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I know this has probably been answered before.  However it has not been made totally clear to me.  Can I wear non-BOM clothing if I am using bom for skins?  Will I be forced to wear system clothing?  Or can I wear any type of clothing I wish?

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37 minutes ago, Sandra8675 said:

I know this has probably been answered before.  However it has not been made totally clear to me.  Can I wear non-BOM clothing if I am using bom for skins?  Will I be forced to wear system clothing?  Or can I wear any type of clothing I wish?

You can wear any kind of clothing you want. The only change BOM makes to your avatar is using the "avatar bake" of the system avatar as your  skin texture instead of a fixed texture put on by an applier.

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23 hours ago, Theresa Tennyson said:

You can wear any kind of clothing you want. The only change BOM makes to your avatar is using the "avatar bake" of the system avatar as your  skin texture instead of a fixed texture put on by an applier.

You know, the term "bake(ed)" has had me confused for a while. In one sentence you made it a little clearer.

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19 hours ago, BraveHot said:

You know, the term "bake(ed)" has had me confused for a while. In one sentence you made it a little clearer.

Bake is the same a "Flatten" - You can wear a skin texture, a tattoo texture, clothing textures and so on. So, for example with these three textures, you and everyone else must download all three textures to see them.

This is why maybe people will be nude when they first login or TP into a place, because all that must be downloaded to everyone's viewer.

What "Baking" mean is: The skin texture, the tattoo texture, and the clothing textures (in this example) are all sent to the LL servers. Then the server "flattens" (bakes) all those textures into one single new texture to replace your skin texture - so it is now your skin texture with the tattoo and clothing textures all mashed into one. Now there is only ONE texture for all viewers to download.

Benefits are, among other things: : One texture downloads a lot faster for everyone ( and is less load on the LL servers and region), you will never appear naked in that case because your "skin" texture already has the tattoos and clothing on it - there is no nude parts at all. It also makes adding and removing and changing and *stacking* textures drop dead easy and fast. You can wear as many tattoos as you want. With appliers you have to stop and clear layers, then apply to the layer and you only get three layers, right?

Now MIX AND MATCH: Wear your skin as a system layer, your undies as a system layer, your STOCKINGS as a system layer, and your Formal dress as a MESH. Undies and stockings will be a *perfect fit* under your mesh dress and your undies cannot be derendered by the pervs, either, ever.. See how BOM is a benefit?  :)

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50 minutes ago, Alyona Su said:

Bake is the same a "Flatten" - You can wear a skin texture, a tattoo texture, clothing textures and soon. So, for example with these three textures, you and everyone else must download all three textures to see them.

This is why maybe people will be nude when they first login pr TP into a place, because all that must be downloaded to everyone's viewer.

What "Baking" mean is: The skin texture, the tattoo texture, and the clothing textures (in this example) are all sent to the LL servers. Then the server "flattens" all those textures into one single texture - so it is now your skin texture with the tattoo and clothing textures all mashed into one. Now there is only ONE texture for all viewers to download.

Benefits are, among other things: : One texture downloads a lot faster for everyone ( and is less load on the LL servers and region), you will never appear naked in that case because your "skin" texture already has the tattoos and clothing on it - there is no nude parts at all. It also makes adding and removing and changing and *stacking* textures drop dead easy and fast. You can wear as many tattoos as you want. With appliers you have to stop and clear layers, then apply to the layer and you only get three layers, right?

Now MIX AND MATCH: Wear your skin as a system layer, your undies as a system layer, your STOCKINGS as a system layer, and your Formal dress as a MESH. Undies and sticking will be a *perfect fit* under your mesh dress. See how BOM is a benefit?  :)

I kind of thought. Even better explanation. Thanks so much! 

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One little add-on thought to Alyona Su's excellent explanation:  The order that you wear the textures that go to make your 'baked' set matters.

Face skin tattoo + eyebrows = happiness.

Eyebrows + Face skin = no eyebrows.

Well mostly, because there are complexities.  I mention it as I don't see it explained often.

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