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Howto influence the size of model preview in fgrun?

Postby mhab » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:36 pm

Hello

Is there a way to influence the size of an aircraft model in the fgrun preview window ?
It seems to me most models are displayed very small initially. Would be nicer if they better fill the window immediately ...

Thanks
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Re: Howto influence the size of model preview in fgrun?

Postby hvengel » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:29 pm

I think that FGRUN draws a bounding box around the 3D objects in the model(s) and then displays everything in the bounding box. So I don't think there is anything you can do to change how aircraft are sized in FGRUN. There may be aircraft that have 3D objects in odd locations (IE. far away from the aircraft) that cause them to display as very small in FGRUN. In that case contacting the aircraft maintainer is the correct thing to do.
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Re: Howto influence the size of model preview in fgrun?

Postby ludomotico » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:24 am

hvengel is right, but it is not a bug in the aircraft. It is the cone of light of many aircrafts, it is often several times the size of the aircraft body. I don't think there is an easy fix for this. Maybe introducing some new property "radius of the bounding sphere" in the aircraft description? If this property is not found, fgrun may revert to the current behavior.
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Re: Howto influence the size of model preview in fgrun?

Postby Gijs » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:48 am

You could add <nopreview/> to those lights in your xml file, as explained at http://wiki.flightgear.org/Project_Rembrandt#Spotlights
Airports: EHAM, EHLE, KSFO
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