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Conaletta
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Re: Best viewer for RLV ?

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Yeah, it did kind of work on Phoenix...not sure about walking, but with jumping it did.

 

(In response to the Firestorm part).

 

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Heart Brimmer wrote:

 If I remember correctly you have to use the camera controls to view from the front, but on Singularity, you can't see mesh. I don't however think you can walk and view your avie. I think that's only on firestorm, but I could be wrong. Perhaps someone who has used that viewer recently can tell you more. 


Singularity works fine with mesh.

The camera from front toggle is really a v2/v3 feature, but lots of scripted gadgets have made custom camera arrangements available for years.

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Hm...no sorry, can't say I like Firestorm it is too much like Viewer 2,

and I can't see anything that makes it more like Phoenix.

 

It also has a non closeable chat box which makes that I can't use my WASD to walk.

 

 

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Oh Cool VL has seperate tags for chat, IM, friends and groups...I like that.

 

 

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Conaletta wrote:

 

It also has a non closeable chat box which makes that I can't use my WASD to walk.

 

 


Firestorm does allow WASD for movement, found in Viewer>Preferences>General, top right you will see a box, in it you will see a radio button "Pressing letter keys:" click "Affects movement (i.e. WASD)"

Firestorm is perfect for me, has the cleanest interface and rarely interferes with my interaction. Its a personal preference, I only use Singularity when FS doesn't work (twice so far).

Matter of Interest there is one text viewer that supports RLV, metabolt, but you need a plugin I think.

She emerged from chrysalis, flowering in the storm.
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Conaletta
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Re: Best viewer for RLV ?

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Thanks, I will check that out.


But if I can't change it to look like Phoenix or SL v1 then it won't be the viewer for me.

I'll look into it again...I might have missed something.

 

 

Innula Zenovka
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If you use Firestorm, it has a mode that tries to emulate Phoenix; see Firestorm Viewer Modes.

Alternatively, Cool VL and Singularity are both based on SL v1 and are frequently updated (unlike Phoenix).  

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Re: Best viewer for RLV ?

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Thanks.

Just that first sentence in the link was enough :womanlol:

 

Never thought of looking there.

 

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Conaletta
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Yep, I'm sticking with Firestorm in Phoenix mode.:smileyhappy:

 

  • The look and feel of v1.
  • Ability to set the camera front, side and rear.
  • Has avatar physics.
  • Most stuff resses smooth and fast.
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Conaletta
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Hm...not sure I'm so happy with Firestorm.  :womansad:

 


I encountered a couple of problems.

 

First of all, it doesn't give IMs like normal and things like Singularity viewer do, but put a very small icon in the top right,

which made that I didn't notice receiving IMs until about hours later.

I guess together with the IM received message one can set in preferences that's kind of okay,

but it would have been nice to know about such an important difference.

It also says you can use the v1 style, but that doesn't work at all.

 

Secondly...my camera is on the ground and looking up at me whenever I move.

In SL viewer and in Singularity viewer my camera stays at whatever angle I put it.

I prefer a birds eye kind of view mostly or a horizontal view.

But no firestorm keeps going back to the ground.

I've googled this problem but all solutions given either don't work

or are about other camera troubles...this is quite annoying.

 

Does anyone have a solution for the camera ?

Preferably one which makes that it stays how I put it.