I have had trouble with objects appearing and disappearing on my screen since I first started in High Fidelity. Mostly I assumed this was just because it was in alpha - but I am getting the feeling that most people are having a smooth, consistent view when they are in world.
For me, I will see a scene that has items disappearing, often things in the distance first, but I will eventually be left in a starfield - all items gone. Then after some time things will blink back on for a bit and then disappear again. It is hard to do a lot like this, but I keep soldiering on.
The last few days I have been playing with the LOD tool and it seems this may be my problem. I notice that when i am left with nothing but a star field view that if i use the LOD tool - selecting manual - and dragging all the way to the right with the slider that suddenly everything (I assume) reappears. This is great, except that as soon as I close the tool window, even if I had left the manual option selected, my LOD will eventually be returned to some fraction above zero - like 0.008. No matter what i do, it keeps reverting the world continues appearing and disappearing by degrees.
I’m nowhere near throwing in the towel, but it sure does make my experience frustrating. Especially as I am realizing that most people do not seem to suffer this.
Is there a way to force the LOD setting to be constant? Is this even my problem, or is this just a symptom I am noticing?
I am using my laptop to run Interface and have a dedicated graphics adapter - an AMD Radeon HD8970M. As far as I know this should be enough to run Interface with a high LOD.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.