Volumetric lighting: soon for SL?

Nathaniel Pevensey:

I want to go to there.

Originally posted on Living in the Modem World:

Blackdragon logoUpdate, March 4th: Niran is continuing to experiment with shaders, and has posted an interesting snapshot taken under water.

NiranV Dean has always enjoyed a reputation for pushing the limits of the the viewer, first within his Niran’s Viewer, and more recently with his Black Dragon viewer.

A lot of the work he does builds on code developed by Tofu Buzzard – such as with his implementation of screen space reflections and, more recently, Godrays. This work, coupled with his own, has enabled him to earn a reputation for producing a viewer with rich graphical capabilities.

Now Niran is pushing the limits again, using both his one code and elements such a Tofu’s Godrays to bring something to Sl people have long wanted to see: volumetric lighting effects.

On Sunday, March 1st, he released a stunning video showing the work to date. When watching it, be aware that while…

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A Leaf on the Wind – Being For the Benefit of Ms. Chandrayaan

Another blog post within 48 hours, you guys are gonna start expecting these!

So I got asked if I would share some of the goodies that are at the ‘A Leaf on the Wind’ event going on right now inworld. See, Scarlet Chandrayaan is very sick. This isn’t folks doing a benefit for her to deal with medical issues but instead, putting together some lindens so she can realize her dream of visiting London.

Folks who know me RL would not be surprised I would feel I had to participate in this little dream: London is one of my favorite places on the planet. So… I went around and picked up a few things, and brought them home.

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The Mesh Project Male Body, or, Ennio Morricone’s Best-Known Music Goes Here

Howdy folks! I picked up the new male body from The Mesh Project a bit ago, and while I’ve posted a few photos over on Flickr with it, where I’ve worked like crazy to clean it up, I thought it was prime time to sit down and assess the body on its own merits, rather than as a canvas for me to play with Photoshop. I’ve altered levels and contrast on all of these, but I’ve otherwise left it be, so you can gauge the thing on its own merits.

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In The Time of Titles

Nathaniel Pevensey:

Since Nigel did it so much better than I’d hoped to, I bring you his post!

Originally posted on Trials of Eyeliner:

There are few designers within SL to whom I would create an altar. Mr. Poet is one of them. He made a huge splash when sculpts were the Big Deal and I would visit the store at least once a month to look for more more more. And suddenly… nothing. My heart broke.

It is with great pleasure I found that he has returned to the world of creating- and creating in Mesh- to this month’s Men’s Department with the Military Drape Greatcoat Set. As with all creations from Mr. Poet, the outfit is layered so the shirt, vest, kerchief, jacket, and all of the attachments are individual so you can wear, mix and match at your leisure. Available in 5 color sets, 5 sizes, and all mix and matchable this return to creation is… ok, ok, I’ll stop gushing! Put more plainly: I love it.

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In The Time of Titles

Nathaniel Pevensey:

Since Nigel did it so much better than I’d hoped to, I bring you his post!

Originally posted on Trials of Eyeliner:

There are few designers within SL to whom I would create an altar. Mr. Poet is one of them. He made a huge splash when sculpts were the Big Deal and I would visit the store at least once a month to look for more more more. And suddenly… nothing. My heart broke.

It is with great pleasure I found that he has returned to the world of creating- and creating in Mesh- to this month’s Men’s Department with the Military Drape Greatcoat Set. As with all creations from Mr. Poet, the outfit is layered so the shirt, vest, kerchief, jacket, and all of the attachments are individual so you can wear, mix and match at your leisure. Available in 5 color sets, 5 sizes, and all mix and matchable this return to creation is… ok, ok, I’ll stop gushing! Put more plainly: I love it.

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S O R G O sale!

So I found out today that SORGO was having a sale on their goods- everything for L$50! Hurry hurry! So I ran over to shop, and wound up finding out that in addition to doing fun items for his gachas, Arscene Dubrovna also does eyewear… so I sampled a bit, and came home with a couple.

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This pair is called ‘Dark': that’s the name it has, not a reference to the frames or something. I also picked up the ‘Tetsuo’ glasses in tortoise:

tetsuo

These both come with the ability to be worn as sunglasses, but I never see the point of sunglasses in SL, so you can just imagine… or go buy some yourself! The shop is just a click away (it’s just a click away, it’s just a click away…)

I hope you find something new to you that’s fun to view!

Stylecard:
Scarf: Mr.Poet ‘Wide Scarf’
Jacket & Shirt: AITUI ‘Layered Jacket – Black_m’
Hair: Wasabi Pills ‘Dylan – Ash’
Eyes: FATEwear ‘FATEeyes’
Skin & eyebrows: LOGO ‘Eternity Tristan Skin – Pale’
Glasses- see above. :P