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#1 Old 10th Jan 2012 at 3:56 AM
Default Laptop camera controls
Ok, I've searched and searched and what I have found doesn't work for me.

I have a Dell XPS L502X.

There are no numbers on any of the keys except for the 1-0 above the keyboard.
There is no numerical keypad.

How do I tilt the camera to change the angle???

I can move it left or right, in or out.
I can rotate around and I can zoom in or out
I just can't figure out how to tilt it!
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#2 Old 10th Jan 2012 at 2:09 PM
I use a laptop too (Dell Inspiron 1501), and wondered exactly the same thing the first time I came out of the Cameraman mode - I was looking straight down at my sims!

Anyway, I then learnt that to tilt the camera you hold down both CTRL and the RIGHT mouse/touchpad button.
Hope that helps

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#3 Old 10th Jan 2012 at 2:27 PM
or you can use the tab button and tilt the camera then press tab again to get it out of the tab mode-camera.
Test Subject
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#4 Old 10th Jan 2012 at 2:53 PM
Thanks Selly,
I'll try that tonight and let you know what happens. It seems each laptop is somewhat different, from what I've found during my searches. What someone suggests for one doesn't work for another.

MMAA,
I discovered that 'tab' changes the type of camera but i was still unable to change the tilt aspect.

Red.
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#5 Old 10th Jan 2012 at 3:04 PM
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Originally Posted by redvan
MMAA,
I discovered that 'tab' changes the type of camera but i was still unable to change the tilt aspect.

Red.


you can, you just need to have it at the right angle, because if you tilt it a little bit, it will return to its original position, just keep trying.
Test Subject
#6 Old 11th Jan 2012 at 7:45 PM
I use a cheap alambric usb keypad I bought for about 5 dollars because the tab method was driving me crazy.
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#7 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 2:04 AM
Selly,
That works, thanks.
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#8 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 3:02 AM
Yay, glad to be of help

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