Hello Creators! We are thrilled to announce the full release of Layered Clothing is officially live! We thank you for your excitement for this huge release and we are excited to officially introduce new ways for our community to customize avatars.
You may have noticed that many new layered clothing catalog items were recently added to the Avatar Catalog, such as the Trench Coat and Samurai Armour. This is only a tiny preview of the endless possibilities that Layered Clothing can achieve and we are happy to announce that there are over 2,000 available layered clothing assets available on the Catalog on release today with many more on the way.
Layered Clothing are clothes that stretch and fit over any avatar body and existing layered items. You can find the current collection of Layered Clothing in the Clothing category of the Catalog. At this time, when customizing your outfit in the Avatar Editor, your avatar can wear one clothing item at a time from each of the categories:
- Tops (Tshirts, Shirts, Sweaters)
- Outerwear (Jackets)
- Bottoms (Pants, Shorts, Dresses & Skirts)
- Shoes (Left shoe and Right shoe)
Read more about the work behind building Layered Clothing on our blog.
Layered clothing is enabled by default for all experiences. If you have opted to disable the feature during our beta testing, you can re-enable layered clothing by setting the experience’s StaterPlayer property LoadCharacterLayeredClothing to Default.
Similar to regular accessories, layered clothing assets are first modeled and created in 3D software such as Blender or Maya before importing into Studio. To achieve the layering effect, a few additional steps are required during the modeling process before exporting from Blender or Maya.
Look out for upcoming Layered Clothing creator docs for more information on creating layered clothing assets, including a Blender guide with reference examples on adding cages and parenting to a mannequin armature.
At this moment, only creators accepted to the UGC program can upload layered clothing assets to the catalog.
We are excited to see the awesome clothing and outfit combinations that the community comes up with! With that in mind, we are focusing our efforts on making it easier and quicker to create and implement layered clothing in your experiences.
A few of these initiatives include:
- Additional Studio tools and documentation to improve ease of clothing and avatar creation.
- New Catalog Asset Bugs category created in DevForum specifically for troubleshooting layered assets.
- Continual performance improvements.
Thanks again for everyone’s support and the amazing experiences that you have created. We can’t wait to see what the community can come up with!