Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Blurred backgrounds in images

There's been a little thread of discussion on the Second Life machinima mailing list about whether it is possible to take images with soft or out of focus backgrounds in Second Life. info@rufilm.de suggested a simple approach, which I've simplified further as follows:
  • Take a snapshot of the background you want.
  • Blur it using your favorite graphics package.
  • Upload it to Second Life and place it on a large prim.
  • Stand your avatar in-front of the prim and take your snapshot.


Here's a couple of examples, using a background image taken on Nagaya, a nice little Japanese community.

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