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[h5]Hello,I'm designing a new Gmax scenery for Brussels National Airport (EBBR) and I already made animated gates for the new terminal A. But now I'm looking for information on how to construct/add a visual gate docking system. Is this possible with Gmax or should I use other programs?You can already see some screenshots of the scenery on my website:[a href=http://users.pandora.be/thomasbogaert/ebbr/screenshots.htm" target="_blank]EBBR Virtual Airport[/a] (For the moment this site is only in Dutch)Thomas[/h5]

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Hello Thomas,You can not design them from GMax directly. You can make the visual part in GMax, but to get the docking system really working you would need to tweak the source code a bit.But what kind of docking system is installed on EBBR? I am working on a few docking systems at the moment (SafeGate and SafeDock) and these will be made available to other designers once they are ready.

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Hello Arno,Actually I have no idea how the system is called at Brussels. But I've got a picture of the system in action:gate.jpgI could do the model in Gmax and make changes to the code later. Thomas

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Ah, I don't recognise that model either. This his how a safedock system looks:http://www.safegate.se/images/safedockonsite.jpgSafegate is an older version, it has a mechanical way to indicate your position fault (distance is done by lights).If you have finished the model I will probably to be able to give some tips about the source tweaking (the functions of the VGDS will be the same I guess). Or maybe I could even find the time to write a little tutorial about how I made my gate :).

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It would be very nice if you could write a little tutorial on this topic. The system in my picture shows the aircraft type at the top of the board (here B737-400) en below it, there are 2 lines that indicate the aircraft's position.This is not urgent at all, because I have still a lot of work on modelling the other buildings at EBBR.Thanks for your answer,Thomas

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Thomas, I'd be very interested in seeing your airport scenery but your link doesn't seem to work.Thanks,Adam

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Just checked out yer site and had to just say Wow! nice work there Thomas!

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