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Why do I stay invisible in sl, with phoenix viewer,singularity viewer and imprudence. I tried rebake textures and go in appearance, but that doesn't work. It's going on for 3 days now, only on my iMac, my macbook is working fine....

 

Tx for the help... I finally found the solution! http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/doku.php?id=fs_bake_fail

So simple: I used my second screen for SL, from the moment I put the viewer on my primarly screen I immediatly became visible and stayed so, even when placing the viewer back on my second screen . Oh waw, I'm so happy, I got a bit desperate I have to say :-)

 

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That's a communication problem between your computer and SL's servers. Information about your appearance has to be "baked" onto your avatar on your own computer, saved there, and then uploaded to SL before it's fully visible there. If the necessary information is messed up in transmission, you may end up with a borked file on your computer, or SL's servers may end up with a borked image. Either way, your av's appearance defaults to a fluffy cloud. What works to repair the damage for one person won't necessarily work for the next person, and it may not be the same thing that works for you tomorrow. See the full list of possibilities here >>> http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/doku.php?id=fs_bake_fail . Start with the simple things at the top of the list and work down until you find what works for you today.

You may find that the bake fail problem comes back repeatedly, even after you fix it with one of the suggestions on that wiki page. If so, you have a chronically weak Internet connection. There are many steps to take for repairing it. Perhaps the simplest ones -- ones that work best for most people -- are: (1) Don't Use WIRELESS. Wireless connections are inherently less stable than direct cable connections and are more vulnerable to interference. Then, (2) Reboot your router. Unplug it from the power for a few minutes to let it clear its RAM. Then plug it back in and let it get a fresh hold on an IP address.

This problem will disappear for all SL residents sometime in the next month or so, when LL releases a long-awaited upgrade to the viewer code.  When that happens, our appearance files will be moved the their servers instead of staying on our own computers.  Until then, though, the suggestions above will work.

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