Photomode

Overview

Photomode allows to take spectacular screenshots of the game, with the ability to adjust various graphical and camera settings to get the best look.

Access this feature from the in-game sidebar’s Photomode icon.

Camera

When enabling Photomode, smooth free camera is enabled. Controls are the same as for the standard free camera.

Binding
Action
Binding
W A S D
Action
Move Camera
Binding
Right Mouse Button + Mouse Movement
Action
Rotate Camera

Interface

Photomode interface is divided into multiple sections.

  1. On the top left corner are buttons to take screenshots in various ways:
  • Take normal screenshot
  • Take big screenshot (approximately x4 the resolution)
  • Take Steam screenshot
  • Take screenshot and upload to BeamNG server
  1. On the bottom right corner is the photomode settings' panel. Here are located all the settings, such as:
  • Camera settings (Field of View, Speed, Roll)
  • Time of Day
  • Filters
  • Post Effects toggles and settings (SSAO, Depth of Field)
  • Dynamic Reflections toggle
All changes are temporary, and are reset when leaving photomode.
Closing the game abrutply while in photomode may not reset the parameters properly. In such case, use the Reset PostFX Settings button located in Options > Graphics to force reset those.
  1. On the bottom left corner is a button to exit photomode

Custom Filters

The filters relies on the Color Correction Ramps PostFX features, and can the selection can be easily expanded with custom made ones. An image editing software is required (Gimp, Krita, Photoshop, etc.)

  1. Take a screenshot of the game and open it in your image editing softare
  2. Add BeamNG.drive\gameengine.zip\art\postfx\default_color_ramp.png to your image, in a new layer
  3. Use the Color Curve adjustments to do your changes
  4. When you are happy with the changes, export the color ramp with the color curve applied. Name it as you wish.
  5. Move the file to BeamNG.drive\art\postfx\
The color ramp size must be 256x1. PNG format is recommended.

Tips & Tricks

  • Photomode is a powerful tool not only for screenshots. Recording clips can take advantage of the photomode settings and smoothed camera by just hiding the User Interface
  • Access photomode while using the Path Camera tool to be able to access its features

Some useful default shortcuts are:

Binding
Action
Binding
CTRL + ALT + P
Action
Toggle photomode
Binding
CTRL + P
Action
Take normal screenshot
Binding
ALT + P
Action
Take big screenshot (up to 8K)
Binding
ALT + Mouse Wheel
Action
Change camera speed
Binding
SHIFT + W A S D
Action
Double camera speed
Binding
ALT + U
Action
Toggle User Interface
Binding
SHIFT + Page Up/Down
Action
Zoom in/out

Page created: 29 December 2018, at 11:02
Last modified: 14 October 2021, at 19:57

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