Hello! I’m interested in replicating the look of some classic PS1 games such as Resident Evil, Final Fantasy 7-9, etc. Specifically I’m interested in replicating how those games do pre-rendered backgrounds.
The actual background part I think I understand well enough. If I’m guessing right, you just need to match an image to each camera viewpoint in the level, and draw all of the operating characters/props on top of that image.
Where I’m getting stuck is working out how to block out those characters/props when appropriate.
As an example, you’ll see how the two characters in this screenshot are partially covered by the guardrail in the background. I’ve been looking into how to replicate this and I’m not having any luck.
Please let me know if there’s a method for this!