Say… Aaaaahhh….

Last year I did a quick "how to emote in Second Life" tutorial, and I still see a lot of people searching for that entry so I thought I would mention it again today.

It's been several years since I've joined SL and we still don't have new facial expressions, what's up with that? Why can't we have emotions that DO NOT SUCK. For example, I just want to smile or frown while having my avatar's eyes relaxed and not exaggerated into ugly expressions. Is that too much to ask for?

How to emote:

1. Press CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+D, to bring up the Advanced client menu
2. Go to Advanced -> Character -> Slow Motion Animations and click to enable it
Motion Animations is a feature that slows down animations on your
client only, so others will not see this but it is useful when trying
to capture dances, emotes, poses, etc.)
*note: Don't forget to
uncheck Slow Motion Animations once you're done using it, otherwise
animations will look too slow on your client.)

3. Play with the random expressions on the Emoter and snap away!!

My favorite emoters are built into the Mysti-Tool HUD by Mystical Cookie.

These are fun to play with but I still think there should be a way for residents to make our own or at least have more control over the facial expressions.

Posted by gogo

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  1. Its really sad, I agree. I have one expression attachment that lets me do an “embarrassed”. It keeps my eyes open, and does a cheesy grin. I also like playing two expressions at once. Now those are some good expressions!

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