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    Part #61

    The first Aircraft 19, Virtual Cockpit Panel For a simple panel I added a 5 point poly to the model, named it “Panel”, textured it and parented it to the fuselage, -than copied it and added it to the virtual cockpit model (Picture 212). This is only for the Virtual Cockpit! not for the main model! For the working gauges we have to add a square! polygon slightly in front of the panel, size it to the panel, don’t care if it’s overlapping the panel, you will not see it in the game, this part is for display the gauges in the virtual cockpit (Picture 213). So name it “Gauges” and parent it to the Panel. The texture is a bit special because we will use a texture that doesn’t have to be in the texture folder. So first we texture the “Gauges” part as before (Part / Textures / Part Texture Assignments / Back Texture) click “Select” and add the gauges texture “$pan1” to the list. Now select the texture and click on “OK” now go to “Properties” and check the little box “Invert Y” (Picture 214), press OK, now remove the “.bmp” from the list and press OK (Picture 215).
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    Part #62

    The first Aircraft 19, Virtual Cockpit Panel To edit the Aircraft Panel there are a few things good to know. The upper left corner of the gauges part is the reference point where the measurement start, you can set the pixel in the “panel.cfg” to a game conforming size (128x128, 256x256, 512x512 or 1024x1024) (Picture 216). For the gauges: all gauges for CFS2 are based on square textures also, the reference point is also the upper left side. For more details please look at Picture 217. For the model I added the modified stock F4F4 Wildcat panel just unzip and replace the panel folder into “FSDS_First_Aircraft” folder.
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    Part #63 Final part

    The first Aircraft 19, Multi Lod model The process to add multilod models is similar to adding the Virtual cockpit, the menu so go to “model” and select “Add Model” in the popup window “Model Properties” select “Level of Detail Model” and add a first LOD model, gave the model its individual name instead the “FSDS Model” standard name, I use Lod model names Like “LOD 1 100 80” (Picture 218). I included a LOD model demo where you can look into the source file and you can play around the settings, each LOD has its own color, if you convert the model to CFS2 make a test flight in mission builder where the new aircraft is the “ai” aircraft if you get closer to the “ai” the color will change. For the First aircraft model, I made a copy (select all) of the main model and past it in the first Lod (LOD 1 40 90) then stripped polys made a copy of the LOD 1 model and past it into the LOD 2 model, stripped polys… and so on. LOD 4 and 5 are very simple models like the “LOD demo” model. There are two zip files one with the source files and one with the flyable CFS2 aircraft That’s the end of this tutorial.
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    Landing Gear Animation

    One of the most complex animation’s I ever made.

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    Wow! This has been an excellent series start to finish. We have been needing this one for a long time, We really appreciate all your efforts to make this available to new and budding designers. Thank you so much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milton Shupe View Post
    Wow! This has been an excellent series start to finish. We have been needing this one for a long time, We really appreciate all your efforts to make this available to new and budding designers. Thank you so much

    I'll second that! This has been a massive effort by wolfi to give FSDS users a valuable resource. That undercarriage animation is very well done!
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    F3F Project

    Status of my current Project
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    F3F Project

    F3F Project new Status, all gears are ready and animated

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    F3F Project

    F3F Project new Status, engine and cowl fitted to the aircraft
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    A little side project build through the Easter days
    Based on the shallow-draught steamer and blockade runner “Iris”
    http://www.payer.de/bolivien2/bolivien0213.htm (scroll down until 1904)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Posnansky
    based on the drawing I made a little steam ferry boat that fit in the Dutch East India scenery
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    F3F Project

    Prop added
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    F3F Project

    First Test for CFS2 user
    No virtual cockpit or LOD models! Air and DP file are not fitting the aircraft.
    There are no textures added (because of zip file size)
    Have fun
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    F3F Project

    test flight
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    F3F Project

    Started with the Virtual Cockpit
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    F3F Project

    next update...
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    It exist a free or demo version of FSDS?
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    FSDS2.4 is in demo mode until you register the program. Unfortunately you can’t register FSDS2.4 within a 64bit operating system.
    I don’t know if FSDS2.4 is still available, the current version is FSDS3.5, but FSDS3 is downwards compatible, so you can open FSDS3 source files with FSDS2.4. The only reason I use FSDS2.4 is, that you can compile CFS2 and FS2004 MDL directly.

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    It isn't a time limit to register? Thx wolfi! Where to get the demo? I don't need to pay it, well?:thumbup:
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    Here is the FSDS 3.5 download link. FSDS2.4 isn’t available anymore (maybe by request at the Abacus Contact site)

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    Hey wolfi, excuse me for disturb, we can't download that until we payed it, right
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    Yes, it looks like Abacus offered no test version at their site anymore.


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