EDIT: submissions are now closed! go here to vote on the best images! VOTE for the Top 2 of the August AoE3 DE Eye Candy Screenshot Contest Submissions!
Everyone knows AoE3 is the most a e s t h e t i c of all the age games. With all these amazing new units in the Africa DLC, I want to bring back an old tradition that I recall from the early days of AoE3 forums. The screenshot contest! Post your best, most aesthetic, most well crafted screenshots, composed either in-game or in the scenario editor. I remember back on aoe3heavengames there were some truly awe inspiring shots that people took. At the end of the month I will collate them all together and we can vote on the best one!
Some tips for making great screenshots that I’ve learned during this course of this competition:
-Go into camera editor and click free cam. Now you can zoom in or out as far as you want, and adjust the pitch of the camera with the cntrl + arrow keys, to get those super close-up shots!
-To add sky to your images, either use skybox 1 or skybox, OR, use the much better sky backgrounds that you can get by searching for Misc Props in embellishment, and then right-clicking through the objects until you get either a bright light sky, or a dark night sky dome.
A little history lesson for you young ones-- back in the day (2006), screen shots in aoe3 were called eye candy, and there were huge threads devoted to them on aoe3heavengames. A lot of the links are now dead, but there’s still some helpful hints and inspiring images from that time if you’re interested:
here’s my submission:
The Sultan of Malindi presenting a giraffe as a gift to the Ming Admiral Zheng He
Malindi, central Kenya coast