Death of a 'Lancer [in-game screenshot]

mr-hasgaha

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In-game screenshot from Star Citizen Alpha 2.5.0:
A view of a MISC Freelancer's last moments before total destruction.

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Taken as a PNG with MSI Afterburner using native game graphics settings. Used AMD's "super resolution" to increase my native resolution of 1920x1080 up to 3200x1800. Reshade 3 was used to apply:

- Film grain
- Levels
- Vibrance

Modified slightly in post-production:

- Levels
- Vibrance and Saturation
- Crop
 

AstroSam

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In-game screenshot from Star Citizen Alpha 2.5.0:
A view of a MISC Freelancer's last moments before total destruction.

Link to download page with more size options

Taken as a PNG with MSI Afterburner using native game graphics settings. Used AMD's "super resolution" to increase my native resolution of 1920x1080 up to 3200x1800. Reshade 3 was used to apply:

- Film grain
- Levels
- Vibrance

Modified slightly in post-production:

- Levels
- Vibrance and Saturation
- Crop
Very nice!:ok_hand::heart::heart::heart:
 

mr-hasgaha

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Cockpit looks intact so... basically you went for a heck of a ride! Who needs ejection seats when your ship breaks apart just right! MISC... dependable even when your f***ed.
I wasn't on board when I took this. I did this completely solo... would have been easier with help but my friend kept bailing. Here's what I did:

1. Get ship into position with desired background.
2. Initiate self destruct
2. Get out quickly
3. Get into position and frame the shot
4. Get into HUD-less mode
5. Take 30 quick screenshots over about 4.5 seconds
6. Sift through the results, respawn, rinse, and repeat

I have a shot from a few frames later with far more destruction that I haven't published yet.
 
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This is so TEST - brilliant :D

Whats the HUD-less mode? How do you activate/deactivate it?
 
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This is so TEST - brilliant :smile:

Whats the HUD-less mode? How do you activate/deactivate it?
Oh, I have plans for a full TEST propaganda shot similar to this.

There is a new 3rd person camera mode/control system coming in 2.6. I've tried to get various people at CIG to tell me if the new 2.6 camera breaks my HUD-less trick... but so far, no one knows. So... this trick works now but I'm not sure for how much longer.


I explain how to do it at about 4:35.

The keys I talk about were the defaults from alpha 2.3.1 but they changed in 2.4. The process remains the same, however.

It only works while you're controlling your character/body... meaning, this does NOT work for third person ship/vehicle views.

Based on default keybinds (alpha 2.5.0):
  1. Press F4 to cycle to 3rd person camera mode
  2. Press Z to enter "Freelook" mode.
  3. Tap (holding down does nothing) the UP or DOWN ARROW keys (not numberpad arrows) to raise or lower the third person camera from your character's body until it is out of frame.
 
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