Updating Tiger Model

15 Apr 2019 17:21 - 15 Apr 2019 17:26 #42441 by hans05
Just to give an idea where I am aiming at.



1) New Inlet and Inlet Protection
2) Front Radar and Camera
3) Front Cover
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15 Apr 2019 17:25 #42442 by hans05


1) Frame modeled correctly (incl. overlap), screw are 3D!
2) Handles
3) Radar/Camera
4) Joints of cover are real models
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15 Apr 2019 17:27 #42443 by StuartC
looks good. lookforward to getting my hands on it

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15 Apr 2019 17:29 #42444 by hans05


1) Service lids (guess: upper one fuel, lower one electric power?)
2) Inlet mesh corrected
3) Inlet protection is completely new
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15 Apr 2019 17:32 #42445 by hans05


1) Uhm, I missed that one ;-)
2) Steps
3) Ventilation of rear beam
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15 Apr 2019 17:33 #42446 by hans05


Rear camera and chaff container.
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15 Apr 2019 17:39 - 15 Apr 2019 17:40 #42447 by hans05
TONS of things still to do :-)

I suffer most from the learning that FG does not provide any ambient occlusion (shadow). I think all of you make the models look good by adding fake shadows to the livery. I find that not optimal....

Most work went into cleaning up the original mesh. I think I have not left many vertices untouched!
Now the entire interior need to be done completely new.
I will be done in about 10 years or so ;-)
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09 Nov 2019 13:12 #43744 by hans05
For the past year I had a lot of RL issues, so not much progress.
Nevertheless here an update.



1) The Radar/Camera unit is no more floating like a UFO :-) Also the shape is changed to be more realistic.
2) The fuselage frame part for the windows have been updated to allow for doors (unsymmetrical for pilot and copilot which caused some head ache for non-modelling-professional like me).
3) Pilot door with hinges more or less like in RL.
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09 Nov 2019 13:15 #43745 by hans05


1) The pilot door is prepared to open and close. Just that I do not yet know how to get this into FG.
2) Of course the same goes for the copilot door and of course it also has hinges at the correct place.
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09 Nov 2019 13:20 - 09 Nov 2019 13:22 #43746 by hans05


And the wheels are changed to be much more realistic. More balloony and the rim has been changed to be more realistic (might still need some work). This has always disturbed me quite a lot since the original 3D-model had spokes and the tire was way too flat.

Any suggestions for improvement or what still needs prio update are very welcome :-)
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09 Nov 2019 13:36 #43747 by StuartC
Looking good.
Don't worry about the door animations I can get those done later.
What it needs is models of the different weapons it can carry so it can be given some payload options.

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09 Nov 2019 14:28 #43749 by timi
And it would be nice to find some decent in cockpit audio. It seems to be challenging
to find any...

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11 Nov 2019 12:46 #43762 by geed
Looking very good, Hans!

Looking Forward seeing more … MORE MOAR ! :woohoo: :lol:

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14 Nov 2019 18:01 #43813 by timi
Ok, I mentioned a canopy filter for external sounds at the sound masking thread.

Here are two samples.
www.dropbox.com/sh/c5w6hegy3m479gm/AABpT...XIBS_9l4QXHHiua?dl=0

Tiger-external.wav is the outside audio of the aircraft.
Tiger-internal.wav is the resulting audio after building a canopy filter using audio from an
F-4 with it's canopy open and closed. So my script built a filter of the difference between
them and I applied it to the external audio.

And I think the result is not that bad either.
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14 Nov 2019 21:19 #43817 by hans05
Oh man, I think that's excellent :-)
So can I use it then?

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14 Nov 2019 21:24 #43818 by hans05
I completely redid the front gear.
I am a bit proud that I managed to even rig it in Blender. Below are the three positions "On the ground", "In the air" and "Hard landing".

On the ground:



In the air:



Hard landing:



What do you guys think? Are the angles ok, too much, too little?
Is this transferable to FG?
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14 Nov 2019 21:25 - 14 Nov 2019 21:27 #43819 by hans05
And a detailed picture:




Here you can see that I completely reworked the covers of the piston and the lower rod. Those were much too small and in reality the lower cover is more like a small wing which I hope in my model looks ok now.
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14 Nov 2019 21:26 #43820 by timi
Of course you can use them. I'll probably still try to see if I can come up
with any kind of improvements.

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15 Nov 2019 22:34 #43840 by hans05
@Stuart:
I definitely would like to add a weapon system. Actually I was dreaming of having it interact with other items like OPRF planes. So it should be able to destroy tanks and possibly other aircraft but also it should be destroyable so that we could have heli dogfights :-)

Just that I do not know if that is realistic. JMav, you work with F-16. Do you know how the weapon system works and how would be a way for me to learn that?

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