Tips on making good player faces?

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Idiotfool, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Alexander Strahan

    Alexander Strahan First time out of the vault

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    Jan 9, 2009
    I gave up. All stock presets look like degenerates with genetic defects who live in their mother's basements and rape small animals as a hobby.

    There are a couple mods on Nexus that add in-game NPC faces to the preset list. MUCH nicer. I took someone who looked pretty good (I think it was Caesar), fiddled a little bit with minor features, stuck on some facial hair and ended up looking just about as tolerable as I wanted to.

    I dread the time I'll spend fiddling when I do a female playthrough.
     
  2. Zalewa

    Zalewa First time out of the vault

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    Sep 25, 2008
    Caucasian female, really so bad?
    I used Nova hair from the Nexus here because I don't like any of the hairtypes that are in the game.


    I had to play around in the in-game character editor to get this face right. showracemenu console command is helpful.
     
  3. SerbianWarrior

    SerbianWarrior It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 30, 2010
    Go to Fallout New Vegas Nexus and download some mods.
     
  4. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well I am reaaaly sorry to say that but I am not sure if you succesed .. I mean looks more like a pancake then a face :crazy:
     
  5. Zalewa

    Zalewa First time out of the vault

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    Sep 25, 2008
    I disagree, sir.
    However, as they say, opinions are like pancakes - everyone has one and all of them stink. Or was it something else than pancakes? Nah, it were pancakes most definitely...
     
  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    another question, would you marry him ?
     
  7. 5545Trey

    5545Trey Underground Deviant

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    Jun 25, 2014
    Simple, mods. If New Vegas was not such a rushed game, it would have been possible to make decent faces for you character without using them.
     
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  8. Wumbology

    Wumbology Actually a sentient CRT

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    Mar 5, 2013
    simple answer: get FCO.
     
  9. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Nah dude, it's still Gamebryo, those mods usually requrie entire reworks of textures, meshes and everything to work, along with NVSE and clean saves, those mods are not simple at all.

    So in other words get Fallout Character Overhaul, and couple it with Mikoto's Hair Pack or Ling Coiffure, I did this Hipster chick by pressing the random button a few times with FCO
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  10. EnclaveKnight

    EnclaveKnight It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 6, 2013
    Quite honestly, I do not care how good my character looks. Not like I see the face in anything other than the character creation section.
     
  11. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    You never fiddle in third person when looking at new armor or when walking large stretches of land?
     
  12. EnclaveKnight

    EnclaveKnight It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 6, 2013
    Not really, since I play first person 99% of the time. If I do, I am looking at the armor, not the face.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014
  13. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Welp, to each their own, maybe is just my graphic designer side that doesn't let me have a face that looks badly modelled without any justification, even when I make ugly characters I go for the Interestingly ugly rather than the randomly ugly.
     
  14. No Man

    No Man Gore Bag > Meat Bag

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    Feb 20, 2014
    Ah, the joys of facegen. Certainly doesn't help that the racemenu has a preview screen that makes the face look different than it really is. Usually when I spot something wrong with my character's face, I spend like 20 minutes opening the racemenu and moving one slider by 1-2 mm, then checking if it worked multiple times (most of the time the flaw I was correcting didn't even exist at all). And that's with FCO. Before that I could spend much longer.
     
  15. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Jul 26, 2003
    Modded or no, I've found I have the best luck starting from a Black or Hispanic preset. I'm not sure about the exact differences between racial options, but even with the sliders at the same settings it does seem they're there. Asian and Caucasian aren't worthless without mods, but they're pretty close.