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This Bella Ramsey mod turns The Final of Us Half II’s Ellie into her HBO counterpart – Destructoid
What if Bella Ramsey performed Ellie in The Final of Us Half II?
Possibly it’s simply me, however it appears like The Final of Us Half II, or Naughty Canine on the very least, have managed to remain within the information cycle for the reason that sequel’s launch again in 2020. After all, that is largely as a result of the truth that HBO’s adaptation of the sequence is arising in lower than every week now, and conversations in regards to the televised tackle the primary recreation have been swirling for months. As a very long time mega fan of the sequence, I’ll have lots of emotions to parse via as soon as it’s lastly out, however till then, I can deal with the enjoyable that’s popping up across the sequence proper now, like this mod that makes Ellie in The Final of Us Half II look precisely like Bella Ramsey, who’s portraying the beloved character in HBO’s dwell motion model.
The challenge was really a collaboration between two completely different followers — a modder by the identify of Vontadeh modeled out Ramsey’s face and put it onto Ellie’s character mannequin, whereas one other modder who goes by smasher248 created instruments to implement the mannequin into the sport. The video exhibiting off the duo’s work was compiled by a YouTuber referred to as Speclizer, and it’s fairly wonderful to see this mod in motion. Based mostly on what little information I’ve about 3D sculpting, rigging, and animation, it’s no small feat to seamlessly mix a face right into a recreation that appears satisfactory, not to mention good, particularly when utilizing an actual particular person for reference.
In accordance with a pinned touch upon the video from Vontadeh, the method concerned sculpting Ramsey’s face over Ellie’s impartial expression, and whereas they admit to some weirdness happening when Ellie reveals some extra excessive feelings, I’m nonetheless insanely impressed with what they had been in a position to accomplish. Vontadeh additionally acknowledged that “this was a mod made with care and out of affection and respect” for Naughty Canine, the help studios who helped make the video games, and Bella [Ramsey].
I believe this crew did a tremendous job of exhibiting off their love for the sequence, and are definitely conserving followers buzzing as we hone in on the present’s January 15, 2023 premiere date. I do know I for one am wanting ahead to seeing Ramsey’s tackle considered one of gaming’s most iconic roles.