March 20, 2017 1 Comment
If you are a fan of B2 from Nier Automata, you might be interested in the following Kemono/M3 items.
You are now breathing manualy.
January 29, 2017 14 Comments
Rez your update cards cuz the following items are now bento compatible.
The avatar 2.0 now uses bento finger bones, to use other bento hand animations, set the hands to neutral position through the hud.
Kemono now uses bento finger and tail bones, for hand animations its the same deal as avatar 2.0, i have not tested the tail with other bento tail animations so i cant guarantee it wont look wonky, since i only rigged the tail to deform right using kemono tail animations.
The O.CA armor hands for avatar 2.0 and kemono and the modular arm glove kit for avatar 2.0 will work with this update too.
Also, haro is working on fingernails for kemono bento hands so keep an eye on their store.
January 20, 2017 8 Comments
So the hands and tail are pretty much done, just needs to be scripted now, but i ran into a road block with the avatar 2.0 face so that wont be coming out till march.
The joint position and bone translation problem
Not getting too much into technical detail, second life has one serious technical limitation that cannot be fixed without fundamentally rewriting the game code, and breaking a million other things when doing so.
Bento face bones allow you to not only animate the face of your mesh avatar, but also adjust the features of the face using the LL appearance editor sliders, creating your own unique faces. But in order to make full use of the bento face bones, mesh faces have to match the proportions of the LL avatar face(the whole derpy looking wide apart eyes and everything), but since the avatar 2.0 face has completely different proportions, it needs to use joint offsets to match the the face bones to its proportions.
But the problem with joint positions is that The way Appearance editor sliders work, is not compatible with joint offsets, not all of them but the big majority of the sliders dont work with it.
Now one way around it would be offsetting the joints using a bone translation animation, same thing that the kemono body uses for custom joint positions, but that creates new problem.
If i use a translation animation to offset the joints once, you will be able to edit your face in appearance editor, but playing any kind of other face animation that has bone translations or reloging will reset those changes, while people who just teleported into the sim wont be able to see the face correctly either without the translation animation playing constantly, but playing that constantly would also reset those changes, so its a non solution in the end and we are back where we have started.
Someone in the Avastar blender group mentioned that Avastar will have new feature soon that does some attaching thing thats supposed to be an alternative to joint positions, so i gotta wait till the march release and try again, if that fails than im afraid the Avatar 2 wont be able to use all the sliders, witch is a huge shame but i already got a plan on how to make alternative face features by using bone translation animations.
So anyway, i will just focus on updating the avatar 2.0 hands for now, we already managed to reduce the render weight by 25k by just using bento hands.
January 6, 2017 2 Comments
Kurombo has made specular/normal map appliers for the kemono body and venus head, these are more optimized and doesnt require a specific version of the head/body to work (i think)
December 24, 2016 58 Comments
So yeah bento is now part of the official firestorm release and the bento development tools are nearing completion so i started poking at it myself and heres what i got so far.
My goal is to make full use of the bento bones for avatar 2.0 and kemono to drastically cut down on the rendering weight, first im going to make use of the finger and tail bones so that we wouldnt need to use 89475984 invisible tails and hands, one will be enough! and than will see what i can do with the avatar 2.0 face. I might also re release bento versions of the M3 heads since those have a 9384658347598 polygons too that also eat up a lot of the render complexity thing but im not sure how well those rigged heads will align with different avatars since you wont be able to move them around anymore.
September 8, 2016 21 Comments
Get your update cards out for these hot new updates for all the m3 heads and avatar2.0
M3 Anime head v1.12.21:
-Head was restructured for better blinking code optimization, this fix should end the double eyelash thing once and for all, i hope…
-Added diagonal eye rolls in the roll menu.(finally!)
-Removed downwards eye angles from eye movement to fix the “I’ve seen some shit” look on your avatar’s face. (downwards angles can still be selected from the roll menu)
-Code optimizations regarding link tracking and other stuff.
M3 Venus Head v1.12.51:
-Fixed a bug with the tongue out + voice chat mouth animations causing the left eye to go blank.
-Removed downwards eye angles from eye movement.
M3 Kemono Head v1.13.30:
-Optimized blinking, this hopefully fix any blinking bugs.
-Fixed broken voice chat animation.
-Removed downwards eye angles from eye movement.
Avatar 2.0 v1.12.27:
-Fixed a bug with custom textures not applying to eyelashes.
-Fixed the no copy issue with the main box.
-Added the missing voice chat animation gestures.
Theres also something updated with the kemono body itself, i think the link tracking thing but im not sure cuz i forgot D:
The downwards angles explained
In reality, when the human eye is looking down, the eyelid moves down too, covering the white part above the iris. On SL however, this doesn’t happen, leaving your avatar with this really uncanny “I’ve seen some shit” look on your avatar’s face. So we removed the ability for the eye to look down during eye movement. But all the downwards angles can still be set through the eye roll menu in the options so no changes there.
As the work on the armors is closing a finish, it’s probably a good idea to give you guys a heads up, theres gonna be another Rikugou customization contest at launch of the 2 new armors, so you guys would have plenty of time to prepare for it. So get your Phtochop or MS Paint ready cuz you might be the lucky winner of one (or both) of the new armors !
More details about the contest will come soon.
February 9, 2016 Leave a comment
i have cooked up some more appliers. this time it’s a specular map applier for the venus head and a normal + specular map applier for the kemono body, [M3+] – Venus Anime Head (v.1.12.17) and Kemono – Body (v.1.13.25)
if you want to use these applier with older versions of venus/kemono or anything else, check this thread for instructions on how to modify the scripts to work with whatever you wanna apply materials onto. – M3 specular map applier-
February 9, 2016 7 Comments
ABC has made a bunch of new things for the kemono avatar.
2 new clothing items to go along with the male torso.
Rez your update cards for all the ABC tops because the new bouncy boobs are already compatible with all the ABC tops.
The boobs are fitted mesh, meaning they can be sized and also work with second life boob physics!
The male torso also comes with a muscle tone material applier hud thing witch adds muscle definition that is compatible with any kemono skin.