Friday, 18 September 2009
ARC - Avatar Rendering Cost = FAULTY ------------------------------------------
Pastrami Linden blogged that ARC was designed as a "experimental feature ... [to] educating Residents about how 3D art should be made". Pastrami Linden also noted that "... these weightings, and their resultant totals, are not a *perfect* measure of your cost(1)"
Pastrami Linden suggested that showing the ARC value to other people will "Let social and group dynamics take effect(1)". However it seems the effect is people are being bullied based on their ARC, by people who missed the fact that ARC is "experimental" and "not perfect".
People are not bothering to check if their Frames Per Second (FPS) is REALLY being impacted by people with a high ARC. This has resulted in a culture of harassing people with a high ARC. They are being blamed for all types of LAG in the region, even script lag which is totaly unrelated to the ARC number. (2)
We need to educate people that the ARC number is a builders tool, and not some new way of detecting griefers. I have included this notecard so you can hand it to anyone who is being hostile towards you based on your ARC rating.
You can use the ctrl-alt-1 statistics window to see that putting on and taking off some high ARC items has no effect on viewer lag. FPS (Frames per second) is the measure of how well your viewer is running. The higher the FPS number, the better. Many high ARC items do not effect your FPS because their high ARC value is an error.
Test it and you will see the ARC number you get when wearing the Quantum Core has zero effect on your viewer's speed.
Appendix A - What is ARC----------------------------ARC (Avatar Rendering Cost) is a function you can turn on that will show a number over the heads of other people.
This number is designed as a guide to how hard your graphics card has to work to draw those people. The number is not perfect, and in practice is often wrong.
ARC is currently a function of the RC viewer and as such is deemed to be in testing. (Function that are still in testing often have mistakes in them)
Appendix B - ARC facts----------------------------* ARC does not caculate how much script lag an avatar is making.* ARC does not represent how much load an avatar is putting on a region.* ARC is not a griefer detecter.* ARC should not be used as an excuse to ban, abuse, or bully someone.* ARC should not be an excuse to tell someone to take off their clothing or change their appearance.* ARC will only show a "guess" at how hard the graphics card in your own computer "might" be working to display that person.* ARC is a builders tool to help creaters make attachments that will render (draw) faster.* ARC is a tool to help you choose which attachments you want to use.
Monday, 14 September 2009
First is 1980's Punk Look
Now we have 18th Century Look
Dress: House of Beningborough - Red Admiral http://slurl.com/secondlife/Saint%20LLC/64/207/24
Hair: Violator - L'age d'or http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dune%20Cove/171/204/22
Shoes: N-Core -Prelude http://slurl.com/secondlife/Shopping/188/221/38Jewellery: Gems & Kisses Necklace - Eros, Braclet - Snake (with Tails) http://slurl.com/secondlife/Jewellery/41/192/39This 70's Look was so much fun to do!
Dress: House of Beningborough - Lola http://slurl.com/secondlife/Saint%20LLC/53/210/23
Boots: Cudaboy Lockjaw - CCS Boots only on XStreetSL.com
Hair: Booperfunk -Freaky Fro http://slurl.com/secondlife/BooPerFunK/232/38/24
Jewellery: Trixxy's Shop - Peace necklace http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kon%20Tiki%20North/32/204/22This Victorian Look is so sweet!
Dress: House of Beningborough - Ascot http://slurl.com/secondlife/Saint%20LLC/53/210/23
Parasol: Baiastice - Lace parasol http://slurl.com/secondlife/BAIASTICE/154/126/26
Hair: Rozoregalia http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hanjin/69/95/992
Boots: Bax -Black Patent http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hanjin/69/95/992
Thursday, 10 September 2009
1. Hop on your pose stand it makes it much easier for you!
2. Get you lashes in edit (right click the lashes, then in the pie menu click edit).
3. Alt click (Right click the mouse & click alt) so you zoom in closer. To get even closer click ctrl & 0 to get up close and personal to cancel this it is ctrl & 9
4. In the edit tab check the edit link parts. Now you click one of the lashes top bottom left or right and move up down or rotate.
5 Check the side angle as well so you can get a flush fit.and that is all there is to it (insert laugh here)
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Coat: Leezu - Au revoir de Sade Jacket in Red http://slurl.com/secondlife/To%20The%20Nines/120/126/24
Pants: Leezu -NOIR Efraims Daughter Black http://slurl.com/secondlife/To%20The%20Nines/120/126/24
Boots: Courtisane - Allmueuse Black http://slurl.com/secondlife/Orbiuna/174/146/25
Hair: Lollipopz - Brave Black http://slurl.com/secondlife/LollipopZ/96/165/55