Okay, so I have finally got my act together and have something to talk about. I am going to give you a quick overview of the things you can do with the Emerald Viewer. In later blog posts I will go into depth about how to achieve a certain look.
1) Download Emerald if you haven't already done so. http://modularsystems.sl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=8
2) Find somewhere in world that you liked I used the view from a nudist beach in Zindra.. I forgot this name.. but next time I will be sure to mark down the location for you. Now this view had a ugly island in the background which I wanted to remove from my picture. I used the draw button to reduce how far into the distance I could see.. the draw button is in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. on a little flip up menu.
3) I opened the windlight settings.. you can access this two ways.. one from the environmental controls. which gives you a huge range of options and choices and also from the little box, I just mentioned in section 2. Personally right now i would use the basic button on the right. We can discuss the environmental control magic sliders another time.
4) Most important.. turn your graphics settings up to Ultra.. yes it will slow you down.. but this is why I suggest you go somewhere quiet, no mall, no disco or club.. and as few people as possible.
So as you can see, all I did was change 3 things in my viewer, the draw distance, the windlight settings, and the graphics settings, and I also waited and watched the ebb and swell of the waves and clicked when the splash came, animations bring life to your picture, it is worth it to wait and learn the cycle of the animation so you can get the best angle. This is very important when creating a portrait.
Hi there Just a short note to introduce myself, I am an avatar in Second Life, I was the I also staff writer for the Zindra Times and then it's editor.. unfortunately that fun blog closed due to the rl commitments of its writing team.. but it was so much fun..laughs wickedly.
Currently I am the editor for the superElite fashion blog which is great.. we have a fantastic talented team and new clothes hair and skins..and accessories what is not to like. . In my personal blog, I will talk about what interests me most in Second Life, which is of course Photography, windlight setting, control +O and also Machinima which I am getting into. Maybe with a little fashion and gossip thrown in. I mean I am a girl after all.. we gotta have our gossip and fashion. I hope you find my blog entertaining and useful. Hope to see you again soon Suede.
Second Life Avatar, controlled by a OCD Chef, who cleans her nails with a flickknife, that aside
I love SL, it's a great creative outlet and Photography and Fashion are my passions here.
P.S.Those are not spelling mistakes, that is the Queen's English.. So there!
Thanks for considering me to review your items. Just drop me a notecard with your shop address, so I can come over and take a look, I love discovering new shops and new designers. I love small designers doing great things.
Skins Clothes Shoes Hair Fetish Items and Props Alternative lifestyles Shapes Accessories Poses Photography Props etc etc. Suede