Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 356 - Dear Linden Lab - again.

Dear Linden Lab,

Um. Hi.

I decided to try your new viewer. I've been happily using 2.1.1 for a while now, but as you know, it's good to keep up. But there is a problem. Can you see what the problem is?


I'm having to wear sunglasses inside my house because I can no longer turn local lighting off. Do you know why I can't turn it off? Well, it appears that someone believed that no one ever used that feature. That someone who believed that? Oh, they were wrong. Wrong.

Very many of us turn off local lighting. We all have our reasons, but taking photos is the biggest one. And if you wanted to take it out of the preferences, I suppose you have your reasons, although those reasons are not cool for the rest of us. But could there be at least a debug setting so we could fix it? Because right now, we have to turn off basic shaders to get the lights off, and then that leads to water that looks like this:

Ugly water. :(

Not cool, Linden Lab. Not cool.

Please fix this as soon as you can. The fate of nice photos everywhere depends on you.


PS: Sorry about creating lots of accounts tonight. I got a little crazy picking funny names. Don't judge.


Emerald Wynn said...

AMEN. I'm so glad you wrote this post, because I thought I was just too stupid to figure out how to do it now. It's blinding. I don't even have the words to describe how irritating it is. UGH.

OK, I'm done. :)

Unknown said...

OMG! AMEN! I have been flooding Twitter with complaints about the local lighting thing! I want my Sun and Moon only back!!

Anonymous said...

you can do something in debug, i think, render something? or in this case, click it to derender. for example, I turn renderattachedlights (aka facelights from 2006) to false, that way i no longer see people's lighting. I also turn renderglow to false. So perhaps there's something about that in the debug options.

your friendly neighborhood lurker.

Ps, since i'm commenting and i never comment, congrats on you and Al, though those of us who read between the lines had already figured it out :D

Alicia Chenaux said...

I've been attempting to find something in the debug settings to derender lights and glow, but so far, I don't see any change no matter what I choose. I'm still on the hunt, because I refuse to believe they seriously just took it out for good! LOL