Updated: 22nd January 2020 – Converted to New Editor
I have been a moderator of the wardrobe support team since early 2017 which became the trigger to writing this tutorial. The pages are not a concise document of all Wardrobe features, its more a step by step tutorial for the Wardrobe Novice or as a general resource for seasoned Wardrobe users.
The purpose here is not to say this is how you should use the CTS Wardrobe system. It is to provide a glimpse into the way I have the system configured and how I use it. As stated above, it’s not concise, I do not cover every potential feature and/or option. My primary focus here is to provide a walk through of how to get started.
For myself a key component was having a methodology that worked alongside my Open Collar and also provided me with the option to easily find things in inventory natively within the SL viewer. I also had a key requirement that it should be minimal effort to add new items as well as easily perform updates to items when they are sent out (I.e Mesh bodies/heads). I wanted the flexibility to mix and match what I am wearing 99% of the time without Wardrobe forcing me to wear complete outfits.
My advice for anyone is; “How you use Wardrobe must be a way that works for you.”
I can’t stress how important it is that individuals adopt a way that works best for how they wish to use the wardrobe. How I do it may not be what works for you.
Images used within these pages maybe OUT-OF-DATE, and will be denoted by a caption under the image. Reason for this is I am constantly tweeking things as I fine tune how I do my inventory. Currently I have begun the process of reworking my #RLV folder structure as well as a overhaul of the Wardrobe item names/folders to guarantee every matching item folder under the #RLV path structure has a unique HEX value key within the item name.
Additionally at the top right corner of every page is an Updated DD month YYYY date, this will give you an idea of how long it has been since I reviewed the page.
You can view my wardrobes public link via the QR code or clicking HERE. For me, CTS Wardrobe is my primary tool for dressing/(add) & undressing/(detach) and since it is fundamentally an RLV tool. I therefore place everything attachable within the #RLV\ path.
I strongly recommend that anyone considering or is using to Join the Wardrobe Support Group or copy and past the link below into local chat in your SL viewer. There are plenty of experienced Wardrobians (name given to use by Isa Aristocrat) who are happy to help out any who requires advice.
CTS Wardrobe Tutorial Walk-through
If your new to Wardrobe and are wanting a tutorial to walk through that helps with setting up from scratch, then you should start with the “Basics”. If you don’t own the CTS Wardrobe and interested in purchasing it, there are links on the side bar.
Basics – What you need to know
- 1. RLV Setup
- 1.1 RLV Inventory Expanded
- 2. Wardrobe Setup
- 3. Adding Items
- 4. Base Outfits
- 4.1 Integrating BoM Layer Styles [Coming Soon]
- 5. Backup & Restore
- 6. Tags
Advanced – Upping your knowledge
I plan to cover the followIng tutorials in the future; A more in-depth look at Editing, Multi-Edit, Brand Directory, Page Appearance and Rulebook.