Here’s a quick hack sent in by Zwifter John (aka “Victor Echo”):
Ever wanted to have Zwift cycle through the camera views while you’re riding hard enough to puke and can’t let go of the handlebars lest you fall to the floor in a puddle of sweat? Perhaps you’re streaming your ride, and want to give viewers some interesting in-game angles?
Enter AutoHotKey – a simple scripting program that allows you to create a list of key presses with delays and send them to Zwift as if you were pushing the keys.
I’ve created a simple script that will cycle through all 9 available camera angles, automatically changing them every 15 seconds.
Making It Work
(The following instructions apply only to Windows users – sorry I don’t have a Mac!)
- Download Zwift-Camera-Angles.zip and extract the exe file from it. The file needs to be run as an administrator.
- Once in Zwift, press Win+1 to start the script, and Win+2 to pause the script. And you can control the camera as normal whenever you’d like.
Creating a Custom Script
If you’re afraid of my exe file, or if you want to create a custom script with just your favorite angles, you can edit the ahk file included in the zip file linked above in your favorite text editor. (You’ll also need to download and install the free program AutoHotKey and compile your own exe.)
I run Zwift in Windowed Mode – and it seems to work quite smoothly – haven’t tried it full screen.
I’m not a professional programmer nor do I play one on TV, but this was a really simple way to get Zwift to do what I wanted.
Have fun and keep Zwifting!
This was exactly what I never knew I NEEDED, many thanks Eric and aka ‘victor echo’
script does not work win 10
You need to extract the zip file first. Find the properties then set administrator. Works no problem.
As a frequent race livestreamer this is a perfect solution for the boring pov angles. Thanks. btw…works on win 10 pro no issue
script does not work win 10
have you compiled it with autohotkey? it isn’t a windows script
Haven’t tried it (yet), but I can definitely see the value of one of these that cycles through a few specific views (maybe just 1 and 6) during TTT races. When I get deep in the red, I forget to check my back view to make sure there aren’t any gaps. Automatically doing that for me would be great.
How is this different from the similar functionality in Companion? If I press the camera in ZC, one of the options is a cycling angles mode.
( I made a similar one, with more bells and whistles, and more configurability. Check it out, details in the forum post: https://forums.zwift.com/t/zcamera-liven-up-the-long-miles-with-automatic-camera-control-for-windows/506422 )
Yep. I have a movement disorder and cannot use the keyboard while Zwifting. Consequently, I found the AutoHotKey script very useful. I was so inspired that I modified the script to add some features that I wanted.
Works fine on Windows 10 and 11. I sent Zwift an email to let them know I wanted this before someone on the Zwift forum sent me this link. This should be the default Zwift setting in the game with the option to go manual. No idea why this has not been implemented in Zwift years ago it’s a no brainer for my 32inch TV.
The .exe works fine, however I have put it on my desktop next to Zwift as it appears you need to run it every time you restart your PC so you need to remember to do this before opening Zwift and starting the ride. Once in Zwift its just the Windows key and the 1 key together to get it started. The “H” shows up in the hidden icons bottom right of the screen when its ready.