Belleza Venus: Worth the Wait?
They’ve called off the protesters at the old store. Belleza’s Venus mesh shape has arrived. Odd that developers haven’t heard anything about their applications for adapting their designs to the new shape, but plenty of people can try out the demo or just go ahead and plunk down four grand in lindens if they’ve managed to hold off on investing in Wowmeh, The Mesh Project or Slink Physique. I was adding up the Slink avatar enhancements that would be an equivalent to what you receive from Belleza in one nicely integrated package and it’s about even. You get eight hands, four feet, plus the body. It’s even got a version of the body to go along with your Slink appendages, although it’s not offered separately for less.
I’m drawing the line at purchasing this one as I already have TMP and Physique. It’s tempting but I’m dead broke. So I’m once again shooting the demo, which is not as obnoxiously branded as Physique was. The body itself is all about personal aesthetics, so look at these naked fronts—there’s a back coming when I show the HUD system:
Above, size 44 and 33g48, the profiles flattening out just like the system shapes do. Second pic, size 88 and 66g30—gravity is worth working with these tah-tahs. Belleza skin tone number 4 used in these pics.
The HUD system for this shape is excellent, the best so far, taking advantage of being a holistic system rather than sewn together. A tab system keeps it all pretty simple and easy to work through.
You have Info at the top, which takes you to a variety of sources of information on Belleza social media. The Alpha HUD provides a variety of ways to handle making your body invisible under that mesh outfit.
The Skin functionality is very impressive, storing appliers, so like the TMP Stylemode, you aren’t clicking through your inventory for something.
Nipple control is managed along with push-up and natural. The boobs take on that torpedo attitude that distinguishes TMP. This begs the question of whether skin appliers will have input on these options. I noticed the prim nipples sometimes glitter with the skin showing through due more to the nature of the system shape than a fault of the designer.
This goes away, I suppose, when you use a second-party HUD.
It’s not easy to distinguish the icon with what hand gesture you actually get, but given time, this will work wonderfully, no doubt. To not have to go into inventory to change these gestures? Sweet!
I have no idea what’s coming next, but if you held out from going mesh, this Venus is very tempting and has done a very nice job of integration in the HUD system. However, the development side has suffered, so now you’ll be waiting for designers beside Belleza to show what they can do.
Shape for poses is my personal creation set with breasts at 55.
Destiny 3 m pose (hands) and all others with red background by Bounce This (TDR special)
Lucid Eyes in Sapphire by IKON
Random Arc hair in Devilish Red by Find Ash
Belleza’s new store