Character Creation & Animation
Release: 1.3-6

for Blender 2.70++
for Blender < 2.70 we provide Avastar-1.0

What is Avastar …

Avastar is a Blender Addon for Second Life Mesh Creators and Animators. We have created various functions to make the creation of content as easy as possible. Avastar supports the entire production chain starting from Modelling, rigging, weighting, up to single character and multi character animations.

… compared to Blender ?

We are often asked what Avastar has that Blender does not already provide. The highlights below tell briefly how Avastar competes to other tools. If you are interested in a detailed comparison, then please read the

Comparison to the Avatar Workbench.

Mesh Highlights

Avastar integrates seamless into the Blender framework. We support the download of SL shapes to Blender as well as the upload of mesh characters to SL. and … fitted Mesh support, exact SL shape support, SL shape sliders, Accurate attachment modelling, extended checks on meshes before export.

Animation Highlights

SL compatible BVH retargeting, Export to .bvh and to .anim format. Auto FK and IK/FK controls for the standard SL Rig. Accurate animation of pose bones, attachments and collision volumes, experimental support of attachment weighting and full support of fitted Mesh (Collision Volume weighting) and many more Features …

Some more detailed documents

Avastar-1.0 for Blender < 2.70

Avastar-1.0 is the previous Avastar Release. It does not work on Blender 2.70 However we provide Avastar-1.0 for those who must (for whichever reason) use an older version of Blender. You can find this Tool in your Avastar download folder.