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ReplayCam [now Action Tracking Camera]

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EDIT: This is now part of ZK as "Action Tracking Camera" :) Available from the "Spectating" section in Settings.

Is Spec-K too much work for you? You might be interested in ReplayCam... it's a widget that takes control of your camera in replay/spec mode, and attempts to focus on the most interesting stuff.

Thoughts / suggestions welcome :)

Example videos:



More details and the actual code on Github:

"Stable" LOL version https://github.com/moreginger/zk-replaycam/releases/tag/v0.2.1

https://github.com/moreginger/zk-replaycam
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11 months ago
Spec-K meta getting updates? Nice. I should test this soon.

Looks fantastic. A very minor thing, but some pitch and yaw movements could be a tad smother. I personally would not pitch the camera that far down during play. Instant transitions are fine and probably needed when action happens somewhere else.
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DErankfxrs Thanks very much for feedback :) I totally agree the camera pitch / yaw is too mechanical. I will put some physics on it at some point and hopefully can get it to be more fluid. Glad you like the instant transitions - I think it's a good way to show people more of what is going on at multiple locations. In fact one of the BAR developers has done work on the engine to fix the glitching that occurs on some instant transitions, so they should get a bit neater in the future.
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11 months ago
Tried this out today.

I was going to say that the only thing that is missing is having user input override it....but user input does override! It's just a different set of camera controls than I am used to...

I'd love it if someone got a bot up and running that was using this to watch live games or review replays (if cheating is a concern).
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11 months ago
Step 1 - Forum vote on the best replays of all time
Step 2 - Spec-K Replaycam, record
Step 3 - Youtube - Best Zero-K matches of all time
Step 4 - ???
Step 5 - Profit



Amazing widget! Nice!
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11 months ago
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USrankDave[tB] I'd love it if someone got a bot up and running that was using this to watch live games or review replays (if cheating is a concern).


Me too :) For live games maybe delaying it by 15s would be enough to mitigate this? If you want to cheat then I guess it's quite possible at the moment, but it would clearly make it more accessible. Replays would be cool though - I like the idea of voting on battle/replay of the week or something AUrankAveragePlan!
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11 months ago
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Step 1 - Forum vote on the best replays of all time


This might be partially automatable by looking for significant reversals in the Metal Produced and/or Army Value charts, if this info is available in the replay file stats. Or for winning after solo-resigns on the team.
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could you add to your read.me on git a short 'how to use' ? will probably generate more valueable feedback if more people use it with a lower entry bar ;)
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11 months ago
DErankAdminmojjj Oh shucks, I didn't expect people to actually use it! ;)
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Tagged v0.2.0. Compared to v0.1.0 it has smoother tracking and better event selection. Since it's generally better at sticking with action when it is happening, I tweaked it to show build events slightly more often in quiet moments. Also added a couple of handy settings.

Fixed a bug and tagged v0.2.1
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10 months ago
Awesome addon!
Played a lot with it, but have suggestions

Is there any way to split screen, like it was, as i remember, in supreme commander.To have autocamera and normal camera with mouse control?
And is it possible to make a shortcut to stop autoplay, to stay, for example, on some particular place? It could be usable even with your autoplay camera controls.
And also if it is possible to move align camera via middle mouse button, is it possible to pan the camera via buttons?
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10 months ago
Hey RUrankdot_dot, thanks for feedback! :)

As you'll have noticed it briefly pauses tracking when you move the mouse. Is it that you'd like it to pause while typing as well? Or for longer? In any case, there's a setting under Settings/Camera/ReplayCam to toggle tracking on/off ("Disable tracking"). It's not bound to a key as I didn't have a clue what to bind it to, but you can bind the command.

I set the camera to mode 4 (free) but ZK seems to change this to the more advanced COFC camera. COFC can do a lot, so have a poke around it settings as see if you can find a configuration that works for you.

As for split screen, I have no idea. Does anyone know?
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8 months ago
Should this be a PR at some point?
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8 months ago
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Should this be a PR at some point?


Hmmm... could be. I've been neglecting it for a while. I shall try and pick up development again.
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