Category Archives: Technical Stuff

Community pinning? A new pinboard and news

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What´s this? an empty pinboard called Sandbox? Well guess what guys it´s yours, well kinda, i have a few rules for it, you can find them at the end of this blog post.

So basically this is a Community pinboard where every one of my followers can pin to, it´s basically there for us to share among us as a Community, be it Blog posts, Event Flyers, announcements, new releases, tutorials, links to stuff you like and enjoy in SL.

I tought it would be a nice interactive way to share likes of us all, to find new shops, blogs, events and products, it will be moderated of course, but guys we´re grown ups here, we know what to do or not, don´t we?

I´m now slowly adding around 600 people to it, slowly and carefully, if you want to be added right away please drop me an im.

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Ok here are the basic rules:

1- SL related things, but external resources are welcomed also.

2- No IP infringement items, or SL´s TOS breaking (if you´re a creator or a blogger) if you have doubts if it´s infringing or not, avoid it please

3- Keep it PG, or in other words, cover your bits.

4- Don´t spam, cause you don´t want to be that kind of person to you?

5- Bloggers one pin per blog post, 3 blog posts per day.

6- Add the info on the pin, What, where, when whom is basic info we need, if you´re a creator link to you flickr or blog we wanna see more of you.

7- No bickering on comments, seriously just don´t.

I hate moderating stuff, but i will come down hard on anyone breaking these rules, without a warning and with the blaze of 100 suns, but i do it cause i love yall.

I reserve the right to expand on these if necessary.

That´s about it it´s time for some fun and some pinning.

Creators and Bloggers resources pins

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As you all know i started not long ago a pinboard with Creators and Bloggers resources, like the title says i try to pin stuff that might be useful for all SL residents, from more experiences to beginner.

It includes what seems a bit or random things, from links to tutorials, be it for bloggers or creators, free promotions on brushes, patterns, vectors, that might be useful, full perm templates for SL only, random editing tips for images, and also informative and helpful blogs by other SL residents.

Recently i added a bunch more stuff, so if you have more sources you use and would like to share or even if you make full perm items, drop me an IM and i´ll gladly, have more goodies to pin.

See you all later with more news and events.

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When saving snapshots to your hard drive fails

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I have this issue sometimes when taking snapshots, when I try to upload it to my hard drive the upload will fail, or simply get stuck on the open save window not finding the proper folder to save itself to.

Which can be a pain, it usually is solved by a relog, but I have spent half an hour setting up a pose, messing with windlight, getting the shadows just perfect and when i´m about to snap it fails on me, a relog would involve seting everything up again and trying to catch that perfect angle.

But there is a workaround I sometimes use when this issue happens, instead of saving to my hard drive I post the picture on my wall, also available from the snapshot menu, and later download the picture from my wall to my hard drive. It´s simple and works perfectly, saving the picture in it´s original size, this simple tutorial shows how to later after all pictures are taken, recover them from your wall. You can either access you wall by clicking the links that will show on your notices saying the picture is available, or by your SL Dashboard, note this will not work if you try and do it from your profile inworld.

1- Log in to the second life website, or click the inworld link that will appear as a notice saying the snapshot is available.

2. Click on My Second Life highlighted in red on the picture above. This will take you to your profile wall.

3.You can then see all the snapshots you uploaded on your wall, as you see snapshot is highlighted (marked in red) and you can click it.

4. This will show your picture slightly bigger, by moving your mouse over the picture the option to see it full size will show up at the bottom as highlighted in red on the Picture above, by clicking it a new window or tab will be open in your browser, showing your picture in it´s original size.

5. Just right click it and save as to add it to your hard drive so you can later upload it to Snapzilla or Flickr

You can just later delete the picture from your wall if you wish so or leave it there to share with your friends.

I hope this was helpful.

Enjoy, XOXO

Ely

Sun/Moon+Projectors for Photography

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The subject came up on plurk today thanks to Shay, and i found the time to do a little tutorial. The initial question was: How to get a nice picture in a simple background?

I asked if she was using projectors, since it is the simpler, easiest, and better resulting way to do it, apparently not many people know projectors yet, and is such a wonderful tool for not only photography, but hopefully also building in the future.

So since i had some time on my hands i did this little tutorial in 5 easy steps .

The final result (in this case with two projectors, to cast two shadows on the wall)

This post would not have been possible if not for this one: Lighting projectors: adding depth to SL a wonderful blog by Inara Pey.

Have fun and enjoy!

ETA: I started a post witht his Tutorial here in SLUniverse.

And thanks to Marianne Little  i got the link to this Tutorial that expands further on the creative use of projectors.