The Emerald Viewer just released an update!

I am still exploring the many new features (for the record I use Emerald and I love it!) but Ayumi showed me this video and I just had to share this cool new feature with you… Ladies, you can now make your boobies jiggle! See the video…

This is how you turn men it on:

  1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Emerald> Page 2> Effects
  2. Click the box which says “Enable enhanced physics on avatar breasts”

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Stretched and distorted pics end here!

It’s always been interesting to me that Second Life has carved its own little niche on Flickr, with so many groups the community has created to show them off. Today, I created two groups of my own:

I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!

Anyway, once we’ve got these great images, we of course want to upload them into SL and put them in our profiles, our group, SL search etc.. How many times though, have you uploaded your image that you spent so much time getting just so, only to have it appear stretched and distorted?

Here are the correct aspect ratios for uploading your images to various places within SL:

  • Aspect ratios of profile, place, etc. pictures — all of these were measured at UI size = 1.000
  • Search > All for “Classifieds”, “People”, and “Places” - 4:3 (256x192 pixels)
  • Search > Places and Classified tabs - ~7:5 (398x282 pixels)
  • Search > Land tab - ~7:5 (358x252 pixels)
  • Profile > 2nd Life tab - ~4:3 (178x133 pixels)
  • Profile > Picks tab - ~16:9 (288x162 pixels)
  • Profile > 1st Life tab - 1:1 (133x133 pixels)
  • Profile > Classifieds tab - ~3:2 (206x137 pixels)
  • Profile > Web tab - 1:1 (400x400 pixels)
  • A scrollbar uses 15 pixels on the right-hand side.
  • About Land > Options tab - ~3:2 (178x117 pixels)
  • Group Information > General tab’s “Group Insignia” - 1:1 (126x126 pixels)
  • Some of these textures are shared (for example, Search > All place pages, Search > Places, and About Land > Options use the same image), so you should pick a well-balanced ratio and size.

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    Once upon a time, facelights were our friends. It was that beauty secret we couldn’t go a day without. Like so many RL face creams promise, it really did entirely change our look: removing shadows and better showing the details of the skins we pay so much for.
Fast forward to now. Windlight settings have made facelights obsolete. Messing with your sky settings makes not only you but everyone look better, and brightens the world around you too.
For the sake of those who might still be in the dark, literally and figuratively, you might want to wear a soft, subtle facelight… but the harsh, overwhelming ones that blind the rest of us are not only tacky but honestly kind of rude.
Don’t get hated on: here are some settings to get you started, tweak them as you see fit. Please… I’m begging you.
Go to World > Environment Settings > Environment Editor, then Advanced Sky, then New. Call it something you’ll remember, like Facelight Setting. Duh.
Atmosphere:
Blue Horizon: R: 0.12, G: 0.12, B: 0.16, I: 0.16
Haze Horizon: 0.09
Blue Density: R: 0.32, G: 0.59, B: 1.00, I: 1:00
Haze Density: 0.65
Density Multiplier: 0.18
Distance Multiplier: 2.0
Max Altitude: 188
Lighting
Sun/Moon Color: R, G, B and I at 0.086
Sun/Moon Position: 0.000
Ambient: R: 0.70, G: 0.67, B: 0.66, I: 0.70
East Angle: 0.16
Sun Glow: Focus: 0.10 Size 1.75
Scene Gamma: 1.00-1.15
Star Brightness: 0.00
Clouds
Cloud Coverage: 0.13
.
Really these are a jumping off point. Mess with the settings, it’s fun and you can get some great effects if you get creative.
Most importantly, you’ll only subject yourself to them.
If you have alternative settings you are in love with, post them in the comments. Don’t be stingy.

    Once upon a time, facelights were our friends. It was that beauty secret we couldn’t go a day without. Like so many RL face creams promise, it really did entirely change our look: removing shadows and better showing the details of the skins we pay so much for.

    Fast forward to now. Windlight settings have made facelights obsolete. Messing with your sky settings makes not only you but everyone look better, and brightens the world around you too.

    For the sake of those who might still be in the dark, literally and figuratively, you might want to wear a soft, subtle facelight… but the harsh, overwhelming ones that blind the rest of us are not only tacky but honestly kind of rude.

    Don’t get hated on: here are some settings to get you started, tweak them as you see fit. Please… I’m begging you.

    Go to World > Environment Settings > Environment Editor, then Advanced Sky, then New. Call it something you’ll remember, like Facelight Setting. Duh.

    • Atmosphere:
    • Blue Horizon: R: 0.12, G: 0.12, B: 0.16, I: 0.16
    • Haze Horizon: 0.09
    • Blue Density: R: 0.32, G: 0.59, B: 1.00, I: 1:00
    • Haze Density: 0.65
    • Density Multiplier: 0.18
    • Distance Multiplier: 2.0
    • Max Altitude: 188
    • Lighting
    • Sun/Moon Color: R, G, B and I at 0.086
    • Sun/Moon Position: 0.000
    • Ambient: R: 0.70, G: 0.67, B: 0.66, I: 0.70
    • East Angle: 0.16
    • Sun Glow: Focus: 0.10 Size 1.75
    • Scene Gamma: 1.00-1.15
    • Star Brightness: 0.00
    • Clouds
    • Cloud Coverage: 0.13

    .

    Really these are a jumping off point. Mess with the settings, it’s fun and you can get some great effects if you get creative.

    Most importantly, you’ll only subject yourself to them.

    If you have alternative settings you are in love with, post them in the comments. Don’t be stingy.

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