The Teacher Menu Screen Capture feature allows you to enable real-time image capture from the game as it plays.
Teacher Menu | Screen Capture:
Clicking on the Teacher Menu Screen Capture menu item brings up the Screen Capture
The Screen Capture setttings display dialog:
The controls for Screen Capture are simple, but depending upon how much free disk space is available on your hard drive, you may need to pay attention to how many large files you can save. You may find that for large displays and high quality image captures your game plays slowly and is interrupted by the screen capture process.
On smaller displays with a modern computer, you can essentially play with Screen Capture enabled and not see a performance change in the game play.
Controls for the Screen Capture are:
'Frequency' slider - sets how often the computer takes an frame capture.
'JPG Quality' slider - sets the overall image quality of the saved still frame.
'Maximum File Count' slider - the maximum number of still frames saved.
For most normal situations using a frequency on the 'often' end is best. If you are capturing mostly dialog shots, then less often is better to avoid duplicate frames. All of the movies you see at this web site were captured using the Screen Capture feature. Mostly we used the most often or 2nd most ofen Frequency setting.
JPG quality should usually be set to at least 40 or 50, but if you want a lot of very small files set it well below 50. Above around 150 you probably will notice little difference as you increase it further.
Maximum file count is completely up to you. You can save as many files as you have space to accomodate on your computer hard drive. The are named sequentially, and when the file count reaches the maximum, they start again at the first file in the sequence. In other words, if you are saving 500 frames maximum, and you keep playing as you record 498, 499 and 500 frames the 501st frame will OVERWRITE the 1st frame recorded. It is essentially a moving window into the timeline of your frame capture sequence.
IMPORTANT: Files are saved in your 'myScreenCaptures' folder in your 'myFiles' folder.
Your frames are saved in 'myScreenCaptures' folder: