This section of the blog has all my articles related to Blender. The articles are a collection of news, tips, and tutorials.
AvaStar, the Blender add-on for Second Life animation, has released a new update. The details are here: Avastar-2.0-alpha_3_blender-2-77. This is not a version for regular use. It requires that you use the Project Bento viewer to upload the animations made with it. You can upload to either the main or preview grids. This release has … Continue reading
Blender has some safety nets. If you have ever lost work from a crash, forgetting to save, or saving over a file you wanted to keep… then this video is for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-ot0j8W2XE
I see a new site offering inexpensive materials for use in Blender. Of course there is the question of whether those materials can be used in Second Life. It looks like they can and cannot… I’ll explain. A Blender Material is very different than the materials we use in Second Life™. In SL we use … Continue reading
March 19, 2016 Blender™ released the latest version 2.77. I’m just noticing the update. I haven’t tried to install AvaStar yet. I have a another project in progress. So, let me know if you have tried it. The noted changes are:
Again I didn’t make it to the Bento meeting. Inara did and has her coverage and some audio here: Project Bento User Group update 10 with audio. Last week a new project viewer was released, version 188.8.131.523150. This has bone changes and some bones’ name changes. While it is hoped this is the last change to … Continue reading
I found some Blender Add-ons that have been around for a while. I’m just seeing them. I list them after the video. I see ways to use some of them with my Second Life™ creations. UV Squares – As you saw in the video some surfaces/shapes just don’t unwrap the way we would like. This … Continue reading
Inara has an update from the last meeting that looks complete and has audio from the meeting. See: Project Bento User Group update 2 with audio. She has broken the audio clips up by topic, which is handy. For those short on time, the meat from the meeting:
With Project Bento in the works I expect lots of changes in AvaStar. Machinimatrix has announce a change in AvaStar 2.0.6. See: Avastar-2: Bind to Pose Operator. I generally find these privacy settings annoying. I consider this change in AvaStar a promotional advantage, so I think you would want the information to get wide coverage.