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Materials FAQ


Jeremy Linden

Why am I not seeing Materials effects in my viewer?

Your viewer must support Materials. The Second Life Release viewers 3.6.0 and later do. Please check Third Party Viewer web sites for whether or not the version you are using supports Materials. In addition, you must have Advanced Lighting Model checked in your Graphics settings.

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What map types are supported with Materials?

Currently normal and specular maps are supported. Other map types, such as bump maps are not currently supported. Note that bump maps will not work if applied as normal maps.

 

I just added a normal and specular map and my object doesn't look any different.  What's up?

First, make sure you have Advanced Lighting Model set to on. Then find a movable light source and move it across the surface of your object to see the effect.

 

What are the system requirements to view Materials?

  • OpenGL 3.0 is required
  • One of the following supported GPUs:
    • GeForce 8 and later
    • Intel HD and later
    • ATI Radeon X1000 and later

What happened to the flip option on horizontal and vertical repeats per face (which allows tiling of textures)?

The flip option just made the repeats value negative, so we now allow these values to be negative instead of providing the flip checkbox. This was done to allow new functionality on the Build Tool while not increasing the size of the floater.

 

I’ve updated my repeats and rotation on my diffuse map, but they aren’t updated on the normal and specular maps. How do I fix this?

You need to go to each texture type and set the repeat and rotation values. Currently, there is no way to apply the same values to all maps at the same time.

 

 

Some colors appear slightly different with the Materials Viewer. Can you fix this?

Slight changes to the way colors appear is expected with the new functionality. Materials now supports gamma correction, which changes the color curves, resulting in slight fluctuations in color hue or intensity.

 

 

Why are my Materials objects now using Land Impact as opposed to Prim Accounting?

Moving forward, all new graphics features will use Land Impact to better evaluate the system load so users and creators alike can make more educated decisions about how to build and what to place in their regions.

 

I’m seeing what I believe is unexpected behavior when viewing items/building items with Materials. What do I do?

Please file a MATBUG for the time being. Eventually, this will switch over to using the normal BUG project--we will let you know when that happens.

 

List of GPUs where advanced lighting is enabled by default:

ATI All-in-Wonder X1800

ATI All-in-Wonder X1900

ATI Radeon X1800

ATI FireGL

ATI FirePro M5800

ATI FirePro M7740

ATI FirePro M7820

ATI M76

ATI Radeon HD 6600M

ATI Radeon HD 6700M

ATI Radeon HD 6800M

ATI Radeon HD 6600G

ATI Radeon HD 7500

ATI Radeon HD 7600

ATI Radeon HD 7700

ATI Radeon HD 7800

ATI Radeon HD 7900

ATI Radeon HD 7000 Series

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4800

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5100

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5300

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5500

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5600

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5700

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6200

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6300

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6400M

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6500M

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6600M

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6700M

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6800M

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6900M

ATI Radeon HD 2900

ATI Radeon HD 3600

ATI Radeon HD 3700

ATI HD3700

ATI Radeon HD 3800

ATI Radeon HD 4600

ATI Radeon HD 4700

ATI Radeon HD 4800

ATI Radeon HD 5400

ATI Radeon HD 5500

ATI Radeon HD 5600

ATI Radeon HD 5700

ATI Radeon HD 5800

ATI Radeon HD 5900

ATI Radeon HD 6400

ATI Radeon HD 6500

ATI Radeon HD 6600

ATI Radeon HD 6700

ATI Radeon HD 6800

ATI Radeon HD 6900

ATI Radeon 5xxx

ATI R580 (X1900)

ATI RV570 (X1900 GT/PRO)

AMD ANTILLES (HD 6990)

ATI ROBSON

AMD BARTS (HD 6800)

AMD WRESTLER

AMD SUMO

AMD CAICOS (HD 6400)

AMD CAYMAN (HD 6900)

AMD CYPRESS (HD 5800)

AMD HEMLOCK (HD 5970)

AMD JUNIPER (HD 5700)

AMD PARK

AMD REDWOOD (HD 5500/5600)

AMD TURKS (HD 6500/6600)

AMD RV635 (HD 3600)

AMD RV670 (HD 3800)

AMD R680 (HD 3870 X2)

AMD R700 (HD 4800 X2)

AMD RV730 (HD 4600)

AMD RV740 (HD 4700)

AMD RV770 (HD 4800)

AMD RV790 (HD 4800)

ATI FirePro 5000

ATI FirePro 7000

ATI FirePro M

Intel HD Graphics 3000

Intel HD Graphics 4000

NVIDIA G100M

NVIDIA G 410M

NVIDIA GT 130M

NVIDIA GT 140M

NVIDIA G210M

NVIDIA GT 220M

NVIDIA GT 230M

NVIDIA GT 240M

NVIDIA GTS 250M

NVIDIA GTS 260M

NVIDIA GTX 260M

NVIDIA GTX 270M

NVIDIA GTX 280M

NVIDIA 300M

NVIDIA GT 320M

NVIDIA GT 330M

NVIDIA GT 340M

NVIDIA GTS 350M

NVIDIA GTS 360M

NVIDIA 410M

NVIDIA GT 420M

NVIDIA GT 430M

NVIDIA GT 440M

NVIDIA GT 450M

NVIDIA GTX 460M

NVIDIA GTX 470M

NVIDIA GTX 480M

NVIDIA GT 520M

NVIDIA GT 530M

NVIDIA GT 540M

NVIDIA GT 550M

NVIDIA GTX 560M

NVIDIA GTX 570M

NVIDIA GTX 580M

NVIDIA 610M

NVIDIA GT 620M

NVIDIA GT 630M

NVIDIA GT 640M

NVIDIA GT 650M

NVIDIA GTX 660M

NVIDIA GTX 670M

NVIDIA GTX 680M

NVIDIA GTX 690M

NVIDIA G100

NVIDIA G210

NVIDIA 210

NVIDIA GT 240

NVIDIA GTS 240

NVIDIA GTS 250

NVIDIA GTX 260

NVIDIA GTX 270

NVIDIA GTX 280

NVIDIA GTX 290

NVIDIA 310

NVIDIA 315

NVIDIA GT 320

NVIDIA GT 330

NVIDIA GT 340

NVIDIA 405

NVIDIA GT 420

NVIDIA GT 430

NVIDIA GT 440

NVIDIA GTS 450

NVIDIA GTX 460

NVIDIA GTX 470

NVIDIA GTX 480

NVIDIA 510

NVIDIA GT 520

NVIDIA GT 530

NVIDIA GT 540

NVIDIA GTX 550

NVIDIA GTX 560

NVIDIA GTX 570

NVIDIA GTX 580

NVIDIA GTX 590

NVIDIA 605

NVIDIA GT 610

NVIDIA GT 620

NVIDIA GT 630

NVIDIA GT 640

NVIDIA GT 650

NVIDIA GTX 650

NVIDIA GTX 660

NVIDIA GTX 670

NVIDIA GTX 680

NVIDIA GTX 690

NVIDIA G86

NVIDIA G92

NVIDIA GeForce 6100

NVIDIA GeForce 7900

NVIDIA GeForce 8300

NVIDIA GeForce 8600

NVIDIA GeForce 8700

NVIDIA GeForce 8800

NVIDIA GeForce 9400

NVIDIA GeForce 9500

NVIDIA GeForce 9600

NVIDIA GeForce 9800

NVIDIA G94

NVIDIA NB9E

NVIDIA Quadro 2000 M/D

NVIDIA Quadro 3000M

NVIDIA Quadro 4000M

NVIDIA Quadro 4000

NVIDIA Quadro 50x0 M

NVIDIA Quadro 6000

NVIDIA Quadro CX

NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800

NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500

NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800

 

List of GPUs where Materials is available but not enabled by default:

ATI All-in-Wonder HD

ATI Display Adapter

ATI FireGL 5xxx

ATI FirePro M3900

ATI FireMV

ATI Radeon HD 6300M

ATI Radeon HD 6400M

ATI Radeon HD 6500M

ATI Radeon HD 6300G

ATI Radeon HD 6400G

ATI Radeon HD 6500G

ATI Radeon HD 7200

ATI Radeon HD 7300

ATI Radeon HD 7400

ATI Mobility Radeon 4100

ATI Mobility Radeon 5000

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3600

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4300

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4600

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400

ATI Mobility Radeon Graphics

ATI Radeon HD 2300

ATI Radeon HD 2400

ATI Radeon HD 2600

ATI Radeon HD 3200

ATI Radeon HD 3300

ATI Radeon HD 3400

ATI Radeon HD 4200

ATI Radeon HD 4300

ATI Radeon HD 4500

ATI Radeon HD 6200

ATI Radeon HD 6300

ATI Radeon 3000

ATI Radeon 3100

AMD RS880 (HD 4200)

AMD RV620 (HD 3400)

ATI 760G/Radeon 3000

ATI FirePro 2000

ATI FirePro 4000

Intel GMA 3600

Intel HD Graphics 2000

Intel HD Graphics

Mesa

NVIDIA G 110M

NVIDIA G 120M

NVIDIA G 310M

NVIDIA GT 120

NVIDIA GT 130

NVIDIA GT 140

NVIDIA 200

NVIDIA G200

NVIDIA GT 220

NVIDIA GT 230

NVIDIA GeForce 7100

NVIDIA GeForce 8100

NVIDIA GeForce 8200M

NVIDIA GeForce 8200

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M

NVIDIA GeForce 8400

NVIDIA GeForce 8500

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M

NVIDIA GeForce 8700M

NVIDIA GeForce 8800M

NVIDIA GeForce 9100M

NVIDIA GeForce 9100

NVIDIA GeForce 9200M

NVIDIA GeForce 9200

NVIDIA GeForce 9300M

NVIDIA GeForce 9300

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

NVIDIA GeForce 9500M

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M

NVIDIA GeForce 9700M

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M

NVIDIA ION

NVIDIA nForce

NVIDIA Quadro 1000M

NVIDIA Quadro 400

NVIDIA Quadro 600

NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M

NVIDIA Quadro FX

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 1xxM

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 2100M

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 3100M

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 4200M

NVIDIA Quadro NVS

NVIDIA Corporation N12P

NVIDIA Corporation N11M

PowerVR SGX545



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