Some day I may get around to making some of the LOTR characters. That's part of the reason why different people find different people attractive. View all games. This was really really helpful for me, thank you very very much. Leonidas was my greatest creation, but once I'd done a few I'd really Got to grips with the mechanics behind it all. Beauty is highly subjective. Don't let pop culture define it for you. Whether you consider it a bug or a feature, the orcs of Tharash Dol are very close neighbors with the local giants and mammoths. PC PlayStation 3 PC PlayStation 4. Mods. I never liked the fact that after giving the old orc his "good death", you just leave his corpse at the side of the road, so I made a small grave for him. A good way to avoid mannequin face is to get to know how the different sliders work and how different features work together before you sit down to create your masterpiece. What I like best about this article is that it doesn't only pertain to the video game, but also to our perception of beauty in the rest of humanity. I couldn't find Loric slider settings amongst the NPC characters on your website. j-u-i-c-e (author) from Waterloo, On on January 06, 2012: @gazi & Chris & anyone with requests: I'm happy to talk about requests, just click my name and select the contact link to send me an email with the details. j-u-i-c-e (author) from Waterloo, On on May 03, 2012: It doesn't matter which preset you start with. This is my objective! Some use other techniques, like making all eyes or hair available to every race. (Search: 'younger'.) I just stumbled on your article, and it was eloquent, thoughtful, insightful, and beautifully written (pun intended). Recently added 26 View all 1,181. Try Googling "Chinese actress" or "Brazilian actor," for example, and see what comes up. It was my first play-through and I was pretty low level, so I had no idea if I could defeat the dragon by myself or not. chevron_left. Then actually restarted the game, and considered restarting AGAIN, just because I thought my character was ugly. close. You know there is beauty in thinner lips. Very well written. Your character's appearance is an important element in establishing immersion in RPGs. Once you are near an Orcish Stronghold, a guard will tell you to stay away. The Redguard has fairly average size lips for her features. When this happens, I sometimes have to start all over again from scratch. That's in Canada. Skyrim: The Best & Worst Things About Playing A Mage. Make the lips a little smaller or the brows a little lower. Close. :/, Anyway this tutorial is really good. RIP. How do you create a good looking male imperial? j-u-i-c-e (author) from Waterloo, On on December 22, 2011: @tiger: Really? Besides, helmets just improve your AC. When photo-sourcing, a great way to find tons of high-quality pictures of faces is to Google actors or actresses. ;). Those are the steps I used to make Tabanaryl on my War Baby page. To create a truly beautiful character, you must discover your own personal definition of beauty. Have you already started playing but want to change how your character looks? In a role-playing game, where the developers allow you to create your own character and write your own story, they can't count on a writer to create your identification with any particular viewpoint. Wha! It was easier to duplicate real people in Oblivion because you could control the shape of the face much more precisely. Many of the less attractive presets are simply wrinkled and easy fix with a quick tug on the Complexion slider. They are instantly welcomed by orc strongholds in Skyrim, and are considered the strongest race because of their racial ability (2x damage dealt, 1/2 damage taken for 60 seconds, once per day). Wish I could help. Some of the characters that I've seen posted online by other players are simply phenomenal. :O its gorgeous i want one :D, There s a lot of good info on beauty here but what if beauty isn't your issue, for example my issue is age i play on xbox so i can't use mods what could i do to get my male characters to stop looking so old ive tried every race but nords, bretons , and imperials are my favorite races any advice on how i can stop my characters from looking like old men. Even the ones in this tutorial seem kind of shabby now. RIP. Studying facial anatomy will help you identify the different features of an interesting face. Don't assume that you already know what you like. Any Errors in the back-Port are mine and have nothing to do with Metalsaber or the original mod. With this character, I tried to do both: give her both a 'classic' Dark Elf feel and a unique look. Yeah, I'm aware of different standards of beauty. The Nord under Tips and Tricks uses the Nord 2 preset with each of the shape sliders pushed to the middle, and each of the color sliders set to the far left. The Skyrim Nexus has a whole category devoted to it with almost 500 saved games (there will probably be thousands by next year). All rights reserved. Cheers! I think that this is the best game but it's so hard to get a good looking character. Orcs and Elves are best handled by minimizing the differences between their given features and human features. Log in to view your list of favourite games. j-u-i-c-e (author) from Waterloo, On on May 09, 2012: A lot of people feel that way, but just as many don't. Wow just wow. When you're playing Skyrim, the engine uses all of these different files (along with a few others) to determine how to render your character's appearance. :D. Very in-depth and well thought out. The big issue about leveling in Skyrim is that your enemies level with you. Older men typically look more 'jowly' (simulated with a higher jaw), larger noses, smaller lips, and heavier brows (resulting in smaller eyes). Beautiful isn't something I'd go with - the environments (like Fallout) can be rugged and ruined at times, and my mucky Nord seems to fit in well. It isn't easy making 'good-looking' elves in this game, but I have seen a couple so I know it's possible. I plan on adding more male examples in the future, though. I can dig those up if you want to send me an email. Bring the eyebrows together and move them down a bit (and flatten them) to make the brow more feminine. Would it be possible to post a video on how to make some of the ones you have made I'm having trouble on certain races. Some faces fit the existing features better than others, of course, which is why the Conan character is so popular. No preset prevents you from creating a great-looking character. No cheats or anything, just a save at level one in helgen keep after the hands are unbound. chevron_right. I get a lot of requests, but I'll see what I can do. The best you can hope for is a family resemblance. This mod includes new facegen/facetint data. Thanks for sharing! For females, you can always make your characters look better by using Coverwomen or Better Females along with Eyes of Beauty and Demoniac. After running into The Old Orc in Skyrim, I wanted to explore the lore and history of the Orcs. 397 comments. @TaYLoR x PiRaTeS: Real people are almost impossible to create with the stock assets. This character uses navetsea's Female Face Retexture. FloppyTouch No #71. Every time you adjust something, you'll find that you have to adjust something else to accommodate it. He wants the blood-splattered, shirtless, dual wielding axe orc that pops up as a character model during loads. Once you understand how faces work and know what you like it's a lot easier to create attractive characters and the frustration levels go way down. (Just don't try changing their race!). It's one of the main reasons why I wrote the article. Rugged, tough, but ugly. 1.0m members in the skyrim community. Also what are the settings for the first screenshot under heading "Tips and Tricks"? hey, nice post, how can I make a young (25-30 years) Male Imperial? Especially the elven faces. I've done that here with three faces Dark Elf 1 (above), Wood Elf 9 (below) and one of the Orc presets (below). This is creativity on a whole new level. i did not find him in nexus. T.T. First off, here are a few tips and tricks. how did u make that dark elf!? And no, Khajit aren't meant to be kawaii. j-u-i-c-e (author) from Waterloo, On on March 26, 2012: @sonnhy: If you're on PC you can dl younger male skin textures from Skyrim Nexus. Good work, very good ideas here. I love to explore the relationship between the fictional worlds we create for movies, books, games, etc. Doesn't it? Without a replacer, the best you can do is pick bigger eyes, fuller lips, and a smaller nose, shorten the chin, and shorten the jaw height. You're free to marry anyone of any gender or race. Thanks again! I will provide pictures/profiles. In Skyrim, it is relatively easy to create an attractive character, but you have somewhat less freedom than you had in Oblivion. @Senri: I don't think I have that specific set available anymore, though I believe I have a modified one (that I think looks even better). Pop culture promotes all sorts of stereotypes about physical beauty. Too much tweaking, however, can result in something I call 'mannequin face': after hours of tweaking, the face no longer looks human, but like a mask or some sort of creepy doll. It might seem surprising that I spend so much time on theory in this article instead of telling you where to set the sliders, but let's be honest: the sliders aren't the problem; what's preventing you from creating the characters you want is not the sliders or the presets, but a general lack of awareness of what constitutes beauty for you as an individual. Adrian Cloute from Cedartown, GA on August 26, 2013: This is one thing that I have had a struggle with. Jazzy Quicksilver from New Jersey, USA on June 21, 2012: I'll admit, I came into this article thinking this was gonna be shallow as hell. (To be honest, I'm surprised by some of the presets they've included and can only assume that they have intentionally made them unattractive to encourage you to customize them. This participation creates an instant bond of identification and is a primary means of immersion. If you really can't get the look you're going for and you're on PC, you can always try downloading a save game created by someone else. John Roberts from South Yorkshire, England on December 08, 2011: Wow, loads of detail and perfectly written. This mod is an overhaul of the Orcs of Skyrim. But it is always possible to create more attractive characters by learning how to use the sliders. She just looks like a tall Breton for the most part. I've also updated a few of the characters outfits to non-hooded versions. I recall thinking that wow most of the races and character models looked atrocious compared to other games like this, such as Mass Effect series, and felt it was hard to make pleasant looking characters. Most orcs are found in strongholds throughout Skyrim, though some are seen in major cities such as Morthal and Markarth. DearLady I can't take a picture of her because we're offline but my Altmer is pretty gorgeous. Note how different these profiles are. ", the game jumps to the character creation screen. You participate in that world. Anybody can create an attractive character in Skyrim, but it was actually fairly hard to do with Oblivion. Great page! Thanks for reading. I didn't think it would have mattered much, but I guess it did to some level. I'm going to go through some of your other articles too - you've put a lot of thought into it. Thanks. This tutorial will help you understand your own personal definition of beauty and what goes into creating good-looking characters. Study faces you like so you know what it is you like about them, and then practice recreating those features until you get good at it. But if you want the generic elf look, theres at least a dozen mods you can use. (The link for my website is truancyfactory under Character Resources above.). The first and only time I've met the old orc, I was a fresh-faced character who had only recently defeated the dragon at the watch tower. videogame_asset My games. I took it upon myself as a challenge to make an attractive Orc female. In particular, I recommend the following: The characters in the screenshots in this thread use Beauty Faces for Females, Detailed Bodies, Detailed Lips, High-Quality Eyes and No More Blocky Faces. Tabanaryl is a modified version of that character (different hair, and coloring, mostly.). On the sidebar on the right on my web site, follow the graphic link to the War Baby page. j-u-i-c-e (author) from Waterloo, On on June 25, 2012: @hg: Well, here's my current character: Loric. If you want to send me an email I might be able to help you with some pointers. Really made me look at it differently! (although I'm pretty sure you did because no bosmer can have bright yellow-orange eyes...), As always, those posts talk a lot about creating beautiful female char, but where the heck are the black-haired tenebrous slim, tall and strong handsome male for us, girl players ? For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the Xbox 360, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Fun way to play as an Orc? Thanks! Thank you so much! The Old Orc . What are the slider settings for the wood elf? You're probably right. The possibilities are endless. Complementary colors can help give your character's a more 'put together' look. Probably not. (Seen again next to Nord 2) I just cant get her nose right:(. I actually prefer a more alien look then the pretty human with pointed ears look. You can find the slider settings for Loric and other characters on my website. @Gofygure: Sometimes I think I put TOO much thought into these things. December 2017. Other user's assets All the assets in this file belong to the author, or are from free-to-use modder's resources; Upload permission You are not allowed to upload this file to other sites under any circumstances; Modification permission You must get permission from me before you are allowed to modify my files to improve it j-u-i-c-e (author) from Waterloo, On on April 07, 2014: @copper9lives: I'm glad you enjoyed it. The Wood Elf 9 preset is, in my opinion, the ugliest preset in the game. Many of the presets in Skyrim, in fact, are fine just the way they are. Very interesting, keep up the great work! YES! However, inside the race menu, you can do some pretty fun things. But what if I like the elves look already? I was having a conversation with a guildie earlier today (I'm not saying it was @MissBizz, but it wasn't not @MissBizz) and she claimed that there was no such thing as a pretty orc. Great article dude. :) Plus, some characters don't use a helmet. Skyrim, considered one of the best games in our time. j-u-i-c-e (author) from Waterloo, On on April 01, 2012: I was feeling stupid reading this but my nord is so awesome now ! I would love to attempt creating a beautiful character for each race and gender, since i'd want to play as a stereotype of each race, as well as unique personalities type thing. The Nord 2 preset is generally considered one of the best presets in the game. Also, the way faces are created in Skyrim, the eyes that match best won't necessarily be compatible with the nose or mouth that match best since each feature changes the surrounding geometry a little bit. This tends to make the characters look a few years younger. #70. Do you have any Wood Elf males that you've done? j-u-i-c-e (author) from Waterloo, On on February 05, 2012: @Kensai: Texture replacing mods can do a lot to help eliminate wrinkles, but for the most part how good your character looks depends on how well you understand anatomy. I already started playing the game (Im on console) with my male high elf, and after reading this, I feel that my guy is really ugly! The wood elf is really gorgeous. The ones that aren't will at least tell you why you can't create a certain look that you're going for. Writing this was a bear, actually. I can't even tell you how many times I've sat in woe over how bad I am at creating attractive characters in creation, regardless of the game. You may find that one person you find attractive may have features in direct opposition to the features of another, equally attractive person. I was really amazed at most of the face pictures in this article. Nearly (or all) of your women characters that you screenshot have huge lips. Orcs aren't supposed to look good. Skyrim uses basically the same system as Fallout 3. An orc whose milkshake brings all the other races to the yard. Could you make a Boromir tutorial? That's pretty much all you need in order to create more attractive characters. Hey this is an amazing article, and I am very happy that your thoughts have been shared. This small, subtle difference can make the difference between a character you like to look at, and a character you like to spin a tale with. ;D I'll go try it now! Just let me know what you're having problems with. The presets are just different slider settings; all of the presets for a race use the same head mesh and textures. Can you please create a really fierce looking khajit perhaps with a black/white mix coat? He gets all the credits for the content of this mod. It was also much harder to use, which is why they simplified it for Skyrim. If you have trouble creating beautiful characters in Skyrim, this guide will show you a few things that you can do to increase your ability to model the characters of your dreams. If you are on PC, you can follow this guide to safely change your character: How to Change Your Appearance and Name. Great job! like hair,face,body. The Redguard has the best Block and One-Handed skills in the game, making them a natural fit. As Mr. Sheffield said, if you look at the credits at the bottom of the description pages, you'll get an idea of what mods to use to create one (though these two are pretty good). I'm a serial re-roller, and often spend an hour or more on character creation; it's good to see somebody else putting as much thought into the process! Eventually I concluded, most builds look ugly. Just keep working at it; the more you do it, the better you'll get. I don't think they added the presents in to make you want to customize them, though I always tweak each character, rather they're just trying to move away from the standard image of elves which has frankly worn itself almost completely out. This was a very interesting read and incredibly detailed. Hopefully this thread is still active. There's nothing I can do about that, unfortunately. I somehow managed to make an Argonian who I feel is very pretty, for a lizard lady. is it possible you have anything on the presets of your ork used here with the ornange eyes, if so plz email me a response. If you ever feel like making a character look like Sam, that'd be something I'd like to see. If you have trouble creating exactly the kind of character that you want to create, it can cause a loss of immersion. A great place to find mods is the Skyrim Nexus. Thank you for writing this! Their Daedric Prince Malacath was once Trinimac, a strong god of the early Aldmer. How to Ride Horses in Skyrim. It will serve you well. j-u-i-c-e (author) from Waterloo, On on March 10, 2014: I'd give you a link, but HubPages is weird about overlinking, so I'll give you directions: go to the top of the article; in the box that says 'Slider Database' follow the link that says "database of slider settings for non-player characters from Skyrim"; that will take you to my site. They look much better than I would have thought possible in the game. First of all, wonderful article thank you! I am an xbox user and I am trying to make a young looking female wood elf but I want to know what present I should start with and some tips on how to do so, as you said elves are hard to create. 0 Quote. cheers from VeryFluffy4 (nexusname). I don't think I could tell you anything that I haven't already said in this article. Giving your character the opposite might help. The Race Menu is the screen that lets you edit your character. The Wood Elf 9 preset before and after customization. I played most of the game in a hood. This article should help people who don't have slider settings, though. @TheKraken: Well, there's one: the Orc. Games. If I do, they'll show up on my web site. Your tips are a great help in putting thought into the design process without getting incredibly frustrated that things aren't turning out right. 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