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Individual Mod Downloads for IL-2 1946 => Other Mods => Visual Mods => Topic started by: SAS~Storebror on October 27, 2014, 08:39:24 AM

Title: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.02 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [4.13] [Update 2106-04-26]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 27, 2014, 08:39:24 AM
Dear SAS members & guests,

I know this has been done before, maybe better, maybe bigger, at least in a similar way...
However all the mods doing the same thing like this one does, appeared too "intrusive" to me for occasional usage, that's why I did this one.
This mod features just one purpose hence it changes one java class only.
It enables you to look around wherever you want in external views (friendly and enemy, F2 and Ctrl+F2), so you can change the point you're looking from in all three axis as well as the direction you're looking at in all three axis as well.

Additionally, both in "standard" and "modded" camera mode, you can toggle a "pilot view follows camera" mode with your caps lock key.
When caps lock is engaged, the view of the pilot who's plane you're currently watching will follow your camera, so he'll always be looking straight in your direction (without breaking his neck of course lol :P )

Last but not least, since version 1.02 of this mod, you can also use a "go pro" camera view mode, where the camera is placed at specific spots of your airplane, moving with it.
There's up to 9 positions available, depending on the airplane you're looking at.
To use the "go pro" mode, just hit the "follow view" key (default: F8) multiple times.

This mod is least intrusive thus compatible with any base game version from 4.09m through 4.13.1m.
Note the known issues from the readme however, and most of all make sure to read the readme!

Readme:
Code: [Select]
                  Camera Mod (for Screenshots etc.)

                                 v1.02

***************************************************************************

Installation:
Extract this mod into the folder which holds the modded files in your game.
Depending on your game version this might be e.g. MODS, #SAS, #DBW, #UP# or
anything else.

***************************************************************************

Usage:
This mod makes it possible to look around wherever you want in external
views (F2 and Ctrl+F2).
You can toggle between "standard" game behaviour and "modded" game
behaviour by pressing the "Pan View" Hotkey (by default this is the "F9"
key). When in "modded" mode, mouse behaviour is this:

Mouse left/right                     = Turn your view left/right
Mouse up/down                        = Turn your view up/down
Alt Key pressed                      = Temporary "standard" game behaviour
                                       (until you release the Alt Key)
Mouse left/right + Shift Key Pressed = Move your Viewpoint left/right
Mouse up/down + Shift Key Pressed    = Move your Viewpoint up/down
Mouse left/right + Ctrl Key Pressed  = Tilt your view left/right
Mouse up/down + Ctrl Key Pressed     = Move your Viewpoint forward/backward

Additionally, both in "standard" and "modded" camera mode, you can toggle
a "pilot view follows camera" mode with your caps lock key.
When caps lock is engaged, the view of the pilot who's plane you're
currently watching will follow your camera, so he'll always be looking
straight in your direction (without breaking his neck of course lol :P )

Last but not least, since version 1.02 of this mod, you can also use a
"go pro" camera view mode, where the camera is placed at specific spots
of your airplane, moving with it. There's up to 9 positions available,
depending on the airplane you're looking at.
To use the "go pro" mode, just hit the "follow view" key (default: F8)
multiple times.

***************************************************************************

Known Issues:
This mod has been made as little intrusive as possible. The only class
modified is the "HookView" base game class.
It's compatible with any base game version from 4.09m through 4.12.2m.
4.13.x might or might not work, I don't give a flying f*ck.
However naturally it is in conflict with other mods touching the "HookView"
class, e.g. PAL's VisualMod. This mod is not meant to replace such mods,
it's merily a "lightweight" example of a full "freedom" mouse move mod.
If you want to use this mod together with other conflicting mods
nevertheless, please make sure to rename this mod's folder accordingly,
e.g. to "### Camera Mod" in order to ensure it's loaded before any other
mod touching the same classes.

***************************************************************************

Credits:

1C/Maddox for this beautiful game
SAS Team for continuous support and testing
bomberkiller for his valuable input and ideas
TD for fucking up the game with every new patch

***************************************************************************

***************************************************************************

Changelog:

1.00: Initial Release
1.01: "Pilot view follows camera" mode implemented
1.02: "Go Pro" mode implemented, directional vector translation bugs fixed

***************************************************************************

Other things worth reading:

If you want to file a bug report, please write

"I've read and understood the readme!"

somewhere in your bug report (literally, use copy & paste).
Otherwise I assume that you didn't read this readme and hence will not give
a damn for your bug report. Thank you very much for your understanding.

Download Link:
Camera Mod v1.02 (http://www.mediafire.com/download/h330a3g39bxtd3i)


This video shows how the new "pilot view follows camera" mode works:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc7TKA5OmQw

This video demonstrates the use of the "go pro" camera mode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flojK96-Xn4

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00
Post by: The Radge on October 27, 2014, 08:43:44 AM
Thank you Mike, if YOU made this, I believe this is made perfectly :)
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00
Post by: SAS~Malone on December 05, 2014, 09:45:25 PM
how did i miss this?  ???
oh..yes....i was away for a bit....lol    :D
this is awesome, Mike, i haven't tested yet, just found it, so will feed back shortly, but i am sure it will be cool.
thanks mate, going to test it as soon as i've had my morning java  8)
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 05, 2014, 11:06:32 PM
I must admit that this is not yet perfect.
For instance the external view will always start in "modded" mode, you have to press F9 once to get back to the normal behaviour.
I'll try to change that in the next release.

Then, when you move around a lot and switch between "normal" and "modded" mode a couple of times, you might f*ck up the whole viewpoint so you will eventually not be able to coordinate between your mouse move and the viewpoint changes anymore.
What's missing here is some kind of "reset" button so you get back to the default viewpoint without having to toggle through externals again.
That comes true particularly when you want to view some other aircraft than yours, in worst case you have to toggle through the full list of external cameras available, which can be many in case of online sessions.
This is also due for another update.

Eventually some kind of toggle button for "help" icons showing the meaning of different key/mouse move combinations would be great.
That might or might not be implemented later, I have to check the feasibility of this.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00
Post by: KiwiBiggles on December 06, 2014, 02:51:47 PM
The original PAT mod was long one of my favourites, until the compatibility problems made it just too difficult to use.  Absolutely love this new camera mod.  Thanks Mike!

(http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy178/KiwiBiggles/Hurri_001_zps256c2d88.jpg) (http://s789.photobucket.com/user/KiwiBiggles/media/Hurri_001_zps256c2d88.jpg.html)
Etain Rouvres - May 1940

Cheers  :)
KB
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12]
Post by: SAS~Poltava on September 03, 2015, 02:39:14 PM
Discovered this one just now. Works perfectly in 4.12. Thanks Mike!  :)
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12]
Post by: SAS~Tom2 on September 05, 2015, 01:51:57 PM
Discovered this one just now. Works perfectly in 4.12. Thanks Mike!  :)

Same here, wonderful addition to my 4.09m installs, and maybe also to 4.12 as extra option aside the Visual Mod.
 
Cheers

T.
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12]
Post by: BMS on September 06, 2015, 01:45:03 AM
It works with my DBW. Its a really good and atmosphere enhancing MOD!!!   Many thanks
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12]
Post by: Atoka220 on September 18, 2015, 07:04:51 AM
Thank you! This mod is soo cool ;D

(http://s18.postimg.cc/wjo4nloqh/il2fb_2015_09_18_13_00_19_40.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/k51cn9x85/full/)

(http://s18.postimg.cc/tqux3koe1/il2fb_2015_09_18_14_38_26_55.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/mavnhs0ol/full/)

(http://s18.postimg.cc/nekd7hapl/il2fb_2015_09_18_14_40_21_39.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/w9l7hzzhx/full/)
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12]
Post by: Atoka220 on September 18, 2015, 09:13:39 AM
WOW!

The mod has a bug, that allows you to get the camera under the landscape. So I edited the underwater part of the screenie with paint.net, and this is what i got. Wow!

(http://s2.postimg.cc/y8bbcbobd/il2fb_2015_09_18_16_48_28_07.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/tz6la5l1x/full/)
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 18, 2015, 10:30:49 AM
It's not a bug, it's a feature :P
Joking aside, nobody forces you to submerge the cam.
You can even dig yourself a hole at land with it.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12]
Post by: Atoka220 on September 18, 2015, 01:24:09 PM
I know i know :D
I found it when I was setting the camera for a screenie, and immediately I tought it would be cool if i can take screens of ships from under the water line. And voila!

Thanks again for publishing this mod ;D
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 19, 2015, 12:46:32 AM
By the way: Where exactly did you get that underwater ship part from in order to edit it into the image?

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.00 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12]
Post by: Atoka220 on September 19, 2015, 01:10:25 AM
Due to the bug, we can see everything under the landscape, that are modelled under it. For example ships, sunken ships, but you can't see plane parts, bombs, torpedoes, submarines, cause they are not modelled. So that's the whole ship model in the game.
Under the landscape, it's blue like the sky, and looks like everything is floating in the air, so i have to after edit the screen.
I know, I'm crap at explaining, with my gammar, so I'll post some unedited shots, if i get home x)

Regards
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.01 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [Update 2106-04-14]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 14, 2016, 07:52:20 AM
Hi folks,

New Version 1.01 of this mod has been released in first post.
This version implements a new "Pilot view follows camera" mode for even nicer screenshots.

Code: [Select]
Additionally, both in "standard" and "modded" camera mode, you can toggle
a "pilot view follows camera" mode with your caps lock key.
When caps lock is engaged, the view of the pilot who's plane you're
currently watching will follow your camera, so he'll always be looking
straight in your direction (without breaking his neck of course lol :P )

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.01 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [Update 2106-04-14]
Post by: taskf53 on April 14, 2016, 10:36:46 AM
Excellent the caps lock (for me lock F4) work even in pause.Stunning.

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.01 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [Update 2106-04-14]
Post by: Alfie Noakes on April 14, 2016, 01:07:09 PM
+1

Yes, many thanks for this Mike.....it's enormous fun  ;D
CapLock is hilarious...the pilots will end up smiling for the cameras more than using their gun sights   8)

Cheers

Alfie 
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.01 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [Update 2106-04-14]
Post by: BOYAN on April 15, 2016, 04:13:28 AM
Amazing idea, thank you mr. Storebror! I`ve been meaning to ask you, would you be willing to implement a camera that is fixed to the aircraft, ship or object in motion? Like putting a bunch of Go Pro cameras on an airplane.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmrsH5D8kDA

The old Pat mod has that feature, but doesn`t work in later jets environment.
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.01 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [Update 2106-04-14]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 15, 2016, 05:04:46 AM
Sounds worth considering for a future update.

For the moment, I've added a demonstration video for the "pilot view follows camera" mode to the first post.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.01 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [Update 2106-04-14]
Post by: bomberkiller on April 15, 2016, 05:56:43 AM
After (near) 15 years waiting for this screenshot-option...

...P-38J and Mr. Neil Young in my 4.10 & DBW:

(http://www2.pic-upload.de/img/30363493/P-38J_NeilYoung_a.jpg)

(http://www2.pic-upload.de/img/30363507/P-38J_NeilYoung_b.jpg)

Mike, thank you very much! W├╝nderbaaar!  ;)  :D

Best regards, Gerhard  :)
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.01 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [Update 2106-04-14]
Post by: max_thehitman on April 19, 2016, 04:31:56 PM


SUPERB new upgrade! Now I can finally have my pilot-skin models smile at
the camera for me.
Angelina Jolie will always look sexy for the camera... and Winston Churchill too !  :D

THANK You Mike!
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.01 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [Update 2106-04-14]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 25, 2016, 09:29:06 AM
would you be willing to implement a camera that is fixed to the aircraft, ship or object in motion? Like putting a bunch of Go Pro cameras on an airplane
(...)
The old Pat mod has that feature, but doesn`t work in later jets environment.
Just got back to this after having started to implement this feature on my flight to Mexico (yes, modding is also possible in the air).
I can already tell that it will be implemented in the next update, version 1.02.
It's working fine here but I need to test it a little more.
In contrast to the Pat mod implementation, this one will be as little intrusive to the base game as this camera mod has always been, which means it's supposed to work with any base game version by just dropping this mod in, as long as no other conflicting mods (most popular: Visual MOD) are being used.
Stay tuned.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.01 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [Update 2106-04-14]
Post by: bomberkiller on April 25, 2016, 09:33:37 AM
Hello Mike,

I want to test v.1.02 too in my old 4.10.1 & DBW & UV3 (107 GB).  ;)

Best regards, Gerhard  :)
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.02 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [4.13] [Update 2106-04-26]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 26, 2016, 06:44:54 AM
New version 1.02 is up in first post.

New feature:
Quote
(...), since version 1.02 of this mod, you can also use a "go pro" camera view mode, where the camera is placed at specific spots of your airplane, moving with it.
There's up to 9 positions available, depending on the airplane you're looking at.
To use the "go pro" mode, just hit the "follow view" key (default: F8) multiple times.

Changelog for this version:
Code: [Select]
1.02: "Go Pro" mode implemented, directional vector translation bugs fixed
"Go Pro" mode demo video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flojK96-Xn4

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.02 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [4.13] [Update 2106-04-26]
Post by: taskf53 on April 26, 2016, 07:00:49 AM
YYYYEEEEEESSSSS YES YES !!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.02 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [4.13] [Update 2106-04-26]
Post by: bomberkiller on April 26, 2016, 09:15:45 AM
Hello Mike,

thank you very, very, very...   ...much!  ;D

http://www2.pic-upload.de/img/30473822/CameraModv.1.02_a.jpg
http://www2.pic-upload.de/img/30473824/CameraModv.1.02_b.jpg
http://www2.pic-upload.de/img/30473827/CameraModv.1.02_c.jpg
http://www2.pic-upload.de/img/30473829/CameraModv.1.02_d.jpg
http://www2.pic-upload.de/img/30473833/CameraModv.1.02_e.jpg

Best regards and please get well soon, Gerhard  :)
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.02 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [4.13] [Update 2106-04-26]
Post by: tartenmuche on February 28, 2018, 07:23:54 AM
Dear Storebror,
I have read and understood the readme.
I tried to install your mod in BAT WAW3 without success.
Warned by your sentence, I reread the readme and I think I undersood it.
To be sure, I install it in my DBW game and it worked.
What should I do to get it working in BAT WAW3?
Thank you and best regards.
Tart

Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.02 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [4.13] [Update 2106-04-26]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 28, 2018, 07:56:36 AM
Most likely you have "VisualMOD" active in your BAT install, which is in conflict with this mod.
Other than that, there's no reason why it shouldn't work.

Cheers!
Mike
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.02 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [4.13] [Update 2106-04-26]
Post by: tartenmuche on February 28, 2018, 10:00:21 AM
Dear Storebror,
I have no" visual MOD" active in my BAT install.
May be some part of the visual MOD has been included in BAT by the designers.
You recommend to place ### in front of the folder in case of conflict.
I will make a try.
Best regards.
Tart
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.02 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [4.13] [Update 2106-04-26]
Post by: tartenmuche on February 28, 2018, 12:36:16 PM
Dear Storebror,
no success.
Anyway thank you.
Best regards.
Tart
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.02 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [4.13] [Update 2106-04-26]
Post by: whistler on February 28, 2018, 01:30:45 PM
Hi Tart,

When you unzip the mod you will get this folder structure:

"Camera Mod v1.02" >>> "Camera Mod"

Rename the folder "Camera Mod" to "! ! ! Camera Mod" and move "! ! ! Camera Mod" to WAW3
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.02 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [4.13] [Update 2106-04-26]
Post by: tartenmuche on March 02, 2018, 09:38:23 AM
Dear Whistler,
I press you on my heart, it works.
It is a little capricious with many keys to operate.
Maybe it could have worked with ### as suggested by Storebror, I didn't try hard enough.
Many thanks to both of you.
Best regards.
Tart
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.02 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [4.13] [Update 2106-04-26]
Post by: whistler on March 02, 2018, 12:37:14 PM
I am glad it worked!

Each new mod you add to your IL-2 must go to straight to the top. Should something go wrong, then you can easily roll back and then investigate...

Regards,
Title: Re: Camera Mod for Screenshots etc. v1.02 [4.09] [4.10] [4.11] [4.12] [4.13] [Update 2106-04-26]
Post by: blackshark on July 06, 2018, 03:06:56 PM
one question about this mod.

i am able to move as explained in the readme, I use it in the replays; but is it not possible to move my viewpoint in a specific point and stay there even if the replay go on ? it seems to me that the camera will move together with the plane whenever i move it ... sorry for my English but to be more clear: I pause the replay and then I  place my camera near a ship that is going to be hit by the bomb of my P40  and I would like to start again the replay but I want the camera stay there and do not move ... is it possibile with this mod ? ... if not, is there another way to do it ?