– Kemono avatar Q and A –
May 6, 2014 28 Comments
Okay so i have been getting a lot of questions from people that just cant keep their pants on, when is it coming out? how much will it cost? and so on, so im going to address the most popular questions here and paste this link every time im asked the same thing for the 93529857th time again.
When is it coming out?
Man, I probably hate this question the most. I have no idea and i cant give any rough estimations, but i can give you this bit of info and you can make your own estimations.
The body and its HUD are done being scripted(well sort off, the solution to the joint offset problem wasn’t implemented yet) the head and its HUD are now being worked on, this will probably be the most complicated part of it, after that its just going to be some minor stuff and it will be done.
You see the thing is, to us SL content creators, this is more like a hobby than a job, we do not have to wake up every morning and work for 8 hours for 5 days a week. We can wake up whenever we want and choose not to work if we dont feel like it and go play videogames or watch tv. We can take a day or a week off whenever we want, we can also be unexpectedly interrupted by phone calls from friends that wanna drag you out to a party or some shit. The only deadlines we have are ones that are set by ourselves as a form of a personal challenge(and we even fail to meet those). All this makes it borderline impossible to predict anything.
How much will it cost?
Not sure about this one either, my guess it will not be less than 800L and not more than 1000L.
Now some say its a bit too expensive, but you have to take into consideration that just the m3 head alone costs 500L, than there’s also the body and HUD that could probably go up to 500L on their own too since they are a lot more advanced than the Avatar 2.0 currently is and a lot more work has been put into it, and than there’s also all that other crap that comes with it. And now compare all this with something like the Viss that comes naked, doesnt do anything and costs 2000L.
Will this be a fitted mesh thing?
No, because of the god awful implementation of it by LL, This topic is a whole new can of worms in itself that im going to open up in another post.
If i ever do get around making this fitted mesh, the only parts of the body im going to rig for fitted mesh it will be the ass and legs.
Will it have different size boobs like the Avatar 2.0?
I have planty of shit on my hands as is, having to make 6 version of the same clothing item is no joy, and its the reason why clothing creation is going so slow for the Avatar 2.0. Having different boob sizes on this avatar too would double that load.
Well than why dont you rig the boobs for fitted mesh so we could adjust the size ourselfs?
Do you really want this?
Or are you expecting fitted mesh to do some sort of magic?
Will there be a male version?
For the same reason stated above in the boob size question.
Will the Avatar 2.0 clothes work with it?
No but i will be making both Avatar 2.0 and Kemono versions of all future clothes as well as porting existing Avatar 2.0 clothes to Kemono.
Will all the current M3 and Avatar 2.0 mods work with this avatar?
The head will work with eyes, eyelashes, blush and tears that are made for the original M3 head, Skin textures and eyebrows will not work.
Nothing made for the Avatar 2.0 will work with this avatar.
Are the UV maps similar to M3 and Avatar 2.0?
Will it support asymmetrical textures like the M3 head?