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    Camera options other than Chaseplane or EZDOK

    Hello everyone,

    I just reinstalled P3Dv4.5 and PMDG NGXu after a need to re-install Win 10 for reasons unrelated to flight simulators. After reinstalling PMDG NGXu, I noticed that the pre-set cockpit views in the virtual cockpit where placed much better than the default views when I ran EZDOK. I was never able to replicate the seat position, especially the HUD position, in EZDOK.

    The only reason I used EZDOK was to take advantage of mouse view without having to press the space key, I had one view set to no mouse view and on set to mouse view where the view would move with the mouse and I could zoom in with the third mouse button/scroll wheel. I had to accept the other well known idiosyncrasies EZDOK for that purpose.

    My question: Is there a way within P3D to program a default view with mouse look so that when I move mouse, I can look without having to also press and hold the space bar? In P3D, can I program the third mouse button/scroll wheel to engage mouse look much like it works in X-Plane? If so, then this will address all my needs for camera program without having to go to EZDOK or Chaseplane.

    Should I have to go with either Chaseplane or EZDOK, which one uses the default PMDG views and allows the view change when the HUD is clicked open?

    Thank you for your help!

    Rich Boll
    Wichita, KS
    Last edited by richjb; 28Jun2020, 17:28. Reason: typo..
    Rich Boll
    Wichita, KS

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    Rich-

    I own both but use EZCA. I simply added one additional view for the HUGS. That way, when I click the left A pillar to activate the HUGS, I press my assigned button and the view moves properly. Nickbe on their forum is an invaluable resource, and even looks in here from time to time. I love the program and fly absolutely everything I own with it providing my custom views.



    Normal-

    2020-6-28_12-49-12-995.jpg

    HUGS-

    2020-6-28_12-49-21-579.jpg

    Yours if you want them... in 4k

    PMDG 738Xu.zip
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    Last edited by cavaricooper; 28Jun2020, 18:01.
    Best- Carl Avari-Cooper

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      #3
      You can set the space tab function to any additional mouse buttons like pressing the wheel.

      Howrver I wouldn‘t want to fly without Chaseplane anymore. It makes cameras so much easier. The only downside: I can‘t stop my TrackIR and use the hat button on my yoke in the cockpit 🤷🏻‍♂️ But apart from that: perfect
      i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @2666MHz, 4k

      Marc Ehnle

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      • cavaricooper
        cavaricooper commented
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        Marc- I believe I used that with EZDOCK- select the view with TrackIR, press the STOP button and use the coolie hat. I haven't used TrackIR in months as EZDOCK and my coolie hat does everything I need without the nausea .

      • Ephedrin
        Ephedrin commented
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        I haven't been able to figure out the setting which allows this in Chaseplane.. maybe there is one. I'll check their forum I guess

      #4
      Originally posted by Ephedrin View Post
      You can set the space tab function to any additional mouse buttons like pressing the wheel.

      Howrver I wouldn‘t want to fly without Chaseplane anymore. It makes cameras so much easier. The only downside: I can‘t stop my TrackIR and use the hat button on my yoke in the cockpit 🤷🏻‍♂️ But apart from that: perfect
      How do you set the space tab function to the mouse wheel button? I haven't been able to figure out how to do that?

      Thanks!

      Rich
      Rich Boll
      Wichita, KS

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      • Ephedrin
        Ephedrin commented
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        space is assigned to "Mouse - control view direction (on/off)... just change the assignment

      #5
      Thanks Ephedrin!

      I'm going to try that.
      Rich Boll
      Wichita, KS

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        #6
        Originally posted by cavaricooper View Post
        Rich-

        I own both but use EZCA. I simply added one additional view for the HUGS. That way, when I click the left A pillar to activate the HUGS, I press my assigned button and the view moves properly. Nickbe on their forum is an invaluable resource, and even looks in here from time to time. I love the program and fly absolutely everything I own with it providing my custom views.



        Normal-

        2020-6-28_12-49-12-995.jpg

        HUGS-

        2020-6-28_12-49-21-579.jpg

        Yours if you want them... in 4k

        PMDG 738Xu.zip
        Thanks! I appreciate it!

        Rich
        Rich Boll
        Wichita, KS

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          #7
          Figured out how to do it. FSUIPC on the Miscellaneous page has an option for middle mouse button:

          Mouse look: This operates in a similar way to the default P3D facility, but without needing Controllers enabled in
          P3D — be sure not to have it enabled if you do have controllers enabled in P3D as the two facilities will clash.
          As with the P3D facility, the mouse look option is turned on and off with the "MOUSE LOOK TOGGLE" control,
          which acts as a Toggle with parameter 0, or as an "ON" with parameter 1 and "OFF" with parameter 2. The latter
          two are assigned by default in P3D, to the space bar.
          Note there's one main difference from the P3D facility: when first engaged the view is reset to centre-forward. this
          is the "origin" (0,0) of the view coordinates and allows the proper axis controls to be used without knowing where
          the current view is pointing. Also, there is no "dead zone"—moving the mouse moves the view.
          To avoid this difference you can use the built-in FSUIPC controls instead of the P3D control. There are three:
          mouselook on, mouselook off, and mouselook toggle. If you want to still use the space bar, assign it in FSUIPC to
          mouselook on for 'press', and mouselook off for 'release' (without repeats). This will override the P3D assignment
          However, you can also use the middle mouse button* which is predefined as "mouse look on" for press and "mouse
          look off" for release. Note that this use does not interfere with the mouse move option, if that is also enabled. The
          mouse move option needs fast single (or double) clicks of the middle button, whilst the mouse look requires you to
          hold down the button whilst moving the mouse for the view changes.
          Mouse zoom using the mouse wheel is also implemented and enabled by this checkmark.
          * The use of the middle mouse button can be inhibited by a parameter (UseMidMouseButton=No) in the INI
          file, which you can set if you need the middle button for aircraft-specific facilities.

          it's in the manual.

          Thanks for the help everyone.

          Rich
          Rich Boll
          Wichita, KS

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