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Bento Buddy is a Blender add-on with extensive features for character manipulation, animation, retargeting and conversion.
The extensive list of features have been provided in tutorial fashion. Have a look at this list of over
500 Bento Buddy specific videos
This tool was designed for Second Life(R) in mind but it grew beyond that. Of course OSGrid/Opensimulator are also supported.
Bento Buddy is a full replacement for other rigging/skinning tools for SL content creation. All of your popular devkits are
supported for any mesh body and I'll provide a short list here.
Cinnamon & Chai
Star Mesh Body
Super Mesh Brothers (SMB)
ToddleDoo and TweeneeDoo
... and more.
The included Character Converter can bring content from any source into Second Life(R), and target other engines.
Some of the maps that perform this duty are shown below, and you can create your own using the Visual Snap Mapper...
Character Creator 3
Character Creator 4
DAZ, Gen 2, 3, 8 and 9
Manuel Bastioni Lab (MBLAB)
Miku Miku Dance (MMD)
Ready Player Me
Unreal Engine 4/5
... with the snap mapper you can convert anything.
These maps are also responsible for retargeting animations. If it moves you can bring it!