Posted by hsvlad (142 posts) -

In-game Photography

So after I last tried this, a few people got in touch with me with some recommendations and suggestions. I was shown a pretty awesome pair of Skyrim and New Vegas mods by Zelyre, but sadly I haven't managed to get it working just yet, but I'll keep trying. In the mean time I decided to take a look at Crysis 2. Using the impressive but staggeringly generically named "Quality Mod"  I was able to exaggerate the depth of field and because Cry-engine has per pixel motion blur I was close to being able to fake shutter speed but sadly I ended up having even less control of the images then I did in Garry's mod. It also doesn't help that the subject matter in Crysis 2 isn't nearly as interesting or relatable as HL2.  
 
Overall there is the potential for some amazing images to be pulled out of Crysis 2, but it's really not built in a way that makes it easy. A few of the more successful shots are below. I've also set up a Tumblr to keep this blog from getting too cluttered with this stuff, that last post was a million miles too long! 
 
http://hsvlad.tumblr.com/  
 
  
  
 
 

               
 
 The main problem here, aside from the unavoidably sci-fi subject matter was that the image would automatically focus on the crosshair, instantly, which made interesting shot compositions difficult. It's a shame because Crysis has some absolutely fantastic DoF tech, not to mention motion blur.  
 
Anyway, my next target, assuming I can't get these Bethesda mods to work, will be Battlefield 3, though I doubt I'll be able to get much more then a glitched, hidden weapon and a console command to hide the HUD. Failing that there must be some Arma II mods I could look at...
#1 Posted by hsvlad (142 posts) -

In-game Photography

So after I last tried this, a few people got in touch with me with some recommendations and suggestions. I was shown a pretty awesome pair of Skyrim and New Vegas mods by Zelyre, but sadly I haven't managed to get it working just yet, but I'll keep trying. In the mean time I decided to take a look at Crysis 2. Using the impressive but staggeringly generically named "Quality Mod"  I was able to exaggerate the depth of field and because Cry-engine has per pixel motion blur I was close to being able to fake shutter speed but sadly I ended up having even less control of the images then I did in Garry's mod. It also doesn't help that the subject matter in Crysis 2 isn't nearly as interesting or relatable as HL2.  
 
Overall there is the potential for some amazing images to be pulled out of Crysis 2, but it's really not built in a way that makes it easy. A few of the more successful shots are below. I've also set up a Tumblr to keep this blog from getting too cluttered with this stuff, that last post was a million miles too long! 
 
http://hsvlad.tumblr.com/  
 
  
  
 
 

               
 
 The main problem here, aside from the unavoidably sci-fi subject matter was that the image would automatically focus on the crosshair, instantly, which made interesting shot compositions difficult. It's a shame because Crysis has some absolutely fantastic DoF tech, not to mention motion blur.  
 
Anyway, my next target, assuming I can't get these Bethesda mods to work, will be Battlefield 3, though I doubt I'll be able to get much more then a glitched, hidden weapon and a console command to hide the HUD. Failing that there must be some Arma II mods I could look at...
#2 Posted by SSully (4159 posts) -

Once again great stuff! As you already said crysis 2 doesn't offer as interesting material as hl2, but its still cool.

#3 Posted by Maajin (1059 posts) -

Awesome! Did you do any touch up on that sign? Really sharp textures!

#4 Posted by hsvlad (142 posts) -
@Maajin: Nope, no post processing, just all the settings as high as I could possibly push them lol. 
 
I don't want to do any post to them if I can avoid it, I want them to all be straight screen grabs. That's why there is no black and white here, cos I couldn't do it in game, although it's good to mix things up a little 
#5 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

those are great.

#6 Posted by SuicidalSnowman (396 posts) -

Well done, but I think you are right, Crysis is a less interesting subject. I think characters really help here.

Keep sharing, I am really enjoying these.

#7 Posted by Taborlin (177 posts) -

I love these :)

Keep it up, bookmarking the blog :D