I’ve found 3D modeling a pain, the software makes my brain cry.
But Rod Humble shared this amazing video that seems to make 3D modeling very easy.
With just a few clicks the “3-Sweep technique” seems to pull an image out of a photo and turn it into a 3D object.
At the moment this is still in development but if it becomes public I am sure the creators of Second Life would be quite excited.
Especially now that mesh has made creating more difficult, something like this could bring easy ‘meshing’ back to the masses.
Although this may only happen if Linden Lab fixes the huge accidental (?) typo in the current TOS that allows them to own everything uploaded into SL…
They need to put the “solely for the purposes of providing and promoting the Service” phrasing back and all will be well again.
For more about the HUGE TOS problem, read this;
“I’ve found 3D modeling a pain, the software makes my brain cry”
Hahaha! That was awesome Jo! Thanks for that 🙂 Very funny *Applause* I used to feel that way back in 2005 when I first started learning how to make mesh. I got pretty good at it, but never felt the need to become a merchant until I noticed Sl was introducing Materials. I’m an Ace at making normal maps, and weight mapped characters and felt it would give me an advantage as a Mesh creator. So I decided to create a really nice female mesh avatar, with a full body normal map 99% distortion free UV Coordinates, and a very pretty Video Game level Shape and appearance. I even bought myself a copy of Avastar and was ready to give my female mesh avatar away for free, and then sell a development kit for cheap were a creator can easily create and transfer their SL avatar skins, and also paint on a subdivided version of my mesh avatar, among other great features.
To put it short it could of been a mesh avatar standard that could of worked, but then LL goes and throws a wrench in my well oiled machine and all my work is now for nothing, cause I am now considering developing for the Unity 3d engine instead. They are close to finishing an avatar standard, that would allow people to upload and sell, Clothing and accessories for their avatar similar to how it works for SL now. I am really upset about the TOS change, it’s so aggressive sounding, to the point where it’s sickening. To me its clear that you are giving your creations away so LL can do what ever they want with them. Then I go and read the Unity 3d engine developer info and they sound more appreciative, and encouraging about developing for them.
LL WTF!! WHY-TORMENT-FRIENDS!! lol.
Yeah I’m a bit of a comedian myself 🙂 I’m not creating things for the marketplace not after this TOS change. I used to be optimistic about LL, and felt bad about how residents felt about them. Not so much anymore.
Mila Edelman said:
Hello Mila 🙂 Do want? As in I should create for the Market Place? The new TOS sounds terrible. But I do like the Idea of starting a thread at community.secondlife.com to show the great features of my mesh avatar. If I post a thread with info on my mesh avatar and its development kit, I’ll post a link here. If its ok with Jo. Right I almost forgot, that video you posted is just amazing, I was really impressed. But I worry how dense the geometry is with the models it creates.
Jo Yardley said:
Go for it!
Ok 🙂 Thanks Jo. I love the blog image you have on top, it seems sooo cozy. The winter time is my favorite. I’m always watching 2005’s KingKong during the winter. Mila, those are very powerful words for a discouraged, would be content creator. “Do Want” 🙂 they must of resonated in a part of me, and made me realize that maybe a mesh avatar standard would be refreshing, and should be pursued. Thank You. Mila I’ve stumbled on your store before, your stuff is really cute 🙂 I think so cause, well loving KingKong and all. You are a content making machine girrrl! Ok so I’m gonna go on a Photoshop binging non-fiasco lol to prepare some images. Then I’ll start a thread with info and be right back here to add the link sometime tomorrow.
Mila Edelman said:
I’m very glad to hear that. Feel free to friend me on facebook, and send me a link via message there, if you would. I’m interested to see how your product for the marketplace turns out.
Hey Mila, thanks for the facebook friends invite. I spent most of the day today reading all the TOS news and I am feeling so upset about spending two months on my mesh avatar and now there isnt going to be the same enthusiasim about building and creating for the marketplace as before. That was the whole point, hoping people would buy my development kit and build for my mesh avatar. Right now I am feeling really let down by this company, and really don’t want any part of it now. This reminds me of how enthusiastic I was about Autodesk and 3ds Max in the old days, then started noticing Autodesks Bullshit of not caring about fixing their bugs, all they cared about was releasing new vesions and adding new features to the point I got fed up and became a Cinema 4D expert. Cinema 4D never crashes on me. All my work for nothin.
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