Wait, this is a screen-cap? Impressive timing! I figured it would have been rendered in XNALara or 3DSMax and then edited in photoshop or something similar, especially given the wicked pose and angle. That must have been on Palavens largest moon since there's a reaper butt in the background.
Yeah, I've thought about learning 3D modeling, but the learning curve is quite high, and I already have more screenshots to work with than I could ever finish (I actually cleaned out my screenshots folder last weekend, and I have over 6,700 of ME3 alone - and that's AFTER I deleted all the bad ones!).
I use FRAPS, and I think I probably recorded the video of this scene (yes, it's from Menae), then went through the video and pulled screencaps. Because all too often, that "screenshot" key is just not fast enough - and instead of the capturing the perfect moment you capture eyes closed and mouth open
That is an impressive quantity of screepshots! It's great to hear that you put so much effort into producing good screenshots and I can tell you, it REALLY pays off. I think I've favourited roughly 1/4 of your ME stuff and downloaded about twice that.
I need to get around to reading your FanFic though. Its length intrigues me.
There really are SO many words, I know, I know. But the chapters start off quite short and light, so you can easily get into it, then by the time they get long you won't even notice! Maybe. Hopefully . I totally recognize it is quite a time investment; most people seem to think it's worth it, so I hope it is
Thank you so much for the kind words about the screenshots! I spend probably anywhere from 2 to 8 hours on each piece I put up here; the difference in time is usually due to the number of separate elements in the shot rather than my dedication, lol. For instance, scenic shots like the recent ones from Leviathan take the least time, because I'm manipulating the entire shot as one piece; but this Garrus pic took a long time, because I worked separately on his armor, his face, the Reaper, and Palaven in the background, doing different things to each element.
Anyway, probably more than you wanted to know! Please, keep favoriting and downloading to your heart's content - that's why I do it
No no, I love learning the processes different artists go through to complete their works. Especially when I really love their style, like I love yours.
I wouldn't have noticed it before but I can now see the differences between the four sections you mentioned. I can see subtle differences in the different areas you chose to enhance separately. It's actually really neat. Not something I would have though to do.