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ok so i have a signature geralt for my brother (yall know...the one that wouldnt shut up...)and i obviously dont have the first clue what im doing here...poor guy has been running around SL looking just a hot mess...and now i cant get a hairbase to stick....im about to use superglue and a hotglue gun...which would be fun for me...for him not so much. I dont get how to do hairbase as tattoo etc etc and ive read all the stuff and its like trying to rebuild a german carburator with japanesse instructions and non metric tools....in otherwords...HELP.....please! ❤️

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   A tattoo applier must either be designed specifically for the brand, or have Omega - to apply an Omega, you may need either an Omega Relay or an Omega Installer. Make sure that you aren't masking the tattoo layer, in the layers tab of your body's HUD.

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Orwar i totally appreciate that you took the time to answer my question! It really was nice of you so plz dont be offended here because thats not my intention AT ALL! Please understand that i did not understand a single word you said to me. I have no clue about any of this stuff. Dont let my SL rez date fool you...i have just recntly touched this game/world/sim thing so what you said as informative as it is just flew past me like a leer jet. Is there any way you could dumb that down to the rate of maybe 5 stupids per second plz? 

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   That's all right!

   Omega is basically a system which allows a texture (skin, tattoo, 2-dimensional apparel, etc) be applied to mesh bodies. In order for it to work, you need a relay that conveys the intended texture to the intended surface. I can't swear that's what the issue is though, but the relays (which is a HUD, that you must wear whilst applying the textures) and installers (which permanently installs Omega compatibility in your mesh) aren't very expensive.

   To make sure before you run off buying anything new though, go check the product information for the tattoo, to make sure that it is indeed intended for Signature's bodies. They'll usually have a symbol of the Signature logo somewhere on the advert if they do, or a symbol of the Omega sign if they are compatible with Omega systems.

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Jargon and numerous tech issues make it difficult to ask a questions. Of course, ambiguous questions or miss use of jargon make it difficult to answer correctly. SL has a learning curve. People do what they can to reduce the tedium and complexity of the learning. But, some amount of effort is required of new people.

Check the videos second life basic tutorial. These should help with the basics and jargon. Avoid pre-2018 tutorials unless there is nothing else that is relevant your interest.

SL changes too. That will add to your confusion. To give you an idea of the timeline changes...

Once upon a time... SL started with the basic avatar built into the viewer. We call that avatar Ruth/Roth or the Classic or System avatar. The words System and Classic are interchangable. Classic was added to the language when Mesh Bodies were introduced. The idea was to have Classic and Mesh bodies in use in marketplace promotional material to distinguish which was which and which clothes were for which body. Because of all the brands of bodies that has evolved into Classic and Maitreya-Belleza-Slink-Legacy-etc. types of clothes and stuff.

With mesh bodies Classic skin and tats were useless. Appliers were developed to solve that problem. Appliers are scripted HUDs that apply the skin or tat to the mesh body or head. They are useless on the Classic avatar body. So, you have to know which type of body or head you are trying to skin or tattoo. Plus you have to know which brand of body or head you are trying to work with. Stuff is not interchangeable because different people are making it.

Obviously lots of people are making skin and tats for lots of different bodies. Skin makers got tired of making their own appliers and keeping up with all the body brands and their updates. Omega stepped up and made what might be called a converter or translator so that skin makers could design for Omega and Omega would figure out how to work with each brand and model. Saved skin makers lots of work and gave end users a wider selection of skins for their brand and model of body. Being Omerga compatible is a good thing.

Your skin, applier, and mesh or Classic body all have to be made to work together. So, you have to know what you have to know what to buy. When you need help you have to be able to relate the information about what you have with your question. There are just too many variables to have us guessing making it improbable you'll get good answers. 

Now along comes BOM (late 2019), Bakes On Mesh. This is a change in how the SL system works. It allows us to use the Classic/System skins, tats, clothes, etc. with the newer mesh bodies. It makes way less difference whether you are wearing a BOM; Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, etc body. Classic skin and stuff will work with most BOM Mesh bodies regardless of brand or model. This should simplify what new users have to learn. The problem for now is the large amount of pre-BOM stuff in the SL marketplace.

This probably sounds complex. But, once you get it, it is pretty easy. I label my stuff in inventory as Classic, Mesh (in my case that means applier type mesh), or BOM. When I buy it I know what it is. So that is when I label it.

...hope this helps.

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well it does but it doesnt.Again its a VERY indepth answer and iam extremely grateful for it!  And I have tried to "do the math" so to speak but i guess if you dont get it you just dont get it. I have to tell ppl all the time to plz slow down and feel free to speak to me like im 5...no really its ok....some of us just dont process info as quickly as others do.  I'm trying to learn all this "Stuff" but its causing this to not be fun and i thought that was the point of SL...to be fun...not stress. I dont get why this has to be so difficult. Pick a thing...put it on...poblem solved right? But it doesnt seem to work that way....theres a million hoops to jump through first.  And dont get me wrong i truly appreciate the advice being given i just dont understand any of it. This probably isnt coming of as a thank you as it was meant to and im sorry about that.

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14 hours ago, SethiBeheomet said:

ok so i have a signature geralt for my brother (yall know...the one that wouldnt shut up...)and i obviously dont have the first clue what im doing here...poor guy has been running around SL looking just a hot mess...and now i cant get a hairbase to stick....im about to use superglue and a hotglue gun...which would be fun for me...for him not so much. I dont get how to do hairbase as tattoo etc etc and ive read all the stuff and its like trying to rebuild a german carburator with japanesse instructions and non metric tools....in otherwords...HELP.....please! ❤️

A dumb question, what kind of head do you have? A Signature head or another? 

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2 minutes ago, Marianne Little said:

A dumb question, what kind of head do you have? A Signature head or another? 

I am not good with links om my mobile. Try Google Strawberry Singh Signature head. Pick videos and/or read releated posts. She has a video for Geralt head. If you have another head, she has videos for them too. She stopped making videos for reviews when she became a Linden employee. But her videos isn't outdated. 

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i tried to make it easy and got the signature head that matched the signature body. It has an omega that came with it...both the body and the head...and i have hair bases (at least 3 different ones specifically for signature and one specifically for THIS head...the geralt) but cant for anything figure out how to get them to wherever it is they need to be so they work. not a single one of them has worked. im 3 days into this....

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I can link the video now. It is from 2018, so it may be some things different on the HUD in updates.

The most easy is to use the hairbases and beards that is included. Take a look at the video.

Textures: It comes with 4 hairbase, 4 beard, 4 brows and 4 eyelash texture options. There are also some extra eyebrows, beards and hairbases available for sale in the mainstore (which I am wearing in this post today). Quote from the blogpost.

https://strawberrysingh.com/2018/03/29/signature-geralt-male-mesh-body-bento-mesh-head/

 

It is Omega ready, so all hairbases marked with "Omega" should work. It must be a button some place that turns on Omega instead of the installed hairbases.

 

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