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Bullets from nowhere

Postby MIG29pilot » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:26 pm

Would it be possible to make AI ballistic objects like bullets visible all along their flight? Right now you only start to see them hundreds of feet ahead of the aircraft.
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Re: Bullets from nowhere

Postby legoboyvdlp » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:43 pm

They travel so fast its unlikely yoy would see them anyway!
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Re: Bullets from nowhere

Postby MIG29pilot » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:59 pm

I watched some footage from the battle of Britain, and you could see them!
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Re: Bullets from nowhere

Postby daveculp » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:47 am

You could add a "dist-scale" animation to your tracer model so that it grows with distance. Also, make sure the life span of your tracer is long enough to always remain visible.
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Re: Bullets from nowhere

Postby DFaber » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:29 am

MIG29pilot wrote in Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:59 pm:I watched some footage from the battle of Britain, and you could see them!


You don't see bullets as they travel. What you see in the old films are either tracers, which were fired every 40-50 rounds or con trails of the bullets which are only visible in certain conditions.
Tracers were used to estimate the travel of bullets or indicate the end of ammunition. Tracers can be misleading because they had a somewhat different trajectory than normal bullets.

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Re: Bullets from nowhere

Postby MIG29pilot » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:33 pm

Nobody here happens to own a spitfire, do they?
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Re: Bullets from nowhere

Postby legoboyvdlp » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:03 pm

I wish :) Seriously, I'd love one but they are SO expensive 9fuel initial cost, liscence, bullets and guns) :P
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Re: Bullets from nowhere

Postby MIG29pilot » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:52 pm

There only 2-4 million apiece, plus another million or two in maintenance.
After all, a Navy F-35 is $337,000,000
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