Some may not be too happy with the choice of Bella Ramsey as an actress to play Ellie in the HBO series The Last of Usso possibly this peculiar mod that has arrived in The Last of Us Part 2 is dedicated to them.
Imagining the new Ellie
Now that we are getting dangerously close to the desired premiere of the series (remember that it will hit the HBO catalog on January 16), it is time to start preparing the ground for what could be one of the series of the year. And the thing is that there are high hopes placed on this adaptation of the great Naughty Dog game, which is why many fans (who we remember come from the video game sector) will be especially picky and demanding.
For them, perhaps, this mod is oriented. This is a modification that inserts Bella Ramsey’s face into Ellie’s 3D model in-game, so all cutscenes will appear to be played by Bella.
The result is really good, and I’m sure it will help many as they get used to the idea of what the new Ellie will look like. So the shock of seeing her with a new face will not be so traumatic for some.
How has it been achieved?
This modeling work is the work of vontadeh (Alejandro Bielsa), a technical character artist currently working on Fable, who has been tasked with integrating the actress’s face into the game’s original model. As he explains, the trick works quite well when the character doesn’t show much feeling, since he hasn’t been able to modify the scenes where Ellie gushes.
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A collaboration with @Vontadeh and @smasher248 pic.twitter.com/KIxEDPsQhl
— Speclizer (@Speclizer_) January 3, 2023
Even so, the result is spectacular, and it fits perfectly in most of the cinematics, giving us an image of Ellie quite real to what we could see in the series that opens next week.
On the other hand there are also a series of tools developed by the user smasher248which are used to modify aspects of the models, and which are the ones that Vontadeh has used to achieve the closest possible appearance to the face of Bella Ramsey.
A modeling specialist
Alejandro’s works are spectacular (not everyone can say that he works for Microsoft Game Studios), and to show another of the modifications previously made, he showed Kratos himself playing the role of Joel, and Atreus in the skin of Ellie. Cool.