This section of the blog has all my articles related to Blender. The articles are a collection of news, tips, and tutorials.
Medhue streamed a tutorial this weekend. He was showing how to switch between IK and FK animating. In September 2014 I was facing that problem and posted a tutorial titled: Blender-AvaStar Animation IK/FK Tip because I couldn’t find any tutorials saying how to change between the two animating styles. I think the video is a … Continue reading
Medhue Simoni is doing a live stream YouTube presentation on Second Life™ subjects. You can catch his previous live streams, now videos, on his YouTube channel. For now he plans to start a stream between 8 and 9 AM SLT. I caught this one live. YouTube provides a live chat channel to go with the … Continue reading
There are two formats of animation file used in Second Life™. Which one to use? Medhue gives us his take on the two formats. Basically, ANIM avoids the SL Import Program’s gotchas. Medhue talks about animation priorities, for the overall animation and/or for each individual bone. Bone translation has additional options in ANIM. If you … Continue reading
Medhue Simoni has posted a tutorial on making hand animations and a pose library. Having a pose library makes animating go much faster.
How Bump, Normal, and Depth Maps are created in Photoshop changed in 2017 CC. I hadn’t noticed until I needed to make a normal map. Then I stumbled across this video while checking to see if NVIDIA’s normal map tool would work with the newest 2017 CC. The video uses the 3D mode. When creating … Continue reading
I noticed Machinimatrix posting a video on how to integrate Manuel Bastioni with AvaStar. BElow is an image link to the video as it won’t display embedded here. Sheeesh.. So, what is Manuel Bastioni? It is an open source character generator for Blender. Seems it is competition for MakeHuman. The download is here: Manuel Bastioni.
New RC AvaStar 2 RC-6 is out. You can download it from your products page. Unless you spend time watching chat in the AvaStar-Blender and AvaStar Support groups you have no idea what changed. The change log was last updated in September 2016. Update: Gaia & Eleanora decided to change where updates to release notes/change … Continue reading
In my article AvaStar Tutorial: Adding the Slink Model to AvaStar I provide the steps to get the Slink Mesh Dev Model updated in AvaStar 2RC5. Slink has been handing out a model made with AvaStar 1.1.34. So, there are a lot of AvaStar updates between that and 2RC5. Enough so that 2RC5 can’t update … Continue reading