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hinch Chief Captain

i'm trying to make some photorealistic gauges (because i think they're the coolest) but i'm having a very hard time finding good photos head on of instruments. i'm looking for airspeed, altimeter, fuel, tachometer, temperature, rpm etc...

any help is appreciated

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Doyley Captain

How do you make gauges?

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

Here are some:
Hope these help your venture

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hinch Chief Captain

they are nice but noo, sorry more specific: analog gauges - they're for a single prop

you make gauges using some quite simple xml and layering bitmaps/pieces. so for an airspeed gauge you set the background image, a needle image then give it an axis to turn on that min/max values.

takes a lot of logic to layer them up.

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Sam (SamIntel) Captain

hinch-
I can probaly go down to my flight school and get you some good photos of analog gauges from a cessna 172M. What ones are you looking for?

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

How about these:

These are probably better for a small prop.

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hinch Chief Captain

ah yeh they're nice.thanks they might just come in handy. i've been looking on the net for avionics and instrument manufacturers - i can't ANY good photos.

sam - i'm looking for pics of the gauges head on, so straight at them for use in flight sim. i just want the basic instruments.

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Sam (SamIntel) Captain

hinch wrote:

ah yeh they're nice.thanks they might just come in handy. i've been looking on the net for avionics and instrument manufacturers - i can't ANY good photos.

sam - i'm looking for pics of the gauges head on, so straight at them for use in flight sim. i just want the basic instruments.

Ok, I can go see if they'll let me do that on Monday or Tuseday.

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hinch Chief Captain

that would be awwwsome thanks!

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Jake (JarJarBinks) Chief Captain

ive got a few instruments from a plane crash I only salvaged what could be saved. but the only thing is my digital cam is busted i droped it in a pool.

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Doyley Captain

ohhh yeah...xml, I need to learn that. I will do one day.

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hinch Chief Captain

xml isn't something you learn - it's specific to each thing. so flight sim has it's own xml. it's fairly easy to learn - just by looking at other gauges. it is hard however to make everything work nicely. very hard in fact.

i've made a high resolution airspeed gauge. it's ace,i'll see if i can get some pics.

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hinch Chief Captain

the needle goes around...but not at the correct rate.looks very good though even when zoomed in. works smoothly and has actually bettered framerates. i got 62 frames over 56 per second max. nice nice. minimal code and lower refresh rate Wink (15 times a second)

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