Nyxx

Would like your input on my new 748 BETA lighting

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The 748 is a wonderful aircraft, but personally I don't like the panel lighting that dates back to the NG though it is a lot better than the NG its still not state of the art. So am learning to make my own with Spotlights.

I would like any feedback to add to, or make what you see better. Please feel free to contribute to make this work better.

All the lighting can be adjusted in intensity to your own liking. none is just fixed amount unlike the default dome 2 stage. 

Here is my default VC with default dome light ON.

Dome-Default.jpg

Here is the new same view

DomeNEW.jpg

Here the full VC with default Dome

Dome2-Default.jpg

And the new

Dome2-NEW.jpg

MCP Default Look at this full screen.

Default-MCP-close-up-Default.jpg

New lighting

MCP-New-CLose-up.jpg

Default Radio

radio-panal-Default.jpg

New

Radio-NEW.jpg

The same with new Reading lights ON

Radio-and-reading-lights-NEW.jpg

Last one showing how the over head looks with new Dome lights

overhead-new.jpg

 

So there you go, need to add map lights etc but please feel free to add comments how it all could get better.

BTW even with all the lights on and on 100 brightness there is NO FPS hit, none. Just stunning lights coming from a true light source.

All these are done with white lights the colour can be changed. When finished i will ofc share this for anyone who would like to use it. All you would need is the free FSL Spotlight program.

I hope you like it as much as I do. 

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Definitely looks a lot better, keep at it and has me interested!

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Thank's for bring this up, why I didn play before with this wonderful tool.

Defenately more than happy to get better light in VC, the MCP is much real this way, maybe the overhead in yours still dark.

You can really enjoy texture in another dimension in night flight.

Look forward to see color version for fun.

I start to play my self, add some color and is really enhanced the feeling, I will invite some hostess for a night party 🙂

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You can play even externally, it's good for photo shooting :

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I would love to have your lighting settings for FSL Spotlights.  They look so much better.

Bob

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Please publish quickly, yours is much better. Now I must have before my next flight on Friday. 

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Tonight I will add

Front panel lights.

Rear cabin flood light.

Side map lights.

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21 minutes ago, Nyxx said:

Tonight I will add

Front panel lights.

Rear cabin flood light.

Side map lights.

Never used the spotlight feature outside what FSL did with the bus. Looking good David. Need advise hos to install later. 

Thanks Michael Moe 

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OK...update, a few more hours spend looking at photos have lead me to rework the dome lights. The light was hitting do much of the upfront panel and i've added ambient lighting to the overhead. Also I've added the Entry dome light.

New-Dome-light.jpg

Over-head-with-new-light.jpg

Entery-Light.jpg

Reworked the Reading lights

Full view

Reading-lights-Full-VC.jpg

My Default VC view with reading lights only

Reading-lights.jpg

Looking down reading lights only

Reading-lights2.jpg

Added Chart light

Chart-light.jpg

Hoping I've done?

What do you think?

 

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Just release that thing ffs!!! 😄

It looks amazing David, cant wait to try it out

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With instructions on how to do it for those that don't have spotlights currently please.

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Looks great, but I can't help but observe that we are now at a point of using an FSLabs product to improve upon a brand new PMDG offering. 

FsLabs is now top dog as far as I'm concerned. 

Ben 

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Dang!  I must have this!  Excellent work indeed.   Not often a freebie comes along that can add so much....

Mark

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On 11/6/2018 at 6:45 PM, Woozie said:

Just release that thing ffs!!! 😄

It looks amazing David, cant wait to try it out

 

20 hours ago, B777ER said:

With instructions on how to do it for those that don't have spotlights currently please.

Just as you guys both wish for.

Hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. 

Am just happy to share my work.

https://forums.flightsimlabs.com/index.php?/topic/19480-pmdg-747-8f/

 

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Sorry, does this work for the -400 too or is it just for the 8?

Thanks,

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Works like a charm and looks great, thanks David!

 

@ieydis

not out of the box, you would need to change the Y value for all lights as the 747-400 cockpit is at different coordinates (further back so to speak)

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5 minutes ago, Woozie said:

Works like a charm and looks great, thanks David!

Good to hear.

Your Welcome Lars

 

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25 minutes ago, ieydis said:

Sorry, does this work for the -400 too or is it just for the 8?

Thanks,

I would not use it for the -400 its older and I would make the lighting have a yellow/red (warmer) tint.

I've started work on the NG but will not be doing the -400, sorry.

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41 minutes ago, ieydis said:

Sorry, does this work for the -400 too or is it just for the 8?

Thanks,

Just look up several posts for the config for the -400, available from the fsl forum  

 

Cannot use on the -8 due to different vc coordinates from the mdl datum.  Y offset will be needed. 

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Just spent 4 hour on the start of the NG.

I have some great photos as reference for this project.

4 hours and 31 lights made so far just for MCP and front panel lighting. 

It's a start :)

NG.jpg

 

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