I came across this tutorial video from Brookston Holiday about creating lights in Second Life.
Graphic resources are always an issue with Second Life – some are lucky to have super-computers that can handle anything SL throws at them. Some are not so lucky and can find themselves slogging through mud (lag) sometimes.
The tutorial shows a great way to create fabulous lighting effects while minimizing the graphics resources needed to see the effects.
If you can’t see the embedded video, click here for the link.
He does a terrific job of explaining how the different light settings work and the affect they have on your lighting in-world.
The tutorial is only 20 minutes long, and it will have you itching to try your own hand at creating better lighting!
I know I will be trying out some of this when creating my sets for dances, and making sure that my set lighting is exactly how I want it. 😀
Best of all, there is he provides a link to his Marketplace store, where you can pick up some of the scene lights he shows for FREE!!
I have tons of stuff on my to-do list today and they will, unfortunately, keep me from blogging as much as I’d like to. So while I enjoy my ‘Manic Monday,’ here’s a few thoughts for you to ponder:
Would you be interested in some kind of ‘tech-talk’ feature? Where I ask people in the dance community specific technical questions – about HUDs, effects, particles, movers, etc. – like a ‘how-to’ series. ??
I’ve been to several shows recently where I had issues with footwear not appearing correctly. (Due to the lighting problem I covered here.) Do performers not think about different lighting models? Or do they assume everyone’s set-up is the same? Would it be better if I turned off the advanced lighting when I attend shows?
I’d like to add some tutorial videos to the blog – what kind of videos would you like to see?
Today is also the 21st, so if you’re a shoe fanatic (like I am), be sure to check out the 21Shoe event today!