Steam Gets Meshed

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I found my first male free mesh outfit the other day, its a group gift from Yasum and is part of a full avatar group gift that comes complete with shape, skin, hair, outfit and shoes. What I found interesting and will probably be a challenge in the early days of mesh clothing, is that I attempted to mix and match by adding a different shirt to the mesh pants. However as I had to wear an alpha layer with the mesh pants (seems to be the case with all mesh pants), the alpha layer cut off the bottom section of the standard shirt layer I tried to wear, so in the end I was forced to wear the mesh tank that came with the outfit. To my mind this was a bit restrictive, it will be addressed no doubt as more mesh clothing becomes available, but until this happens I can see some restriction to wearing mesh and non mesh clothing together as an outfit. The other new experience was when I went to wear a prim belt, it actually removed the mesh pants which had attached themselves to my pelvis attachment point, as opposed to wearing them as a clothing layer which was until mesh, the norm (n.b. the alpha layer I had to wear was actually the layer that was “worn”). This is not a problem as the new viewers support multiple attachments to the same point, but it does appear that it will reduce your ability to attach multiple items by one. Maybe not a big problem but worth noting.

The textures in mesh clothing are certainly smoother, their lines a lot sharper but the “wearing” is certainly a lot different; different clothing sizes are required to match different avatar sizes. This outift included 2 different sizes of pants to suit slim or muscular avatars.

Today Steam is wearing:
Outfit including shoes – Yasum: Leather Thief, group gift
Hair – Acarvim:Tattoo layer hair, found at the gift area at MADdesigns
Tattoo – Wicked Tattoos: Untouchable, medium ink, lucky letter gift
Sunglasses – SZD: Sunglasses black, store gift
Necklace & Piercings: GABRIEL, group gifts
Finger tape: Crank, old hunt gift
Poses – Photo taken for free at the Free Photography Studio and Mall and edited in GIMP

As always the items shown were available at the time of writing at no cost or the cost indicated , but no warranty is given that they will continue to be so – that is totally at the discretion of the Store Owner/Designer.

Keep having fun.

Words: Steam Engineer
Photography: Steam Engineer

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