Posts Tagged ‘windlight’

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Autumn is Coming

September 4, 2012

Oh wait, that’s supposed to be “Winter is Coming,” isn’t it…  errmmm…  Anyway…

Autumn IS coming.  The air really is cooling off.  The trees really are starting to change.  September is upon us and the Summer Harvest Hunt is in full swing.  The Ego Co.’s latest hunt is going strong and it’s a bountiful harvest.  Between the new goodies, the seasonal view off her back porch and Elymode’s gorgeous WL setting, Chloe got a little lost in the moment.

Credits:
(Items in the Summer Harvest Hunt will be noted in orange.)

Hair | Decoy – Aella (Fudge/Grape Fades)
Tank/Dress | Gawk! – Brown Long Tank Top (Exclusive for SHH)
Feet | SLink – Jolie Pied Barefeet (Medium)
Skin | Glam Affair – Roza (BaroQ 02, C88 August)
Tattoo | Flaunt – Fall Harvest Sleeves Tattoo (Color)
Nails | Synthetique – GoldLeaf Mini Collection (Medium Fierce Nails)

Pose | BENT – Be.Hind 10

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Take Bad Snapshots

August 31, 2011

Hey there, friends and neighbors!  I’m back yet again with yet another post that is not related to the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge.  (doh)

I highly doubt I have readers that she doesn’t but, just in case…  I was inspired by some posts from Cajsa Lilliehook of It’s Only Fashion and put together a little LOTD plus a PSA.  lol  Sorta.  There are sooo many SL fashion blogs these days and while some of them are fabulous (StrawberrySingh.com), others are a little lacking.  Now, we all started somewhere (go check out the beginning of my Flickr- scary)and there are a lot of folks out there taking snaps just for fun, so this isn’t a criticism.  It’s a shared moment of learning between all of us.  We can all benefit from listening to other folks.  So I listened.  And since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, here I am doing a snapshot post.  And since laziness is the most prevalent of all my flaws, why should I ramble on and on about something that Cajsa has done so perfectly?!

I picked and chose some of the tips she mentions in her triptych of posts: The All-In-One Set Up Tip Sheet (I didn’t know about checking the SSAO and Shadow Smoothing setting), Lighting, Shadows and Projectors, Oh My! (I’ve never tried using a projector before) and Where Did They Hide My Windlight? (I’ve always been too lazy to fiddle with the sliders, maybe I’ll try it now) and put together a kind of before and after or what-not-to-do type thingum for you.

For my ‘before’ snapshot, I’ve lowered a couple of important hardware settings (anistropic filtering and anti-aliasing) and set my WL settings on something horrible and hope that it conveys the sense of unfinishedness(?? wtf, lol) due to the lighting and the jagged edges that I was going for.  Oh!  And crazyeye!  Take Cajsa’s advice and get a focuser thingy or read up on how to focus on a prim.  And then in the ‘after’ pic, I hope you’re all overwhelmed by the beauty and skill involved in taking such a fantabulous snapshot (you have to picture me saying all of that with ridiculous, wide, sweeping dance-like gestures).  Okay, so maybe that’s a stretch, but I do hope you can see how fiddling with some settings can really improve your inworld snapshots.

OH!  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE GRIXDALE SALE!  Make sure you get over there and tell Tyr how much she’ll be missed!

Credits:

Tank | Jane – Intrinsic Tank (Honey)
Beads | Grixdale – Deco Layered Necklace Top
Jeans | fri.day – Designer Jeans (Regular Wash)
Hair | Elikatira – Early (Black 04)
Skin | Grixdale – Ren (Honey Tone, Sparrow Makeup)
Makeup | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lash 1
Eyes | Perception (Sud1-2)

Pose | Juxtapose – Heads Will Roll 1

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Elymode @ Culture Shock

May 16, 2011

Here’s what’s truly shocking:  Culture Shock is still going on!  If (somehow) you haven’t heard, Culture Shock is a collaborative effort between CHIC Management, Modavia Productions and more than 150 designers benefiting Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders.  Keep your eyes open for the exclusive Culture Shock items at each store, 50% – 100% of the profits for those items will be donated to the docs.

The donation item I’m wearing is the new Vita dress from Elymode.  Elysium Eilde stepped out of her comfort zone on this one and it was well worth it.  The prim portions of the dress were easily resized and adjusted (even for me) and they make for incredible details on Ely’s already amazing work.  I ended up channeling a little of Ely through the dress and her Windlight settings and I took a lovely, unedited shot in SL.  (No, that’s not an insult, the pic just feels a little…  fantasy and pretty to me.)

I’m still fighting with shadows, so unfortunately you all have to deal with me experimenting and bitching about the failed trials.  I hate this glaring light that I can’t seem to get rid of.  I hate that I had to reduce the size of my inworld snapshots so I don’t get crazy lines all over.  I hate that my shadows used to work flawlessly and now they don’t!  LOL   Anyway…   There is some more Elymode in this pic, a Vita variation and part of the Lazy Day gacha items she has at the store for only 50L.  This is a group exclusive color, but the others are equally adorable.

Edited 3.17 :  I’m using the second pic as my sorry excuse for olive in the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge.  I know, I know, I’m pathetic.  But I’m so far behind!

Credits:

Pic 1

Dress | Elymode – Vita Dress (Purple/Sage @ Culture Shock, 100% donation)
Hair | Truth – Paige (Night)
Skin | Glam Affair – Jadis (Natural 12(a))
Lips | Tuli – Elusive (Purple)
Makeup | Mynerva – Eyeliner and Shadow (Purple)
Lashes | Cheap Makeup – Vintage Lashes 1

Pose | ImpEle – Elegance 12

Pic 2

Top | Elymode – Vita Top (Purple/Sage @ Culture Shock)
Shorties | Elymode – Lazy Day Short Shorts (Olive/Purple, Group Gift)
Shoes | SLink – Cassandra Heels (Plum)

Pose | Glitterati – Model Pose 075

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