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Debug Beacon Line Width: Combined with WireframeNow I finally have an answer to the ‘What does Debug Beacon Line Width?‘ question (thank you, Claryssa Schmidt), I started using it for snapshotting. Somehow I feel like Debug Beacon Line is Second Life’s LSD packed in the SL client.

Debug Beacon Line Width: AbstractThe major drawback when using it for SL photography is that you can not capture it as a normal snapshot. You need to capture the entire Second Life interface and then crop later. Which makes that text, teleport arrows and the like can sneak in.

Thus, when you are experimenting with the Debug Beacon Lines, in the Take Snapshot menu, enable ‘Show Interface in Snapshot’ to capture the effect.

Activating the Beacon Lines

Debug Beacon Line Width: View Menu

  1. Under ‘View’ enable ‘Beacons Always On’. (Ctrl-N)
  2. Under ‘View’ go to ‘Beacons’ and enable ‘Render Beacons’.
  3. Under ‘View’ go to ‘Beacons’ and pick the beacons you would like rendered:
    • Scripted Objects
    • Physical Objects
    • Sound Sources
    • Particle Sources

Color Code

Debug Beacon Line Width: Code Red GallerySo each type of beacon gets it’s own color.

Scripted Objects > Red
Physcial Objects > Green
Sound Sources > Yellow
Particle Sources > Pink

The Beacons itself look like transparant lines / light beams going up into the Second Life sky, with crosses at the ‘root’ of the beacon. The example on the left I took at the Code Red Gallery.

Beacon Line Width

Debug Beacon Line Width: in Advanced Graphics

The width of the Beacon Lines depends on the value you set in for ‘Debug Beacon Line Width’ in the advanced graphics menu. (Edit > Preferences). You can choose any number inbetween 1 and 65, although the default value is 4.

Happy snapshotting to all! ;)


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4 Responses to “Beacon Lines for Second Life Photography”

Smiley wrote a comment on August 6, 2007
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Cool! Me likey :-D

Tenebrous Pau wrote a comment on October 8, 2007
Vint Falken wrote a comment on October 8, 2007
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Funny, I had the exact same idea of testing it at Svarga:

Debug Beacon Line Width:  Svarga

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