Black Dragon 2.4.4.4: Jelly babies and graphics presets | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Black_Dragon LogoInara Pey’s breakdown of new changes to the Black Dragon viewer, which I find very nice for taking photographs.

I am going to download the new version so I can play around with the Avatar Complexity settings and see how the ‘jelly babies’ work.

Most in the dance world (including me) generally have avatar impostors turned off, so not sure if/how that will affect my view.

I am happy to read about the option to right-click and force an avatar to render fully – this would seem a great option for performers who may be complex, but I still want to render.

Knowing who is dancing and being able to right-click on them may present a challenge!

It will also give me a chance to play with the quick-settings for graphic preferences.

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Black Dragon 2.4.2.5: snapshot floater and cinematic camera

I’ve already found that Black Dragon works better with my computer (and it doesn’t complain as much) when taking photos. Can’t wait to download the update and try it out – especially the resizable preview!

Inara Pey: Living in a Modemworld

Blackdragon logoOn Saturday, May 23rd, NiranV Dean released version 2.4.2.5 of his Black Dragon viewer, which brings with it three core updates:

  • Revisions to the Unified Snapshot floater
  • An experimental cinematic camera
  • A “lock” feature to synchronise map changes (diffuse, normal and specular) across all three channels simultaneously.

Unified Snapshot Floater Updates

The snapshot floater updates include:

  • An option to save the snapshot upload type
  • Automatic file format changes when switching to profile/inventory upload and back
  • Fixes for auto-refresh
  • Improved world freeze – the entire world is now frozen, and allows proper camming around.

However, what is likely to find favour with a lot of users (assuming it is adopted by other viewers, including LL’s)  is the ability to now preview snapshots in a separate, resizeable texture panel.

The alternative snapshot preview panel can be accessed via the Preview button in the Unified Snapshot Floater The alternative snapshot preview panel can be accessed via the Preview button in the Unified Snapshot Floater

This is enabled by a new…

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