‘Oh Hush!’ was actually my first reaction after seeing this lousy attempt at an apology from a nbc4.tv reporter. I quote: ‘It is very similar to the avatar that I created for Second Life, but I couldn’t use that one because it didn’t have a white background. I was able to find that one on another website and to use that background and dissolve it in our story.‘ More about all this in this Flickr thread.
Creating a white background for you avie isn’t that hard. You can invest: a Photosphere or N30 with a plain white background and full bright on will do just fine. You can (ask someone) to mask the avie out in PS. You can even paint the background with white in paint. But the easiest way? Watch this:
(And actually ’stealing’ had to be in red type too, my mistake! ;))
See, NBC4.tv, we can do video too! (And stop referring to ‘Second Life’ as ‘a website’. It’s a game, a 3DWorld, a metaverse, seed of all evil, … whatever you like to call it, but not a frigging ‘website’. Aaargh!!!!)