Written 24 January, 2011
The Judicious Use of Full Bright
The ability to set prims to full bright is a good thing, but the overuse of full bright most definitely isn't.
Judiciously used, full bright will attract the eye, drawing attention to landscape or building features.
Here, for instance, is a single strand of lights on Whimsy Kaboom.
Most of the mainland is blighted by overuse of full bright, as so:
Of course, the mainland doesn't need help to be ugly. Here's a typical scene:
But when you throw in full bright flat trees, it gets worse:
Here are some dos and don'ts for full bright.
1. When it makes sense, DO use full bright
2. DON'T use full bright when there's absolutely no reason to do so.
3. DO make things full bright to draw attention.
4. DON'T create visual confusion by overusing full bright.
5. DO use full bright to highlight water and lava.
6. DON'T use this as an excuse for fuglification.
7. DO use full bright to highlight things that would ordinarily be lit-- signs, lamps, streetlights.
8. DON'T highlight things that should remain in the background.
9. DO use full bright to make subtle highlights.
10. DON'T ruin a beautiful scene with full bright.
11. DO enhance dark spaces with a spot of full bright.
12: DON'T use full bright on every prim in your parcel.
13. DO use glow and full bright together for subtle effects.
14. DON'T be a glowtard.
15. DO use local lights in combination with full bright...
...or instead of full bright.
Properly used, full bright will make your land more appealing. Improperly used...
Let's just say friends don't let friend overuse full bright.