Note: SOUR was created during my time with Kumoshi.

Our custom 3D format, SOUR, has gotten an upgrade. SOUR now has the capability to include “attachment points”, which will allow us to put things in avatars’ hands, things on their heads, etc. Behold:

attachment points

The mechanism is pretty simple. See the red and blue dots? Their positions get saved alongside the animation keyframes. Moving the attached objects with them is as simple as telling the attached object to “go” to the red one and “look” at the blue one. Of course, the red and blue dots needn’t actually be shown.

Working on a game or 3D project that could use this sort of functionality? Check out SOUR’s Github page.