So I finally caved and got a mesh capable viewer. My friend then wanted me to try on a bunch of mesh items to see what I thought, so I got demos for Hair, a dress, and a Centaur avatar.
The Cloths: I tried on a mesh gown.
It had a "heels and No heels version as well as a curvy, non curvy". The first thing I noticed when I put it on was that my skin showed through in different areas because my avas tend to be a bit curvy, which was quickly cleared up when I put on the alpha layer, which basically makes your body go Poof" under the dress.
The none curvy was to flat chested for me to wear, and the curvy was to big busted so that the dress gaped by my breasts. From what I can tell, you can't adjust mush so what it is...is what it is, and you are pretty much SoL if it doesn't fit right.
Also when you walked, it looked a bit like you were floating. My feet seemed to have vanished and it reminded me a tad of Mortisha Adams from the Adams Family cartoons.
Overall I gave this outfit a thumbs down.
I also tried on a Centaur Ava
It was horrid. It didn't walk right, the details were...eh...the textures were eh...it just looked awkward.
I give it a BIG thumbs down.
Lastly I tried on hair.
I was pleasantly surprised. It actually looks rather nice on. While it has no floaty pieces like your normal prim hair, it does move with the body instead of sticking through it. The textures were nice and the thinner pieces added realism. The pic does NOT do this hair justice, it is much nicer on.
I DID however find issues with it. I tried many different ones on, mainly they fall to cover the breasts..but my ava is very flat chested...not like...completely flat but not huge either. When I put it on the hair over the breasts fell quite a few inches away from my actual body. Since you can't adjust it like you can a prim, your only choice is to adjust your actual body shape to meet the hair. Just the opposite is a problem as well. Make your breasts huge and the hair goes through them instead of laying over them.
There was also a small piece by the forehead that was driving me NUTS. I wanted to push it back into my head like I would with a prim but couldn't...cause...well..you can't.
So hair gets a -so so- for me...Some of it is cool. I found a great one from Lelutka. The hair was behind the shoulders so there was no issue there.
Most of it however, I had issues with it fitting my smaller frame.
So, thats my take on mesh. Anyone else have any good or bad experiences?
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