Step 11 – Getting Dressed & Saving Outfits

Getting dressed can be done quickly…or you can take the long way around.

nakedClothing that you wear often comes in an organized outfit, but just because the creator thinks those pieces look good together doesn’t mean you can’t mix and match.  Read this lesson to learn how to dress for success!

SAVING OUTFITS will save you A LOT of TIME and FRUSTRATION! 

Change your entire look and/or clothes with just a couple of clicks!

This may  not seem like a big deal right now, but you will be amazed at what you can do with your avatar. You can create a look to suit every mood: from beach to formal, Sandra Dee to Goth. You have complete control over the size, shape, skin tone, tattoos, hairmanicure, jewelry, shoes and more!

Step into one of our dressing rooms at Checkpoint #11 and practice your clothing options!


OPEN the OUTFITS WINDOW
Save Your Current Outfit!


Before we start experimenting with outfits, let’s save what we are currently wearing just in case disaster strikes and you end up naked!

We’ve all done it. You think it won’t feel like you have been caught in the middle of the city sleepwalking in your birthday suit, because after all they are just animated pixels; but we guarantee you will scrambling to put on a complete outfit like the rest of us. So let’s make our first outfit now.

OPEN THE APPEARANCE – OUTFITS WINDOW
Three ways to access the appear window.  Which works best for you?

screenshot-outfit-windowTOOLBAR:
button-clothing (Shirt Icon)

PULL-DOWN MENU:
Avatar / then Appearance

PHYSICAL:
> Right-Click on Yourself;
> Choose “Appearance”;
> Choose “Edit Outfit” ;

Click the “Save As” Button.
Give your outfit a name and click “Ok”;

This action just saved everything you have on – including your shape, skin, hair and eyes, everything.  If you save an outfit with a snake wrapped around your arm, when you put the outfit back on – the snake will be added back to your avatar along with everything else!

 


GETTING DRESSED
How to Change Your Clothes


11-inventory-window-recentbOpen your Inventory.

Click the Recent Tab across the top.

We are looking for two folders:

>> Tshirts from Inspiration Island
>> Pants from Inspiration Island

Click the arrow next to the folder to expand it and see the contents.

TO WEAR AN ITEM

>> Right Click, then wear.

If you studied your inventory icons, you know that you collected some pants and some tshirts, that are actually designed from the jacket template.

Each time you right-click and choose Wear, it will replace the pants or jacket  you are currently wearing.  If you wanted to layer, or wear more than one pair of pants or more than one jacket, you would choose the Add option.

You see, each system clothing item is assigned an attachment designation. To explain, the undershirt, shirt, jacket layers will always be visualized in that order.  An undershirt will never be placed on top of a jacket.


FAQ:  Why are the Inspiration Island Tshirts made from the jacket template instead of the shirt template?  Simple.  The jacket template is longer, and we like long tshirts! Learn more about this in the next lesson.


SAVE SOME NEW OUTFITS


Take a moment to practice by trying on different pants and shirts. When you find a combination you like, or just for practice, save that new combination as an official outfit.

>>OPEN the EDIT OUTFIT window.

screenshot-outfit-windowTOOLBARbutton-clothing (Shirt Icon)

PULL-DOWN MENU: Avatar / then Appearance

PHYSICAL:
> Right-Click on Yourself;
> Choose “Appearance“;
> Choose “Edit Outfit” ;

Once the Appearance Panel is open
> Click the “Save As” Button.
Name the Outfit and click “Ok”;

Once you have a few outfits created, scroll down to continue.

UPDATE:   You can now take pictures of your outfits and upload them to your gallery.

Above you see a picture with two tabs — there are now three.  The additional one is OUTFIT GALLERY.  Once you save your outfit you can right click on the hanger picture of each outfit and choose TAKE A SNAPSHOT.  Click save to have a visual representation of everything you are wearing.  This is all pretty automatic, but if you want a reminder about camera controls, Checkpoint #6


CHANGE YOUR OUTFIT on the FLY


screenshot-outfit-window4Change your outfit in two clicks:

>> Right-Click on one of the outfits you created.

>> Choose “Wear – Replace Current Outfit”

NOTE: Orange Label = Currently Wearing

Take a second and review the screenshot provided.  As you can see, the outfit saves everything, including your skin, shape, eyes, etc.

>> Try changing outfits a couple of times to make sure you have the hang of it!

Pretty soon you will have enough information to begin experimenting with your avatar and you can really put these new skills to the test!

What do you want to look like today?

 


FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE WEARING EASILY


screenshot-outfits-wearing

 

Notice the WORN TAB across the top of the OUTFITS APPEARANCE PANEL?

Click it to see everything you are currently wearing.

To remove an item or see your other options, just right-click on it!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Be Wary of Using “Replace Current Outfit”


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Anytime you see a “Wear Clothing Now” or a “Replace Current Outfit” option ,
BE EXTRA CAREFUL!

If you were to check the “Wear Clothing Now” option at the bottom left, all of your clothing would be removed and replaced with this one item.

EXPERIMENT – LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!

>> OPEN YOUR OUTFITS WINDOW
Right-Click on Self/Appearance/Edit Outfits

Open and leave this window open

> Click on the round shower curtain object provided at
VWST Checkpoint #11 and accept the folder.

 

NOW JUST IN CASE – go into one of the provided dressing rooms so you can feel completely relaxed and enjoy this learning experience.

>> Find the INVENTORY FOLDER (Recent Tab) :
Inspiration Island Shower Curtain
Right-Click, “Replace Current Outfit

You find yourself completely naked but wearing an Inspiration Island Shower curtain. So be careful when you decide to add earrings to your outfit at a party! Make sure you right click on the item itself and choose “ADD”. Why “ADD” and not “WEAR”? As mentioned earlier in this lesson, “wearing” will replace whatever is in the assigned “add location”. So anytime you are adding accessories: jewelry, makeup, tattoos, usually wiser to “ADD” the item.

>>Refocus on your EDIT OUTFITS window,

>>Redress with your desired outfit.
Right-Click, Replace Current Outfit

 


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