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  1. Jackson Redstar

    The Mermaid Swim

    very nice
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    Guys its 2019 what can we bring to SL this year

    SL has been here since what, 2003? since then computers are like 50 times more powerful at least, graphic cards are blazing fast, most now have blazing fast internet speed, yet, rezzing hasn't improved much at all, and maybe gone done some because of all the complex mesh. It is true SL is more stable in general than in the old days, just not really any faster. and once you turn on the shaders and shadows still the same ol crap show. Try being at a sim with 40+ mesh avatars with all the shaders on. and one would think by now that sim crossings would be seamless too
  3. IMO we sometimes get over fascinated with shadows in SL. Look at high end fashion photography you really dont see alot of shadows (from natural source like the sun) Second, the avi skin really dont roll off the shadows that well. It often looks rather unnatural (very top pic a perfect example the shadow line running down the arm)
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    SL Photography Tips and Tricks

    falloff on the local lites will give you the smoothest transition of lite between 1.5 and 2 and then i usualy set the main, or key lite where i want it, then add the fill low power and radius close in with high falloff and move it around till i get a smooth light effect. course I use photoshop so sometimes i know i can 'fix it in post' lol. But works best adding one lite at a time I find
  5. Jackson Redstar

    SL Photography Tips and Tricks

    thanks for that that will help some people. IMO I would say you might need to play with the positioning of the lights and intensity/radius/falloff some more.... it is always difficult as avi skins don't do a good job of feathering out a light source. I don't know if you had any sunlight at all (assuming there by the shadow), but there still seems to be some harsh uneven shadows and light transitions. Your lights were for the most part classic 3 light set up, but local lights on a avi can be a bit touchy, especially if you have a little sunlight coming through I did this quick no sunlight, one main light, and one fill. main was on the left front fill right front. main was set to color e8bf78 intensity 1 radius 3 falloff 2 and fill same color intensity .302 radius .7 falloff 2
  6. Jackson Redstar

    Tool for avatar positioning

    BD's poser is great (wonder when FS will implement that") but it doesn't move your avatar into a position
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    Tool for avatar positioning

    here is a method that will work if you are in a no rezz zone and cant use pose balls or anything, I often use this with models. You could use an alt to move 'you' You need to be able to edit their objects to do this, Once you have permissions if you click on them to 'edit' you can now move the avi as an object. Rotating can be done as well but it can get a bit sticky. and if the avi you are moving talks in local or does anything like add something the position will reset. Also, "you' or the avi you are moving like this will not see themselves being moved, so if you are doing this to yourself via an alt, the alt will have to be the one who takes the photo. and to properly select the avi and not a object on the avi, use shift ctrl alt 9 to derender all objects. that way the root avi will be visible making the selection possible
  8. Jackson Redstar

    Tool for avatar positioning

    Try the Animare HUD The center position betwen the hips (called hip) moves the avi on its axis. BUT, this may well depend on what you are sitting on it the animation is higher priority
  9. Jackson Redstar

    Picture-Taking Annoyance

    be cool if it could be a little like lightroom upon export an image where it gives you 'options' either like date, custom name + sequential number etc... have that set in the dialog bog. Could even include an option of using he sim name or username. But it is quick thing I suppose to set the first image name than to spend hours of dev time on that .....
  10. Jackson Redstar

    Show your setup *PIC*

  11. there was a song about this written once..... Girls will be boys, and boys will be girlsIt's a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up worldExcept for Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola It's a fantasy world. You can be a man, woman, dog, vampire, werewolf, Horse or whatever. As long as you don't hurt someone else by your 'play' just, have fun!
  12. Jackson Redstar

    Some basic questions of photographing

    http://www.visionairesl.com/ Wren Noir (wrennoir.cerise)
  13. Jackson Redstar

    Some basic questions of photographing

    I forgot to mention - look up Wrenoir Cruise in world. She runs a multi-week photography class that covers nearly everything you need to know about SL photography, along with general photography topics such as composition and lighting
  14. Jackson Redstar

    Some basic questions of photographing

    Have a look at some of strawberry signh's tutorials: https://strawberrysingh.com/tutorials/ she is good at covering alot of the basics. Also alot of tutorials on youtube. And if you can rezz you can easily make your own local lites, if all you are needing is lighting. There is nothing wrong with a model wearing lites though and is a good option if rezzing isn't availble
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    Inworld photography community

    might be a good idea, however, what usually ends up happening is low to mid level photographers use it for endless self promotion and contribute little, if any any, to the dialog.