The first chapter of So You Wanna Be A Virtual Supermodel deals exclusively with creating your own female Second Life shape with ideal body proportions. It’s crucial to have a well-proportioned and attractive avatar to model in Second Life, but I often see models with odd shapes!
In the book I’ve used my own shape to demonstrate modelesque measurements. In this tutorial, I’m going to apply these measurements to different female body types: an extremely tall runway model, a petite and curvy shape, and a plus size shape.
In So You Wanna Be A Virtual Supermodel, I go into quite a bit of detail on using Second Life’s Appearance sliders to balance your shape. If you haven’t picked up the book yet, it’s only L$500 on the Marketplace. For this tutorial, I’m just going to share a couple of basic concepts to get you started on making your own, well-proportioned shape.
In addition to measuring your overall height in feet/inches or meters, your avatar’s height can be expressed in heads. This concept might be already familiar to you if you’ve learned to draw people, ie.. through a life drawing class or lessons on illustrating for manga or graphic novels… (Read the rest of this tutorial here)