CtrlAltStudio updates and LittleSight arrives on the TPVD

Both CtrlAltStudio v3 viewer and the Android LittleSight client both updated recently.


The stereoscopic version of CtrlAltStudio, the Firestorm-based v3 viewer for Windows and Mac was updated on September 27th to version, which provides a number of improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Added Ctrl-Alt-3 keyboard shortcut that toggles stereoscopic 3D on/off.
  • Added work-around to get stereoscopic 3D working with AMD Radeon on Windows.
  • Fixed world not being updated after leaving stereoscopic 3D display mode.
  • Fixed flycam with 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator in stereoscopic 3D.
  • Fixed projected light rendering in stereoscopic 3D.
  • Fixed shift-drag object selection when editing in stereoscopic 3D.

This version of CtrlAltStudio does not support Oculus Rift, but uses OpenGL quad-buffered stereoscopic 3D, it requires NVIDIA graphics drivers with 3D Vision support (314.07 or later) and monitors set to 120Hz. The viewer needs to be running in screen mode, and suitable 3D glasses are required (does not work with 3D Vision Discover anaglyph).  The capability should work with GeForce GTS250 or better, NVIDIA Quadro cards, AMD Radeon HD 6000 or better and FireGL V7600 or better with recent drivers.

The release notes for version are available from the CtrlAltStudio website.


I first covered the LittleSight text client on July 22nd, 2012, with a review of version 1.0.4. Since then there has been further development of the client since then, notably with a paid teleport service to get around the grid.

On September 29th, LittleSight marked its arrival on the SL Third Party Viewer Directory with the release of version, although the update doesn’t appear to bring any additional functionality to the client.

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