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Cindy, solid color backgrounds

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final fantasy xv ffxv cindy screenshot 4k

final fantasy xv ffxv cindy screenshot 4k

Playing around with the Ansel greenscreen option again. Using a solid color background (doesn’t have to be green) means you can “magic-wand” and cut out objects (middle-left pic below, line around Cindy).

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Unfortunately hair is often a problem because of all the thin separated strands/spaces (the pics on the right side, above) and thus pixel/color bleeding around hair edges. It can be a lot of extra work to remove or blend out all the excess color around their hair, if I wanted clean-ish cut-outs. Or if you want to Fill the background with a different color instead (because the colors Ansel lets you choose from are pretty basic and kind of suck). Not even sure what I’d do with a large set of FFXV object cut-outs but I was bored and pointless busy work like this passes the time.

Ignis, black and white

I was missing his glasses.

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I’ve been in such a funky mood the past couple weeks. Feeling old maybe. Knees hurt, hands hurt, back hurts. Fall asleep at the drop of a hat but can’t stay asleep for more than a few hours so it’s sleep, wake, sleep, wake (vs. 8 hrs rested). The pollen has been terrible too (spring after all) so a lot of sneezing and a stuffed up nose.

Ardyn DLC that cutscene

That cutscene moment where everyone took a screenshot, right? Well I tried to take something from other angles and micro-moments but … it mostly came out as weird squiggles…

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final fantasy ffxv ardyn dlc

…or they were like this, Regis or Ardyn surrounded by swords. Basically I didn’t luck out to get anything really “cool.” Heh.
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Ardyn as Christ figure

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So if Ardyn is the Christ-like figure, what is Noctis? With all the lore dumping and hey, btw, the gods are arses, but wait, are they really or does it just seem that way, maybe the gods are as much at the whim of Fate and Destiny as anyone else – is anyone really a good guy or a bad guy in this tale? Well, I’m not even going to pretend to understand or waste my limited braincells trying to analyze what can’t truly be analyzed, because in games (and movies, and long running tv series), story can be story at any time for “reasons.” But hey! Look at that detail work in Ardyn’s torso! The belly button is almost photogenic!

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Is it the same as Gladio’s bellybutton/torso, only minus tattoos? I always leave Gladio’s shirt on, I have no idea.

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Not Ardyn’s naked torso, but I like it anyway. There’s a lot of “painting” aspect to some of the cutscenes.
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Ardyn, the DLC of Hats

Note: This DLC is another case where I end up thinking many pics only look good on a bigger screen so when I’m running through them later I’m not sure they’re good for a blog. I’ll post a different themed entry later tho. For myself, I found the DLC overall fun, somewhere between Ignis’ DLC and Prompto’s. Like if Ignis’ was an A and Prompto’s was a B-, Ardyn’s would be a B+. Just in my opinion, of course. The one area Ardyn’s dlc is lacking is combat. It’s like Ardyn is Superman and there is no Kryptonite. But they did go all-in for story and lore. And the hats.

He really likes his hats. So do I, for that matter. I didn’t count, but I think there’s like 15 or 16 total hats? Or maybe it was only 12-ish. It was a lot, anyway.
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Ardyn doesn’t need a bed to rest in – a bench and some coffee will do.
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Ardyn mid-aerial attack. That hat stays on, of course.
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I still like his usual hat the best, although that top-hat comes close.
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Garuda – FFXV + FFXIV collaboration (boss)

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I don’t play FFXIV, but the Garuda makes a decorative boss. You also get a different version as a FFXV Summon, although I’m unsure if you can only call her in the arena spot where you can farm for the trade currency item. Wouldn’t surprise me if that was the case. (Edit – I was wrong, seems you can randomly get her in open world too)

I took a lot of screenshots for this quest mission and I may upload some more later but I’m battling a monitor/game glitch issue today and ran out of energy for now. 😛