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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby skyop » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:37 am

In memory of all those who died during 9/11...

These new models are programmed to appear after their "top off" ceremony dates and before their collapse times on 9/11.

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During the night they light up the New York skyline, being the only models with night lighting in the NYC area (and the only static models as well, I believe).

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For 24 hours after their collapses, the buildings stand as a shining translucent monument; then they disappear.

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Models will be submitted to TerraSync and should be available within a few days. No plans to model Freedom Tower (which I think is a way better name than One World Trade Center, curse that naming controversy!) as of yet.
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby Quadunit404 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:22 am

How thoughtful of you to honor the victims of 9/11 in a rather (for the lack of a better word) unusual way.
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby DavidZhu » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:27 am

Wow, this is amazing, very moving :cry: (especially the transclucent phase)

Maybe we should hold some FlightGear gathering in Manhattan during those days
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby kyokoyama » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:28 am

Agreed...
I just hope I won't crash into the building after it disappears...
(Skyop, you DID program it so that the building is literally gone after that 24hr. period, right?)
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby skyop » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:30 am

kyokoyama wrote:(Skyop, you DID program it so that the building is literally gone after that 24hr. period, right?)


Of course. ;)

Oh, and the buildings become non-interactive when they are translucent too.
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby redneck » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:08 am

Non-interactive? I thought all the buildings were non-interactive, except for their roofs.
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby skyop » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:11 am

Yeah, pretty much. I just _specifically_ said "don't interact with any aircraft" so that you couldn't land on the roof or anything when the buildings were translucent.
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby jack » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:54 am

This is a very great way of honoring the victims of 9/11, and a great demonstration of the scenery date/select functions. :)
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby skyop » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:38 am

jackmermod wrote:a great demonstration of the scenery date/select functions. :)


Unlike the model Gijs described in your Nike missile site thread, the select animation for the WTC is HIGHLY complicated... :shock:
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 <animation>
  <type>select</type>
  <object-name>NorthTower</object-name>
  <object-name>Antenna</object-name>
  <condition>
   <and>
    <or>
     <greater-than>
      <property>sim/time/utc/year</property>
      <value>1970</value>
     </greater-than>
     <and>
      <equals>
       <property>sim/time/utc/year</property>
       <value>1970</value>
      </equals>
      <equals>
       <property>sim/time/utc/month</property>
       <value>12</value>
      </equals>
      <greater-than-equals>
       <property>sim/time/utc/day</property>
       <value>23</value>
      </greater-than-equals>
     </and>
    </or>
    <or>
     <less-than>
      <property>sim/time/utc/year</property>
      <value>2001</value>
     </less-than>
     <and>
      <equals>
       <property>sim/time/utc/year</property>
       <value>2001</value>
      </equals>
      <or>
       <less-than>
        <property>sim/time/utc/month</property>
        <value>9</value>
       </less-than>
       <and>
        <equals>
         <property>sim/time/utc/month</property>
         <value>9</value>
        </equals>
        <or>
         <less-than>
          <property>sim/time/utc/day</property>
          <value>11</value>
         </less-than>
         <and>
          <equals>
           <property>sim/time/utc/day</property>
           <value>11</value>
          </equals>
          <less-than-equals>
           <property>sim/time/utc/day-seconds</property>
           <value>52105</value>
          </less-than-equals>
         </and>
        </or>
       </and>
      </or>
     </and>
    </or>
   </and>
  </condition>
 </animation>
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby Rick Ace » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:12 pm

Very very nice job Skyop :) I have so much happiness towards you now lol. Good Job. Great Job. Awesome....speechless
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby Oliver » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:18 am

I had been on top of the WTC on 8/11 1999, 2 years and 1 month before the terrorist attack.
I still have my entrance card for the observation deck of the WTC, the top of the world.


At that day, when the WTC was destoyed i was shopping in supermarket here in Germany.
In the background of the supermarked you could here music from the radio.
Suddenly the announcer of that radio channel interrupted the program and told us that one of the WTC towers collapsed.

An old man in front of me, who was listening to the radio too, started to babble to me something about the weather. I don't think he had realized what just had happened, but i did.
So i rapidly stopped my shopping tour and hurried back home to turn on the tv.
On TV i saw the second tower collapsing.
I spent the rest of the day watching this incidence on TV.
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby Rick Ace » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:49 pm

I was at school and young. We've sent a few relatives to the WTC. I never went up there. It was so close, so we never thought of going to it right away. Next summer, or maybe a storm.... Now I wish we did go. Some things we take for granted. If you want to do something, do it now.
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby LarsP » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:20 pm

Rick Ace wrote:(...)If you want to do something, do it now.

And that's exactly the point. Life's too short to hesitate. It's not only f***ing terrorism, but also illnesses, accidents and so on... So many variables can shorten or end our lives before they are meant to end. I have seen many people suffering - not only due to 9/11. It can be so easy: Carpe diem - live each day! Life's too short and to valuable to spend it with grief. Try this: walk on the street and say to someone unknown "Hello". Hug the ones you love as often as you can. Say "Thank you" when you are thankful - don't wait for the "right moment"...
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby Flightgear_captain » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:41 am

DavidZhu wrote:Wow, this is amazing, very moving :cry: (especially the transclucent phase)

Maybe we should hold some FlightGear gathering in Manhattan during those days


I agree. Why don't we host an MP event on the anniversary? :cry:
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Re: FlightGear & 9/11

Postby teh warlock » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:55 pm

Quadunit404 wrote:I was in school that day... and back then, I was only eight. I didn't understand what was going on, naturally. All what I knew was that people died.

I still remember seeing the names of the nearly 3000 people who died on that day on the TV...

same as me but i was a year younger
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