OK Since I left SL back in o9 when I 1st found #InWorldz, I sort of missed that whole applier thing & the Mesh clothing thing etc etc. I read recently in the IW Forums that we now have some Mesh Bodies (WTF for I do not know *rolls eyes) Anyway I read one Merchants comment about Appliers & how she had seen a significant rise in her sales since she started using them. So I thought perhaps it is time that I started using appliers too for my system clothing. Why, oh why did I have that thought! So I started looking into it more, I grabbed a kit & a demo of the body… well that’s no good as it doesn’t work with the demo! Which means I would have to buy the bloody body myself costing 3000 I’z… but I will never wear it… it is purely for me to see how my layers sit on it gggrrrsss
I can’t even see the body unless I am on the v3, creating clothing on the v3 is just a non starter, I use the v2, but on the v2 all I see when I wear the body is distorted… very distorted Mesh when I wear the body. Then I would have to repackage all of my outfits so I can include the applier, this is after I have found all of the clothing textures & put the UUID’s for each outfit into an applier… and then… redo my posters so that ppl can see that they have the appliers! Shoot me now!!
The longer I put this off, the more work I will have to do later on…
For years I used the 1 prim old style vendors for selling my wares, then about 2yrs ago I went to multi vendors really only for the gifting & discount options that you can offer to customers. I was out shopping a few days ago & had not really noticed this about myself before, but I really only purchase items from 1 prim, old style vendors myself. So it got me thinking (which is often a bad thing lol). I do not like to stand in front of a multi vendor flipping through to find something that I like, sometimes having to wait a while for the photo’s to rez in, so what makes me think that my customers do?
So for the past few days I have built a new store which I am now filling with old style 1 prim vendors, its hard work, I had forgotten that lol. But I am also having the multi vendors around for those who prefer them. It is going to take me a while before I can launch the new store, so my old one is still up & fully stocked with multi vendors filled to the prims with all of my creations 😉
I like how I can display my items in one prim. I like how I can make the store more user friendly with 1 prim vendors. My multi vendors are great… but no matter how I lay them out, you still have to wait a bit for the next page to show the photo’s
On Saturday evening I logged in to an IM from my friend Carol Caproni… the peek a boo show was about to begin! Without her I would miss them entirely. So glad that I did not miss this spectacular Show, featuring a costume designed by Carol Caproni. The pix I have do not do the show justice I was having some problems getting things to rez in time, but here they are:
Carol dancing on stage
If you haven’t caught one of their shows yet, I highly recommend that you do, so much fun, great entertainment, very artistic an #InWorldz Must see! 😉
I was inworld this morning making up a new outfit & chatting in one of the groups & the chat got around to Mesh clothing in SL… now Mesh is something I have been wanting to learn, but apart from dl’ing a program for it I haven’t done much about learning… yet! With talking about it today, I remembered a demo Mesh dress i picked up from my fave SL Designer Rebel Hope last year, but was unable to view it because of my old laptop. So I logged out of IW & logged into SL… after I had to get my pass because I didn’t have it stored on my new lappy :p
I went straight to my inventory & put on the Mesh demo I had in there…. WOW!!! Now this was something I liked, so I hopped skipped over to RH’s store & went crazy trying on all the Mesh demos lol
Good old prims & layers!
side peep show
doesn’t quite fit
Very Real looking!
even in the largest i peep!
Trying on all the different dresses & having to wear the Alphas that went with them though soon made me see that Mesh, would look Fantastic if you wore the same shape as the Creator… if your not then it can look a little ‘off’. I only wear a cheap shape & skin in SL because its a new avatar & I don’t want to have to upload everything… would cost me a small fortune.. and I rarely go there anyway so it isn’t worth it. I noticed the mesh dresses come in different sizes, but even then some of them didnt fit right on my avi… I always have big boobs on my avi coz I have them in RL & big boobs really dont fit into these mesh dresses… if you wear the largest, then it bags out at the back & looks awful. I wore the medium & most looked ok, but as you can see from my pics… those boobies just ain’t fully covered!
Mesh will be coming to IW Soon(tm) I really like the concept & the possibilities are endless, however I do believe there will always be a Market for layers & prims…