Tag: noctis

Fist bump, denied + Did Ignis just parry?

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.

Prompto, Noctis, 4k

…mostly Prompto. The “older Noctis” is Avatara, with the thicker beard.

I have a bunch of cut-outs that I keep working on a bit here and there, but the hair, the hair is so difficult, one could spend hours each one going pixel by pixel to clean up/cut out the color bleed to even somewhat tolerable levels. I wonder if there’s an easier way, outside of erasing 1/3 of the character’s hair, or trying to clone over it (a little cloning works ok, too much starts to look funky). Probably not. It’s either hours spent or use the cut-outs only on backgrounds where it wouldn’t be noticeable.

I’ll keep trying/fiddling with them (because I like pain) but dunno how many I may post or if I’ll post. I doubt there’s a huge “market” or interest in such. It’d just be nice sometimes to be able to put a fave pose of a character onto whatever wallpaper background or scenic shot I might take, vs. always trying to capture a moment in-game (where something in the scene is in the way 3/4 of the time…). Basically, I want to do what Prompto does with some of his photos. 😛

FF-XIV collaboration, misc

I still find this sort of pictorial type of series amusing. Don’t ask me why, I have no idea.
final fantasy ffxv collaboration dlc

final fantasy ffxv collaboration dlc

Ignis refused to wear his new outfit/costume.   (…a mod I use interferes with it – and only this outfit – for some reason)
final fantasy ffxv collaboration dlc

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. 😛

Revisiting: Ansel “Sticker” feature

Hmm, this might have some kind of pic potential now. If only I wasn’t 99.9% super-lazy.
ffxv screenshot

I’ve learned the “stickers” feature of Ansel, that they added a while back, can be altered with personalized stickers of your choice.  You just have to make a transparent image of the same dimensions and stick it in the Program Files/Nvidia folder that contains them.  Sadly you can’t add more to what’s there, you have to overwrite/rename one of the 8 default ones, making switching between a lot of them potentially annoying. But at least if you really want to change them for a specific reason, you can.  The default ones were mostly generically dull and (to me) ignored, so that’s a good thing.

ffxv screenshot prompto
ffxv screenshot gladio

They’ve also added a “greenscreen” feature, so you can insert your own background and make it fill the whole background or just part of it. Like in the above pics and below, the starry sky and chibi chrs. aspect is greenscreen.  As with the Stickers, you can add your own personal backgrounds, but can only overwrite the two that already exist.  Two seems a bit of a small number.  Eight backgrounds stored at once, like the Stickers, would’ve been nice.

Neither features is all that useful most of the time really, and I still find it all rather unnecessary.  You could also simply create similar images by manually editing a screenshot/creating them in an image editor instead of dealing with it this way.  But I suppose if one had a creative idea (unlike me and my lowbrow humor…), or just like this type of thing, it all gives one more options.  And I was really bored this afternoon. 😛