
I use the CalWL setting anytime I need to match some colors. It brings out details, a challenge for those of us with dark skin. It minimizes shadows too.
On distance, 2 or 3m away seems to be a good distance for comparing. As I get the camera closer, the lens warp gets worse and the face is misshapen. But, being close allows one to see detail and small change. I think the Appearance Editor uses a decent compromise on distance.
The images here show my faces up close and at a distance. I think the faces look more similar at a distance, less camera warp.
Whatever the case, I’ll likely be tweaking for some time to come.