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Nipples

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Stunning portrait art. The "eyes" have it.
« on: April 05, 2013, 04:20:29 AM »

I absolutely LOVE the portraits we saw in your latest update. Brilliant artist you have. If this is who is going to be doing all the close-up art, I am very happy. This artist has an impressive knack for doing eyes; they have a real, warm human quality. The subtle expressions in these portraits are just great.

I would love to see as many close-up scenes as possible, hopefully not just in cut-scenes but in interactive sequences as well.
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Re: Stunning portrait art. The "eyes" have it.
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 04:05:50 PM »

I love the work of Karen Petrasko, too. Can't wait to see those portraits in motion!
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Re: Stunning portrait art. The "eyes" have it.
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 08:19:40 AM »

Are you going to have the characters (in portrait or close-up view) make certain facial expressions (like irritated, amused, happy) to correspond to what they are saying? I liked how that was done in the LSL games, for example. Can't remember if your previous games also had this feature.
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Re: Stunning portrait art. The "eyes" have it.
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 04:35:12 PM »

We hadn't planned on doing so, since it all adds the development costs. We only really budgeted for the standard dialogue portraits and 8 phoneme mouth frames per portrait.

If certain scenes call for it, and the budget allows, we *may* do something like this if certain scenes would benefit from it. Though it wouldn't be for all characters.
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Re: Stunning portrait art. The "eyes" have it.
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 03:14:47 AM »

Ok, that's understandable. It would be cool if even just D'arc (and no one else, if it's not feasible) had the different expressions, since he'll have a ton of dialogue throughout the game and we'll be seeing his portrait a lot in all the conversations. Maybe he could smile between or during certain lines. Maybe wink sometimes. Furrow his brow, etc. It could give him more personality.
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