Mesh Garments needed for testing deformer by Oz Linden 05-08-2012
If you are a clothing designer interested in getting the mesh deformer integrated into all SL viewers, you can help both make it better and get it integrated more quickly:
We need a collection of test garments that we can use to evaluate this feature, and to form the basis of an ongoing regression test of it once it is integrated. These need not be "good looking", and in some cases should not be (so we're not asking you to give away your best commercial work). What we need is deformable mesh garments, based on either the unaltered "new shape" (female), or that shape changed to male; the garments should be designed to explore the limits of the technology as well as to showcase the normal easy cases.
Some examples I can think of (but I expect that you as designers and fashionistas can think of more and better):
- a full length garment (ball gown, trenchcoat, kaftan)
- garments designed to be close fitting around problem areas like the shoulders, breasts, and butt (or whatever areas you think are problems)
- garments designed to stand away from the body in some areas (capes, high collars, flared or puffed sleeves and pants, hoop skirts)
- very small garments that cover limited areas (gloves, shoes, scarves, shin and thigh pads)
- garments designed to layer with each other (a close fitting shirt with a jacket to wear over it)
If you'd like to contribute items for this effort, please:
- Upload them with the current version of the official Project Viewer for the Deformer. You can find a download link on the test build wiki page, and record the full version number of the viewer you used (from the Help > About Second Life floater).
- Put a copy of the garment (no-modify is fine, but please allow copy and transfer) into a Notecard that describes what the garment is intended to demonstrate or test. Links to images of what you think it should look like would be useful; be sure to include the version number from the viewer in the Notecard.
- Send the Notecard to Oz Linden
- Optionally, attach the mesh file to STORM-1716
I will establish a way anyone can pick up copies of the test garments that we incorporate into the test suite.