Fun with Windlight

Since I couldn’t TP anywhere.. or change clothes… or build anything.. or anything.. I decided to play with Windlight. I was stuck wearing my ultra bright radioactive facelamp instead of my more subtle one so you can definitely see how a bright lamp can blow out your face. Most of these settings are Torley Linden presets. If I hadn’t been so super lazy, I would have labeled them… but I really am super lazy. Anyways, onto the pics.. click them to go to my Flickr page to view the extra huge version.

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Hair – [Micky Dango by *BP]
Skin – [Unreleased Neko Skin by {Frick}]
Eyes – [Transparency Shine Eyes by Glanz]
Eyelashes – [Prim Lashes by Deviant Kitties]
Piercing – [The Line by Deviant Kitties]
Kitty Tail – [Atomic Neko Tail by Atomic Kitty]
Kitty Ears – [Wicked by SkinPop]
Necklace – [Mechanica Necklace by Shiny Things]
Skirt – [Rece Mini by DP]
Sweater – [Sweater Grey Uni by Dutch Touch] (Group Gift)
Leggings – [Polka Dot Leggings in Sky by Honey Kitty]
Shoes – [Brawler Boots by Darkstar Designs]
Gloves – [Handwarmers by UnTone Quilt]

Rambles

I love what Windlight does for the landscape…. but I abhor what it does to my avatar’s face. >.< I have to admit I’m feeling frustrated with it right now. My super pale goth skin that I typically favor looks blown out and hideous in just about all settings where the sky looks great. Another problem with a very pale skin tone is that you tend to take on the color of whatever setting you choose. I also have a weirder tiny lip shape I like to wear as well but omg, I can’t even describe the horrendousness that the shadows cast have on me. Forget a face light, I’m a enormous glowing orb with even the most pale face light. But without one, I’m bordering Homer Simpson. And back on lips, if I decide to use a skin sans lipstick, I look terrible. Is it obvious that I’ve spent the last hour trying to take some screenshots but that I ended up scraping them all because they sucked? Either my avatar needs a serious tan, a lip job and basically a Barbie makeover.. or I need to spend more time trying to create a decent sky setting that flatters me. *le sigh* All that means work. :P

Edit:  Well, after a bit of playing, I found if I keep the ambient settings kinda on the low side it keeps my avatar from taking too many shadows.  It’s a start I suppose.

Windlight

Just a quick post before I hit the hay… I got my new video card and am now finally able to see what all the hubub about Windlight is and I have to say.. wow! It’s almost like playing a completely different game. I probably spent a few hours playing with the settings and it was so much fun. Here’s my super girly pink setting. I can’t wait to visit some places and see how they look in Windlight! But that will have to wait until tomorrow.. sleepy time now!

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