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What might this be- OBJECT_RENDER_WEIGHT???


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No idea what this may play in the scheme of things, but a new LSL constant has been declared and is now operational within llGetObjectDetails() - OBJECT_RENDER_WEIGHT https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/OBJECT_RENDER_WEIGHT

 

I can see how this might benefit a land owner, to boot top-heavy visitors, but can anyone else see how this might be used?

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It may not be too useful. The simulator doesn't do rendering, so it relies totally on what viewers visiting the region report, averaging them over time. Most viewers don't report anything yet.

If it finds its way into security gadgets, expect people on naughty viewers to send the server low figures for themselves, and very high ones for anyone else in the region but their pals.

 
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Cerise Sorbet wrote:

It may not be too useful. The simulator doesn't do rendering, so it relies totally on what viewers visiting the region report, averaging them over time. Most viewers don't report anything yet.

If it finds its way into security gadgets, expect people on naughty viewers to send the server low figures for themselves, and very high ones for anyone else in the region but their pals.
 

Mmmm, this is an actual figure returned from the server, nothing to do with the viewer, which I also first thought it was about.

 

From the (skimpy so far) documentation: 

Gets the avatar's render weight.

If id is an object, 0 is returned. If id is an avatar whose render weight is unknown to the simulator, -1 is returned. The maximum render weight reported by the server is 500000.

 

So, this is obviously an avatar-centric metric with an, as yet undefined, importance.

 

Anyone with better than a guess?

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The numbers are provided by the viewers in range. The server simply echoes an average of the reports over time.

I didn't make that up, in fact it is repeated right on the first page you linked to. "This is a flag used with llGetObjectDetails to get the Avatar_Rendering_Cost of an avatar, based on values reported by nearby viewers." Note that so far, a Linden is the only editor of that article.

See also http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Beta_Server_Office_Hours/Minutes/2013-09-19 for a discussion of how this works.

 
 
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