Signature has been a Second Life brand for many years now. They used to release some excellent skins and they have previously released a female mesh body named Alice and two complete male avatars named Anthony and Franklin. Now, on Friday February 26th they have released a new male mesh body named Gianni.
I have been playing around with Gianni on my male avatar, Manberry, for a couple of days now and I really like it. Here is some important information about it:
- The body is available for purchase at the Signature Mesh Avatar mainstore.
- The price is L$3000 and the DEMO is L$1.
- It comes with hands and feet as well as neck gradients that are modifiable, a shape and a choice of two alphas.
- This body is Omega compatible with skin, tattoo and clothing appliers.
- The HUD is very detailed and shaped like a smartphone. It has four sections: Body, Layers, Skin and Limbs.
- The Skin section of the HUD has a choice of 12 skin tones to choose from along with a tinting section so you can match your favorite skins if they don’t have appliers yet.
- The Body section of the HUD shows the Alpha channels, and alpha save slots. I think this is the first body I’ve seen with so many alpha slots so hopefully it should be easier to wear clothing with it.
- Appliers and Clothing for this body can be found in the Omega Gents Flickr Group since this body is Omega compatible. In case you get the female body, there is also an Omega Ladies Flickr Group.
- For technical support and CSR questions, please contact Mona Delpiaz or Raph Dirval.
Here is a little video I’ve done where I go into a bit more detail about this body: (and yes I actually did talk about guys being able to touch their penises in the last minute of the video, sorry about that lol!)
Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wYm6GuMHIdc
All in all, I really like this body. Aside from the little tattoo glitches that I showed you in the video (which I hope will be fixed in an update soon), the only issue I have with it right now is that there are no good appliers for it to match the mesh heads. Hopefully that will change in the future. It is a bit bulkier than the SLink Physique male mesh body, so if you thought that one was too slender for you, you may want to give this one a try.
UPDATE – 03/05/2016: There are a few updates I wanted to add.
1. Signature has sent out an update to the limbs section in the HUD, now there are many more hand positions. It should be automatically sent to you if you hit the update button on the HUD.
2. I also wanted to mention the tattoo glitch I spoke of in the video. There actually is no glitch. The layers are in this order: body, tattoo, underwear and then clothes. The body layer=solid skin texture, the tattoo=blend tattoo texture, underwear layer=mask texture and clothes layer=mask texture. If you have an alpha blend texture on your body tattoo layer, each of the other superimpose layers should be in alpha mask mode, meaning they should be dark blue on the HUD. So basically, if I want my tattoo to show up, I need to make sure the tattoo layer is white (in alpha blend mode) and the others are blue.
I hope all of that makes sense as I do not know how to word it any better. If you are still confused or having any other difficulties with the body or HUD, please make sure to contact the Signature owners for assistance as I probably won’t be of much help. Thank you.
What Manberry is wearing:
*Mesh Body: [Signature] Gianni – BODY – v2.3 by Mona Delpiaz & Raph Dirval
Skin: ~Tableau Vivant~ Lucis Skin – Tone 07 D by M4ri1yn Magic
Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Coffee by Ikon Innovia
Hair: Dura-Boy 23(Dark Brown) by chiaki Xue
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Deneb by Leti Hax
*Jeans: Cold Ash NEVADA Jeans by ColdAsh
What Strawberry Singh is wearing:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE v1.5 by JadenArt
*Skin Applier: Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Kat Appliers by Aida Ewing (not sure if still available)
*Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Hazel by Ikon Innovia
*Hair: booN Lab.004 hair (Materials) by boo Nakamura
*Mesh Ears: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5 by kikunosuke Eel
Rings: Izzie’s – Celestial Midi Rings silver (Maitreya) by Izzie Button
*Jumpsuit: Blueberry – Loud – Jumpsuit – Maitreya by Blueberryxx
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Karak by Leti Hax