[sldev] Concept of "loaded avatar" was changed?

Dahlia Trimble dahliatrimble at gmail.com
Mon May 11 11:22:03 PDT 2009


How about the skirt texture? Also, is the baked hair texture necessary for
display in 1.23? what about avatars wearing a "bald base" and prim hair?

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Nyx Linden <Nyx at lindenlab.com> wrote:

> Yes, we are moving to a system where an avatar is "loaded" if it has baked
> textures. Local textures (individual layers) are still present for the time
> being for support for legacy viewers, but starting with 1.23, clients no
> longer "bake" textures for other avatars (only for yourself). An avatar is
> considered to be defined if it has the following textures set:
>
> TEX_HEAD_BAKED
> TEX_UPPER_BAKED
> TEX_LOWER_BAKED
> TEX_EYES_BAKED
> TEX_HAIR_BAKED*
>
> (*Note that hair was not actually baked pre-1.23. The existence of baked
> hair indicates a 1.23+ client. 1.23 will still "bake" hair for other avatars
> that do not provide baked hair, but this will not be true in future versions
> of the viewer)
>
> I'll be investigating possibilities for bot owners to consider, but feel
> free to stop by my office hours at noon on Wednesdays in Borrowdale (
> http://slurl.com/secondlife/Borrowdale/74/217/33) for the latest
> discussion of avatar issues and improvements (or post further here, I'm
> happy to answer any questions).
>
> -Nyx
>
>
>
> Dahlia Trimble wrote:
>
>> Many bots don't use "baked", or composite textures, rather they rely on
>> viewers to download all the clothing layers and display them. I've heard
>> that new viewers would no longer download all texture layers for other
>> avatars. Perhaps this feature has made it into the new RC viewer?
>>
>> On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Brandon Lockaby <gbrandon at gmail.com<mailto:
>> gbrandon at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>    Was browsing the SL JIRA and noticed a few people mentioning
>>    issues like this "Version 1.23.1 (May 4th) viewer will not rez
>>    bots"  http://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-13386
>>
>>    No surprise if there was no notice or documentation but does
>>    anyone know if it is true that the requirements of what makes an
>>    avatar appear "loaded" are being changed?
>>
>>    Thanks,
>>    Brandon
>>
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