Taking good screenshots

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Hawk, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Hawk

    Hawk L7: Fancy Member

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    Hey, when taking screenshots of your map, is there a way to turn off your HUD, aim, and weapons? It sure would make the screenshots look nicer.
     
  2. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    first type spectate in console
    than sv_cheats 1
    cl_drawhud 0

    :)
     
  3. Hawk

    Hawk L7: Fancy Member

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    Awesome! Thank you!
     
  4. shpladoink

    shpladoink L3: Member

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    alternatively, there is a camera mode in gmod if you happen to be in there.
     
  5. Bulk

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    You should also do "r_drawviewmodel 0" - hiding the hud wont remove the gun etc
     
  6. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    well if you are in spectate and you can make screens of better angles :w00t:
     
  7. A Boojum Snark

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    Noclip moves you around faster than spec.
     
  8. Logo

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    Has anyone tried setting up and using the developer camera entities to take the devshots? Could be a helpful way to easily take all the screens you need for each version of your map.
     
  9. Hawk

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    Well, the nice thing I've found about doing the screenshots in spectator mode instead of noclip is that I don't have to worry about the time limit running out on me.
     
  10. A Boojum Snark

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    ent_fire <nameofyourtimer> pause is helpful there :) I use that all the time when I go into my map to look at stuff.
     
  11. YM

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    Thats a bad thing for good screenies.
    Noclip wizzes you through things so its harder to get in a corner accurately. Even spectate goes to quick sometimes I wish ctrl or something worked as a slow down button....
     
  12. A Boojum Snark

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    There is a variable for setting how fast noclip moves. Don't have steam open at the moment so I can't find it, but I know it exists.