An update of the Exmachina Davide full bento avatar automatically landed in my inventory yesterday. I allowed the box to acclimatize for a bit before unpacking it. This time around 4 different versions of the body are included in the box: one with and one without a head and both of those again but in a 64 bit version, whatever that means. I tried the headless body first with a Catwa and Akeruka head but they didn’t really fit, so I put on the 64 bit version with its own head.
The previous version started glitching and having a problem that I vaguely remember as “stack heap collision errors” (that might not be the correct term). Basically whenever I logged in wearing the body, I would experience this error and a whole arm would be in a different skin than the rest of the body. The same would happen after every TP and on top of that issue applying omega skins had become a big no no. I have been playing around with skins on this new version for a bit and so far there don’t seem to be any of these issues. The Ivar skin from 7 Deadly S[k]ins is a particular favorite of mine on this body and especially on the face. The nipples don’t line up well and there are strange shadows on the lips, but apart from that the boyish freckled charm works very nicely. Applying the hair base and extra body hair was a bit of a kerfuffle, but after playing with some options in the hud (shell masking and tattoo layer tinting) I finally got it. The hud has been made a lot more compact, which is a good thing, though it has made some of the text very small, but there is a resize button so you can enlarge it till your weary eyes can read the fine print. There are also a couple of facial animations now and you can finally blink, which is a good thing, because if you can’t close your eyes, your eyeballs will pop out whenever you sneeze. That’s why Cher is afraid of pepper mills these days. One more face lift on that one and she’ll have a beard, but I digress. The Exmachina full avatar is 3940 L$, which does make it a more affordable option than for example a head and body from Signature (7000 L$) or the combination of a Belleza body with a Catwa head (7990 L$).