A New Viewer Character Avatar
The Character folder in our viewers is creaky, poorly documented and needs an overhaul. I’ve been making new topologies, researching and repairing the xml files, redesigning tga files. Chief collaborator: Kayaker Magic, who is working with the llm format. This is a work-in-progress, entirely built in opensource software and intended to be released soon as an open source tool for future developers and artists. Ready to show how far we’ve gotten, and what’s left to do.
Retired CPA, opera singer, fiber artist. I’ve been making character avatars since 2006, rigged mesh since 2010. Co-founder of Avatar Repertory Theater 2007-2017 and AnonLiterary Magazine 2007-2009 with Iain McCracken. Founder of New Media Arts Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity whose mission is virtual community libraries, arts and education, since 2010.
Kayaker Magic brought more than 4 decades of RL programming experience to writing scripted objects for OpenSim. He teaches classes every week on using the 3D modeling program Blender to create objects in-world. He has been learning how to use animesh to increase the functionality of objects while decreasing their lag on systems.