I’m making another personal project of mine available, as a beta, to find out how well it works for you.
…wish you didn’t have to press keys or fiddle with your phone to change views on the big screen?
…wish you could enjoy the view from the drone while riding?
…have you ever forgotten to take photos of your epic ride to upload to your Strava friends and family?
ZCamera is a set-it-and-forget-it, automatic view changer and photo-taker for Zwift which mixes up the perspectives for you.
Here’s what it does:
If you want to test it out, here’s what to expect:
Zwift needs to be the active window while you ride (not in the background, with e.g. Discord being active)
You should be comfortable with downloading, configuring and running AutoHotKey scripts.
Why? ZDot uses AHK, the same as several of the tools over at ZwiftHacks, and I’m not going to ask you to download and run an EXE just on trust.
Press C to stop and start the automatic changing of views any time you want to have complete control
Auto-Pause mode detects the presence of chat, route choices and game menus to avoid interfering
Adjust other preferences in the MyOptions.txt file
- Would be nice if we didn’t have to have the “Run as Administrator” prompt to reliably send keystrokes to Zwift
- The method used for detecting when to Auto-Pause can still be improved, to be faster and more accurate at all screen sizes
- The small status message may not appear in a useful place on multi-monitor systems. This is where it should be:
ZCamera will move the mouse cursor off the Zwift screen after a few minutes of inactivity, since changing views makes Zwift display the cursor again. (It’s annoying to get on the bike only to notice I left the cursor in the middle of the view!)
The script files are here: