I have seen many people asking what difference mesh will make in Second Life. Others want to know what the difference is between mesh and sculpties. The best answer I’ve seen is in New World Notes article: What Mesh Will Do for Second Life Fashion – Illustrated.
The source for Hamet’s article is Damien Fate’s blog. Damien is showing many of the differences between mesh, standard SL clothes, and sculpty clothes.
I’ll point out again that the clothing textures people make for their mesh clothes will be unique to their clothes. If you do not have the clothing template for a particular maker, it will be hard to make clothes for that brand. But, will creators want more people making textures for their clothes?
I expect templates for tops and skirts to vary even when made by the same maker.
Will there come to be a single basic template that most creators use? I doubt it. I do suspect that some type of market for clothes with free templates to develop. But, many residents do not make clothes. So, I’m unsure how popular or great the demand will be for a template with the clothing.
There will be full perm mesh clothes that people can buy and resell. For those creators the templates will be necessary.
So, we will see some new markets opening. People will learn more about templates and how they work with mesh.