We all know it, aoe2 players know it, and aoe4 players know it-- AoE3 is the shiniest and prettiest rts game ever made. And now with the new and improved photo mode feature, it’s easier than ever to take quality screenshots.
So I think it’s high time for the 3RD DE SCREENSHOT CONTEST TO BEGIN!
We had some amazing entries in the last two screenshot contest threads, which you can view:
The last two screenshot contest threads are here:
Some tips for making great screenshots:
-Compose a scene in the scenario editor, either from scratch on on a premade made. The “embellishments” category in the Add Units window is a great place to find lots of amazing models, like the rugs and teapots from the image I made below, for instance.
-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.
-Play around with the new photo mode! It seems very promising so far. You access it by hitting pause in a skirmish or in multiplayer, and then you select photomode (beta) from the menu.
SUBMISSION RULES for the 2022 Spring DE Screenshot Contest:
- Give every submission a title
- One submission per post
- You can submit as many images as you’d like, but make sure to make a new post for each one.
- Crop or remove the UI, submissions with a visible UI will be disqualified.
- No memes
CONTEST AND JUDGING RULES
Today is March 19th. The spring contest will run until the end of May. The top 5 most “Liked” images will be posted in a new thread, and a poll will be made to pick the best screenshot of the spring!