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    New Estate Access Management Tools

    It's been promoted to an RC viewer now, but hasn't been updated since the end of September. http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Release_Notes/Second_Life_Release/
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    Any Updates on BOM?

    The BOM viewer was updated 2 days ago. The best way to keep up to date with what's happening with BOM is to attend the content creation user group. The next meeting is this coming Thursday. I doubt very much whether we'll see BOM promoted to an RC viewer before Christmas, it's still pretty buggy. Users of the BOM viewer will be bake failed to all observers - see BUG-225925 - [BOM] Observers on a BOM viewer will always see you bake failed each time you change bake.
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    Mirror surface?

    You can fake a mirror using projectors but it won't reflect your avatar. The effect is pretty cool though. You must have ALM enabled for these projector mirrors to be visible. Instructions here: https://modemworld.me/2018/05/12/projectors-as-mirrors-in-second-life/ Real mirror reflections *are* possible, but it would require code changes to the viewer. There is proof of concept code given on STORM-2055 - Real mirror reflections on prims It's fun to play with if you can self compile your own viewer - see video below. Unfortunately LL don't seem very interested in adding real mirror reflections to SL.
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    Water Transparency from Above?

    I didn't see a JIRA from you,. so I filed one. BUG-225928 - [EEP] The water fog density exponent setting has no effect on EEP viewers
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    seen a new one...

    LL are aware of this feature & will be adding a server side throttle to control how quickly group roles can be switched in the viewer.
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    Animesh in Firestorm - how soon?

    There will be a public Firestorm Animesh beta released before the Christmas no change window, so "real soon now".
  7. @JessieHoo These video tutorials made by the creator of Phototools (William Weaver) are well worth watching if you are interested in SL photography. https://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/video_phototools Take a look at his Flickr stream. He doesn't post process his shots, he just takes a screengrab & posts on Flickr. He is an absolute master at lighting & shadows. https://www.flickr.com/photos/61900109@N02/ Edit to add: You can also get the builds he uses in a lot of his shots free on the marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/112469
  8. I would love to see those photo filters hooked up to a UI where the user could control the effects with sliders. If I could code better, that would be the feature at the top of my to-do list. Afraid not. I usually just flick through the list until I find a setting that's close to what I want & then I'll modify it. I can honestly say it's not unusual for me to be faffling around doing this for an hour before I get the look I want lol. Yeah it's fiddly, but tbh I find that challenge fun! If you give me an inworld SLURL where you want to take your light leak shot (perhaps the location in your images), I'll pop over there & see what I can come up with & give you all the settings I used. I always save an unfiltered shot too, in case I want to go back & edit it nicely in photoshop like a sane person lol. In my opinion it's also creative to see what photo effects you can come up with using purely the tools available in the viewer without any external post-processing. I love to geek out doing this, especially after a couple of sherries
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    Viewer Not Responding problem

    Your system is pretty beefy & should have no problems running Firestorm with all the bells & whistles. Can you test to see if the LL viewer has the same problem? You can download the LL viewer for testing here: Downloads | Second Life Depending on the results of that test lets me know where to start troubleshooting.
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    Firestorm Won't Clear Nearby Av's After Changing Sims

    When you are on a region, the radar will display all avatars on that region and possibly on neighbour regions also, depending on your draw distance and what you have the radar radius set to under radar preferences. When you leave that region, the avatars from the old region (& its neighbours) will remain visible on the radar for about 30 seconds to 2 minutes after you left the old region. This is normal - it takes ~30-120 seconds for an avatar to disconnect as a child agent to the old region they just left. If you attempt to cam on an avatar displaying in radar from the old region before you have been disconnected as a child agent from that region, then this will usually work. Once you are disconnected as a child agent from the old region, the old avatar names will disappear from the radar & you can no longer cam on them, TP to them etc. Occasionally, after leaving a region, you will fail to be disconnected as a child agent from it and those old avatar names will remain showing on the radar until you change regions again or sometimes you will have to relog. We can't actually do anything about the failure of an avatar to be disconnected as a child from an old region they visited, its a serverside issue. What you are seeing in the radar (still showing old names for a long time after you left the region) is just a side effect of this. It shouldn't happen very often though but most people will have seen it a couple of times at least.
  11. For example. Try the windlight sky "[TOR] DUSK - Vision of something" with Light Leak. Forgive the boring scene here... Original scene with no filter With Light leak
  12. You need to choose your windlight settings pretty carefully to get the Light Leak to work well. Remember that you can create your own custom windlight or take the windlight set at any location or use one of the many provided windlights & edit it to meet your needs. For those light leak shots I posted, the windlight I used will have been very very dark before applying the light leak filter.
  13. You can remove any filters you don't have a use for by deleting the xml files from the app_settings\filters folder in the viewer install. This is a sadly little known fact, but you can also edit the existing filters (best to make a backup copy first) or create new filters! You don't even need to relog to test your filter tweaks, just refresh the snapshot. Some of the extra filters in Firestorm viewer were made by myself. This wiki page explains how the filters work & how to create your own http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Viewer_Image_Filters The Cartoon filter was one that I made. Linden homes...
  14. I've used Linearize, Light Leak, Sharpen & Video quite a bit. I love to see what effects I can get using just custom windlights & sometimes the photo filters. None of these images have any post processing. Light leak Light leak Video Linearize Linearize vs Original comparison. Linearize really makes the image pop for this particular lighting. Sharpen Sharpen vs original comparison
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    Second Life crashes on startup during Initialising VFS

    Great, glad that's all the problem was You can remove the files from dropbox now.