How to rotate the camera angle in the

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Without rotating the camera, you can't fully experience The Sims 4. Changing the camera angle helps build houses more efficiently and makes the game more realistic. However, the camera controls in The Sims 4 have changed since the last version of the game and may not be obvious to many players.

In this guide, we will cover how to change the camera angle in The Sims 4 on Mac and Windows PC. Additionally, we'll share instructions for taking screenshots and switching between camera types. Read on to get the new Sims 4 commands straight away.



How to Rotate the Camera Angle in The Sims 4 on a Mac

Camera controls in The Sims 4 differ slightly by mode. Here's how to change the camera angle in live mode:

  1. Press and hold the "Command" key.
  2. Click and hold the left mouse button.
  3. Drag your mouse to change the viewing angle. When you drag the mouse down, the camera also tilts down; when you drag it to the left, the camera tilts to the left.
  4. Optionally, use your mouse wheel to zoom in or out.

If you are in camera mode, use the arrow keys or "W", "A", "S" and "D" to move the camera. Use "Fn" + Down Arrow or "Fn" + Up Arrow combinations to move the camera up or down.


How to Rotate the Camera Angle in The Sims 4 on Windows PC

Follow the instructions below to control the camera angle in The Sims 4 Live Mode:

  1. Press and hold the "Control" key on your keyboard while controlling the camera.
  2. Click and hold the left mouse button.
  3. Move your mouse while holding the left button to change the view. The camera will follow the movement of your cursor.
  4. Zoom in or zoom out using your mouse wheel.

In Camera mode, you can control the angle of view using the arrow keys or "W", "A", "S" and "D". To move the camera up or down, press and hold the up or down arrow key and the "Fn" key.


How to rotate camera angle vertically up and down

How to tilt the camera up or down in The Sims 4 may not be obvious. But once you learn it, the controls feel intuitive and convenient. Here's how to tilt the camera up or down in Sims 4:

  1. Press the "Command" or Mac key or the "Control" key on Windows.
  2. Click and hold your left mouse button.
  3. Move your cursor up to tilt the camera up.
  4. Move your cursor down to tilt the camera down.

Alternatively, in camera mode, you can control the vertical view of the camera by following the combinations "Fn" + up arrow or "Fn" + down arrow.


How to Rotate Camera Angle in Sims 4 Build Mode

Controlling the camera in Sims 4 Bild mode is no different than doing it in live mode. Follow the steps below:

  1. Press and hold the "Command" key on a Mac or the "Control" key on Windows.
  2. Click and hold the left mouse button.
  3. Drag your mouse and the camera view will follow.

FAQ

In this section, we will answer other questions related to camera control in The Sims 4.


How do I switch between camera types in The Sims 4?

There are two ways to switch between camera types in the game, a long one and a simple one. Here's how to change the camera view via in-game settings:

1. Press the "Esc" key to open the game menu.

2. Click on “Game Options”.

3. Click on "Controls and Camera".

4. Select the camera view.

You can also use the shortcut "Ctrl" + "Shift" + "Tab" instead. On Mac computers, use the "Command" key instead of "Control".


How do I access the first person camera view in The Sims 4 on console?

The Sims 4 console controls are a bit limited compared to the PC version. You can't change the angle as easily, but you can move the camera up or down. You can also switch between camera views, by activating the third or first person view. To do this on a PlayStation 4, press the R3 button on your controller to change views. On an Xbox One, press the RS button. Use the right analog stick on your controller to move the camera.

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Now that you know how to control the camera in The Sims 4, the game should become even more fun. Knowing the right commands gives you freedom of movement and many new possibilities. For example, in the first person view, you can really dive into the gameplay and look in places that you would never have access to with the third person view.

What do you think of The Sims 4's updated camera controls? Do you find them convenient or do you prefer the Sims 3 camera controls? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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