How’d you edit the helmets in on the bodies? Inflator works WONDERS when it comes to merging the Spartan heads on to COD models.
I don’t mean to hijack if that’s what you think I am doing, but here’s how I accomplished what I did in prior pictures, which you are probably familiar with seeing as I used them to troll with.
Originally, I used a green screen and collected macro images of individual soldiers. Green screening in Source doesn’t work too well due to the anti-aliasing, and in return ends up creating a green halo on the subject. You usually have to go around and trim off the edges. It’s time-consuming, HOWEVER, you don’t have to worry about errors later on because it’s perfect the first time around.
Here’s a few that I’ve cropped before:
The transparency masks come up weird on the forums but if you open it up in Photoshop or whatever it should automatically correct itself. ANYWAY, once you crop out the soldiers individually you shouldn’t have to do anything. You don’t have to shop in helmets or anything because if you’re smart you would just use the inflator tool. In your case I’m not entirely sure what you did to require any cropping other than not use the inflator, but from just looking at your picture by itself I don’t see any reason for cropping anyone or anything in the first place.
lost my train of thought here
another thing I’m not too fond of is the wide-angle view. I understand why you did it but there’s nothing in the corners of the screen to compliment wide-angle. A good way to fight that is to add vignetting