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The first picture was when I completed the LPM, eventually I got rid of the back thigh panel because it won’t amount to anything once the normal map is in and it gave me an easier time building the knee-joint (I realized that I was expecting it lower than it actually is).
I figured I would also do a quick bending test. It appears to work just fine.
I’ve said it before, and I know that I am repeating myself on this point:
Remeshing is essential when you work with subdivision modifiers.
If you think that remeshing/retopologising is beneath you or that , then maybe you should do the world a favor and stop making SecondLife content.
Or content for any realtime application in fact.
This is the result of Monday/Tuesday: I am far from happy with it, I can see many potentially weak areas and it looks a bit too dense in places where it shouldn’t be. Other than that, reasonable progress I suppose.
I’ve put the finishing touches on the spurcuff straps: metal grommets, stitching and rivets. The contrast edge is a little runny but it’s only there for the preview, the edge of the low polygon model will be a separate face anyway. So the next step is to make the SL version … quickly if that is possible 🙂
I got those stitches fixed and corrected the grain scale… pretty much everywhere it had to be adjusted. Trying to think of a suitable way to “finish” this ankle strap, I was initially going to stitch it up but I’m not sure anymore, maybe a few simple round grommets to mark the holes for the locking post will do instead?
Quite a few things I haven’t posted about:
- Tested knocking down front and back to break the seam: Didn’t look that great.
- I built a set of spur/cuff combos, initially horizontal, then with a sharp angle, they give me a good chaining/locking point that make sense… I think.
- I tried to close the spur with a standard strap & buckle: Too big and impractical.
- Modified the spurs to close with a friction-type buckle embedded on the spur/cuff: less bulk, good.
- Slimmed down the boot top edge.
All in all I need to fix up the stitching on the heel and toes of the boot, finish up the strap, make a locking post and I should be good to move on to the low-poly model.
Very uninspired title, I’ve re-unwrapped most parts, and broken symmetry. Oh no, I need to find a place for my logo too. There is something i still want to try, namely to knock up or down the front/back panels.
That and/or maybe making the back-knee panel narrower? Not sure.
There is also this nagging feeling that this is an awful lot of details for the BACK of a boot.
I’m sorry for the low pace of things, I really am, it’s just a bad conjecture really.
So a few changes: Considerably shorter, the zip is now an easement for the ankle instead of running along the whole boot (yes I checked, it is a thing). More to come!
I’ve added a new feature that has been asked several times. You can now add trigger words/phrases that can switch profile on the conditioner even when it is locked.
Now why would you use that? Well you could for example have:
- A “muted” profile triggered by “shut up”.
- An “unrestricted” profile allowing the wearer to talk triggered by “speak up”.
It is very flexible so I am curious what people will come up with.
Triggers can be activated by anyone in local chat range (it will not react to anyone or anything further than 20 meters away), and obviously, only other avatars can, not the wearer 🙂