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2-23-2012 @ 2:57PM
Q for Addon types:I've been going screenshot crazy lately, and I'm wondering if there are any addons that take a screenshot that ignores the UI? I've seen this kind of feature sometimes in video footage of WoW, where they're playing and THEY can see their UI, but the people watching the video can't. I looked through curse and as far as I could tell the only addons to do with that would briefly turn off the UI and turn it back on which is okay, but not quite what I'm looking for. Any ideas/suggestions?
2-23-2012 @ 3:50PM
There is one, I can't remember the name of it, what it does is when you hit the print screen button, it hides your ui, takes the screenshot, then puts your ui back on in just a flash.Fairly sure there was an addon spotlight on it, anyone remember what it was?
2-23-2012 @ 5:08PM
Are you sure they can see their UI? How can you tell if you don't see it?As far as I know there is no way to have a dedicated spectator view.They could use the default or a slimmed down UI and crop the video.
2-23-2012 @ 6:12PM
@Camo - I know because I asked =P. I was watching them heal through dungeons in the Cataclysm beta, and I was like "wow, crazy, you can heal through these things without a UI?!?" and they were like "LOL NO, it's just the thing I use to capture the footage."
2-23-2012 @ 6:20PM
@Camo - found the video in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUbicVbzXq8
2-23-2012 @ 7:44PM
From a commenter on the video:"its just been zoomed in with editing so you cant see the his/her UI"That's what it looks like to me.That video is from a wow insider, since it's wow insider's youtube channel, I'm betting it was Allie Robert that made it but that would be just a guess, but as far as I know it's impossible to have your UI, and have a video without the UI.Now, you can easy stream and upload a cropped version of the game with something like xsplit, but you're going to lose the edges of the gameplay just like in the video you linked.This is the addon I was referring to btw, that will take screenshots without your UI all in one button press:http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/smartscreenshothere's a fun one that auto shoots achieves:http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/rememberwhen (your mileage may vary in terms of it's effectiveness)
2-23-2012 @ 11:47PM
@Pyromelter - here's what she replied to me when I commented about playing without a UI:"The built-in video recorder for the Mac allows you to toggle whether your UI will be visible in the video or not, and whenever I want to shoot something without any distracting elements around, I just toggle it off."Obviously, there must be some sort of feature that allows the video recorder to ignore the UI. I guess there's no addons for screenshotting that take advantage of this feature, or they'd be pretty popular.
2-24-2012 @ 1:39AM
Ah, no that's the build in recorder that comes only for mac.You got some options in wow menu to disable the UI.http://wow.joystiq.com/2007/07/13/wow-2-2-mac-client-in-game-video-capture/
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