# Intro

I'm a hobbyist scripter.

# Projects

## LSL

My Marketplace Store.

# Code Snippets

## sRGB EOTF

Note that when converting a colour from regular LSL space (sRGB) to linear space for use in a light, it's likely quicker and cleaner to use the internal function llsRGB2Linear. This is mostly a function that can be used for fun to manipulate the gamma space of colours.

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Function: vector srgb_eotf( vector color, float gamma );

Converts a gamma-encoded color value to linear space. Useful when dealing with lights (as these expect a non-gamma-encoded color).
Returns a vector

 • vector color • float gamma

## Specification

```vector srgb_eotf(vector color, float gamma) //To convert from regular LSL colour to light colour, gamma value should be 2.4
{ //Conversion from gamma-encoded sRGB space to linear space. Credit: Jenna Huntsman, Christopher J. Howard
vector low = color / 12.92;
vector high = <llPow((color.x + 0.055)/1.055,gamma), llPow((color.y + 0.055)/1.055, gamma), llPow((color.z + 0.055)/1.055, gamma)>;
return mix(low, high, step(<0.04045,0.04045,0.04045>, color));
}

float max(float x, float y)
{ //Return the higher of 2 given values.
if( y > x ) return y;
return x;
}

vector mix(vector x, vector y, vector t)
{
vector ret;
ret.x = x.x*(1-t.x) + y.x*t.x;
ret.y = x.y*(1-t.y) + y.y*t.y;
ret.z = x.z*(1-t.z) + y.z*t.z;
return ret;
}

vector step(vector edge, vector x)
{
vector ret = <1,1,1>;
if(x.x < edge.x) ret.x = 0;
if(x.y < edge.y) ret.x = 0;
if(x.z < edge.z) ret.x = 0;
return ret;
}
```

## Examples

```vector LampCol = <1,0.74510,0.47451>; //3200 kelvin
//Set light source colour and prim colour to same colour; despite taking different input values.
```

# Random Notes

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## Lens Settings

The table below contains settings for simulating various real-life lenses within Second Life. These settings will change the camera's Field of View (FoV), as well as Depth of field (DoF) settings. You may want to play around with some of these settings (for example, the Aperture value) to manipulate the depth-of-field effect.

 Tip: The default Second Life camera is roughly equivalent to a full frame digital (36x24mm sensor) camera using 31mm lens.

For reference, the following table describes the debug settings changed, their units, and what the setting does. Default values are not provided as these settings may vary between viewers.

Debug Setting Glossary
Debug Setting Units Description
CameraAngle Radians Camera Field-of-View angle, horizontal. Equivalent to Angle of View - width degrees to equate a real lens. This changes the visible FoV.
CameraDoFResScale Linear Amount to scale down resolution of DoF effect. Manipulating this value may change performance.
CameraFieldOfView Degrees Field-of-View angle used for the DoF effect. Note that this value is the height FoV, NOT width.
CameraFNumber F Stop F Stop (or Aperture) value to be simulated by DoF effect. This is the value you should change to adjust the intensity of the DoF effect.
CameraFocalLength mm Focal length of the lens to be simulated by the DoF effect.
CameraMaxCoF mm*1000 Lens Circle of Confusion value to be simulated by the DoF effect.
CameraFocusTransitionTime Seconds Time the camera will take to transition between 2 focal planes.
 Editor note: The below settings assume that the screen is in the 16:9 aspect ratio - These values vary depending on aspect ratio, so if you have a screen of a different ratio, you may need to recalculate these values.
 Note: To manipulate the intensity of the Depth-of-Field effect, change the aperture (F number) value. Common values are: 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24
8 mm (Fisheye)
Debug Setting Value
CameraAngle 2.306
CameraFieldOfView 103.4
CameraFocalLength 8
CameraMaxCoF 29.0
16 mm
Debug Setting Value
CameraAngle 1.688
CameraFieldOfView 64.65
CameraFocalLength 16
CameraMaxCoF 29.0
24 mm
Debug Setting Value
CameraAngle 1.287
CameraFieldOfView 45.75
CameraFocalLength 24
CameraMaxCoF 29.0
31 mm (SL Default)
Debug Setting Value
CameraAngle 1.047
CameraFieldOfView 35.98
CameraFocalLength 31
CameraMaxCoF 29.0
50 mm
Debug Setting Value
CameraAngle 0.691
CameraFieldOfView 22.9
CameraFocalLength 50
CameraMaxCoF 29.0
75 mm
Debug Setting Value
CameraAngle 0.471
CameraFieldOfView 15.38
CameraFocalLength 75
CameraMaxCoF 29.0
100 mm
Debug Setting Value
CameraAngle 0.350
CameraFieldOfView 11.56
CameraFocalLength 100
CameraMaxCoF 29.0
 Did you know that you can leave DoF enabled for daily use? Try the settings given above for 31 mm, with an F-Stop (F number) value of 16.0.

### How to calculate lens settings

If you don't have a 16:9 aspect ratio monitor, you will want to recalculate the lens settings.

To recalculate the lens settings:

1. Visit this website: [1]
2. Enter the desired focal length of the lens.
• The desired focal length is also one of the settings we need. (Debug setting: CameraFocalLength)
3. Scroll down, and select Option 1.
• Advanced users: You may also want to change the sensor size if you are trying to match footage shot with a specific camera (e.g. a phone camera). See the following website to get some additional values: Sensor chart
4. Under Option 1, select the desired Aspect Ratio crop.
5. Click Recalculate.
6. Visit this website in a new tab or window: [2]
7. Enter the value from the first website called "Angle of View - Diagonal Degrees" in the "deg" field of the second website.
• The value given in the "rad" field is the new value for your FoV (Debug setting: CameraAngle).
8. Back on the first website, find the value for "Angle of View - Height Degrees".
• The value in this field is the new value for the DoF FoV (Debug setting: CameraFieldOfView)

## Lighting

Lighting in Second Life is just as important as your framing for your scene - it governs everything that you see; as it does in real life.

### General tips

• When lighting a dark or night scene, instead of using dim 'white' lights, you should instead use lights with a blue cast (Approx. XXXX kelvin). This is simulating a phenomenon in the human eye, wherein perceived color gains a blue shift before losing color vision altogether. This is known as the Purkinje effect.

### Environment preset

In Second Life, lighting starts with the choice of your Environment preset, introduced as part of EEP. By default, the viewer uses whichever preset the landowner has decided to use on their parcel.

 Tip: While many people play with 'flat' environment presets (e.g. CalWL), these often make for poor photography lighting. Avoid using these where possible, instead, try making use of specific photography presets for your shoots.

 Warning: When selecting presets, endeavour to use EEP-specific (i.e. not converted from the prior WindLight system) presets, as older presets would have undergone a conversion into the new EEP Settings asset, which is not a perfect conversion.

### In-world lighting

Another thing to consider is placing lights in-world. Any object in-world can be made into a light (via the Build floater > Features > Light) - Second life has 4 types of light: TODO: Move to another section, should probably be moved to main Lighting section

• Ambient light - this is the light which is applied across the entire scene, and does not cast shadows.
• Sun / Moon light - this is the light that is emitted from the sun or moon, when present. This does cast shadows.
• Point lights - this is the default type of light that Second Life uses. It acts similarly to a lightbulb, wherein light is cast out in all directions.
• Projector lights - these lights will emit light in a specific beam pattern, for example, a car headlamp or a flashlight.

In a studio setting, it's recommended to use projector lamps wherever possible to keep tight control of the lighting in your scene. It also matches real-life photography lamps, most of which are actually different forms of projector lamps.

The below example makes use of basic 3 point lighting on a plain background.

• Lit with point lights only
• Lit with projector lights only
• Photo Settings

General

• Viewer: Alchemy Project AgileAkita (6.5.5.1529)
• Pose: loel - spring serenade 05
• Environment Preset: Studio Saberhagen - Studio Dark (P)
• Lens: 75mm