Apr 102014
 

For some reason, the pseudodragon has been particularly difficult to capture in GIF format. I’ve tried before, twice, with decidedly mixed results.

Actually that is being overly generous to myself. The earlier attempts sucked. This one is still not what I want, the detail is not as detailed as desired, and there is a bluish outline leftover from the anti-aliasing against the Eberron sky that I would need a couple of days to remove, one painstaking pixel at a time.

Not what I wanted. Still. But what can one expect from a couple of hours of work?

Pseudodragon!
Click for the full-sized version

Maybe the 4th time will be the charm.

I’m off to D.C. tomorrow, expect a postcard here instead of a regular article, but it is a nicer one than usual. If I do say so myself ๐Ÿ™‚
 
Happy Thursday everyone!
 
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  10 Responses to “I Just Cannot Get This Right”

Comments (10)
  1. You know if you put your background as a blue sky you wouldn’t notice the outline …probably

  2. Hey Geoff,

    You could probably get rid of the bluish outline by using an NLE with a chroma-key filter and exporting it with an alpha channel to a PNG image sequence. I know this is possible in Premiere and Vegas. Takes about 5 minutes if you have the right tools.

  3. Is the issue that you can’t find a space with enough pure black?

  4. The portable hole has consistent colors to use the backing for it. Or in some quests.

    For the outline, disable antialiasing, take your shots, then when putting it all together, to a small blur effect. You can adjust most pixel blurs to fake smoothing that AA does. Then you won’t have that outline and can still make a smooth edge if you wish.

    • The background was consistently colored. It’s just too light to look good on a dark background like thid site. Click on the image to see it on a light backgroyn; it works much better.

      I didn’t think of disabling antialiasing. That could be huge, thanks!

      • Okay, I’m gonna be the oddball (what else is new?) and point out that I kinda like the blue outline – it’s kinda Fairie Firish. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I like it.. even with the blue outline ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you think?

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