In the picture [above], I’ve set my ‘in focus’ zone to be an area about halfway between where my camera is and where Huck is standing. I’m going to get him to walk towards the camera, starting off blurred and then moving into focus and then out of it again. This technique will add depth to the scene and make it feel more real.
"Avatars Against Trump", as the title suggests, is a new Flickr group open to users of Minecraft, Blocksworld, The Sims, Second Life, High Fidelity, IMVU, Tilt Brush, and any other game/online world/VR platform who want to express their opposition to Trump and his policies in screenshots and machinima. Managed by SL bloggers Cajsa Lilliehook and Strawberry Singh and launched this week, it already has a dozen images -- go here to see them all, and if you're interested in contributing your own image or video, go here for guidelines.
Among the first submissions is this one above from Ms. Singh, a Muslim-American in real life who's experienced first-hand the rising hate provoked by Trump and his anti-American supporters, and accompanies her image with a short but passionate poem:
Nalates has an in-depth tutorial for creating customized hand and toenails for Second Life avatars -- so in-depth, she gets into the 13 year+ history of SL avatars, a timeline of retrofits and workarounds, as the user community created solutions (and additional complexity) to Linden Lab's avatar forms. For instance:
For Private Estates however, the change would not come right away but "within a couple months, could be sooner, hopefully not later." Patch [Linden] also mentioned that eventually full Private sims would have the option for even greater capacity, but for a price. They could have their prim allowance boosted to 30,000, but only if a $30 fee was paid up front and a monthly $30 fee charged in addition to the usual monthly tier.