Before beginning this I’d like to give you a fair warning. I am a complete noob when it comes secondlife viewers and their technical abilities. But, I have however picked up a few significant tips along the way. Much is due to occasionally browsing through the Kristen Viewer forum, asking questions and watching tutorials. Also, please note; NEVER DOWNLOAD THE KRISTEN VIEWER FROM ANYWHERE ELSE BUT KRISTEN’S WEBSITE.
In my last look of the day, here I decided to share a few pointers from my own Kristen Client. While using these features may or may not give you the look you want, it is important to remember that playing and fidgeting around with your settings is OK. If you mess up simply uninstall your Kristen viewer, clear cache and download a new one, then start over!.
In this mini tutorial I will address DOF ( also known as Depth of Field ). There are tones of tutorials out there about this so feel free to use google if you get stuck along the way or my explanation is not enough. Also, watch tutorial videos!; here are some. ( expand to see better ).
( see the rest on youtube )
I took a snapshot of my client’s interface for my last post then labeled it accordingly in photoshop.
(CLICK HERE TO SEE THE IMAGE LARGER )( size is 1368 x 666)
You should start off your settings at medium depending on how much you trust your computer. Much of the necessities has already been pointed out in this video by Vivian B. ( see videos above ). If any of those settings make you crash at first try excluding them and going on to the next requirement to see if you can get around the problem.
When you get to the misc tab. Three important features come into play;
1. Toggling DOF effect ( you must have this option on if you want it to work).
2. You camera focal length mm ( if this is at 0 and aspect ration is higher all you’ll see is blur and more blur, so feel free to drag it back and forth but almost never leave it at zero)
3. Camera Aspect ration ( I find this combined with #2 makes a huge difference in how jagged or blurry my edges would turn out. You have play with this one mostly. )
4. Finally focusing your “camera” by holding down alt then clicking on a particular area you want your camera to focus on. You’ll notice that other areas turn out blurry compared to the area you focus your camera on.
I hope all this helps you out. Feel free to ask questions, I’ll try doing more posts about random things in secondlife that many know or probably don’t know. Either way it will help me remember and help whoever is interested in knowing.