Release Notes/Second Life Beta Viewer/3.6.0

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Release Notes for v3.6.0 (277049) - Second Life Beta Viewer

Known Issues
Please see the Known Issues for important information and limitations.

Second Life Beta Viewer version {{{version}}}

Released on June 07, 2013.

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[ Windows | Macintosh | Linux]

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Feature Highlights



For more information on the Materials viewer, please see our blog posting.

  • Support rendering objects with Normal and Specular maps, including
    • Add support for adding Normal and Specular maps to objects
    • Update the Build Tool floater to support the new properties
  • Support new specularity color, glossiness, and environment reflectance on surfaces
  • Add gamma correction this may cause some differences in apparent brightness for existing objects
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Known Issues

  • MATBUG-139/NORSPEC-233: Changine Shinyness of multiple objects sets all objects to same normal map.
  • MATBUG-80/NORSPEC-156: Full bright alpha-blending textures appear brighter under deferred rendering
  • MATBUG-66/NORSPEC-145: Worned rigged meshes render at full glow regardless of setting
  • MATBUG-175/NORSPEC-250: Non-texture transparency rendering as black
  • NORSPEC-249: Changes of parameters in Media by arrows causes doesn't appropriate changes of values if normal or specular map was applied before
  • NORSPEC-248: Changes of "Repeats per meter" in edit mode "Media" is applied to specified before normal or specular map instead of media
  • NORSPEC-229: Incorrect binormals on mirrored surfaces
  • NORSPEC-202: Alpha-masked textures appear alpha blended on rigged meshes when 'advanced lighting model' is disabled
  • NORSPEC-217: Alpha-mapped diffuse texture with custom alpha mode and legacy bumpiness renders incorrectly when worn as HUD
  • NORSPEC-218: Cancel of selected colour in "Colour picker" floater does not return colour icon to previous condition
  • NORSPEC-89: Allow setting of Glossiness, Environment, and Color without Specular Map
  • NORSPEC-199: Spotlights light opaque and transparent objects differently.
  • NORSPEC-219: Support rendering of legacy bumpiness on faces with alpha mode set to none
  • NORSPEC-222: Bumpiness menu is "weave" instead of "None" after pressing "None" button in "Pick texture" floater
  • NORSPEC-129: "Vertical scale" does not change "Repeats per meter" value when finish action by pressing "Tab"
  • NORSPEC-224: HUD objects with legacy shiny appear unexpectedly dark, when advanced lighting model
  • NORSPEC-236: Rigged meshes which contain a material do not render underwater
  • NORSPEC-238: Transparent textures look opaque
  • NORSPEC-226: User has an ability to set 'Alpha mode' for any image.
  • MAINT-809 [PUBLIC]Setting 16x antialiasing crashes Viewer in Ubuntu 11.10 with GeForce 6600
  • WEB-4659 Direct Delivery Outbox fails in Linux build
  • SVC-7598 Error fetching server release notes URL.
  • VWR-29226 Multiple Teleports Causing Errors
  • BUG-2425 Textures are black with turned on Atmospheric shaders
  • BUG-1006 Viewer freezes while taking snapshot on OS X 10.6.8
  • BUG-1596 Viewer randomly crashes when uploading image to my inventory
  • BUG-2365 Changing 'Body fat' value makes you fall under ground
  • CHUI-911 [CHUIBUG]When Chat side of Conversations floater is reduced to its minimum width the scroll bar is half-obscured.
  • SH-3331 LLCore::HttpOpRequest::readCallback warning in secondlife.log after ViewerAssetMetrics sent
  • SH-4050 camera points at the sky when Hover is set to 0 on a SLS region
  • SH-4060 Setting hover to a low value causes it to be set to an even lower value.
  • CHUI-797 Only one separated conversation window is shown after exiting from mouselook view
  • CHUI-838 [CHUIBUG]Opening chat history for groups only works once per session, if at all
  • SUN-63 Avatar sits in the air if set "Hover 100" and click "Sit here" on the ground
  • SH-4063 User does not see their update to hover state, but other users do
  • SH-4064 Your own nametag may disappear when editing your hover value on shape
  • SH-4056 Changes to hover state show before saving shape but then not after while still in editing mode
  • SH-4099 Avatar sits in the air if set "Hover 100" and click "Sit here" on the ground

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Supported Versions


With this release, we support Second Life Release versions 3.5.3 (276452), 3.5.1 (274821), 3.5.0 (273444), and Second Life Beta Viewer version 3.6.0 (277049). For more information, please go to the Supported Viewers page.