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Photo is with Cassie Middles (Her Blog)
Been talking about collaborating for a little. We both found time and came up with this pose and deco. I met Cassie in the BVNSL group. She is a very talented photographer
I was asked a few times how I do shadows in my photos in Second Life, so I wanted to write up a simple tutorial for anyone that might need it.
I wrote this with the beginner photographer in mind also, so if you have been taking photos for a while, you can most likely skip the first few steps.
This tutorial may not be able to be followed by everyone. It depends heavily on the type of graphics card you have. If you do not see or are unable to use some of the options listed in this tutorial, it may very well be because of the limitations of your graphics card.
Let’s get started!
You can do this by simply pressing Control + P (Preferences) and then click on the “Graphics” tab, where you will see a slider for “Quality and Speed Performance” – slide that all the way over to Ultra
You can do this by simply pressing “Alt + P”, or you can go to “World” on the top toolbar > “Photo and Video” > “Phototools”.
PS: Keep Phototools open!
IMPORTANT! Once you turn up your draw distance and LOD, you can then close your “Quick Preferences” window, but your “Phototools” window should remain open.
Important! Leave both “Phototools” and “Edit Sky Presets” open.
FYI: This is 100% your personal preference, but I like to use “Bryn Oh’s Virginia Alone” windlight when I am playing around with shadows.
Again, this is 100% individual preference and there is no right or wrong angle or time of day. Play around with both of them until you get something you really like.
If your shadows look strange or are basically non-existent, there are a few things to try:
I myself keep “Shd. Res” and “Shd. Bias” all the way up most of the time. “Shd. Clarity” slider you can play around with to achieve the type of shadow you want. I prefer hard lines, but it’s all up to you.
IMPORTANT: Use “Shd. Res” with some caution. Slide the slider slowly as it can be very difficult on your graphics card.
Again, personal preference, but this is what I use.
When you change these numbers, you will most likely zoom all the way in. Don’t worry, just use your middle mouse wheel to scroll back out.
From here in, it’s up to you and what type of feeling you are attempting to create in your photo. EXPERIMENT. Change your sliders around, use different shadow colors than I did, use a different windlight than I did. I am only providing you with a very simple base to start with. There are so many different things you can do and achieve with those few simple steps.
Best of luck and I hope that helped!