PBR Creations

ABOVE: the ¡En YO! Mainstore (in the historic J.L. Hudson Department Store Building)
center aisle lined with PBR clothing, shoes, and a mer tail!

This page is about my experiments and creations with the new PBR Materials! PBR is Physically-Based Rendering — that probably means as much to you as it does to me, but it’s a new (to SL) way of applying textures to objects that makes them far more realistic, especially when it comes to how they reflect light and cast shadows. We will soon have bright, clear, working mirrors in SL!

Even once all current viewers are PBR capable, that doesn’t mean every SL Resident will have updated theirs when they should! And sometimes legacy texture clothes (the technical term is Blinn-Phong but don’t blame me for that!) look better than PBR; for example, Midnight lighting can make your clothes turn almost black! So anything I make will also look good in non-PBR viewers for as long as it makes sense to do that.

Here are the items in my shops and MP now! Click each one to see it here at EnyoShop.com:

(I’ll bet you’ve figured out by now: if something ends in -X it is for LaraX; in -P it is in PBR Materials, and -XP it’s both!)


This photo shows a couple of important things. First is obvious: PBR changes drastically when the light changes! It is affected mostly by the SKY, even if you’re in a building with a roof.

The other thing is–I got back the 3D details (like the stitching around the bust)! But the special coloring I did on the original Montana dress is gone. See the difference below:

Here’s the dress–normal viewer at left; PBR viewer on the right.

In this image I try to tie it all together! Here are the 6 colors of my new Annye-P suit, seen in the four standard SL times of day. I’m on the roof of my houseboat, open to the sky, with no other lights around. (You can see a higher-resolution PNG version on my Flickr.

On February 28, 2024, I placed my first PBR dress in the shops and Marketplace! Jalisco-XP is only for Maitreya LaraX and available in 8 colors for L$99.

See Jalisco-XP on Marketplace
Watch the 8-color video demo on YouTube

I hope you’ll come along with me on this adventure! This page is not about creating the original materials, but it IS about how SL texturing creators can use them and (Very Important) about how YOU will wear and use things made from them! This is about what to expect, and (sometimes) how to adjust your environment to make your outfit look the way you want. (See my Reflection Probes video!)

The best place to go and see everything is my Flickr PBR Album! I have some videos on my YouTube Channel too, but Flickr has the photo montages and more explanation, (and because I pay for PRO, they don’t make you watch an ad first!).