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[1.9.x] Refocused Camera Focus Changer

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I'm adopting this nice mod, written by forum user @zentarul, who hasn't been around since August, the original thread here: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/122491-12-camera-focus-changer-v101/

Camera Focus Changer

 

 

Ever wished the camera wasn't anchored to your ship's center of mass? With "Camera Focus Changer" (CFC) you can now change the focus of the camera to any part of your ship you desire! Even better, you can have the camera focus on a nearby ship. Very useful when trying to target that docking port that is just so slightly out of sight.

To use this plugin, simply press the 'o' key while the mouse is hovering a part to have the camera center on it. Press it again to have the camera instantly snap into position. Press the 'o' key while the mouse isn't hovering any part to have the camera reset to the center of mass.

Notes:

  • It is recommended to be within 350m of an other ship to focus on it.
  • It is possible to change the key-binding in GameData/CameraFocusChanger/PluginData/CameraFocusChanger/config.xml

 

Known issues:

  • Focusing on an other vessel while "flying" doesn't work very well.
  • Focusing on an other vessel while steering the current ship will make the camera bump away.
  • When using CFC to focus on a part, all the Hullcam VDS views then end up focusing on it too when I switch to look through the cameras.

 

Todo:

  • Allow for the use of a key modifier (e.g. CTRL or ALT).

 

Video presentation by @maxrsp. Skip to 4:00 for CFC.

An other video presentation by @Kottabos.

Download:

Spacedock: https://spacedock.info/mod/1625/Refocused Camera Focus Changer

Source: https://github.com/linuxgurugamer/camerafocuschanger

License: MIT

Also available through SpaceDock and CKAN!

 

 

Edited by linuxgurugamer

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4 hours ago, Drew Kerman said:

additional Known Issue, unless you fixed it? Didn't see anything in the release notes

 

No, I just did a recompile for now.  I'll add this to the known issues list

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I think Easy Vessel Switch is much more versatile, it also allows focusing on individual parts with "O + LefttClick" and it doesn't have the shaky camera problem of Camera Focus Changer.

 

Edited by Enceos

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5 hours ago, Enceos said:

I think Easy Vessel Switch is much more versatile, it also allows focusing on individual parts with "O + LefttClick" and it doesn't have the shaky camera problem of Camera Focus Changer.

 

With this, hover the mouse and hit “o”, no need for left click

What “shaky camera” are you talking about?

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@linuxgurugamer Shaky camera when moving your main vessel while focusing on another. The "known issues" section of this mod.

But I do love that there's no need for a mouseclick. Camera Focus Changer was released before the stock "focus on part" was implemented, the creator of the mod devised his own object focusing algorithm. Easy Vessel Switch capitalizes on the stock feature while also adding camera transitions.

Edited by Enceos

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Didn't know you'd taken this over.  I'm still using the original one; it works in 1.4.2.  Have now downloaded your recompiled version.  Thank you for continuing this.

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Does anybody know what mod is used to get this internal view of crewed parts from outside? This image is from the spacedock page for this mod.

Refocused_Camera_Focus_Changer-151460278

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6 minutes ago, Errol said:

Does anybody know what mod is used to get this internal view of crewed parts from outside? This image is from the spacedock page for this mod.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Jacke said:

 

 

Ah, ok, thanks, I'd always assumed that mod was more of a parts pack with transparent pods, and that it didn't actually do anything to the stock parts. I will check it out.

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New release, 1.1.0

  • Added InstallChecker
  • Updated for KSP 1.8

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2 hours ago, jebalicious said:

Still 1.9 compatible?

 

Look at the thread title

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