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Does someone know if there's a way to change the default camera view for avatar mode from 3rd person to 1st person (no model)?

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When in avatar mode, right click on the screen. The popup menu has selections for what you are looking for.

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What exactly is the avatar mode used for? It's nice to have this feature but now sure what one would use it for?

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11 minutes ago, Jazzfan said:

When in avatar mode, right click on the screen. The popup menu has selections for what you are looking for.

I know and that's what I'm using but my question is how to change the default view from 3rd person to 1st person so I don't need to change it each time.

5 minutes ago, captain420 said:

What exactly is the avatar mode used for? It's nice to have this feature but now sure what one would use it for?

I use it to simply look around and sometimes I take a walk. Pretty cool doing this in VR since it will feel like you're actually there in the same way it does when you're in the cockpit.

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Oh Captain... you're so full of questions... :emu:

Why is used for ? Well you need to figured it out by yourself, since we all are different and have different ideas. You can use it for Preflight Walk-around p3d, for an example.

 

Google it, there's many more ...entertaining ways to use it.

On a (much) lighter note.. you can jump from 122.000 feet. Without a chute. So much fun - #feel.like.a.Felix. :biggrin: Baumgartner.

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1 hour ago, WebMaximus said:

how to change the default view from 3rd person to 1st person so I don't need to change it each time.

 Ok, I get what you're saying. The only way I have found to do this is to save the scenario. ie; using the default a36. I enter avatar mode, with the avatar standing just behind the plane, and setup the 1st person view, and save the scenario. The A36 will be saved as well. On restart, select that scenario again, and it will open up with the avatar sitting beside the A36 in the 1st person view point. Unfortunately, the views that I had set in the A36 have changed back to default. This something that maybe should be mentioned to LM.

 

ps, if you save this as the default flight, the 1st person view with the avatar sticks. I just tested this by starting P3D and selecting the F35 in the scenario menu. The sim loaded with the avatar standing beside the F35. 1st person view was still set. As long as you do not mind starting your sim session in avatar mode standing outside your 737, you should be good to go.

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Not sure if starting in Avatar mode will work that good in VR and FlyInside but will give it a try.

I was hoping there was a setting in a cfg somewhere I could simply change.

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If you are adventurous, each avatar view is assigned a guid identifier. The 3rd person (above/behind) view is the default. If you swap the guid for the 1st person view with the 3rd person view, it may result in the 1st person becoming the new default view for the avatar. This is without having to save any scenarios. 

 

edit; i tried swapping the guid's between the default view and the 1st person no model, with no luck. The 3rd person view remains as default avatar view. I'm going to stick with saving the scenario, and ctrl+shift+e into the cockpit after I've completed the walk-around.

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Now we're cooking ;) 

Will give it a go! 

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This is just a WAG but is there a specific camera.cfg file for the Avatar? You could probably set one up there. ALso check out custom cameras, it may be possible to assign one to the Avatar.

 

Vic

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So I've now tried it and it works really good by simply swapping the GUIDs in the sim.cfg file for the avatar you choose to use.

An additional question just out of curiosity, in what file is the selected avatar saved? And is this per a/c or regardless what a/c you're using?

Reason I ask is I first didn't see the new camera view and also I got the default avatar rather than the new one I picked. I thought I changed what avatar should be used by putting in the title for the new avatar under the avatar section in Prepar3D.cfg but guess it's saved elsewhere and maybe is somehow connected to the selected aircraft.

I guess I can find out myself by digging some more but thought I would ask if someone maybe already knows?

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