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First off I should specify that I'm using an xbox controller with a program that converts it to work like the keyboard keys, so while playing on the PC I can still look and move using the two joysticks.  

 

I've been wanting to take some closer screenshots of my characters faces in game (not just in racemenu) and decided to finally try out the tfc command (as opposed to standing in front of a wall and making it 'bump' the camera closer to me.  However, I'm finding it Extreeeeeemly difficult to move accurately in this mode: it feels like I just jump to the side, jump forward, jump back, with no way to fine-tune the positioning.  The adjustments that use the 'look' joystick I'm able to fine-tune okay, but not the movement.  While playing I can walk forward veeery slowly by using only slight pressure on the joystick, but somehow in the free flying camera mode this doesn't seem to work, it's just always constantly at running speed.  It's really exasperating as I cannot get close to anything without inevitably just stepping right through it because I'm moving too fast and cannot slow down.  I can't imagine this is always this difficult for everyone else who posts fabulous screenshots (otherwise I will have to assume they spend ridiculous hours trying to get into position for a single shot - I certainly did this evening).  I tried giving myself a movement speed penalty so I wouldn't move as fast using console codes, but it didn't seem to have any effect either while playing or while in the freeflying mode.  I have no idea what else to try. 

 

On a possibly related note, it seems to me that when I was playing this on the xbox before getting a computer that could handle games, the speed at which the camera rotates around my character when I've been idle a while seemed to be a Lot slower (though I could be remembering wrong).  In any case, it would be really nice if there was a way to slow that down because if it starts doing that while I'm momentarily distracted, the fast rotating of it in my peripheral vision starts making me feel dizzy. 



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You can adjust the speed of the free camera by using the SetUFOCamSpeeMult console command, sucsm for short. They syntax for the command is sucsm X, where X is the speed you want. If I remember correctly, the default value is 10. Higher numbers will make it faster, lower numbers will make it slower. Usually when doing character screenshots, I use a value of 2, sometimes I'll go down to 1 if I'm trying to get a perfect angle for a closeup. So, for example, when I start screenshooting, the command that I would enter would be "sucsm 2". It will keep that value until you close the game, so you don't have to keep putting the command each time you enter free camera.

 

Another thing worth mentioning is the fov command, with the syntax being fov X, with X being whatever value you want to use. Definitely worth playing with if you haven't messed with it already. It will change your field of view, and you can use it to fine-tune your screenshots' perspective to be perfect for whatever the situation is. I usually use a value between 30-40 for character shots, and between 70-110 for landscape and scenery shots, but everyone has their own preferences, so definitely play around with it a bit. Once you are finished, you can type "fov 0" or just "fov" to return the field of view to default.

 

Hope this helps, and good luck with your screenshots!



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You can adjust the speed of the free camera by using the SetUFOCamSpeeMult console command, sucsm for short. . .  If I remember correctly, the default value is 10. . . . Usually when doing character screenshots, I use a value of 2, . . . It will keep that value until you close the game, so you don't have to keep putting the command each time you enter free camera.

 

Another thing worth mentioning is the fov command, with the syntax being fov X, with X being whatever value you want to use. . . . I usually use a value between 30-40 for character shots, and between 70-110 for landscape and scenery shots, . . . Once you are finished, you can type "fov 0" or just "fov" to return the field of view to default.

 

Hope this helps, and good luck with your screenshots!

 

Thank you SO much, this really helps! I'm sorry I haven't responded sooner, I keep forgetting to check back, but I really really appreciate your reply!  I'll definitely have more fun with screenshots now! :D



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SUCSM 0.1 SUCSM 0.5 SUCSM 1 SUCSM 2 SUCSM 3 SUCSM 4................................... SUCSM 10000000

Keep It Simple, Stupid.


Edited by XSadSickheadX, 11 August 2019 - 06:10 AM.






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