I used the last 3 days to try to get an avatar without those insane black eyelashes.
So far here what I tried:
**1-Fuse => Maximo => HF (Black eyelashes) **
2-Fuse => Maximo => Blender => HF (rigging get destroyed. Legs doing S, extra space under the shoulders, deformity. )
3-Fuse => OBJ => (fix the alpha in texture with Photoshop) => Maximo (eyelashes looked good in it) => HF (rigging poor, eyelashes are broken again (by Maximo))
4-Fuse => Maximo => Autodesk FBX Converter (2013.03) to get the texture in a folder => (fix the alpha in texture with Photoshop) => HF (rigging work, Material get broken)
5-Fuse => Maximo (FBX Unity) => HF (Black eyelashes)
6-Fuse => Maximo (DEA) => Blender => FBX => HF (T-Pose… but the material were anyway too affected)
7-MakeHuman + Blender = Damn are you crazy! you want me to rig that manually! (It’s very sad because they are open source and they miss an opportunity to not build a bridge to HF.)
8-ReadyRoom… where, as the name say it, only the room is ready… For what I saw, base on what they install on my machine, it’s far to be plugged to any asset market that we could try in order to buy.
Apparently, there is not too much any easy options to create an avatar for HF.
So all we have to offer to the new resident is a blue, asexual, naked, nonhuman creature avatar…
(Do you really like to feel naked to explore around ? )
I understand that you are focused on the core functionalities to just have this universe working.
But HF is basically a complicated thing to jump in for the creator, so imagine for the simple visitor.
And they will expect to minimally have an avatar with a minimum of customization… otherwise, that will be “been there, done that” rapidly.
I have chosen to invest time here in HF, after have seen which direction have chosen the other pretenders to the metaverse (that I can’t write the name).
And to me, HF is more aligned with my vision of the metaverse.
I fear that the game will have been played before the next 2 years. And those little things might have a significant importance. I would be very sad if the market move to any close market solution and left HF deserted.
It will take more than 7 people online to make something happen. People will stay if they feel that they can be something in it, I think it starts by a custom avatar.
That said, if someone has a good idea to solve that eyelashes thing that is not destroying all the rest, let me know.
No, I won’t talk about the chat