Azumatt-Build_Camera_Custom_Hammers_Edition icon

Build Camera Custom Hammers Edition

Adds a build camera to your vanilla and custom hammers. Taken over from the original mod by Azumatt.

Last updated 2 months ago
Total downloads 132154
Total rating 41 
Categories Mods Tweaks Misc Server-side Client-side Utility Mistlands Update Hildir's Request Update Ashlands Update
Dependency string Azumatt-Build_Camera_Custom_Hammers_Edition-1.2.3
Dependants 601 other packages depend on this package

This mod requires the following mods to function

denikson-BepInExPack_Valheim-5.4.2202 icon

BepInEx pack for Valheim. Preconfigured and includes unstripped Unity DLLs.

Preferred version: 5.4.2202


Version checks with itself. If installed on the server, it will kick clients who do not have it installed.

This mod uses ServerSync, if installed on the server and all clients, it will sync all configs to client

This mod uses a file watcher. If the configuration file is not changed with BepInEx Configuration manager, but changed in the file directly on the server, upon file save, it will sync the changes to all clients.

Fork from Build Camera (CookieMilk's version specifically)


  1. Equip your hammer,
  2. Go within build range of a build station (e.g. a workbench),
  3. Press B (default - can be changed in config) to activate the build camera.
  4. The camera is now disconnected from your avatar. Look around and move as usual (e.g. using mouse and keyboard); use jump (Space) to go up and stealth (Control) to go down. Hold run (Shift) to move the camera faster. Gamepad users: left trigger and right trigger move the camera up and down. Right joystick turns the camera. Left joystick pans the camera left, right, forward, and backward.
  5. Build (left click) and choose items to build (right click) as usual.

Other details

  • This mod changes how far from a work station you're able to build to several times the game default, see the configuration options Distance_Can_Build_From_Avatar and Distance_Can_Build_From_Workbench. There was much demand for this feature.
  • Deactivate build mode by unequipping the hammer or pressing B or R (the keybind for "hide" weapons).
  • Also works with the hoe and the cultivator.
  • The camera must stay within the build area, although the range is configurable with Camera_Range_Multiplier.


  1. Install BepInEx for Valheim
  2. Place BuildCameraCHE.dll in your BepInEx plugins directory, like this: Steam\steamapps\common\Valheim\BepInEx\plugins\BuildCameraCHE.dll.


Start the game with the plugin installed, then edit the file \BepInEx\config\Azumatt.BuildCameraCHE.cfg. There are several configurable options:

  • Distance Can Build From Avatar
  • Distance Can Build From Workbench
  • Toggle build mode hotkey
  • Camera Move Speed Multiplier
  • Camera Range Multiplier
  • Move With Respect To World
  • Verbose Logging

Incompatible with

  • Valheim Plus first person mode. Sorry, ValheimPlus would have to provide compatibility in their mod, both mods are taking over the camera.
  • Masa's FirstPerson mod, on R2ModManager

Compatible with

Source code

Original source can be found at

Current source can be found at

Contributions are welcome!


All previous contributors to the original mod, remakes, or other!

Current Mod Maintainer

Feel free to reach out to me on discord if you need manual download assistance.


DISCORD: Azumatt#2625


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