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This Project Viewer Lets Landowners Control Environment Settings

by Community Manager on ‎06-13-2011 03:56 PM - last edited on ‎06-13-2011 04:53 PM by Community Manager

Calling all Landowners! This Project Viewer is definitely one that you’re going to want to try out.

So, you know the story: You have a vampire-themed area in Second Life and each Resident who visits your space has to adjust their personal environment settings to get the full spooky nighttime effect. Or, you’ve invited a bunch of friends to a sunset beach party and some of them have their environment settings at midday--not exactly what you had in mind. You’ve long dreamed about the day when you can control the environment settings for all Residents visiting your space. We’re happy to say that your dream has now come true.

The Environment Settings (Windlight Region Settings) Project Viewer, available today, gives you the opportunity to try the new region environmental controls that include sky, water, and day cycle settings. This feature gives landowners and region managers the ability to customize and define unique environmental region settings that are automatically shared by others in that region (unless those users have chosen personal overrides). Now, your vampire destination will always be dark and scary and everyone at your beach party can enjoy a perfect, beautiful sunset.

One last thing before you get started. For now, everyone in your region must be using this Project Viewer to see the customized environment you’ve set.  Otherwise, the lighting will appear as it as it would normally. When we’ve completed this trial, and made any needed changes, we’ll roll this feature into the SL Viewer Beta and eventually, the main SL Viewer.

So, give it a go and let us know what you think!

Helpful Links:
    •    Download the Environment Settings (Windlight Region Settings) Project Viewer
         Windows | Macintosh | Linux
    •    Environment Settings (Windlight Region Settings) Project Viewer documentation on the SL Wiki
    •    File Bugs in the SL Viewer (VWR) section of JIRA and link to STORM-1126 issue
    •    Share Your Experiences on this thread in the Land Forum
    •    Follow us on Twitter @Secondlife and tweet using the hashtag #SLViewer