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ALTER TO REST POSE--AVASTART FEATURE TUTORIAL

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The following link is a new video tutorial released by Haven Ditko today.  This tutorial will demonstrate usage of the "Alter to Rest Pose", which is a feature of the Avastar Blender add-on.  I have not used this feature so am anxious to learn more about it. 


Haven Ditko's  Alter To Rest Pose - Avastar - Second Life



If you haven't already, you might want to subscribe to Haven's channel on YouTube so you don't miss out on all her good tutorials. 

In-World, you can still join Ditko University or, the Blenders Beginner's Group where notifications are made as well.  

Or, subscribe to this blog to keep up on all the Marvelous Designer, Blender, and various tutorials to aid you with Second Life projects. 

Happy Creating!
Morgaine




MAKING BOWS IN MARVELOUS DESIGNER & IN BLENDER

These videos are hot off the press!  

Okay folks, she has been away from Second Life for a bit but is semi-returned.  I hope at some point she will begin a few classes. We will have to wait and see but in the meantime, here are TWO useful videos for you and couldn't come at a better time.

HOW TO MAKE A BOW IN MARVELOUS DESIGNER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jib5uKrku2g

HOW TO MAKE A BOW IN BLENDER USING CURVES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XiE8TL510c

Happy Creating!
Morgaine

P.S.  Yay!  Welcome Back Haven.

PATTERN PRINTING & FREE SEWING PATTERNS

Sometimes, I find things, while not directly related to Marvelous Designer, Blender, or Second Life they might come in handy if you are attempting to create items in Marvelous Designer.

The following link is in regards to printing an real life pattern using you printer.  This could come in handy if you want to review and/or make changes to the pattern, rescan it to your computer, and trace the pattern for use in Marvelous Designer.

http://m-sewing.com/patterns-catalog/howtos/how-to-print-patterns.html

Oh, I forgot to mention.  Be sure to browse this website, there are quite a few free patterns you can download and make use of in Marvelous Designer. 

Happy Creating
Morgaine

How to make a Bow or Knots in Marvelous Designer

There was a question in Second Life's Blender for Beginners group today asking...

Ok before I pull my hair out...Anyone here good and tying knots in Marvelous designer. I just messed mine all up, finally got one in there last night..pretty little sash..WHAM one wrong pull, lol

...I think can/is/will be a problem for most of us who are new to Marvelous Designer.  From trying to answer this question, it seems that others have had similar issues.  While I have not attempted this myself, I did research the question for the person asking and found the following, which might help you with a bit of frustration at a future time.

WORDS FROM EXPERIENCE

One thing I have learned about Marvelous Designer and mesh items in general, do not discount resources which you may not think are specifically designed for your project.  Oftentimes, a given technique or information can be adapted to a variety of uses.  A mesh bow being created for a package in Blender may indeed be the exact technique you are l…

CREATING MESH TEXT FOR SECOND LIFE USING BLENDER

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All the Holidays are over now, at least where I live, and Old Man Winter seems to be slowly creeping in to keep us indoors.  Hopefully, life with settle down and I can start applying myself (laughs outrageously) to some learning projects. 

Most of my learning projects involve NEED.  I NEED something and either can't find it or, I find it is too expensive either cost or prim wise.  Thus, to have it, I must learn how to make it!  Such has been the case where mesh text is involved.  

It is surprisingly easy to create mesh text in Blender for Second Life (SL). I am going to show you how I create it so it will no longer be a mystery. The one caveat I found is the font and size you create.  If not careful, the text you create can be so high in vertices it will crash the SL Uploader or it will be so high in land impact you won't wish to use what you have created.  Having said there, there we go...

CREATING MESH TEXT IN BLENDER

1) I am using Blender 2.72b--please open it to proceed.

2) In …