Hi guys, a word from the developer
A little update on the subject.
I am myself going to write this as an addon, so yes i am the developer for this.
And so no worries about that this will cost valuable time of the core developers.
As I am not a core developer, i work as a programmer on my day job, but not for Blender.
Why dont you support the cloud ea funding for Blender make it a payed addon ?
Its my choice, besides even without this addon people could download figures, so it wouldnt work out.
Yeah why code it, since people can allready download figures.
Because I see a need for starting gamers, starters in animators, starter visualizers of architecturals etc to have simple human shape.
And sometimes people dont want to spend hours on adding a crowd of people, but just place 30 people (and that shouldnt stress the system). Lets also dont forget the fact the human shape is the basis for anything we see that is man-made.
(house, hand holding pen, chair, cars, planes etc etc). Also i think about all the great people doing youtube tutorials, they cannt currently relay on a basic inside model. If we get serious about teaching Blender for animation. Blender should have at least a general basic model for this. So people could reproduce and learn, i strongly believe this. Also i see a huge need for architects, those people need such a ready to use prop without any complexity (i’d like Blender to go into their direction as well, its a group with great potential for the future of Blender).
As the discussion went on here, i came to the insight that, this addon could as well just be hosted elsewhere for a start.
It doesnt matter much, I got gigabytes webspace at work, or i could post it at my own Art site, although currently its not about Blender its about painting, and stone sculpting… Or i just create another site, or dropbox etc… these days data storage is no problem.
If blender got a few MB’s taller i dont believe it would be a problem, these days disks go in Gigabyte, not in Megabyte.
Ah ok so your a programmer, when will it be ready ?.
Great question, well give me some time, i am about to move to another home. So for the moment that eats all my time. I also would need repair the new house… So probaply it takes a few months till i am setled. But hey dont worry it’l be there.
But hey next year we wont have many Blender releases anyway, so you get something to look forward
I am also thinking about to start a first version of this mod…ehm addon, without a contest, as i think its better to release addon first and next start a contest… (but still a bit in doubts here because i dont want myself to set such a standard), and then when my code works start the contest, but need to show it of first.
But i have this great model, that i like to share to you NOW !.
Well it would be really super if you would help me out on this part, i’m no pro in this side.
Simply contact me here on BA, i be happy to not spend too much time on the modelling side; as i prefer to code.
You’ll be in the first Beta release. If I get no response to this, no worries either the addon will be made (promise) but then i temporally use some public mesh, for the first Beta release.