I get the impression that someone in animation dropped the ball on this one. It can't be that hard to get eyes to glow if I was able to do it by messing with levels and color balance in a long obsolete version of PhotoShop on my laptop.
Well said. That little missing detail really bugged me too. The glow sure showed up in Crisis Core when Aerith and Zack are talking about his SOLDIER eyes, but a PSP game and a high res movie are two very different things...
Even though the glow is missing, Cloud still has lovely eyes.
Though I have to say, it is kind of difficult to get things to glow, at least for a novice modeler like myself. The Squeenix guys can probably manage it, but to add in a glow to his eyes would probably have upped the file size and slowed it down a bit.
As for the scene you mentioned... I can't say I remember that. Now I'll have to play the game again!
I don't know, maybe the FMVs were done by different animators? Probably the same people who did Advent Children. It's kinda frustrating, because that way people don't really realize how unsettling glowing eyes are.
Then again, in AC, they gave Kadaj, Yazoo, Loz, and (on occasion) Cloud those bright MAKO-green eyes with the catlike pupils. Maybe that was supposed to be the "glowing eyes" bit? Though, that still doesn't explain Zack's lack of SOLDIER eyes in the CC FMVs... Certainly something to think about.
I've been going through the scenecaptures I've found online and editing them to add glow to Cloud's eyes. It's not easy with how low quality some of the pictures are. I have got to start getting some of my own from my copy of the movie.
The effect is rather... scary, actually.
Sigh. And yes, Cloud is sexy on a motorcycle. Motorcycles are just hot in general.
Online screencaps are notorious for their low quality. I highly recommend taking them from your computer. If you have Windows Media Player (this is what I have) you can make it full-screen, and then press your "prnt scrn" button to take a screencap. Even if you only have the DVD, it's much better quality than most of the caps you'll find on the internet.
I find the effect interesting, personally. Glowing eyes are really cool, perhaps because they ARE so unnerving.
And the hotness goes through the roof when you realize that no human would be strong enough to steer that motorcycle.
^_^ I have got to get up the nerve to put my blu-ray disk in my computer.
Glowing eyes are cool. Also kinda scary, but maybe that's because I've mostly seen them of SG-1.
Seriously, it can't be that hard for the animators, can it?