One of the questions I’ve been asked many times since I’ve been making some clothing videos in Second Life is how to rig a Kupra body. Unfortunately, the traditional methodology (see my video on how to rig quickly) seems not to be compatible with this particular type of body.
I haven’t actually tried rigging on a Kupra body because I don’t own one: any attempt would be hampered by the fact that I can’t verify the correctness of my work (how can I know if I rigged a dress if I can’t wear it inworld on a Kupra body?).
Having said this, which I hope will answer the many questions I have received so far on this subject, I would like to give you a tip that may be useful.
A plugin (add-on) for Blender allows you to rig a Kupra body relatively easily and quickly. Certainly faster than the manual method.
To be honest, I have to tell you that I haven’t bought this add-on, so I can’t tell you if it works well or not. What I have noticed, though, are the most enthusiastic reviews about this product.
Ok, let’s stop talking now; here’s the add-on I’m talking about: it’s called Bento Buddy, and you can buy it on the Marketplace for L$5000 (at the time of writing this post).
Why should you buy this add-on?
Actually, there is no reason at all if, like me, you are curious and eager to spend some time understanding how Blender and the Avastar plugin work (the latter plugin is, however, handy for rigging and exporting the .dae file to be compatible with Second Life).
- you are lazy
- you get tired easily while learning
- you don’t know where to go to get dev kits
- you want to do “a quick thing.”
… then, this plugin might be for you.
Now a little precision.
I have not tested this plugin and cannot guarantee that it works properly. This post is for informational purposes only. If you buy this plugin after reading my post, I gain nothing from it. If you have any problems using the plugin, you should contact the creator exclusively.
I say this because people often asked for assistance on products that I did not create but simply talked about in some videos!
Having said that, if you want to see how this add-on works, watch this video.
As you can see, you don’t have to worry about getting any dev kits, just about learning a few essential steps. Also, there is a discord server dedicated to buyers where, from what I read in the reviews, you have the possibility to be assisted in learning the initial steps.
If you buy this plugin, let me know what you think in a comment.