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  1. Actually, your original post (preserved on my mail account) was spot on.

    Since I'd loathe to leave behind the animations I like, I purchased a bento hands AO, and that fixed the issue. The root cause still is that tails/wings/ears may set the hand pose, which even  affects classic avatars.

  2. A lot of bento attachments – be it wings, ears or tails – suffer from a bug, where the animations meant to those body parts set the hand to the "spread" pose, which looks awkward under almost all circumstances, both for classic avatars and mesh avatars respecting hand poses. This seems to have its root in the "spread" pose being the default for animation uploads (while previously it apparently defaulted to the "relaxed" pose).

    In order to fix this, I was trying to create a "hand pose only" animation, that I would run from a script to produce the wanted hand pose. But when trying to upload an animation that is supposed to do nothing (except for changing the hand pose), I get an error message "failed to initialize motion".

    Is there some way to create a "noop" animation, which will be accepted for upload?

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  3. I am looking for new places to visit, but I cannot find a way to exclude the majority of results, that are definitely not interesting to me.

    So: Is there a way to filter search results by excluding keywords?

    Specifically, I am searching for casual adult themed hangouts; If the description mentions "poseballs", "escorts" or similar keywords, I almost certainly won't like the place, but that's the vast majority of the search results.

    The FAQ makes it clear, that the web search doesn't have such features, so I was hoping for third-party solutions for refining search results.

  4. Meanwhile, the issue seems to happen everywhere, with a large number of Bento attachments, combined with the classic avatar (which I prefer for easy modding).

    Supposedly the issue is caused by the way the animation uploader is designed: It seems to default to adding the splayed hand pose to the animation, instead of a neutral "do not affect hands" setting. Since many creators will be using mesh avatars where the hand pose is explicitly set, they may not notice, that they produce attachments that breaks other configurations.*

    My current workaround is to use mesh hands instead. For my own use, I've created simple tintable ones based on the female "avatar.blend" template, for when I am not using other mesh hands. It looks a bit awkward since the hands are always static, but definitely better than splayed hands.

    The other option is to use expression HUDs and hope that the attachment animations haven't been given maximum priority. If they have, only mesh hands remain as possibility.

    * This is hearsay essentially. I couldn't find the thread where I found that claim anymore.

  5. I found a fix specifically for when the issue is caused by an ZHAO-II based AO.

    • Acquire a modifiable version of the "ZHAO-II-core" script. (In my case version 7-29.1).
    • In the control(key ...) event handler, Comment out the lines
                          if ( haveWalkingAnim ) {
                              llStopAnimation( "walk" );
                              llStopAnimation( "female_walk" );
                          }
    • Replace the "core" script in the attachment with the modified one.
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  6. I am seeing that some issue with some bento tails and wings now :/

    Though in my case the issue was an incompatibility between the firestorm AO (which I didn't turn on intentionally) and the wings. Disabling it removed the issue for me.

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    In hindsight probably unrelated to the original issue, but I leave this here as a hint for others coming to this thread with the same problem.

    ... or not, I think the problem returned shortly after, or maybe I misjudged it as being solved in the first place.

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    In most software, pressing the apps key has the same effect as right-clicking the current selection. This is incredibly useful when working on a laptop, where only a touchpad is available, or when otherwise preferring keyboard-based operations for increased accuracy over clicking.

    Is it somehow possible to enable this behavior for the inventory?

    I am using Firestorm in particular, but I think that the inventory behavior is mostly inherited from the official client.

  8.   

    On 12/13/2019 at 9:22 PM, NevaehHeartstrings said:

    It might just be 100% rumor but i still keep hearing Firestorm might be working on ideas for a phone viewer. taken with grain of salt.

    Lets be real here, most newer folks have phones and this was a great choice (lumiyaviewer.com) but no longer updated.

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    Sadly, it also ever only worked on Android, since the rendering library was never ported for iOS, and since iOS doesn't allow the facilities to allow the client to stay connected while the app isn't in the foreground. And, sadly, that means that only Linden Labs can provide a real solution.

    My main use-case would be to hang out with friends while reading or watching movies on an iPad. But that would require server-side changes, that allow clients to remain connected for receiving push notifications of local chat and IMs, while the app is otherwise inactive. Ideally even the ability to be connected from multiple devices at once.

    I'd very much love a Firestorm solution, but a robust solution requires involvement of Linden Labs for server-side adjustments – and, maybe as importantly, strategic decisions regarding what kind of connectivity should be allowed.

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  9. I was wondering if there is any manner to rename inventory items in bulk. For instance, I have 20+ variations of many outfits (different clothing combinations, different cyber-limbs, tails, harpy wings, ...) but would like to to change the common prefix in the name of these outfits.

    Or in other cases, I have as many variations of some attachment (color-adjusted for different outfits, maybe size-adjusted for different body shapes) and want to rename the attachments or their parent folders.

    Is there any viewer that contains features, that help with such bulk operations?

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  10. I am trying to write and refine a relay, that relays local chat to Growl for desktop notifications. Since the only such possibility is to mirror all local chat in an llInstantMessage() to the llGetOwner(), which spams the chat console for the user of the script, I was wondering if any of these things is possible:

    1. Detect if the SL Viewer is the active window.
    2. Display instant messages from the relay as a separate tab.
    3. (Firestorm specific) Relay messages to Growl explicitly, without making them visible inside the client.

    Is there any such facility?

    Things that did not work

    Querying the AFK status with llGetAgentInfo. The script is supposed to forward all local-chat messages the user has received while not having SL in the foreground, starting the moment they tabbed out. AFK won't kick in until at least 2 minutes after doing so, and it will also kick in if the user just doesn't make any inputs. Also, it is not desirable to be considered AFK, while being able to instantly react to local chat because of the relay.

    Disabling Firestorm's "Show Growl Notifications while Firestorm is active" option. This reduces the notification spam, but the relay script would still spam the local-chat log of the user with duplicate messages, while the client is actually the focused window.

  11. 15 hours ago, sandi Mexicola said:

    Hey, nice work!  There is an idea for automatic disabling that I use, which doesn't quite fit your criteria, but works for me.  If my HUD hears me say something in local chat, it stops listening.  The presumption is that if I am talking in local, I am also reading what others are saying.  :)

    Probably won't for for me. My common use-case would be tabbing out of SL, and kind of forgetting I'm still logged in, so it would need to automatically detect, if there is user interaction ^^'

    Or reading on the Sofa while having the PC in looking range, but idling in some home Sim, and occasionally looking to see if someone has dropped by.

  12. Based on the explanations I whipped together my own "local chat" script. Very basic, but sufficient.

    Most important improvement would be a facility to automatically disable it, when the viewer is focused...

    // Mirror LocalChat in llOwnerSay.
    // Meant to enable listening for local chat in Growl.
    //
    // Usage:
    // 1. Put script into a prim, put prim into your hud.
    // 2. Click prim containing the script to toggle mirroring of local chat.
    
    
    integer g_listen_handle = 0;
    
    do_touch()
    {
        if(g_listen_handle)
        {
            llListenRemove(g_listen_handle);
            g_listen_handle = 0;
            llOwnerSay("(stopped listening)");
        }
        else
        {
            g_listen_handle = llListen(PUBLIC_CHANNEL, "", NULL_KEY, "");
            llOwnerSay("(started listening)");
        }   
    }
    
    say_as(string name, string message)
    {
        string oldname = llGetObjectName();
        llSetObjectName(name);
        llInstantMessage(llGetOwner(), message);
        llSetObjectName(oldname);
    }
    
    default
    {
        state_entry()
        {
            llOwnerSay("(started)");
            do_touch(); // Initialize
        }
    
        touch_start(integer total_number)
        {
            integer i;
            for(i=0;i<total_number;i++) do_touch();
        }
        
        listen(integer channel, string name, key id, string message)
        {
            say_as(name, message);
        }
    }

     

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  13. 4 hours ago, sandi Mexicola said:

    I use Firestorm with Growl on windows 10.  When Firestorm is minimized or in the background, Growl and Firestorm work together just fine to let me know about a variety of events, especially instant messages.

    As for local chat, I have a HUD I can turn on if no one is talking. The HUD will listen and send me an instant message if someone says something.  Firestorm tells growl which then notifies me that "somebody said something."  ((Don't worry, I don't monitor the local chat that way when people are chatting, as that, I hear, is too laggy.))

    Weird... I'll try more.

    Thanks for the hint with the HUD; By any chance, is it a commercial one or self-written?

  14. 13 minutes ago, CoffeeDujour said:

    I think it's about time Growl support was retired, It doesn't appear to be free anymore (at least on OSX) and there has been some drama over users finding it automatically installed in the past. It's not like there aren't OS native notifications now on both Windows and OSX, and I'm sure such code would be a welcome contribution to the official client.

    On Windows, "Tray tips", sometimes emulated, have always been common for messenging apps, even without native support. Tray icons were traditionally used to give numerical "number of new messages" indicators. Honestly, for laptops and PCs that worked much better than the Win10 notification center, and notably Skype still uses that system.

  15. 1 hour ago, BethTech said:

    True, they could always sideload it (unless Apple makes that impossible at some point).

    At best this requires jail breaking, which throws out some of iOS' advantages.

    Also, if an app can only be installed through jail breaking, it's reach becomes extremely niche, so I doubt Linden Lab will go through with the project, if it can't get into the app store.

    If they have to block users from accessing even potentially adult content though, I won't be able to access my usual hangout places :( None of the Sims I am interested in are rated less than M.

     

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  16. 12 hours ago, Kai Lyvingstone said:

    I can't imagine how awful it would look on a phone, lol. Does nobody own computers any more these days? I can't imagine why people are so into everything being mobile, every time I try and browse the internet or do anything that's not Twitter on my phone it's obnoxious. Too many sims are too high-detailed to look any sort of decent on a mobile version. Maybe it would have worked if the game looks like it did back in 2004, but not any more.

    Depending on what you want to do, this doesn't really matter. For hanging out somewhere chatting, a mobile app would be incredibly useful, as it would allow remaining part of the conversation while reading on the sofa. Also, I somehow got a better framerate on Lumiya (Galaxy S7) over my PC (GTX 1050), so I'm not even sure if the performance disadvantage is all that big.

    If there were an iOS app, or even just a touch-friendly companion app for in-home streaming, I'd likely use that over a desktop client most of the time.

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  17. 20 minutes ago, Lindal Kidd said:

    For everyone, including iPhone and Windows Phone users:  There is "Bright Canopy."  This is a subscription service, and it works like the "SL Go" service that's been mentioned.  The heavy lifting is done by a server, and you access the result through your web browser.

    I'm not sure, how most people intend to use these services. For me, the main purpose would be to hang out in my favorite SL places and chatting away while sitting on the sofa, doing something else on the tablet for the most part. In this usage, I'd be through the 10 hours included in their 17$/mtl plan within days. Also, judging from my experience with Lumiya and SL Go, I expect my bandwidth to become a bottleneck before the rendering capabilities of my iPad. There's also no indication, if the service even allows switching out of the app without interrupting the connection on iOS. Since its running in the browser, I'd be surprised if it did.

  18. @"Phones don't have the performance": Lumiya kind of proves that point wrong. I get decent frame rate there (Galaxy S7), mostly actually better than on my Laptop (GTX 1050 Ti), probably due to optimized settings. 

    Unlike the streaming based solutions available some time back, the phone-optimized UI even gives a reasonably good experience. Streaming on the other hand... For a start, it eats through data volumes too quickly to be useful on mobile, and was outright awful with 8MBit/s. The Lumiya way of giving "good enough" graphics with a mobile-optimized UI worked a lot better for me.

    I'd LOVE for something like Lumiya to be available for iPads. Sadly, with the way background activity is restricted, I'm not sure if such a solution would even allow switching to another app without disconnecting. Plus, Apple's ecosystem actively drives away hobbyist-efforts from iOS (need to buy a mac to develop in the first place, no side loading). 

    (Getting tired, hope nothing has become incoherent.)

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