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...and control!
Submitted By Olim on 08/08/29
Mars Explorer, olim, Feature Requests, observe, camera, 6 
This originally posted in the "Mars Explorer" Group

Once, I figured out that you can actually control the "observe" camera. Wanting the camera to stay behind me in sharp turns thus turning off SmartCam, I noticed the small button once again. The observe camera would be great for recording spectacular videos were it not for the controls. It is really hard to control, for instance: the controls of the first two dimensions (north to south and east to west) never change according to where you are pointing towards with your mouse. Using more mouse-oriented controls would help a great deal controlling the camera, switching from wsad to tgfh when going into observe mode should cause far less trouble. Toggling smooth camera movement, locking onto players with the camera and adjusting height much like it happens now with the i and k keys would be great. The modern camera 5 is similar to the old 6, but the camera is not free. You are forced to look at your own buggy while moving around, an option to toggle this off would be great. One small remark: if you hold alt in "observe" mode and let it go again, your camera will not go back to where it was before pressing alt. Instead, it stays at where you held alt. Thank you for viewing this post.


Great game, keep it up!

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Array Re: Observe...
2009/09/26 - 7:12 GMT
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I have been playing with camera views myself lately.
 
My favorite battle cam other than the obvious Laser Tag Mode can only be had by play a game>disable SmartCam>exit>re-join. It's most like Follow but a bit farther away allowing more view to sides but keeping the speed feeling. I am hoping that flyclub-style view sliders will be available some time in the future but if not, I would love a button for the view I described. Often, I slip and click another cam and can't get mine without a re-join.
 
I also love Bird but it's not practical for dogfights.
 
Also fun to use SmartCam distance slider set at 5. It's quite like observe.
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Array Re: Observe...
2009/09/26 - 12:55 GMT << In Reply to
Kruncher, you do know this post is 1 year, 1 month and 3 days old now, right?
Lolz.
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Array Re: Observe...
2009/09/26 - 12:58 GMT << In Reply to
I brought it up because I think it's still a good idea.
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Array Re: Observe...
2009/09/26 - 18:37 GMT << In Reply to
'tis a good idea Olim!
 
Play around with all the cameras folks. They are incredible!
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Array Re: Observe...
2009/09/26 - 13:00 GMT
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Ugh I h8 bamming.
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Array Re: Observe...
2009/09/26 - 16:57 GMT << In Reply to
Get over yourself. All good ideas deserve to be bammed. I think this is a great idea. I think we've all realized it but just didnt bother to speak up. It is very confusing and almost non useable.
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Array Re: Observe...
2009/10/23 - 0:11 GMT
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bam!


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