First off, it looks amazing. I'm sure most of you have seen the images and they do not do justice to the detail you can get on these models. Secondly, still a lot of rough spots in the interface such as some colour selectors not complete and some choices not updating until you click something else. I'm sure they will all be fixed by Jan 18th.
My initial effort was with myself, i.e. Kirith Kodachi. He's Caldari Deteis and I wanted an avatar that looked angry while withdrawn. A little aspect of a recovering drug user/abuser too.
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Basically you get a basic form based on race and bloodline, then you can make structural modifications and hair/eyes etc. There is a lot to like but I was a little put off by the colour selector (i.e. hard to use (buggy?) and lack of options) and the clothing selection was pretty limited as well. Also, no accessories like metal implants and tatoos? Sad puppy face!
After you get your character structurally created, you go into portrait mode where you can position your character and alter their mouth for smile/sneering, eyes and head position, lighting, background, and take a set of four images and select one as your current avatar. I didn't realize all of this for Kirith so got a sucky portrait on sisi which I can't go back and change as far as I can tell.
Next I worked on Kirith's older and scarred brother Korannon. I wanted to make him look more business-man-like and less haunted than Kirith while still looking like he had a hard go of it at some point. I'm pleased with the result.
Unfortunately, no editing for you! Sigh.