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DO you know how to open and wear? I have been to a full permission sand box. I rez the box out. It says click to wear.. It wont open... I did get the skin to open but I walk around with a card on my screen following me HUGE CARD says eyebrows base etc.. LOL

I am a mess...

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1 hour ago, skrafty said:

So I need a body, a head, body skins, head skins, and body applier and a head applier too!

you just need to be sure that the head skin applier and the body skin applier are made by the same maker and they are in the same colour... otherwise you are gona have some matching issues.

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1 hour ago, skrafty said:

DO you know how to open and wear? I have been to a full permission sand box. I rez the box out. It says click to wear.. It wont open... I did get the skin to open but I walk around with a card on my screen following me HUGE CARD says eyebrows base etc.. LOL

if the box that the item you want to unpack says wear me.. then just click and wear;   a menu should come up asking you to accept a folder,  accept that.. then in your inventory you will see in recent.. that folder which should contain all the appliers,  pick the one you need and click on it and add .. the applier should show up on your screen and you then click on that to get the applier to go on to your body or head which ever one you are using.  If the box does not say wear me then you have to rezz it,  then click on it and click on open.. then the folder will go into your recent items in your inventory.

 

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15 hours ago, skrafty said:

 

WHere would I go to get the  Maitreya  body with bento hands included and skin? If I bought a Head in tan.. does the body and skin come with??? I am a little lost here. LOL

I bought the Entity Catwa head in Tan

 

14 hours ago, skrafty said:

So I need a body, a head, body skins, head skins, and body applier and a head applier too!

 

 

14 hours ago, skrafty said:

I cant even open these things. I am a real mess...

These are understandable questions. You're thinking. Every person new to SL goes through the process. Even when you go through the initial sign-in classes you'll have questions. They do not do a complete job of explaining SL and how to do things or even what things are. I think their idea was to get people started without overwhelming them.

So, now you are in and it is a bit overwhelming...

So... Google is your friend on this sort of thing, games and tutorials. While horribly biased for politics and news, it has everything 'game'. GOOGLE

The SL Wiki has introductory videos that teach most of what you need to know. And of course, YouTube has a load of them. You can filter Google and YouTube by 'date' to get the more recent information. Anything you find is going to require some thinking and head scratching if you are missing a key point... which is: SL is continuously changing. You'll have figure out what is out of date and ignore it. No easy thing. We'll help.

Old stuff is about the "Classic" body and newer stuff a mix of "Classic" and "Mesh". It gets confusing because we tend to mix it all up together. Plus, we use SL jargon and that has to be learned. It requires a flexible mind to understand.

The avatar is a special render in the SL system. Everything else is 'prim' (primitive) objects and they render differently. Mesh is prim and that adds options not possible with the Classic avatar. To be clear on the difference read through Mesh vs Classic Bodies.

The mesh bodies are somewhat like cars. Each manufacturer does their thing, similar but different. Most Ford and Chevy parts are not interchangeable. With mesh bodies that is especially true of clothes. However, tire makers make their product fit almost all makes of car. This is true of mesh hands, feet, bodies, and heads. You can pretty much mix and match all the parts. Skins are very much like tires in that skins tend to be made to work with most mesh body parts. And because of that you can put most skins on your Frankin-body avatar, mix brands. The mix of brands complicates things but generally works. But, there are gotchas. So, read the label and try the demos before buying and when still in doubt ask.

Join groups like NCore shoes and Blueberry or Addams in-world groups or if you have a favorite designer join their group. Those are great places to ask 'does X work with Y?' and 'how do I ...?' type questions.

You'll find that some things are meant to be opened, others wore, and others 'worn and applied'. There is no easy way to tell you which is which. It isn't YOU that is the mess when it comes to opening, wearing, or applying. You learn and get a sense of that with experience. After 10+ years I still end up unintentionally wearing a box on my head or rezzing a HUD on the floor now and then. :/ 

 

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Tonic Fine, I think if you are rather young and slim/petite this is by far the best option. No other body comes even close.

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I know this is kind of an old thread at this point, but I wear Belleza Isis and I'm always really sad when designers don't include it in their mesh options. Honestly I think the most used bodies are by far Maitreya, and then Belleza Isis/Freya and then Hourglass. I think more people used to wear Hourglass but I see it less and less every time I'm out and about in-world.

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1 hour ago, Jade Glazner said:

I know this is kind of an old thread at this point, but I wear Belleza Isis and I'm always really sad when designers don't include it in their mesh options.

Yes, my alt wears Isis and I have noticed when shopping for her that a lot of designers are leaving it out now and just creating for Freya and Venus.

I have Maitreya, all Belleza bodies and Kemono on this toon. I much prefer Belleza to Maitreya (and would also prefer the Tonic and Slink bodies which I own on other toons) but feel like I have to wear Maitreya most of the time as it's hard enough to find the style of clothing I like, let alone find it for a range of bodies. I purchased it begrudgingly.

 

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3 hours ago, Jade Glazner said:

I know this is kind of an old thread at this point, but I wear Belleza Isis and I'm always really sad when designers don't include it in their mesh options. Honestly I think the most used bodies are by far Maitreya, and then Belleza Isis/Freya and then Hourglass. I think more people used to wear Hourglass but I see it less and less every time I'm out and about in-world.

I’m seeing things made for Isis more and more, usually if the maker has a set for Maitreya and Hourglass when they include Freya they include Isis too. Not always but I’m seeing it more and more.

Its a nice alternative for Maitreya

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I am in the minority, but I am an Altamura Bento addict. I own two of them and pair them with my own shapes and with a variety of makeup options. Altamura was my first mesh body. I got it because the head was attached and I didn't want to fuss with matching skins. I was a late adapter from the classic bod, and wanted simplicity. 

Later, I tried Lara on an alt with a few different heads to see what the fuss was about. I did like Catwa heads, but was not overly impressed with the Lara body. In the end, I moved the alts to Altmura. A side benefit, these bodies it seems to me are less laggy.

No, I am not being paid or compensated for this post. 😘

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19 hours ago, Eirynne Sieyes said:

I am in the minority, but I am an Altamura Bento addict. I own two of them and pair them with my own shapes and with a variety of makeup options. Altamura was my first mesh body. I got it because the head was attached and I didn't want to fuss with matching skins. I was a late adapter from the classic bod, and wanted simplicity. 

Later, I tried Lara on an alt with a few different heads to see what the fuss was about. I did like Catwa heads, but was not overly impressed with the Lara body. In the end, I moved the alts to Altmura. A side benefit, these bodies it seems to me are less laggy.

No, I am not being paid or compensated for this post. 😘

Where do you find clothes for them?

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I am a guy, so I use Beleza Jake and Exmachina Davide. I always considered getting a kemono to use with my anime head.

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1 minute ago, Cesartje said:

I am a guy, so I use Beleza Jake and Exmachina Davide. I always considered getting a kemono to use with my anime head.

Ah what a good goy using my brand  😂🤣. Btw I suggest you all to try the demo and give a chance to my avatar, is easy to use and in 2 years none of my customers have complain about  complexity!

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