Saturday, January 7, 2012

Virtual Worlds : The Cool Viewer : With Mesh Deformer Alpha

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I don't know how or why Henri Beauchamp does it, but the SL V1x viewer series is still alive and kicking. Personally I would like to see V1 just go away, die and everyone of the TPV's just adopt the Viewer3 engine. But apparently that's not going to happen just yet. Make no doubt about it though, eventually Linden Lab will cut off various server side feature's and function's of any and all V 1.x based SL viewers.

    Memory consumption has been improved, inventory fetching has been back ported from V3.x to work in chunk's as opposed to individual file loading ( This Is A Big Improvement ! ) and Qarls alpha version of the Mesh Deformer has been included as well. Plus there are a bunch of little extra goodies that you will just have to find for yourself.

    There are also quite a large number of different Virtual World Grids preconfigured and ready to go.


    FPS performance is very good, and the camera control has the nice addition of an instant front view check box option too. The lag meter has been improved to show not 2 but 3 statistic's, Memory Usage, Packet Loss and Bandwith.

    And let's not forget the Mesh Deformer addition. I did not try it, but let's face it Mesh is still a Mess in SL.

    Way to go Henri, now if someone could just combine your viewer with Phoenix, we would truly have the ultimate V1.x solution. You can take a hop on over to Henri's web site here.

JayR Cela :_)


Anonymous said...

V1 viewers will not be blocked by LL. LL may decide to take down some of the services they currently run to support V 1.23.5 and older viewers. It will not affect viewers based on Snowglobe 1.5, since it is part of Snowstorms DNA. V2/V3 is built off of Snowstorm. Also, while Phoenix is not based off of Snowglobe but instead, on 1.23.5, and has little support from its current development team, it will likely die long before Singularity Viewer or Cool VL Viewer, both of which are based initially off of Snowglobe 1.5 but have been almost completely overhauled to V2/V3 code under the GUI. From a realistic standpoint, Singularity and Cool VL have little in common with SLV 1.23.5 and a great deal in common with the latest SLV 2/3 viewers and don't need any 'services' designed to support so-called V1 Viewers. The V1 User Interface is here to stay for a good while yet, even after the 'services' for SLV 1.23.5 based viewers are 'turned off'.

JayR Cela said...

Hi there Anonymous

thanks for your comments and clearing that issue up a bit.

JayR :_)