LennyS \(o_o)/ Mar 31 @ 12:15pm
How are shots like this made?
Hey everyone. I was curious about shots like this:
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/140/f/1/sfm__will_you__by_crazedg-d65yrbf.png
In these shots, everything is dark (im assuming the black void map is used) but the characters are bright. When I try to put i light or something in front of the character, you can see the floor and all that. Ive heard about something called key_light but I dont know how it works!

Thanks for all help - MixedUp
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TheFrozenMonkeyKing Mar 31 @ 12:16pm 
You can just move the characters up from the floor so they stand in thin air, or just drag the maxdistance slider in the light animationset
Pte Jack Mar 31 @ 12:19pm 
Using the Black_Void map and lights...
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=239820575

This one was done in the void with Volumetric lights in the background...
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LennyS \(o_o)/ Mar 31 @ 12:25pm 
Originally posted by TheFrozenMonkeyKing:
You can just move the characters up from the floor so they stand in thin air, or just drag the maxdistance slider in the light animationset
so simple yet so perfect.. lol
TheFrozenMonkeyKing Mar 31 @ 12:27pm 
Most problems often have an easy solution. Like tacoshells with a flat bottom so it's easier to make it stand. Genius...
LennyS \(o_o)/ Mar 31 @ 12:30pm 
Originally posted by TheFrozenMonkeyKing:
Most problems often have an easy solution. Like tacoshells with a flat bottom so it's easier to make it stand. Genius...
Well my pic is done now but itd be cool to make a little colored light in the background like it Ptes earlier post. How do I go about doing that?
LennyS \(o_o)/ Mar 31 @ 12:35pm 
nvm, i watched a tut and now i semi understand it
Pte Jack Mar 31 @ 12:38pm 
Yup.. There is a great guide to lights done by MaxofS2D in the guides section

The speed lines in the picture were done using the Speedline particle available in the SFM Workshop.
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LennyS \(o_o)/ Mar 31 @ 1:16pm 
http://i.imgur.com/56AdBPj.png
Came out like I pictured it :P Looks very nice in my opinion :) Thanks for the help guys :D
TheFrozenMonkeyKing Mar 31 @ 1:18pm 
Nice. Like how the camera fov makes it look like his arm is longer and bigger than it is.
Btw what is the text type named? :3
Pte Jack Mar 31 @ 1:20pm 
TF2Build I bet
LennyS \(o_o)/ Mar 31 @ 1:57pm 
Yep, it is TF2 build. Also, shots like this are fun :P Im pooping them out: http://i.imgur.com/zJjIZb9.png
TheFrozenMonkeyKing Mar 31 @ 1:59pm 
By the way, I was wondering about why you made this for free. But now I know. Donations, am I right? XD People always find a way to earn money/metal
LennyS \(o_o)/ Mar 31 @ 2:02pm 
No, i made the service cuz it was fun and all that. Then about a week later I saw another guy with a free service except he was asking for donations and I thought "I should do that." Another reason is because honestly these are pretty easy to make, i dont think people should be charging a key (thats a little steep).
TheFrozenMonkeyKing Mar 31 @ 2:15pm 
Guess you are right about that. I charged 10 keys for 4 youtube intros. Had to animate 100+ syringes tho XD
LennyS \(o_o)/ Mar 31 @ 2:24pm 
haha yeah :P btw I accepted your add but ill be offline
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