WindLight is a revolutionary atmospheric lighting and rendering system within Second Life that can assist photographers of all skill levels to create stunning visuals. What does that all mean? You have a powerful mood-setting tool at your disposal. Take advantage of it!
I’ve created this page to share not only my windlight settings, but also to link to settings that were created by other SL residents. I will keep updating this page as I create more settings.
Download my WindLight Settings:
UPDATE FOR 2020: Now that Environmental Enhancement Project (EEP) is in most Second Life viewers, many of you have asked about my older Windlight Settings. I would not recommend using them with the new EEP as they won’t always look right, but I have placed all 14 of them in this folder so you can download and upload them as EEP settings if you wish. Strawberry’s Windlight Settings – Older than 2015
If you are not sure how to upload them as EEP settings, click over to the EEP wiki page for instructions on how to import older windlight settings.
THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE OUTDATED AND ONLY FOR SECOND LIFE VIEWERS NOT USING EEP!
How to install Sky WindLight settings:
To install these settings you will need to download them, unzip them, and then copy them into the following folders. Please make sure you have shut down Second Life before doing this and follow the instructions for the system that you are running:
Windows 10 –
Windows XP –
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\SecondLife\user_settings\windlight\skies
Windows Vista & 7 –
Mac – use Go menu > Go to Folder and paste in:
If you are using a third party viewer such as Firestorm or Exodus, remember to place the settings in the correct folders by substituting the “SecondLife” folder for the name of the viewer you are using.
- Mirror Water – August 11th, 2012 – You can download the mirror water preset at this link but read the blog post for the full tutorial on how to use it.
- Free Water Normal Maps by Trompe Loeil – June 03, 2014 – Video tutorial on how to use the water normal maps
Water settings go in the SecondLife\user_settings\windlight\water folder.
Sky WindLight Settings created by other SL residents:
- Torley Linden
- Caliah Lyon – Informative post about Windlight and you can download the caliah setting at this link
- Annan Adored – September 2012 – November 2012 – October 2013 – October 2014
- Foxcity – Satomi’s Windlights
- Cassie Middles
- Steffy Ghost
- Tsurine – Runa’s Windlights
- JayNathan – Multiple sky and water windlights
- Crista Wellens
- Crystal Cranberry
- Chic Aeon
- Jadezilla’s Windlights
- Kirsten Corleone
- Tanaquil Beaumont
- Trinetty Skytower
- Erin McConach
- Gorgeous Yongho
- Mescaline Tammas
- Paulina Oceanlane
- Cajsa Lilliehook
- Isabelli Anatine – That’s a direct link to the download file. You can view her blog at this link.
With all that being shared, I really believe that everyone should get very comfortable with the environment editor to create and use their own settings. It’s great to have lots of windlight settings to choose from, but what I’ve noticed is that usually, it’s not enough. I still go in and edit each setting to get it to just my liking.
So get into the editor and start playing with these settings below!
World > Environment Editor > Sky Presets > Edit (or new) Preset
If you have any questions, problems or difficulties, please don’t hesitate to email me.
I am leaving the comments open on this page. If you know of any other WindLight Settings that you like to use or if you have shared your own somewhere, please feel free to link them in the comments below.
Thank you! <3
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Hi I tried to go to the link for Mesc’s Sunglasses, and I got a page not found error.
My apologies, I had messed up the link. I have double checked all the links and hopefully they should all be working now. Thank you for letting me know!
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The Codebastard Redgrave link is now broken (their wordpress install has reverted to the default, non-SEO-friendly links). This one should work fine: http://codebastardredgrave.com/?p=299
Thanks for the list of settings – I use yours and Elysium’s all the time!
Laverne, thank you for letting me know. I’ve updated the link now.
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I just found this, so glad you have mine listed here! <3
Awesome guide! Thank you thank you!!
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So glad I found this today (better late than never!)
Thank you thank you thank you x a million Miss Singh and to all of those who work on things like Windlight Settings and such so we bloggers & photographers can see things in an even more beautiful way.
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thank you! been trying to save my own settings and didn’t know how to do it until I found this tutorial <3
The “How To” for the changing ones default settings is gone.
If anyone has a link for instructions on this please consider putting it here for us.
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What a great post, that I have referred back to many times! Thank you Berry! One thing that I have gone back and forth on through the years is whether or not to save in SL with PNG, JPG, or BMP. Since Photoshop and other graphics programs can open up almost any type of file, I am wondering if BMP might be better. BMP file sizes are larger, but I am not sure that makes a difference in quality? (Less artifacts maybe, or not?) I know saving to a larger width and height (resolution-wise) in SL, as much as you can go without crashing or glitchiness, is good to have a file to start with when editing pics, but does anybody have a documented preference as to whether or not BMP would be better to pull into Photoshop to work with, instead of PNG (or JPG)?
Hi Wisti, I save all my images as PNG because PNG and BMP are both lossless. This means the quality in both of them is must better than JPG. However, BMP is a big file format and is not supported by all programs, PNG is much lighter and is supported by most image editing software. So your best bet is to save as PNG.
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I made my first set of 6 airy and pastel Windlights. Feel free to use/share them as you wish <3
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I am looking for a Windligth for photos.
I have some products to sell in the marketplace.
But I can not mess around with photoshop, Windligth with this it would help me a lot in photography. if you have someone who can help me with this please contact me please. I’ll be very happy for the help.
I do not speak English, I am Brazilian and I have a translator who helps me in languages
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I made a set of 8 tropical/fantasy inspired Windlights if you’d like to share them, they were created for my blog photos – I like to show my clothing/body clearly & brightly but I also like a very colourful horizon to seal the deal 🙂
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Hey there. I am completely redoing the Windlight page on my blog and making new video tutorials. MEANWHILE the link you have here doesn’t come close to getting folks to the Windlight settings downloads – LOL. Maybe a Blogger change assuming it used to work. It just shows posts that have the word “places” in there.
Funny. Here is the Windlight page http://chicatphilsplace.blogspot.com/2009/09/windlight-settings.html
Thank you for letting me know Chic, I’ve fixed the link!
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your lighting is always so awesome. would it be possible to update these sometime? for me.. sure but, for others as well.. it’s about to be 2016 hehe.. i am going to ask some of my other fav bloggers if they will do the same. xoxo have a great new year!! ~M~
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You posts are always so informative yet entertaining, and I have enjoyed reading them forever it seems. I came across this older wind light and water settings. I’ve just begun taking in world photos and would love to try some out,however, I have Windows 10, as I imagine many new people do. It would be really nice to have you up-date the information so a new generation can use it. I know you are busy,but if you do get a moment,maybe you could consider doing a quick update. Thanks for giving the idea consideration. Happy Ramadan.
Hello Brit, I imagine it would be the same as Windows 7, you just need to locate the appdata folder. This page might be of help: http://www.windows10themes.net/guides/how-to-view-the-appdata-folder-in-windows-10/
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Thank you for this great help!!
Can you recomend a certain WL, if you want to make pictures in black and white – shoot the photo and then edit it in PS…is there a WL good for that please? :))
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I am looking for the Luna Jubilee windlights but they are no longer available on her blog. Any other way I can get them? I used one from her for vendor boards bcz it has good shadows and can’t find another I like as much. Please Help!!
I am looking for the Luna Jubilee windlights but they are no longer available on her blog. Any other way I can get them?
I am using Windows 10 and was wondering if I could or could not use windlight and calwl using it? Because all other operating systems paths have been posted, but not windows 10.
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Thanks Berry! can you please provide the map to install on windows 10. i tried the other methods and none of them work with this computer lol
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I understand this is off subject nevertheless I simply wanted to ask.
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