This section of the blog has all my articles related to Blender. The articles are a collection of news, tips, and tutorials.
Today AvaStar released a new release. You can get it from your products page. I’m not sure what, if anything, is new or changed. I assume there are bug fixes. If you read the problems I had adding in the Slink 2.0.30 rig to the then current 2.0.46, you are aware of one problem. The … Continue reading
The Latest Word 6/1 Late Talking with Eleanora Newell (AvaStar) and Siddean Munro (Slink) We have come to the conclusion the updater in AvaStar 2RC8 has a bug. It will supposedly be fixed in 2RC9. Fortunately, we don’t have to deal with the bug. Siddean Munro has updated the May 2017 Slink Dev Kit. The … Continue reading
I saw people talking about AvaStar 2RC8 (2.0-46) in group chat. I can’t find any announcement of it being released. There is update information in the release notes: Fixed in Avastar 2.0-46 (Avastar-2-RC8). There are about a dozen and half fixes. There is also information about: Limited Bind Pose Support for Blender 2.79. For those … Continue reading
Adding more detail and making a texture look real takes some effort. The know-how is in a tutorial in this series: Creating a Realistic Head in Blender – part 08 – Clothing Textures. In the 8th of the series, CG Cookie Blender is working on the clothes. So, don’t let the title put you off. … Continue reading
I’m not that great at texture painting in 3D. I am trying to get better. So, when this video caught my eye, I checked it out. Blender Character Texture Painting (Play List). Darrin Lile made the videos. I think he did a good job. There are six in the set, each about 15 minutes long. … Continue reading
I like Slink and I’m playing with making clothes for my Slink Body, attached mesh and applier type clothes. So, I’ve been hoping this update would provide a bit better help for the applier clothes. Nope. This kit is for those making mesh clothes. I received an email letting me know:
For some of the stuff I make, I need to do a lower poly final version for use in Second Life. Rico Cilliers has a demo of doing retopology on YouTube. See Manual Retopology in Blender- Tips and Tricks. I saw several tricks that are new to me. For Second Life, I do a high … Continue reading
We are still on version avastar-2RC7_blender-2-77. There is a new video out (5/8) showing how to handle Bind Poses wjen working with the Classic avatar and Fitted Mesh clothes. There is a slightly older video showing how to use the new Bento capable AvaStar to create Tinys and Giants.