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Posted: June 28 2007,14:41

Hey Mark,

Keep up the fine work, and keep the updates coming.
It is fascinating to watch her take shape and come alive.

Best regards to the rest of the team.

Cheers Mate  :D

Gary


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Posted: June 28 2007,18:44

Hey Mark,
You are really outdoing yourself! The dodo series are without doubt one of the greatest projects msfs and helicopter simulation in general has ever seen. I just want to say thank you for finding the time to have this diary on the side and keep us all up to date.
I am greatly looking forward to your next updates. Great job, all of you!

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Posted: June 29 2007,16:52

The New shots are amazing! And the updates are anything but boring.

Just as a curiosity question did you model the artificial horizon in 3D? Because it looks 3D from that screen shot.


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Posted: June 29 2007,19:08

Thanks all, I will try to keep it interesting, I'll try for funny even, but no promises!

Yes, the AI is modelled in 3d and it works, power is off in the screenies so the giros have settled to one side. It got left behind from the experimental stages where I was creating smooth 3d gauges and custom animations; all was going well until fsX - now I will have to work out new ways as things have changed.

Custom animations included a crew cheif who would give you greif for mistreating HIS aircraft, a fidgety copilot who liked to play with buttons (sounds like somebody I know) and a few easter eggs. During the early stages tested were asked to ignore any pink teapots (really) or items/people that appeared, moved or left the aircraft. These were my guides to test my experiments.

The gauges will be in the final release, there are some very simple ones in my Flettner in the HC downloads. Obviously the no-free variety will be smoother and more sophisticated.

The custom animations might be limited if they impact on framerates.

fsX has new skinned animations (figures don't have visible joints) and I am poking around in the back of that to see if I can uncover anything. Here is a figure from the huey showing his bones and one piece skin. He already does simple stuff so I will give him a more detailed body and try to work out how to get him to do as much as he did in fs9, maybe more. It is definately more convincing to see his clothes crease instead of the  blocky lego men we used to have.



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Posted: July 01 2007,14:11

This Huey is looking amazing! I have been hoping a realistic Huey would come along one of these days so I am waiting for this one with baited breath. My dad was a crew chief on Hueys in 67'-68' in Vietnam. He flew his every chance he got and when he came back state side, he had about 240 hrs. He tells me that on his last day in country, his aircraft commander let him fly it most of the day, for a total of nearly six hours. He never got to solo a Huey, but he did solo a Hughes trainer, my guess the TH-55... he doesn't remember what it was. So anyway, the Huey is one of my favorite helicopters and I am really looking forward to this one being released.

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Posted: July 06 2007,19:07

Many changes have been made this week:
rotors, skids, nose, fuselage. tailboom, cargo doors to name a few and the access to the hellhole has been opened up in the underside, plus some relocation of parts, cargo hook, antenae etc. thanks to some good input on historical accuracy for the period.

I just finished remapping after the changes and the next layer of detail is going in - various ironmongery that bleeds, vents, clips, screws and removes odd bits unwary crew.

The fsX build got put off because of the changes but should happen next week.

Below is an addition I am very excited about, can you guess what it is yet?





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Posted: July 06 2007,20:16

Very funky ash-tray? :D

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Posted: July 06 2007,20:35

Seeing as this is for FSX...

Sling-loaded Jeep?
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Posted: July 07 2007,00:17

Quote (Staos @ July 06 2007,21:35)
Seeing as this is for FSX...

Sling-loaded Jeep?

Yep I think you are right. Jeep!

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Posted: July 07 2007,04:57

:p  :p  :p Just can't wait to try to start this nice machine ...

André.


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Posted: July 07 2007,12:59

So its a jeep, that cant be controlled at all and cant move once on the ground :)

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Posted: July 07 2007,16:03

Thats it, a 3-speed ashtray!

can't move? now that is an interesting thought isn't it :cool:

(oh, no wheels, I see what you mean)

There will be more on the ashtray later.


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Posted: July 07 2007,20:12

Ahhh, a seat belt or maybe a door hinge? I'm used to having a Huey at the flight school I go to, but they sold it and are now using an MD500D. I'd probably be able to look at it and find out, but those are my vague guesses so far!

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Posted: July 07 2007,21:03

Im sticking with my Idea of an ashtray!!!! it could work......

.....couldnt it  :D


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Posted: July 07 2007,21:46

Collective boot?

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Posted: July 07 2007,23:33

Still not sure, but it looks like it might pivot in the center?

P.S. I think he did this to keep us preoccupied and stop bugging them about when it'll be released! LOL


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Posted: July 07 2007,23:38

Wait, Wait, maybe its the start of a new fuselage, you know maybe a futuristic new huey that'll came in the package!!! LMAO

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Posted: July 08 2007,13:19

Actually i change my mind!!!!

It is a Jeep, that will have the hueys engine and rotor systems, and it will also have an ashtray inside :)


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Posted: July 09 2007,14:34

The fsX exporter took exception to my model for some unknown reason but was eventually hammered into submission.

The bump mapping and self shadowing are working but the the textures need tweaking before they will blend properly - the fs9 surface bumps are drawn on and look wrong when the model has an fsX bump map, it's the same for any model.

The bump map itself still needs some additions and you can see how the fs9 textures intefere with the effect below - not so good on the engine nacelle, better just above the centre of the image and generally not subtle enough.

The test worked and I know what needs to be done so now I can start making gauges.



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Posted: July 09 2007,15:01

The Huey itself is looking fantastic.

As for the "other thing", I think it is a M151 Mutt

The "jeep" of the Vietnam Era.

I could be wrong but it is my best guess.

Also, is the above shot in FSX or FS9?

thanks


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