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Offline shiksen

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Using the Tab key to get better in-game photos
« on: April 15, 2018, 11:37:44 AM »
Hi so this is gonna seem really dumb but I've seen a lot of youtubers who make Sims 4 LP's zoom in really closely to something.
Like in this video:

https://youtu.be/Ql3uKIs7JYc?list=PLm7eMVoztWXeALJrZX6abX6gA_yIxmyfy&t=246

I've scoured google but have never found an answer just yes zoom with your mousewheel but it never gets that close.

Thank you! :)

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Using the Tab key to get better in-game photos
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 03:28:07 PM »
It looks like they're using the Tab key.

After pressing the tab key, zoom in with the mouse wheel. Q makes the camera go down, E makes it go up; WASD puts the camera forward and back (W, D) and side to side (A, S). Ctrl 5-9 will also save angles.

Q is down, E is up! Be careful with the + and - keys though, they tend to distort your camera view in cinematic mode.

It's easier to set the camera as close as you can at first, then using tab+mouse wheel to get in even closer.

Pause your game while you're doing all of that so you don't miss the moment!
Press 0 (zero) to pause and unpause!

You can also use the Z key to zoom in while in TAB-mode and use the X key to zoom out again.

Be careful with the + and - keys though, they tend to distort your camera view in cinematic mode.

Clicking the left button toggles camera lock on and off.

To get a closer/lower shot you may need to change your camera view in the game settings. Using the Sims 3 camera style you can get a much lower angle.

To change to the Sims 3 camera style go to the Options menu > Game Options > Game Camera - then check The Sims 3 Camera.

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Sims 4 Camera Settings and Use (Tilt and Rotate)
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=30288.msg486388#msg486388

The Sims 4 Screenshot Tips: How to Take Better Pictures of Your Sims
https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/news/screenshot-tips-sims

How to make a video using The Sims 4
https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/news/how-to-make-a-video
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Offline shiksen

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Re: Using the Tab key to get better in-game photos
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 10:17:55 AM »
Finally! Thank you so much! :)

 

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