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Real Head Motion Plugin

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by David O'Reilly, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    I dont know how many of you have tried or are using this plugin. Its on the ISI site.

    I installed it yesterday.
    I ran a race vs AI at Spa in the ASR 1992
    The 3 laps race at the Nordschliefe in the MX5 (what I call the spec Miata).
    Today I did 35 laps practicing in the FR 3.5 at Magny Cours.

    There is a good explanation on the site but in essence rather than locking your view to the car and having the world move around and up and down, it makes it work more like the human eye and brain deal with it.

    I like it a lot. Its increased the realism of the view and the immersion.
    In the MX5 at Nordschleife for example if the car was getting up on its side a bit your view stays largely (adjustable) fixed on the horizon and you see/feel the side of the car sort of higher than adviseable.
    Over dips and compressions your head drops a little (in a crash in the MX5 I think I saw the floor).
    Over jumps the car drops away under you a bit.

    Anyway I drove it and thought "nice but will I be slower"
    After increasing look ahead in Controller settings gradually from 0% to 50% I now sort of look where I would in a car. More to the apex and see where I am steering and the divergence as the chassis catches up. I think its helping me catch slides.
    I went quicker in my last race lap than my (admittedly short) practice in the MX5. But that was 1st time too.

    So today in the FR 3.5 practice went well and I have been finding pace anyway as I havent driven this track for 15 years. But the realheadmotion plugin cant have hurt as I found another second which was my target for today.

    So thought I would share this with you. Happy to hear from anyone who has also tried it.
    PS I have so far left the adjustments on default which seems quite nice.
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  2. Matej Lakota

    Matej Lakota
    Sriple Tix Premium

    David, I also left all on default and I can´t imagine how to drive rF2 without RealHead plugin. If I remember well, it didn˙t work with my first 64 version, so I drove some time 32 bit just because this plugin.
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  3. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    ah ha, one of the Zen masters secrets have been unlocked.
    This gets me up a level!:ninja:
    Now I must re arm, check my weapons and seek new targets to get to level 3:)
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  4. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
    TXL Racing Premium

    Never tried it. Maybe I should do that after Saturday.
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  5. keep getting an error when i try to download the zip file
    415. That’s an error.

    The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know.

    RealHeadMotionRFactor2_1.0.3.zip is this the correct file david?
  6. Bez

    All the gear, no idea...

    I'm also unable to download any of the versions from the site linked in the is I thread, getting the same error, maybe you could share the file @David O'Reilly
  7. The Real Head Plugin is not just a script that changes the lines in the file Player.json ?
    I make this values manually :

    "Exaggerate Yaw":0.64,
    "Exaggerate Yaw#":"Visually exaggerates the heading angle of the vehicle by rotating the head (which may improve \"feel\")",

    "Glance Angle":1,
    "Glance Angle#":"Angle to look left\/right (yaw) w\/ controller in radians (= degrees \/ 57)",

    "Head Physics":1,
    "Head Physics#":"Fraction of head physics movement applied to cockpit view (position AND rotation)",
    "Head Rotation":0.5,
    "Head Rotation#":"Additional head physics multiplier affecting rotation only",

    "Leanahead Angle":0.25,
    "Leanahead Angle#":"Angle to lean head (roll) w\/ steering in radians (= degrees \/ 57)",

    "Look Roll Angle":1,
    "Look Roll Angle#":"Angle to lean head (roll) w\/ controller in radians (= degrees \/ 57)",
    "Look Up/Down Angle":1,
    "Look Up/Down Angle#":"Angle to look up\/down (pitch) w\/ controller in radians (= degrees \/ 57)",
    "Lookahead Angle":0.2,
    "Lookahead Angle#":"Angle to lookahead (yaw) w\/ steering in radians (= degrees \/ 57)",

    And this is the render :
  8. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    I downloaded the file from the blue highlighted website on this page.
    Ensure you read and follow the intructions on that first page regarding the download.
    copied here

    RealHeadMotionRFactor2_1.0.zip to download on my website. File is on bottom, it's a google site, so don't click the file but the down arrow on the right."

    I followed the instructions and had no problems.
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  9. Bez

    All the gear, no idea...

    arghhh yeah that arrow works doh! i managed to find a copy on another forum that worked and man was i impressed with the result, brilliant find David!

    edit: note to self, slow down and actually read instructions on web pages...
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015
  10. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Cheers Marc,
    Glad you managed.
    Its on the must have list in RF2 IMO.
    Takes the sim up a level.
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  11. James Maskell

    James Maskell
    "Remember the name! Tommy Vercetti!"

    Just gave this a go and i must say i was doubting if i would actually like it. I am seriously impressed, it feels almost natural now. At first it was a bit weird with the car being on funny angles but it quickly became normal. I felt like it added another bit of realism in my opinion. Great find and thanks for sharing David. :thumbsup:
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  12. jimortality


    So when I put it into the plugin folder, do I need to do anything else other than start the game? what about settings, where do I find those?
  13. Matej Lakota

    Matej Lakota
    Sriple Tix Premium

    Jim, just start the game and leave as it is by default :thumbsup:.
  14. jimortality


    Cheers it works fine.
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  15. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Yes same for me James. Its lifted to whole driving experience. I'm sure I ride the Kerbs with more accuracy now.
    Nice over the little jumps at the Ring.
    The funny thing is when you have a big off and the car bounces around. You get to see parts of the interior you dont normally see- Pedals-floor-roof-pedals-armco-grass-trees.

    Hope you like it Jim. Let us know how you get on.
    There is an XML file where you can change some settings. But its not simple and the defaults are what its inventor settled on as his personal favourites.
  16. jimortality


    The look ahead setting David, is that personal preference or do you think we should be on 50% I like this plug in though, really good.
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  17. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Well I just tested it and kept increasing it from 0 where I had it before. So its just personal.
    It just moves your viewpoint to apex. You can see it when parked and you turn the wheel.
    So when turning in instead of looking dead ahead you get a view to the apex, it helps me aim and also seems to give a view of how much behind your aiming point that the car is currently pointing. I ve also made some saves I think I would have failed to make.
    I seem to like 50% but haven't tried higher. This is in controller of course.

    There are various settings available in the XML file for the plugin that can change the amount that the view follows the car or follows the horizon and the algorithm it uses. But I'm happy with defaults and dont want to play with it too much. However a team mate has sent me his XML file so Ill whack that in and try it.
  18. panande


    A year ago or so, I also had this plugin. And I found it to be crap. But now with the new version, I really start to appreciate it! :D
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  19. Tried it for the first time today. Certainly don´t make me faster but much calmer view with a nervous lmp so maybe less fatigue in endurance racing.
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  20. jimortality


    I forgot how good this plug in is!