Vision has a lot of meanings. Today I’m going to talk about one particular definition.
the act or power of imagination; b (1): mode of seeing or conceiving
Today I’m not only going to show you my progress, but try to share my vision.
So, Compared to a couple of weeks ago, the boot has grown a lot vertically. While not much more than an extension from the ankle in the Z axis, a lot of effort has been put into shaping the leg, creating a sense of material through creases and bendy parts, and laying the foundation for the details to come.
So you can see what I have, now the vision part. forget everything you see! 😛 As this is not the final boot. For one, the top is way too ‘fat’ compared to the rest of the leg right now. This is because I’m still working on the proportions. I had to make the top match up to the SL avatar, and now need to propagate the changes down. I kind of hate the SL avatar, it has very fat and ugly legs. I’ll show you what I mean:
Even the strongest woman doesn’t have a huge muscle on the front of her calf. And well the rest, bleh. I’m sure you say, ‘why not just scale down the avatar to fit the boot? And I can’t do that for one very good reason. I want this boot to fit all avatars, using a technique that can make mesh scale. To do that I must have my default boot size on the default avatar. So this is a real opportunity to improve the leg via my boot, even though it means a lot of pain graduating my perfect leg into LL’s imperfect body when they meet. But I digress…
In addition to all that, I have a lot of features yet to be added. The top of the boot, forget it. I have a whole other top planned. Something like this:
This will allow for the fact the avatar leg is so overly fat, but still be stylish. And yes, that means there will be laces down the front, too.
I have a channel cut where I plan to integrate that. The \/ cutout gives an idea where that will be.
As well there’s a few straps I want to add, most notably in these 3 locations:
Also some various other details. So I hope that gives you a bit of the mental picture, or ‘vision’ I have for where this is going. And I didn’t even get into textures and the like ;p May as well save something for later discussion, yes? Until then.
EDIT: I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the Review my mask got: http://slfetishfashion.blogspot.com/2013/01/harsh-cryptic-mask.html ^.^