Over the last few days, I have been looking at different pose animations and camera techniques in Second Life to take that next amazing shot. While I am hoping this work will come to fruition soon, I had a few friends assist me in making some group snaps. Two of these friends were Mini and Sif – who were last pictured in my Jan 2020 photo ‘Choose Your Magical Boy‘.
While having two completely different body types in a photo was not ideal, it was interesting to play around with different pose-balls to see what could be made out of otherwise pre-determined poses. Expect more from this in the coming days. Instead – today’s photo is just a close-up of Sif – in a kemono / M4 combo avatar – showcasing his adorable fox boy look while being hugged by some well-tattooed arms! This photo was captured in 12K (Kudos of the Black Dragon client for making it easy to do this), before being downscaled for posting online.
This photo was taken in Second Life. Second Life does have a reputation for more adult content (there is no shortage of that if you explicitly look for it). However, those interested in using it to build custom avatars and take great photographs will find a lot on offer from the user-created worlds, purchasable content for your avatars, a high level of customisation and clients dedicated to taking fantastic photos. Just beware that with high-quality content comes a potentially high real-world cost for digital assets.
Take That (In-Game) Snap Daily Photo is an off-shoot of the Take That (In-Game) Snap article series, in which the first article focusing on Final Fantasy XIV was recently published. This looks at, celebrates and critiques how video game developers have implemented professional photography-like systems into their games. It will cover how the systems handle, just how accessible they are and, where applicable, how a modding community might be making these tools even better. With this Daily Photo spin-off series, I will be sharing individual photos from the games either covered or soon-to-be-covered in the series.