Forza Motorsport 3 : Photo Mode

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    SevenInchScrew

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    Forza Motorsport 3 : Photo Mode Thread

    Forza Motorsport 3 was released this week for the Xbox 360. Aside from being an amazing racing game, it also has a very robust photo mode. At any time when driving or watching a replay, you can pause and enter Photo Mode. The options and adjustments available lend themselves to making some great photos. I am by no means a great photographer, but I can try. And this mode lends itself well to just experimenting. So, I thought I'd make a thread and show some of the pics I've done. And if anyone else has the game and would like to join in, feel free.


    Bugatti Veyron at the Nürburging
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    BMW M5 on the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca
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    Ferrari Enzo at Fujimi Kaido
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    Corvette C6.R at Le Mans
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    Bentley Speed 8 on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans
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    Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa at Amalfi Coast
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    Subaru WRX STi on 2 wheels at Sebring
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    BMW M5 leading a Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 GT3 at Camino Viejo
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    Lotus Exige Cup 240 at Camino Viejo
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    Lotus Exige Cup 240 at Camino Viejo
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    Lotus Exige Cup 240 at Camino Viejo
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    Didn't or doesn't gran turismo have something like this also?
     
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    Yes, but you can save them to your Xbox HD and copy them to a USB drive.
     
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    Cool, Thanks I will give it a try
     
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    Yes, GT4 has a photo mode. It has been some years since I played it, so I don't honestly remember how in-depth it was. But I do remember taking pictures. I have GT5 Prologue as well, but I can't remember if it has a photo mode. I didn't play it much. The full version of GT5 will have a photo mode when it comes out at some point next year.
    Yes, you do need Xbox Live Gold to get the pics. You can take the photos in game without Gold, and view them whenever you like in the game. But, in order to get them on your computer, you have to save them to your "Storefront" in the game. This uploads them to the Forza servers. Then, when you go to forzamotorsport.net and log in you can go to the "My Forza" section and download them from there. This is the same for videos as well.
    This is not true. The Xbox won't let you save game data to and from a USB device. I wish you could do this, because it would simplify the process greatly. But, that isn't the case. Saving the pictures and videos to the Forza servers is the only way to get them.

    If the game had a way to save the pictures and videos to the general "Pictures" and "Videos" sections of the Xbox memory, what you suggest might possibly work. But, these items are treated as "game data" by the Xbox, and thus can't be transfered off the console to anything but a memory unit or Xbox HDD.
     
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    Well darn, I guess I won't be able to post them :(
     
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    Yea, it does suck. I really do wish it was as easy as he suggested. It would be great. But since that is the way the Xbox handles its data, sending these things to the Forza servers is the only way. And in order to have access to the Forza servers, you need Gold. :(
     
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    Well thats a bugger.


    Another thought: Maybe we should start something where we pick a car and a track and see who can get the fastest time over the span of a week. Winner picks next set of the track and car?
     
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    I really want Forza 3 but don't have an Xbox 360. I only have a PS3. :(
     
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    Instead of just taking pics of some random cars from the game, today I figured I'd try and recreate some of the cars of some Macrumors members. So, using a couple cars and pictures from this thread...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=627003

    ...I got to work. Given the options available in the game, I think a few of them turned out pretty awesome.

    First up is radiantm3's amazing BMW 135i. I tried to recreate a couple pics he's posted. The wheels are slightly off, but they are as close as I can get in the game.

    The first one was just a vague replication, but the feeling is the same...

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    The next one I tried to recreate one of his pics exactly. Or, at least as close as I could come...

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    The last one was just a cool spot, so I took a pic...

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    Next up, I took some pics of a red Nissan 370Z like Educ8r owns. He posted this first pic today, so I started with recreating that...

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    The last couple were just some cool pics from the New York track location in the game. It makes for some amazing pics...

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    I'd like to get F3 but i'm not done with F2 yet....I was hoping they would wait another year to release the next one. I never have time to finish games.
     
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    I hear ya. I made it all the way through the career mode in F2, but I didn't get all of the achievements. That stupid "1,000,000 Online Credits" one was killing me. :mad:

    But really, you should just move on. Forza 3 is so much better than F2 ever was. Once you play F3, you will quickly forget all about F2. :D
     
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    I'm on level 32 right now. Hate to have to start all over again and get up to being able to race the good races with the good cars.
     
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    any way the Forza 3 screenshots could be wallpaper size? some of those are really cool
     
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    gt 5. all i gotta say lol
     
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    I'm getting this game on my birthday... too bad its the 22nd.

    The urge to go out and buy it just for a turbo'd E30 M3 is almost unbearable, honestly.

    The E60M3 is soo sexy, and the California... jeez. I can't wait to get my hands on this!

    lucky for me it'll be coming with a 24" HD monitor xD
     
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    I have all of them in their native 1280x720 resolution. Do you have any specific ones you want?
    Oh, I will be getting GT5 when it comes out as well. But, it will take a lot for that game to top Forza 3. I used to be a diehard GT fan. But lately the games have just become so boring. The graphics are unmatched, but the GAME part of it just lacks enjoyment for me. I like racing, not collecting hundreds of cars like Pokemon. But, that's just me.
    OK, so I have a request for the E30 M3 and the Ferrari California, got it. Anything else? I can get pics of any car in the game. They are all unlocked when you start, so I can do photo mode with any of them. Just let me know if there is any others you'd like to see.
     
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    Anyone got pictures of the Alfa Guilia? Curious about how well they've recreated it..

    I might buy an X360 pretty much just for this game.
     
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    E60 M5??? :)
     
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    I will take some tomorrow. It looks great, btw.
    If you are a fan of anything automotive, it would be well worth it in my opinion.
    Here is the first few I took of the one from my career mode earlier. But, as with the Alfa requested, I will take some more tomorrow.

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    Here are a few more pics that I worked on tonight. A few requested cars from earlier, and a couple other goodies...

    BMW M3 E30 at Laguna Seca
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    BMW M3 E30 at Laguna Seca
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    BMW M3 E30 entering the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca
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    BMW M3 E30 entering the Carousel at the Nürburgring
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    BMW M3 E30 at the Nürburgring
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    Lexus IS-F at Fujimi Kaido
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    Lexus IS-F at Fujimi Kaido
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    Ferrari California at Mugello
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    Ferrari California at Mugello
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    Ferrari California at Mugello
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    Porsche Carrera GT at Catalunya
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    Porsche Carrera GT at Catalunya
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    Porsche Carrera GT at Catalunya
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    Porsche Carrera GT at Catalunya
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    Some of the best I've seen are made by stitching multiple shots in Photoshop.

    Here are a couple from another forum I'm on (not my own):

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    Yea, I've been meaning to try that. The stitched shots are the best looking ones, for obvious reasons. I might give it a go tonight, see what I can come up with.
     
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    Here are my pics from tonight. I took some of the requested Alfa and the E60 M5, with a few of the sweet Aston DBR9 as well....

    Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA at Maple Valley
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    Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA at Maple Valley
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    Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA at Amalfi Coast
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    Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA at Amalfi Coast
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    BMW M5 E60 at Sebring
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    BMW M5 E60 at Sebring
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    BMW M5 E60 at Sebring
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    BMW M5 E60 at Sebring
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    Aston Martin DBR9 at Road Atlanta
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    Aston Martin DBR9 at Road Atlanta
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    Aston Martin DBR9 at Road Atlanta
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    Aston Martin DBR9 at Road Atlanta
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    could i have either this or this (or both!) in the native resolution? it won't fit my monitor but i'll deal with it:)

    thanks
     

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