As promised, here is a video tutorial on shooting pictures with SL shadows using the Second Life Viewer 2.1 which you can download from here. Please be sure to check the system requirements to make sure you have the right kind of computer to run Second Life. Unfortunately on that page it does not tell us which video cards would be ideal for running shadows. Rumor has it that the majority of ATI cards do not work well with shadows, but please ask around and do some research to find out for sure.
I recently purchased a new computer and things seem to be working well for me so I am sharing my system specifications to give you guys an idea of what I’m running.
Motherboard: Gigabyte H55N Motherboard
Processor: Intel Core i3 Processor i3-530 2.93GHz
Memory: OCZ Technology 8GB DDR3
Hard drive: Samsung 500 GB SATA II Hard Drive
Video card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX460-1 GB GDDR5 Video Card
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2250WM-LED 22-Inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED Monitor
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
You can also view all of my system specifications in detail on my system specs page.
And now here’s the video or you can also view it on my youtube page:
You might notice some sharp editing in there at times. That’s because I have a pretty bad cold and I had to edit myself out coughing a few times LOL.
For those that cannot view or hear the video, I followed the steps to enable shadows that Banana Vella outlined in her blog post here.
Maybe later today (but probably tomorrow) I will do another video tutorial about shadows but using Kirstens Viewer.
Now again I do not have any technical training, so I’m sure I mispronounced things and/or didn’t show the best way to do it. So if you have any other information you think will be beneficial to the readers, please feel free to share it in the comments or do your own tutorial and link it in the comments. I would love to gather more information on how to go about using and shooting shadows more efficiently.
» You can view all of my current tutorials on my tutorials page.
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