– Updates, ABC dummies and a new shape for the M4 Anime head –

First, lets get these updates out of the way, more things have been fixed on both heads, these would be:

*Fixed – An oversight with listeners in both HUDs not canceling when the ignore button is pressed on the UUID box, grabbing and applying later pasted UUIDs to the wrong parts of the head.
*Fixed – Bug with the script in the LL necks on both heads causing skins to apply wrong.
*Added – A secondary head shape, more about this one further down this post.
*Change – Version numbers have been changed for everything to 1.3 to avoid confusion.

– New things from ABC –

New type of pierced puffy addon nipples for the ABC bouncy boobs, these come as a free update to the ABC bouncy boobs.

ABC is tired of having to manually give people links to her dummies but too lazy to make a blog or a website of her own so she asked me to post these on mine, so here they are.

Boobs dummy: https://www.mediafire.com/?9ch9642t98d7jfw
Flat dummy: https://www.mediafire.com/?elv1zna302cn5r7
Male dummy: http://www.mediafire.com/download/i2ennmc69xozyn8/ABCmaledummy.zip

– New shape for the M4 Anime head –

So it seems that despite my best efforts to explain to people that since a rigged mesh head cannot be resized and moved around like the the old heads, you cannot make it fit every hair in existence, and because of that the head looks really weird with half of the hair you try it with, mainly because the face looks too big compared to the hair, making it look like either the eyes are too big or something else is off , and they just need to pick the right hair(Ayashi and Taketomi works well).

The right hair makes all the difference as you can see in this compilation of people doing it right.
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But still not being able to use half of the hair on SL without looking really goofy is kind of a bummer so i was working on an alternative shape for those situations.

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Left is the old shape, right is the new shape.

What i did here is mostly just scale the face portion of the head bellow the forehead, I also fixed the super pointy chin cuz it was bugging me a lot, i also moved the mouth and nose upwards a little to compensate for the smaller chin as well as rotated and moved the portion of the face bellow the nose forward a little to make it look less weird from top angles as well as remove the impression that its always smiling.

Now if this wont make make the head basic bitch proof, nothing will.

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– Av2 1.14 dummy updated –

I realized i forgot to bind the lower body dummy to the armature and that is causing a lot of confusion for people, so i have updated the dummy, it should now work ok with appearance sliders too.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/q8m9wm4zvaad941/av2+1.14.x+dummies+v2.zip

I also included some additional notes that will help you understand how to even use this mess of a dummy.

– Heres some things to know about before you begin doing anything with this dummy –

Make sure you have Avastar version 2.0.43 or better
If you have a later version of Avasstar, be careful when updating the rig, that feature always breaks something.
The upper body part uses the original non Avastar LL/Avatar 2.0 armature(avatar-old), you need this for correct arm length and shoulder position, if you want to match the ingame model, because Avastar has its own idea on how long the arms and shoulders need to be, and even if it matches up perfectly in blender, it will not match the ingame model and there is no way to fix that.
The lower part of the body is the new fitted mesh Avastar rig.
Be careful when binding new meshes to the armature, make sure the butt slider is at 30 and not 25, even though 25 should be the Avastar default, if you use 25 it will not match the butt for some reason, i dunno maybe its some Avastar bug(i also might be confusing 25 with 30 so flip those numbers around if it isnt working).
For some reason avatar is Avastar is always switched to basic mode and doesnt remember what mode was used last for that project file so you will need to switch it to experimental mode.

– Rigging tips –

If you have a clothing piece that covers both lower and upper part of the body:
A. If your clothing piece does not contain arms and shoulders in it, like lets say a tank top, duplicate the upper body mesh and join it with the lower body, be sure appearance/shape sliders and the appearance editor are disabled for the lower body mesh before you join or the mesh will explode the moment you try to move the sliders. After you joined it, enable the sliders again.

B. You have a clothing piece that covers both lower and upper parts and include arms and shoulders but isnt skin tight, same as above only include arms too.

C. you have a clothing piece that covers both lower and upper parts and includes arms and shoulders and is skin tight, split it in half the same way that the upper and lower body parts are on the dummy, rig both parts to the body parts of the dummy, and use the invisible edge method (take the avatar 2.0 apart ingame with ctrl+alt+t enabled to see what the invisible edge looks like) or copy vertex normals from the seam before you split the clothing piece in 2 parts and than apply those vertex normals to both edges after its split in 2.

 

– Avatar 2.0 1.14 Dummies and textures –

Alright, i threw together a bunch of developer resources for the new av2 v1.14 for you to play with.

Current 1.14.x mesh dummies (fitmesh/bento) http://www.mediafire.com/file/92mggr71jwurn28/av2+1.14.x+dummies.zip
Note: These are the full detail models, not poly count reduced versions of the original.

av2 1.14.x skins.zip – New skins for avatar 2.0 v1.14
1.14 texture resources.zip – New UV maps and textures for the Avatar 2.0 v1.14 head

– Avatar 2.0 and Kemono bento dummies –

Was going to wait till the bento version of Avastar gets all the bugs worked out (like ruining your rigs) and goes out of beta to release proper dummies but it doesnt look like thats going to ever happen and people just cant keep their pants on, nagging me to release the dummies, so here they are.

Kemono bento dummy http://www.mediafire.com/file/977xf08xuwvwn9u/Kemono+Dummy+bento.zip

Avatar 2.0 bento dummy http://www.mediafire.com/file/0cahr6jhngzd20f/av2+bento+dummy.zip