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LAQ Scarlet & Rebel Bento Mesh Heads

LAQ Scarlet & Rebel Bento Mesh Heads

Today I will be talking about two Laq bento heads that were released a few weeks ago, Scarlet and Rebel. Both of these come with motion capture animations, just like their previous bento heads Rina, NeveNyxLuluJadeGaia and Ana.

I’ve done videos for both heads where I’ve tried different skin appliers and showed a bit of the HUD, but first here is some information about them:

  • Price: Laq heads cost L$5000 and the DEMOs are free. Both are available at the LAQ mainstore.
  • Main HUD: They come with one main HUD that has three tabs; features, mood and looks:
    1. Features: The features tab has options to hide certain parts of the head, neck size, skin tones, freckles, wrinkles blush, eyebrows, lashes, hairbases, lipstick and eyeshadow. All of the skin and cosmetics sections also have a tinting option available for each layer.
    2. Mocap: The mocap tab includes 17 motion capture animations. The moods at the top can be selected as your default animations. The expressions you choose to play below will go back to your default mood if you have one activated. You can play animations individually or choose several to play at random. The poses button pauses animations for photos. The talk button underneath the expressions will enable lip movement when you are on voice or typing in chat. The auto expression syncs with the SL animations that can be found in animated furniture etc…
    3. Looks: In the looks tab, you can save your favorite skin and makeup combinations for easier access in the future.
  • Skin & Body Appliers: They come with a skin available in the HUD in 7 different tones. You can pick up matching body appliers at the LAQ mainstore for varying prices. I picked up the Maitreya body appliers and they cost L$299 per tone.
  • Motion Capture Animations: They are animated using real life movements and these animations come with the HUD and are available in the main HUD. LAQ has a youtube channel and a 10 minute video where they showed how these animations work in detail.
  • 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.
  • 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 at the top of the features tab.
  • 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.

Watch my video about Scarlet on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/4enItETf0ug

The skins I tried on the Scarlet head in the video are:

Watch my video about Rebel on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/kuzvwg6PCHA

The skins I tried on the Rebel head in the video are:

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 made shapes for both of these heads and once I release them, they will be in my marketplace store and I will link to them from here.

StrawberrySingh.com Scarlet Shape

StrawberrySingh.com Rebel Shape

I have released both of my shapes for these heads and they can be found in my marketplace store.

Style Credits for Scarlet:
Shape: StrawberrySingh.com Scarlet Shape by Strawberry Singh
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: LAQ Bento – Motion Capture – Scarlet by Mallory Cowen
*Skin Applier: Laq Scarlet (comes with head)
*Eyes: LAQ ~ Bento eyes [Green] by Mallory Cowen (come with head)
*Hair: TRUTH / Halona Updo by Truth hawks (Uber)
*Dress: ISON – tina dress by Harry Hyx (c88)
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Papiliones by Leti Hax
*Necklace: CHAIN – Love Choker by MazyChain
*Ring on right hand: Zaara : Kasita finger-harness by Zaara Kohime
*Ring on left hand: EarthStones Sweetest Romance Bridal Wedding Set Bento
*Background: Mesh India Dual Background by Karthikeyan Engineer
*Pose: GingerFish Poses – Voltage by Tracy Redangel (POSEVENT)

Style Credits for Rebel:
Shape: StrawberrySingh.com Rebel Shape by Strawberry Singh
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: LAQ Bento – Motion Capture – Rebel by Mallory Cowen
*Skin Applier: Laq Rebel (comes with head)
*Eyes: LAQ ~ Bento eyes [Green] by Mallory Cowen (come with head)
*Hair: TRUTH / Makena by Truth hawks (Group Gift)
*Dress: Baiastice_Rachel Dress by Sissy Pessoa (flickr)
*Necklace: CHAIN – Liu Choker & Necklace by MazyChain
*Ring on right hand: Zaara : Kasita finger-harness by Zaara Kohime
*Ring on left hand: EarthStones Sweetest Romance Bridal Wedding Set Bento
*Background: Mesh India Dual Background by Karthikeyan Engineer
*Pose: GingerFish Poses – Voltage by Tracy Redangel (POSEVENT)

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