Note: While the images are from 2017 products, the content has been reviewed and is up to date as of July 2020.
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Sometimes things just don’t go as expected when using mesh heads and bodies in Second Life. Here are some of the most common issues:
- Skin, makeup or tattoos don’t apply
- Skin, makeup or tattoos appear distorted
- Eyelashes are clumpy
- Skin, makeup, or tattoos are shiny
- Makeup or tattoos are faded
- Old body parts show through the new mesh body parts
- And many, many more…
While all of these things can be very frustrating, thankfully they are usually an easy fix!
Some of the most common problems come from trying to use appliers. If you’re not familiar with them make sure to check out our in depth post on how appliers work.
If you’re finding that skin, makeup, or tattoos aren’t showing up at all it can be a few different things. First you’ll want to make sure you’re using the correct appliers. A Catwa applier, for example, won’t apply to a Lelutka head. If you’re using Omega appliers (the “universal” applier) make sure you also have your Omega System Relay Kits on. You may have to click the relays to activate them. For more information on ensuring you have the right applier and how to use appliers please check out Appliers: How Do They Work?