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What is causing these "cutouts" in my jetways?

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    This is a VC view looking out of a PMDG 737-800 towards the jetway. There is something that moves with the camera that causes a section of the exterior of the jetway to become transparent.  The cutout section moves as well as changes shape as the camera is panned. In the 3rd pic, you can see that the cutout looks like it is V shaped. I personally do not care, but I built this PC for my girlfriend's son, and he will be taking this system with him when he leaves in the spring. It apparently bothers him quite a bit, and I'm getting weary of hearing about it. I searched this forum as well as the internet in general, and haven't found any mention of it.

    I'm not sure if this is related to the PMDG or not. P3Dv4 doesn't have any other tubeliners in it that I can test at the jetway. Can I import the FSX 737 just to test this?

    The pics were captured at LatinVFR's BWI Gate B8 if anyone would like to try it to see if it happens to them.  These are non-GSX SODE jetways. It happens with the GSX SODE jetways, and the default jetways as well.

    I know that this is probably a PMDG question, but my employer's rules conflict with PMDG's rules so I cannot post over there. Therefore, I respectfully ask the mods not to relocate this post there. Thank you.

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Clipping error. You have to set the ClipMode=Minimum in your camera.cfg

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It has nothing to do with the specific aircraft, its a phenomenon in flightsim or any 3d rendering application (FSX, P3D, 1st person shooter, doesn't matter) called view or camera clipping.

Do a google search on "view clipping p3d camera" and you'll get some good hits that will explain in detail and offer suggestions to remedy (although depending on a few factors, you may not be able to get rid of all clipping).

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Thank you, gentlemen. Adding the clipmode=minimum entry to the VC section of camera.cfg did the trick. He's smiling, Although now he can't see through the jetway he noted that the jetway hood is not visible. Fortunately, he says he can live with that.

Not using the words "clip" or "clipping" is why my searches failed. I was trying "cutout", "cut off", and "missing". Thanks again. Grrr...

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4 hours ago, MDFlier said:

Not using the words "clip" or "clipping" is why my searches failed. I was trying "cutout", "cut off", and "missing". Thanks again. Grrr...

Glad the clipmode=minimum worked for you. 

I know what you mean when it comes to frustrating searches...sometimes you KNOW what you are looking for, but its that one obscure word that keeps you from finding the info you need.  

The cool thing is that now that little tidbit of info is stored away in your memory and even years from now when you see another simmer looking for that answer....you'll be able to say "I KNOW this...what was that ONE word again?", Hehe.

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