David Megginson said:

> On Sat, 1 Jan 2005 21:44:35 +0000, Dave Martin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
> > > http://www.diamond-air.at/Pressebilder/DA42TwinStar/Panel/tn/DA42panel_high
> > >.jpg.html
> 
> > The visual model is easy enough but the panel is a different matter.
> 
> We can probably manage the left display.  The right display (moving
> map with elevation shading) would be extremely difficult, but it's
> appearing in so many planes that we'll have to bite the bullet some
> day.
> 
> > That kind of complexity of systems is probably impossible for a 3d cockpit
> > (lack of usable font system?).
> 
> The 3D part is easy -- there are relatively few moving parts to
> animate.  The challenge will be creating dynamic textures to show on
> the displays, and that's going to require rolling up our sleeves and
> doing a lot of C++ OpenGL coding.
> 

Wouldn't it make sense to start with something like the atlas generated data?
 I mean, we'd probably want to cache it to disk anyway...dynamic updating of
that data could be added later.

Best,

Jim


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