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F-117 Nighthawk (BETA released)

Postby Gijs » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:53 pm

-SEE THIS POST FOR THE LATEST RELEASE-

Here're some new screens of my 3D model of the F117 Nighthawk aircraft (Wikipedia). I've done some extra work on the cockpit as pauljs75 said. But the aircraft still need some wheels, flaps and rudders etc. I can't programm so if there's anybody out there who can (and likes) please contact me.

Overall view:
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Front view:
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Top view:
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Side view:
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Rear view:
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Postby ajm » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:31 pm

Hi Gijs,

That does look better, but a general point when modelling aircraft (as opposed to scenery stuff); feel free to use as many vertices as necessary to make rounded objects look smooth. The F117 is obviously not a terribly rounded aircraft anyway, but the number of polys that are acceptable in an aircraft model is really huge these days...

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F-117 Nighthawk Update

Postby Gijs » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:04 am

Done:
- Outside model (ecxept from some details)

Todo:
- Textures
- Lighting
- Animations (ecxept from the canopy)
- Adjust FDM (got one from the Blackbird, but need to adjust it to suit with the F-117)
- Weapons
- Cockpit

The mighty beast!
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Cockpit view (from pilot). I'm still searching for a picture from inside the cockpit with closed canopy. I'm not sure if you really have this less view.
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Re: F-117 Nighthawk (UPDATED)

Postby MaverickAlex » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:13 am

Gijs, look here, a pik of inside the cockpit, 3d version

http://www.cockpits.net/website/WIP_F117.html
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Re: F-117 Nighthawk (UPDATED)

Postby Jackle » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:29 am

Very nice, the outside looks wonderful. Good luck making that 3D cockpit and animations!
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Re: F-117 Nighthawk (UPDATED)

Postby P » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:50 am

This is some thing about weapon :arrow: http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/f-117.htm

Thanks for update this aircraft :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: F-117 Nighthawk (UPDATED)

Postby DFaber » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:28 pm

Hi Gijs,

looks very promising. If you need help with the FDM, let me know.

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Re: F-117 Nighthawk (UPDATED)

Postby Gijs » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:30 pm

Detlef, you're help is very welcome. I'll send you a pm.
P, thanks for your link. I already found it during my search for pictures.
Jackle, the cockpit doesn't look very difficult, but it will take a lot of time. Lukily I got holiday (2 months) so I have a lot of "hobby-time".
Alex, altough the picture you send me isn't a picture it could be helpfull. The only problem is that it's a image of a 2D panel, which is different from a 3D one ofcourse. I'll search for another picture (in 3D) to see how I should position the camera (I'm quite sure the model is right, so I don't know why I else get this little view to the outside).
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Re: F-117 Nighthawk (UPDATED)

Postby Jackle » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:47 pm

Here are some cockpit images. Click to expand.
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Re: F-117 Nighthawk (UPDATED)

Postby Gijs » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:46 pm

Thanks for the pics Jackle!
The first and last (black/white) pictures are of the F-117A. That's the first version. I'm planning to make the newer version, which got screens in the cockpit. Maybey I make the F-117A (prototype) after this one is finished.
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Re: F-117 Nighthawk (UPDATED)

Postby Jackle » Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:15 pm

Good luck, pictures of the new-cockpit are rarer than gold-dust.
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Re: F-117 Nighthawk (UPDATED)

Postby pauljs75 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:11 am

Looks good! Keep going on it!

And yeah, cockpits can be hard to do correctly sometimes. Not that the modeling of them is necessarily hard (at least the 3D bit), but rather pictures are rare, too small, or what examples there are have too much perspective or other distortion to clearly make things out, etc. It's even more fun with some general aviation or experimental aircraft where the avionics layouts are different from plane to plane. (Then you've got to try picking one that fits best with the nature of the aircraft.)
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Re: F-117 Nighthawk (UPDATED)

Postby Gijs » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:47 pm

I've spend some time tonight making a little preview for Youtube. The video isn't perfect (I know). It's actually just a test how I could make such a vid. Hopefully my next vid will include a cockpit :)

Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/v/tPqzVwHYmyU&hl=nl&fs=1
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Re: F-117 Nighthawk (UPDATED)

Postby _Glitter_ » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:13 pm

Great i cant wait to fly this! :D
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Re: F-117 Nighthawk (UPDATED)

Postby lqiyun » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:18 pm

Oh my! This plane is awesome! Can't wait to fly it... hmm.. not sure if these might help..
http://www.fspilotshop.com/images/04f117a.jpg
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http://www.fspilotshop.com/images/F117A%20Shot2.jpg
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