Thursday, January 27, 2011

SecondLife Viewer2 "SnowStorm Nightly Build" "WOW" "I can Actually Use This While Building"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I try to attend as many meetings as possible in regards to LL's Project SnowStorm, the people involved are working very hard to make improvement's. And finally there is quite a bit of discussion about the User Interface. Don't expect to see much in this area until SnowStorm2, but at least all aspect's are on the table. One very exciting proposed feature, is a User Customizable Interface with the ability to save your multiple configurations. I mentioned this last week in a previous post. There is a Jira on it, my first post listed 12 votes, this morning the number sat at 25. If this future feature interests you, please take the time to cast your vote here.

    In the mean time I'm going to post some screen shots of yesterdays SnowStorm build. And I am happy to say, besides a few minor 5 or 6 second screen freeze up's, I can actually do some building with this release.

     One of my biggest complaint's with V2 has been that it is not builder friendly, thus rendering it totally worthless for my needs. Especially a camera control, that seemed as if possessed, with a mind of its own. Well that problem has been fixed ! There are still a number of building issues I would hope to see addressed, but this in my opinion is a huge major step forward. I'm really looking forward to reporting on future progress and the release of SnowStorm2 ( Storm2 )
 Disable Camera Constraints and Limit Select Distance. ( these should be off by default ) Oh Well ya cant have everything, minor annoyance.

I logged out and back in, my camera control was still in place, right exactly where I left it. I dropped a few prims, linked, stretched, rotated. Perfect, it works flawlessly.

Bravo!  to "The SnowStorm Team"

JayR Cela :_)


Hitomi Tiponi said...

Nothing has changed in this release Jay.

You've simply found out where those options are.

JayR Cela said...

What options? Camera constraints and limit select distance, those options have been available since 2005. I meant they should be turned off by default, like most all of the TPV's.

And as far as the Camera Control in general, at least it now functions, as it should have from the first version of V2's release.

JayR Cela :_)