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  1. Thanks for trhe kind words I wanted to leave the interpolation in so that people could add their own final polish on it. This is for other scripters to use as a base. I am using it also for tree roots and a dynamic pathway in a treehouse so lightning isn't the only thing it has to look like. My product version hides and then shows after they are constructed. Since the UV space on my bolts is really compact I scroll a texture and that causes the flashing but in this it's a technical concept to expand on.
  2. I just finished this little project for my localized weather system and thought others could use it too. I wanted a 3D lightning that sprouts torward an object and noticed there wasn't any I could locate. I tried to place it on the wiki but it seems that I can't edit anything anywhere so not sure what that's all about. So I figured the forums would be a nice place to put it. Example Instructions Create a ton of blocks and name them "segment". Link them to a root prim of some sort and name it anything. Drop this script into the root prim and away we go! // 2017 written by To-mos Codewarrior (tomos.halsey) // Procedural 3D lightning based on XNA tutorial // https://gamedevelopment.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-generate-shockingly-good-2d-lightning-effects--gamedev-2681 integer LINK_currentSeg; list LINK_segments; //increment segment link number integer incLink() { integer returnLink = llList2Integer(LINK_segments, LINK_currentSeg); LINK_currentSeg++; if( LINK_currentSeg > llGetListLength(LINK_segments) ) { //llOwnerSay("reached end of segments: "+(string)LINK_currentSeg); LINK_currentSeg = llGetListLength(LINK_segments)-1; return -2; } return returnLink; } //generate and return prim parameters for each lightning segment list placeSegment( vector v1, vector v2, float thickness ) { //generate rotations between the vectors vector offset = v1 - v2; rotation rot = llEuler2Rot(<0.0,llAtan2(-offset.z,offset.x),0.0>); //localize offset to perspective of y rot offset /= rot; return [ PRIM_POS_LOCAL, ( v1 + v2 ) * 0.5,//solve for z rotation locally to y PRIM_ROT_LOCAL, llEuler2Rot(<0.0,0.0,llAtan2(offset.y,offset.x)>)*rot, PRIM_SIZE, <llVecDist(v1, v2), thickness, thickness> ]; } //dissect the parameters list into sections based on metadata and //return the segment position based on percentage of whole bolt index range vector getBoltPos( list primParams, integer boltNumber, float segmentPercent ) { //first index metadata for bolts if( llGetListEntryType( primParams, 0 ) != TYPE_STRING ) { llOwnerSay("getBoltPos(): Supplied parameters have no metadata."); return ZERO_VECTOR; } list boltMeta = llParseString2List( llList2String( primParams, 0 ), [","], [] ); if( boltNumber > llGetListLength( boltMeta ) - 1 ) { llOwnerSay("getBoltPos(): Bolt index \"" + (string)boltNumber + "\" is out of range"); return ZERO_VECTOR; } string boltIndexRange = llList2String( boltMeta, boltNumber ); if( boltIndexRange == "" ) { llOwnerSay("getBoltPos(): No metadata for bolt: \"" + boltIndexRange + "\""); return ZERO_VECTOR; } //find delimiter and use it integer splitIndex = llSubStringIndex( boltIndexRange, ":" ); //For those wondering, if the return value is -1, then ~-1 is 0 because -1 is a string of all 1 bits. //Any value greater than or equal to zero will give a non-zero result. if( ~splitIndex ) { //start index integer startIndex = (integer)llGetSubString( boltIndexRange, 0, splitIndex-1 ); //end index integer endIndex = (integer)llGetSubString( boltIndexRange, splitIndex+1, -1 ); //get the range of the indices integer indexRange = endIndex - startIndex; //grab an index based off a percentage llFloor integer segmentIndex = (integer)( ( indexRange / 8.0 ) * segmentPercent ); //grab the segment chain representing a single bolt //lets reuse the variable to prevent extra allocation boltMeta = llList2List( primParams, startIndex, endIndex ); //return our located position if( 8*segmentIndex+3 > llGetListLength( boltMeta )-1 ) { llOwnerSay("getBoltPos(): Segment index \"" + (string)(8*segmentIndex+3) + "\" of bolt \"" + (string)boltNumber + "\" is out of range"); }else { return llList2Vector( boltMeta, 8*segmentIndex+3); } }else { llOwnerSay("getBoltPos(): Malformed metadata: \"" + boltIndexRange + "\""); } return ZERO_VECTOR; } //meat and potatoes of this script. This takes a start and end local position //with a thickness and generates prim link params representing a single lightning bolt list createBolt( vector source, vector dest, float thickness ) { list results = [ 0.0 ]; vector tangent = dest - source; vector normal = llVecNorm( tangent ); float boltMag = llVecMag( tangent ); float Sway = 5.0;//meters float Jaggedness = 1.0 / Sway; integer i = 0; integer points = llRound( boltMag / 3.0 ); if( points < 1.0 ) { //llOwnerSay("Bolt not long enough: "+(string)points); return []; } //random points between 0.0 (0%) to 1.0 (100%) for( ;i < points; i++ ) results += [ llFrand( 1.0 ) ]; //now sort the points so we have randomness from A to B results = llListSort( results, 1, TRUE ); //store length before adding on optional random points integer length = llGetListLength( results ); vector prevPoint = source; vector prevDisplacement = ZERO_VECTOR; integer linkNum; for ( i = 1; i < length; i++ ) { //since we are set inside a range from the for loop //the first few indices will work float pos = llList2Float( results, i ); // used to prevent sharp angles by ensuring very close //positions also have small perpendicular variation. float scale = ( boltMag * Jaggedness ) * ( pos - llList2Float( results, i - 1 ) ); //great way to make circular bullet spray //to all those weapon makers out there :) float sprayAng = llFrand( TWO_PI ); float sprayScale = Sway + llFrand( -Sway*2.0 ); vector displacement = <llCos(sprayAng)*sprayScale, llSin(sprayAng)*sprayScale, 0.0>; displacement.x -= (displacement.x - prevDisplacement.x) * (1.0 - scale); displacement.y -= (displacement.y - prevDisplacement.y) * (1.0 - scale); // defines an envelope. Points near the middle of the bolt can be further from the central line. if( pos > 0.95 ) displacement *= 10.0 * (1.0 - pos); //project a point from A to B then //align the circular spray to the normal with a cross product vector point = source + pos * tangent + displacement % normal; //grab link and then increment it linkNum = incLink(); if( linkNum != -2 ) { results += [ PRIM_LINK_TARGET, linkNum ]+placeSegment(prevPoint, point, thickness); } prevPoint = point; prevDisplacement = displacement; } //clean up the list by removing the //prefixed random points we no longer need results = llDeleteSubList( results, 0, length-1 ); //grab link and then increment it linkNum = incLink(); //concatenate last bolt params and return it if( linkNum != -2 ) { return results + [PRIM_LINK_TARGET, linkNum] + placeSegment(prevPoint, dest, thickness); }else { return results; } } //generate one single bolt and then tack on a random amount //based on a start and end pos and bolt thickness list generateLightning( vector startingPoint, vector endingPoint, float thickness ) { LINK_currentSeg = 0; list boltParams = createBolt( startingPoint, endingPoint, thickness ); //tack on some metadata; index may start at 0 but since meta data //is there don't -1 from get list length string metaData = "1:"+(string)(llGetListLength(boltParams)); boltParams = [metaData] + boltParams; list randNum = []; //3 to 10 random bolts integer numOfRandBolts = llRound( 10.0 - llFrand( 7.0 ) ); integer i = 0; //random points between 0% to 100% for( ;i < numOfRandBolts; i++ ) randNum += [ llFrand( 1.0 ) ]; //now sort the points so we have randomness from A to B randNum = llListSort( randNum, 1, TRUE ); //build perspective to target we are striking //so the 30 degrees is localized to that target vector tangent = endingPoint - startingPoint; //generate rotations between the vectors rotation rotToAvi = llEuler2Rot(<0.0,llAtan2(tangent.x,tangent.z),0.0>); //localize offset to perspective of y rot tangent /= rotToAvi; //build us the final angle rotToAvi = llEuler2Rot(<PI+llAtan2(-tangent.y,tangent.z),0.0,0.0>)*rotToAvi; //generate each child bolt for ( i=0; i < numOfRandBolts; i++ ) { //read the bolt metadata and get a random segment pos vector spawnPos = getBoltPos( boltParams, 0, llList2Float( randNum, i ) ); //use the scale of the overall bolt to //parametrize the child lengths //(this is a bit performance heavy so adjust accordingly) float distance = llVecMag( endingPoint - spawnPos ); //rotate 30 degrees(in radians). Alternate between rotating left and right. //generate child lightning from 30% to 70% length vector posOut = spawnPos - <0.0, 0.0, distance> * (rotToAvi * llEuler2Rot( <llFrand(1.5708)-0.785398, llFrand(1.5708)-0.785398 ,0.0> )); //grab the length before for start index and diff to end integer beforeLen = llGetListLength(boltParams); //comma and start index of thee bolt params metaData += ","+(string)beforeLen; //actually generate and store the params for child bolts boltParams += createBolt( spawnPos, posOut, thickness ); //add colon to separate data later and index of end of bolt params metaData += ":"+(string)(beforeLen+(llGetListLength(boltParams) - beforeLen)-1); //now store the altered metadata back onto the list boltParams = [metaData] + llDeleteSubList( boltParams, 0, 0 ); } //we are done with the metadata return llDeleteSubList( boltParams, 0, 0 ); } default { state_entry() { integer length = llGetNumberOfPrims(); for(; length > 1; length--) { string name = llGetLinkName( length ); if( name == "segment" ) { LINK_segments += [ length ]; } llSetLinkPrimitiveParamsFast(length,[PRIM_COLOR, ALL_SIDES, <1.0,1.0,1.0>, 1.0,PRIM_SIZE,<0.2,0.2,0.2>,PRIM_LINK_TARGET,LINK_THIS,PRIM_TEXT,(string)(llGetFreeMemory()*0.000977)+"kb",<1.0,1.0,1.0>,1.0]); } vector aviPos = llList2Vector(llGetObjectDetails(llGetOwner(),[OBJECT_POS]),0); vector localOffset = (aviPos - llGetRootPosition())/llGetRootRotation(); //list params = createBolt( ZERO_VECTOR, localOffset, 0.2 ); //typical bolt structure //PRIM_LINK_TARGET, linkNumOfBoltSegment, // PRIM_POS_LOCAL, <-9.312323, -9.211586, -38.696487>, // PRIM_ROT_LOCAL, <0.299013, -0.810049, -0.174666, 0.473185>, // PRIM_SIZE, <2.527075, 0.100000, 0.100000> list params = generateLightning( ZERO_VECTOR, localOffset, 0.1 ); //print the params for debug /*length = llGetListLength(params)/8; integer i = 0; for( ; i<length; i++ ) { llOwnerSay("param: "+llList2CSV( llList2List( params, i*8, i*8+7 ) ) ); }*/ llSetLinkPrimitiveParamsFast(LINK_THIS, [PRIM_TEXT,(string)(llGetFreeMemory()*0.000977)+"KB",<1.0,1.0,1.0>,1.0]+params); llSetTimerEvent(4.0); } //make single bolt of lightning for testing touch_start(integer total_number) { LINK_currentSeg = 0; llSetLinkPrimitiveParamsFast(LINK_ALL_CHILDREN,[PRIM_POS_LOCAL,ZERO_VECTOR,PRIM_SIZE,<0.2,0.2,0.2>]); vector aviPos = llDetectedPos(0); vector localOffset = (aviPos - llGetRootPosition())/llGetRootRotation(); list params = createBolt( ZERO_VECTOR, localOffset, 0.2); //list params = generateLightning( ZERO_VECTOR, localOffset, 0.1 ); llSetLinkPrimitiveParamsFast(LINK_THIS, [PRIM_TEXT,(string)(llGetFreeMemory()*0.000977)+"KB",<1.0,1.0,1.0>,1.0]+params); } timer() { llSetLinkPrimitiveParamsFast(LINK_ALL_CHILDREN,[PRIM_POS_LOCAL,ZERO_VECTOR,PRIM_SIZE,<0.2,0.2,0.2>]); vector aviPos = llList2Vector(llGetObjectDetails(llGetOwner(),[OBJECT_POS]),0); vector localOffset = (aviPos - llGetRootPosition())/llGetRootRotation(); list params = generateLightning( ZERO_VECTOR, localOffset, 0.1 ); llSetLinkPrimitiveParamsFast(LINK_THIS, [PRIM_TEXT,(string)(llGetFreeMemory()*0.000977)+"KB",<1.0,1.0,1.0>,1.0]+params); } }
  3. The Second Life viewers utililize the Blinn/Phong lighting model to handle their scene rendering. You are trying to use Substance's Physical Based Rendering materials in SL's old material pipeline. You will need to tell the program to generate older maps for sl. Specifically Diffuse, Specular, and Normal maps. I only use Substance Painter for PBR texturing but when I needed to export to SL I had to setup a custom export option to accomplish this task. Here is a nice screenshot to show how that was accomplished.
  4. Unfortunately none of the DAE files in the examples show signs of "sharing the same polygons". If we take a look at the COLLADA Documentation here it dictates that geometry is defined inside of the <mesh> tags wich contain sets of <triangles> tags. These tags get assigned materials by defining a material attribute that corresponds with a defined <library_materials> tag further up in the file. So with that being said if we look into the files provided we can see two sets of <triangles> inside the <mesh> tags. This means that there is litteratly TWO sets of identical mesh with two seperate materials assigned so what does this mean? It means that this isn't an SL "bug" but an exporter bug that writes a DAE file with double the polys in overtop of the previously defined set. SO the uploader isnt "glitching" or "bugging" at all but just reading a normal COLLADA file with two sets of gerometry and two material faces. Here is our proof that the example files from the youtube page are just normal COLLADAS. <library_materials> <material id="ccc" name="ccc"> <instance_effect url="#ccc-fx"/> </material> <material id="bbb" name="bbb"> <instance_effect url="#bbb-fx"/> </material></library_materials> And the corresponding triangles the materials are being assigned to...(i truncated a little to save space) <library_geometries> <geometry id="wall_test-lib" name="wall_testMesh"> <mesh> <source id="wall_test-POSITION"> <float_array id="wall_test-POSITION-array" count="96">-146.407776 -118.058250 0.000000146.407776 -118.058250 0.000000-146.407776 118.058250 0.000000146.407776 118.058250 0.000000-86.165428 19.481628 0.000002-86.165428 -19.481628 -0.00000286.165428 -19.481628 -0.00000286.165428 19.481628 0.000002[...]</float_array> <technique_common> <accessor source="#wall_test-POSITION-array" count="32" stride="3"> <param name="X" type="float"/> <param name="Y" type="float"/> <param name="Z" type="float"/> </accessor> </technique_common> </source> <source id="wall_test-Normal0"> <float_array id="wall_test-Normal0-array" count="522">0.000000 0.000000 1.0000000.000000 0.000000 1.0000000.000000 0.000000 1.0000000.000000 0.000000 1.0000000.000000 0.000000 1.0000000.000000 0.000000 1.0000000.000000 0.000000 1.0000000.000000 0.000000 1.000000[...]</float_array> <technique_common> <accessor source="#wall_test-Normal0-array" count="174" stride="3"> <param name="X" type="float"/> <param name="Y" type="float"/> <param name="Z" type="float"/> </accessor> </technique_common> </source> <source id="wall_test-UV0"> <float_array id="wall_test-UV0-array" count="168">0.000000 0.0000000.638178 0.0000000.371744 0.1628240.266434 0.1628240.894690 0.4951810.638178 0.7914250.198716 0.9196800.093406 0.919680[...]</float_array> <technique_common> <accessor source="#wall_test-UV0-array" count="84" stride="2"> <param name="S" type="float"/> <param name="T" type="float"/> </accessor> </technique_common> </source> <vertices id="wall_test-VERTEX"> <input semantic="POSITION" source="#wall_test-POSITION"/> </vertices> <triangles count="58" material="ccc"> <input semantic="VERTEX" offset="0" source="#wall_test-VERTEX"/> <input semantic="NORMAL" offset="1" source="#wall_test-Normal0"/> <input semantic="TEXCOORD" offset="2" set="0" source="#wall_test-UV0"/> <p>9 0 9 10 1 80 11 2 81 11 3 81 8 4 8 9 5 9 2 6 0 0 7 1 5 8 2 5 9 2 4 10 3 2 11 0 [...]</p> </triangles> <triangles count="58" material="bbb"> <input semantic="VERTEX" offset="0" source="#wall_test-VERTEX"/> <input semantic="NORMAL" offset="1" source="#wall_test-Normal0"/> <input semantic="TEXCOORD" offset="2" set="0" source="#wall_test-UV0"/> <p> 9 0 9 10 1 80 11 2 81 11 3 81 8 4 8 9 5 9 2 6 0 0 7 1 5 8 2 5 9 2 4 10 3 2 11 0 [...]</p> </triangles> </mesh> </geometry> </library_geometries> Yeah, so overall it looks like there is no Black Magic or Magical Bugs that allow for this. It's just a simple file with duplicated polys that have two seperate materials on them.
  5. Not to revive an old thread but I was hoping to help some people. I have continued the project in my own Fork on github and have added code block highlighting and most if not all of the current functions listed on the lsl wiki. I still need to enter the default inputs for some functions and events but I will try and keep it up to date as new functions and what not come out. https://github.com/To-mos/sublime-lsl-syntax
  6. Yes Intel Iris will run fine on sl and at a massive resolution too!. If you plan on using sl on windows through bootcamp you will need to modify the gpu_table.txt file for your viewer to recognize the iris card. I wrote a guide on doing this here. I actually wrote this post from my intel iris mac on the bootcamp side so thats how often I use the iris mac for sl stuff I get about 80 FPS on ultra on firestorm 64 bit edition using an intel Iris 5100 so its great for development on the go. If you are using the mac version make sure to set your resolution for the window at login under debug prefrences for window resolution.
  7. I forgot to mention though, there is also a gpu_table.txt in the root of the viewer folder I have to change sometimes when the viewer wont read the one in the "roaming" folder. Try going to the folder the viewer is in and look there for the gpu_table.txt
  8. I'm terribally sorry, I do not use widows 8.0 or 8.1 so I will have to find a copy and change it for you. Hope you have better luck with it
  9. You will want to use a more advanced text editor that supports the encoding format of the txt file. I just used Visual Studio C++ and it looked fine probably because they used it. I got them to fix it in the more recent versions of the viewer but it looks like it's been set back. I left this up for refrence because its hard to get the freaking firestorm team to listen.
  10. So I got a mac and loaded windows on it because my software selection doesn't have much mac support. I would login to the sl or firestorm viewer to find that my iris gpu wasn't being detected. After looking through the gpu_table.txt file to see that it had a listing for the intel iris card it was strange that the card wasn't being picked up. I looked into the log of the viewer to see that it was looking for a card with (TM) in the name. I modified the regex in the gpu_table to ignore the (TM) in the graphics card name and voila, it works. So the file you will want to look for is either gpu_table.txt in the viewers root folder or, somewhere in your AppData/Roming/Viewername location. Just open the file and replace the lines with Intel Intel From This... Intel Intel Iris Graphics 5100 .*Intel.*Iris Graphics 51.* 4 1 0 4 Intel Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 .*Intel.*Iris Pro Graphics 52.* 4 1 0 4 To This... Intel Intel Iris Graphics 5100 .*Intel.*Iris.* Graphics 51.* 4 1 0 4 Intel Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 .*Intel.*Iris.* Pro Graphics 52.* 4 1 0 4
  11. It's a very handy effect, I've already used it for swords with trails and vehicle tracks. I'm looking for a way to use it for foot prints and bullet decals since the particle follows the orientation of the prim doing the rezzing. Here is a quick demo on getting it working like the picture provided earlier. llParticleSystem([PSYS_PART_FLAGS,PSYS_PART_RIBBON_MASK|PSYS_PART_INTERP_SCALE_MASK|PSYS_PART_INTERP_COLOR_MASK|PSYS_PART_EMISSIVE_MASK,PSYS_SRC_PATTERN, PSYS_SRC_PATTERN_DROP,PSYS_PART_BLEND_FUNC_SOURCE, PSYS_PART_BF_SOURCE_ALPHA,PSYS_PART_BLEND_FUNC_DEST, PSYS_PART_BF_ONE_MINUS_SOURCE_ALPHA,PSYS_SRC_BURST_SPEED_MIN,0.01,PSYS_SRC_BURST_SPEED_MAX,0.01,PSYS_PART_MAX_AGE,4.0,PSYS_SRC_BURST_PART_COUNT,2,PSYS_SRC_ACCEL,<0.0,0.0,0.0>,PSYS_PART_START_GLOW,1.0,PSYS_PART_END_GLOW,0.0,PSYS_PART_START_SCALE,<0.5,0.5,0.0>,PSYS_PART_END_SCALE,<0.5,0.5,0.0>,PSYS_PART_START_COLOR,<1.0,0.0,0.0>,PSYS_PART_END_COLOR,<0.996,0.890,0.192>]);
  12. Ok let me straighten this out...YES it's a png image and YES it's an executable. They have embeded the exe inside the png just like those age old jpg exe embedding. What you do is stick the hex representation of the program in the png's header so when they open the file it executes the program to infect the machine. This is quite an old way of infecting people but this is a way that members of 4chan like to pass executables across the image board. http://www.cyberengineeringservices.com/malware-obfuscated-within-png-files-sample-2-2/
  13. What you want to do is first select the plane, then select Rendering from the top, click Render to Texture and then click "add" in the Outputs window and select ShadowsMap. This should allow you to bake a transparent shadow map onto the plane. I use it for overlaying shadows on camera tracking CGI backdrops --11 years 3dsMax CGI/Game modeler
  14. Yeah I'm with them the hair can be dropped quite a LOT actually. The game design teams I've worked with in the past tend to UV map some bent planes and move them around over the model and use transparent hair textures. It allows for a low texture overhead on the rendering buffer and it also looks nice with spec and normal materials. The display impact and land impact can be effected not only by vert count but by texture resolution. The land impact takes into consideration all the LOD's and the display impact generated from the high resolutions. Taking this into consideration will allow you to drop your land impact drasstically later on down the road for non worn items.
  15. To answer your question YES you can. The latest copybot viewers support full mesh ripping and they work. I'll break it down into detail how they rip mesh. There are things known as render rippers and what they do is tap into the render pipeline of the library they are using for the sofware ie Direct X or OpenGL. There is a Direct X ripper that does just this and can pull objects from any Direct X 9,10,11 engine. As for the viewers the programmers take an existing viewer and compile them with their own homebrewed ripping code that reads the contents of the render buffer and puts them out into an obj file. Now dealing with the perspective of the rendering camera and the matricies required to skew the view onto a flat monitor screen can messup the mesh object when its ripped. When this happenes the ripped model file will be skewed and will require cleanup before they can use the mesh. So basically you can rip mesh but it requires a bit of cleanup before you can just go and re-upload it.
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