Avination announces multiple attachments

Avination announced support for multiple attachments today, a feature previously available only in Second Life.

Avatars can now wear up to five attachments at each attachment point.

Melanie Thielker

“We have long heard from our users that this feature was sorely missed,” said grid founder Melanie Thielker. “Especially non-human avatars were severely limited by having only one attachment per attachment point and a number of creators’ items will just not work without this feature.”

Avination won’t keep the code to itself.

“”As most of our code, this will be donated to OpenSim,” said Thielker.

Avatars can now wear armored gloves while wielding weapons, the grid said.

Avination also supports multi wear, Thielker told Hypergrid Business, “a feature important for clothing designers and furries wanting to dress themselves decently.”

The ability to attach multiple items to one attachment point was made possible by the upgrade to the latest generation of Second Life viewers. Some features of those viewers — such as outfits, mesh, and media-on-a-prim, were implemented quickly in OpenSim.

 

Example of multiple attachments on an avatar. (Image courtesy Avination.)

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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.

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  • http://www.LindaKellie.com/ Linda Kellie Henson

    Wow this is big news. This is one of the reasons that Timothy Rogers wanted to promote AuroraSim so much. Multiple attachments are important to many furries.

    Personally it bugged me. I am used to doing things a certain way. If I want to change my hair, for instance, I just drop the new one on me and the old one comes off automatically. With multiple attachments I would end up wearing two hairs. Not that that is a major issue, it’s just a procedure I had to change.

    It’s nice to be able to wear hair and a hat both on your skull though.

    And I love that they are donating the code back so that other grids can use it. Personally I think that Avination is making some good PR moves lately.

  • hack13

    Very long have I waited for this feature!