Just, y’know, more cutout practice, nothing special. The Noctis one, the hair had dark blue bleeding so it’s probably the worst hair-wise. Prompto’s hair is actually the easiest to deal with overall, just that top fringe area can be irritating.
Gladio’s pic, yes there’s a piece of him missing, I didn’t notice the greenscreen depth was too close, overlapping/cutting something off. Just pretend he had an accident and is looking out the window of his new house after forced retirement.
I did not create any of the backgrounds – since my artistic skill is about zero – random net finds from wallpaper sites. Photography editing (for me) = working with lighting, color, certain types of corrections, simple layering and selection editing sometimes and that’s it. While I can pen-doodle while talking on the phone, and use/manipulate standard image editor “filters” and such, I can’t paint, draw, 3d anything and my abilities with a digital “paintbrush” using a mouse consists of line drawings that look like they were drawn with crayons by a 4 year old during happy-art time. After all this practice in terms of finding what “greenscreen” background colors work best for the black-ish and brown/blondish hair, I now need to turn on the game again and take a lot more pictures to work with. Maybe I’ll get some actual ideas in the process. Or I might drift into some other busy work time-waster instead. Like a 150 episode anime. I’m distractable like that.
Btw, my working .psd files for only the cutouts themselves end up around 30-70+MB, because they’re usually about 3500-4000 pixels tall (screenshot size I use/take is 7680×4320). I’m not uploading a bunch of those. >.> Even the .png versions end up around 5+MB. If I ever get a set of good ones I’ll probably resize them a bit smaller and make them a zip file download.
Just some 4k portrait screenshots of the big lug.
These are large transparent .png files, of Gladio and Ignis cooking.
They do not – far as I know – work as desktop wallpaper as-is.
Noctis and Gladio portraits, just because.
I need to take more of Noctis, but since I’m usually controlling him, when I pause via Ansel he’s usually doing nothing, in the background. 😛
This first picture is to wallow in how nice it is to play FFXV at mostly max, in 4k. Texture distance, Turfworks, reflections, all that jazz. And it still stays at 60-70fps or higher. You can see the tiny fps number in the bottom right. It’s not hugely different from before, but especially while playing it’s just enough “better” to make it even more impressive.
Next one is just because I liked Gladio posing like this and it looks good. I did try the RTX DLSS type of anti-aliasing as well but I thought it sucked in this game – although it is better than FXAA in this case. I still vastly prefer the TAA for FFXV.
Outside of FFXV, I’ve also played 7 Days to Die in 4k. It runs mostly around 60fps maxed but too many zombies and that game still drops into the low 50’s, but it’s still very smooth. 7 Days is a voxel Unity game in Alpha so I didn’t expect it to do quite as well (at 4k). If I run 7 Days at 1440 it stays above 60fps all the time tho, so it’s good. It’s not the type of game one cares a lot about playing in 4k anyway.
Also, I … managed to squeeze in a 3rd monitor on my desk with the 27″ 1080 at an angle. I wonder if it’ll give that side of my face a sunburn, haha. So, the 4k TV on the left, 1440 in the middle, 1080 to the right. This means I don’t need a monitor switchbox (just KB/mouse switch) and I can see the desktops of both pc’s at once, which is nice. Sitting within this half-circle of tall monitors makes one feel like a chr. in the movies, bouncing from screen to screen. It’s a little more awkward in terms of repositioning the angle of keyboard for typing depending which monitor you’re staring at, but I suppose it works. I still hate Win10. But I love gaming on the new rig. Was it worth all that money? Probably not. But 4k/60+fps on a 43″ right in your face … it’s so niiiiice.
P.S. How does one create a damn double space (or more) under posted images that sticks in the actual published page, in WordPress? Neither < br > or < hr > or simply hitting Enter twice in Visual mode works, since the last WP update. It looks ok in the editor but I hit publish and the formatting disappears. The only way that works at the moment seems to be using < code > and hitting Enter a couple times within it. Driving me crazy.