Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hunting for downloadable skin freebies...

Ok, inbetween the geeky stuff with coding up the opensim, I wanted to see if I can finally do
something to get the male population in OpenSim (Currently there is just a NewRuth avatar - it is better than the default in SL, but I'd still like to have a male one.

As one could figure out, there are not so many places on the web that might have the secondlife skins (and textures too :)

Nonetheless, I did find a couple of interesting places:

http://www.slworld.info/freetextures/ - many textures, but given that the head texture does not seem to fit, even though it is marked as "SL texture", wonder where did it come from...

http://ca.geocities.com/tabbotts2016/ - a few skins. ooops. they are female. Well, means more variety for the ladies :) But maybe we could tweak them to look more male too...

a few "regular" textures - just a samples of a result of work of the commercial texture making program. The program looks interesting... I wonder if Gimp can do textures too - maybe...

http://arianeb.com/secondlife.htm - actually the complete noob's guide to SL. Has upper/lower skins, and, despite being female skins, they seem to fit on male as well :) (well, somewhat :)

Up to you to judge on the latter:

female skin used as a male skin

(and yes, the lower part will need some rework in certain areas :)

4 comments:

Smiley Barry said...

Hey Dalien,

Vint told me about your experiments with OpenSim, and I thought maybe i'd ask you wether I can help as well '^_^.

Check my email address written on this comment (details) and send it your reply, since I don't track comment-talk well...

-Smiley.

Dalien said...

Hey Smiley, cool, will be great to have fun together on this :)

Actually seems like i can't see your email - but you should receive the notification about the reply into the email address...

let's hook up either on googletalk (or jabber that is - I am dalienta[at gmail] (also, indeed Gmail's email address that is), or alternatively I hang out every now and then on efnet (#opensim) - "dalien".

Storm said...

Would you believe it? I finally got around to putting up those neko skin textures. :) Couldn't find your email so I'll just post it Here.

Dalien said...

Storm, this is superfantastic! thanks! :) may I write up a special post about this ?

:)

Also - I wondered - how much quality would we lose if we try to store the stuff on flickr ?