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== Resident-created [[WindLight]] settings ==
 
== Resident-created [[WindLight]] settings ==
Made WindLight settings you wanna share? Add 'em here! (And feel free to use the above as a template for your own installation instructions.)
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Made WindLight settings you wanna share? Add 'em here! (And feel free to use Torley's guide below as a template for your own installation instructions.)
  
* '''[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mescalinetammas/3513305333/ Mesc's Sunglasses]''' - 11 skies which look awesome with shadows.
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* <strike>'''[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mescalinetammas/3513305333/ Mesc's Sunglasses]''</strike>' - 11 skies which look awesome with shadows (download links on the page are broken and the site the sets are supposed to be on has a real bad rating).
* '''[http://www.flickr.com/photos/40086474@N05/3752888920/ Maroon]''' - By Miranda Kingmaker.
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* <strike>'''[http://www.flickr.com/photos/40086474@N05/3752888920/ Maroon]'''</strike> - By Miranda Kingmaker (link is broken, Miranda's presets can be found in Phoenix or Firestorm viewers)
 
* '''[http://dorks.wordpress.com/category/photography/windlight-settings/ Windlight Settings]''' - By Paulina Oceanlane.
 
* '''[http://dorks.wordpress.com/category/photography/windlight-settings/ Windlight Settings]''' - By Paulina Oceanlane.
* '''[http://chicatphilsplace.blogspot.com/search/label/places Places by Chic]''' - Look for the bullseye at the end of the post to download.
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* '''[http://chicatphilsplace.blogspot.com/search/label/places Places by Chic]''' - By Chic Aeon. Look for the bullseye at the end of each post to download. Download all 37 in a zipped file [http://www.mediafire.com/?nyzlyzaiw2z HERE].
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* '''[http://lunajubilee.com/category/bootcamp/windlight-settings/ Luna's Windlight Settings]''' - By Luna Jubilee
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* '''[http://strawberrysingh.com/tutorials/windlight-settings StrawberrySingh.com WindLight Settings]''' - By Strawberry Singh
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* SecondSnaps: '''[https://www.dropbox.com/s/5one2uesyg9sf81/SecondSnapsWindlight.zip?dl=0 Windlight ZIP]''' | '''[https://www.dropbox.com/s/x958uk84gpqo7rj/SecondSnaps.xml?dl=0 Windlight XML]''' - SecondSnaps studio setting for smooth avatar and object photography.
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* [FOREVER] WL Settings'''[https://www.dropbox.com/s/rfck7rtnp9h6cy5/All_Day_Forever.xml?dl=0]''' - By Kristian [FOREVER]
  
 
== Torley's WindLight Settings ==
 
== Torley's WindLight Settings ==
 
[[Image:Many-skies.jpg|800px]]
 
[[Image:Many-skies.jpg|800px]]
  
{{hint|mode=warning|desc=These settings are ''bonus goodies'' and ''not'' officially supported by Linden Lab. I can't guarantee support for them, but if you have questions, [[User:Torley_Linden/Contact |contact Torley]].}}
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{{KBwarning|These settings are ''bonus goodies'' and ''not'' officially supported by Linden Lab. I can't guarantee support for them, but if you have questions, [[User:Torley_Linden/Contact |contact Torley]].}}
  
 
I ([[User:Torley_Linden|Torley]]) have popularly been asked to share the very same settings I've used in [http://www.flickr.com/photos/torley/sets/72157605740036376/ so many WindLight-powered snapshots]. I decided to share these with you for sheer enjoyment. I don't have any use restrictions on 'em, so go wild and let me know the beauty you build upon — '''[http://www.flickr.com/groups/torley/ add your pictures & video to the Inspired by Torley Flickr group!]'''
 
I ([[User:Torley_Linden|Torley]]) have popularly been asked to share the very same settings I've used in [http://www.flickr.com/photos/torley/sets/72157605740036376/ so many WindLight-powered snapshots]. I decided to share these with you for sheer enjoyment. I don't have any use restrictions on 'em, so go wild and let me know the beauty you build upon — '''[http://www.flickr.com/groups/torley/ add your pictures & video to the Inspired by Torley Flickr group!]'''
  
<font color="red">'''''YAYZERAMA!''</font> Version 3 [http://blogs.secondlife.com/community/community/tnt/blog/2009/08/21/windlight-download-300-free-sky-water-settings released] (August 2009) with more skies and sorted categories!'''
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Version 3 [http://blogs.secondlife.com/community/community/tnt/blog/2009/08/21/windlight-download-300-free-sky-water-settings released] (August 2009) with more skies and sorted categories!'''
  
: <font size="6">'''» [http://bit.ly/torleywl3 Download Torley's WindLight Settings]'''</font>
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{{Download|name=Torley's WindLight Settings|link=http://bit.ly/torleywl3}}<br />
  
<p>{{#widget:Vimeo|id=6199232|width=640|height=360}}</p>
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{{KBvideo|6199232|640|360}}
  
 
Want more previews? [http://kero.s326.xrea.com/WLPreset/wl.html See Kero Nishi's thumbnails], last updated for Version 2.
 
Want more previews? [http://kero.s326.xrea.com/WLPreset/wl.html See Kero Nishi's thumbnails], last updated for Version 2.
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=== Important to know ===
 
=== Important to know ===
 
* If you've installed previous versions of Torley's WindLight Settings, you should ''DELETE THEM ALL'' before installing Version 3. The filenames are different.
 
* If you've installed previous versions of Torley's WindLight Settings, you should ''DELETE THEM ALL'' before installing Version 3. The filenames are different.
* "skies" and "water" settings are saved to distinctly different locations due to a bug. See ({{jira|VWR-12164}}). This means that "skies" settings, if installed to the directories below, will persist through Second Life installs, while "water" settings will need to be reinstalled after each Viewer upgrade.
 
* These settings can also be used with most [[alternate viewers]]; simply substitute "SecondLife" with an alt-viewer's directory name, e.g., for [[Snowglobe]], "C:\Program Files\SecondLife\app_settings\windlight\water" would become "C:\Program Files\Snowglobe\app_settings\windlight\water".
 
  
 
=== Installation ===
 
=== Installation ===
 
First, quit the Second Life Viewer. Then:
 
First, quit the Second Life Viewer. Then:
  
# [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unzip Unzip] "torley-windlight-settings-2.0.zip".
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# [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unzip Unzip] <code>torleys-windlight-settings-3.zip</code>.
# Open the "skies" and "water" folders, and drag their ".xml" file contents into the "skies" and "water" subdirectories within the right "windlight" folder, depending on your operating system.
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# Open the <code>skies</code> and <code>water</code> folders, and drag their <code>.xml</code> file contents into the <code>skies</code> and <code>water</code> subdirectories within the right <code>windlight</code> folder, depending on your operating system.
  
 
These are the usual install directories, yours may look different but similar:
 
These are the usual install directories, yours may look different but similar:
  
'''Windows XP'''
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==== Windows XP ====
* '''Skies''' - C:\Documents and Settings\<font color="red">USERNAME</font>\Application Data\SecondLife\user_settings\windlight\skies
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* '''Skies''' - <code>C:\Documents and Settings\<font color="red">USERNAME</font>\Application Data\SecondLife\user_settings\windlight\skies</code>
* '''Water''' - C:\Program Files\SecondLife\app_settings\windlight\water
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* '''Water''' - <code>C:\Documents and Settings\<font color="red">USERNAME</font>\Application Data\SecondLife\user_settings\windlight\water</code>
  
'''Windows Vista'''
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==== Windows Vista and 7 ====
* '''Skies''' - C:\Users\<font color="red">USERNAME</font>\AppData\Roaming\SecondLife\user_settings\windlight\skies
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* '''Skies''' - <code>C:\Users\<font color="red">USERNAME</font>\AppData\Roaming\SecondLife\user_settings\windlight\skies</code>
* '''Water''' - C:\Program Files\SecondLife\app_settings\windlight\water
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* '''Water''' - <code>C:\Users\<font color="red">USERNAME</font>\AppData\Roaming\SecondLife\user_settings\windlight\water</code>
 
: [[Image:App_settings-windlight-skies.png|320px]]
 
: [[Image:App_settings-windlight-skies.png|320px]]
: <p>{{#widget:Vimeo|id=4243275|width=320|height=240}}</p> ''(This video is from Version 2 and some of it is outdated)''
 
  
[http://www.voidtools.com/ Everything], a lightweight search utility, makes it easy to find these directories. Search for "windlight".
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{{KBtip|[http://www.voidtools.com/ Everything], a lightweight search utility, makes it easy to find these directories. Search for "<code>windlight</code>".}}
  
'''Mac'''
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==== Mac ====
* '''Skies''' - <font color="red">HARDDRIVE</font> > Users > <font color="red">USERNAME</font> > Library > Application Support > SecondLife > user_settings > windlight > skies
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* '''Skies''' - In the Finder, use '''Go''' menu > '''Go to Folder''' and paste in: <code>~/Library/Application Support/SecondLife/user_settings/windlight/skies</code>
* '''Water''' - In Applications folder, right-click Second Life, select "Show Package Contents", then open Contents > Resources > app_settings > windlight
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* '''Water''' - Again, use '''Go''' > '''Go to Folder''' and paste in: <code>~/Library/Application Support/SecondLife/user_settings/windlight/water</code>
  
: <p>{{#widget:Vimeo|id=4167409|width=320|height=240}}</p> ''(This video is from Version 2 and some of it is outdated)''
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==== Linux====
 
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* '''Skies''' - <code>~/.secondlife/user_settings/windlight/skies/</code>
'''Linux''' - The folder that contains the "secondlife" boot script (example: "~/Desktop/SecondLife-i686-1.21.6.99587/"). Its exact location depends on where you extracted the viewer .bz2 archive after downloading it.
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* '''Water''' - <code>~/.secondlife/user_settings/windlight/water/</code>
  
 
=== How to use ===
 
=== How to use ===
 
# Login to Second Life.
 
# Login to Second Life.
# In '''Edit''' menu > '''Preferences''' > '''Graphics''' tab, set '''Quality and Performance''' to '''High''', or check '''Custom''' and make sure '''Atmospheric Shaders''' is checked.
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# Go to '''Me''' menu > '''Preferences'''.
# Go to '''World''' menu > '''Environmental Settings''' > '''Environment Editor'''.
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# Click the '''Graphics''' tab.
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# Set '''Quality and speed''' to '''High''' or '''Ultra'''.
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#* If you click '''Advanced''', you'll see that both '''High''' and '''Ultra''' have '''Atmospheric shaders''' checked, so you can fully see WindLight.
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# Click '''OK'''
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# Go to '''World''' menu > '''Sun''' > '''Environment Editor'''.
 
# Click the '''Advanced Sky''' button.
 
# Click the '''Advanced Sky''' button.
# Click the dropdown menu next to '''Sky Presets'''. You should see the many new skies starting with "[TOR]" in the list. It should look like this (click to enlarge):
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#* If you want to change water settings, click '''Advanced Water''' instead.
#: [[Image:Torleys-windlight-settings-3.jpg|320px]]
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# Next to '''Sky Presets''', click the dropdown and select a preset. The sky changes instantly.
# The same steps apply for the water settings — in the Environment Editor, click '''Advanced Water''', then click the dropdown next to '''Water Presets'''.
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#* If you're changing a water setting, next to '''Water Presets''', click the dropdown and select a preset. The water changes instantly.
# Select a preset and watch the sky and water change instantly.
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# To save a sequence of skies for future logins, [http://blogs.secondlife.com/community/community/tnt/blog/2009/04/22/video-windlight-using-the-day-cycle-editor use the Day Cycle Editor].
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This video tutorial shows you the above steps:
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: {{KBvideo|JqgrKnrT-wM|640|505|type=youtube}}
  
 
<font size="4">''ENJOY!''</font>
 
<font size="4">''ENJOY!''</font>
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{{KBtip|You can [http://blogs.secondlife.com/community/community/tnt/blog/2009/04/22/video-windlight-using-the-day-cycle-editor save a sequence of skies for future logins]. (That guide predates Viewer 2 but the principles are the same, because the Advanced Sky and Water editors are functionally the same.)}}
  
 
=== Categories ===
 
=== Categories ===
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* '''HORROR''' - More along the creepy lines, these were inspired by various slasher and suspense flicks. "[TOR] HORROR - Profondo rosso" is ''that'' terror from your darkroom which you never forget. If you make scary [[machinima]] with these, lemme know.
 
* '''HORROR''' - More along the creepy lines, these were inspired by various slasher and suspense flicks. "[TOR] HORROR - Profondo rosso" is ''that'' terror from your darkroom which you never forget. If you make scary [[machinima]] with these, lemme know.
 
*: [[Image:-TOR-_HORROR_-_Profondo_rosso.jpg|320px|none|thumb|[TOR] HORROR - Profondo rosso]]
 
*: [[Image:-TOR-_HORROR_-_Profondo_rosso.jpg|320px|none|thumb|[TOR] HORROR - Profondo rosso]]
* '''MIDDAY''' - And sometimes you want to be normal. Or close to that. The sun is up high and you can see most things clearly. I use "[TOR] MIDDAY - Nostalgika" as my default Midday replacement. ([http://blogs.secondlife.com/community/community/tnt/blog/2009/04/22/video-windlight-using-the-day-cycle-editor This tutorial] shows you how to do that.)
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* '''MIDDAY''' - And sometimes you want to be normal. Or close to that. The sun is up high and you can see most things clearly. I use "[TOR] MIDDAY - Nostalgika" as my default Midday replacement. ([http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFy-xRWH3yw This tutorial] shows you how to do that.)
 
*: [[Image:-TOR-_MIDDAY_-_Nostalgika.jpg|320px|none|thumb|[TOR] MIDDAY - Nostalgika]]
 
*: [[Image:-TOR-_MIDDAY_-_Nostalgika.jpg|320px|none|thumb|[TOR] MIDDAY - Nostalgika]]
 
* '''NIGHT''' - The moon is out. I did some creative stuff here including using the sun to simulate a faux moon in the cases of "[TOR] NIGHT - Under a yellow moon" and the "[TOR] NIGHT - That spells moon" miniseries . If you want a really dark night, try "[TOR] NIGHT - Nocturne".
 
* '''NIGHT''' - The moon is out. I did some creative stuff here including using the sun to simulate a faux moon in the cases of "[TOR] NIGHT - Under a yellow moon" and the "[TOR] NIGHT - That spells moon" miniseries . If you want a really dark night, try "[TOR] NIGHT - Nocturne".

Latest revision as of 18:45, 2 February 2016

Resident-created WindLight settings

Made WindLight settings you wanna share? Add 'em here! (And feel free to use Torley's guide below as a template for your own installation instructions.)

Torley's WindLight Settings

Many-skies.jpg

KBwarning.png Warning: These settings are bonus goodies and not officially supported by Linden Lab. I can't guarantee support for them, but if you have questions, contact Torley.

I (Torley) have popularly been asked to share the very same settings I've used in so many WindLight-powered snapshots. I decided to share these with you for sheer enjoyment. I don't have any use restrictions on 'em, so go wild and let me know the beauty you build upon — add your pictures & video to the Inspired by Torley Flickr group!

Version 3 released (August 2009) with more skies and sorted categories!


Want more previews? See Kero Nishi's thumbnails, last updated for Version 2.

Important to know

  • If you've installed previous versions of Torley's WindLight Settings, you should DELETE THEM ALL before installing Version 3. The filenames are different.

Installation

First, quit the Second Life Viewer. Then:

  1. Unzip torleys-windlight-settings-3.zip.
  2. Open the skies and water folders, and drag their .xml file contents into the skies and water subdirectories within the right windlight folder, depending on your operating system.

These are the usual install directories, yours may look different but similar:

Windows XP

  • Skies - C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\SecondLife\user_settings\windlight\skies
  • Water - C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\SecondLife\user_settings\windlight\water

Windows Vista and 7

  • Skies - C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\SecondLife\user_settings\windlight\skies
  • Water - C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\SecondLife\user_settings\windlight\water
App settings-windlight-skies.png
KBtip2.png Tip: Everything, a lightweight search utility, makes it easy to find these directories. Search for "windlight".

Mac

  • Skies - In the Finder, use Go menu > Go to Folder and paste in: ~/Library/Application Support/SecondLife/user_settings/windlight/skies
  • Water - Again, use Go > Go to Folder and paste in: ~/Library/Application Support/SecondLife/user_settings/windlight/water

Linux

  • Skies - ~/.secondlife/user_settings/windlight/skies/
  • Water - ~/.secondlife/user_settings/windlight/water/

How to use

  1. Login to Second Life.
  2. Go to Me menu > Preferences.
  3. Click the Graphics tab.
  4. Set Quality and speed to High or Ultra.
    • If you click Advanced, you'll see that both High and Ultra have Atmospheric shaders checked, so you can fully see WindLight.
  5. Click OK
  6. Go to World menu > Sun > Environment Editor.
  7. Click the Advanced Sky button.
    • If you want to change water settings, click Advanced Water instead.
  8. Next to Sky Presets, click the dropdown and select a preset. The sky changes instantly.
    • If you're changing a water setting, next to Water Presets, click the dropdown and select a preset. The water changes instantly.

This video tutorial shows you the above steps:

ENJOY!

KBtip2.png Tip: You can save a sequence of skies for future logins. (That guide predates Viewer 2 but the principles are the same, because the Advanced Sky and Water editors are functionally the same.)

Categories

Here's what all the sorted categories for skies in Torley's WindLight Settings V3 mean:

  • BIG SUN - The sun has been exaggerated and would love to shine on your boating expedition. In a few cases like "[TOR] BIG SUN - Good for marriage", the .xml file was modified to go beyond what you can do with the Advanced Sky Editor sliders.
    [TOR] BIG SUN - Slips through walls 1 (slightly modded)
  • DUSK - Ah, that magic time when the night is young. I like a few of these for mellowing out on Here island, and you might, too.
    [TOR] DUSK - Blue hour
  • FOGGY - "AHHH! MY EYES!" Vision is obscured and sliders such as Haze Density and Density Multiplier are racheted up. In particular, try "[TOR] FOGGY - Silent heck" in an already-unsettling town. The name's not a coincidence.
    [TOR] FOGGY - Das fog
  • HORROR - More along the creepy lines, these were inspired by various slasher and suspense flicks. "[TOR] HORROR - Profondo rosso" is that terror from your darkroom which you never forget. If you make scary machinima with these, lemme know.
    [TOR] HORROR - Profondo rosso
  • MIDDAY - And sometimes you want to be normal. Or close to that. The sun is up high and you can see most things clearly. I use "[TOR] MIDDAY - Nostalgika" as my default Midday replacement. (This tutorial shows you how to do that.)
    [TOR] MIDDAY - Nostalgika
  • NIGHT - The moon is out. I did some creative stuff here including using the sun to simulate a faux moon in the cases of "[TOR] NIGHT - Under a yellow moon" and the "[TOR] NIGHT - That spells moon" miniseries . If you want a really dark night, try "[TOR] NIGHT - Nocturne".
    [TOR] NIGHT - Under a yellow moon
  • SCIFI - Surreal and wild settings for your next fantasy romp or voyage onto an alien planet. A diverse assortment across the rainbow, and the biggest category. Good gosh, I wish server-side WindLight would come around already so these could be fully used.
    [TOR] SCIFI - Blue sun warmed
  • SPECIAL - Extremely... extreme settings which mess with the sliders in experimental ways, from lowering Scene Gamma to induce posterization to the self-explanatory-ness of "[TOR] SPECIAL - Use with full bright".
    [TOR] SPECIAL - Threshold
  • SUNRISE - Dawn is here again, and some of these could be used as sunsets too — the technical difference is usually in the Sun/Moon Position slider. For an epic wake-me-up, try "[TOR] SUNRISE - Ultimate!" I don't claim it's the best but it sure is sweeeet.
    [TOR] SUNRISE - Across process
  • SUNSET - One of my fave times of day. Again, a variety, but some of my fave sunsets happen to be warm and loaded with emotional resonance. Sit in a beach chair and bliss out to "[TOR] SUNSET - Vacation". :)
    [TOR] SUNSET - Vacation