Looks like Alec isn't content sharing his own screenshot expertise with us. He's gone ahead and rounded up another "photog" to provide us with new ways to make pretty pictures. Check out the step-by-step and brief interview below.
"After the success of Point and Shoot
, I was asked by a member of the community to do a once weekly screenshot spotlight, showcasing one famous screenshot artist at a time. Well, here it is, the first of many "Screenshot Spotlights." I'll be starting this out with perhaps the most famous screenshot artist of all, Predator5791
Here's how he makes his magic happen:
Step One: Platforming
Make a platform for the weapons to be placed on. Bridges work best. Make sure the bridges themselves are floating in the air. To do so hold the object in the air in the position you wish it to be then press start, save game then end game. Once you start up the game the object should be floating. Note that this does not work with weapons as they will fall once the game starts.
Step Two: Weapon Loadout
Once you are done setting the platform on which you plan to place weapons on, place any weapons you wish in any form or design.
Step Three: Save Your Work
Once you are done drawing your design on the floating bridge(s), save the game. Do Not delete the base yet. Save the game first. Once the game is saved you can go back and delete the bridges and the weapons are floating!
If you start new round or touch/shoot the weapons they will fall.
Stay away from the weapons. Even after you delete the platform do not save game. You may go back and take as many screenshots as you wish, but each time you will have to delete the bridges in the beginning of the game. That is how it works. That means this technique can only be done in Forge.
If you wish to make the weapons appear to be floating vertical follow these steps:
: Place the object in which you wish to use as the platform at a 45° angle. Make sure it is no more than that or the weapons will slide.
: Place the weapons on the platform in any design you feel like.
: Save the game, then delete the platform and your weapons are floating at a slight angle. To make the illusion that the weapons are vertical take the screenshot from a 50-60° angle. Make the spartan or elite stand close to the camera. This gives the illusion that the spartan/elite is in correct proportion to your weapon drawing.
About the Author
What inspired you to start taking screenshots?
When I first heard that you would be able to take screenshots in Halo 3, I never imagined it to be anything like it is today. I expected nothing more than captured snapshots of gameplay. I remember being bored one day and seeing a screenshot that had a picture drawn on the ground with weapons. I thought it was a neat idea and I gave it a shot myself. After awhile I decided to step it up and thus invented the technique in which to make weapons float. The rest is history. I love making screenshots and I love seeing people's reactions.
Are you still actively taking screenshots?
To be honest, no. I have not lost my passion for screenshots, I just simply don't have the time anymore. Right now I am just sitting back and seeing what the community can do.
Out of all of your screenshots, what is your favorite?
My proudest screenshot is without a doubt "Gargoyle
", but my personal favorite is "Alien
". It may not have that certain appeal or essence of "Gargoyle", but "Alien" was a lot more challenging to make and I love the Alien movies.
Want to make any shout-outs?
Seriously though, I would like to give a shout to my good friends Mmack, Gmack, Snizzlephish, Duardo, Immortal, Foman, Obi, Achilles and everyone else who helped pose in my screenshots!