#26 New edition for 3 D gaming

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2012-07-16
Mike Gordon
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I've tried your program with a 3 D game and it seems to work. The only problem is doing sharp turns or turning around. If you could somehow program E via cam to move the mouse continuously in the desired direction until your face centered back on the camera it would allow you to use this program more efficiently for games.

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  • georgn
    georgn
    2012-07-25

    What game are you referring to? In the titles that I play eviacam behaves exactly like you described. could be the fact that i use relatively high sesitivity levels ingame and high smoothing in eviacam.

     
  • Mike Gordon
    Mike Gordon
    2012-07-25

    The game I'm trying to use your program with is skyrim. The problem i'm having is that I can only look so far to the left or right before the mouse pointer stops which makes the game camera stop. For example, in the beginning of the game you have to run up a spiral staircase. Unless I was the little girl from the exorcist I couldn't turn my head enough to make it to the top. What I was suggesting is if you made a feature so that when you turn your head to the right for example and keep it turned right, the mouse would continually go in that direction until you straightened your head out. It would also be helpful to turn around in the game if you had a feature like this because as of now I can't pull it off without hurting my neck and as soon as I face the screen again I'm looking the same direction as when I started. That is, unless I pause the game while holding my head and the direction and straighten my head out and unpause.

     
  • If I didn't misunderstand, you are asking for a joystick like mode which, more or less, would work as follows:

    1. Initially you calibrate a neutral position for your head. In such position, no cursor motion occurs.
    2. When you move your head far enough from the neutral position, the mouse pointer starts moving to the same direction at constant speed.
    3. When you return to the neutral position, the pointer stops again.

    Some variations of the above idea might include an option to accelerate the pointer after some time moving in a specific direction and linking the speed of the pointer with the distance of your head from the neutral position, the farthest, the fastest.

    Is that correct?

     
  • Mike Gordon
    Mike Gordon
    2012-07-26

    That sounds pretty much like the idea I was going for. If you could Mix what the program does now with the joystick mode I think that would work perfect for games. For example, if you could still look around with the camera mouse like you do now but make it so if you look far enough in one direction(outside a set perimeter) it would switch to the joystick mode and continually go in that direction(until the mouse moved back in the perimeter box). That way you could still be accurate while aiming.

     
  • georgn
    georgn
    2012-07-26

    Wouldn't something like that require absolute coordinates? Could be a nice option, yes.

     
  • Mike Gordon
    Mike Gordon
    2012-07-26

    I suppose it would. My knowledge of coding is limited otherwise I'd give you some input on it. Thanks for getting back with me, I hope you take my idea into consideration.

     
  • georgn
    georgn
    2012-07-26

    Pllease let me correct some missunderstanding: the programmer is cmauri, I'm georgni, a user of this fantastic software , nothing more.

     
  • Mike Gordon
    Mike Gordon
    2012-07-28

    oh, sorry about that. Well, hopefully cmauri might add something like this to his program in the future.

     
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  • Such a joystick like mode will need some sort of absolute coordinate tracking (as georgni suggests) which, more or less, the current face localization feature provides although it has not an astonishing accuracy (might be is enough for on/off joystick mode...). However, I think a robust and accurate absolute mode tracking is the best path to follow.

    I hope also to add this and other nice features suggested by users in future, but this depends on a number of factors. Anyway, requesting it in this tracker is the first necessary step.

    And yes, I'm the author and programmer of this software.

     
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