I’ve had a curiosity for some time, and thought that a thread might satisfy it for myself and others who are wondering. Like I said previously, one thing I love about Hifi is its open nature, and the fact that (unlike Second Life) both the client and the server software are open sourced, with functionality and logins not centralized to a specific server.
There does however seem to be an exception from this rule so far: Assets. Last I checked, you need to contact one of the project admins if you wish to upload a new model (such as an avatar) to use in Hifi. I also couldn’t find any information on how you can include your own images, sounds, etc. I imagine this might already be possible, so I hope I’m not asking something obvious here.
I was wondering how this is going to work in the end, if there are any plans for a final system at this stage. Will the asset server software also be opened up, so users can host their own content with and for their worlds? I hope that Highfidelity doesn’t plan to leave everyone dependent on the official data server(s) alone, and give them the ability to host their own models / textures / sounds on personal servers.