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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.