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runshotgun suggested SonantAlpaca commented

Camera API

Here's a few things we'd love to see added to the SDK:

  • Functions to create and use cameras programmatically, without having to define it beforehand in the airplane configuration.
  • Dynamic cameras that can be moved, zoomed, created or destroyed.
  • Functions to retrieve the position/orientation of every camera.
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Simbol commented

I also vote for this please. Very much needed and requested by thousands of current MSFS users.


Regards,

Simbol

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EZdok_software commented EZdok_software edited

Hi guys. I voted too.

As a interested party, I vote many many times ..

What do you mean by "Camera API" ?

Such an API exists and implies the creation-deletion-adjusting of cameras through the cameras.cfg file.

It seems to me that it is necessary to clarify that the word "Camera API" means a set of simconnect variables that will allow you to operate the simulator cameras in real time, such as the old function Camera6DOF.


Based on the experience of the past 10 years, I have a complete list of necessary functions for such an API.

This list contains no more than 10 simple functions.


But I'm wondering if Osobo reads this forum and is there any feedback?







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virtuali commented

Prepar3D has a comprehensive Camera API, it would be very nice if MSFS had it too.

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EZdok_software commented

Prepar3D has a comprehensive Camera API, it would be very nice if MSFS had it too.

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Yes, but programmers still have their hands tied even with such a large API in P3D.

It is still not possible to get the name of the selected camera and its 7DOF coordinates. 7DOF because there is a ZOOM that must be included in variables like in the Camera API for Xplane for example.

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IcemanFBW commented

Not necessarily an SDK request, but it would be nice to have a one-click flyby camera included in the sim, as is present in FSX and P3D.

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SonantAlpaca commented

Hello,

Can you please provide details about your specific needs here? We'd rather design a solution knowing exactly what you need to achieve.

Thanks!

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