Funny how just one little thing can kick you back into motion after a year of stagnation and sitting around.
Last week I saw Vaki Zenovka’s blog post about being able to get shadows on her Mac with an ATI video card… and I well I was skeptical but I had to try it out so I did and…
I CAN HAS SHADOWZ!!!
…ok they aren’t the great soft flowing shadows that others have… but still there are shadows. YAY! 🙂
I spent a day or two just playing with the settings trying to figure out what windlight settings work best with them. There are still alpha issues but I found by playing with the Density and Distance multiplier settings in the Atmosphere tab I could minimize most of the issues… the down side being that I lost some of my hair volume… I know that there are lots of windlight settings out there that people have created for shadow photos so now I just have to find them and give them a try.
So what does all this mean… well it means that I have just made my convoluted photo taking process even more convoluted but it also means that I want to start taking photos again, which also means I’ll also start making poses again, well I think that should be I’ll start finishing poses… I have about oodles of them sitting in folders in various states. Haha!
SO if you have a Mac and want to see if shadows will appear for you you can download the SL Development viewer here, and give it a try.
Now off to see if I can figure out how to control the DoF settings 😉
Skin: :GP: Chic Noir-2 (Acorn)
Hair: Truth — Carina (Raven)
Jacket: The Secret Store — Eglantine (Charcoal)
Top: [W&B] — Hykova Buttoned Tank (Outer Space)
Skirt: [Garage R.H.] Tight Mini-Skirt (Black)
Stockings: CDC Stockings (White-Silver)
Shoes: NX — Kurvy Pump (Silver)
Necklace: ::Happy Finds:: Vintage Owl Necklace
Pose: One of mine that’s in the pipeline