How do I keep the fireworks from going off screen?
Last Post 24 Mar 2014 01:46 PM by Kyle Kepley. 0 Replies.
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Q: When I play my show, some of the fireworks travel beyond the top of the screen and I can't see them burst. How do I fix this?

A: This simply indicates that your viewpoint is to close to the launch point of the fireworks. You are in a 3D viewing environment and have the ability to position the viewpoint anywhere you want. In the Pro and Lite versions of ShowSim you can still move the viewpoint forward and backwards. In this case you need to move backwards away from the firing point, which can be done by holding down the left mouse button and dragging the mouse away from your computer (or in the down direction on the screen) while the cursor is over the display area. You will have to toggle the script window off so that you can see the display area when doing this. When you get the position you want, click the "save changes" option on the view menu to make the new viewpoint permanent, otherwise it will revert back to the original viewpoint the next time you open the show. The Pro and Lite versions to not have a View menu and will save the changes automatically without the need to do anything.

In the 3D version you could stay at the same position and tilt your upwards up to see the firework just like you would in real life. Holding down the right mouse button while dragging the cursor upwards will tilt the camera up. When you do this you won't be able to see the firework launch however, but it will appear bigger on your screen when it breaks since you will be closer to it.

To see an illustration of all camera controls using the mouse, open the help documentation and click the "Viewpoint Control" link in the left menu.