Space Engineers

Space Engineers

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Camera Panning - rotate camera view (+reset 1st person character view)
Type: Mod
Mod category: Script, Other
File Size
0.073 MB
Nov 25, 2016 @ 4:51pm
Apr 29, 2021 @ 4:21pm
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Camera Panning - rotate camera view (+reset 1st person character view)

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This mod enables players to change the direction camera while viewing it.
Works for any camera block, modded or vanilla.

How to use in game
When you view a camera the mod will tell you the controls as a HUD notification.

Simply hold the LookAround key (default: LeftAlt) and move your mouse/arrow keys/gamepad right stick to rotate the view (pitch and yaw).

You can also swap the yaw control with the roll control by holding the Sprint key (default: Shift), very useful for ceiling mounted cameras as shown in the video.

To reset the view back to centered press the Change Camera View key (default: V).

Pitch and yaw angle limits are determined by the camera's raycast angle limit (which is default to 45 which means -45 to 45). Roll has no limit.

The view speed limit is also intentional to give a servo motor feel.

Different people on the same camera can look in their individual directions because the view is not synchronized.

Other effects
This mod also changes:
- The max FOV on the vanilla cameras to 100 degrees (because 60 was simply too low), this does not affect mod-added camera blocks. However it is fully compatible with mods that change things on the vanilla cameras (except of course the max FOV).
- Fixes the position of the camera being in the center of the block rather than close to the camera model itself. This affects all non-modded cameras that do not have a ModelOffset set to them (because that also moves the camera view).
- Camera key resets first person view orientation on characters if 3rd person is disabled.

Side notes
I've not used the vanilla roll controls (default Q/E) for rolling the view for 2 reasons:
- Alt+Q/E still operates gyroscopes and I can't stop that.
- It can get more confusing than it is now.

Known issues
- (PB scripts) When the host rotates a camera, the camera raycast will be rotated along with it until they leave the camera view; this does not affect DS since DS can't view cameras.

XBox ?
Will not work. This mod relies on client-side scripts which are not allowed on the console itself.
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Eff09 Jan 14 @ 7:47am 
Hi! I am using Strg for sprinting and Shift to look around. But this mod seems to be hardcoded to the Shift key for that rotate function, probably the Alt too. Can you please tie it to the actual Key Bindings instead of hardcoding the keys? That would really be great. I sincerely hope that can be done, thank you.
Peekofwar Jan 10 @ 2:14pm 
@[pink]zackadiax247 Look for the Surveillance Camera mod.
Technically it acts like a turret (last I checked), though you can hold ALT in a turret camera to control your ship.
[pink]zackadiax247 Jan 3 @ 11:31am 
are there any mods for a 360 degree camera? i would love to be able to just slap a camera on top of a ship and have it essentially be like a cyclops camera from subnautica, where i can still control the ship.
Qvixote_Roux Jan 1 @ 1:08pm 
Honestly, I dont know why this function is not vanilla, this is so damn useful
Darian Stephens Dec 16, 2021 @ 5:42pm 
That's just how cameras work, though. You zoom by lowering the field of view, and the effect of that is everything gets bigger.
You see a smaller part of the image, which fits on the same-size screen.
If the issue is with seeing the pixels on the skybox at high zoom, just imagine it's the camera's resolution, or some interference. Or just ignore it.
Walto Dec 16, 2021 @ 11:44am 
Hi, I love the work on this, I've been using it on every saves !
A little question tho, is there a way that zooming doesn't affect the skybox ?
Or is it a work to do on the skybox mod?
ATF_Coldblooded Carebear || Nov 20, 2021 @ 10:08pm 
@Xeo yup it work for me
Xeo Nov 20, 2021 @ 9:19pm 
Is panning working for anyone currently? I cannot move the camera view around no matter what combination of keys and mouse buttons I use...
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Jonnyhawkeye Sep 19, 2021 @ 5:04am 
i can't even find the mod on the mod list so i can add it to my world.