(Lots of shoe HUDs! from various brands in SL)
My lil’ shoe review where I commented that a HUD was challenging to use, caused some rage yesterday, so I thought I would try to to skin-match the easy way. A reader suggested that I should use the preset notecard, that came with the PixelMode Fae Wedge shoes, and get a “perfect match in less than 2 mins” so let’s see!
Left: Preset C: 22, 27, 87 | Right: My own (it took a lot more than 2 minutes, but I like the match better)
The skin I’m wearing is Laqroki in Fair tone. So I checked out the suggested Skin Tones Code for this skin, it was LAQ Fair Glow: C: 22, 27, 87. This is the reason why I don’t like suggested preset info. It comes close, and it is definitely helpful, but how one person sees color in SL depends on a number of factors (their Windlight settings, monitor, or own eyes?). But the preset didn’t work for me, and so I used the HUD, like I normally do for most shoes and work out my own setting.
My comment that the Pixel Mode was challenging caused the creator to accuse me of picking apart every product, which isn’t true. CHALLENGING does not mean IMPOSSIBLE. Obviously, I know how to use the HUD, I just personally found it challenging.
1. Calling for full use of one’s abilities or resources in a difficult but stimulating effort: a challenging course of study; a challenging role for an inexperienced performer.
2. Absorbing; intriguing: a challenging idea.
Translation: it took effort, which I put into, to try and get a better match, and present your product in a way that’s flattering/doing it some justice. I really could have worn it with the suggested preset, and have gray feet, but I don’t like gray feet. 🙁
P.S. I think the Pixel Mode HUD is beautifully designed, but beauty does not always translate to easy.