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K Seri Awashima SDT request

Discussion in 'SDT Requests' started by Saimonline, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Saimonline

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  2. stuntcock

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    Please try to find better reference images.
    • high resolution
      • your images are relatively small. They're enough for casual use (i.e. for a human to look at them and appreciate the character) but modders need better references in order to create high-detail mods.
      • most of your images devote only 100px to the actual hair (which makes it very hard to discern details)
    • high quality
      • your images use JPEG compression, which is lossy. Lossless PNG is preferred.
    • color balance
      • the one high-res hair image exhibits too much green in the hair and skin (when compared to the reference sheet). It's also oddly cropped, which suggests an atypical capture method (photograph of a TV screen, maybe?).
    • original material
      • you've found a mixture of official artwork and fanart. That's okay for an eclectic request (such as a videogame or film character) but this is a character from an anime OVA series. There's no need to get fancy, or to scour the internet for existing images.
      • grab a high-resolution copy of the actual anime series. Watch it. When Seri Awashita appears in profile, take a screenshot. Upload the screenshots at full resolution.
        • take a variety of shots. Something like this would be a poor reference for the hair (too zoomed-out), but it provides some detail for the costume and weapon. The unusual posture also provides clues for animators about the physics of the hair and costume.
    • saber design
      • we have adequate reference material for the scabbard, and for the relative size of the saber
      • try to find a good side-view reference for the saber hilt
    • saber fitting
      • it appears to be worn on a sword-belt; it would simply point downwards and clip through the floor when she kneels
        • this can be fixed with physics-rigging, but you haven't yet put enough work into this request to warrant the additional modding effort involved
      • suggestion: take a few SDT screenshots showing the girl in various poses and use MSPaint to sketch out the expected position of the saber
        • you can copy-paste the saber image on top of the girl (even though it's actually on her left hip) - we're dealing with orientation rather than layering.
     
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