Just in time for Christmas, Tokushi releases an another avatar with a few Christmas additions. But true to the Christmas spirit, Tokushi chose this endangered Australian Marsupial as the subject for Avatar Creation. Additionally, 30% of the proceeds from purchases of the avatar will go towards Charities Preserving Bilbies from December 2008 until March 2009.
Out of the Box
- Includes both male and female shapes and hair types
- Includes a feral animation override
- Includes festive antlers
- 4 Tail types
- A plain Bilby tail ment for walking upright
- A plain Bilby tail with the Feral Animation Overrider
- A festive Bilby tail with bells attached (with included sound effects)
- A festive Bilby tail with bells attached(with sound effects and Feral Animation Overrider)
- Sculpted eyelids including 4 optional states of open
- 3D moving eyes
- Random and set finger positions
- 3 Muzzle expressions
- Moving jaw with typing and speech
- Color changing eyes
- 7 eyebrow expression options
Build and Skin
Every attachment on this avatar are mostly sculpted as per Tokushi’s standard, meaning that that the organic as a whole should look very organic and smooth. The avatar does exactly that; with an avatar that has features that replicate that of real Bilbies.
The Shape is petite, staying in line with the size of Bilbies, which is more akin to a rabbit than a dog. A rarity with many avatars, however is the inclusion of both male and female shapes, as well as hair for each sex.
Texture-wise, the textures are the usually high quality we’ve become accustomed to with Tokushi; no discrepancies or mismatchings in patterns or colourings. The avatar comes in a number of different colours; ranging from exotic colours to more natural tones.
The feet are well sculpted and can be used both with the included digitigrade legs, or plantigrade for usage with normal pants. Given that the feet are better suited for use with the complementary digitigade legs, one may need to have wider pant leg bottoms for use with the feet. There’s really nothing much to say about the attachments and the tail, as they’re equivalently done as well as the legs and feet.
The head is the most important, defining piece of this avatar. Right off the bat, this avatar is easily identified by those familiar with Australian fauna. The ears are long and well sculpted, much like the muzzle, which is smooth and well sctulpted. The muzzle itself comes with multiple facial expressions, (A smile, a neutral face, and a frown). Additionally, the mouth will open and close while one is typing or using voice chat; so the Bilby looks engaging ina conversation. Compared to most Tokushi avatars, the eyeballs are not seperate attachments to the eyeballs of the avatar; rather, they move on their own according to some randomised script settings. However, this does not back the avatar in any way in terms of appearance; the only issue could be that the eyes would not move in no-script zones.
The avatar comes with an Animation Overrider built into the tail; you can choose from animation-enabled varieties of the tails that come included with the avatar. THe result of using the animations included in the avatar are a realistic stance when still, as well as a very cute hop across the landscape. However, compared to most avatars, the Animation overrider goes beyond the basic two or three animations that accompany avatars. It features jumps, a couple of different idling animations (digging, e.g.), a run, and a crouch. The animations are all found in the tail, and the script for the Animation Overrider is a modifiable open-source script; for those who choose, you can take the animations out and move them to other places and AOs.
Heads Up Display (HUD)
As such, one can change eye colours, the position of ears on the head and how they move, facial expressions, and even what poses the hands can make.
This avatar is readily customisable. Already coming with special Christmas Tidbits like a headband with Deer antlers attached and a tail with a bell attachment, anyone can take advantage of the copy-mod permissions within each of the prims so as to customise the avatar with additional attachments and such.
The Tokushi Bilby is a well-rounded avatar that helps a good cause. While not neccesarily ground-breaking in terms of features (given how Tokushi has created and maintained a standard of avatar creation unique to themselves), this avatar is visually appealing and unique. A pleasant addition to anyone’s avatar collection and a neat way to give back to nature.