My Star Citizen Camera & Director Mode Tutorial

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    This is an in-depth look at the Star Citizen in-game camera system and Director Mode that debuted in Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.0. I've spent almost three months learning the ins and outs of the new camera system with the help of some fellow Star Citizen camera junkies and wanted to create a detailed but easy to follow camera tutorial.

    Here's the timestamp outline. Please use the links in the video description on YouTube to jump ahead or rewatch specific sections.
    • 0:10 - Intro
    • 2:36 - CHARACTER State: Chase Cam
    • 3:17 - CHARACTER State: Orbit Cam (Director Mode)
      • 5:35 - Director Mode: Offset
      • 7:11 - Director Mode: Field of View (FOV)
      • 8:17 - Director Mode: Depth of Field (DOF)
      • 10:53 - Director Mode: Mouse Zoom
      • 12:03 - Director Mode: Free Look
      • 12:47 - Director Mode: Save and Load Views
      • 13:29 - Director Mode: Reset View to Default
    • 13:48 - VEHICLE STATE
    • 14:53 - VEHICLE STATE: Chase Cam
    • 15:36 - VEHICLE STATE: Orbit Cam - Vehicle
    • 15:55 - VEHICLE STATE: Orbit Cam - Passenger
    • 16:56 - SPECTATOR MODE
    • 21:39 - Issues
    • 22:42 - Conclusion

    Take a loo at a Star Citizen Camera and Director Mode guide or cheat-sheet I created:
    http://hasgaha.com/tools/SC-2.6-Camera-Controls-cheat-sheet.pdf

    And here's a JPG version of the cheat-sheet:
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    And a BIG thanks to my fellow crackpot camera junkies for helping me out. People like Rellim, Monk, and the DamnShames group along with myself have been sharing anything and everything we learn about the Star Citizen camera system with each other.
     
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    Holy balls i've been needing this for decades. Thanks man!!!
     
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    THANK YOU........

    This is by far the best explanation of this that I have found.
    Well Done.
     
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    Hopefully it helps you. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks Cosmic!
     
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    MVP incoming! lol
     
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    We are fortunate to have the best camera man in the game in TEST!
     
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    most valuable post indeed
     
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    Ha! At this point, I find it highly unlikely I get a third MVP. People said the same about my 2.4 trailer... and then my 2.6 sizzle reel... and then my time-lapse video. But I appreciate the support.

    You do me great honor, oh glorious leader.
    I'm still waiting for you screenshots though.

    Thank you
     
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    Too Amazing. Thank you!
     
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    This is so great! Thanks!
     
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    Excellent
     
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    Thanks!
     

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