Monday, January 11, 2010

Low to Ultra Faceshots using Windlight

Title of picture - Low to High to Ultra Face Shots 

Photographer's Name - Aldwyn Zanzibar

Models Name - Aldwyn Zanzibar

Location used - My Home Studio

Poses Used - MMP3 Stand Pose 5 by Serenade

Windlight settings used - Custom Windlight Settings by Caliah Lyon (see previous post)

Second Life Graphics Settings - Low to High to Ultra, left to right

Low Settings

High Graphic Settings

Ultra Graphic Settings

Inworld photo tools used - My Studio for white backgrounds

Details of inworld tools - NA

outworld tools used -

Processes used in outworld tools - Just cutting and pasting 2 photos together, no processing done

Comments & Additional info

I know it has been said over and over, but I am going to repeat it anyway.  The higher the resolution and graphics settings, the more detail you are going to be able to see, and will give you the best base to work from.  But I wanted to demonstrate the differences in the graphic level settings, and that with a good tool like Photoshop, GIMP, even, you can get a good base from a lower graphic setting also, and then do your favorite processing from there.

I am going to see if I can put this custom windlight setting together into a file that I can send anybody that wants it.  If you would like it, please either IM me inworld (Aldwyn Zanzibar) or email me (

Have a great day everybody!


Dezi Jarvinen said...

i was wondering just one thing. One the first photo why didn't you have the nearby and local lights checked like you did in the 2nd and 3rd photo. Great post!

Aldwyn Zanzibar said...

Great question Dezi!

I did not catch that until after I had done the shots, but I went back and checked, and changing that setting did not change the view at all, since I did not use any facelights at all in any of the shots.

Thanks for catching that! I hope you enjoyed the posts!

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