How to Customize your Trillium Hall Avatars!
Part 1. Download the files
First, you're going to need two files: an image template file, and a 3d object file.
Here is your image template file. Right click on it and save it to an appopriate folder in your computer where you will retrieve it from later:
Here are your choices of 3d Avatar files. Choose one, click it, and save it to the same folder as the image you just saved.
Bodice Style Gown with Long Hair or Wimple: !!SCA-Avatar-Template-DB.glb
Bodice Style Gown with Short or Pulled Back Hair: !!SCA-Avatar-Template-DC.glb
Bodice Style Gown with coif/hat/pointy hair/hood: !!SCA-Avatar-Template-DF.glb
Short Tunic with Long Hair or Wimple: !!SCA-Avatar-Template-FB.glb
Short Tunic with Short or Pulled Back Hair: !!SCA-Avatar-Template-FC.glb
Short Tunic with coif/hat/pointy hair/hood: !!SCA-Avatar-Template-FF.glb
Long Tunic with Long Hair or Wimple: !!SCA-Avatar-Template-CB.glb
Long Tunic with Short or Pulled Back Hair: !!SCA-Avatar-Template-CC.glb
Long Tunic with coif/hat/pointy hair/hood: !!SCA-Avatar-Template-CF.glb
Part 2. Customize the Image on the Avatar Paint Page (or with a painting program of your choice)(This might be of use to you if you aren't very familiar with Windows Paint or are a visual learner: CLICK for VIDEO)
1. You can use the online image interface mentioned below to paint the template to your liking. Using the paint bucket tool is the easiest way to start. If you wish to add more details, the pencil and stamp tools are available to you as well.
2. Note that in the template image, purple represents skin, and green represents hair.
3. The purple square in the upper right corner is for your hand colour.
4. The tiny black square in the upper right corner is for your eye colour. It is recommended to leave this black. If you insist on a colour, make it very dark - as in almost black, otherwise your eyes will look like they are glowing ovals.
5. Note that there are many horizantal lines. These represent trim and belts for all of the possible avatar styles. Choose the trim/belts you need, and flood fill the rest with the main colour of the garment. From top to bootom, they are:
>>>-The neck trim, everyone can use (or not if you don't want neck trim)
>>>-The waist trim/belt level for the high waisted gown (B bodies)
>>>-The waist trim/belt level for the bodice style gown (D bodies)
>>>-The waist trim/belt level for the short and long tunics (C and F bodies)
>>>-The upper trim for the bottom of the short tunic (F bodies)
>>>-The lower trim for the bottom of the short tunic (F bodies)
>>>-The upper trim for the bottom of all the gowns and long tunic (A-D bodies)
>>>-the lower trim for the bottom of all the gowns and long tunic (A-D bodies)
6. Click to download your image as a PNG. If you are using another paint program instead of the online interface, make sure you save it to a PNG, not another format, because otherwise make it harder for you to flood fill later if you want to change it.
7. Here is the link the online avatar painting interface: https://trilliumhall.neocities.org/avatarpaint.html
8. Here is a link to the written instructions for the avatar painting interface if you want to learn more about it.(coming soon)
9. Here is a link to the many "stamps" you can download - stamps make it easier to add features with the avatar paint page instead of having to draw them by hand and have been donated by the members of our community. Of course, you can stamp features and also draw more details on them and change their colours to suit you. (coming soon)
Part 3. Upload the Avatar to Hubs with the Customized Image
1. Go to Trillium Hall, as you must be online in a VR room in order to change your avatar or upload it.
2. Choose to change your avatar from the side "MORE" menu.
3. Click on Change Avatar
4. Click on Create Avatar (if you have not yet associated your activity with an email, you will be prompted to do so at this time with an email verification link)
5. Click on the tiny "Custom GLB" link directly under the colourful minecraft style avatar.
6. Choose to upload the glb file you downloaded earlier.
7. Click on the "Base Map" button.
8. Choose to upload the image you created and saved earlier. You will see your avatar now in the window. You can click and drag it to rotate it to view it on all sides. If there is something you want to change, leave this page as is and return to your paint program to make those changes. When you have saved your new image, just go back to this page, and reupload by clicking on the "Base Map" button again.
9. When you are happy with what you see - Click Save.
10. Click the Avatar you just created on your "My Avatar" page.
11. You are now back in the room with your avatar choice in the side bar. Click on Accept.
12. Congratulations! You are now wearing your avatar. If you want to have a peek at it with the camera, click on PLACE, and choose camera. It will show a live version of you wearing the avatar.