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B Dawg

Custom Car Low Camera Fix Tutorial

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B Dawg

You might have at one time downloaded a car mod only to find out that in game the camera sits too low in comparison to other cars. Fortunately, it's a problem fixable with the magic of OpenFormats. Instructions:

- In OpenIV (Edit Mode enabled) right click the car model file and click Export To Open Formats;

- Open Notepad+ or any other text editor;

- Go to where you've extracted the car;

- In the car's folder, open chassis_0.child;

- Find the CenterOfMass values;

- Raise the Z-Axis (3rd) value in decimals;

- Reimport using OpenIV.

 

How much should I raise the z axis value?

Depends on the car. If the car mod is an edit of an existing car, then you can get the exact value needed by looking at center of mass differences in their handling configuration. Here's an example:

Standard Stallion has center of mass values: 0, 0, 0

Algonquin Hood's Stallion Fastback has center of mass values: 0, 0.05, -0.21

So, in the chassis file, I decreased the y axis value by 0.05 and increased the z axis value by 0.21, giving it the perfect camera setting.

Edited by B Dawg

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