So last night I was wandering around the Maitreya store when I was approached by a girl who wanted to buy the mesh body, but wasn’t sure how to wear or use it. It occured to me that for many people, the mesh body topic is very daunting (hell, it was for me to start with), so I thought I’d write a really basic picture-tutorial on how to use the Maitreya Mesh Body. Most mesh bodies are similar, but if you’ve got one in particular that you’re struggling with, let me know and I’ll write one for that too <3 So here we go!
Step One: Unpack the bag/box of the body you’ve bought
“Wait, are those blocks or feet?”
Step Two: Add the full body alpha that is included with the body
“I think I lost weight…”
Step Three: Add the body, plus hands, feet and HUD
“THAT TICKLES!!! Hehe”
Step Four: Adjust your shape if you wish to. You can use your own shape (mesh body does not cover head, only neck down) and you can still use your normal body sliders to edit the shape if you like (for fitmesh bodies):
“Yes, you can still make them really, really big!”
Step Five: Add the HUD for any applier clothing you wish to use and apply it (Maitreya will prompt you and ask which layer to put it on, I’ve chosen underwear layer because it’s underwear). Other bodies (like Belleza) the HUD will include options for each layer, so just choose the applicable one.
Not seeing the clothes even though you’ve applied them? Make sure the layer is set to visible on your Maitreya HUD. In my case, you can see the shirt and pants are active because they’re coloured in white at the bottom of the HUD. Make sure the appropriate layer is active! If it isn’t, just click it to make it active.
Step Six: Want to use clothing that has Omega Appliers? Go to LovenLust, join their free group then walk upstairs in the big building to buy the Omega kit applicable to your body (usually 1L or 3L).
Unpack it. For Maitreya, you must wear the HUD contained in the pack every time you want to apply an Omega applier. For Belleza and other mesh bodies, just press the ‘Install’ button on the HUD in the pack and presto, you’re done!
“Helloooo up there!”
Step Seven: With the relay on your screen, open the product with the Omega applier, open the applier HUD and select to apply!
“Yay I can still wear sexy underwear! Thank you Blacklace!”
Step Eight: If you wish to wear normal mesh, just add the appropriate size as usual… but wait, my butt is poking through!!! I can’t apply an alpha layer, what do I do? Open the Maitreya HUD and select the ‘Alphas & Layers’ tab, there you will see a selection of body areas you can click to make them invisible!
“My butt is not THAT BIG!”
Step Nine: Once you’ve applied alpha to the necessary areas using the HUD, you’re set!!
Questions? Suggestions? Something you’d like to see me do a tutorial on? Leave a comment! <3