Today, we are pleased to announce that a brand new set of ‘default’ avatars are now available.
You’ll find them in two places, as part of the new Resident registration process and inworld, in your avatar’s Library inventory folder.
For some time now, we’ve had a very dated set of avatars available during the registration process, at Secondlife.com, for new Residents to choose from when creating an account. Now, thanks to the work of five top-notch Resident designers, we can offer new Residents a look they can be proud of from the minute they login.
Without further ado, we’d like to acknowledge the tremendous work of:
Adam n’ Eve
who made this possible. If you have a chance, we highly recommend visiting their in-world locations to check out more of their creations. You can also see an image of the new Default Avatars, as well as information on their creators, in the Second Life Wiki.
Each of these avatars was specially made for this project, and includes the outfit and any gear shown. What you see now is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In the coming weeks, we hope to include even more new avatars to be swapped in and out of the avatar selection part of the registration process. Each of the new avatars represents a different style, to appeal to the widest possible number of new users. (A fixed number of avatars are available for selection during the registration process, so we’ll try to keep changing up which are available.) Watch for the new avatars!
And now, if you would like to try out one of the new avatars yourself, we have, hot off the presses, a special Torley video tutorial demonstrating how to swap avatars using your choice of these new avatars inworld! ENJOY!
View or download mp4 version of the tutorial.
Smaller file (lower-quality and fuzzier):
Library > Clothing
There, you will see a folder for each of these featured avatars. Simply drag the folder on to your avatar to experience a new look. In each folder, you will also find a notecard from the designer with information about the avatar and a landmark to the designer’s Second Life store. Show them your support!
And, as a special bonus for all Residents, we’ve included 4 extra avatars that are only available inworld, in your avatar’s Library folder.
We feel strongly that by giving new Residents great looking avatars, we can provide a compelling and fun introduction to Second life for all.