I was so glad when JJ Ventrella washed up on Linden shores. He developed the awesome fluid motion of There's avatars and dogs, and I looked forward to seeing what he'd be up to in Second Life. Not too long after he came floppy prims exploded onto the scene, and they had JJ Ventrella's imprint all over them. We've all been waiting for expressive avatar puppeteering, which would give avatars more fluid movement, rag doll capabilities, and give new tools to the creators and anyone behind a monitor.
Since JJ Ventrella left in November of 2007 it remains to be seen if the puppeteering project is finished and will be incorporated, or if it will never be part of the client. I hope the former. I'm the one who suffered the scorn of my peers by insisting Havok2+ would come eventually, so I'm not lacking in optimism.
posted by - 7:39 PM