On 24th November a new version (3.2) of the popular Lumiya Viewer for Android Phones and Tablets was released which now supports rendering for Google Cardboard. The latest version is now compatible with Virtual Reality kits and headsets. This latest 3.2 version has fixed an issue with black screen when antialiasing is enabled.
Lumiya 3.2 supports stereoscopic rendering for Google Cardboard and compatible Virtual Reality kits.
To enable stereoscopic rendering, tap on “3D View” and then pick “Virtual Reality mode” from the action menu, at the top right corner of the screen.
At the moment, VR mode is only available on Android Marshmallow and above.
On 27th September Lumiya Viewer 3.1.1 was released including a number of improvements, new features and bug fixes. The Lumiya Viewer is a Second Life / OpenSim client for Android created by Alina Lyvette. The Lumiya Viewer app costs £2.69 on the Google Play Store and now it’s 8.8M in size.
The biggest improvements in 3.1.1 is the support for OpenGL ES 3.0 which now allows for major frame rate improvements in 3D mode. Rendering mesh bodies, mesh hair and mesh in general has improved alot in this latest update. There are some really handy new features in this new release including the ability to create and share snapshots. The ability to edit avatar profiles and setting home locations.
What’s New in Version 3.1.1
Improved 3D performance on OpenGL ES 3.0-capable devices
On 13th May Lumiya 2.6.2 was released with new improved mesh download speeds, reduced lag when walking and it fixed a crash with megaprims. The Lumiya app is a Second Life and OpenSim client used on Android devices. Lumiya supports mesh content, server-side appearance and it’s compatible with RLV.
Lumiya is the #1 SL app I think at the moment and it continues to grow in popularity with every new version release. It’s well worth the money to get the Lumiya app and I strongly recommend you to try it out. No hidden fees or subscriptions.
On 9th May 2014 Alina Lyvette released a new version 2.6.0 of the Lumiya Android viewer which is now available to download on the Google Play store. The app now supports fitted mesh, selecting avatars in 3D by touch and support for requesting teleports. The new update comes with improved performance in areas such as memory use, bandwidth usage and much more. A few known crash issues have now been fixed along with new notification sounds.
What’s New in Version 2.6.0
Support for Fitted mesh;
Significant 3D performance improvements;
Better transparency support in 3D;
Support for Selecting avatars in 3D by touch;
Support for Requesting teleports;
Reduced memory footprint and bandwidth usage;
Fixed a few known crash issues;
Added new notification sounds by Lhasa Mencur.
Lumiya is growing in popularity each month for Second Life and OpenSim use. I’m glad to see Alina is regularly updating the Lumiya viewer with new improvements and more support. Lumiya supports mesh content, server-side appearance and is compatible with RLV. The reviews so far for the app seem to be very positive and most find the viewer experience awesome.