Morph Review – Body Types for Dawn
For my first morph review, I’ve chosen Body Types for Dawn – Type-1, Type-2 and Type-3. They are available at HiveWire3d and are all created by Ken1171 Designs.
Body types are broken down as:
- Ectomorphs – “skinny” (Type-1)
- Mesomorphs – “athletic” (Type-2)
- Endomorphs – “fat retainers” (Type-3)
The basic DawnSE, as it comes from HiveWire, has the appearance of a Type-1 (in my opinion). It doesn’t come with any mophs. It’s just a body.
When you load the Dawn Special Edition Character, you then see a full range of morphs: Head, expressions, face, brows, neck, chest, arms, etc. You can pretty much manipulate these morphs in to any body (or anybody, I guess) you want.
What You Get
What you get when you purchase the Body Type-1 (or -2 or -3) is a morph with one dial. It goes from 0 to 1 and that’s it. Here’s the “normal” dawn and samples of each with the body type morph applied. (Normal, Type-1, Type-2 and Type-3)
You dial the type on, or off.
You can stop in between. Example, you dial Type-3 to 0.50 if you only want a partial effect.
So, why would you need the Type-1, Type-2 and Type-3 morphs?
Well, it’s a quick way to get from point A to point B. The retail price is $10.95 each. That’s nearly $33 for all three.
Is it worth it?
You decide. I waited until they went on sale and got all three for about $21. Still, $7 each is a little steep if you ask me for a single slider that takes you from one body type to another. If you buy all three, you end up with 3 sliders.
Personally I think you’d do well to make your own adjustments, and then save them. Oh, and don’t mix the sliders. The results can be hideous.
Body type-3 is the only one of the three I might end up using. It adds weight to Dawn in a normal fashion, and because you can dial it part way, you can control how much weight you add to your Dawn character.