Do you want to live a life that you dream of? Do you intend to be anyone that you want to be? Do you wish to choose whatever career you want? If yes, the Sims 4, video gameplay, can satisfy you. In this game, you can build your own house, create characters, raise a family, and so on. Also, you can use this game to make a short movie. To do so, you need to record clips of the game. The following is an instruction to show you how to record Sims 4 to create an animation.
Part 1. How to Record Sims 4 with Built-in Camera
To let you record the clips in the Sims 4, the developer adds a recording function to the game. It can record the game for a certain amount of time. It is simple to use. Let's see how to record Sims 4 gameplay with it.
Step 1: Load Sims 4 on your computer. Confirm the recording option – "Game option/Video capture". Please select "High" or "Not Compressed" quality. Also, to avoid grabbing the sounds of click/pause, you better disable the "UI Sound";
Step 2: Press the TAB on your keyboard to remove the UI. This can make you capture the scenes more flexibly. You can use the mouse to look around. Hit on W, A, S, and D to move the camera. Tap Z and X to zoom in or out;
Step 3: To start the recording, you need to press the V. When you want to stop, tap the V again. Finally, you can find the video in "Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Recorded videos".
Part 2. How to Record Sims 4 with Joyoshare Screen Recorder
As we mentioned above, the built-in camera of Sims 4 only can record the scenes at a certain time. Additionally, some gamers give feedback that the default recorder cannot capture the build and buy section. To remedy these shortcomings, you need to use a third-party gameplay recorder.
As an all-around screen recorder, Joyoshare Screen Recorder can help you capture all activities on the screen without time limit. You can use it to record all scenes in Sims 4. This software is smart and easy-to-use. It allows you to record video and audio simultaneously and separately. You can convert and save the game video in any formats, such as MP4, MOV, 4K Video, AVI, FLV, WebM, MKV, WMV, OGV, 3GP, etc. Therefore, you can watch and share the converted recordings in various devices and social media platforms.
Beyond that, Joyoshare Screen Recorder can record audio from the system and microphone. If you need it, you can add a watermark on your recording. What's more, the capture area is changeable. You can record the game in full screen or partial screen.
Key Features of Joyoshare Screen Recorder:
Record gameplay timelessly and smoothly
Grab audio from the system and microphone
Save video in diverse formats and devices
Add watermark, trim video, and change parameter
Step 1Run Joyoshare Sims 4 Recorder
Launch Sims 4 on your desktop. Open Joyoshare Screen Recorder. Select "Record video and audio" mode, which is next to the "REC". Enable or disable the system audio and microphone audio according to your demand.
Step 2Confirm the capture area
Tap the plus icon to select the recording area. You can adjust the recording size by inputting value or directly dragging the frame. Also, you can choose a presetting resolution from the drop-down list.
Step 3Personalize further settings
In this step, you need to find the gear icon at the low right corner and click it. Then you can change the saving format by tapping the "Format" button under the "Basic record options". Set shortcut key to start and stop capture. You can also preset a schedule to start and stop the recording. Adding watermark with an image and highlighting cursor are doable.
Step 4Start recording Sims 4
After that, you can click "REC" to capture Sims 4. The recording will start after the 3-second countdown. Then a small toolbar will appear. During the recording, you can click "Pause" to skip unwanted parts. Select the shape of scissors to trim the video. Once the recording is complete, you can tap "Stop" to end the recording. The "History" window will pop up to show the gameplay video. You can trim and rename it.
To sum up, this guide introduces 2 ways to show you how to record Sims 4. You can use the built-in camera or Joyoshare Screen Recorder. The first one is convenient if you don't want to install other screen recorders. However, it has a time limit and you cannot use it to record some sections. On the contrary, Joyoshare program is a screen recorder without time limit to record all actions on the screen. So, if you wish to capture all the scenes of Sims 4, the later screen recorder is better.