Updated: 16th September 2019
Now that I have provided an overview of my inventory setup its now time to integrate those with the Wardrobe system. For generic FAQ’s visit the FAQ page at Carlyle Theas Solutions.
2.1: Unpacking and initial Setup
I am assuming you have at least created the #RLV folder and enabled RLV in the viewer and that you want to use the wardrobe for dressing(adding)/undressing(detaching) items via either the web dashboard or the in-world shared media wardrobe. If not then read the previous page before continuing.
I am also assuming here that you have ample SL knowledge and have an understanding of how the basics all work.
Step 2.2: Add the wardrobe HuD
Add the HUD and click the wardrobe symbol in the middle of the HUD, you will be presented with a URL link to your wardrobe page. Click here for a guide to the HUD.
IMPORTANT: This is your personal URL and under no circumstance should it be shared with anyone. By anyone I mean anyone. I will explain how to create a public read only link later.
2.3: Assign a Password
Now that your in your wardrobe web dashboard the first thing you should do is secure it with a password. DO NOT use your SL account password.
If this is the first time setting your password then ignore (A). Just follow the numbered steps. (1) “Preferences” then (2) “Security”. (3) Check “Us a Password” then (4) enter password followed by (5) to confirm the password. If your changing you password then you would replace step (3) with (A) “Enter your current password”.
Now click OK and close your browser, return back to the SL viewer and click the wardrobe again on the HUD, this time when you go to your URL link you should be presented with a login prompt. Your personal wardrobe dashboard URL is now protected by a Wardrobe Login.
If you have lots of passwords and find it hard to keep track of them. There are plenty of password manger tools you can download. I use mSecure cause of its seamless integration across platforms, namely PC and my tablet. Alternate is to use a free package such as Dashlane or Lastpass with optional buy upgrades.
2.4: Setting Default Preferences
As I said earlier there are many ways to use the wardrobe system and what works for one person may not work for another. These policies which are defined in preferences or in items are the way I choose to use the system. I suggest you think about how you want to define your default policies and go with what you believe works best for you.
As you can see above I choose options that prevents wardrobe from detaching items. I do this because when I change I often mix and match so its much easier for me to use “Worn Outfits” and “Take Off” prior to dressing.
I also use the Maitreya AutoHide Kit for lots of outfits. Often I find the toggling of alpha segments on my body fire in the wrong sequence. This is neither a Maitreya nor Wardrobe issue, its a SL channel queue issue that can be impacted by a Regions performance especially when under significant load with minimal free script time and/or suffering Time Dilation. In theory the Dressing Delay feature introduced in 2019 should resolve this issue which means I could look at altering the way Wardrobe defaults work.
Update: I am currently testing a Maitreya Alpha Reset HUD I made that auto detaches when worn. This should allow me to fully automate the toggling of alpha segments on my body for all outfits. See my Maitreya AutoHide Kit page for more details on how I use the toolkit.
2.5: Sharing Your Wardrobe (optional)
You do have the ability to create and manage URL links that allow you to share your wardrobe with others. There are various permissions that can be assigned from simply giving people a read only view, to rating all the way to allowing dressing/undressing and even deleting. You can also assign an expiry value in minutes, hours and days or limit the items to be viewed if you wish.
One shared link everyone should create is a read only link, this is the link you would share with others to show them your wardrobe. Its also the link you would supply if you want your wardrobe shared on the Wardrobe Samples page.
To do this select (1) “Tools” and then (2) “Create Link” or Manage Links. This will open up the link creation panel. If you did use Manage Link, then select “Add Link” to bring up the link creation panel.
In the example below I am Ignoring the Link Expiry and in the Permissions section I have chosen to not check the “Allow viewing private items” option.
(1) Give your link a descriptive name. For example I simply called this “Read Only View”.
(2) check “Allow viewing items” at a minimum. I would also suggest you also check “Show item tags, dates, remarks”.
If your going to check “Show item rating” then you might as well check “Allow rating items”.
Now scroll down to see the items section at the bottom of the panel. (3) “Allow all items to be viewed” will be checked by default if creating a new link. As you can see you can alter this to any one of the other 3 options. In this situation you just want to leave it as shown. Once completed and you click OK, a URL link will be created, you can now share this URL to anyone you wish to share a read only view of your wardrobe with.
You can create other links and limit those links by time and items if you wish. This is really handy for the submissive who wants to give their Dom access to dress/undress them. Even though there is the option, I would suggest that you don’t give anyone “Allow editing items” or “Allow deleting items”.
Created links can be managed via “Tools” and then selecting “Manage Links”.
2.6: Locking the HuD (optional)
To lock the HuD and prevent it from been detached click the menu icon (3 lines left of camera image) Click on Setup and then Lock HUD to lock it.
- If you have to reset scripts in the HuD you will need to LOCK it again.
- Locking the HuD does impose further RLV restrictions that prevents you from using the “Drop Image on HuD” method to add items to the wardrobe.
Your now set and ready to start using your wardrobe by 3: Adding Items.