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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby Natovr » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:07 pm

It would be nice if we can launch it from a launchpad :)
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby pauljs75 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:38 pm

I just found out when looking at artwork elsewhere that NASA also has a few free 3D models of the Space Shuttle made available themselves. Two of them may even be better than my model (and for certain at least one is). But I don't know all the details about usage permissions. (Mine is under GPL v2, so I know at least that should be compatable for future use.)

So if you're curious, the models can be found here:
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/3d_resources/3d-models-index.html
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby HHS » Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:04 pm

Hmm- it seems that it can be used even for commercial purposes.

@Paulis: it would be great if we had the Shuttle for the next release! How far you are?
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby Gijs » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:00 pm

Converted the model and half of the textures, but I have to say their textures are somewhat terrible. Very low resolutions... It's a shame, the model is perfect with lots of detail and then such ugly textures :(
You c(/w)ould expect more from a High Resolution model....

This texture for example covers the whole side of the shuttle. Tough, the texture is only 640*92 pixels! Below the texture (on full size)...

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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby BATTLEMASTER » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:45 pm

Perhaps we can retexture it?

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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby Gijs » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:04 pm

BATTLEMASTER wrote:Perhaps we can retexture it?

There's even a better solution: use the less res. version (which has a higher resolution actually :oops:, weird people at NASA ).
Here's a first screenshot:

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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby BATTLEMASTER » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:41 pm

Nice!
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby grtux » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:47 pm

Sure, wonderful :)
Without any doubt it will want the very last JSBSim FDM with the rocket feature.
Jon has worked on it recently.

I guess it won't be very difficult to add the rocket launchers, and to simulate the complete scenario launch and landing.

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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby BATTLEMASTER » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:40 am

Are the boosters planned on being included?
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby Gijs » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:51 am

grtux wrote:Jon has worked on it recently.

He worked on the FDM? I saw there were made some changes 3 months ago...

it won't be very difficult to add the rocket launchers

External fuel tank is added, only the two launchers need a convert.

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BTW: This model does not include a cockpit.
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby BATTLEMASTER » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:49 pm

It doesn't have to have one right away. I can imagine the space shuttle cockpit being a nightmare to model.
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby mdsmith » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:15 pm

Thats a nice looking model. Maybe we could have the space shuttle as detailed as the Concorde cockpit :)
The cockpit glass displays are gonna be fun to make: http://www51.honeywell.com/aero/common/ ... _Large.jpg
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby kisio137 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:32 pm

Look here, next here and here

There's realistic (expect FDM) Space Shutle there, with GPL-license.
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby grtux » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:43 pm

Yes, what about an addition of:
=> FlightGear from the ground to the Stratosphere
=> Orbiter in the space around the planet
and Celestia to travel far away in the space,
and following
with Orbiter again when getting to an other planet, and FG again on that planet :) :)

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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby kisio137 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:26 pm

grtux wrote:Yes, what about an addition of:
=> FlightGear from the ground to the Stratosphere
=> Orbiter in the space around the planet
and Celestia to travel far away in the space,
and following
with Orbiter again when getting to an other planet, and FG again on that planet :) :)

let's dream


It would be nice :D :D
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