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SL Software Changes

 
     
  BUG in 3.4.3 - High Heels - SKATES

Some graphic cards may show an issue in download 3.4.3 new on perhaps Dec. 19, 2012.  The problem is that the way invisibility was used by merchants for high heels, for ice skates, for roller blades and more was software in the high heel or skates themselves.  Invisibility is used to show the high or the skate or the roller blades but not the avatar feet, so the end result is more realistic.  When this stopped working for some of us on 3.4.3, we ourselves alerted Second Life who said that they might look into it, but also suggested that we try the new method they like better - the alpha layer that is new in version 2.0 type viewers.   They also did give a quick fix which was complex in our opinion and only worked for your own viewer, and not those viewing you or customers or others in second life.  And that was to go into preferences and then advanced and then to click off "lighting and shadows".  While some may see that as a quick fix, we did not since that will not help our customers or those viewing our products.  We are not certain if Second Life is going to continue to honor the old invisible heel software since they have already had one download that does not.  But we will try to include alpha layer products for our items for our customers to give them a choice when we can do it.

OnP Products now using the SL alpha layer as well as perhaps also including some of the older invisible heel versions:

All Three of our Main High Heel Lines

All three lines now have alpha heel versions as well as the old versions in the current package.  What looks different?  Nothing.  What is different?  With the new alpha layer one must wear four items (or more) whereas before people only needed to wear three item or more.  The three items were the SL type shoe that shapes your heel, and the two prim high heels (or two prim ice skates, or two prim roller blades) and so on.  The new fourth item is a separate alpha layer whose icon looks like a shirt.  All four items must be worn.

High Heels

Elegance Gowns

Now have been changed to include the appropriate high heel of our three main high heel lines that was selected for that gown.

Elegance Gowns

ICE SKATES, for Men and Women with Animations

We also added alpha layer options to these just recently.  As the high heels, they do require you to also wear the new alpha layer that has an icon like a shirt that is included in the package. 

However, the new alpha layer models do look differently. We found we had to go to a full and total prim skate for best results.  However, we like the new results and the software and options are even more powerful - at least for design coloring.  We did also include the older version in the package for those who prefer the older version with the built in old style invisible heel software.

Ice Skates (Sports Page)

ROLLER BLADES, for Men and Women with Animations

We also added alpha layer options to these just recently.  As the high heels, they do require you to also wear the new alpha layer that has an icon like a shirt that is included in the package. 

However, the new alpha layer models do look differently. We found we had to go to a full and total prim skate for best results.  However, we like the new results and the software and options are even more powerful - at least for design coloring.  We did also include the older version in the package for those who prefer the older version with the built in old style invisible heel software.

Roller Blades (Sports Page)

A NEW BUG WITH ALPHA LAYERS

We hope this bug goes away.  However, we have seen an issue with alpha layer invisibility that sometimes there is an order to what things an avatar must put on first.  It seems that at times that one must first wear the Al;ha Invisible layer, and perhaps then or at the same time the SL type shoe that shapes your foot.  And then and only then should you put on the two prim heels (or skates or roller blades or other).  We have no idea why SL wants this order to be there at least at the moment, but we hope that they fix that bug in the new viewers - or some people will be confused.

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