In my previous post I combined an older Catwa mesh head (Victor) with the Signature Gianni mesh body, because someone made a comment on one of my posts that this combination is a “total disaster” because of the unsightly neck seam. While I agree that we’ve got better options these days that give us an invisible neck seam, I thought “total disaster” was putting it a bit strongly. Today I’m repeating the exercise with the Catwa HD Pro George mesh head, which to date is the only male head they have in their HD Pro line.
For some reason I’m noticing the neck seam more today, especially from a certain distance and on the back of the neck when the mesh head is casting a shadow. I went back to the previous combo (Catwa Victor & Gianni) and noticed the same thing. It’s the kind of issue that some people are trying to solve by telling you to change your WindLight™, because sure enough, in some WindLights and from some angles you can hardly see the neck seam at all. I’m still not calling this a total disaster, but it definitely leaves a lot of room for improvement. The Gianni body includes two version: one with a “default neck” and another one with an “SL neck” and it doesn’t appear to make any difference which one I use, the result is the same.
I guess anyone with a preference for the Signature Gianni body and Catwa mesh heads is going to either have to live with the (sometimes very) visible neck seam or move on to something else. At Catwa I saw a neck blender tattoo by Izzie and I tested it, but whatever difference it made was negligible. I haven’t been using this body an awful lot lately, but the commitment the creator has shown to keep it up to date and the professionalism of the Signature website is highly commendable. I think I’ll try a combination with a Lelutka head and maybe one with an Akeruka head too and pay close attention to the neck seam. To be continued…