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When I wear a dress on a non mesh body some parts of my body are visible . I have clear cache and no improvement . Also delete file inv.gz . Kindly advice .

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You need to wear the ALPHA layer that comes with the dress on a non-mesh body.  If it is a NEWISH dress, it may not come with an alpha layer as it is made for specific mesh bodies.  So look for older clothing that comes in XS, S, M sizing rather than  Maitreya, Belleza etc.   

You can also get a free mesh body at eBody Shop and a complete free mesh avatar with head at altamura.  The large majority of fashionistas now have mesh bodies so many designers are only making clothes for the popular bodies (only good business sense - it's a lot of work). 

Good luck. 

 

ALWAYS DEMO BEFORE BUYING.

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Chic is absolutely correct.  Clothing that is compatible with non-mesh bodies will usually say it's compatible with "classic" avatars.  Look for this logo:

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If you have purchased clothing that doesn't have the alpha mask, you have two further options.

1.  Send an IM or a notecard to the merchant, and ask if they will make an alpha mask for the product.  If they get enough requests, they'll probably start doing it as standard practice, like they used to.

2.  Make your own alpha mask.  You can do this using downloadable skin or clothing templates and a program like Photoshop ($$) or GIMP (free).  It'll take some trial and error.

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Clearing the cache and deleting the inventory list files is a really bad idea, unless you KNOW it is a problem with either.

Many in SL consider it a fix-all sort of like aspirin. Once upon a time it was. No longer. Years ago the viewer was updated to make cache and inventory list much more robust, faster, and generally immune from problems. There are RARE scenarios where things can go wrong and the DRASTIC step of clearing cache or deleting the inventory list must be taken. But, it is a last resort.

There are people that still push old, uninformed information and tell people to clear the cache... 'your screen is dusty? Oh, clear the cache.' Or it is just all they know to do. Avoid advice from such people in the future.

The viewer's cache is fast. It is an indexed system that can find a file among hundreds of thousands in a very few milliseconds. Clearing the cache means the system has to wait for several seconds while the needed file is downloaded and decompressed, which throws a load on the SL servers, your network, and your CPU. All of which drop your performance and to some extent other users' performance in the region where you are.

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