Hey all! Thanks for a very fun meeting today (in spite of the couple of voice/avatar server glitches)!
Just to recount some of the things we talked about. If I'm missing something or you'd like to add to it, feel free. I'm going to keep a mirror of these notes on our internal wiki too.
Users.js - No longer a default script, but still present in the existing scripts. Pretty much a consensus that this functionality is needed, which has been planned & prototyped last year but not yet implemented. We'd like to go over the proposed UI together. I'll see about getting that prototype in the forum here for your feedback.
Federated Asset Server - AWe touched on high level functionality of the proposed protected asset server mechanism to allow content creators to manage, host, serve, protect & sell their content. We'll keep you posted on this as it moves along.
Public Roadmap - We'd like to get some kind of public roadmap live so community members can see what's being worked on, to plan ahead and keep folks informed. Useful for external developers in particular to make sure they're not working on redundant functionality (although certainly if you can do a better job of it, there's no reason not to).
Ability to Sit Down - The ability to seat your avatar down using animation blending for IK... which dovetails into..
Animation functionality needs to be documented in JS Ref
Text chat - Since it's not included in default scripts, we talked about finding a standard, agreed-upon third party text chat system to t in-world when we need to share links, when voice goes down, etc. We talked about using Ctrl-Alt-David's script as a possible standard.
Kevin's blackjack game - Kevin demonstrated the blackjack card game he's been working on and shared the scripts. Looking and working great. Piper pointed out that the English call it 'Pontoon'. Whatever!
Terrain system - Discussed the need for a flexible and awesome terrain system. Voxel based solution is a popular one.
Jess - Introduced Jess Nunn, who is joining us to beautify & manage the forum, help with community management & take care of social media channels.
Some good questions that came up:
- Do we have any news on the planned currency system?
- Can the in-world avatar recording tool be made to save/export animation as an FBX?
A few tech comments/bugs/requests
- Improvement needed on xbox controller. I believe better camera control was needed
- Colliders on avatar bodies (limbs, hands, etc) ragdoll style, would be good for more precise bodily collision
- Improvements for cinematic, graceful camera controls.
Thanks again all for coming! Feel free to add more.