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Sims 4 how to zoom very close in build/buy mode?

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PostTaTschu on Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:25 am

Hi Blossoms!

This is a newbie question, I know that. But I have no clue how to zoom very close to an object - like a single pillow - to make a screenshot. The cameras ingame are not going close enough like I want.
Maybe someone know a mod or something like that?

Sitting here at 2 am in the morning/night because I can't sleep, and try to figure this out dontgetit crazyspin
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Postszanne7000 on Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:11 am

Hi Tanja,

There are a few ways to do this...

1 - Use the Sim 3 Camera Mode (under Options). You will get bounce, but you can get pretty close. This is NOT the best way to get close, close, close-ups.

2 - Have a sim on your lot and use TAB mode (press Tab). No bounce and you can get really close.

Z to zoom in
X to zoom out
W to move forward
S to move back
A to move Left
D to move Right
Q to move down
E to move up


Read through the suggestions in this thread for lots of great information: Carl's Sims 4 Guide - Pictures & TAB

This video tutorial is also very good and you can SEE what to do: Miss Meh - Sims 4 Camera Mode & Using TAB key

I'm not sure which way (reading or seeing) is better for you, but I read 1/4 of the way down on the first page, but I watched the entire video. I learned something new, myself :D

Please let me know if you need further assistance or clarification <3


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Posttilly on Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:32 am

I get as close as I can with sims 3 camera, using z or my mouse wheel. Then I close crop the screenshot as my screenshots are quite large (see your graphics settings). That works for me, otherwise I find the screenshot can be quite blurry.
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PostTaTschu on Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:06 pm

Thank you so very much, Suzanne! That helps me a lot! inlove34



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PostRanapeach on Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:13 pm

Great info Suzanne, thanks for the links, I learned a lot and may actually give the 4 camera a try.


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Postszanne7000 on Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:33 pm

I use the sims 3 camera because it is easier for me with my hands, Lisa - the mouse wheel is my friend, lol :D

Tanja and Debbie - you're both very welcome - I'm glad I could help <3



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PostChicklet45368 on Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:13 am

It depends on the angle and where my object is I want to get close to. Sometimes the TS3 camera doesn't get close enough for "ground items" or objects that are low.

So I switch to TS4 camera and scroll out (it will take you far away) then start scrolling back in and you'll be close to the ground but more looking down, so then I swap back to TS3 camera and tilt up a little then I'm at a nice lower level (this is especially nice for taking close up pictures of your full house with roof and all.


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