Video Tutorial with ManBerry :P

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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:

  1. Make sure your graphics settings are as close to ultra as possible. To get to the graphics settings: me > preferences > graphics
  2. Activate the Develop menu by simultaneously clicking: ctrl-alt-q
  3. In the Develop menu under rendering, make sure the following items have a checkmark beside them:
    Framebuffer objects
    Lighting and Shadows
    Shadows from Sun/Moon/Projectors
    SSAO and Shadow Smoothing
  4. 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.

I hope you like my windlight settings! <3 » You can view all of my current tutorials on my tutorials page.

Credits for the picture:
*Skin: DNA Brady by Brox Riaxik (released last week)
*Hair: Plume (They now have hair for men, released this week) 😀 by Lulu Jameson
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*Tattoo: Huz Tats by Hunain Bellic
*Jeans: Zaara by Zaara Kohime
*Pose: Diesel Works by Rogan Diesel
*Promotional copies
Location: The Far Away by AM Radio
WindLight Setting Used: StrawberrySingh-Diamond (with slight modification and light photoshopping)

Strawberry Singh

Strawberry Singh has been a virtual world resident since 2007. She is a virtual worlds explorer, blogger and vlogger.

11 thoughts on “Video Tutorial with ManBerry :P

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  • February 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm
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    once again, Berry, you show your generous and sweet self by sharing you tips and windlight settings with us. This is why, altho I want to hate you.. I love you instead <8

  • February 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm
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    Hey there — had no idea it was “you” from the photos :D.

    Wondering which build you are using as I have never turned on framebuffer objects (it may be the default and I will look the next time I use Kirsten’s) and I have happy shadow. So much happier now that built in “blur” is gone 😀

    Thanks so much for all your efforts to educate in Windlight !!!!!

    I am in S21 build 4 RC btw.

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  • February 25, 2011 at 7:08 am
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    Love you too Elu. <3

    Chic actually I was just told to check framebuffer objects so I did LOL I never really tried it without checking that, so maybe we can get shadows without it? I will give it a try tonight. For this video I was using sl viewer 2.5 but normally for pictures I use Kirstens S21 Build 5. I've been getting great results with it.
    And thank you for your windlight settings, I just discovered them yesterday (I know, I'm slow) and I have been loving them! Great job! <3

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  • March 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm
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    i am so frustrated D:
    i cant see the shadow behind me..
    its like light blurry, not shadow.
    is there anything im doing wrong?..

  • April 26, 2011 at 2:03 am
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    Dear Strawberry Singh. Tell me please how to remove the jagged edges? All settings are shadows as shown in your classroom. I take Kristen 20. And very strange when I set up a lesson on your client Viewer 2, shadows and have not appeared, and I did everything on the video that you have provided.

  • November 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm
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    I just got a new laptop so now i can run shadows and i was SO excited. When i first tried, i got like face and body shadows but not “on the ground shadows”. DUH! Full bright was on!!! I NEVER would have thought to check that in a million years! Thanks so much for making it simple! lol

  • December 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm
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    I have a small problem with my settings, both with new viewer and kristens viewer.

    When I click all the things needed for shadows and I downloaded your set and added it in, I still can’t see the shadows the same way as you do.

    I only see very very small blurry fraigle shadow when i’m standing right next to an object, but it’s not really shape of the avatar, it’s just a big blurry block behind them, that doesn’t really look as a good shadow as yours.

    Any idea what would be the problem?

    (I nodiced someone else has same problem. If anyone has solved it, plz let me know!)

  • January 18, 2014 at 5:38 am
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    Berry…Im so glad I revisited your tutorial section of your blog. I finally got a awesome mac computer and now my Second Life experience is the best ever in the over 8 yrs in it!

    I finally have shadows and I couldn’t figure out how to get shadows on the back of my wall..(behind me) so I came here! Many tutorials don’t mention that you have to be OUTSIDE and best up high on a platform (no tree shadows to worry about). Then you mentioned about the background prim should not be on FULL BRIGHT..mine was and wallah! I got shadows.

    Thank you so much for the time you take out to make our SL lives more better

    <3

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