Even though Linden Labs and Modular Systems both believe the old way of reporting rendering cost had some problems, you can make Emerald show you the numbers from the old way. You'll need to activate the Advanced menu item. Then select "Debug Settings…". In the little window of the debug console type, "Emeralduseproperarc", then select the "false" option. You'll need to TP out of the sim or restart Emerald to get this to take effect, but it will remain in effect until you set that value back to "true".
Thanks to some recent changes, you really don't have to worry too much about what the number actually is because things in both Viewer 2 and Emerald support the old tried and true green, yellow, or red indicators. If you're in the green, you're good to go. If you really want to tweak yourself, it's a trial and error process regardless of viewer. Hair can be one of the biggest culprits, but ain't no way I'm surf'n bald. Ya gotta draw the line sumwheres.
- Kantbe (Serious)
Special thanks to Torley Linden for his help with information about
Viewer 2, getting the information from Nyx Linden, and getting the LL
wiki updated. I'd also like to thank QUENCH for his cooperation in the
photo shoot, although, I can now verify that he wasn't bragging
(kidding, honest... just kidding).