Allow us to set Textures on Avatars like they work on Entities


#1

Could bring up a bit more variation if we could adjust the textures loaded for avatars and attachments, similarly how you can do it with entities :slight_smile:. That is a temporary measure for variation, until we have better control over shapekeys as I’ve defined in the Avatar Standard Specification I made a good year ago.

I am currently planning on reworking my old legacy avatars into PBR in High Fidelity into a more updated look just to spice things up, but it would be nice if people could mod the textures since we do not have that many avatars yet out.


#2

Is a good idea, wonders if being able to access material colours inworld could be useful also
I was playing with blenders vertex colour which is still mostly broken. That working would be so useful to shade models which have tiled textures


#3

If the fix the mixamo avatars so the look normal and good again. It’s more easy to make own clothing to i think. Avatar things other long todo list.

But changing textures would make it at least more easy to make it more like individual avatar.


#4

Considering the PBR makes it wonderfully easy just to color swap the albeido of objects, but still look good, definitely.


#5

Yeah - we probably need access to the texture JSON field for AVs same as models. It would be nice if (pseudo-code) you could;
set.myAvTextureBlock = someJSONblock;


#6

But, and mabye that is the reason why it’s not implemented. How do you make sure only you can change it. and not also everyone on the domain with edit rights ?


#7

It would be done by having an owner ID that only the owner is permitted to make changes to entity/avatar info.


#8

Considering you already have access to, and can adjust avatar url location though the MyAvatar object, I do not see a difference of adjusting the Avatar textures sources either.

MyAvatar just needs some general safeguards so that only authorized local scripts have access to it


#9

Well, on the subject of Mixamo avatars and clothing, I did a search for it… and came across this page on HiFi avatars, which features Mixamo avatar making prominantly:

https://readme.highfidelity.com/docs/creating-avatars-1

…and also quickly noticed all the pictures in it seem to be broken links. Whoops! OO That needs to be fixed. :smiley: