Hi^^ This is my very first post:D I was just curious if anybody knew who actually designed the characters of SH4, especially henry and eileen, both are my favorites to this very day. I searched, and found a list of character designers, bit have yet succeeded to find out who actually designed them, like sketches and stuff. Hope someone knows.
I love the Silent Hill Series. The new games did nothing wrong whatsoever, they were developed well, and did things different. I believe that Silent Hill Downpour will make all Silent Hill fans happy. Team Silent doesn't exist, but their series does.
"Chaos is merely the realm of the infinite possibilities. Imagination is merely a spinning wheel pulling threads of reality from that realm. Thought is merely a loom weaving those threads into the fabric of existence." -Someone
Oh, I remember that Akira(yes, the composer)was the producer of SH4, and that he mentioned in an interview about not having enough time(or in his words: if he had more time) to further develop the characters. Sorry, what is motion-captured? Ito was against what!!? I never knew thisXDD PS. This isn't off topic right?
Ah I see what you mean and I think I know what article / interview thing you're talking about...I assume what he was getting at was the actual character development, like their personality traits and history and such, something altogether different than the design.
As far as that goes I doubt they decided to just stop at Henry, he's clearly so...blank for a reason. Or perhaps there was at some point some buried truth from his past he was supposed to unravel [such as being the re-incarnation of Walter *ghastly whoooo* and that's why he's at all the crime scenes and why he keeps seeing lil' Walt and why we have nothing whatsoever to go on about his past...or maybe not]
Anywayyyy, motion capture is the technique that's used to record movement to process into 3D models in video games. It's used for all 'normal' movements in Silent Hill, such as walking, fighting, aiming a gun, rowing a boat, getting keys out your bra etc. Many games also do this with character's heads and faces, but it creates an unnatural look as it can only capture so much, that's why Ito decided against it, and wisely so.