We have the new Mesh Deformer Project Viewer. The upload options for deformable mesh have changed. All deformable mesh items previous made are now obsolete. It seems the viewer will not deform mesh previously uploaded.
If you are one of the helpful people that uploaded test clothes for the Mesh Deformer project, you need to upload the items again. The upload will set the new avatar selector switch, which will make then usable for testing.
The original request for test clothes is: Mesh Garments needed for testing deformer.
From the SL Blog linked to above:
If you’d like to contribute items for this effort, please:
- Upload them with the current version of the official Project Viewer for the Deformer. You can find a download link on the test build wiki page, and record the full version number of the viewer you used (from the Help > About Second Life floater).
- Put a copy of the garment (no-modify is fine, but please allow copy and transfer) into a Notecard that describes what the garment is intended to demonstrate or test. Links to images of what you think it should look like would be useful; be sure to include the version number from the viewer in the Notecard.
- Send the Notecard to Oz Linden
- Optionally, attach the mesh file to STORM-1716
I’d like to get Contribution Agreements from anyone submitting garments; contact me for details on that if you need them.
You can get a copy of the Contribution Agreement here: Linden Lab Official: Contribution Agreement. This wiki page contains the terms of the Contribution Agreement.
Some people object to the agreement and will not sign it. The agreement does provide Linden Lab full rights to contributed items as a JOINT OWNER with independent rights. This means they can do anything they want with the items and will not need to ever ask your permission.
Wackadoodles assign all sorts of ridiculous motives for the wording. I think the basic motive is to avoid being sued for using or distributing the items you contribute to Linden Lab and Second Life.
Also, the Lab doesn’t do special cases simply because trying to keep special rights straight among 200 employees over the years as people come and go would be an onerous task. Without doubt they would screw up at some point and get sued. So, they only allow it into the company if they have the right to use it however they may need.
Your rights are not reduced. You do not give up or surrender any rights. You gave non-exclusive rights to the Lab and retain all your rights. You are still an owner and have no requirement to ask Linden Lab’s permission before doing whatever you want to do with your creation, in or out of SL. Read section #2 of the agreement. It states both the Lab and you will have rights as if each were the sole owner.
If you fear Linden Lab is going to make a fortune distributing your contribution and that is a problem for you, don’t contribute. But… get real. Are test clothes really worth all that much? I am having trouble making clothes of the quality I see some others making. So, I probably have a lower opinion of the value of a mesh clothing items without the final presentation texturing then some. I just don’t see them being all that valuable. Nor do I see the Lab being interested in distributing these items for any reason other than testing the Deformer. But, it is your call.
We need test clothes for the Deformer. This latest change means we have no test clothes until they are resubmitted or new ones are submitted.