Seat trigger behaviour change with version 454
IMVU have made a significant change to furniture behaviour with version 454.0.
Behavior of a seat triggered animation to version 453.0:
Behavior of a seat triggered animation in version 454.0:
Inconsistent behaviour introduced in version 454.0:
Consequences for furniture design
Since the animation will switch on and off as required there is no longer a need for "reset spots", locations on an item that play no part in its animation but merely serve as a way to switch it off.
Since other avatars can reset animations it is increasingly hard to set up cooperative animations and expect all users to see the scene correctly.
As a consideration to users still using versions before 454.0 I would probably continue to include reset spots for the near future.
Examples of reset spots are the two additional standing spots on "Play with the Beach Ball"
Brief explanation of seat triggers
Animations linked to seats can take two forms: