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After "Edit Appearance" water stops rendering 
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If I go into "Edit Appearance" then afterwards I can no longer see water in the region I was in when I first edited my appearance. Water renders in other regions, and the void water renders fine. I've tried toggling the various shaders on and off in Preferences - Graphics incase that might reset the missing water but it doesn't help.

It's actually more than the water disappearing, a lot of things under the water vanish too, including the land. As if the water was turned into a giant invisi-prim. But if you physically go underwater, then you can see things that are down there, and you get the dark bluish cast like normal when under water.

Leaving the region and returning does not help, either by crossing to an adjacent region or by teleporting away. The only thing that fixes it is a relog.

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Cool VL Viewer 1.26.4 (58) Mar 16 2013 08:56:38 (Cool VL Viewer)
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I first noticed this a couple weeks ago, with version but at the time I thought it was an isolated glitch.

Log file and screenshot attached.


File comment: Looking at Thorklin where I edited my appearance, from neighboring Frumatay.
No water, no land under the water.

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File comment: Edited appearance around the 2013-03-20T16:50 timestamp [32.5 KiB]
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2013-03-20 17:16:59

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Yes, this is a known bug of v2/3 renderers that LL worked around by simply avoiding to ever enter the edit appearance camera mode in their viewers (which also breaks the thumbnail preview in LL's viewer appearance editor).

To get the missing objects rendered again, you have to teleport several sims away (so that the affected sims are no more within draw distance), wait for 2 or 3 minutes (so that the affected sims actually get disconnected and wiped off the viewer memory), then TP back in.

I'll try to investigate this bug and find a better work around than LL's (or possibly a definitive fix), time permitting.

2013-03-20 18:47:07
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Good news: I found the bug and fixed it for the next releases.

In the mean time, you can disable the "Object Occlusion" setting (in the Hardware sub-floater of the Graphics preferences) whenever the problem occurs (and you can re-enable it once you TPed away from the affected regions).

2013-04-08 22:34:14
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That's great news!

Thank you so much Henri!


2013-04-10 12:41:37
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