Second Life Tutorial: RLV, Mesh, and Folders – How it works, How to Use

What RLV is…

RLV = Restrained Love Viewer, formerly Restrained Life Viewer. But Linden Lab® thought that use of the word Life in the name infringed on or put at risk their Second Life™ trademark. So, they pushed on those developing RLV and it changed.

RLV in the Adult Hub

RLV training in the Adult Hub

What RLV is, is a set of tools built into a viewer that extends what we can do with Second Life™. The RLV capable viewers have a way for users to program/control each other’s viewers. Just as the Lab’s Advanced Experience Tools (AET) allow a programmer to; attach a HUD to your viewer, teleport your avatar, and do other things without the normal user interaction. So too, RLV allows a programmer to do similar things with your viewer and avatar. The difference between AET and RLV is in the flavor and amount of control the user gives  to a third party.  Continue reading

Second Life: UKanDo Viewer – Going on the shelf?

Connor Monaron has posted about the state and status of the UKanDo Viewer.  In short, due to real life work calling Connar away, the viewer has not and is not updating. Nor will it be updated in the new few months. See: Updates. Or lack of?

On a Prayer

On a Prayer

This is not the end of UKanDo. Once Connor’s work allows him to be home, we will see a new version of the UKanDo viewer. At least that is the plan as of now.

Second Life: CtrlAltStudio Viewer

This is the viewer that was the Oculus Rift enabled viewer for Second Life. Today, 6/21, I see that the viewer has been removed from the Third Party Viewer directory at the viewer maker’s request.

Tracks of my Tears

Tracks of my Tears

Early versions of the viewer were based on Linden Viewers and later versions on the Firestorm Viewer.

There is no current version of a viewer that supports the Oculus Rift, AFAIK. The Linden Viewer is in the process of being updated. But, we have not seen a release in over a year. Later this month the SSL/TLS security change will make the only available Linden made viewer with Oculus support about useless.

It is hard to say what the Lab’s priority is for getting a usable Oculus capable viewer out. We have known the Lab to pull people off the update project to handle problems they consider more pressing.

Second Life News 2016 w25


There is no roll to the main channel this week.



There is a Wednesday roll out. The RC channels Blue Steal and La Tigre are getting the same maintenance package, I think. Caleb is clear. I had to read the version numbers to decide. While Magnum is getting a new package with the same version number as Blue and Tigre.

This package has Minor internal changes and Tool Tip/Constant text fixes.

PS: Fix for BUG-18251BUG-10979, and a cosmetic fix for Bento attachment points, per Simon Linden.

PPS: One crash fix, and some anti-griefing stuff.

PPPS: The griefing fix is changing ways the region works to try and stay running when attacked. Simon Linden: no, it’s nothing externally visible.

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Second Life: Singularity Update 2016 w24

I’m not a Singularity user. I have been. I know many people on older hardware use Singularity. It seems if Firestorm doesn’t work well for you then Singularity is the other white meat. So, I am always curious what is happening with the Singularity Viewer.

Singularity Viewer

Singularity Viewer

The SLUniverse user Lord posts about updates to Singularity (post). A new post came up yesterday.  Continue reading

Second Life: Project Bento Update 2016 w24

This week we find animators are having problems with the new sliders and bones when making animations. This problem is just being encountered. So, the extent and possible fixes are complete unknowns.

Vir Linden discusses some of the known problems at the beginning of the video. One of those is the bounce we often see the avatar make when adding attachments. The Lindens may have found a fix. Continue reading