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!