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Bomber_12th
November 27th, 2019, 15:05
The latest development video, featuring "cockpits" (covering new systems/systems management/effects/sounds/new PBR rendering engine/interactive check lists):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLcSNppK14k

greenie
November 27th, 2019, 19:33
I feel like a kid at Christmas watching these videos - bring it on !

TuFun
November 27th, 2019, 23:10
Check this out, John. At 4:18 on the video using a scanning device to build 3d models. Super accurate default models!!!



https://www.artec3d.com/portable-3d-scanners/artec-leo


https://artec3d-production.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/products/artec-leo-3d-scanner.jpg?jMK.UOE9.Iy.jgZIAJoix_GJcH6vHLRi
(https://www.artec3d.com/portable-3d-scanners/artec-leo)

Bomber_12th
November 28th, 2019, 07:05
Thank you for that, Ted! I was wondering what the specific name of that device was. Boy, would that be a helpful tool to have! I had remembered one of the development team members mentioning that they completely scanned each of the real cockpits of the aircraft they have modeled in the sim, allowing them to bring a new level of accuracy in these new flight sim aircraft.

Seahawk72s
November 29th, 2019, 08:32
I feel like a kid at Christmas watching these videos - bring it on !


Happy Holidays...!!!! :applause::applause::applause:

n4gix
November 30th, 2019, 08:26
Thank you for that, Ted! I was wondering what the specific name of that device was. Boy, would that be a helpful tool to have! I had remembered one of the development team members mentioning that they completely scanned each of the real cockpits of the aircraft they have modeled in the sim, allowing them to bring a new level of accuracy in these new flight sim aircraft.

Yeah, although I truly doubt many developers would be able to afford a $27k Euro '3d scanner' for their own projects. I've heard though that there are places that will rent them, but have no idea what the cost might be. :dizzy:

Bomber_12th
November 30th, 2019, 10:00
Yeah, the price point of course is way over the top (I'd be lucky to ever make that amount selling an addon aircraft anyway), but I wouldn't mind borrowing it just for a day, to run over to my local airport and scan the cockpit/interior of the B-25 based there. :)

Cratermaker
December 4th, 2019, 14:32
Yeah, the price point of course is way over the top (I'd be lucky to ever make that amount selling an addon aircraft anyway), but I wouldn't mind borrowing it just for a day, to run over to my local airport and scan the cockpit/interior of the B-25 based there. :)
Sometimes you can rent equipment like that.

n4gix
December 4th, 2019, 19:41
Sometimes you can rent equipment like that.

Here is one source for rental equiplent. I note that they do have the Artec-Leo for rent, but of course no daily rates are provided. You have to solicit a quote from them.

https://hts-3d.com/3d-scanning-rentals/
Even so, I'm quite certain that the rental cost would be multi-thousands of dollars at a minimum... :dizzy: