LAQ Athena Bento Mesh Head

After doing my poll the other day I’ve had a few people suggest that I try live streaming the mesh heads and see if I can keep them short and if I can, then perhaps continue to do them that way. I will try and do that for the next few heads and see if that works.

LAQ Athena Bento Mesh Head

Today I will be blogging about the LAQ Athena head. The Athena head was released at the Uber event and will be available there until mid-September I believe. After that, it will be available in the LAQ mainstore.

In April 2018, LAQ changed the way they sell their bento heads. They are now selling their main bento HUD separately and you only need to purchase that one time. After that, you can buy as many LAQ bento heads as you like, they will all work with that one single HUD.

Here is the latest information about LAQ bento heads:

  • Head Price: LAQ bento heads are all now only L$1500 each and are available at the LAQ mainstore. The main bento HUD and the skins for the heads are both sold separately. The main bento HUD is L$3000 and only needs to be purchased once for all Laq Bento heads.
  • Skin Price: The skin for each head is sold separately for L$990 for all tones.
  • Body Appliers: You can pick up matching body appliers at the LAQ mainstore for varying prices. At the moment they are on sale for L$25.
  • Omega Compatibility: The skin, tattoo, eyebrows, hairbase, eye makeup and lipstick layers have Omega pre-installed, so no system kit is needed. You can wear any Omega applier of your choice on these head without any relay hud. I’ve been told that the new heads don’t have omega pre-installed and you need to purchase the Omega System Kit for it.
  • Motion Capture Animations: To get the animations to work on the head, you must purchase the main bento HUD, which is sold separately for L$3000.
  • Customer Service Questions: If you have any questions about this head, it would be best if you looked at the designer’s profile, her name is Mallory Cowen, to see how she 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 LAQ updates inworld group to get news, updates, and assistance from the other group members.
  • Other LAQ Bento Heads: Other LAQ Bento heads that I’ve blogged in the past are: VivienSandyPoppyZahraLeiaSkyeScarletRebelRinaNeveNyxLuluJadeAna, and Gaia.

I will live stream a detailed video about this head on my YouTube channel Tuesday at 5am PDT:
https://youtu.be/2cWMrez8qAY

A list of the skins I will try on in the video:

  • LAQ Athena
  • LAQ Zahra
  • Glam Affair Violet
  • theSkinnery Sofi
  • YSYS Kiki

Now some information about the main bento HUD:

  • Price: The main bento HUD is available by itself for the price of L$3000 at the LAQ mainstore. Any of the LAQ bento heads will work with this HUD and they will all only be L$1500 each.
  • Tabs: The HUD has three tabs: features, mocap and looks:
  • Features Tab: The features tab has the most amount of options:
    • Hide/Show: Check or uncheck the face tattoo or ears to make them hide or show.
    • Eye fx: This feature adds shading and eye reflections on a separate layer from the eye itself. This way, shading and reflections stay intact even when your avatar looks around. Your eyes will also reflect light in the evening. You can turn this feature on and off and play with its opacity.
    • Mouth: You can turn both mouth layers on or off to hide or show the lipsticks on both layers.
    • Neck: You can turn the blender on or off and also pick your neck size to match up with your mesh body.
    • Skin: This tab has a link to the Laq mainstore where you can pick up a skin for your head. The skin for each head costs L$990 for all tones. You can also clear the skin in this tab as well as tint it.
    • Tattoo: There are 5 tattoo layers giving you the option to apply 5 different kinds of tattoos on your head. You can also control the opacity of each layer as well as tint them. It comes with free mole, blush, freckles and wrinkles.
    • Brows: You have a choice of 4 brow tones as well as an option to tint them. You can also control the opacity and clear if preferred.
    • Lashes: There are two lash options in which you can control the length and opacity on both the opper and lower lashes separately. You also have tinting and masking options.
    • Hairbase: There are 6 hairbase colors along with tinting and masking options.
    • Eyeshadow: The head comes with 3 eyeshadow layers giving you options to apply up to 3 layers of shadows and liners. You can also tint and control their opacity. It comes with 7 free shadows.
    • Lipsticks: There are 2 lipstick layers so you can apply up to 2 lipsticks. You can also tint and control their opacity. It comes with 7 free lipsticks.
  • Mocap Tab: The mocap tab includes:
    • 4 moods
    • Blinking, 2 parted lips and 2 smiles.
    • 16 Expressions and still poses
    • Talking animation – gets triggered when typing in chat
    • Furnitures – syncs with animations that can be found in animated furniture
    • Stop All – stops all animations
    • Lock Neck – locks your neck in a certain postion
    • Eye Movement control – Link your eyes, free them and also turn on mocap eye movement
    • Teeth – Hide upper and lower teeth, choose out of 4 styles and tint.
  • Looks: In the looks tab, you can save your favorite skin and makeup combinations for easier access in the future.
  • Customer Service Questions: If you have any questions about this head, it would be best if you looked at the designer’s profile, her name is Mallory Cowen, to see how she 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 LAQ updates inworld group to get news, updates, and assistance from the other group members.

Here is the video for the LAQ main Bento HUD:
(style details for this video at this link: LAQ Skye Bento Head)
https://youtu.be/trBuQwn-YwQ

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 as soon as I release it, I will link to it from this post.

StrawberrySingh.com Laq-Athena Shape

I have released my shape for this head now and it is available in my marketplace store.

My Style Credits:
Shape: StrawberrySingh.com Laq-Athena Shape by Strawberry Singh
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: LAQ Bento – Athena 3.05 by Mallory Cowen
*Skin Applier: LAQ Athena Skin by Mallory Cowen
*Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Brown by Ikon Innovia
*Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Nana hair by M4ri1yn Magic
*Top: Maitreya Bali Boho Blouse by Onyx LeShelle
*Panties: Maitreya Bali Boho (Monokini) Bottoms by Onyx LeShelle
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Splendor by Leti Hax (coming soon)
*Jewelry: Zaara Shairi Color by Zaara Kohime
*Pose: GingerFish Poses – Chill by Tracy Redangel
*Background: =Mirage= India Wall Unit – Version 2.0 by Spooky Mistwallow

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