By accessing the texture editor from the Outfit tab, you can create new outfits by overlaying different templates.
In this article, we'll be explaining the basics of overlaying outfits.
Why Overlaying Outfits?
By overlaying different outfit templates you can create new, unique outfits. There is no limit to what sort of template you can use together. Once you picked two or more templates, you can customize them via the parameters and texture editor, creating your desired silhouette.
The outfit pictured below was created overlaying two long coats. For example, the ruffles in the apron and shoulder area are part of the second layer. This silhouette could not be achieved with a single layer.
How to Overlay Outfits
To overlay outfits, you will need to open the texture editor from the Outfit tab.
Here, we'll be explaining how to overlay outfits in order to create a classic maid outfit like the one above.
1. Create a New Template
Go to the desired outfit category and open the Custom tab, then click on the + button.
2. Select a First Template
The template you select here will be the one your model wears underneath the overlayed outfits.
3. Open the Texture Editor
Now that you have a base for the custom item to work with, click on "Edit Texture".
4. Add Another Template
Your model is now wearing the template you selected.
Click on "Add Template" to add a new one for your model to wear on top of that.
5. Select a Template to Overlay
Select the template you wish to overlay. You can pick the exact same template as the first one or a totally different one.
For example, you can pick "Dress" as a template to wear on top of something from the Tops category as well.
This time we'll be overlaying 2 long coats (high neck), and adjusting the shape for each of them.
6. Edit the Texture for the First Template
The model in the 3D preview should now be wearing two outfits.
On the right-hand panel, you'll be able to see the two outfits. You can change the texture for both from here.
In this article, we are using "Long Coat" as the first template, and we imported a texture we prepared beforehand.
7. Edit the Texture for the Second Template
Now we edit the texture for the overlayed outfit, as we did for the first template.
We're going to use this template for the apron ruffles, so we painted it white.
8. Edit Parameters for Each Template
Click on the slider-like icon on the side of the outfit name, on the right-hand panel. This will call up the parameters panel on the right of the screen.
Now you can edit parameters and customize the silhouette for the templates.
You can change parameters individually for each template.
This is how the screen appears with the parameters panel showing.
Click on the same icon again to go back to the brush panel.
Let's customize the silhouette for both outfits by clicking the sliders icon and playing around with parameters.
9. Save the Final Outfit
When you try to close the editor, you'll be prompted with a message asking you if you want to save the outfit you created. Check the boxes with the categories you wish to save the outfit in, and click on "Save as new item".
Once the outfit is saved, it will be displayed in the categories you selected.
You can make your model wear those outfits by clicking on them from the Custom tab.
You can also restart editing them at any time by clicking on the "Edit Preset" on the right hand of the screen.
With the Overlay feature, you have absolute freedom to create new outfits and silhouettes by combining existing templates.
Try it out and see it for yourself!