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by Alexis
25 May 2015, 11:18
Forum: Support
Topic: PA A380 on Prepar3D
Replies: 3
Views: 4097

Re: PA A380 on Prepar3D

Since the A380 is an FS9 native model, it won't work 100% on P3D. P3D 2.5 is three generations ahead of FS9 and we haven't touched it yet.
by Alexis
20 May 2015, 14:43
Forum: Modelling
Topic: How to make the wing Visible from the Cabin?
Replies: 2
Views: 2543

Re: How to make the wing Visible from the Cabin?

If you're using a model downloaded from PA into FSX, you'll need to copy the VC rain textures from FS9 to FSX for the windows to be opaque.
If you're using a merge not made by us, the reason may be the same, but we cannot support it if we didn't make the downloaded file.
by Alexis
19 May 2015, 16:31
Forum: Community projects
Topic: help with my virtual cockpit?
Replies: 6
Views: 3484

Re: help with my virtual cockpit?

Check your private messages.
by Alexis
04 Jul 2014, 21:44
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

The F-4 has gone payware. Not out yet, but you can check for updates here if you're interested! https://www.facebook.com/SimWorksStudios
by Alexis
01 Oct 2013, 18:16
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Since I barely didn't make it to update the other topic, I guess I'll make a new one. The exterior model is touching the finish line and ready to receive its first coat of paint. Here are some screenies of the aircraft, wearing the well known and cool wireframe multicolour scheme: http://imageshack....
by Alexis
08 Sep 2013, 18:46
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

A short update on the project: -Exterior is being UV Mapped and prepared for texturing -VC is getting the final detail touches, got some new reference pictures of stuff I hadn't seen before. UV Mapping and texturing will follow soon. Below is the canopy locking mechanism, of which I found some great...
by Alexis
24 Aug 2013, 15:44
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

I don't know if CS Weapon support for FSX will be in the F-4, it all depends on CaptainSim's reply. I will also ask for VRS' permission to implement TacPack weapons once the SDK is public. Apart from that, the F-4 is being built with FSX: Acceleration SDK so I cannot say if it will work with SP2. Th...
by Alexis
04 Aug 2013, 16:35
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

by Alexis
28 Jul 2013, 21:11
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Exterior model is almost complete as far as the aircraft goes.
VC modeling is progressing slowly as I'm integrating the avionics. I am currently working on an almost fully featured INS, which will be ready to show soon.
More here: http://mysphericalview.blogspot.gr/?view=magazine
by Alexis
01 Jul 2013, 19:41
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Not that often.
by Alexis
01 Jul 2013, 14:54
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

F-4 Phantom progress update on my blog:
http://mysphericalview.blogspot.com/201 ... om-ii.html
by Alexis
18 Jun 2013, 15:14
Forum: News and previews
Topic: The A330 and A340
Replies: 945
Views: 512399

Re: The A330 and A340

Yep, they should be rotating.
by Alexis
17 Jun 2013, 18:16
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Getting the rest of the forward cockpit sorted out. I also got rid of most of the bugs from the 330VC due to stuff I learned with this cockpit, so it should be presentable in a short amount of time.
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by Alexis
28 May 2013, 17:01
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

-Corrected canopy side to be straight -Added checklist slots -Added and twisted wiring for extra instruments -Added AoA lights to the left. If anyone knows how they're screwed on the canopy, please PM me. -Remodeled glareshield -Rescaled and positioned main panel more appropriately Tomorrow I'll get...
by Alexis
21 May 2013, 19:45
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Detailed the forward canopy, readded screws and plates. Still a couple more plates needed:
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by Alexis
17 May 2013, 12:46
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

I've taken Jamal's latest exterior model and smoothed out the canopy so that it looks better from up close. That's what I've been up to the past couple of weeks, at least. Additionally, the new P3D plugins released make exporting into FSX a breeze, so that means that both the F-4 and the A330 VC wil...
by Alexis
20 Apr 2013, 19:00
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Here's a small update of the right side. Switchery will be added later tonight.
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by Alexis
05 Apr 2013, 11:49
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Here's the front panel ingame. It's missing a few switches and off flags ATM. I also rescaled it so it is closer to the proper size and adjusted its position. (The clock needles have been fixed). https://dl.dropbox.com/u/21574664/F-4B_Front_pnl_FSX.jpg And here it is in 3ds max with the Martin Baker...
by Alexis
02 Apr 2013, 18:40
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Forward panel almost done:
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by Alexis
22 Mar 2013, 19:13
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Shot of RADAR and Attitude-Heading indicator. I'll model the off flags on them and they're ready to go.
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by Alexis
20 Mar 2013, 22:28
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

And the RADAR is working now!
by Alexis
20 Mar 2013, 14:30
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Added the ASI/Mach indicator.
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Moving on to the RADAR.
by Alexis
19 Mar 2013, 03:25
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Note to self: -Correct pitch and bank by 0,1deg at frame 0 -Map the damned compass needle at last! After modeling the backup compass and correcting some texture issues, I now have a navigation capable plane (by 1916 standards). I also corrected the night lighting of the instruments, as they're suppo...
by Alexis
18 Mar 2013, 14:50
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Amazing FSX video!
Replies: 1
Views: 2599

Amazing FSX video!

Computer specs apart, this is what FSX can be at its best.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wjvMgQbyNc
by Alexis
17 Mar 2013, 16:27
Forum: Community projects
Topic: Support Project Airbus A318/319/320/321 FD Special Version
Replies: 840
Views: 389434

Re: Support Project Airbus A318/319/320/321 FD Special Versi

Francois, you're changing the defailt A321 to something completely different! :D
by Alexis
17 Mar 2013, 02:08
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

After spending a day making the backup ADI (caged flag is missing), I couldn't make it work as it should. Instead I made some lightmaps to get a taste of how the lighting will look at night. The AoA indicator has been upgraded too. When the gear is down, the small flag is at 5,5deg showing the optim...
by Alexis
15 Mar 2013, 15:17
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

I've managed to fake needle thickness. I can now display needles that are thinner than 1mm. It could be done in FS9 using scaling to trick 3dsmax's and makemdl's units, but if scaled in FSX the part will not animate. So I mapped the needle side and made half the width transparent using a texture! :D...
by Alexis
15 Mar 2013, 00:20
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

It stays frozen, yes.
Also, the TAS indicator has some strange hiccups. I'll have to consult with Gary to get the formula right.
by Alexis
14 Mar 2013, 20:43
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

TAS seems to work, AoA isn't... :'( Image
by Alexis
13 Mar 2013, 21:16
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Here's a couple more instruments: TAS and AOA indicators. I'm getting the hang of it now!

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by Alexis
12 Mar 2013, 22:25
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Made the side framework and textured the altitude and TAS indicator (letters have a yellowy tint. Early phantoms had UV lights that made the panel needles and lettering glow at night. I'm not sure whether I'll do this or the red lighting version as seen in Cloud9's Phantom. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/...
by Alexis
10 Mar 2013, 23:26
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

It is a gunsight, although it's official name is Optical Sight Unit -trying to make WW2 technology seem elaborate on a 60's jet-powered, missile-launching interceptor...
It will also be adjustable.
by Alexis
10 Mar 2013, 18:47
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

In fact: Image
Gauges will be placed ingame soon.
by Alexis
06 Mar 2013, 19:19
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

3D instruments and a RADAR.
by Alexis
03 Mar 2013, 23:03
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Some great news regarding the F-4: The exterior has been adopted by a friend who is going to finish it, so I'll be moving to the VC. After getting the forward frame out of the way (there are some screws missing around it, but they'll be placed), I started making the forward panel and I'll be moving ...
by Alexis
28 Feb 2013, 00:33
Forum: General
Topic: Anything on the A330?
Replies: 14
Views: 5824

Re: Anything on the A330?

Some important jumps have been made, some more will come in the future. Manfred, above, has some tricks up his sleeve. In time you'll see what he's up to.
When we have something you haven't seen, we'll get it out.
by Alexis
27 Feb 2013, 23:52
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

I couldn't resist it anymore. Started doing some work on the VC. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/21574664/F-4B_VC_01.jpg Also, I installed Javier's carriers modified to a drivable version and set up some nice views. I drove it under Golden Gate and replayed with FS Recorder to make some launches and arrest...
by Alexis
25 Feb 2013, 13:45
Forum: Modelling
Topic: A380 VC
Replies: 2
Views: 4901

Re: A380 VC

It isn't being modeled.
by Alexis
20 Feb 2013, 19:16
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

A set-up screenie on the cat.
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by Alexis
18 Feb 2013, 23:45
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

My tenure with 3dsmax 2012 trial didn't turn out as expected. The exporter for 3dsmax 12 is problematic, so I have to migrate the model parts back to my 2011 license! Argh!
by Alexis
15 Feb 2013, 16:34
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

For the flaps, it's taken me around 7 days of figuring it out by reference and trial and error. When finished, applying the animation is a matter of seconds (for the LE flaps). More complex parts can take hours of aligning and rigging.
by Alexis
15 Feb 2013, 11:58
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

LE flap extension takes around a second, from the videos I've seen.
They extend at 30, 60 and 55 degrees (inboard, middle, outboard flap), at 1/2 flaps position.
by Alexis
15 Feb 2013, 00:38
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

I've finally figured out the LE flaps!
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And a render testing the animations. A lot of details and improvements need to be made.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwhZR_9N ... e=youtu.be
by Alexis
13 Feb 2013, 20:35
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

The nose gear works fine so far. I will post an ingame video/screenshots of its operation in the next few days.
by Alexis
13 Feb 2013, 00:58
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

At last, my animation are cleared from scaling errors. I guess the "switch" saved the day.
by Alexis
12 Feb 2013, 14:18
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Getting back to it!
by Alexis
03 Feb 2013, 18:41
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

Airbus Fan wrote:It's hard to use this program?
It isn't hard once you get the hang of it. If you find a good tutorial, you'll be able to make nice stuff within a week.

Working on the nose gear, btw.
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by Alexis
03 Feb 2013, 16:01
Forum: Community projects
Topic: F-4B/C FSX
Replies: 122
Views: 104770

Re: F-4B/C FSX

For some reason, 3dsmax keeps crashing and I can't work on the model...
Reinstalling it. Good thing I'm on a student license!
by Alexis
03 Feb 2013, 03:25
Forum: General
Topic: X-Plane being sued
Replies: 7
Views: 3290

Re: X-Plane being sued

Blasted patent trolls...I hate it when people do stuff like this. Apple, Unilock, whoever. Imagine how ridiculous it would be if Airbus had patented FBW, or Boeing had patented the widebody fuselage shape/business model. Whoever approves basic patents for things like "rounded corners" was clearly n...