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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’s YouTube video.
  • Customer Service Questions: If you have any questions about this AO, it would be best if you looked at the designer’s 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’s website for a detailed post. You can also click over to Vista’s YouTube video.
  • Customer Service Questions: If you have any questions about this head, it would be best if you looked at the designer’s 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’s 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.

My Style Credits:
Shape: Vista-Zoe Shape by Strawberry Singh
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – 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 – Angel. 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 – Cosmos (Glitter) by Satomi Masukami (Equal10)
*AO in video: VISTA ANIMATIONS *HUD 5.33*ZOE FULL BENTO-V1 by Vista Barnes

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