Back to Basics: Changing Your Avatar in Second Life

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The Different Avatars Choice given to you when you sigh up to the Second Life game. It is one of many free games that will allow you to live the way you want to live. 

Second Life have been as given its users a lot more variety to choose from since its start in 2005. Over the years Second Life Residents can choose from User generated content and their own starter avatars. It very easy to switch between the two. From Vampires, Werewolves avatars, Cars, and the normal human avatar.

So how do you change to these new avatars? It fairly simple actually. In the current Second Life up dated viewer, you have a Sidebar, which is located on the left side of your viewer. It has your avatar choices (as  shown above), outfits options, your inventory where items go when you buy them, the search button where you search for second life content, Places where landmarks are saved when you are given them, your voice settings, and your mini map which is a small that shows you the area on the sim you are in.

While it is important to learn about Search, Places, Voice Settings and Your mini map, that will have to come sometime later. For now it will be the first three buttons we will focus on.


Second Life is filled to the brim with different kinds of avatars, this is part of SL’s creative freedom, you can be anything you want to be here and Linden Labs is showing you this by adding on new avatars that step into the different kinds you can be in this virtual world. Don’t believe me? Check out our Awesome Avatars Section. Think of your avatar as a way of expressing yourself. Whether you want to be a human, a car or a furry, you have the freedom to do so.


If you want to change your appearance and you don’t have clothes, you can always use the outfits given you for another avatars. Just right-click on the item and Wear, Add to Current Outfit, or replace Current Outfit. This is automatically add anything you click to your avatar.

To remove items, you can either: Right Click and then click Detach this item. You can also Click the wearing tab, as soon in the picture, this will list every item that you are wearing, to remove them, once again you have to right-click and then detach this item.

Your Inventory

When you start buying items, whether free or not. Anything you receive in second life is placed in your inventory. To wear clothes from your inventory you can double-click the item and it will appear on your avatar.

Nice and simple. Have fun.

If you any questions about Second Life and Avatars, don’t forget to visit the Torch SL Guide Group in world: secondlife:///app/group/c9805496-74de-d093-f3af-5b9dbec426de/about

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