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Flight Simulator Camera Configuration

Discussion in 'SimConnect' started by nanavatiarpan, 24/2/07.

  1. nanavatiarpan

    nanavatiarpan

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    hey Folks,

    I am currently trying to figure how can i free the camera of the aeroplane once the flight has started...
    i have tried tweaking the camera.cnf file but the problem is that you cannot dynamically change the file and change the camera co-ordinates

    basically what i want to do is using my joystick i want to have the freedom of exploring the world during the flight..

    Can anyone please help me with it.
    Thanks in advance
  2. ronh

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    Hi,

    I have not done this myself but have you looked at SimConnect - there is a SimConnect_CameraSetRelative6DOF command that you can change camera views.
  3. theisomizer

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    Maybe I'm just dumb:banghead: but I don't believe I've ever heard of the camera.cnf file. Where is this located?

    Thx in advance,
    Sean
  4. nanavatiarpan

    nanavatiarpan

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    thank you for the reply
    i have already worked with SimConnect_CameraSetRelative6DOF...yes i can change the viewpoints...but still it will look at the cockpit...i want to change the view and see the world...what i mean is i want to translate the camera viewpoint as well as the view..
    please let me know if you find such a solution
  5. lsorgi

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    camera FOV

    Does anybody know how wide is the camera Field of View on FSX?
    thanks

    Lorenzo
  6. Simon853

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    I've done some experiments with this, translating a given FOV value to the FS Zoom factor.

    I think that 0.4 equates to about 120 degrees, 1.0 = 90, 2.0 = 45, 4.0 = 22.5, etc.

    Si
  7. lsorgi

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    Hi Simon,

    mmm....these values sound really strange. I am pretty sure that the zoom 1.0 should be almost 35 degrees. ....and anyway I need an exact value. thanks anyway

    bye
    Lorenzo

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