Getting your Avatar Together

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An adjunct to a fashion tour in Second Life giving advice on how to spruce up your avatar.

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  • Still looks good and has great information! Have you tried exporting to PDF instead of PPT? I just did that with a Keynote-made presentation and there were less kinks than in the PPT I also exported.
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Getting your Avatar Together

  1. 1. Getting your Avatar together Avatar together <ul><li>by Rosmairta Kilara </li></ul>
  2. 2. Making an Outfit <ul><li>Go to the Edit menu and choose appearance (or click on your av and choose appearance) </li></ul><ul><li>Click the “make outfit” button on the bottom right </li></ul>
  3. 5. The New Outfit <ul><li>Click all the buttons with white boxes and that will save everything about the outfit into a folder - shape, skin, eyes, clothes </li></ul><ul><li>To get back to this look just select the folder and choose “replace outfit” </li></ul>
  4. 7. Opening boxes <ul><li>right click on the box and choose open </li></ul><ul><li>the contents will come into your inventory as a folder </li></ul>
  5. 8. Wearing Things Things <ul><li>Choose an item and right-click it to choose wear </li></ul><ul><li>The icons show basic pieces like undershirt, shirt, jacket or pants </li></ul>
  6. 9. Skins make a difference! <ul><li>highlights, makeup, eyebrow color/contour and shading are on the skin itself </li></ul>TaP Jill LP WR
  7. 10. A head skin template - top skin designers command high prices
  8. 11. Shape is the foundation <ul><li>The size & shape of eyes, nose, lips, the height of cheekbones and body shape are all determined in the shape </li></ul>Me Male3 BB Kimberly Jill
  9. 12. Shape can be edited - & there are shape designers
  10. 13. Modifying clothes <ul><li>Some clothes are no modify... full stop </li></ul><ul><li>You can make clothes without a base targa but it is just like painting on skin... no seams or detailing </li></ul><ul><li>Basic avatar clothes are created a tga “fabric” that part isn’t editable inworld </li></ul><ul><li>You can do is change the colour and fit </li></ul>
  11. 16. Prim-made clothes <ul><li>For clothes that aren’t flat to your body designers use prims (primitives) to actually build the shape </li></ul><ul><li>Hair, shoes and skirts are the most common prim apparel... and you often need to adjust their fit </li></ul>
  12. 17. Edit selects the whole object
  13. 18. I really just want to edit one part
  14. 19. Tip & Tricks <ul><li>Make a copy before you start editing </li></ul><ul><li>Play with the sliders to change the fit </li></ul><ul><li>If you are editing prim clothes always use a posing stand to stop your av’s movements </li></ul>
  15. 20. Finding Freebies <ul><li>The designers of Second Life offer many free items for avatars under 30 days old </li></ul><ul><li>There are groups like New Citizens, Inc (NCI) who specialize in helping folks </li></ul><ul><li>There are freebie emporiums like Free Dove, Yadni’s Junkyard and Stillman </li></ul>
  16. 21. Please enjoy a fun-filled and well dressed Second Life!

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