I just learned today from the Free*Style blog that the Genus Project, a major Bento head retailer in Second Life, is giving away a free version of their Strong Face model of female avatar head, which is Bento (fully adjustable) and supports Bakes on Mesh:
The Free*Style blogger, Helena Stringer, reports:
You can try to fight the horde that are grabbing Skin Fair Heads, or you can join the in-world group, which is free to join, and grab the head out of the notices: secondlife:///app/group/b153906f-38dd-0dd6-d327-345bef9f446e/about
They have also reduced their heads by 40% until an undisclosed time.
Thanks, Helena! I would also very strongly advise you avoid the doubtlessly jam-packed sim where the Genus Project store is located. It will be an exercise in frustration.
Instead, join the GenusProject group for free (just copy and paste the above link into local chat in your SL client, and it will generate a group join link), and pick up the free Strong Face head from the group notices. The title of the notice you are looking for is: Support from the Genus Project team, and the head will be an attachment to that notice that you can click and download into your inventory. Group notices expire after two weeks, though, so please don’t wait too long!
The package includes:
- the Genus Strong Face head itself and a head alpha;
- a modifiable default shape (which should be your starting point);
- Genus “jaws” (I assume that this is the teeth for inside the head);
- a Genus neck fix;
- Genus eyes and an eye alpha;
- a Universal Setting HUD in two sizes (big and small);
- a Basic Animation HUD in two sizes (big and small), and a variety of animations;
- a Genus skin applier in three skin tones: Honey, Toffee, and Brownie, and four hair colours: Blonde, Ginger, Brown, and Black (a nice bonus!);
- a Frequently-Asked Questions notecard.
Happy freebie shopping!
P.S. I will add this news to my ever-expanding, ever-popular blogpost on free and inexpensive mesh heads and bodies for female Second Life avatars.