An avatar system like Second Life (Wishlist)

An avatar system like Second Life // Wishlist

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Jul 16, 2006, 8:01pm
Second Life has a avatar customization deal that allows users to customize
from their body shape, to their clothes. That would be nice in Active
Worlds. The Stage Coach Island method wasn't very good, being that it still
used preset customs.


Jul 18, 2006, 7:26am
Stagecoach uses a feature that is exactly like SecondLife (I believe,
haven't used SecondLife that much) - it is more of the external system, so
while it is like that in Stagecoach, the feature inbuilt to the AW browser
will actually allow them to use it the same way SecondLife does.

We just have to wait for 4.1 to be stable enough and for them to then start
work on that project.

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Jul 18, 2006, 10:01am
Stagecoach avatars are nothing like SecondLife avatars. The av's in SL are
infinately varaible. Size, shape, color, gender, outfits, attached objects
like hats, weapons, tails, etc. Stagecoach is the typical aw av a few
variations. Changes to avatars in SL are ingame and dynamic vs static
predefined options the stagecoach allows.

Would be nice to have a few hints, clues or whatever from aw about the skin
and bones av's that as supposed to part of 4.1. Guess that is a wish. I
personally would love the chance to play with that.

Stopping now before i get into rant mode

Jul 18, 2006, 9:14pm
However, it is possible to make such a system exactly like Second Life,
with dynamic generation of avatars with different variables. That is if
my assumption on how the SC system works, utilizing a php script to just
piece together an avatar into 1 rwx or something.
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Jul 19, 2006, 4:51am
That is what I mean.. AWI just need to program the PHP script (or other)
differently. The 4.1 browser is already capable of using it. They just used
that in Stagecoach as it needed something fast and simple - not to mention a
good test candidate.

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