Friday, April 4, 2008

Fantastic ape avatar - Who made this?

Second Life is a misery tonite... Now I've crashed, and logins have been disabled. :( This would be bad news most any time, but tonite it is terrible because I had just discovered the most astounding avatar.

All the info I know:
His name is apes later, and he rezzed today: 4/4/2008. He doesn't speak... at least not to me. I found him at Privateer Space, and he was going through a series of precision animations with a long baton. The animations were perfection. But look at this avatar! Sadly, I was just about to film him when I crashed, and this is all I have.

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I tried to inspect his face, but could not. Is this a skin on an ape's shape? Who made this? The effect, I have to tell you, was mind-bending!

One more shot, sadly a poor one... but I will post it here to give you a better idea.

apes later


Anonymous said...

SO rad! must... find... out!

Thaumata said...

I have no idea if it's the same person but I met an ape that looked a LOT like that ages ago, but he was wearing a space suit and when he typed, he had an overrider that looked like a keyboard attached to his forearm. It was fantastic! I hope you find out!

Anonymous said...

Aha, I believe I recognize that primate as the work of Ripped Winkler. Last I heard, he was selling them at his store in Sanchez, but that was last September. And yes the animations that go with it are amazing.

Anonymous said...

I saw one of mk's friends wear an ape AV recently. The clothing was different but the face was the same. I'll try to find out more when logins are enabled again.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if this is the same skin, but there's a wonderful and free monkey skin at the main store of 'about.' With the right clothes, the effect can be amazing.

The eye attachment / glasses I do recognize, they're Vision Enhancement from 'AVZ.'

Both the monkey skin and those glasses have been written up at SecondStyle Men ( ) in the past month. Significantly, Express, who blogged about the skin, implied that covering the skin's eyes significantly transformed the effect it had on people. Vision Enhancement is a good choice for that!

I don't know about the crown/horns or the rest of the equipment though. The pose and staff remind me of things I've seen at Discord. I'd love know where those matte black boots come from -- very smooth.

Bettina Tizzy said...

Thank you! You guys **so rock**. To wake up and find all these answers was sweeeet. As soon as all the planets align and it is possible for me to log in... I'll go investigate, now armed with your great info. When I do have it, I will post an update.

Anonymous said...

u find it here

nax :-)

Anonymous said...

i mean here:

Bettina Tizzy said...

Well Naxos... I didn't even have to log in to solve that puzzle! LOL. Thank you <3

Now we've confirmed via you, Jamma and Jurin (Twitter) where the avatar comes from, and via Mr. Oh, where the glasses come from. We still need to find out where those incredible animations/staff come from, and for Mr. Oh, it would be nice to know the origin of the boots and clothes. I think I need to learn more about Ripped Winkler's work! Finally, because you cannot dangle a mystery in front of me and not have me fixate, who the heck is apes later? :P