Noel

Is it possible to change the zoom factor of outside environment and the exterior view of an airplane INDEPENDENTLY?

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This was something I think I could do did back in FS2004, but not since.  You could hold down a key combination to make either the plane or the outside environment change its zoom factor, and it made for wonderful crisper outside screenshots that you can't do w/ the default behavior in P3D because the closer you get to the plane exterior the closer you get to the background environment which gets more and more fuzzy/pixilation of sorts.  

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Hello Noel,

With the current sims, I would simply move the camera viewpoint in closer to the aircraft model while keeping the camera zoom at the same level. I don't think that the sim does this natively though, except through pre-configured camera definitions. You will probably want one of the many camera control addons out there, one that allows you to freely move the camera even when in outside view.

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4 hours ago, Noel said:

This was something I think I could do did back in FS2004, but not since.  You could hold down a key combination to make either the plane or the outside environment change its zoom factor, and it made for wonderful crisper outside screenshots that you can't do w/ the default behavior in P3D because the closer you get to the plane exterior the closer you get to the background environment which gets more and more fuzzy/pixilation of sorts.  

This would make no sense. I guess you are talking about the external views and what you are probably remembering is that you can change the 'chase distance' as well as the zoom. From memory this is mapped to CTRL- and CTL= in FSX, so maybt he same in P3D.

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Yes, CTRL - works in P3D. Brings you closer to the plane without changing the zoom of the background.

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8 hours ago, MarkDH said:

From memory this is mapped to CTRL- and CTL= in FSX, so maybt he same in P3D.

 

8 hours ago, pinepix62 said:

Yes, CTRL - works in P3D. Brings you closer to the plane without changing the zoom of the background.

Awesome!  I haven't tried it yet but I guess I had forgotten which keys did it!  Thanks a lot!  Don't want any other camera apps so this hopefully will do the trick.

Cheers n Thanks!

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On 11/15/2017 at 0:11 AM, pinepix62 said:

Yes, CTRL - works in P3D. Brings you closer to the plane without changing the zoom of the background.

Damn!  It doesn't work!  When I use 'Ctrl -' BOTH the external plane and I guess chase distance change to the same degree, but incrementally so one can make smaller adjustments than just using +/-.   I'm using P3D V3.0.

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48 minutes ago, Noel said:

Damn!  It doesn't work!  When I use 'Ctrl -' BOTH the external plane and I guess chase distance change to the same degree, but incrementally so one can make smaller adjustments than just using +/-.   I'm using P3D V3.0.

Then it's SHIFT- and SHIFT=. The other one is (as you have found) fine zoom control.

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