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Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:12 pm
by decaff_42
Hey everyone, I'm looking for some help in making YSF videos.

I would like to hide or disable is the HUD when in all of the view options (F1 thru F9).

I've seen some videos where the camera in the F1 view moves around like the pilot was looking around. There is no HUD and the camera moves smoothly from side to side and they can zoom in.

Some relevant info:
I'm on a MacBook Pro running OS 10.6
2.4 GHz Intel i5 core
4GB RAM
I don't use a joystick, only keyboard and mouse

I'd appreciate any and all help with this problem.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:15 pm
by Shiny Rice
I don't really know, there should be somewhere though a list of the YS controls.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:41 pm
by Doomsday
decaff_42 wrote:I would like to hide or disable is the HUD when in all of the view options (F1 thru F9).
In the main menu.
Option (O) >>> Config (C) >>> Game Rule

Unmark the check box that says "Always show HUD"
decaff_42 wrote: I've seen some videos where the camera in the F1 view moves around like the pilot was looking around. There is no HUD and the camera moves smoothly from side to side and they can zoom in.
Pretty sure you would need a joystick to do this. Set your flying controls to your joystick and set your X and Y Axis Point of View to your mouse in the Key Assignment Menu.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:02 pm
by Philster
You also may want to check out this tutorial by Kuro. He shows you how to get all the amazing shots and also answers your question.

http://www.yspilots.com/yspf/viewtopic. ... ion#p24853

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:06 pm
by decaff_42
Doomsday wrote: In the main menu.
Option (O) >>> Config (C) >>> Game Rule

Unmark the check box that says "Always show HUD"
Thanks a million Doomsday!
This seems to work for everything but the F1 view, but it will get me by until i get myself a joystick.
Any ideas why this doesn't work in the F1 view?

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:24 am
by waspe414
There is no way to turn off the HUD in F1 without modifying the aircraft's .dat file. (Perfectly possible, just takes a little work. (Involves making a blank instrument panel file and setting it to the specific aircraft.).)

Regarding looking around, if you record a flight, then change your control settings and watch the replay, it is perfectly possible to get the "looking around while flying" feel. The relevant controls are the View X-Axis and Y-Axis, under the joystick setting box.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:30 am
by Gunny
As regard the looking around aspect of replays Kuro had a mouse utility that was called mouseheadlook.I couldn't find a link to it though but I know it exists cause I have it.You install it when you are doing replays for the eyeballing effect.It will not work in active play because it de-activates the joystick associations.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:02 am
by Philster
Gunny wrote:As regard the looking around aspect of replays Kuro had a mouse utility that was called mouseheadlook.I couldn't find a link to it though but I know it exists cause I have it.You install it when you are doing replays for the eyeballing effect.It will not work in active play because it de-activates the joystick associations.
It's here. Part of the tutorial I posted by kuro.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:12 pm
by decaff_42
I took a brief look at Kuro's tutorials to get the general idea, but he mentioned having some software that helped him called YSCAMERA. It had a link, but it was completely in Japanese, and looked similar to other download links where the file is no longer available.

He also mentioned the Contrailer aircraft, which I have gotten, but he said you can edit it .dat file to make the contrails from sharp turns appear far enough away that they are off-screen.

"These can defiantly get in the way of filming and look very odd as they appear or come off of an invisible plane. Try accessing the .DAT file of the contrailer and position them very far away and you probably wont see them in the film if the contrailer happens to make a sharp turn."

I've looked around and couldn't find anything about the contrails in the tutorials here. Can someone show me the line in the .dat file that controls this feature so I can play around with it?

Thanks for all your help so far.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:52 pm
by waspe414
Via .Dat Variables
VAPORPO0 0.0m 0.0m 0.0m - The position (X, Y, Z) of the vapor trail.
VAPORPO1 0.0m 0.0m 0.0m - The position (X, Y, Z) of the vapor trail - movable (VGW) wings (f-14 etc..) When folded, the vapor trail comes from this position.
If you change the position to a few thousand meters, it will be out of view of the aircraft.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:12 pm
by decaff_42
Thanks! I saw that tutorial and was looking for 'contrails' not 'vapor'. Thanks for the tip about the thousands of meters. I tried a couple of shots with 100m but it was still there and looked REALLY weird.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:37 am
by Honey Badger
Be sure to scroll all the way down. The "better" view axis is hidden at the bottom.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:11 pm
by decaff_42
What do you mean by 'better' view axis? something in the .dat file?

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:13 pm
by Honey Badger
One gives you 90 degrees. The "better" one gives you 180. I can't remember which axis, though.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:16 pm
by waspe414
aragorn15 wrote:One gives you 90 degrees. The "better" one gives you 180. I can't remember which axis, though.
This being in the control menu, right?

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:45 pm
by Honey Badger
Correct.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:39 am
by Shutter
Not sure it's been mentionned, but last I checked you can set your axis viewing to mouse. It also works with the second thumbstick on controllers.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:29 pm
by Honey Badger
Yep. Just requires a joystick. I've posted about it many times. Search mouse x in the box at top of the page. You find it.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:20 pm
by TheJuli
To move the view smoothly just hold the F8 button and move the mouse around. The camera moves just like flying.

Re: Video Tips and Tricks Help

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:46 pm
by Boom
I dont think you could use f8 zoom (f8 + spacce + mouse up/down) to make it appear as if you were in the cockpit.