Help for using the Hair Dye HUDs and hairstyle Infinity Packs will be placed here.
When using these HUDs, if there’s something you don’t quite understand, I suggest you try it first. I’ve explained everything to the best of my abilities here, and most likely I’m going to redirect you to tihs notecard or the website for answers, unless i’m absolutely sure the answer is not here. That said, don’t hesitate to ask me. Just make sure you read this page before coming to me for questions, as your question may be answered here.
- Color Tint HUD
- flexiControl HUD
- Hair Dye HUD
Color Tint HUD
Please note: this HUD does not add flexi to a hairstyle, it must already be fitted with flexi parts for the HUD to work.
This is what I believe to be a really exciting feature I’ve added recently. This portion of the HUD allows you to change the settings for flexi parts in your hair. You can change the softness, how they respond to wind, and the gravity settings. You can also turn flexi off or hide the flexi pieces for a different look.
Use this feature to hide or show flexi pieces than you’ve previously hidden. Sometimes this allows you to get a look that’s a bit different than how the hair looks WITH the flexi.
What this option does is turn the flexi toggle for the hair OFF, or back ON. When you turn the flexi back on it will revert to the default settings, so you’ll need to load your settings into the hair again if you’ve made any changes.
There are three settings you can change; Softness, Wind, and Gravity. You’ll have to click one of these buttons to change their parameters. Once you’ve chosen a setting, click on the left arrow to lower it or the right arrow to raise it.
Once you have some settings you want to try, go ahead and click the “Apply” button. The HUD will now make the changes to your hair!
You can save presets of flexi settings that you like by first using the Adjustment Picker to create some settings, then clicking on one of the number buttons under the text “Presets.” The HUD will ask you if you’d like to create a custom name for it, which will display above the settings after loading the preset. The HUD will give you further instructions on how to name the preset in local chat.
Once you’ve saved a preset in a slot, its number will turn green to show that settings have been saved there. When you click on it, a menu will pop up telling you the name of the preset and asking if you’d like to Load, Resave, or Delete the preset.
Presets are saved in the object description, so you will not lose your presets if you have to reset your HUD.
I’ve include 3 presets for you already.
1 – Default, just an example of a preset. This will load the samething as clicking on the “Default” button.
2 – Wind Blown, this one changes your hair to be affected by any wind environment effects SL has.
3 – Anti-Gravity, this preset changes the gravity settings, which gives your hair a floating look.
Hair Dye HUD
IF YOU NEED TO HARD RESET YOUR HUD:
If you HUD is unresponsive, try this first.
You can do this by going to Tools > Reset Scripts in Selection, while in edit/build mode with your HUD selected.
If using viewer 2, this is under Build > Scripts > Reset Scripts
Sorry, this is currently only in English, and I can only offer support in English.
1a. Image-based helpers
2. How To
2a. Quick Start
2b. Full Instructions
3. Special Features
3b. Full Bright
First off, as with the rest of my hair, this is NOT a HUD for tinting your hair. Use the Tint HUD for that.
Congratulations on your purchase of a hair coloring HUD for Alice Project hairstyles, the most sophisticated hair HUD system in SL. I’ve created this system because I tend to get crazy when I make hair textures and make tons and tons of them, and I like to be able to offer them all to everyone. The HUD system allows me to do just that.
Before you get on to ANY of these steps, you must purchase an Infinity Pack of a hairstyle. This HUD will NOT work with hairstyles that are not labeled as an Infinity Pack.
Dyeing your hair can be done in 3 easy steps (maybe 4 if you have a multi pack dye HUD).
0. (Multi packs only) Choose a color pack (first large button). This is usually a choice between Naturals or Colors
1. Choose a color group (i.e. Red, Blue, Blonde, Black) (second large button)
2. Make sure none of the Parts (1 2 3 4, Streaks, Flexi) are selected unless you ONLY want to dye part of your hair. Clicking on a green highlighted number or text will deselect it. Pressing “All” above the word “Part” will remove all selections.
3. Choose a dye color. The HUD will confirm your selection and your hair should begin coloring.
When using the Click Version of a hairstyle, remember that before your hair will respond to anything you press on the HUD, you MUST click on it first. I’ve included this version just in case anyone is worried about any lag the hair may be causing. This way when your hair is not in use (as in dying it, not just wearing it ;D), it’s definitely not generating any excess lag no matter what. However, I’ve worked very hard to make sure they are virtually lag-free when they’re idling, and both versions have idle times of about 0.010 – 0.012ms.
Again, before you can do any of this, you should have a hairstyle that’s labled as an Infinity Pack.
Picking a color
0. (Mega Pack Only) Choose your color pack
Packs are usually Naturals, Colors, Natural Tips, or Color Tips, but watch out for special packs that deviate from the norm! In addition to using the C button, you can also turn the HUD left or right to browse through the available color packs.
1. Choose your color group
At the top of the HUD there is a small bar that has all of the colors available in a specific color pack. Clicking on these will bring up a a selection of colors or shades in that color group.
Select the part of your hair you want to dye (Legacy hairstyles support Streaks ONLY). Hairstyles can currently be broken up into 4 parts. Streaks for a hairstyle can also support up to 4 streak sections/parts. If the “Streaks” or “Flexi” option is highlighted, the HUD will only dye these parts. If neither is selected, it will dye everything in the part that you select.
You can deselect part (1, 2, 3, 4) by clicking on the number again, or by cliking the “All” button. The all button does clear Flexi or Streaks, so much sure you click on of these first.
2. Touch your hair
This is REQUIRED when you want to perform any action that will interact directly with hair marked as “Click Version.” You do not need to do this if you’re only deciding which color you want to dye your hair, or picking a color pack.
3. Choose your dye color
Now is the time to click on one of the colors at the bottom. After a second or two (or longer, depending on sim lag) your hair will start to change color! Yay!
Here is a basic explanation of the five buttons at the top of the HUD. A more detailed description of some of these features is below.
Resize button, use this to activate the resize features of your hair.
Full Bright button, makes your hair full bright. See below for a full explanation of this feature. This also requires you to click on your hair first.
Perma-Dye button, for making script-less copies of your hair. Please use this feature with CAUTION as I will not give refunds for or replace hairstyles because you accidently deleted the scripts in them. I include an extra copy of each style just in case. If you DO mess, this visit the store and use a redelivery terminal.
Reset button, used to reset your HUD back to it’s original settings. Should your HUD completely crash, you may have to do a hard reset using the tools menu ( Tools > Reset Scripts in Selection, while in edit/build mode with your HUD selected.) You may need to do this when you first aquire your HUD.
Help button, gives you another copy of this notecard, just in case you lose it/delete it for inventory space and need another one.
~ Full Bright~
I’ve found this can be pretty useful when taking screenshots, and it also helps to show the beauty of a texture that otherwise looks pretty dull under normal SL lighting. I always include a Full Bright copy of my hairstyles in the normal color packs, so here’s that option for the dyable versions.
This is pretty straight forward: click the FB button and you’ll get a dialog asking if you want to turn full bright On or Off. Make your choice there! Oh, and don’t forget to touch your hair first, of course.
When using the Hair Dye HUD, it’s a lot faster (and/or easier) to permanently dye your hairstyles, since you odn’t have to do it manually. Again, this ONLY works on the blank hairstyles bought from either Alice Project. When you click the PD button on the HUD (don’t forgot to click on your hair first), you will receive this message (both in the chat screen and the dialog box):
Making your hair Perma-Dye deletes the dye script in your hairstyle. Make sure you’re using a COPY of the original blank haristyle before you continue.
Are you sure you want to PERMANENTLY dye this hairstyle?
You will still be able to edit the hair usual.
If you really are prepared to Perma-Dye your hair, click “yes” and the dye script will delete itself from the hairstyle you’re wearing, but not before being super nice and renaming the hairstyle so that it reflects your color choice.
The HUD checks silently for an update each time you put it on. In the event that there is an update to any of the dye HUDs, when you put them on, they will automatically send you a copy of the most recent version.