I should get this flying by the end of today....
Using This Website
Makes the gradients easier to get right or decently close to correct.
-- Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:20 pm --
Saw this livery in the cool paint schemes topic
and thought it was a shame it wasn't made for YSFlight yet. The tail, while looking simple, was actually 80% of all the work going into this mod. A lot of sniping and shrink wrapping the mesh to conform around all four parts of the vertical tail.
-- Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:30 pm --
First the Velocity is currently on hold while Skyline passes along some information about how his airplane is configured inside.
Okay...I guess I'm kinda drawn to the boeing aircraft and I got inspired the other day when I was flying the C-32 on the CivAv server with a whole bunch of other people.
I originally found this model on the sketchup warehouse and when I downloaded it, there were 198,000 face. To put that into perspective, that is the equivalent to 6 707 models. It turns out that every
seat in the aircraft was included, and the engines had an insane amount of detail:
Each one of these engines had 20,000 faces:
This cockpit has roughly 30,000 faces.
What I've Done So Far:
What I'm planning on Doing Next
- Repair the fuselage and smooth out the major shading issues and obj import errors
- Repair the windows and reduce vertex found ~50%
- Re-make the engine blades with 85% fewer vertices
- Replace the vertical and horizontal tails to feature actual airfoils that are more accurate
- Update the wing to use an airfoil that is pretty close the 757 (The real one is proprietary )
- Repair the cockpit windows and window frame to not be as rippled as the waves on the ocean
- Add the foundation for leading edge slats on the wings
- Add flaps to the wings
- Add spoilers
- Add cabin doors and bag doors
- Integrate original landing gear and gear doors with the new wing.
- Update landing gear and correct issues.
Once all the mesh work is done, I can go and animate it and then paint it!
-- Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:28 pm --
Got some more work done!
I was able to get the flaps, and landing gear was fixed, updated, and integrated with the new wing.
Here's a look at the wireframe of the flaps. The 757 has a double-slotted flap which is very similar to the outer two flaps on the 727. I think I still have to add a flap mover for the inboard flaps, but I'm not sure at the moment. It's hard to find pictures. If you guys can find a shot of the flaps from the front inboard of the engine, that would help me a ton!
Getting some color on the aircraft so I can tell the different parts apart. For the most part, the engine (inside parts) and landing gear won't change colors from what I have here. I was also able to add in a thin strip for the glowing of the engine. I will have to see how well this looks in flight tests in order to determine if I want to keep it or not.