Mesh/Archive/2012-03-05

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Agenda

  1. Clouds and grey and blurry avatars, oh my! [Nyx Linden]
  2. Mesh upload timeouts since 3.2.5 https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-28413 Darien Caldwell 10:08, 5 March 2012 (PST)
  3. A question and a complaint I often see is that "Include textures" doesn't seem to actually upload any textures and apply them, as would be expected. It's a minor point for most, just upload separately and apply manually, but why have an option if it doesn't do anything? Is "Include textures" supposed to upload the related textures for the model and apply them? Or does it do something else? - Feynt Mistral 08:49, 5 March 2012 (PST)
  4. Another question I hear often is whether SL supports normal/bump/specular maps. During the closed mesh beta we heard talk of a future materials system. Is there any word on whether that's even in planning? If it's "on the stack", is it at least somewhere near the top instead of near the bottom with more and more being piled upon it? - Feynt Mistral 08:49, 5 March 2012 (PST)
  5. Collada 1.4.1 isn't well supported when using more than one texture per mesh (they get mixed). Collada 1.4.0 still working fine. This problem is easy to reproduce. An OBJ file can be exported using Autodesk FBX Converter 2011.3.1 and FBX Converter 2012 to Collada files. One is possible to upload the other one have errors on textures. I also know some people had this problem too using Maya 2012 and Max 2012 aswell as in olders versions updating the plugin to 2012 version. https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-28488 [Kitsune Shan]
  6. The mesh importer dont show "edges" when you check the box. It seems to show them, but in white wich is the same color of the mesh so is impossible to see teh difference. Also happens with the physic shape. It should be also less restrictions to move, zoom and pan the mesh. (An only wireframe option could be useful too) [Kitsune Shan]
  7. Blender has a naming convention for mapping bone weights in mirrored paint mode, either .R and .L, or _R and _L for right and left bones (respectively). So elbow.R, elbow.L, shoulder.R, shoulder.L, and so on. I recall before the mesh beta went open, we were asked what other conventions besides the LL default would be appreciated. I mentioned this at the time, but I don't believe any have been added (Blender or not). Is it possible to make this change, possibly in an XML file or something which we could edit as a community to include different mappings for the bones based on our programs conventions? - Feynt Mistral 09:12, 5 March 2012 (PST)
  8. Improvements to mesh previewer. Full screen preview with textures and full viewport manipulation including in world lighting. This would greatly enhance the mesh upload experience could possibly be implemented as a temp upload only viewable by the uploading user ( that may have some restrictions for collaborative works ). TheyCallMeDick Cheney 09:19, 5 March 2012 (PST)
  9. Will the requirement that all LODs use the same materials be removed? This is a source of errors and time consuming. Cain Maven 10:23, 5 March 2012 (PST)
  10. Will the ability to set the center/pivot point be added? It would make creation of objects such as swinging doors and faucets easier, and remove the need to add extra geometry. Cain Maven 10:23, 5 March 2012 (PST)
  11. With respect to #9, I've noticed that the error messages returned to people regarding materials are very cryptic. They're a scant 20-40 characters, and offer no real hints to the artist as to what's wrong with their model, and only possible reasons to a programmer (unless you happen to have the source code for the viewer handy). Is it possible that the error codes could be prefaced with a code for easy wiki look ups, or converted to human (read: artist) readable errors so the same problem doesn't crop up over and over in group chat? - Feynt Mistral 10:49, 5 March 2012 (PST)
  12. What about adding a cellshade option for prims and Meshes? This should reduces the streaming cost as you tend to do it with double sculpties for sculpts with the outer one inside out and a whole extra set of outer triangles for Mesh objects with the face Normals pointing inwards. [Davido Chrome]
  13. Now that Charlar is engaged elsewhere, have the Linden Realm tools beta testing plans been shelved, delayed, or will it still go ahead? [Vivienne Daguerre]
  14. Is there a forum to discuss problems and issues with pathfinding on the aditi grid? [Vivienne Daguerre]
  15. Where can we turn for support regarding aditi issues? I changed my password to update my inventory. Now My inventory does not save from session to session, so any work I do is lost when I log out. [Vivienne Daguerre] -- Me too. I changed pw this weekend and I can't save from secession to secession either. Nalates Urriah
  16. Do we know the status of this UG? Trinity's sign suggests its finished. Nalates Urriah

Meeting Notes

Transcript for Monday March 5, 2012

[11:58] Koli Melune Here's Nyx.
[11:58] Martin RJ he said they cancelled his position at linden lab
[11:58] Nal I and some others gues he was transferred to an LL but non-SL project. The other games... we don't know
[11:58] Yuzuru Hello Nyx!
[11:58] Martin RJ neither was he fired nor did he leave
[11:58] Yuzuru What is happened?
[11:58] Nyx Linden greetings all
[11:59] Gaia Clary yuzuru, i just watched your keystroke tool looking good ! :)
[11:59] TheyCallMeDick Cheney they de-rezzed him
[11:59] Cain Maven *everybody
[11:59] ÄlveKatt Heya Nyx.
[11:59] Ossanha hey nyx
[11:59] ÄlveKatt We are Confused about Charalar.
[11:59] Asha Hi Nyx and Cain
[12:00] Asha The keystroke tool is cool Yuzuru. I may have to try that for my new tutorial series. ^^
[12:01] Yuzuru Thank you Ahsa!
[12:01] Asha :)
[12:02] Wolfpup hello to all lindens
[12:02] Yuzuru Hello, Vir Linden.
[12:02] Asha Hiya Vir
[12:02] Darien Caldwell greetings Vir and Dan
[12:02] Dan Linden hello
[12:02] Darien Caldwell and Nyx ;p
[12:02] Vir Linden Howdy all
[12:03] Koli Melune /me waves. :o
[12:03] Martin RJ hello Dan and Vir
[12:03] Nyx Linden http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Content_Creation/Mesh_Import_User_Group
[12:03] Martin RJ hello Nyx
[12:03] Nyx Linden got a lot of topics this week! Have one I'd like to discuss myself so lets get started
[12:04] Nal k
[12:04] Jonathan there are no agenda topics in that link?
[12:04] Nyx Linden first topic: Clouds and grey and blurry avatars, oh my! [Nyx Linden]
[12:04] Jonathan ah, had to refresh
[12:05] Nyx Linden I'm starting to look into some of the issues surrounding why avatars stay grey and/or clouded for extended periods of time. I was wondering if anyone was able to reproduce such issues on their own avatar reliably?
[12:05] Nal Not reliably but often
[12:05] Darien Caldwell I've seen it with people on occasion, but never on myself.
[12:05] TheyCallMeDick Cheney we discovered that if you change your own group the avatars become -un-grayed
[12:06] TheyCallMeDick Cheney tag
[12:06] Nyx Linden hrm, wonder why changing a group tag would un-stick the texture pipeline
[12:06] TheyCallMeDick Cheney we can't understand why that should be
[12:06] TheyCallMeDick Cheney it works
[12:06] Nal Also, I sometimes have to travel to another region to get the rebake to give me a crips render
[12:06] Ossanha I get a bug when i clear cache, my avatar apears as a mixture of alpha and multi coloured triangles, some times it take ages to clear. I've found if i go to a full prim sim instead on homesread it usually resolves the problem but can take an age
[12:07] Nal It is an old fix for forcing a particle ball avatar to render, change tag or group.
[12:07] TheyCallMeDick Cheney Nyx perhaps now knowing that switching groups can instantly cure greyed out avatars might lead you to a solution
[12:07] Nal Not only does it fix me, it fixes grey avatars around me.
[12:08] TheyCallMeDick Cheney that's what I meant Nal
[12:08] Nyx Linden well we have created a viewer that puts a lot of extra info into the log file
[12:08] TheyCallMeDick Cheney it fixes all the grayed avatars around you
[12:08] Nyx Linden if a few of you would be willing to give it a shot, and save any log files along with descriptions of what failures you saw during the session it may help us hunt down some bugs :)
[12:09] TheyCallMeDick Cheney you're gonna need a bigger net
[12:09] Nal I'll give it a try
[12:09] Nyx Linden http://automated-builds-secondlife-com.s3.amazonaws.com/hg/repo/runway/latest.html
[12:09] Ossanha how do i save a log file (noob question)
[12:09] Darien Caldwell is it going to help if you only see others permanently grey? or only if you yourself get greyed?
[12:09] Nyx Linden http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Debug_Help#Where_do_I_find_my_SecondLife.log_file.3F
[12:10] Nal If you want more testers I'll put it in the blog?
[12:10] Koli Melune I don't seem to get the grey avatars bug much, if at all. I don't get the clouded one much, but the related bug to it - people being ruthed.
[12:10] Nyx Linden the log file gets overwritten every time you run SL, so you'll have to copy it to somwhere else on your computer to save it.
[12:10] Drongle McMahon It says "in progress"
[12:10] Nyx Linden the previous good build should work
[12:10] Nyx Linden 250307
[12:10] Drongle McMahon ok
[12:11] Nyx Linden there are a lot of moving parts in the avatar pipeline, this should just give us some more data to analyze where the failures happen most often
[12:11] TheyCallMeDick Cheney /mw wonders if Mikki Miles has yet made a mesh purfling tool
[12:12] ÄlveKatt Purfling?
[12:12] Nyx Linden if you see specific failures please either file a jira with the log file and a screenshot/description of what the failure is, or email the log to me with the same.
[12:12] Mikki Miles I don't even know what purfling is ;-)
[12:13] Nyx Linden next topic! Mesh upload timeouts since 3.2.5 https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-28413 Darien Caldwell 10:08, 5 March 2012 (PST)
[12:13] JIRA-helper [#VWR-28413] Cannot upload any model (*.dae) file; "xxx failed to upload, see the log file for details" - Second Life Bug Tracker
[12:13] Darien Caldwell yes, this has been an ongoing issue since 3.2.5, although it seems to keep changing slightly.
[12:14] Darien Caldwell with 3.2.8 it's now near constant 408 errors on upload
[12:14] Nyx Linden and its a consistent failure?
[12:14] ÄlveKatt Maybe it was filtered out on account of being xxx-rated? XD
[12:14] Darien Caldwell I have to use 3.2.4
[12:14] Ossanha i had that today
[12:14] Ossanha twice
[12:14] Ossanha but then a relog sorted it
[12:14] Darien Caldwell 3.2.4 never fails
[12:14] Nyx Linden what % of the time do you get that would you say?
[12:14] Ossanha once or twice a day
[12:14] Darien Caldwell well, it varies by time of day, the moon phase, and what I ate for breakfast.
[12:15] Ossanha the more annoying one is when the preview window has some random texture (usually terrain) in it
[12:15] Nyx Linden please include what you ate for breakfast on the days of the failure ;)
[12:15] Darien Caldwell *giggle*
[12:15] Darien Caldwell I have a feeling it's latency related
[12:15] Darien Caldwell and of course that can vary widely
[12:15] Darien Caldwell 408 error is a timeout error
[12:15] TheyCallMeDick Cheney your viewer is latency intolerant
[12:15] Darien Caldwell 408 Request Timeout
[12:15] Nyx Linden alright, thanks for the log file and dae. Feel free to post more logs if you see different behavior
[12:16] Darien Caldwell sure
[12:16] Nyx Linden we'll see if we can take a look at it and figure out what's going on :)
[12:16] Nyx Linden next topic: Mesh upload timeouts since 3.2.5 https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-28413 Darien Caldwell 10:08, 5 March 2012 (PST)
[12:16] JIRA-helper [#VWR-28413] Cannot upload any model (*.dae) file; "xxx failed to upload, see the log file for details" - Second Life Bug Tracker
[12:16] Darien Caldwell ok, i don't relish being stuck on an old viewer version
[12:16] Darien Caldwell thanks
[12:17] Nyx Linden A question and a complaint I often see is that "Include textures" doesn't seem to actually upload any textures and apply them, as would be expected. It's a minor point for most, just upload separately and apply manually, but why have an option if it doesn't do anything? Is "Include textures" supposed to upload the related textures for the model and apply them? Or does it do something else? - Feynt Mistral 08:49, 5 March 2012 (PST)
[12:17] ÄlveKatt We allready did that one.
[12:17] ÄlveKatt Sounds related to if you pack the textures into the .dae file or not.
[12:17] Vir Linden it is supposed to upload textures - if it's failing, please file a JIRA with a log.
[12:18] Vir Linden and attach the dae/other files.
[12:18] Gaia Clary the textures are packed in the dae ??? i thought they alwayx qare extra files which "also" get uploaded ... no ?
[12:18] Darien Caldwell Someone told me the textures must be in the same directory as the dae
[12:18] Gaia Clary Darien thats what i heard too
[12:18] Vir Linden it could be a path thing - we can diagnose if we have an example.
[12:18] TheyCallMeDick Cheney dae is a text file
[12:19] Gaia Clary Vir, where do you EXPECT the textures to be ?
[12:19] TheyCallMeDick Cheney open a DAE in a text editor and have a read
[12:19] Asha With Blender, it would work with static mesh and not woth rigged ones.
[12:19] Vir Linden IIRC they should be in the same dir, but I think the texture spec in the dae can include a path
[12:19] Asha *with
[12:19] Gaia Clary ok
[12:19] Drongle McMahon I guess iot depends on the collada exporter, what it puts in the file.
[12:20] Gaia Clary something to play with :)
[12:20] TheyCallMeDick Cheney it can't put images in teh dae file
[12:20] ÄlveKatt So it's not usable as a container?
[12:20] Vir Linden Yeah, check exactly how the texture is getting specified in the dae
[12:20] TheyCallMeDick Cheney dae is a simple text file
[12:20] ÄlveKatt Ok.
[12:20] Drongle McMahon It puts urls, which can be relative or absolute paths etc.
[12:21] TheyCallMeDick Cheney I'e taken chunks of the exported dae file you using notepad and still uploaded sucessfully
[12:21] ÄlveKatt So, if you feel adventurous you could make a model via an text editor. XD
[12:21] Nyx Linden if we can get some specific examples, we'll try to hunt down the issue :)
[12:21] Asha You mean if you are feeling masochistic.
[12:21] Ossanha i suspect that may have a steeper learning curve than blender
[12:21] Nyx Linden in the meantime we have a lot of other topics!
[12:22] Nyx Linden next topic: Another question I hear often is whether SL supports normal/bump/specular maps. During the closed mesh beta we heard talk of a future materials system. Is there any word on whether that's even in planning? If it's "on the stack", is it at least somewhere near the top instead of near the bottom with more and more being piled upon it? - Feynt Mistral 08:49, 5 March 2012 (PST)
[12:22] ÄlveKatt :D
[12:22] TheyCallMeDick Cheney Feyn't is echoing my thoughts from over a year ago
[12:22] Ossanha as soon as we get them these couches have to go :P
[12:22] Nyx Linden I personally don't know exactly what is in the stack or what the exact order is at the moment
[12:23] Geenz Kitten doooty doot dot doot :>
[12:23] TheyCallMeDick Cheney normal maps could ( should ) lead to a less vertex rich SL experience
[12:24] Nyx Linden a materials would be a nifty feature to add, but I'm not sure where it is in our list of priorities currently. My current focus is working on avatar issues.
[12:24] Geenz Kitten Nyx: think "proposal" stage
[12:24] Nal I saw somwone in the forum having a problem with shiny messing up his custom bump map... how did he get that in?
[12:24] Drongle McMahon .. does "avatar issues" include the deformer?
[12:25] Jonathan Oz still needs someone to merge the deformer changes into the current viewer-development
[12:25] Nyx Linden I'm focusing on getting avatars to load first :D
[12:25] Vir Linden clouding/gray issues, outfit changes, caching, that kind of stuff
[12:25] Nal Well... loading avatars could be handy...
[12:26] Koli Melune Killing ruth once and for all, please. :p
[12:26] Ossanha i always took that for granted as lag nyx
[12:26] Nyx Linden next topic: Collada 1.4.1 isn't well supported when using more than one texture per mesh (they get mixed). Collada 1.4.0 still working fine. This problem is easy to reproduce. An OBJ file can be exported using Autodesk FBX Converter 2011.3.1 and FBX Converter 2012 to Collada files. One is possible to upload the other one have errors on textures. I also know some people had this problem too using Maya 2012 and Max 2012 aswell as in olders versions updating the plugin to 2012 version. https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-28488 [Kitsune Shan]
[12:28] Nyx Linden do I see a properly filed bug report with an example dae file? <3
[12:28] ÄlveKatt The only problem I have had with Multiple Mesh textures is that I couldn't get Shininess to work on one of the surfaces.
[12:28] ÄlveKatt I can give you the object if you like.
[12:28] Gaia Clary davido: have you ensured that your textures do all have NO alpha channel ?
[12:28] Nyx Linden will have to take a look and see if the exporter is doing something that our importer doesn't expect
[12:29] TheyCallMeDick Cheney good point Gaia
[12:29] ÄlveKatt Gaia, no, let me check.
[12:29] Darien Caldwell i know i've had no problems with shiny and multiple materials. i use that a lot
[12:29] Gaia Clary btw... is this alpha issue an issue or a feature ... ???
[12:30] Al Supercharge you can ask the LOLA bird makers -- they use all 8 textures in a 1 PE
[12:30] Al Supercharge for anim
[12:31] Nyx Linden looks like we have the information we need to investigate this one. thanks!
[12:31] Nyx Linden next topic: The mesh importer dont show "edges" when you check the box. It seems to show them, but in white wich is the same color of the mesh so is impossible to see teh difference. Also happens with the physic shape. It should be also less restrictions to move, zoom and pan the mesh. (An only wireframe option could be useful too) [Kitsune Shan]
[12:31] TheyCallMeDick Cheney Nix, can you give a little wave from all of us to the coders you are talking with
[12:32] Nyx Linden I'll pass it on :)
[12:32] ÄlveKatt /me scratches head. Must be the texture, works on this one.
[12:32] Darien Caldwell I can agree the upload preview window is way too tiny and doesn't zoom in nearly enough.
[12:33] Darien Caldwell especially when uploading small objects, you can't even see them at full zoom
[12:33] Ossanha can i slip one in...is there a known bug with physics collision..on objects that are not completely flat--> even if the physics model follws the contour of the mesh, i still find my avi 1/2 m above sometimes
[12:33] Gaia Clary ages ago the uploader could be resized. that was a nicd feature :)
[12:33] Ima Mechanique Squirrel could you turn a little, your tail is tickling my nose ;-)
[12:34] Asha :D
[12:34] ÄlveKatt Osshana, have you remembered to set the physics shape to Prim?
[12:34] Nyx Linden is there a JIRA for this? If so please make sure the bug is filed separately from the feature request (outline color vs window size / zooming)
[12:34] Ossanha for sure
[12:34] Ossanha i drove myself mad trying to make a rope bridge
[12:35] Ossanha the central span collision exactly followed the contour of the walkway
[12:35] ÄlveKatt Not too tight a fit?
[12:35] Ossanha i tried everything
[12:35] Ossanha lifting it , lowering it, cold sweats
[12:35] Nyx Linden ready to move on?
[12:36] Nyx Linden next topic: Blender has a naming convention for mapping bone weights in mirrored paint mode, either .R and .L, or _R and _L for right and left bones (respectively). So elbow.R, elbow.L, shoulder.R, shoulder.L, and so on. I recall before the mesh beta went open, we were asked what other conventions besides the LL default would be appreciated. I mentioned this at the time, but I don't believe any have been added (Blender or not). Is it possible to make this change, possibly in an XML file or something which we could edit as a community to include different mappings for the bones based on our programs conventions? - Feynt Mistral 09:12, 5 March 2012 (PST)
[12:36] ÄlveKatt Ossana, maybe your collsion shape doesn't align?
[12:36] Ossanha it did i made it from the same faces
[12:37] ÄlveKatt If the ropes are in the same object I mean.
[12:37] Nyx Linden ooh interesting. Any open source devs want to take this on?
[12:37] Ossanha i tried cutting it into 2 objects
[12:37] Ossanha then the PE went higher than the whole lot combined so i gave up
[12:38] ÄlveKatt Res it after the user group and we can look at it.
[12:38] Nyx Linden I'd definitely be interested in seeing a patch for supporting such conventions :)
[12:38] Al Supercharge should we be using the .bvh xml notations if any ?
[12:38] Squirrely Wrath no clue how daz3d names bones and stuff, but likely totally different..
[12:39] Gaia Clary /me thinks it is a good idea to have such a convention description file ...
[12:39] Nyx Linden each editor seems to have its own little quirks and standards
[12:39] Darien Caldwell maybe throw in the ability to not need every bone specified while you're at it? ;)
[12:39] Squirrely Wrath how about a bone editor where you can rename or assign ?
[12:39] Ossanha /me notices lack of mesh avis at mesh meeting
[12:40] Squirrely Wrath bpo
[12:40] Squirrely Wrath bone mapping
[12:40] Nyx Linden next topic: Improvements to mesh previewer. Full screen preview with textures and full viewport manipulation including in world lighting. This would greatly enhance the mesh upload experience could possibly be implemented as a temp upload only viewable by the uploading user ( that may have some restrictions for collaborative works ). TheyCallMeDick Cheney 09:19, 5 March 2012 (PST) (speaking of feature requests :) )
[12:40] TheyCallMeDick Cheney how about the ability to correct bone rotations in the previewer for people like me that mess things up :)
[12:40] ÄlveKatt +1 on local temp upload.
[12:41] Vir Linden this is another area where we would be happy to see someone submitting a patch. Not likely to have cycles to take this on internally in the near future.
[12:41] Darien Caldwell temp upload would require some help on the server side, correct?
[12:42] Darien Caldwell or is that possible soley on the viewer side?
[12:42] Nyx Linden think more "local preview" than "temporary upload"
[12:42] Vir Linden That might be a hard one.
[12:42] ÄlveKatt Does that mean, that if you are a third party viewer developer who want to add this feature, it will be sure to make it in if it is submitted?
[12:42] Darien Caldwell hmm
[12:42] Ossanha personally by the time I've got to upload I've got a pretty good idea of what the model looks like
[12:42] TheyCallMeDick Cheney /me can see AlveKatt grinning
[12:43] Darien Caldwell well for my particular case, it's usually about seeing how the rigging performs against the actual avatar.
[12:43] TheyCallMeDick Cheney that's generally true Ossan but there are still surprises
[12:43] Nyx Linden there's a review process that every submission has to go through, both for design/product review as well as code review. It would be an interesting feature to work with third party devs on though.
[12:43] Darien Caldwell but I can keep using the beta grid to test. it's only mildly inconvenient
[12:44] Nyx Linden Oz coordinates the patch submission process if you have questions there.
[12:44] Nyx Linden next topic: Will the requirement that all LODs use the same materials be removed? This is a source of errors and time consuming. Cain Maven 10:23, 5 March 2012 (PST)
[12:44] TheyCallMeDick Cheney answer no
[12:44] Nyx Linden Each prim has eight texture "slots", that are not independent for each LOD
[12:44] Drongle McMahon See VWR-27873. It is about this issue.
[12:44] JIRA-helper http://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-27873
[12:45] Gaia Clary hasnt that been changed to lower LOD needs a subsdt of the materials from higher LOD ?
[12:45] Ossanha just make sure all lod have the same material count, i hide them on a triangle, works evey time
[12:45] Drongle McMahon It regressed, Gaia.
[12:45] Gaia Clary ouw....
[12:46] Asha They have said just a subset for the longest. But, you need them to match still.
[12:46] Nyx Linden oh its not accepting a subset in the lower LODs anymore?
[12:46] Cain Maven i can make it work, but it takes time and might require added geometry just to meet this requirement
[12:46] Asha No Nyx
[12:46] Vir Linden If it's not accepting a subset, we should get a JIRA on that.
[12:46] ÄlveKatt Can someone define Subset for me?
[12:46] Ossanha ^^
[12:46] Nyx Linden VWR-27873 is the right jira for that issue?
[12:47] Drongle McMahon Nyx ... no. It went back to requiring all of them when the fix for materials in physics mesh was fixed.
[12:47] TheyCallMeDick Cheney TheyDick is a subset of TheyCallMeDick
[12:47] Nyx Linden excellent, thanks for bringing this to our attention :)
[12:47] Asha Sorry, I don't remember the jira number for that.
[12:47] Nyx Linden several more topics to get through, so thanks for giving us the information in the JIRA :)
[12:47] Nyx Linden next topic: Will the ability to set the center/pivot point be added? It would make creation of objects such as swinging doors and faucets easier, and remove the need to add extra geometry. Cain Maven 10:23, 5 March 2012 (PST)
[12:48] Drongle McMahon I think that's right
[12:48] TheyCallMeDick Cheney PLEASE !!!!!!
[12:48] Darien Caldwell it was my understanding you can do this already in Blender.
[12:48] TheyCallMeDick Cheney darien
[12:48] Nal Yes, but it doesn't import
[12:48] TheyCallMeDick Cheney sl uses the bounding box center
[12:48] Drongle McMahon There's a lonstanding jira for that too .... it required some server work.
[12:49] Asha You can't set a custom pivot the right way with any program Darien. You have to cheat with a workaround.
[12:49] Darien Caldwell well, someone made a point to IM me and say you can. Ctrl-A and then apply Local Rot scale
[12:49] Darien Caldwell but I confess I haven't actually tried it.
[12:49] Gaia Clary cant be. as far as i know, the pivot is recalculated during import to SL ...
[12:49] Nyx Linden interesting. Can see how that would be useful, not sure where it fits in the current list of priorities
[12:50] Asha Nope, the center will revert back to smack dab in the middle of the bounding box once uploaded.
[12:50] Darien Caldwell they were upset i told people you couldn't do it ^.^
[12:50] TheyCallMeDick Cheney Darien .. .you have to move the bounding box via trickery ( hidden geometry ) in order to get an apparent custom pivot in sl
[12:50] Darien Caldwell that's what I thought.
[12:50] Cain Maven as it is, i have to make doors twice as big with the aid of extra geometry
[12:50] Darien Caldwell but she swore up and down Ctrl-A let you do it
[12:50] Cain Maven same with faucets and other particle sources
[12:50] Al Supercharge doesn't happen to sculpts
[12:50] Asha And the trick makes the bounding box bigger which can affect weights.
[12:50] ÄlveKatt You just need a small triangle in the opposite end, no?
[12:51] Asha Right Alve
[12:52] TheyCallMeDick Cheney please give us nested linksets
[12:52] Nyx Linden next topic: With respect to #9, I've noticed that the error messages returned to people regarding materials are very cryptic. They're a scant 20-40 characters, and offer no real hints to the artist as to what's wrong with their model, and only possible reasons to a programmer (unless you happen to have the source code for the viewer handy). Is it possible that the error codes could be prefaced with a code for easy wiki look ups, or converted to human (read: artist) readable errors so the same problem doesn't crop up over and over in group chat? - Feynt Mistral 10:49, 5 March 2012 (PST)
[12:52] Gaia Clary my words since a year :(((
[12:53] Vir Linden We agree that the error messaging right now isn't very descriptive. Don't know how soon we will have a chance to work on it.
[12:53] Gaia Clary isnt that another area for open source contributions ... :)
[12:53] Nyx Linden absolutely!
[12:53] Vir Linden Exactly :-)
[12:54] TheyCallMeDick Cheney Don't put an ampersand "&" in a material name you will never upload the model and the error message will give you no clue that the "and" sign is causing the problem
[12:54] Nal Does it help to change priorities for you if we get lots of votes and watches?
[12:54] Ima Mechanique Nal, nah LL doesn't look at votes ;-)
[12:55] Ima Mechanique but OS devs do tend to look at watches
[12:55] Nyx Linden backlog prioritization is a dark art that our product team takes care of, and is not well known by technical linden droids.
[12:55] Nal lol... its automagically then...
[12:55] Gramma Fiddlesticks meaning they draw straws from a hat Nyx? =x
[12:55] Gaia Clary btw i think that i am uploading all my rigged models twice by accident. i never remember that i have to go to the options tab to add the weights :)
[12:55] ÄlveKatt Do the product team Lindens ever come to these meetings?
[12:55] Ima Mechanique Nyx, youmean one of them gets to throw a dart into the stack?
[12:56] Nyx Linden so if any open source devs want to tackle some of the error messaging, please do!
[12:56] Nyx Linden we're almost out of time and have a bunch more topics, mind if I move on?
[12:56] Asha Yes please
[12:56] Nyx Linden next topic: What about adding a cellshade option for prims and Meshes? This should reduces the streaming cost as you tend to do it with double sculpties for sculpts with the outer one inside out and a whole extra set of outer triangles for Mesh objects with the face Normals pointing inwards. [Davido Chrome]
[12:56] TheyCallMeDick Cheney eeek
[12:56] Ossanha :\
[12:56] Ossanha again with commas
[12:56] Geenz Kitten that would be a bit of a tricky one :O
[12:57] Nyx Linden cel shading really does require twice the geometry I'm afraid - its a cool effect but costly
[12:57] Ossanha can you not fake it with materials in and mesh?
[12:57] TheyCallMeDick Cheney it's easy Nyx
[12:57] TheyCallMeDick Cheney just use flat avatars
[12:57] Nal How is Loki doing his cell shaded stuff?
[12:57] Darien Caldwell either way, there's going to be double the faces
[12:57] Raziels Lyric How about all the security issues, how about LL being unable to lock certain ancient griefers off the grid? How about all those exploits that reach into the privacy of people on the grid, such as IP revealing via Voice Call?
[12:58] Asha You just double the geometry Nal and flip the normals on one copy.
[12:58] ÄlveKatt What about if it could be calculated Viewer side at least? That would save bandwidth.
[12:58] Raziels Lyric I'm just putting it out there, maybe fix the leaks before you take more on board
[12:58] Nal Thx Asha
[12:58] Ossanha i think its really 90s shell shading, can we not hace something a bit more up to date if were going to get some fancy new features :P
[12:58] Asha Welcome
[12:58] ÄlveKatt Asha, requires alot of fine tuning for objects with a lot of curvyness.
[12:59] Nyx Linden there are a lot of artistic decisions around how strong of an outline you want, etc, so its not quite that simple.
[12:59] Asha Yes, I know Alve. But, that is the basic concept of the technique.
[12:59] Nyx Linden for now it can be done, even if costly, so its not a huge priority
[12:59] Nyx Linden next topic: Now that Charlar is engaged elsewhere, have the Linden Realm tools beta testing plans been shelved, delayed, or will it still go ahead? [Vivienne Daguerre]
[12:59] ÄlveKatt Ok. The thuoght struck me as I am making a nmotorcyclw for My little Ponies.
[13:00] ÄlveKatt Agh, typos!
[13:00] Ossanha fuelled by unicorns tears
[13:00] Nyx Linden I don't have visibility into that project personally, so your guess is as good as mine for now.
[13:00] Vivienne Daguerre nods
[13:00] ÄlveKatt Ossanha, I thought more fermented Apple juice.
[13:00] Vivienne Daguerre I hope we hear something soon, I was excited about that
[13:01] Ossanha ponys riding motorcycles fuelled by cider
[13:01] ÄlveKatt Wait a sec, charlar disappears for who know what reason and the Beta test group is just off?
[13:01] Asha He didn't just "disappear".
[13:02] Nal Kelly is looking into LR tools... so may be hear more later this week
[13:02] Nyx Linden no, tiny robots just don't know the status of such efforts :P
[13:02] Vivienne Daguerre nods...
[13:02] Nyx Linden so next topic: Is there a forum to discuss problems and issues with pathfinding on the aditi grid? [Vivienne Daguerre]
[13:03] Nal I was looking for a forum section or even any posts... did find any
[13:03] Ima Mechanique I think the JIRA for any bugs
[13:03] Nyx Linden we're asking the team atm to let us know where feedback should be directed. I'll post a link in the transcript if we don't get it shortly
[13:03] Vivienne Daguerre thanks
[13:03] Nal :)
[13:04] Ossanha whens this pathfining malarky hit the grid
[13:04] Vir Linden This is being coordinated by lorca - should email him with questions.
[13:04] Gaia Clary so do i understand correct: This is the last meeting of this kind ?
[13:04] Al Supercharge gotta go: let me ask Don't we need a higher RenderVolumeLODfactor than 2.0 ? https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/SH-3032?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels%3Aall-tabpanel
[13:04] Ima Mechanique Osshana, no planned release yet, the stuff on aditi is alpha testing
[13:04] Nyx Linden we're overtime with two topics left, so pardon me if I speed through the last bits
[13:04] Nal k
[13:05] Nyx Linden next topic: Where can we turn for support regarding aditi issues? I changed my password to update my inventory. Now My inventory does not save from session to session, so any work I do is lost when I log out. [Vivienne Daguerre] -- Me too. I changed pw this weekend and I can't save from secession to secession either. Nalates Urriah
[13:05] Vivienne Daguerre I don't know where to even file a jira on this. It is easily reproducable. Just change your password and log in on Aditi.
[13:05] ÄlveKatt Same here.
[13:06] Vivienne Daguerre I really need to be able to work on pathfinding on Aditi
[13:06] Ossanha surerly having a higher LOD negates the point in having an LOD in the first place
[13:06] Al Supercharge it applies equally to sculpts
[13:06] Nal I was glad I was using LSLEditor when I came back and all my stuff wasn't in inventory
[13:07] Gramma Fiddlesticks that _might_ be related to current Direct Delivery/Recieved items testing.
[13:07] Ossanha maybe make a jire to add a button to view models by people who are not really 3D modellers
[13:07] Darien Caldwell it has to be password related. I log into beta daily, no problems like that. But I haven't changed my password in years ;p
[13:07] Gramma Fiddlesticks the not savin gof inventroy on Adidit grid that is.
[13:08] TheyCallMeDick Cheney /me makes a note of Darien's lack of security awareness.
[13:08] Nal I was ok until I changed pw to update my ADITI inventory
[13:08] Vivienne Daguerre same here
[13:08] Raziels Lyric shouts: I dare you, I double dare you mother-shhhhh
[13:08] Vivienne Daguerre I needed to have some animals I had made i my aditi inventory to work with
[13:09] Nyx Linden please file a jira in the SVC project with the repro steps :)