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wiki:controlling_your_avatar_s_appearance [2019/03/29 19:49]
Royale Mobian [Understanding and customizing rigged mesh-style avatars]
wiki:controlling_your_avatar_s_appearance [2019/07/01 13:52] (current)
Royale Mobian [Getting a rigged mesh avatar from a Marketplace]
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 ====== Controlling your avatar'​s appearance ====== ====== Controlling your avatar'​s appearance ======
-Introduction to avatars in Mobius Grid.+===== Introduction to avatars in Mobius Grid. =====
  
 Your avatar is your representative in Mobius Grid. By controlling your avatar, you can explore, interact with Mobius Grid, and communicate with other avatars controlled by Mobius Grid users. Your avatar is your representative in Mobius Grid. By controlling your avatar, you can explore, interact with Mobius Grid, and communicate with other avatars controlled by Mobius Grid users.
  
 Because avatars represent you, they are an important form of self-expression and the first thing many new users want to do after arriving in Mobius Grid is customize their avatar'​s appearance. There are many, many options for customizing your look, and there is a huge market on the hypergrid for user-designed body shapes, clothing, makeup, hairstyles, accessories,​ and even complete avatars. This article will help you take your first steps toward finding a style that you and your avatar can be proud of.  Because avatars represent you, they are an important form of self-expression and the first thing many new users want to do after arriving in Mobius Grid is customize their avatar'​s appearance. There are many, many options for customizing your look, and there is a huge market on the hypergrid for user-designed body shapes, clothing, makeup, hairstyles, accessories,​ and even complete avatars. This article will help you take your first steps toward finding a style that you and your avatar can be proud of. 
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 +===== Using the Avatar Picker to choose a pre-made avatar =====
  
 ===== Customizing a legacy style avatar ​ ===== ===== Customizing a legacy style avatar ​ =====
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 This type of avatar allows 3D content creators to design models in a third-party tool such as [[http://​www.autodesk.com/​products/​maya/​overview|Maya]] or [[https://​www.blender.org/​|Blender]],​ allowing them to take advantage of the latest graphics updates to Mobius Grid and create highly detailed human and non-humanoid avatar forms. However, due to their nature as an overlay on top of a hidden legacy avatar, mesh avatars may not wear the texture-based clothing made for legacy avatars. Mesh avatars may also have difficulty interacting with attachments,​ accessories or animations that were originally intended for legacy avatars; for help finding appropriate clothing, see Buying clothing that fits your avatar. ​ This type of avatar allows 3D content creators to design models in a third-party tool such as [[http://​www.autodesk.com/​products/​maya/​overview|Maya]] or [[https://​www.blender.org/​|Blender]],​ allowing them to take advantage of the latest graphics updates to Mobius Grid and create highly detailed human and non-humanoid avatar forms. However, due to their nature as an overlay on top of a hidden legacy avatar, mesh avatars may not wear the texture-based clothing made for legacy avatars. Mesh avatars may also have difficulty interacting with attachments,​ accessories or animations that were originally intended for legacy avatars; for help finding appropriate clothing, see Buying clothing that fits your avatar. ​
  
 +==== Getting a rigged mesh avatar from a Marketplace ====
 +Because mesh avatars are designed by a variety of content creators, the process of obtaining and wearing a mesh avatar may vary greatly by the merchant; the following is a generic scenario: ​
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