Sunday, April 29, 2012

Nirans Viewer 1.33 : An In Depth First Look : Part1

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know I have been following this viewer from it's beginning, NiranV worked on the Kirsten Viewer for two years, and afters it's sad demise she decided to continue the project. It's been one heck of a ride. So many changes at such a rapid pace, but I think you really owe it to yourself a download of this very unique fork of the ongoing evolution of Viewer3. It's really something else indeed. The Initial opening of Niran 1.33 presents a very cool machinima mini movie, that show's off just what this viewer is capable of !

    The first thing you will notice is a complete departure with the basic V3 menu system. From the initial vertical drop down expanding menu's, right on through to the preferences settings. Every thing is logically laid out and grouped accordingly. It did take me a little bit of getting used to at first, however after a bit of exploring I found it to be intuitive and easy to use.

    All easily available for you in the upper left hand corner, not having to run your mouse pointer all over the screen horizontally, is a very nice feature indeed. In addition to that, the main menu bar is loaded with functions as well.
               Including the ability to turn on/off a numerical readout of the current FPS


   The Preferences Menu's are a joy to work with, no more having to guess where every thing is located. All of your choices are arranged by 5 main groups each with it's own appropriate sub groups, and a few nested sub-sub group settings.

    Incredibly easy to use  ( With Some Practice :_)  LOL ). When you consider the amount of advanced features offered here, an intuitive UI is imperative. And Niran's 1.33 has definitely achieved that goal.

    But how does it perform ? What are it's system requirements ?

JayR Cela :_)

P.S. stayed tuned / LOL :_)


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