The Security Camera is used with the Computer to allow you to view parts of your base using a computer terminal without actually going there. Computers do not record; rather, they allow the player to access certain views of their base with a simple click. Additionally, the Security Camera offers several options for viewing, such as panning the camera, night vision, player highlights, and more.
Setting up the Computer[edit | edit source]
Next, you'll need to place your Computer in a spot where you'd like to be able to easily access it.
Setting up the Camera Group[edit | edit source]
The next thing you will need to access your Security Camera is a Camera Group. Run the following command
/cctv group create
to create a new Camera Group. You will receive a message indicating the index of your camera group:
Optionally, you can specify a name:
/cctv group create <name>
Be sure to note the ID/name of your group! You will need it to add your camera. If you forget your camera group's ID, use
/cctv group list to list out all of the group names.
Add the Group to the Computer[edit | edit source]
Next, you'll need to assign the computer's associated camera group. Right-click on the computer to open its GUI.
Left-click the top-left icon that has the hover text "Options":
Next, click the chest-icon with the hover text "Set CameraGroup":
Locate the camera that has your Camera Group on it. Left-click to set the camera group:
Setting up the Camera[edit | edit source]
The final step is to prepare the camera. You'll need to craft one:
Place the camera on any block by right-clicking:
Note that when the camera is placed, you'll receive a message with the unique camera ID.
Add the camera to the group created previously using the command
/cctv group add <group name/id> <camera id>
Now, click the computer. A camera should appear on the GUI! Click it to use it.
To exit the camera view, crouch (shift) or use the exit item in slot 9 of the hotbar.