Lumiya Viewer 3.0.3 Released


On 30th July the Lumiya Viewer was updated to version 3.0.3 with various bug fixes and one new feature that is the ability to move HUDS around the screen by dragging them. Lumiya Viewer is a Second Life grid client for Android phones and tablets. Lumiya supports mesh content, server-side appearance, opensim and it’s compatible with RLV. See here for full list of features.

List of fixed issues:

  • Fixed a crash in 3D mode on Intel-based devices;
  • Fixed incorrect screen layout in 3D mode after rotation;
  • “Don’t save user name” option now works as it should.

Lumiya Viewer can be downloaded on the Google Play Store for £2.69 and the size of the latest version 3.0.3 is now 8.2M. Since the launch the app has had between 50, 000 – 100, 000 installs which is very impressive. The Lumiya Viewer requires Android version 2.3.3 and up.

In late July 2016 the Lumiya Viewer was updated to version 3.0 where the app was completely revamped from the ground up. There is now a new user interface, improved navigation, group management, improved interaction with inworld objects and more.

What’s New

  • Ability to move HUDs around the screen;
  • Ability to play animations from inventory;
  • Optional Camera button in 3D view;
  • New user interface with material design;
  • New Pink color theme;
  • Avatar pictures in chat and contacts;
  • Group management;
  • Persistent chat history;
  • Improved nagivation in 3D mode, with pinch and drag gestures;
  • Improved interaction with in-world objects;
  • Option to keep Wi-Fi awake while connected;
  • Fixed crashes in 3D mode on certain devices.

For more information visit the official Lumiya Viewer website.

Firestorm Viewer 4.7.9.50527 Released


On 8th August Firestorm released a new update viewer (4.7.9.50527) which brings it up to date with the Linden Lab viewer release 4.0.6 codebase with many long-awaited features and bug fixes. The Firestorm team mentioned in the blog post that this is the first release where you won’t need to perform a clean install of the Firestorm viewer.

The big news is that this new release comes with new rendering complexity controls (JellyDolls) that lets you prevent expensive avatars from lagging you in Second Life. Also custom graphics presets and the http project has been added to this latest release. Yay!🙂

Here are some of the highlights from this new update release and it’s worth checking out the release notes page for a complete list of the changes.

Linden Lab-Specific Highlights

Fully merged up to Linden Lab’s current release 4.0.6 codebase plus some cherry-picked fixes from upstream. Version 4.7.9 includes the following new features from the Linden Lab viewer:

  • Quick Graphics — custom graphics presets. The Quick Graphics feature lets you save optimal graphics presets for all different occasions and quickly switch between them using a new top-bar pulldown.
  • JellyDolls — avatar rendering complexity controls. A new Avatar Maximum Complexity control found in graphics preferences lets you prevent expensive avatars from lagging you.
  • The HTTP Project — a complete replacement of the under-the-hood HTTP infrastructure. They provide improved performance and stability, resulting in fewer problems with high-volume operations like loading inventory.

Firestorm-Specific Highlights:

  • KDU updated to version 7.8,
  • RLVa updated to v2.0 — http://catznip.com/index.php/RLVa_2.0_Release_Notes. The main changes in this update are:
    • Added RLV 2.9 camera commands/restrictions (vision spheres not yet included due to time constraints but coming soon!).
    • Formalized documentation of the nine existing RLVa-specific commands and restrictions
    • Added five general new commands, 12 new camera-related commands and 14 extensions to existing commands.
    • Fixed a number of issues relating to folder locks (@unshared/sharedwear/detachthis/etc.).
    • Creators/scripters, please read the full release notes athttp://catznip.com/index.php/RLVa_2.0_Release_Notes.
  • For photographers — new option to disable default eye movements and blinking.
  • For builders — new option to show parcel boundary lines when building above ground level.
  • For combat — avatar hitboxes are now colored in the same color as on the minimap to distinguish between  friendlies and enemies.
  • Inventory — new filter to search inventory items by transferable permission.
  • UI — new look to the pie menu and login screen.
  • Windlight — the cloud density setting now updates correctly, resulting in better-looking clouds.
  • OpenSim — increased the maximum sound length to 60 seconds; improvements to var region handling, fixed IZURLs in Inworldz.
  • Many crashes fixes, bug fixes and performance improvements.

Spread the word about the new version of the popular Firestorm Viewer!🙂

Press Release: Windlight Magazine Rebrands to Kultivate Magazine


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Windlight Magazine Announces Name Change to Kultivate

Windlight Magazine announces its name change to Kultivate Magazine. The name change is part of the rebranding of Windlight to reflect its expansion into other art forms, including music, fashion, and literature.

Kultivate Magazine will continue being a provider and supporter of the arts in Second Life and will continue providing these services to the many artists and creators in Second Life. The brand will also continue providing services to it’s real life virtual patrons in the form of tutorials and classes.

The name Kultivate was chosen for a variety of reasons. Brand founder and publisher, John, explained his reasoning for the choice of name: “When I created Windlight last year, I wanted to assist artists and to provide resources for the art world to anyone who wanted them. I also started Windlight in memory of a much beloved younger sister, who tragically passed away two years ago…….Kandis, my sister, experienced growth in more ways than one in Paris and took her photography to new heights and levels as she perfected her craft. This growth is what has lead me to rebrand Windlight into it’s new name: Kultivate.” The choice to spell cultivate with a K was in honor of John’s sister Kandis.

Kultivate will encompass Kultivate Magazine, The Edge and The Edge Gallery, Windlight Art Gallery, Windlight Bailywick Gallery, The Riff, and the upcoming Team Diabetes of Second Life Art Gallery.

“Cultivation is the art and science of growing things. We hope that you will continue to grow with us and Kultivate our love of all things artistic. Please note that our strong commitment to the arts will never change. We will continue to have our art shows, our galleries, and our many artistic events to bring you the resources you have grown to love and utilize. If anything we will simply expand and bring you additional resources to help you to cultivate your craft, “ continued John.

For More Information

For more information on the brand’s name change, please visit the following link:

https://kultivatemagazine.com/2016/07/29/rebranding-of-windlight/

About Kultivate

Kultivate’s goal is to support and further the arts in Second Life. The main art forms that the brand supports are 2D and 3D art, literature, music, fashion, and lifestyle elements. For more information please visit: https://kultivatemagazine.com/about/