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Zoom question. fore/background

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Hello all,I have a zoom question for you all. When I am flying say over the alps, and I want to take a screenshot, how can I make the zoom on the aircraft increase/decrease but not on the background mountains. Pressing +/- zoms on both foreground, (plane), and background, (terrain).IF there is such an option in can anyone please explain to me how I can do the above mentioned zoom.Thank you,http://turnhead.com/dot/alex/banner-retro-cool.gif

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There isn't. The zoom works on the 'scenery window' and everything in it. If you zoom in or out in 2-D cockpit zoom, you will only see the outside scenery change, not the 2-D cockpit. With the VC everything changes and the same when viewing in Spot Plane View. The only thing you can play with (and it will change perspective) is the view settings distance from the aircraft.If you set it to be closer, your aircraft will appear closer to the 'camera' without having to use the zoom factor. Would that help ? :-outta Francois :-wave[table border=0 cellpadding=10 cellspacing=0][tr][td valign=bottom" align="center]"At home in the wild"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:avsim.com/alaska/alaska_051.htm|Don's Alaskan Bush Charters]"Beavers Lead the Way"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:www.avsim.com/vfr_center/mainpages/vfr_flights_main_page.htm]VFR Flight Center]"Looking Good Outside"[/td][/tr][tr][td valign=top" align="center]http://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif[/td][td valign="top" align="left" colspan=2]http://www.fssupport.com/images/moose2.gif[/td][tr][/table]________________________Francois A. "Navman" DumasAssociate Editor &Forums AdministratorAVSIM Online![/bemail: fdumas@avsim.com________________________

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And you can do this by going to View/View Options and setting the Distance to a smaller number.Hope this helps,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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> With the VC everything changes and the same when >viewing in Spot Plane View. The only thing you can play with >(and it will change perspective) is the view settings >distance from the aircraft. >But it's possible to change the VC cockpit zoom factor without changing the outside view. Ctrl enter, and Ctrl backspace. I prefer the panel as in the second pic. Not totally real, but then monitor "tunnel vision" isn't either.Disclaimer: This is just for anyone who is not aware

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>Hmmmm yes, but isn't that moving the 'pilot position' (or >viewpoint) ? When you then turn your head you could see that >you are too far back and sitting behind your chair ;-) >Usually I'm sitting on the "seat back"! :) This view just works much better for an added sense of movement when landing. It's that peripheral vision that does the trick. Of course I'm also way off the original topic here....Pic--- real view from earlier today, including "camera" tunnelvision, rainspots and bugs on the windshield. Just past 36U towards PVU. (Utah)L.Adamson

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hmmmm,OK,I tried playing with the View Options under the view menu as you guys mentioned. I couldn't get the effect. I have to play more with the option to learn exactly how it works.I think that Scenery and airplane in spot plane view, will always change together. I don't think that it's possible to pause, and bring the plane closer to the camera without bringing the terrain in the back closer as well. I know in real life this isn't possible and that it is "As Real As It Gets" (smiles) but this is a computer game after all. It's all about possiblities in the virtual world.M$ needs to incorporate the movement in VC to Spot like LAdamson said he moves the viewpoint but doesn't change the zoom outside. Oh well,maybe in FS2004, M$?Thanks for the replies though!Cheers,http://turnhead.com/dot/alex/banner-retro-cool.gif

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As the other guys suggested, for spot view the solution is definitely to change the view distance from the plane (View/Options). Think of the real world. If you were floating outside your plane with a camera, you only have two options: adjust the camera zoom or adjust your position. If you zoom in or out naturally the plane and scenery will change together. But if you move away from the plane then the plane will get smaller but the scenery will not. Exactly the same applies in the virtual cockpit. You can either change the camera zoom, which will affect both cockpit and scenery - or you can change your position in the virtual cockpit, as Larry Adamson suggested. Hopefully it's now as clear as mud! Best regards, Chris

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