Cloud Party™, the other virtual world, announced yesterday the development team has released a new feature: animated attachments, think avatar wings and tails. I suppose one could use the attachments for ears too.
The team warns against animating faces as they are working on facial customization.
Without digging into how they work I can’t say much. But, the new attachments apparently get passed emote information. They have a picture of wings drooping as the avatar slimps in response to the ‘sigh’ emote.
Cloud party is steadily moving ahead. Last week, or a couple, they released new ‘regions’. The land choices in Cloud Party now go beyond just sky-islands.
Slowly, or quickly – depending on your perspective, Cloud Party is getting all the features of Second Life™