Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pictures of Sara

This morning Sara Halberd and I both happened to be inworld and Chakryn Forest seemed like a good place to take pictures, so... we did.

And we found that in one way, Chakryn Forest isn't a good place to take pictures. It is beautiful and picturesque... but part of the way it gets to be beautiful and picturesque is by having lots of alpha textures around for sunbeams and the like--so when you're panning and zooming, and juuuuuuust a little bit to the left will make the composition just what you want, you end up clicking on one of those alpha textures instead of the subject and your POV goes flying off into the distance and behind you! Now I can see one reason Maggie sticks with green screen...

But I shouldn't kvetch. Chakryn Forest is worth the hassle. Here are some of the photos I took.


Elaine said...

Oh! So that's alpha textures that send me flying. Been wondering about that. What is an alpha texture?

Melissa Yeuxdoux said...

Alpha textures are textures that are partially or completely transparent. If you could see them, you could avoid clicking on them, but since you can't, it's easy to click on the transparent part when you think you're clicking on something else.