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Maitreya AutoHide BodyFaces Tutorial

Maitreya AutoHide BodyFaces

Maitreya AutoHide BodyFaces allows creators to place a script in their mesh clothing, that hides the parts of the body that need to be hidden for that item. When the mesh clothing item gets attached, it will automatically hide the sections that were programmed in the script to hide. This makes it easier for us to change clothing without having to mess with the alpha hud at all. If your clothing creator is not using this script for their clothes, you can create it yourself for your favorite outfits and never have to mess with the alpha hud again. You can put the script inside any prim and place it in the item folder so when wearing the outfit, just wear the prim as well and voila, no need to use the alpha hud!

The Autohiding kit is available at the Maitreya Mainstore, right above the Lara Mesh Body vendor and the Developer Kit. Anyone can pick it up for FREE, not just creators, and use it to create scripts for their clothing and outfits.

Once you open the kit, inside the folder you will find the following items:

The instructions are short, concise and very easy to follow. Nobody showed me how to do it and I was able to just follow the instructions on my own and create an invisible prim to wear with one of my favorite outfits pictured below.

Maitreya AutoHide BodyFaces

Here is how I did it:

  1. I right-clicked on the Maitreya AutoHide BodyFaces V2 0.3 script and made it no transfer (according to the instructions notecard)
  2. I rezzed a prim on the floor and dragged the script inside it.
  3. I made a copy of the Maitreya AutoHide Config Card and all of the bits that needed to be hidden I changed to 1. In order to figure out which ones should be hidden and which should be visible, I used the Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha Sections Applier (pictured here) to apply the alpha sections tattoo on my body and that made it easier to see which areas I needed to hide and change in the notecard. Along with the applier, I also used the Maitreya_AlphaZones_Upper image and the Maitreya_AlphaZones_Lower image to figure out the configuration. It took me about 20 minutes to figure it out. This is my configuration for the Zaara Chandni Lehenga I am wearing in the image.
  4. I saved the notecard and dragged it into the box as well. The script worked and the notecard disappeared. I then made the box transparent from the texture tab in the edit menu and then I picked it up, placed it in my Zaara Chandni Lehenga folder and wore it. The AutoHide script worked within a second and all my bits that were showing disappeared. Please note, when using this script the hidden sections will always be added to whatever someone already had hidden on the mesh body alpha HUD. To start fresh with each outfit or item, you first need to press ‘show all’ on the mesh body alpha HUD.

Creators can do this with all items they make from now on. It doesn’t work as well as fitted mesh does (if the fitmesh is designed for that body) but it does make it a lot easier to change clothing and not worry about messing with the alpha hud. It definitely helps speed up the process of changing your clothes which is something that the introduction of mesh bodies made a lot more complicated. So hopefully, this neat little feature that Maitreya has incorporated will save everyone a lot of time.

One important thing to note for creators, the code textures in the folder named Maitreya_AlphaZones_Upper image and the Maitreya_AlphaZones_Lower image are both full perm, so you can save them to your computer and place them on the body you use in your 3D program, to show which areas can be hidden. That way you can, if you want, make sure your design works well with the Maitreya alpha options.

I also wanted to add a little note about the Maitreya Mesh Clothing Designer Kit. A lot of people have been wondering and asking when it will be released. It’s currently in production and will be sent to approved designers very soon. When I get more updates about this, I’ll make sure to share them here.

I hope you found this tutorial informative and not too confusing. I tried to keep it simple, but really, the instructions notecard that comes with the kit is very straight forward and easy to follow. I hope you find this feature as useful as I do. Teleport over the the Maitreya Mainstore and pick up the kit today!

» You can view all of my current tutorials on my tutorials page.

The outfit I’m wearing in the first image is the new Maitreya swimsuit released at Summerfest. It is fitmesh and made to fit the Maitreya Lara body. It does not have nor need the autohide feature because the fitmesh works so well on top of the body. A lot of the older Maitreya items are either getting the AutoHide feature (such as the updated jeans and the updated leather pants) or are being reworked for the Maitreya body. If you have purchased any of these items in the past, you can head to the mainstore and hit the redelivery terminal.

for 1st pic:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: -Glam Affair – Eles Jamaica B 02 F by Aida Ewing (@ Shiny Shabby) (SLurl)
*Hair: ::Exile::Full Of Grace by Kavar Cleanslate (@ C88)
*Swimsuit: Maitreya Caia One-piece * Maroon * Lara Mesh Body by Onyx LeShelle (@ Summerfest)
*Kimono: Maitreya Sabra Kimono * Tribal 2 Sheer * Lara Body by Onyx LeShelle (@ Summerfest)
*Sandals: Pure Poison – Lulla Sandals – Black – Maitreya by Pety Galaxy (@ Shiny Shabby) (SLurl)
*Glasses: Izzie’s – Round Tortoiseshell Sunglasses beige by Izzie Button
*Necklace: (Yummy) Chunky Crystal – Pink by Polyester Partridge (@ Arcade)
*Bag: MonCheri Fringe Boho Bag L #Suede Brown by Freya Olivieri (@ Arcade)
*Earrings: ^^Swallow^^ BirdCage Earring BICOLOR 1 by Luciayes Magic (@ Arcade)
*Pose: Vestige Project Runway Next Model by VestigeCreations
Location: Fox Hollow

for 2nd pic:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: –Glam Affair – Rose – India 05 F by Aida Ewing
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sally by Truth Hawks
*Outfit: Zaara : Chandni lehenga (S) *ivory gold* by Zaara Kohime
*Jewelry: Zaara Nizam by Zaara Kohime

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