I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could make a billboard for Halo Wars 2 using Atriox’s face. Given that we are limited in pieces in Halo 5’s Forge, I knew ahead of time that this was going to look pixelated at the end. So I used my math skills to determine how big the pieces needed to be to relatively fill a Billboard piece in Forge, then went to work in Photoshop creating the necessary pixels turn greenscreen pieces.
Blew it up so that it was mostly his face and some of his shoulder armor.
I posterized this so as to give me just 8 colors.
From there, I broke it down to large squares that when translated to Forge pieces would be equivalent to 2X2 greenscreen pieces. After I did this, I then made 18 larger squares from the new pixelated Atriox art:
This made it IMMENSELY easier to build the billboard in Forge as I didn’t have to concentrate on the whole image but rather smaller chunks at a time..
Only 8 colors were used for this. In forge, I chose the closest representatives of color to the pixelated art I made in Photoshop. From there, those 8 colors were made into the first 8 “USER” colors within the Forge color palette. Then brought in 4X4 pieces of those colors as a color palette, so that I could easily just copy them and put them in place.
And here is the final result in Forge!
And the short companion video: