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RPG Camera

Trevor 10 months ago in Other updated by Marti (Lead Developer) 1 month ago 3

I was wondering how I can set up an RPG camera to follow the player top down at an angle but there doesn't seem to be one in the camera motor option? 


I would have thought that would have been one of the main cameras to add if you had a click to move controller for the player. Is that going to be added in a later release? Or can anyone help me add this to the already existing camera motor?

Unity version:
2018.4.8
Game Creator version:
0.9.9

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Hi Trevor! The Top-Down camera perspective you're looking is called "Follow Camera" motor: https://docs.gamecreator.io/game-creator/game-creator/camera/camera-motors#follow-camera-motor.


As a summary, this motor accepts an anchor, which is the object that the camera tries to keep up with and a target, which is the object that the motor looks at. In both cases, the object should be set as the Player.


To make the top-down perspective, simply increase the Anchor's Y component so the camera follows the Player from an aerial point of view. Let us know if you have any problems setting this up :-)

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Ahh, can't believe I missed that! thanks :).

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Hi Trevor! The Top-Down camera perspective you're looking is called "Follow Camera" motor: https://docs.gamecreator.io/game-creator/game-creator/camera/camera-motors#follow-camera-motor.


As a summary, this motor accepts an anchor, which is the object that the camera tries to keep up with and a target, which is the object that the motor looks at. In both cases, the object should be set as the Player.


To make the top-down perspective, simply increase the Anchor's Y component so the camera follows the Player from an aerial point of view. Let us know if you have any problems setting this up :-)

Is there a way to add a camera rotate to the top down? To give the camera an orbit without a pivot. 


I have poked around with adding a Camera Control - Configurable Mouse Orbit object to the camera motor with no luck.