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Postby omega13a » Wed May 02, 2018 4:10 am

https://github.com/omega13a/737-Next-Generation

This is a crazy experiment that I'm not entirely sure of what I am doing so if anyone knows how to fix any issues there might be, please do. I would greatly appreciate it.

Anyways, what lead to this project was that I noticed that at least three of Air India Express' and one of SAS' 737-800s don't have any winglets. I decided to try see if I can modify GabrielYV's 737-800 to have optional winglets. Then I thought why don't I take it further and expand it to include the other members of the 737 Next Generation family since I see 737-700s and 737-900s that fly by my house that I wish I could do liveries for but can't because the only 737 Next Generation add-on I know of for FlightGear has models that have issues (engines to shiny, liveries won't show up on the winglets...). Anyways, long story short, I more-or less combined GabrielYV's 737-800 and said 737 Next Generation add-on to make this. Like I said earlier, if anyone knows how to fix any issues there might be, please do.
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed May 02, 2018 6:53 am

Very nice project :)
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby omega13a » Fri May 04, 2018 12:25 am

I noticed something last night when I was going to take screenshots of some liveries I made for the 737-700. The 737-600, the 737-700, and the 737-900 all 'hover' above the runway. I'm working on correcting that...
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby omega13a » Sat May 05, 2018 10:56 pm

I got the views for the 737-600 as close as I can get them to what they are supposed to be while keeping what little sanity I have left. I could use some help. Especially when it comes to fine tuning the views.
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby omega13a » Thu May 10, 2018 5:41 am

A little update:

I've got the views for 737-700 as close as I can get them to what they are supposed to be while keeping what little sanity I have left.

I've also renamed the engine files to match the type of engine. There was an extra -7 in the names that got in there because of copying and pasting from one of my sources.

Lastly, I'm adjust the maximum number of passengers you could have for each plane to match what according to my sources is the typical 2 class seating arrangement.
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby GabrielYV » Thu May 10, 2018 6:09 pm

Great job @omega13a
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby omega13a » Mon May 14, 2018 6:49 am

I've got the views for the 737-900 adjust properly. I've also noticed a strange bug that causes the contents of the livery image file to be displayed on the fan blades for the engines of the 737-600, the 737-700, and the 737-900. I think I've fixed it but let know if I haven't. I'm also thinking about adding the different types of engines available for each member of the 737 Next Generation family. This means there would be three types of 737-600s, five types of 737-700s, three types of 737-800s, and three types of 737-900s. Thoughts?
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby Pensacola.be » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:48 am

If I find the time I might try to do a few liveries for this beauty, and update the paintkit to include dirt and other effects.
No promises however, it has been quite some time since I have last done that :)
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby omega13a » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:53 pm

Dirt? That would be neat. I might use it to make a more realistic Sun Country livery because I haven't seen one of their planes that doesn't have some dirt on the bottom.
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:26 pm

unless i'm mistaken, there is a routine or something that can be added to progressively add dirt to a craft over time... then there can be an option to clean the craft which will reset the dirt layer so it can start getting dirty again... i think the c172p has this now but am not absolutely sure about that...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby omega13a » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:08 pm

I would like to know what that routine is so I can add it.
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby wkitty42 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:57 am

apparently it is the ALS Dirt Effect or Grain Effect... the effect is one part and then some nasal logic is used to manipulate it... the c172p team started discussion and work on it back in March 2016... it looks like the work was finally done in Feb 2018... not that it took two years to do it but the talk was started back then and the work only done now... wlbragg has the details and i'm sure there's something on the wiki as i keep seeing wiki urls in the emails i get from the c172p's development repository when i searched my email history for "dirt"... i just don't know what urls are relevant...

issue #737 was the discussion... #973 fixed it but there was a lot done... looks like #1003 is also something to do with it... i'd touch base with wlbragg as he's done this to the c172p as well as the j3cub and possibly also the c182...

EDIT: i've PM'd wlbragg this post...
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby wlbragg » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:59 am

We haven't actually written any nasal control logic for this yet for any aircraft. In the J3Cub I have a slider in the GUI that you can use to apply the dirt effect. Basically all you would have to do is script some nasal control logic that would adjust the same property the slider is controlling to make an automated dirt effect over time. It's something we are planning to do for the c172p. I am pretty sure the c172p has the effect included and a property already accessible in the property tree.
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby omega13a » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:41 pm

Is it just me or what? After I upgraded FlightGear to the latest version (2018.2.2), the bottom half of the 737-900 is invisible. I have made no changes to the model since I fixed that 'hovering' problem.

Edit: Never mind. I fixed it. Just there's now a new problem. I have to redo the views... *grumbles*
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Re: 737 Next Generation

Postby GabrielYV » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:43 am

Hello @omega13a I have a similar problem, the panel of the all cockpit is very dark, I have not touched any texture or something that affects it, I check the whole 3d cockpit and xml model and everything seems to be fine, I asked this question to some friends who also used my 737 800YV and they tell me, that they have the same problem but that the texture is dark where the whole pedestal is located, this happens to me in version 2018.1, also happens in your 737 family. Regards, Gabriel Hernandez(YV3399)
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