Posted Mon Oct 6, 2014 at 10:48 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
A nice way to be a pro.
For those unfamiliar, MyPLAYER is a stand-out feature of 'NBA 2K15.' Getting drafted, being a rookie, playing, practicing and talking (with the coach, GM, and teammates) brings an awesome RPG element to the glitzy NBA sim. Like many games, the mode begins with picking your player's appearance. But this year, both Xbox One and PS4 'NBA 2K15' players can use those systems' cameras to scan in their own particular visages.
From PS4 players, here are some tips for Face Scan:
1.) Sit in a well-lit area, natural lighting preferred.
2.) Remove any eyeware and keep your face in the middle of the green square.
3.) Rotate your head slowly, about 30 degrees from one side to the other.
4.) Keep your face relaxed and eyes level with the camera.
5.) Use the player creator to sculpt and finetune the result.
While these tips apply to the PS4 version, they seem very likely to be applicable to the Xbox One version.
Update: 2K has some more in-depth tips:
To effectively scan your face for the game, follow these instructions:
1.)Make sure to be in a well-lit area and minimize shadows. Natural lighting from the front and sides is best but keep it as equal/neutral as possible. Accurate skin tone is dependent on lighting and may need to be edited after the scan.
2.)Please remove any headwear accessories (glasses, caps, headbands, masks, etc.). If your bangs are too long, they could mess up the texture, so use a hair band to hold your hair off your forehead.
3.)You want to turn your head SLOWLY 30 degrees to the left and right as the camera is taking hundreds of pictures of you. Keep your chin on a level field. Don’t move the camera during this process.
4.)The scan area picks up the bottom of your chin to the top of your head. Keep your head in the green box. We don’t scan head shape, ears or eye color, so Users will NEED TO edit those after the scan.
5.)Keep your eyes open and eye level with camera (try to avoid angling camera too far up or too far down, should remain neutral). Look at the center of the camera.
6.)Keep your mouth closed. Do not smile or make other facial expressions. Consider shaving, you can always add facial hair after the scan.
7.)If you continue to have trouble scanning, trying holding a white piece of paper below your neck, but in the field of view of the camera. The closer to the camera you can get, the better quality scan you’ll get. If you lose tracking a lot on the Xbox while turning your head, try backing up an inch or two.
8.)Once scanned, you can access our robust customization menu to ensure that your MyPLAYER image accurately reflects your facial features and tone.
9.)For you perfectionists out there you may want to try several times until you are satisfied with the quality of your scan. Feel free to rescan at any point in your MyCAREER. Grow a beard and want it in there? You won’t lose your progress!
ANOTHER NOTE: If you decide to grow a beard or shave your head during your career, you can always re-scan your face but keep your MyCAREER progress.
Update 2: Launch day trouble.
For those experiencing trouble using Face Scan, Owen Good has made a clip demonstrating his own troubles. Expect 2K to respond in time.
Source: PlayStation Blog
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