ROB - Shockwave wrote:
Steerable lights - impossible.
No it isn't...
A lot of FS helis do it - try the default ones. Oh, better if you can tie the "move Landing Light" commands to a spare coolie hat as I do on to the throttle quadrant of the Saitek X52. Granted - they may well steer the "lamp" in the mdl, but they also steer the illumination on the ground - and that isn't mdl... is it?
I just love that word impossible - it's an impossible word in it's own right, when referring to graphics. I would rather use "Not possible - YET". After all, all that you need to do is to move certain bits from a to b in the right order.
We might need another generation for shockwave lights to move - but I can think of a possible algorithm for this action...
1. get coolie switch position
2. if "north" add 0.5 to pitch
3. if "south" subtract 0.5 from pitch
4. if "east" add 0.5 to yaw
5. if "west" subtract 0.5 from yaw
6. if "center" exit loop
I am not a programmer, but I know that it is only a matter of pointing...
OK, OK, rant off
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