“It,” of course, is the latest upgrade to the Maitreya Lara body. the latest version of which is 5.0.2. In this post, I’m going to tell you everything I like about it, as well as what I don’t like about it.
What I Don’t Like About It
That’s easy: nothing. Absolutely nothing at all. So let’s move on, shall we?
What I Do Like About It
Wow! Where do I begin? Remember in previous versions how you had to add an alpha layer, then the body, then the arms and legs, etc. until you were finally wearing the complete body? That’s changed.
Now you add the alpha layer, and then the body. That’s it. You’re done. Everything else—clothes, tattoos, underwear, lingerie—all have their own layers. And unless you want to wear a tattoo, there’s no need to wear the layer, thus reducing your display weight.
Your skin tones are controlled through a new HUD, as are foot positions, fingernail settings, etc.
Another Something Great
Save sticks. No more worries about saving a particular outfit to, well, the Outfits folder. Find the Maitreya Mesh Body – Save Stick V5.0.1 (rez to rename) in the main Maitreya folder, drag it to the ground and edit the name to something easy to remember that has the name of whatever out fit you’re currently wearing, and take it back into your inventory.
Let’s say I’m wearing a yellow bikini. I’ll follow the steps above, renaming it “Yellow Bikini.” Then I’ll take it back into my inventory. The next step is to ADD it, then click on it:
(The arrow indicates the Save Stick.) Now all I have to do is click on the SAVE ALL button and wait for the process to complete. Then I’ll detach it, and it will return into my inventory.
The next time I want to wear that outfit again, I simply ADD the stick, touch it, and click the Load All button.
Best of all, the complete outfit only takes up a single prim (the Save Stick) in my inventory, as opposed to how many items in that outfit would take up the old way of saving it to the Outfits folder. Oh, and you can have as many save sticks as you need, since it’s copy-able.
Oops! Almost Forgot!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some shopping to do!