Maitreya Lara | The Mesh Directory

This is an overview of the Maitreya Lara mesh body for Second Life avatars. As always I strongly encourage you to demo before making any final purchases. For more mesh heads and bodies head on over to The Mesh Directory.

Basic Info

Creator – Maitreya
Product –
Lara
Price – L$2750
Review Version – 5.3

Included Parts

Body – Yes 
Head – No
Hands – Yes (bento)
Feet – Yes (5 styles controlled via HUD)
Skin – Yes (Glam Affair applier and BoM)

Copy Yes
Transfer – No
Mod – No

Appliers, BOM, and Compatibility

Bakes on Mesh (BOM) –Yes
Applier Layers –
Yes (3 layers)
Applier Save Slots – Yes 
Materials Enabled – Yes
Omega – Yes
Universal Neck Standard ?When used with the same skin tone, heads and bodies both using the Universal Neck Standard result in a seamless neck. Yes
Additional Neck Sizing Options – Yes

HUD

The Maitreya Lara HUD
Click to view HUD at actual size

Pros, Neutral Notes, and Cons

Other things of note to consider that haven’t been mentioned above.

Pros

  • Very popular body with tons of products made specifically to work with it
  • Easy to find items to use with it in all sorts of styles
  • The clothing/underwear/tattoo layers are separate objects that can be removed to keep your complexity low.

Neutral Notes

  • Lara has been a super popular body for a long time. As such many products have been made for it. That said, newer bodies have come out and more and more creators are dropping Lara support in favor of the newer bodies.

Cons

  • Only lends itself to slender or athletic shapes

What’s In The Box

Release Updates

September 7, 2020 – v5.3

  • Neck Changes
    • Head and body makers are moving toward a universal standard to help eliminate seams between the parts.
    • The new v3 HUD has the new standard in sizes 0 and 5.

Official Maitreya Links

Do you have Lara? Tell me what you think.
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5 thoughts on “Maitreya Lara | The Mesh Directory”

  1. I’m fairly new to SL (I guess I played it when I was 14 or something but ended up quitting after an hour because everything was too confusing/overwhelming for me back then lol) and I was looking for an updated mesh body review when I found your blog. While I still have loads to catch up on, thank you for the informative posts 😀

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  2. Maitreya was honestly the first body that I ever had in SL. (Along with good ol’ fashioned TMP lol) Granted it’s been geared towards the slimmer population, it is possible to get it to look a bit curvier. I have found that the way I shaped it, (since it’s my current body because I went back to it), many people have confused my body shape with either Legacy or Freya.

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