Or “How I got my shape right for my new Bento head” 🙂
I’ve been watching the revolution in Bento with keen interest. Slink and Maitreya Bento enabled hands are fantastic (I have both), and some of the wings available? Oh my!
Ever since Bento was released and offered us the opportunity to shape a mesh face how we wanted it, I’ve been keen to get one (to be honest, mainly so my eyelashes look right! lol) Over the last few months, I must have tried twenty different demos from creators such as Catwa, Laq, AK, and GA.EG, but I couldn’t find one that I could shape so I would still look like myself. My biggest problem was I couldn’t get my eyes right.
However, two weeks ago, GA.EG released a new model called Jennifer, and Aeon pointed it out to me as she has Barbara from the same creator, and saw the announcement. Within 20 minutes of working with the demo, I had a very good feeling that this was going to be the one for me!
Working with the demos, most creators recommend you start with the included shape, so the first thing I did was copy their demo shape, and set every slider except the ones to do with the face to my measurements.
Then I created this evil looking device…
This is actually a pose stand (the base is out of the picture below). While I posed on it in my normal system shape, I adjusted all the little cones so they would touch strategic parts of my face. Then I changed to the mesh face and shape, and started playing.
Here’s a picture so you get the idea…
This turned out to be a huge time saver as I could look at a demo, pose on this, adjust some sliders, and know nearly instantly if the demo had any hope at all of matching my system face. Not only that, it got me close enough to where I wanted things to be that I could then take a photo on a normal pose stand and without moving the camera, change to the demo. take another photo, and then do a comparison in Gimp. I did comparison photos from both the front and the side. Hundreds of them 🙂
While I’m still playing around a tiny bit, especially with the eyes and eyebrows, I got close enough with Jennifer that I pulled the trigger and bought it. Here’s a before and after picture. How do you think I did?
- Bento Head: Jennifer by GA.EG
- Shape: Blue’s Fantasy