This was a little gift for a friend of mine who's had a rough patch recently.
EDI is one of the least appreciated characters, IMO, in the Mass Effect Fan art community. And unfortunately when she is there, it's usually a...less than dignified presentation. Heh. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate a good scantily clad woman as much as the next guy (and this robot was designed for combat as much as my 300 was) but still, just good, clean pics of her are hard to come by.
Even harder to come by is a picture of her that's rendered well. Sketches and drawings are one thing, but many pics featuring her in game model are just straight up...wrong. There's no other word for it. I went to great lengths (with help from Grace) to make sure mine wasn't in that category.
I ended up using a car paint shader (sans flakes and edges) to give her a metallic sheen and a subtle reflectivity. The visor is a standard glow shader, nothing too special there. And of course there's the Normandy back there, which I thought we just had to get into the pic. Can't have EDI without the SR2.
Also, an M90 Indra. Because reasons.
Thanks for looking!
© EDI - Bioware