Red Lingerie: “MAITREYA MESH BODY “LARA”
White underwear: The Mesh Project Deluxe Body
Ok ok!! I am trying on the new Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara! Now… while I am a die hard addict of The Mesh Project I had to give this body a go after reading some blogs. In particular, the excellent and comprehensive review by The Newest Winkles which can be found here
It is very easy to use and to navigate around its hud system. I even managed to get the skin on the body to “somewhat” match my skin from the @The Mesh Project however the discerning eye will find it is not an “exact” match.
The Maitreya Lara Mesh body costs L$2,750L which includes hands and feet – also slink compatible. I included the wordy bits from a nc that came with the body.
“MAITREYA MESH BODY “LARA”
This Mesh body is fitted mesh, which means it will adjust to your shape and you can use the shape sliders to make the mesh body appear how you like it.
ALPHA FOR MESH CLOTHES
Lara comes with an Alpha HUD, which allows you to wear most of your standard sized mesh clothes in the same size or a size up. By toggling specific parts or entire sections off, it is possible to wear most of the mesh clothing currently available.
The body comes pre-packaged with 10 current skin tones from Glam Affair. If you have purchased skin appliers for the Maitreya mesh body from your favorite skin stores, you can save those in one of the 5 Save Slots on the HUD. With the color picker you can adjust the skin tone to fit a skin that does not have a designer released applier yet. Especially perfect for fantasy tones.
HANDS AND FEET
The mesh body comes with feet in 3 shapes: flat, medium and high. You can choose your foot shape the HUD’s ‘skins & options’ page. There are 3 nail length options for the hands and 19 nail options for both the toe- and fingernails, including French manicure and colors that range from light to dark. The Maitreya mesh body is also compatible with the Slink hands and feet size XS
There are five neck sizes that are based on avatar body fat and correspond to body fat on the 5 standard sizes: 0, 5, 7, 11 and 24. The neck Fix On/Off toggles a sheath to hide the seam between the mesh body and the avatar head. Ambient Occlusion (in your preferences ‘Graphics’ tab) needs to be off to prevent visible seams.
This mesh body can be textured with skins, tattoos and system clothes from your favorite designers, with the use of appliers. There are 3 extra layers on the body for this purpose. Having two or more of these extra layers visible, may result in alpha glitches. There is a ‘mask mode’ button to change the alpha mode for each of the extra layers. When toggled on, that fixes the glitches. Note that this alpha masking mode will only work well when textures have a sharp, defined alpha.
There is a ‘socks’ layer for the feet and a ‘gloves’ layer for the hands, which can also be activated with appliers.
On the Maitreya blog you can find a link to an application form for the developer kit: sl-maitreya.blogspot.com
The mesh body is also compatible with the Omega system.”
The mesh body comes with a lingerie applier set by Zaara and a Maitreya mesh bra & panties set in 16 colors, that is customizable by HUD.”
So considering #The Mesh Project.BETA) Deluxe Body(f) costs L$5K (comes with hands and feet) and is NOT slink compatible with no skins, then comparing linden to linden the Maitreya Lara Mesh body wins! However.. I am in love with the skin by the The Mesh Project. I love the torso on the The Mesh Project skin but I love the back of the Maitreya Mesh body. Also as stated in The Newest Winkles review, there isn’t a lot of appliers in the market for the Maitreya Mesh body but no doubt that will change soon. I really don’t know how creators will keep up with all of the mesh bodies!
Styling Credits for first two pictures:
Head: #The Mesh Project.(BETA) Head(f) – Fierce (Deluxe) RETROFIT with (Wear Me!) (RETROFIT Head Only) alpha
Eyebrows: THESKINSHOP (09) (EYEBROWS) ‘Sexy’ (Dark Brown) @The Mesh Project
Hairbase: THESKINSHOP (09) (HAIRBASE) ‘Classic’ (Platinum Hair) @The Mesh Project
Eyes: THESKINSHOP (EYECOLOR) ‘Reflect’ (Hazels) @The Mesh Project
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara Creator Onyx LeShelle
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