I suspect WindLight behaves / looks seriously different depending on the graphics card / video card you use. Even when the WindLight settings are 100% the same.
How to proof this?
Comparison shots of the same locating taken with - fixed - noon, evening, midnight and dawn settings with different graphic cards.
- An object that makes sure that if an avatar stands on it, the object takes over camera controls so everybody shoots exactly the same scene. (I think I once saw Arahan Claveau use this?)
- XML settings for noon, evening, midnight and dawn.
- Residents willing to take those 4 shots and list their type of graphics card. You can upload them on Flickr or e-mail them to me. Let’s say we’ll shoot at 1600×1200px? And, guys and gals, no Photoshopping allowed! ;)
Who will help?
Chinese volunteer for helping Vint with the XML WindLight files: Kailie Quinn (Katarina Malthus) (Vint can host them if needed?)
Resident with coding capacities needed! (I found it a bit rude to appoint a Chinese Volunteer for this. :p) Probably found.
Guinea Pig Residents that will take the photographs
- Vint Falken - Radeon X600/X550 Series & GeForce 8600 GTS & whatever sits in the laptop. (Voluntary Volunteer)
- CodeBastard Redgrave (Chinese Volunteer)
- Bella March (Chinese Volunteer)
- Torley Linden (Chinese Volunteer)
- Shoshana Epsilon - GeForce 7950 GT nvidea (Chinese Volunteer)
- Veyron Supercharge - GeForce 7900GS (Chinese Volunteer)
- Alexander Lapointe - ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT and NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 w/ 825MB (Voluntary Volunteer)
- Otenth Padernborn - ATI Radeon X1600 (Voluntary Volunteer)
- Sered Woollahra - Ati Radeon x300 (Volunatry Volunteer)
- Kesseret - ATI Radeon x1650. 512mb RAM version (Voluntary Volunteer)
- Loki Popinjay ft. Mylena Aquitaine - Nvidia GeForce 6700XL with 128 Mb and/or NVIDIA GeForce NX8800GTX with 768 Mb (Voluntanry Volunteer)
- Faerie Hax - 7600GTX 256mb (Voluntary Volunteer)
- Dandellion Kimban - Radeon 9250 (Voluntary Volunteer)
- Marina McTeague - Radeon 9700 Pro. 8D (Voluntary Volunteer)
- FireFox Bancroft - Radeon HD 2900XT (Voluntary Volunteer)
- Nadine Nozaki - Various stuff (Voluntary Volunteer)
- Looker Lumet - NVIDIA GeForce 6610 XL with 128 MB (Voluntary Volunteer)
- Suzanne Graves - Quadro FX 2500M (512mb) (VV)
- RedDawn Bade - nVidia 8800 GTS (640mb) and nVidia 8600 mobile (240mb) (VV)
- Storm Thunders - Radeon x1950 (VV)
- Alexis Stapovic - if WindLight runs on the POS(?) (VV)
- Guardian Market - EVGA e-GeForce 8600 GTS (PCI-e, 256MB) (VV)
- Claudia Mantis - Asus EN8800GTX/768mb (VV)
- … ??!!!*
*Please, do apply! And mention your type of video card? So we don’t do ‘double’ work? And leave a valid email address behind in the comments, so I can notify when we have all things needed.
Gathering the SL WindLight photographs and arranging them so they can be compared
Does this sound like a plan?