How to get an evenly lit avatar (without any harsch shadows):
In real life, professional photographers and models understand that things like whitefill reflectors are flattering on human subjects, and take advantage of this in their photoshoots.
Recent advances made in Second Life™ graphics now allows residents to have their own 'whitefill' without having to attach a facelight. Follow the steps below so that you can get these optimized lighting conditions, too. See your avatar the way it was meant to be seen!
For this tutorial to work you will have to have "Atmospheric shaders" off in your graphical settings (CTRL+P)
1. Open your Environmental Editor.
(Menu bar > World > Environment Settings > Environmental Editor)
2. Go to Advanced Sky settings.
3. Click the New button. Type in Nicelight and click OK to save your new lighting preset.
4. In your new Nicelight preset, go to the Atmosphere tab. Make the following changes on the sliders:
Haze Horizon: 0.00
Haze Density: 0.00
Density Multiplier: 0.19
Distance Multiplier: 27.0
Max Altitude: 1315
5. Go to the Lighting tab. Make the following changes on the sliders:
Sun/Moon Position: 1.000
East Angle: 0.00
Scene Gamma: 1.15
Star Brightness: 0.00
6. Hit the Save button to save your new Nicelight settings. That's it! The light on your avatar should now appear even and smooth, making your avatar look its best!
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