I love this mohair skirt from The Closet. In fact, I have it in three colors and if she made more colors, I would probably have it in those colors as well. And putting it together with some warm cozy tights and well, you have my favorite sort of run-around outfit. And it must be, I think I ran around in it for three days. But there was a problem – and not to single out The Closet – it is widespread problem that affects clothes from many stores and designers. It’s one that would be very simple to fix, though. The thing is – no mod prim clothing is just plain bad business practice.
You see, for the longest time our mesh was grey and so all our system clothing was a bit darker than our prim clothing unless we or the designer added a dash of grey in the texture window. But now, in the Release Candidate, that old glitch has been fixed and our mesh is white and so our system clothes are the color they shoud be and our prim clothes no longer need a dash of grey to match. Because this skirt was no-mod, the photo above is what it looked liked.
Now, I was able to IM the designer and she graciously replaced all my prims with white ones so I have my lovely skirt back and I can wear it again. However, that’s not the best option, it’s going to be onerous for her to replace every prim from every outfit she has sold. How much easier if the prims had been sold as modifiable in the first place. There are fashion lovers by the score frustrated with clothes that are tinted for the old mesh and not modifiable to match the new mesh.
I know that designers choose No-Mod to make copy theft harder – but it doesn’t prevent copying and it’s not your prims that give your clothes their value. It’s your textures, the way you add light and shadow, crickles and wrinkles and realism. That’s the artistry that gives value. You can have the nicest prim in the universe, but a flat texture won’t make it pretty. That’s why very few people get exercised about some people selling full-perm sculpties for others to texture, it’s the texturing that takes it from being a shape to being clothing. People who know much more than me about computers and coding are pretty unanimous that no-mod is no protection.
So, why not make life easier for you (do you really want to be sending out replacement prims to every customer) and for your customers (do you really want to make them IM you to make their clothes wearable again) and make it modifiable. Besides – what guarantee do we have that some time in the future the mesh won’t change back to grey, or pale lilac, mauve, chartreuse?
Okay, I feel a bit guilty using this fabulous skirt to highlight and illustrate my short rant about the no-mod issue so here’s one more picture showing you how perfectly lovely the skirt is. Remember, this affects clothes from across the grid, from Lelutka to Zenith to The Closet to DP YumYum and many many more. These are good designers who make quality clothes that hundreds of people love so let’s hope that the future is modifiable.
Please comment. I plan to send a link to several designers and your comments might help persuade them if they see this is deeply and widely felt.
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