Saving My Face

So, before reading this post, read about Second Life to get an idea of what I’m talking about.

For a long time, I’ve been trying to get my avatar (below) to match my face. You can go two ways in SL – be fantastical or be yourself. I’m currently lazy, so I opted for the second. The avatar below is the closest I could get to myself with the usual SL sliders.

A week or so ago, I got an awesome idea: put an actual picture of myself on myself. Here’s the steps

1) Put a box on your head.
2) Set the entire box texture to transparent
3) Drag an appropriate picture of yourself on the front of the box
4) Adjust


I’m happy that it actually matches the clothes I’m wearing. The picture is very high resolution, so it takes a while to load.

I’ve been getting a ton of questions about it lately, and actually showed someone how to do it in the SL Explorer’s Sandbox last night, so I making a post to make sure I can take credit for it, before it spreads like a wildfire throughout SL.