The past several weeks I see an alarming increase in the SL forums, from Customers (residents) asking for help because their Avatar refuses to load. I have experienced this first hand, and several other odd issues as well.
#1 Unable to get out of poof ball cloud mode
#2 My Avatar looking fine on my screen, but appears to be naked on other peoples screens
#3 My Avatar being squished up ( Ruthed ) ( dam, I thought we go rid of this problem )
#4 My Avatar has no hair on other peoples screens ( another old bug, back from the dead )
Fortunately these problems are relatively easy to fix. You need access to the Advanced Menu options in SL . Press ( Ctrl+Alt+D ) ( Cmd-orApple key+Alt+D ) for Mac users, this will place a new menu option ( Advanced ) on your upper bar.
Next open the Advanced Menu and click on Debug
For a better view of these screen shots, just double click.
Scroll down to ( renderunloadedavatar ) and click on it
And select True
This will load a basic Avatar shape, however you will more and likely be Ruthed, again this is not hard to fix. Open your Inventory and locate your Shape and wear it, next locate your Skin and wear it ****( note your Avatar's Shape and Skin are separate items ) and wha-laa ! you should be back to normal :_)
Next problem, your hair is missing, or you look just fine on your screen, but other people see you with no hair or partially naked, another easy problem to fix. Open your inventory and remove or detach the article of clothing or prim, and put it back on or attach it again. As a side note, if you happen to be in a very busy Sim, this may take a while, or not work at all. If its not working TP to an empty nearby region, and do it there.
There seems to be several reason's why this Old Bug has reared its ugly head again, in part it is due to the Lab rolling out new Server Code, that is not the whole story however, the increasing amount of TPV's available and how they deal with the SL inventory Cache. It is imperative that you create a separate Cache for each viewer * please see my post from July 31 Installing LL Viewer2 first things first *
If you are still having problems, I am inworld quite often, feel free to contact me. If I can help you out, I will be happy to do so :_)
JayR Cela :_)