Harv Island It is the home of Harvey the spaniel and Photopia on Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Photopia is where you can create scenarios to take photos of both yourself and the villagers who live on your island. You might even find yourself unlocking a villager poster or two when using Photopia …
Finally, Harv’s Island is the only place you can access the Dodo delivery and settlement services of Dodo Airlines.
Photopia in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Explained
Now that you’ve arrived on Harv’s Island, it’s time to learn how to use Photopia in New Horizons.
Choosing a set
Your first task in Photopia is choosing your set – Harv’s House has the same layout as a full gamer’s house, which means you have an upstairs room, a basement, and four downstairs rooms to choose from.
Since you can change both the wallpaper and the flooring, this choice will mostly come down to how much space you need for your idea.
Place furniture, change the wallpaper and the floor.
Once you’ve chosen your set, it’s time to start setting the stage for your photography. To do this, press the down button on the D-Pad as you would at home; the only difference is that your avatar remains on screen.
Item storage is accessed the same way you would at home, but unlike home storage, you will find that you can use every piece of furniture, carpet, floor, wallpaper, and clothing you can find in your Catalog. . This includes items that you no longer own.
You will also have access to all the insects, fish, fossils and sea creatures that you have donated to the Museum.
Finally, the ‘Other’ tab allows you to access tools, KKSlider logs, crafting supplies and other objects, such as fruits and flowers.
However, unlike your island, you have an unlimited supply of each item, which means that if you want to fill a room with Apple chairs, then you can.
You also have the ability to customize any item that offers the option without the use of customization kits.
You can do this by selecting the furniture while it is in storage or after it has been placed in Photopia.
Either way, the customization screen will open and you can select which variant for the furniture you want to use.
Carpets, wallpaper, and floors work the same as when you place them inside your home.
Once you’ve placed an item, carpet, wallpaper, or floor in a room in Photopia, it will be there forever, just like your island home. This means that you can exit Photopia whenever you want, without having to worry about your equipment being dismantled.
Adding villagers to your set
With the furniture in place, now is the time to add some villagers to your photo and there are two main ways to do this.
The first is to open the storage cabinet once more and, this time, scroll until you reach the little cat’s head.
This is the ‘Residents’ tab and it allows you to create models of the villagers currently living on your island in Photopia.
The second method is to use Animal Crossing amiibo, both cards and figures.
You will notice that, during location mode, there is a small amiibo icon in the lower left corner of the screen.
This icon means that if you place an Animal Crossing amiibo on your chosen controller’s NFC touchpoint during this mode, a template for the villager associated with the amiibo will appear in your Photopia set.
Organize the villagers and your avatar
Once you’ve decided which villagers deserve to be in your photo, it’s time to organize them.
To move a villager around the set, drag the cursor to them and then press and hold the A button. The villager will now be hanging in the air and you can move them to wherever you want them to be.
If you place the villager on a piece of furniture, such as a bed or chair, he will lie down or sit on it.
It is also possible to change both the clothes of the villagers and Reaction.
For clothing, press the X button while you’ve selected the villager, which will open the closet.
Now, just like you would your own avatar, you can explore all of your clothing items, experiment with outfits, until you find something you like. When you’re ready, all you have to do is press + and the villager will wear your chosen clothing in Photopia.
To change a villager’s expression, you must select the villager once more, but this time you must press the ZR button to open the Reaction menu.
Here you can test different reactions and choose the one that best suits your scene.
Finally, you can also rotate the villagers by simply pressing the A button.
All the actions described above can also be performed on your avatar, allowing you to become a focal point of the scene as well.
Taking a picture
When you’re ready to take a photo, you can simply press the capture button on your chosen controller or you can use the Camera app on your Nook phone to take more control of your photo.
You have the ability to pan the camera, zoom in and out, to make sure the shot is perfect.
If you want your villagers to look at the camera, press the R button and they will turn their heads towards you. If you decide later that you prefer not to draw their attention, you can simply press the same button again to have them look away.
This also includes being able to add a frame and the time and date to the photo, as well as applying a number of different filters, including monochrome and old-fashioned.
Finally, when you have everything set up exactly how you would like it, you can take the photo.
Dodo Delivery and Clearance in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Explained
Dodo delivery and clearance are two unique services that, at New Horizons, Dodo Airlines currently only offers on Harv’s Island.
Dodo delivery allows you to ship items from your inventory to your home from Harv’s Island. The items you submit will appear directly in your home storage, meaning you won’t have to wait to use them again.
To use the Dodo delivery, speak to Wilbur while on Harv’s Island and select the option ‘GO for delivery!’
This will open your inventory, allowing you to select the items you want to ship home and when ready, hit ‘Confirm’. Wilbur will now take care of the rest and you can find the items in your home storage when you return home.
Clearance works exactly like the Drop Box for Nook’s Cranny and any items sold using this service will be brought in at the same lower prices that apply when using this drop box.
The bells you win, as with the drop box, will be automatically delivered to your Bank of Nook account the day after you have used the settlement service.
To use Clearance, speak to Wilbur on Harv’s Island and select ‘Go to Clearance!’
Your inventory will now open and just like if you were using the drop box, you can select which items you want to sell and see the number of bells you will receive in the lower left corner.
It is important to remember that both services are currently only available on Harv’s Island, which means that you cannot use them on a Mystery Island or when visiting another player’s island.
New to Animal Crossing? Our Animal Crossing New Horizons tips can help you with the basics. Right from the start, there are fish and insects to catch, flowers and fruits to grow with Leif selling seeds, villagers to add or remove, and tools like the new ladder and pole to collect. Once you’ve settled in, you’ll want to make as many bells as possible, start collecting KK Slider songs and working on your island’s star rating, increasing your HHA rating, incorporating Feng Shui into your room design, and acquiring Kitchen furniture. You can also buy fake Redd art, use Dream Suite, and the island backup.