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Ariel Vuissent

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  1. Just based on the demo, I do like that it's one single attachment. I prefer that to having to separately add the hands and feet; it saves attachment points for other things without feeling like you're a shoe away from maxing out and lagging out the grid. Practicality wise, I don't personally know if they've achieved their low-lag goal or not; everybody *says* their product is low lag, so I'm always suspicious. There is a product on MP for about 200L that is supposed to help those who dislike the lack of alpha cuts. It's a huge pack of system alphas that supposedly work with BoM (whereas
  2. Honestly I think Aphrodite just hit the market too late. There are already a ton of mesh bodies with the same shape and features of Aphrodite, with a majority of quality clothes being made for those bodies. She doesn't offer anything unique or special to attract audiences, so is entirely reliant on whether or not the very small details of the build are better than other bodies (ala the great knee debate over Belleza Venus from back in the day). The only thing really "special" about her is the built in animated genitalia. In my personal opinion, Aphrodite feels like an afterthought. It's n
  3. You can wear your own shape, yes. That will keep your body looking the same as it always does. The head looks the way the head looks with very minimal customizability, so no matter what shape you wear, the head and face will not change. You can't make the lips bigger, or change the slant of the eyes, or narrow the nose, etc. You can stretch it a little, and that's all. This is different from bento mesh heads. You *can* wear your own shape with bento, but you'll look...pretty weird. The amount of shape editing required to get something even human-looking, much less attractive, can be prett
  4. Shoot the creator of the product in your link a message inworld; their ad says to send a note card with questions. Give them a few days to respond. What they'll probably tell you about the face is what mesh head was used, and maybe what skin; the shape is probably custom, but you can get close if you know head and skin.
  5. This may or may not help you, but also remember that Legacy has a deformer to fit into Maitreya clothing. I've had some luck using it with some older Maitreya stuff from before Legacy's release. If you find a suit you love for Maitreya, it may be worth demoing with the deformed to see if it works. Otherwise, keep an eye on some of the popular brands like Blueberry and Addams; as summer approaches, it's likely these brands will start releasing swimwear.
  6. This issue seems to have picked up recently. When it happened to me, I was told it was a missing inventory issue and to follow the advice on the Firestorm viewer page for missing inventory. Unfortunately it didn't work for me, and I never recovered that shape. If you also cannot recover your shape, there's an easy outfit fix if you use Firestorm. Find an outfit with the old shape in it in your inventory. Right click the link to the old shape in that outfit, and choose "replace links." Find the new shape you're replacing it with and drag that to the second box in the window that opens up (
  7. DEMO is just trying it. Demos are free (or sometimes cost $1L, but honestly I'd avoid those as there's no reason to charge for a demo) and usually have some indicator that they are a demo. (CATWA heads are missing pixels in the forehead and chin; skins may be marked with the word DEMO in an obvious place; some items have a box marked DEMO that will float above or next to your head; etc. Those features will go away with the full version.) All mesh should have demos. If there is no demo, don't buy it. Once you get the demo, specifically a demo mesh head, there should be a shape included th
  8. Honestly, the best way is to demo, demo, demo what's available on the market. There's a lot; unless you have very non-standard features you should be able to get close with the right combination of mesh head, skin, and shape. The shape you can customize yourself; the head, skin, and mesh body you can buy. Note that a mesh head and body aren't required, but are recommended, both because they look nicer and because there's more available for them these days. Depending on your gender and what you look like, you'll have a variety of options. Catwa is a great place to start looking for heads f
  9. It doesn't sound like the HUD is "spoiled." It sounds like you don't fully understand your laptop. On my laptop, the page up/page down keys are just above the left and right arrow keys, respectively, on the keyboard. You'll need to really study the keys on the keyboard to find where yours are. If, by some strange change, you don't have them - or, more likely, can't find them, perhaps because they're not clearly labelled or for some other reason - do as Nick suggested and enable WASD navigation, thus mapping Page Up to the letter E key. If it really is broken, though, it was free. Y
  10. Sounds like, because the lacy sleeves covered the wrists, they have an auto hide script that triggered your body to authorize them. Then, when you detached them, there either is no auto unhide function or the body alpha failed to respond to it, leaving your wrists invisible. As others said, unhide them using the body alpha HUD. Unless by "wrists" you actually mean "hands," in which case you'll need to find your hands in inventory and reattach them. Be aware that you can't usually detach or remove specific body parts that way. Body, hands, feet, and head, plus any genitalia you may us
  11. Usually to take an applier tattoo off of Genus, you add and open the HUD. You should see a tinting box, the one with the big rainbow of colors. If you don't, look at the top of the HUD for double arrows and click them to extend the correct tab. Click teardrop next to the word "blush" in the list to the left of the tint box. That'll clear the layer. Yes, brows on Genus typically apply to the blush layer. Yes, that's really weird to me, too. You can do this for any applier you want to remove, just choose the appropriate layer. I'd post pictures, but I'm not inworld right this second.
  12. Mesh is a way of building things. If something says it's mesh, it's talking about the "material" it's made out of. Mesh genitalia is genitalia built using mesh. (Mesh here isn't talking about the criss-cross, netting type of fabric material you might think of IRL, it's just a building tool.) This is true of anything mesh - bodies, heads, clothes, furniture, etc. A mesh body is a body-shaped object worn on top of, and therefore covering/hiding, your regular, "classic" avatar body. Mesh bodies are smoother and more refined than the classic system body, but respond to the same system s
  13. I had this happen recently as well, and the answer was that you've lost inventory. It could be a lot, or a little. Check your total inventory count and see if it looks off; then try following the advice on the Firestorm website for lost or missing inventory. The steps are largely the same whether or not you use Firestorm. Good luck! I sadly never did recover my shape, but I wish you the best.
  14. We could really use more details, but with what you've given us I have a couple thoughts. 1. You're wearing system clothes on a system avatar and also wearing an alpha *layer*, which would hide parts of your body and also potentially the clothes. Don't use alpha layers that hide your body if you want to use the system body and clothes. 2. You're wearing a mesh body and the Alpha HUD for it, but trying to wear system/BoM clothes with a non-BoM body. The mesh body hides the system body, so anything you wear directly on the system body will be hidden. This has nothing to do with the alp
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