UPDATE July 27 – all is well now. see below
Not sure about using that title. Someday I’ll want to use it again and have to call that article something else. But I’m letting that go for the moment…
Now, I am going to show you some photographs I took in Second Life. There is nothing wrong with the photographs themselves. It is the subject matter.
First, what’s wrong with my face?
Note that the ceiling texture is all wrong as well. It should be one color, a dark brown.
Next, what’s wrong with this fence along a Winterfell street? It’s very psychadellic, yes but it’s supposed to be black.
Other textures in that shot are also not right.
The same thing has happened to my pub.
I almost like that look.
These affects and other variations occurred after I downloaded the most recent mandatory viewer update for Second Life AND THEN downloaded the latest SL Beta Viewer. I deleted both and started again. Same thing. I think I actually re-installed the regular V3 release and found the same problem before I re-installed the Beta but I can’t recall for sure.
I assume this has something to do with all of the changes being introduced. I’m not actually interested in a detailed explanation because it will go right over my head. I just want to know: What do I do to make it stop?
Until I can, I am stuck with using Singularity which would be okay except certain people’s hair has gone wild in that viewer. Only a few people. Four of my 62 SL avatars, for example. No, I was not testing them all. I had another reason to log them on (They all need a new place to Set Home as my premium account is expiring and I will no longer have that one last Mainland parcel). And the hair of a person I have to work with also has gone crazy. It’s all over the place and coming out their eyes and totally screwed up. I do not know if this is with all viewers or just Singularity as I haven’t been testing. I could I suppose but I thought I would just ask you instead. And if I fix the first problem, will it fix the second one as well?
I thought of IMing or emailing certain well-known people who follow these changes and updates – and who are on my friends list – but I do hate to bother them directly. So, instead I have chosen to publicly display my lack of knowledge and probably bother these exact same people. But indirectly, which just doesn’t seem quite as intrusive.
Don’t explain what’s causing it. Just tell me how to fix it.
UPDATE July 27 – Even though I had done this twice before since the last SL V3 update, I did a complete, clean reinstall of the official viewer this morning, starting with a brand new download of the viewer. All is working fine now. And the four alts whose hair rezzed wildly, look just fine in SL V3 and Singularity. Never mind.