Just tried LL’s Rift viewer and, well, it’s surprisingly un-good. It’s like the graphics are being fed from the wrong framebuffer object or the pipeline is being misconfigured when you switch into HMD view. Intentional or bugs? I suppose time will tell. The graphics should be able to be so much better (even if understandably the FPS isn’t so good)!
Note Jo Yardley’s comment about being able to use Vorpx with a regular viewer (i,e., like Firestorm, Alchemy, or LL’s regular viewer) to view Second Life in your Rift. I haven’t tried it myself but am told it can be used.
Until recently video cards were given geometry (the mesh world), lights, and a camera position and they rendered an image. As the camera moved the geometry was reloaded shaded and rendered again with mesh and lights in relation to the camera. (Which is technically saying it backward. Consider the camera fixed and to change the view we move the world. Think of your computer screen as the camera. It sits on your desk never moving. Everything displayed on it moves. Thus the reason for reloading geometry.) Continue reading →
Those of us subscribing to the Adobe CC have received a set of updates. One of which is the latest version of Photoshop.
They have moved things around. So, some of the features I regularly use are not where I expect them to be. Annoying. But, once I get used to the changes, it will be better. Less clicks. And there is a new feature for masking and selection.
Recently an acquaintance with HD graphics ask for help because of video problems. We haven’t been able to find the solution needed, yet. But, we did come across a number of tips on how to make Intel’s HD Graphics work better. So, I’ll pass those along.
.✻ Soft Tones ✻.
First before spending time beating on a problem only to discover it is a dead horse, check the system requirements. Next read through what I have here, before you start beating. Also, remember, clearing the viewer’s cache is likely to make things worse. So, save that idea for the ‘no-hope-left’ stage. Continue reading →
Calla Cela got settings for NVIDIA card, specifically her 970, from NVIDIA tech support. She made this handy video. Using it I decided to check my settings it has been forever since I looked at them. zOMG! When the Lindens changed the install folder name, (like L O N G ago) my SL setup apparently went away…
There are some gotcha’s in her video. Nothing wrong. Just some places where you are likely to hit a wall. Continue reading →