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'''Here's a blow-by-blow list of what's changed, new, and some tips for the "Appearance Editor" in 2.1 — along with pictures and videos to help show you how it all works in action.''' The Appearance Editor has already seen numerous changes from [[Release_Notes/Second_Life_Release/2.00|2.0]] to [[Release_Notes/Second_Life_Release/2.1.0|2.1]], and we plan to continue improving it, so if you spot something outdated on this page, please update!
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To get into the Appearance Editor, click the the '''My Appearance''' sidebar tab.
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[[File:My_Appearance_sidebar_tab.png|192px|thumb|none|Click this to enter the wonderful world of avatar customization.]]
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== Changes ==
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* You can create '''New Clothes''' and '''New Body Parts''' from the gear ("additional options") menu.
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* A new "edit" icon that looks like a wrench and screwdriver is introduced. (It can also be found when setting an object to group.)
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*: [[File:Wrench_and_screwdriver_edit_icon.png|256px|thumb|none|Not to be mistaken for a fork and knife.]]
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* When in '''Edit Outfit''' mode (click that now-familiar wrench and screwdriver icon), the inventory search box is hidden by default. To open it, click '''Add More''', then click the magnifying glass.
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* '''Replace''' no longer embarrassingly leaves you naked! Context: replacing one outfit with another used to leave you partially naked if the new outfit didn't contain, say, pants. Now, when you choose to wear an outfit, the system doesn't remove items you were wearing unless the new outfit contains a replacement.
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* Known design flaw: the {{win|Wearing}} tab only provides an '''Edit Outfit''' option when items are right-clicked. [https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-20107 See Erica Linden's explanation in VWR-20107.]
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== New features ==
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* '''[[Inventory links]]''' - An outfit is made of ''links'' to items in your inventory, so you can have a single no-copy item in as many outfits as you want. This is a big deal for experienced Residents, who've been asking for this for years! Introduced in Viewer 2.0 and continues to be refined.
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* '''Multi-wearables''' - ''Big one!'' - You can wear up to 5 layers of each clothing item type, as shown in this video:
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*: {{KBvideo|aZOG6LDw5pg|320|253|type=youtube}}
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** When wearing an item, choose either Add or Replace. When you're wearing the maximum of 5 layers, '''Add''' is disabled.
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** '''Replace''' automatically replaces the outermost item of the same type. If you want to add the item instead, right-click it and choose '''Add'''.
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* '''Add More panel''' - Shown when in '''Edit Outfit''' mode. Quickly sort through your inventory for items you can wear (you may prefer this to flipping back to the '''My Inventory''' sidebar tab).
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** Double-click an item in the '''Add More''' panel to wear it.
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** The Add More panel shows you the same type of items as the one you have selected. For example, if you click socks, the smart filters show all your socks.
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** Hide '''Add More''' by clicking it a second time.
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** Folder/list view. Click these buttons next to the gear when in '''Edit Outfit'''. The Appearance Editor remembers your choice for next time.
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*: [[File:Edit_Outfit_-_Folder_and_List_views.png|192px|thumb|none|Click '''Add More''', then explore those buttons!]]
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* '''Height in Meters/Feet''' - Shown when '''Editing Shape'''. (Quick way to get there is right-click your avatar and choose '''Edit My Shape'''.)
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* '''Library avatars appear as outfits''' - {{red|Broken in 2.1.1? Can't right-click and wear Library outfits.}}
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* '''Make changes without saving, and have them appear the next time you login''' - This means changes to what you're wearing won't alter the base outfit unless you click '''Save'''. In case you want to undo the changes: {{red|video, dude}}
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** Right-click your avatar and choose '''Edit My Outfit'''.
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** In the lower-right of '''Edit Outfit''', click '''Undo Changes'''.
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* '''Outfit hover options''' - Quickly remove an item from an outfit by hovering over it in '''Edit Outfit''' and click the circled X, or if applicable, click the edit (wrench and screwdriver) icon to make finer changes.
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** Layers are swappable. Hovering also lets you move items towards the inside or outside of your outfit, such as when you're wearing more than one shirt.
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* '''Privately preview outfit changes''' - Changes to an outfit only appear to others once you leave '''Edit Outfit''' mode. Better than a dressing room, so don't be shy.
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* '''Add to existing outfit''' - You can merge two outfits by wearing one, then selecting a second outfit and choosing '''Wear - Add to existing outfit''' from either the context (right-click) menu or the gear menu.
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* '''Save over an existing outfit''' - You can either '''Save''' an outfit to replace the older version in seconds, or '''Save As''' to make a copy.
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* '''Smart Shop button''' - In '''Edit Outfit''', click a clothing item layer, then click the shopping cart to look for items of that specific type on the [http://marketplace.secondlife.com Marketplace].
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* '''{{win|Wearing}} tab''' - A simple list of everything you're wearing: {{xref|body part|body parts}}, {{xref|clothing}}, and {{xref|attachment|attached objects}}.
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== Tips ==
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* Changes to what you're wearing won't alter the base outfit unless you click '''Save'''.
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* Inventory folders ''don't'' automatically become Outfit folder — that would leave you with some pretty strange outfits! To convert a folder into an outfit:
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*# Click '''My Inventory''' sidebar tab.
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*# Navigate to the folder you want to wear, then right-click the folder and choose '''Replace Current Outfit'''.
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*# Click '''My Appearance''' sidebar tab.
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*# Click '''Save As''' and give your new outfit an awesome name.
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* When in '''Edit Outfit''' and after you've clicked '''Add More''', you can drag the bar dividing the top and bottom to choose how much space you want each part to have.
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Latest revision as of 07:41, 3 November 2011

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