Important Note: LAQ is releasing something new soon! This listing is for a product line that hasn’t had updates or new releases since 2018. This older line may no longer be updated and third party support for it has slowed.
This is an overview of the LAQ Neve bento mesh head for Second Life avatars. Almost all the information also applies to other LAQ bento heads, however the photos are only of Neve, and the list is what comes with Neve. Other heads may have slightly different content. As always I strongly encourage you to demo before making any final purchases. To browse other mesh heads, bodies, and more check out The Mesh Directory.
- Creator – LAQ
- Product – Neve
- Price – L$1500 (HUD sold separately for L$1500)
- Review Version – 3.07
- Body – No
- Eyes – Yes (BOM)
- Ears – Yes
- Head – Yes
- Skin – No
Expressions & Animations
- Eye Control – No (requires HUD)
- Typing/Voice Animations – No (requires HUD)
- Static Expressions – No (requires HUD)
- Facial Animations – No (requires HUD)
- Included Gestures – No (requires HUD)
Bakes on Mesh (BOM)
- Eyebrows – No (requires HUD)
- Hairbases – No (requires HUD)
- Makeup – No (requires HUD)
- Eyes – Yes
- Eyebrows – No
- Hairbases – No
- Makeup – No
- Eyes – No
- Teeth – Yes
- Lashes – Yes
- Piercings – No
- Copy – Yes
- Transfer – No
- Mod – No
Bakes on Mesh (BOM)
- Bakes on Mesh (BOM) – Yes (with free HUD)
- EvoX Skin Compatible – No
- Skin Appliers – Yes (with Omega relay)
- Cosmetic Appliers – No (requires HUD)
- Applier Save Slots – No (requires HUD)
- Omega Compatible – Yes (With relay)
- Materials Enabled – No (requires HUD)
- Universal Neck Standard ?When used with the same skin tone, heads and bodies both using the Universal Neck Standard result in a seamless neck. – No
- Additional Neck Sizing Options – Yes
I know I’ve said it multiple times, but it bears repeating: The HUD is NOT included with the purchase of the head. It is a separate L$1500 purchase. I’ve included an image of it here since owning it brings the head’s options more in line with other brands and is worth considering when comparing.
Pros, Neutral Notes, and Cons
Other things of note to consider that haven’t been mentioned above.
- If you want more than one head the L$1500 price tag is attractive. (Note: I do recommend purchasing the HUD if you don’t have it already. This would make the total cost L$3000 for your first head plus the HUD and then L$1500 for each head after.)
- Skins are not included.
- This is may be a discontinued line. Don’t expect any updates.
- The head doesn’t come with the HUD, so that must be purchased separately. If you already own the LAQ Bento Head HUD it can be used with all the bento heads, so you only need to purchase it once.
- A separate HUD is available instead if you only want the ability to clear layers, nothing else.
- BOM isn’t native, you must pick up the free HUD in store to make the head BOM compatible.
What’s In The Box
Official LAQ Links
Example of LAQ Neve In Use
Head/Makeup – LAQ: Neve
Body – Meshbody: Classic Gift Edition (f)
Skin: LAQ Neve (Sold Separately)
Shape: Modified version of LAQ‘s Neve
Hair – Foxy: Ina
Eyes – AviGlam: Malibu
Glasses – Suicidal Unborn: Lovagirl Sunglasses
Dress – Vanilla Bae: Ricky Dress
Pose – Russkaya: Everything 01
Location – My private home (Most everything you can see is from Studio Skye. Archway is from Mysterious Designs.)
Windlight (EEP) – Bryn Oh: Bryn Oh’s BOX MetaLES (This may be included as part of your viewer. Search your inventory and see!)
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