Sunday, 3 August 2014

How To DJ In Second Life With Mixxx

In this tutorial you will be shown how to use the free Mixxx software to DJ in Second Life.  Everything from configuring Mixxx to testing your stream is covered. This is an ideal alternative to Sam, especially on a Linux machine.

Shadows and Highlights

This tutorial by Katey Coppola is another example of how to create shadows and highlights for Second Life photographers. The software Katey uses is Photoshop, but if you are familiar with tools in Gimp, then you should easily be able to adapt this.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Highlights and shadows

This tutorial by

Friday, 28 March 2014

Internet Broadcasting Software For Second LIfe DJs

Although this isn't strictly a tutorial it does offer a good insight into the different DJ broadcasting software options thats available to not only those thinking of becoming a Second Life DJ, but also to established DJs. Both paid for software and free options are discussed.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Processing a Headshot

In her video tutorial Strawberry Singh shows us some of the techniques she uses to process her Second Life images. In this video Strawberry also shows how she added the background to the image. Her software of choice is Photoshop.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A Beginners Windlight Tutorial

This tutorial by Gidge Uriza is for Second Life residents who have little or no knowledge of  how windlight works, and will guide them through all the different elements so they can create their own windlight settings. Needless to say there is something new here for everyone to learn.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Importing your AO into Firestorm Viewer Interface

This is a nice video tutorial from Zoha Islands that explains how to import your animation overrider into the Firestorm viewer. A good way to cut down on script usage, and very convenient.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Hosting In Second Life

Hosting may seem quite a straightforward job choice for Second Life residents, but not being sure what it involves can be off putting to those looking for work. For that reason here is a run through of what hosts need to know.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Sounding Off

In this tutorial Lindal Kidd gives a thorough explanation of the use of sound in Second Life, covering everything from sound preferences to adding sound scripts to a prim. Lindal explains all this in a clear and enjoyable way.

Blender Basics – Introduction for Beginners

Blender Basics is a series of video tutorials for people new to Blender. It covers everything from installing Blender, 3D modelling as well as shading and lighting. A very useful set of tutorials for beginners.

A Matter of Perspective

This is quite an in depth look at the use of  the camera in Second Life, as well as it positioning. If you think you know all about camming inworlds, then take a look at this - it might change your mind.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

PS5 Tutorial: Cropping Hair & Blur

This is quite a detailed tutorial by serethgypsy on the methods he uses to crop out a snapshot from a solid background, feather the edges and color of the hair. The software used is Photoshop but as with most tutorials the techniques should work just as well with Gimp.

Make Up Tutorial

This is a walk-through tutorial by Claudia Dryke showing how to create avatar make up in Photoshop. There is no sound for this video, but its still useful for budding skin creators.

Mesh: Understanding Land Impact

This is the first mesh tutorial by Robyn Huffaker and deals with what is a concern for many mesh creators - land impact. As with all of Robyn's tutorials, the subject is explained clearly and comprehensively, so well worth taking a look.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Streaming music with SAM Broadcaster

This is a clear and easy to follow tutorial by Jamie Otis on how to set up SAM to stream music into Second Life. Sam is a popular choice of software for DJs in Second Life so if you are considering this as a career move, take a look at this page.

Monday, 3 March 2014

How to Make Eyebrow Texture for your Second Life Avatar

This tutorial by Quark Yifu demonstrates how to make eyebrow textures for your avatar using Photoshop. If you are considering making skins, or just want to add extra flare to your avatar then following this tutorial is a must.