There are a couple of things I wanted to cover today. First is that Mr. Revolution (btw, did you read his wonderful Garden City Relief post yesterday? I love the way he writes <3) got a new computer, so I had to get off my lazy arse and get my windlight settings all organized for him to use. When I did that, I decided I should finally share them with you guys as well, since I've been sitting on them for months. So what I've done now is gone ahead and made a WindLight Settings page which I will update periodically whenever I create more settings that I wish to share.
I hope you guys like them and find them useful. It’s always great to get feedback so feel free to email any comments or suggestions you may have for me.
The second thing I wanted to go over today is something I think I should have done a long time ago. LOL I keep getting IMs because my tutorial about enabling shadows for viewer 2.1 is not completely accurate anymore. In the latest viewers enabling shadows has been changed slightly. So here is an updated video and post for enabling shadows in Second Life Viewer 2.5.
You can also view it on my youtube page here.
I apologize but I just noticed that the top menu bar has been cutoff in some parts of the video, I guess that happened when I was processing it. I hope you are still able to figure out how to enable the shadows. If not, I am also typing out the process below:
- Make sure your graphics settings are as close to ultra as possible. To get to the graphics settings: me > preferences > graphics
- Activate the Develop menu by simultaneously clicking: ctrl-alt-q
- In the Develop menu under rendering, make sure the following items have a checkmark beside them:
Lighting and Shadows
Shadows from Sun/Moon/Projectors
SSAO and Shadow Smoothing
- Choose a windlight setting that will let you see shadows, such as midday.
That about covers it. Just so y’all know, I use Kirstens Viewer for all my shadows and photo taking. It seems to work the best for me, but only if I use my alt which has a very low inventory count. My inventory on my main account prevents me from taking any decent high-res snapshots inworld in any viewer. So for those of you that are struggling with shadows and such, this might be something more to look into.
Credits for the picture:
*Skin: DNA Brady by Brox Riaxik (released last week)
*Hair: Plume (They now have hair for men, released this week) :D by Lulu Jameson
Watch: [CALYPSO GIANO] WATCH – Rock my Life by Calypso Giano
*Tattoo: Huz Tats by Hunain Bellic
*Jeans: Zaara by Zaara Kohime
*Pose: Diesel Works by Rogan Diesel
Location: The Far Away by AM Radio
WindLight Setting Used: StrawberrySingh-Diamond (with slight modification and light photoshopping)