AvPainter is a tool to aid the creation of clothing and skins for Second Life, allowing you to preview textures and draw directly onto the avatar model. It is a separate application that runs in Windows, outside of Second Life, importing tga, bmp, jpg, ppm and png files and exporting targa (.tga) files.
AvPainter runs on the following operating systems: Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit).
You can download a demo version from here.
AvPainter requires a graphics card with vertex and pixel shader support (VS1.1 & PS1.1). Almost all newer graphics cards have this support, but if you’re not sure, give me a shout and I’ll help you find out. If in doubt, please try the demo before buying the full version!
The demo version has the save option disabled, so you can view and edit clothing textures, but not save. To get the full version, you can buy AvPainter in world, or through the marketplace.
When you purchase AvPainter, you will receive an AvPainter Computer object. When you rez it in-world, it will automatically display your download url and access code. You can also click it, and a pop-up box will give you the choice of reading the installation instructions, or giving you the download url and access code again.
The full version of AvPainter occasionally checks for updates. You will be able to download any updates for AvPainter for no extra charge.
Although they can run side by side, AvPainter runs best without SL running. SL tends to grab a lot of texture memory and can slow AvPainter a lot.
If you run into trouble installing or running AvPainter, please IM me and I’ll be happy to help you.
Full version is no-transfer. If you want to buy copies for friends, please IM me.
AvPainter is built using Microsoft’s .NET 2.0 and XNA technology, which is currently only runs on Windows XP SP2 and later. The software has been successfully tested on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 (in both 32 and 64bit versions).
The installer will install the necessary XNA and DirectX components. If you are having trouble running the program on Windows XP, make sure you have at least .NET Framework 2.0 installed. You can download it from Microsoft, free of charge, from here.
Full instructions are included with AvPainter (via Help->Show Instructions menu option). IM me (Pootle Trollop) if you need help or have any questions, and I will try to help you when I can. Alternatvely, email me using firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve lost my AvPainter Computer object… do I need to buy it again?
No. Send me an IM (Pootle Trollop) and I’ll get back to you with your download/access code details.