There is a a larger amount of postings on the forum indicating that many people were looking for solutions to make screenshots and/or video captures from their Virtools compositions/applications. Many of them started doing own developments to get this feature (that is requested frequently by clients). In spring 2005 I was one of them and this is how i came across an article about creating high-res screenshots on gamedev . In april 2005 I sent an E-Mail to the Virtools support, saying that it would be a great feature for Virtools (DEV) and I included links to the article and it’s sourcecode. This feature request has been forwared from the support team to the "production team".
The good news is: Virtools has developed these features. Some of you may now think: "Great, sounds like there are great features in 4.0 !!" ….
Sorry to disappoint you – it’s not in Virtools (DEV) 4.0. "Huh, where it is then? A new add-on Plug-In?". Nope … I mean nothing like that is officially announced as add-on for DEV. But on the webpage about the new "3D Office Player, you can read the following:
"Experiences can be exported to both pictures (at very high resolutions if necessary) and video to easily record and share experiences"
(Experiences = Virtools Composition played in a player)
So if you or your clients are into product VIZ and it fits into the "new" PCS paradigm, then you can buy the Office player and have hi-res screenshots. Those who buy a DEV seat to produce a game probally won’t be able to do so … out-of-the-box …