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Set Main Camera View

Hi guys, I put a static Camera in the Scene. What I want is the main view to be the view of this camera. I don't want the camera to follow my player or have any target. I want just a camera that sees the scene from a static place. How can I do that? Right know when I press the Play button the main view is the view of the Player Starter, I want to change that.

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asked Jun 29 '14 at 09:53 AM in C++ Programming

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answered Jun 30 '14 at 12:09 PM

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avatar image dbrizov Jun 30 '14 at 01:13 PM

Thanks mate, I will try this out when I get home, and will tell you what happened :)

avatar image Shadowriver Jun 30 '14 at 01:19 PM

Also to add, this function set camera to camera component in actor, you can input any actor and it will use camera component of that actor, similar as in spectator mode you can switch between players cameras in some games ;)

avatar image dbrizov Jun 30 '14 at 05:19 PM

Mate, I don't get it. I have to inherit APlayerController and to call the SetViewTarget function to target the static camera?

avatar image Shadowriver Jun 30 '14 at 08:13 PM

You need to call it in player controller. You dont know how to get yor player controller?

avatar image Telimaktar Jun 30 '14 at 06:26 PM

Either PlayerCameraManager->SetViewTarget(ACharacter); // in APlayerConller or through blueprint with Set View Target with Blend

avatar image Shadowriver Jun 30 '14 at 08:11 PM

Set View Target with Blend is diffrent funtion and SetViewTarget is in PlayerController too

avatar image dbrizov Jul 01 '14 at 04:33 PM

Ok, I managed to do it both with C++ code and with a blueprint.

Here is how it's done with C++

 // Header
 class ACameraController : public AActor
     UPROPERTY(EditAnywhere, BlueprintReadWrite, Category = "View Target")
     ACameraActor* ViewTarget;
     UPROPERTY(VisibleAnywhere, BlueprintReadOnly, Category = "Player Controller")
     APlayerController* PlayerController;
     virtual void BeginPlay() override;
 // Source
 ACameraController::ACameraController(const class FPostConstructInitializeProperties& PCIP)
     : Super(PCIP)
 void ACameraController::BeginPlay()
     this->PlayerController = this->GetWorld()->GetFirstPlayerController();
     if (this->PlayerController && this->ViewTarget)

This answer shows how it's done with a blueprint

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