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Vista Zoe Female Bento Head & Bento AO

Vista Zoe Female Bento Head

Vista Animations has released a new female bento head named Zoe. They have released a new female bento AO named Zoe as well. Both of these work very well together because Zoe is the first bento AO with finger and facial animations. They are both sold separately for L$2000 each, but are at a promotional price of L$3500 if bought together.

I have made two different videos for both the head and AO. But first I’ll share some information about them and then embed the videos below.

Information about the Vista Zoe Bento AO:

  • Price: The price of Vista Zoe Bento AO is L$2000. It is available at the Vista mainstore and their marketplace store. You can try a DEMO of the head at the mainstore.
  • Style:¬†A calm and elegant AO which has breathing effects for more realism.
  • Motion Capture:¬†The AO has been created using motion capture and combines three systems: one for the body, one for the face and one for the fingers.
  • Facial Animations:¬†The bento facial animations will only work properly with Vista bento heads, due to different rigging in other bento heads.¬†A version with no facial animations is also included in the folder so you can use the AO with non-compatible heads without issues.
  • Versions Included:¬†These are all the versions of the AO that are available in the folder:
    • V1 – standard size avatar
    • V1 NOFACE – standard size with no facial animation
    • V1 XL – curvy avatar
    • V1 XL NO FACE – curvy avatar with no facial animation
    • As an extra, they have included a full bento cigarette, which¬†overrides the AO. (3 stands, 1 sit and 1 walk smoking animations)
  • Animations Included:¬†These are all the animations included in the AO:
    • 21 stands
    • 7 walks (1 priority 3 for use with handbags, pets, etc…)
    • 6/5 sits and grounds
    • 1 run
    • 1 crouch
    • 1 crouch walk
    • 1 jump cycle
    • 1 flight cycle
    • 4 gestures
    • 5 Dances
  • Selectable Stands From Menu:
    • CALM: 7 stands that are more calm
    • MODE1 All the AO stands
    • MODE2: Business Stands
  • More Information:¬†For more information about the Vista Zoe Bento AO, click over to¬†Vista‚Äôs YouTube video.
  • Customer Service Questions:¬†If you have any questions about this AO, it would be best if you looked at the designer‚Äôs profile, his name is Vista Barnes, to see how he¬†prefers to be contacted for customer service issues as I will probably not be able to assist you with that.
  • Other Vista Bento AOs:¬†Other Vista Bento AOs that I’ve blogged in the past are: Esther and¬†Miriam

Watch my video for Vista Zoe Bento AO on YouTube:

Information about the Vista Zoe Bento Head:

  • Price:¬†The price of the head is L$2000 and the DEMO is free. Both of them are available in the Vista mainstore and their marketplace store.
  • Omega Compatibility:¬†This head is omega compatible, and you can use the same omega activation HUD they had for their hands. You just need to attach the HUD, activate the omega and then apply your omega skins and cosmetics to the head. You can pick up the Vista Omega kit on¬†marketplace for L$99.
  • Shapes, Brow Bases & Alpha layers:¬†The head comes with 8 shapes and 2 brow bases. Brow bases are from YSYS & ND/MD and the shapes are from YSYS, ND/MD and Vista. It also comes with 1 alpha layer which you must wear to hide your default SL head.
  • Rigged Eyes & Teeth:¬†The head comes with both rigged eyes and teeth.
  • HUDs:¬†The head comes with two HUDs: the main HUD and the Personalize HUD.
      • The Main HUD¬†has 3 circular tabs which you can click to access all the different settings of the HUD:
        1. The Save Slots Tab lets you save 5 configurations of skins and cosmetics to access your favorite looks with just one click. There is also a tinting section in this tab which lets you tint all parts of this head including: skin, hairbase, eyeshadow, brows, lipstick, tattoo and lashes.
        2. The Skins and Cosmetics Tab comes with many options for skins, cosmetics and more:
          • Skins and tones:¬†from 3 different creators:¬†YSYS, ND/MD and¬†7 deadly skins, along with a shimmer slider to add shimmer to the skin.
          • Eye shadows and lipsticks:¬†several options from the creator¬†ARTE, also with shimmer and blend sliders.
          • Lashes:¬†3 different options for lashes
          • Hairbases:¬†5 tones for hairbases
          • Brows:¬†5 tones for brows with a blend slider
          • ¬†Tattoos:¬†5 different tattoos with a blend slider. Tattoos include blushes, freckles and more
          • Teeth & Tongue:¬†4 options for teeth including normal teeth, buck teeth, gap teeth and vampire teeth. 4 tongue color options.
          • Alpha section:¬†gives you the option to hide your ears, teeth and scalp.
          • Lacrimal:¬†gives you 2 color options for the Lacrimal caruncle and the option to hide it.
          • Neck size:¬†5 neck size options offered.
          • Eyes:¬†this section gives you 8 color options for the eyes with bumpiness, shininess, glossiness and intensity options and sliders.
        3. The Animations Tab comes with options for moods, expressions, blinking, talking, mouth positions, eye positions and more. More information about these below and I’ll also share the priority animation level for each section.
          • Moods:¬†12 mood options available with a priority level 1.
          • Expressions:¬†27 expressions available with static options so you can take pictures of the expression. Expression animations have a priority level 3 and static animations have priority level 4.
          • Save Sequence:¬†3 save slots for animation sequences.
          • Blink:¬†2 blink options and an off button with a¬†priority level 2.
          • Talk:¬†2 talk options and an off button with a¬†priority level 4. This talk button only enables text chat triggers. For voice chat triggers, you must activate the gestures in the folder.
          • Mouth:¬†4 static mouth options and an off button with a¬†priority level 2.
          • Eyes:¬†6 static eyelid options with an off button with a¬†priority level 2. Also comes with an eye position area to control which direction you want your eyes look. You can turn off the eye position as well.
        4. Pose Button: A static pose to make your body stand still while you play with the HUD. Has a priority level of 3
        5. Gear Button: When you click the gear button you get the following options: update, redeliver, manual, reset all, reset HUD and reset head.
      • The Personalize HUD¬†lets you customize this head using full perm textures to create your own skin and cosmetics for the head.
  • More Information:¬†For more information about Vista Bento heads, click over to¬†Vista‚Äôs website for a detailed post. You can also¬†click over to¬†Vista‚Äôs YouTube video.
  • Customer Service Questions:¬†If you have any questions about this head, it would be best if you looked at the designer‚Äôs profile, his name is Vista Barnes, to see how he¬†prefers to be contacted for customer service issues as I will probably not be able to assist you with that. You can also¬†join¬†the Vista Bento Head‚Äôs Friends inworld group¬†to get assistance from the other group members that also own Vista products.
  • Other Vista Bento Heads:¬†Other Vista Bento heads that I’ve blogged in the past are: Diana and Lia

Watch my video for Vista Zoe Bento Head on YouTube:

These are the skins I tried on in the video:

For more of my mesh head reviews and videos, click over to my Mesh Heads Category on my blog and my Male and Female Mesh Head Playlists on my YouTube channel. I have also created a page with a list of all mesh body parts that I have blogged.

I have made my own shape for this head and once I release it I will link to it from this post. Vista-Zoe Shape

I have released my shape for this head now and it is available in my marketplace store. (UPDATE ‚Äď MY SHAPES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

My Style Credits:
Shape:¬† Vista-Zoe Shape by Strawberry Singh (UPDATE ‚Äď MY SHAPES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
*Mesh Body:¬†Maitreya Mesh Body¬†‚Äď Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: VISTA BENTO HEAD ZOE V.1 by Vista Barnes
*Skin Applier: YSYS (comes with head)
*Makeup: (comes with head)
*Eyes: Avi-Glam Jewel Eyes by Kendra Parfort (Shiny Shabby)
*Hair: #Foxy РAngel. by Liza Broono (flickr)
*Gown: JustBECAUSE Evelyn Gown by Annie Melson (FaMESHed)
Rings: (Yummy) Delicate Ring Stacks by Polyester Partridge
*Tiara: EarthStones Fleur Tiara – White Diamond (MESH) by Abraxxa Anatine
*Background: FOXCITY. Photo Booth РCosmos (Glitter) by Satomi Masukami (Equal10)
*AO in video: VISTA ANIMATIONS *HUD 5.33*ZOE FULL BENTO-V1 by Vista Barnes


Strawberry has been a Second Life Resident since 2007 and a Linden Lab employee since 2019.

5 thoughts on “Vista Zoe Female Bento Head & Bento AO

  • Elora Lunasea

    The Vista heads are great. First, I love the look of the faces. Second, the HUD is easy to understand and use. Animations are fluid and natural. Got Zoe a when it first came out and it’s now my favorite, inching out other creators heads that I’ve been using for years.

    Can only get better as more appliers become available for her (although it being Omega compatible helps)


  • I like Vista hands, but What prevents me to buy Vista heads is mainly the weird asymmetrical eye blinking. There are other minor issues, but that one is the most apparent.

  • tabbithajane resident

    Hey there Strawberry and Strawberry fans! I just wanted to get it out there that there is further reason to go ahead and try the new VISTA ZOE AO and head (as if there were not enough reason already). You can actually get the ZOE Bento Head and the ZOE Full Bento AO for the combined price of L$2650 if you shop inworld and use the Customer Loyalty Card! With the Platinum discount we get an additional 25% off of the already discounted price of L$3500 for these two products combined. For anyone who does not know. You can pick up a card for free from the kiosk found just outside the VISTA ANIMATIONS store in-world. Wear it and your discount amount will be shown at the top of your screen. Then you purchase your product from the little buttons on the display that display your matching discount amount.
    When I first wore my Customer Loyalty Card, it said I had a GOLD discount, which is already 20% of or L$2800 for the head and the AO combo. But, I was already “in the market” for some more couples dances for me and “The Mister”. So I bought a couple of dance packs. Next, I removed the loyalty card and added it again, and it had changed to PLATINUM! Wow! A whopping 25% off! Hope this info helps someone else, like it helped me, to “jump off the fence” and try out this really beautiful head and AO. >^,,^<
    <3 Tabby <3

  • ByteDreams Slade

    Good basic intro tutorial you made for us. thanks. my concern with the head that wasnt covered in the tut was using 3rd party appliers for skins and makeups. it gets a bit confusing when creators do things like hairbases that extends to neck, brow and blush areas. (yes, already purchased)- seems most 3rd party hairbases target the tattoo layer and they hairbases that come included have to be hidden or turned off. the scalp edges are extended by using blush or brow layer, and neck. I am having hard time controlling these layers (applying n’tinting and what is useful about skin upper and skin lower) and hope you can do a tutorial covering them. thanks and best wishes – Byte.

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