Get Precise Camera Angles¶
You may have noticed that M64MM has 4 buttons: Freeze, Soft Freeze and its respective Unfreeze buttons.
Freeze and Unfreeze¶
These will make the camera freeze as if the game was paused. This freeze method will also take Mario out of C-UP mode (First person view mode) if he is in it. This camera freeze mode is useful to get purely static shots and precise angles of a place.
Soft Freeze and Soft Unfreeze¶
You may recognize this if you have done SM64 machinima with cheats only. This is the same cheat that froze the camera’s position, but not the angle. This is useful to record a rotating shot without moving the camera’s position.
Precise Angles on Land¶
Considering the Freeze button takes Mario out of the C-Up mode, you can take advantage of this to create angles that would otherwise be impossible. Go in C-UP mode, and look wherever you want the camera to point at.
After you point at your desired angle, press the Freeze button to freeze the camera and its angle. Done!
Precise Angles in Mid-Air¶
You can do the same for shots in the middle of the air! First, find a way to get to mid-air. Using the Cannon or a Moonjump cheat code will allow you to do this.
When you’re in the middle of the air, press the Soft-Freeze button.
After this, your camera will be positioned high where you were when you pressed the button. Neat! After this, wait for Mario to land and enter C-UP mode. Rotate the camera however you wish, and then press Freeze to lock the angle.