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vor 20 Stunden , onlyplanes88 sagte:

Will it have wing lights modelled unlike the other Airbus family?

 

Hello onlyplanes88!

 

Under FSX for sure, on Prepar3D it depends on how the lighting developes on the coming updates.

 

The explanation for this decission is rather technical: When the basis for the FSX shading engine was build in 2004, ACES used the vertice lighting solution for night lighting effects calculated in real time.

 

The pro is the fast handling, the con is that when you use BUMP/NORMAL maps in combination with those type of lights, you get only grey flat surfaces. The vertice lighting comes from the pre normal mapping age and is so incompatible.

 

The only chance would be to NOT DO BUMP MAPPING for what the rest of the costumer would probably tell us some drastic sentences. So the decission is to KEEP NORMAL MAPPING and wait til the day, also the lighting code is updated for our beloved flight sim platform.

 

This is more future proof. The light bulb itself can surely been done functioning, so you can at least switch for now in the pit and see a result in the exterior. There is another way to simulate this in a hardcore and system demanding way, so do a complete second geometry set which

 

contains a light texture and switch between them, but that would boost memory usage a lot for this little task and leads for sure to OOMs with those heavy aircraft and heavy scenerie. So thinking about the pros and cons here too, we dont need features that in the end are worthless as

 

your sim will constantly crash. You see all this undergoes a painful "yes" and "no" decission branch. Of course we want the maximum, or better optimal details, that is not even decided by pure workload it needs, but has to make practical sense on the simulator platform.

 

In modern games engines for example Unreal, Unity or Crytek "deferred lighting" is used, which is a more modern version that includes a lot more possibilities. Thats why you can use more shading options without having to overthink which negative effects now result for your materials...

 

I hope those sentences could make it understandable why we go the way we decided to go.

 

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Hello Dev.Team,

 

I followed this topic since a long time ago.

I am totaly impressed of your work. Every new Information or preview is incredible:) 

Thank you for every single Information and work on this beautiful project.

 

Now i got a question and excuse me if it was already answered.

Will the PFD/ND Change Button work in the VC?

 

Sorry for my bad englisch :rolleyes:

 

Greets from Germany

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Hello Johannes,

 

I do not think that this button will be simulated.

It is usually just not used in normal ops and since that is what our Airbus is about it does not really belong into our product.

 

The different technical backgrounds of the two displays also play a major role as to why it us unlikely to simulate that button, but that would be another story.

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I have an idea. Maybe it is an good one maybe an bad one. I know that you guys are not planning to programme emergencies. But how about a randomly"dumpfen Sound" during the t/o.:D ( Birdstrike)

So you can e.g. abort the takeoff. In my opinion it would be a great feature. 

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You can also ask a family member to clap their hands together near your head at random intervals so you can simulate a bird strike. The beauty of this idea is that you can use it with all your planes right away. ;)

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10 hours ago, The Dude said:

You can also ask a family member to clap their hands together near your head at random intervals so you can simulate a bird strike. The beauty of this idea is that you can use it with all your planes right away. ;)

 

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 

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10 hours ago, The Dude said:

You can also ask a family member to clap their hands together near your head at random intervals so you can simulate a bird strike. The beauty of this idea is that you can use it with all your planes right away. ;)

Or set fire to your PC and simulate an engine fire:)

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Hi Aerosoft-guys

 

Hmmm, there is still no weekly #friday- #weekend- #aerosofta330pics #aerosoftporn:(

Do you have some updates of the progress?

Have a nice weekend ;)

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1 minute ago, DrShadow said:

Do you have some updates of the progress?

 

As usual updates will be given once Aerosoft sees them fit for publishing and not on request ;) 

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9 minutes ago, DrShadow said:

 

Do you have some updates of the progress?

 

 

Do not forget Mathijs is at the flightsim con this weekend and unavailable here. Maybe they have something to show there......

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2 minutes ago, generale84 said:

It's possibile to have with A330 an improved takeoff and also landing performance calculator?

 

Maybe, but nothing has been decided as far as I know. 

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vor 19 Minuten, Tom A320 sagte:

 

As usual updates will be given once Aerosoft sees them fit for publishing and not on request ;) 

I know i know, sorry :rolleyes: 

The impatience too big^^

 

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Hi!

 

After switching from the VC modeling work (addition of functionalities brings me from time to time back there) to the external model again, there is something fresh to show.

 

Engine and slat modeling is completed now and the rest of the wing follows, mostly interior details.

 

 

engine_front.png

engine_tail.png

engine_top.png

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vor 1 hour , julien_Blue sagte:

Once I tried to model a House in Blender. Too hard for me.

I can't imagine how hard this must be.

 

 

 

Well its his job. He gets paid for it

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Looks like the externals are going to be just as incredible as the internals. I can't wait to bring this big bird gently down onto the pavement. This thread is probably not the right place for this, I posted it in one more suitable which happened to die right after my post lol. 

 

On 14 May 2016 at 1:33 PM, Smiti07 said:

Personally, with the A332 being the only variant I have flown in, and only variant flown by VA, JQ, HA and QF domestic (possible but rare to see the A333 in domestic use) I was most excited for this model, so naturally a bit disappointed when it came out the only model was the 300. Obviously this is a selfish observation and I understand that it's easier on the developers to get to an initial release and then build on it once it's out. It should also mean less time until it gets in our hands. I bought the A320 3 years ago this month, just look at how far that product line has come since then. 

 

One thing that was done with the A320/A321 was visual models for both engine types, even though only one was simulated. It would be nice if the same thing was done with this A330 from the perspective that any liveries will be getting applied to the correct model, and won't need to be updated/remade if any other engine types are introduced. Then in the future if any additional engines are simulated it will pretty much be plug and play from the customer perspective.

 

It also has a mental effect that even though the displays are technically wrong, having the right engine type on the external is more satisfying for those of us who like to take things seriously. Looking at a QF A333 with RR engines just seems wrong lol. Though I have no clue about modelling and I don't know how much extra work it takes to change the engine type on the outside. My assumption is that 95% is the same and doesn't need to be remodelled, it's mostly just the engine/ pylon that need to change. I'm possibly completely wrong here though. 

 

 

I'm sure Stefan wants to slap me for merely mentioning the possibility of him doing extra work. But the main reason for this suggestion, other than satisfying my own ocd with the externals, is to create less future work for repainters and users.  

 

 

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Now I'm really wondering, is the shock compression on the landing gear going to be realistic? Like when you touchdown and the shocks compress a good amount then spring back up then settle. No aircraft in the FSX/P3D world seem to have accurate shock compression, if any. Most of them just feel like a brick hitting the ground. For example, in the video that I linked at the bottom, (I know it's an A320 and not an A330. This would be nice on both) you can see that about a second after touching down, the plane drops onto the shocks. It would be so amazing if this was represented accurately in this beautiful aircraft. Anyways on another note, she looks absolutely amazing. I can't wait!

 

https://youtu.be/tNhRtkgNV8E?t=20s

 

Max

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