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Are 3rd Person Camera & Fixed Camera Two Different Formats?

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I keep hearing that "3rd person and fixed camera are the same thing because both angles allow you to see the character".

Meanwhile, someone told me that in programming terminology, "3rd person" specifically means "camera that follows behind player".

Is the latter description a universal classification among programmers?

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someone told me that in programming terminology, "3rd person" specifically means "camera that follows behind player".


No. 3rd person simply means you can see the player character.

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No. 3rd person simply means you can see the player character.

I've had differing opinions on this.

Some consider "it's 3rd person as long as you can see the character" but some would say "3rd person specifically means a camera following the character closely".

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I've had differing opinions on this.

 

Exactly. There are differing opinions; you asked if the latter classification in your first post is universal. You've heard differing definitions, therefore, it is not universal.

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No. 3rd person simply means you can see the player character.


I've had differing opinions on this.


Well, those people who differ from me on this are just wrong. :P

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