Release Notes/Second Life Beta Viewer/3.6.0

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Release Notes for v3.6.0 (277409) - 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 14, 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

  • MAINT-809 [PUBLIC]Setting 16x antialiasing crashes Viewer in Ubuntu 11.10 with GeForce 6600
  • MATBUG-139 Changine Shinyness of multiple objects sets all objects to same normal map.
  • 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
  • NORSPEC-250 CLONE - Non-texture transparency rendering as black
  • NORSPEC-261 CLONE - Legacy Shiny is way to strong in deferred rendering.
  • NORSPEC-265 Imposters are not displaying in Materials viewer
  • NORSPEC-266 Edits made to Mapping attributes for Normal and Specular channels don't appear in Observer viewer.
  • NORSPEC-246 CLONE - Shiny objects or objects with reflections look shiny white
  • NORSPEC-262 Dragging and dropping a normal map onto an object it will apply as the diffuse texture to a single face
  • NORSPEC-199 Spotlights light opaque and transparent objects differently.
  • CHUI-838 [CHUIBUG]Opening chat history for groups only works once per session, if at all

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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 (277409). For more information, please go to the Supported Viewers page.