Wow it has been a long wait, was it worth it ? That's what I aim to figure out here today as I take the new Singularity viewer out for a test spin. Singularty is a direct descendant from the much loved, but no longer available Ascent viewer, it also includes some code from the never released publicly SnowGlobe 1.5 initiative from LL. Some texture fetching techniques courtesy of the defunct Imprudence viewer, and RLV 1.4.0
I hope the Dev Team won't mind but I lifted some list's of improvements from their web site.
Improvements for content creators:
Free texture upload for testing textures and sculpties
Preview animations on yourself upon upload
Copy and Paste in build panel
Embedded Animation Override editor
Rez Objects As Land Group option
Math expressions in build panel, from Imprudence
Alignment tool, by Qarl Fizz
Measure distance between any 2 prims - available in pie menu.
UUID display for various things - full perm textures, prims, avatars
Enhanced inspection floater
[NEW] System preferences->Building panel for setting default parameters for creating an object.
[NEW] Open scripts in external editor
General graphics engine update, by Shyotl and myself, based on current Viewer 3.
Region Windlight support, by myself, partially based on work by Kadah Coba.
New sound system FMOD Ex integrated by Shyotl - check out all new Singularity -> Streaming Audio Display!
Sound bugs fixed. Unfortunately, Aurora Var-size region support had to be dropped in the process.
RLVa partially updated, by myself and Shyotl, to version 1.4.
Holding Shift while crouching will work as crouch toggle, by myself and Inusaito Kanya.
Aiming mode - in mouselook, hold right mouse button and scroll the wheel, by Sovereign Engineer
New build preferences, by Inusaito Kanya
Radar now indicates gesture/sound/particle/animation spam, taken from Avination viewer, by Fractured Crystal
LSL editor update by Latif Khalifa, including external editor support.
Huge thanks fly out to everyone who joined us during testing and development! Latif Khalifa pro
The Dev team has also managed to add some current V3 features as well, claiming that Singularity is the only available and most future proof V1.x viewer available today. V3 features Included are Multi Layer clothing support, And full compliance with the V3 Current Outfit Folder inventory standard.
The. list is very impressive, and it is available for all 3 platforms, Windows, Linux & Mac.
The Preferences Menu Screen Shots
It is a feature loaded V1.x viewer that's for sure. It's FPS performance was on the lackluster side, but rock solid steady. To be honest with you I did not do much in world testing, so who know's ? ^_^