For fellow Shadows lover, the new Second Life 2.2 Beta Viewer has flawless shadows!! I am wearing just regular texture eyes in the picture above; prim eyes are no longer necessary! I guess LL does listen to feedback, because fixing this issue is HUGE! I could kiss them!
You can download the latest SL 2.2 Beta Viewer here.
If you don’t like the official viewer, Kirstens Viewer also does shadows perfectly, perhaps even better than SL until this latest beta viewer. I’m a big fan of Kirstens and have used it for the past few months but I always prefer to use the official SL client whenever I can.
Check out both! 🙂
How to Enable Shadows in the SL 2.2 Beta Viewer:
- Press Ctrl+Alt+D to bring up the Advanced Menu
- then Press Ctrl+Alt+Q to bring up the Develop Menu
- Go to Develop -> Rendering -> check Framebuffer Objects
- then check Light and Shadows -> Shadows from Sun/Moon/Projectors -> and SSAO and Shadow Smoothing
With the Kirstens Viewer, it’s much easier to enable shadows, just go to Preferences -> Graphics.