The First Person view type is an abstract view type that will move the camera in the direction of the input mapped to the camera.The view type uses the spring system to allow for bobs, sways, shakes, and reaction to external forces.If the attached character has a humanoid then the view type will follow along with the local delta changes of the neck.This will prevent the camera from looking on the inside of the character model.

First Person Camera

With a single camera in a first person view it’s possible for the character’s hands and items to clip the object in front of them.Consider the following screenshot which shows a character standing in front of a wall with the assault rifle equipped.

The common solution for this is to add a second camera that just renders the hands and items (the Overlay layer in the Ultimate Character Locomotion). With this solution the objects will no longer clip the wall:

When a first person view type is added to the Camera Controller it will automatically add the first person camera if the camera does not already exist.This camera will be added as a child to the main camera and have the correct values set for the camera’s render settings.

Inspected Fields

Look Direction Distance

The distance that the character should look ahead.

Look Offset

The offset between the anchor and the camera.

Look Down Offset

Amount to adjust the camera position by when the character is looking down. This will prevent the camera from clipping the character’s body mesh.

Culling Mask

The culling mask of the camera.

Field Of View

The field of view of the main camera.

Field Of View Damping

The damping time of the field of view angle when changed.

First Person Position Offset

Specifies the position offset from the camera that the first person objects should render.

First Person Rotation Offset

Specifies the rotation offset from the camera that the first person objects should render.

Use First Person Camera

Should the first person camera be used? The first person camera may not want to be used if the first person objects (arms/items) should intersect with scene objects, such as for an interact animation.

First Person Camera

A reference to the first person camera.This camera will render the items/character hands to prevent clipping with overlapping objects.

First Person Culling Mask

The culling mask of the first person camera.

Synchronize Field Of View

Should the first person camera’s field of view be synchronized with the main camera?

First Person Field Of View

Specifies the field of view for the first person camera.

First Person Field Of View Damping

The damping time of the field of view angle when changed.

Position Lower Vertical Limit

A vertical limit intended to prevent the camera from intersecting with the character.

Position Fall Impact

Determines how much the camera will be pushed down when the player falls onto a surface.

Position Fall Impact Softness

The number of frames that the fall impact force should be applied.

Rotation Strafe Roll

Rotates the camera depending on the sideways local velocity of the character, resulting in the camera leaning into or away from its sideways movement direction.

Rotation Fall Impact

Determines how much the camera will roll when the player falls onto a surface.

Rotation Fall Impact Softness

The number of frames that the fall impact force should be applied.

Position Spring

The positional spring used for regular movement.

Rotation Spring

The rotational spring used for regular movement.

Secondary Position Spring

The positional spring which returns to equilibrium after a small amount of time (for recoil).

Secondary Rotation Spring

The rotational spring which returns to equilibrium after a small amount of time(for recoil).

Min Pitch Limit

The minimum pitch angle(in degrees).

Max Pitch Limit

The maximum pitch angle(in degrees)

Bob Positional Rate

The rate that the camera changes its position while the character is moving.

Bob Positional Amplitude

The strength of the positional camera bob.Determines how far the camera swings in each respective direction.

Bob Roll Rate

The rate that the camera changes its roll rotation value while the character is moving.

Bob Roll Amplitude

The strength of the roll within the camera bob. Determines how far the camera tilts from left to right.

Bob Input Velocity Scale

This tweaking feature is useful if the bob motion gets out of hand after changing character velocity.

Bob Max Input Velocity

A cap on the velocity value from the bob function, preventing the camera from flipping out when the character travels at excessive speeds.

Bob Min Through Vertical Offset

A trough should only occur when the bob vertical offset is less then the specified value.

Bob Trough Force

The amount of force to add when the bob has reached its lowest point.This can be used to add a shaking effect to the camera to mimick a giant walking.

Bob Require Ground Contact

Determines whether the bob should stay in effect only when the character is on the ground.

Shake Speed

The speed that the camera should shake.

Shake Amplitude

The strength of the shake.Determines how much the camera will tilt.

Smooth Head Offset Steps

If the character is a humanoid the First Person View Type will follow the character’s head position. This prevents the camera from seeing inside the character’s model when the character has a different vertical height (such as if the character is crouching). This head tracking will also give a slight bob as the character is moving. You can disable the head tracking completely by setting the Smooth Head Offset Steps field to 0. This field specifies the number of head positions the camera remembers when determining the head position. The larger the value to more positions will be remembered which gives a smoother result.

Collision Radius

The radius of the camera’s collision sphere to prevent it from clipping with other objects.


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