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Postby new-at-flying » Sat May 10, 2008 9:27 pm

When is this going to be finished? So I can put a review of it on the FG Blog?
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Postby MaverickAlex » Sun May 11, 2008 6:24 am

guys can i ask you to be patient.

The whole model took only about 3 weeks to do,and i'm a complete beginner.

And DFABER has done wonders to have a workable FDM in only a few short days and our thanks should go to him.

As for the extra vertices this is something that can be worked on.

I havent downloaded it yet to fly which i'm going to do right after this line of words...



Thanks for the good comments and once again thanks to DFABER

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Postby MaverickAlex » Sun May 11, 2008 7:06 am

i like the way she flies, lovely handling, a bitch to slow down tho,( i dont know if the airbrake is connected)

i feel like a dad who's son just scored his first goal/homerun/try/girl :D


800 mph over KSFO

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Postby mfranz » Sun May 11, 2008 7:19 am

Wonderful!

The canopy looks black, and I assume that there's a chrome/glass shader used for it. In fg/osg there's currently a bug that often renders shaded objects black. You can "fix" this by pressing 'Z' several times (12 is usually enough), and then 'z' as often again. I have the same problem in the bo105.
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Postby mfranz » Sun May 11, 2008 5:55 pm

I assume you have enough photos already, but here are some nice ones, sharp and high res:

http://www.bmlv.gv.at/download_archiv/photos/flieger/galerie.php?id=1141&currRubrik=55

Also note that there are some more EF/Typhoon galleries, with links in the bottom left box.
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Postby DFaber » Mon May 12, 2008 4:23 pm

mfranz wrote:The canopy looks black, and I assume that there's a chrome/glass shader used for it. .


This is some mysterious thing sketchup has produced (if you look close to the Canopy frame you see clear Material, which I meant to use) Sketchup somehow sets the material per face. I needed to export the hood to .ac and hand edit the per face materials to get it completely clear. Very strange.
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Postby DFaber » Mon May 12, 2008 4:27 pm

MaverickAlex wrote:i like the way she flies, lovely handling, a bitch to slow down tho,( i dont know if the airbrake is connected)


Not yet, also the slats are not functional. I need to watch some more videos to find out how they are operated.

Btw. Alex, would you agree to put your model under the GPL so I can submit it to CVS?
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Postby MaverickAlex » Mon May 12, 2008 4:39 pm

yes detlef, thats what its all about.

please feel free to add the GPL license into the files.

can you remind me what you had to do to get the faces showing, the ones that mysteriously dissapeared.

My APACHE is doing the same thing when i export it from .skp into .ac via blender.

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Postby Gijs » Mon May 12, 2008 4:49 pm

[quote="MaverickAlex"]can you remind me what you had to do to get the faces showing, the ones that mysteriously dissapeared.quote]
In SketchUp you have to be sure that all faces are pointed out with the white side. The blue/purple side will not be visible in Blender and so in FlightGear. See if all faces are correct with View > Face Style > Monochrome. If a face is pointing out with the purple face press Right mouseclick > Reverse face.
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Postby DFaber » Tue May 13, 2008 10:57 am

MaverickAlex wrote:yes detlef, thats what its all about.


Thanks a lot! Now that I am back on my Computer after a few days off, development continues.
Is it correct you are reworking the cockpit?
If not, just tell me and I'll use the current one. I like to incorporate some features from the Harrier radar (as I've read the typhoon radar is based on it too).

You already got some comments in the AH-64 thread (nice model btw, too bad I can do little about the FDM as I never did a helicopter before).
The instruments usually get loaded by xml files, it eases the animation process and they are exchangeable and can be reused.

I'm going to write a FCS to control the flaps/slats and do further animation. External stores are on my agenda too. If you like to do some cockpit work it would be great.

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Postby MaverickAlex » Tue May 13, 2008 11:05 am

Detlef yes i can continue with the cockpit, my problem is i struggle with XML, and to sort out animations for the instruments is difficult for me until i learn more.

I am doing the APACHE cockpit as we speak and am trying to learn the animation/xml side of things with that.

I'm trying to use the LYNX xml files as the general statistics are quite near, i'm just adjusting the different figures to suit.

I would like to say that i am extremely grateful for the work you ahve done.

If you feel there are things you would like to do to make it better for the FG community please feel free to change/ammend anything.

Alex

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Postby DFaber » Fri May 16, 2008 3:20 pm

Here is the next development snapshot of the Eurofighter. Tidied the model up a bit, more animations and Cockpit improvements.

http://www.sol2500.net/flightgear/eurofighter.zip

CVS users will get it with their next checkout

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Postby MaverickAlex » Fri May 16, 2008 3:30 pm

hi detlef, the cockpit has improved greatly.

there seemed to be a sound problem with the gear up/down looping.

made it sound like a whale!
lol

and the animations of the gears rising into the body has stopped.

The model is looking much tidier now, thanks for your ard work on it.

My time has been tied up with the APACHE.

best wishes

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Re: eurofighter typhoon

Postby DFaber » Mon May 19, 2008 6:29 pm

Hello everybody,

I'm currently fiddling with the HUD and only have two not very detailed screenshots. Does anybody have any information about the eurofighters HUD modes or pictures?

Any help appreciated.
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Re: eurofighter typhoon

Postby MaverickAlex » Fri May 23, 2008 5:09 pm

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