Votes
18
Product:
Character Creator 3
Version:
3.2
Status:
Active
Issue 6512
Headshot - Support left and right PROFILE (side) Image Matching overlay images
Headshot is great, and the "Image Matching Tool" is very useful.

SUGGESTION/REQUEST:
Please add support to use a PROFILE (SIDE) IMAGE for additional *manual* refinement.

This does not need to be part of the automatic head generation.
This should support both left and right-side profile images so the user never needs to mirror a picture.


WHY:
This would be very useful for adjusting things like a nose profile and a person's chin and neck.


MORE INFORMATION OF HOW I IMAGING IT WORKING:
a) In the "Image Matching Tool," be able to load left and/or right profile pictures.
b) The Tool would then have a button to switch from frontal to side when doing the matching.
c) The Tool would have a default "side" position for the Avatar, not user moveable, just like the front view works today.
d) The profile picture would only be visible (and selectable) when the Image Matching Tool makes it active
e) When active, the user could Delete the image via the keyboard, Backspace or Ctrl-D
f.1) The user will need to be able to manually Move/Scale/Rotate the image overlay to align with the character.
f.2) Use the normal Transform widget, including keyboard short cuts to adjust the picture size and position
f.3) The picture would be constrained to the Y-Z plane of course
g) The rest of the behavior would be the same as what we have today (Opacity, Grayscale, Contrast, etc.)

I don't know if the "Camera Settings" would be relevant. If not, they should be grayed out when using a profile image.

See mock-up images, attached below.
OS: Windows 7
Attachment:
  • Headshot - Profile 04 - Annotated.jpg
  • Headshot - Profile 05 - Annotated.jpg
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Submitted byjustaviking
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COMMENTS (5)
dodeqaa
Voted! I feel this side projection should be included in the automatic calculation too. Also the function to use the same side profile projection on both sides (symmetrical) should be available.

Why not the back projection too? hehe
chrisx2ds
exactly what I want, the side view option!!  voted!
dandotc
This would be excellent!
justaviking
One more detail:

The “Left” and “Right” options should be grayed out until after a profile image has been selected.

The “File Navigator” icon should be active, but the corresponding word and check box should be gray if you have not loaded a profile image yet.

See picture, attached.
Attachment:
  • Headshot - Profile option grayed out 02 - Annotated.jpg
attensi
Adding to this: It would be great to be able to zoom in/out when in matching mode, for photos where more of the body is in, as it can be difficult to work in a semi-zoomed out version.
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