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Biohazard Abyss

Taking 3rd Person Snapmatic Pics

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Biohazard Abyss

I don't believe there is an official guide on all the methods to achieve a third person snapmatic picture, so figure I amass all the known methods together and forge a guide from them. Snapmatic is not limited to selfies so these methods allow you to further capture your character. You won't be capturing any complex pictures with these methods, but it's just nice to have the ability to take more than just selfies.

 

Method 1: The Vehicle method PATCHED

 

1. Park a vehicle or your personal vehicle anywhere

2. Get out of the vehicle and move far enough away with your online character, but close enough so when you press Y/Triangle, your character begins to walk towards the vehicle

3. As your character is walking towards the vehicle, open your phone and enter snapmatic

4. Take the picture whenever you please. You can also spin the camera around with the right stick as your character walks towards the vehicle, allowing you to set the angle

 

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Method 2: The Drop Down method

 

1. Find a high enough surface to drop down from for this method. It has to be high enough where you'll have enough time to take the pic due to the duration of the fall, but not too high where your character will end up taking damage/wobbling down. I used this roof as an example

 

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2. Stand near the edge. Try to get as close as possible to the edge without making your character automatically jump down.

3. Open up your phone and hover over snapmatic

4. As soon as you make your character walk forward to drop down, open snapmatic and take the picture when you please. If you wait too long though, snapmatic will reset itself into third person. This method can also be done while holding a weapon. Same for the vehicle method.

 

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Method 3: The Melee Method PATCHED

 

1. Equip your fists, or any melee weapon.

2. Keep mashing the right trigger or R2 (assuming that's the attack/fire button on PS3) so your character will keep attacking with their melee weapon

3. As you mash the button, open up your phone and open snapmatic. As long as you keep mashing the attack button, it will keep cancelling out first-person snapmatic. Take the picture when you please. You can catch some good melee shots against pedestrains and such.

 

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Method 4: The Grenade/Sticky Bomb/Tear Gas method

 

1. Simply equip one of the three weapons and hold LT/L2.

2. As your character is ready to throw it, open snapmatic and take a picture. Real simple. You can also take a pic after the weapon is thrown.

 

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Method 5: Barbershop Method

 

1. Go to the barbershops with the female barber

2. On the right there will be a couch you can sit on by pressing right on the d-pad.

3. Sit down on the couch, open snapmatic, take picture

 

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Method 6: Jumping Method (Hardest method)

 

This is no doubt the trickiest method but being able to take a 3rd person snapmatic pic almost anywhere makes it the most effective method.

 

1. Stand anywhere and open your phone, hovering over snapmatic

2. Jump with your character and as soon as you press the jump button, open snapmatic

3. Begin mashing A/X as soon as possible to take the picture and save it

 

What makes this method difficult is acquiring the angle you want, since sometimes when you jump, the camera automatically rotates so you have to try and adjust it as best you can mid-jump. It will take a few tries.

 

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Method 7: Parachuting Method

 

While parachuting simply open snapmatic from your phone and snap the picture whenever you please. Just rotate the camera with the right stick.

 

Photo credit: Cmdr_Shepard

 

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Method 8: Merryweather Rappel Method

 

1. Rappel from the Merryweather pickup chopper by holding down X/Square once you reach your destination. Rappelling is only possible if you are close enough to the ground or a roof.

2. You will have a very brief moment to open snapmatic and take a picture

 

Photo credit: Cmdr_Shepard

 

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Bonus: Special Selfie

 

1. Open snapmatic and take selfie, but do not save the picture

2. Press Y/Triangle to delete the pic you just took, but right before you press delete, make your character turn 180 degrees by pressing down on the left stick

3. Take picture. You can capture your character with a few different possibilities of expressions

 

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tismo74

Excellent!!! This should be pinned.

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Chrunchip

Thx - just knowed the car method, will try the other ones if im home :)

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Biohazard Abyss

Edited in one of the methods I forgot, lol.

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AlienTwo

Wow.

 

You rock, thank you.

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WillC-HHG

All of them are awesome, but this one was the best. Will tryo some of the methods later

 

 

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Biohazard Abyss

Wow.

 

You rock, thank you.

 

Thanks and no problem. Also wanted to make this thread to link to when someone asks how I am getting 3rd-person pics with my character.

 

 

All of them are awesome, but this one was the best. Will tryo some of the methods later

 

Just a tip, if you want to get a shot of you punching a pedestrian you want to start mashing the attack button before you reach them. If you try to start the process near them, they'll be knocked out before you get to take the pic. So you want to let the snapmatic mode set in before you punch them so you can get a pic like these:

 

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Lorajet

:^::^::^::^::^:

 

Oh, yea, you definitely rock! Thanks

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Ermac

This thread is now

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sh*t ignore that one above, it dun mean sh*t.

 

 

 

 

 

This thread is now

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There we go.

 

 

@Alien2 Better?

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AlienTwo

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sh*t ignore that one above, it dun mean sh*t.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There we go.

What?

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Biohazard Abyss

This thread is now

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There we go.

 

 

@Alien2 Better?

 

Verified by Riley

 

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AlienTwo

 

This thread is now

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There we go.

 

 

@Alien2 Better?

 

Verified by Riley

 

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Okay, me too, because if only one thread on this entire forum deserves to be Alien Probed/Verified, it's this one.

 

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bryce1792

Thanks man for posting you answered my question

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Kammakazi

YES!!! There will be lots of applications for this, and my photographic side.

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Biohazard Abyss

Would love to see some of you guys's first attempts and such, so don't feel shy to share :]

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WillC-HHG

Would love to see some of you guys's first attempts and such, so don't feel shy to share :]

My only "success", the other ones I have hit them too early

 

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Biohazard Abyss

At least you got him in a good position! His facial expression is hilarious :lol:

 

Just mash the attack button and your character will progressively get closer and closer to the pedestrian after each punch. Then when you see your character begin to lunge at them, indicating that the next punch will hit, get read to press A/X to snap the picture as soon as your character makes contact.

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WillC-HHG

At least you got him in a good position! His facial expression is hilarious :lol:

 

Just mash the attack button and your character will progressively get closer and closer to the pedestrian after each punch. Then when you see your character begin to lunge at them, indicating that the next punch will hit, get read to press A/X to snap the picture as soon as your character makes contact.

I know, it was really hilarious.

 

Will try to do as you say tomorrow when I get back online.

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LOES

Omg thank you so much. Was forever trying to find out how.

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AlienTwo

Again; f*ck yeah. This is perfect for a video game narcissist like me.

 

My first few attempts were failures, but then I figured that you could open the phone and hover over the "camera" option while pressing Y (or yellow gum drop on the xbox)and get to the shot much faster. Here's what I got there...

 

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I was just too slow at getting that camera around to where it makes a good image. But wait, eureka! I can just set the camera angle exactly how I want it in the first place(I'm excited because this dumbsh*t obvious concept had somehow *coughcoughweed* evaded me)!!

 

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Biohazard Abyss

Just spin the camera while snapmatic is open! :lol:

 

Just give yourself enough space from the car so you have a lot of time to set the angle of the image.

 

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Adeel007

Really good post OP thanks - the first one I took

 

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*Edit - added 1 more

This one looks like the woman is dancing lol

 

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PalmIsland

But you also have an special method where you can use a capture card to take any snapshot anywhere when you wants to, in superior resolutions.

Snapmatic pictures have low resolution (640x360), but there is HD capture cards that takes snapshots in 1920x1080 resolution. Or you can use UHD capture card which will allow you to take 4k pictures in 3840x2160 resolution. You can find updated information about the different capture cards bellow;

Best HDMI Capture Card List

Comparison of available Capture Cards and their features 2014/01/07

Blackmagic Design UHD capture cards

 

 

Some HD pictures taken with PCI based capture card (Avermedia Live Gamer HD) in spoiler. Click on the picture to get maximum resolution.

 

 

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The OP guide is good to use if you don't have afford to an capture card.

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Biohazard Abyss

The OP guide is good to use if you don't have afford to an capture card.

 

Or if you simply don't want a capture card :-P

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Commander S

Also worth a reminder: you can also take decent-ish 3rd-person shots whilst skydiving (the higher up you start, the more time you'll have!), or very briefly while rappelling, using Merryweather's pickup chopper:

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If you're really struggling, you can get OK (if a bit blurry...) results the old-fashioned way - point your camera at a mirror! ;)

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Biohazard Abyss

Forgot about the parachuting. I got some nice pics when it was snowing with that method. Will edit into the OP.

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chrisscorsese88

Thanks Biohazard! Been actually trying to find a way to do it, but never knew. Kudos! :^:

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SeaWallTx

Here is an Older Source from Droxsico at 7sins BUT it is only one crap method, lol.

"http://www.se7ensins.com/forums/threads/how-to-take-a-picture-of-yourself-in-3rd-person.1044439/"

 

Awesome Guides, Way better then the rest.

Thanks.

Great Job!

Biohazard Abyss

As Always!

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halflegz

Thank you, have wanted to take a third person picture for awhile now, seeing how using mirrors leads to blurryness this greatly appreciated.

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X-X-X

Good infos. Will try later.

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