(No, I’m not “back” – still largely remaining offline lately – just saw these mods on Steam Workshop and fired up the game for the 1st time in a couple months to take a few pics of them. Ha. I might post more in late Fall/Winter again. Maybe.)
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.
After a successful link, Ignis goes for that fist bump … and Noctis ignores him (can’t fist bump while in defend mode I guess). TeeHee.
So I didn’t think the bro’s parried on their own. It could just be a coincidence but the timing is odd – when Noctis gets the Parry bit, Ignis turns at the exact same time like he’s parrying as well. No resulting linkstrike after the parry, so I don’t know what’s going on there. But it looks cool, like teamwork. Video has full speed first then in slo-mo.
Btw, I was wrong, if you upscale a 1080 video to 1440, YT does use the vp9 codec version. Just takes a while sometimes for the 1440 option to show up after uploading. Upscaling isn’t ideal but still better than the non-vp9 codec. Also, I know the YT embed looks odd on a phone (on standard “tall” viewing). I’m not sure why. Probably a theme thing. It looks normal in the width view. I tried some video plugins but haven’t liked any yet. Finally – why are the two video thumbnails so different in visual quality? YT is so inconsistent sometimes.
Someone made a blue suit for Ignis. It’s a little shiny in bright light, but I still like it.
I made my own grey and beige greenscreen colors for screenshots that work much better. Doesn’t color-bleed into the hair, like Nvidia’s uber bright blue, green, purple etc. does, making it easier. Still, took me 3 hours to get his hair clipped. Problem is, I’m super picky. Or just obstinate, or both. 😛 So three examples of this cut-out on random stuff. Still not perfect on black background but it’s tolerable/you can work with it.
The last pic is … well don’t ask. When their heads are smaller you don’t have to be as precise about the hair.
These are large transparent .png files, of Gladio and Ignis cooking.
They do not – far as I know – work as desktop wallpaper as-is.