switchCamera

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Description

Description:
Switch camera to given vehicle / camera. Mode is one of:
  • "INTERNAL": 1st person
  • "GUNNER": optics / sights
  • "EXTERNAL": 3rd person
  • "GROUP": group
  • "CARGO": same as "INTERNAL"
If you switch to a unit in a vehicle, this command uses the correct turret.
Control over the unit is not given to the player. Use selectPlayer or a combination of switchCamera and remoteControl to achieve this.
Always switchCamera first (when needed) before using remoteControl as doing it after may lead to unpredictable results.
Groups:
Camera Control

Syntax

Syntax:
target switchCamera mode
Parameters:
target: Object
mode: String
Return Value:
Nothing

Alternative Syntax

Syntax:
switchCamera target
Parameters:
target: Object
Return Value:
Nothing

Examples

Example 1:
player switchCamera "Gunner";
Example 2:
vehicle player switchCamera "External";

Additional Information

See also:
cameraView cameraOn cameraEffect selectPlayer remoteControl

Notes

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Posted on 2015-05-16 - 13:14 (UTC)
Killzone Kid
Force top down view:
private _cam = "Land_HandyCam_F" createVehicleLocal [0,0,0]; _cam hideObject true; _cam attachTo [player, [0,0,10]]; _cam setVectorUp [0,0.99,0.01]; _cam switchCamera "Internal"; findDisplay 46 displayAddEventHandler ["MouseButtonDown", { if (_this select 1 == 0) then { player forceWeaponFire [currentMuzzle player, currentWeaponMode player]; }; false }]; findDisplay 46 displayAddEventHandler ["KeyDown", { if (_this select 1 in actionKeys "ReloadMagazine") then { reload player; }; false }];