Hello fellow west Michigander.  If you get any information on how to do this can you 
send it to me.  I am playing with putting a bird into FlightGear.  But I am not having 
any luck.


----- Original Message -----
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 09:01:09 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [Flightgear-devel] animating Models 

> Hi,
> I would like to know if anybody is working on inserting and animating
> Models into flightgear. I have contacted David Culp with these questions
> (see below). He said that the FDM for the model support it, but there is no
> flight plan yet. So, I was wondering if anybody is working on it so that
> I can participate with them.
> thanks
> Chandra
> David Culp wrote:
> >1) I tried the instructions in the website but I am able to insert only
> >>     one AI object. Suppose if I tried to insert a ship and aircraft,
> >> only the first in the order appears.
> This may be fixed in CVS.  Are you using CVS or version 0.9.4?
> There may be some work needed here.
> >> 2) Is there a way to control these objects dynamically when flight is
> >> running.
> Not yet.  The FDM for the models supports it, but we don't yet have a
> "flight
> plan" object to contain the course/altitude information for each model.
> The
> AIAircraft object has functions like TurnTo() and ClimbTo(), but these
> remain
> untested without a suitable scripting or "flight plan" scheme.
> I would like to work some more on this but I don't have the time these
> days.
> Erik Hofman was doing some work on it too.
> Dave
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