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This is so cool, and its just what we need, more custom models in FlyII.When I get my hands on these babies Im going to hover for a while around them to take in their beauty.Call me sad, but I will hover and admire :-lol All The BestSteve[/div] [align=center]http://mysite.freeserve.com/fly2theuk/aragon.jpg][/divSceneryhttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/search.php?Se...y2tms&Go=SearchRepaintshttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/search.php?Se...y2Air&Go=SearchOther fileshttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/search.php?Se...2Misc&Go=Search

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Steve,I have a passion for bridges. When I see them in real-life, I often stop my car if I can, then I roll myself a cigarette and like you, hover around them :)

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Hi Rob,That`s exactly what I`m trying to do. I am omitting a lot of details in order to get fps friendly models, thinking it`s a Flight Sim and not a Building Sim. Still it is possible to get a nice result :)I was in Halifax 1 year ago, a pity I had not time to admire the bridges there!A few days ago I tried to model a bridge quite like the Lions Gate Bridge. I managed to model all the steel framework, but I quickly came to the conclusion that it would end up with too many vertices and faces. The solution is to make the steel framework as a texture.So what I need now is some pictures of bridges taken from the side, so I can make a texure I can use for several bridges.Rob, if I can get the all-important pictures, I may make this one for you. People have asked me about models before, but without good pics I am often lost. I could make the textures myself, but I just don`t have time.Btw when is your scenery out? Sounds very promising!Btw(2): Interesting you use GTOPO data. I`ve been experimenting with this and DTED-0 for a while. The conclusion is this: DTED-0 does not fix anything where I live compared with GTOPO30, so I am sticking to those data. GTOPO30 are even better-looking, I guess it is more interpolated than DTED-0. Trying to grab SRTM DTED-1 right now.(Yes, I am going to PAY for it) !!

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Here are some, but poor views of Runcorn/Widnes Bridge along with the railway bridge. These you see well on your final into Liverpool Airport.If you ever make anything similar I will add it to my Scenery.(Hint) :-roll All The BestSteve[/div] [align=center]http://mysite.freeserve.com/fly2theuk/aragon.jpg][/divSceneryhttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/search.php?Se...y2tms&Go=SearchRepaintshttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/search.php?Se...y2Air&Go=SearchOther fileshttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/search.php?Se...2Misc&Go=Search

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I'll see what pictures and info I can dig up.I probably have a few weeks left getting the scenery together, perhaps longer. Depends on how much time I can spend on it.GTOPO30/Dted data...Ashley Reaux(sp?) did a good comparison of the two DEM formats way back in the Fly! 1.0 days. You can read and see the results at the following address:http://www.asrux.com/fly/demcomparision.htmlIn a nutshell, Dted gets the mountain peaks accurate, but Valleys are not accurate. GTOPO30 is the reverse. Mountain peaks not as high as they should be, but valleys more accurate.I go for the more accurate valleys as this is where VFR flight will be and any lakes/rivers.http://members.shaw.ca/fly2/images/snoopyace.gifRob Westhouse, VE5VKSaskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada"Land of Living Skies"

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Wow.What a nice construction. I have been driving over and sailing under the Firt of Forth bridge in Edinburgh, thats a great one. From the rivets alone, you can build a 10.000 ton ship. You have some nice steel bridges in England! But I tell you for shure, that road bridge will never be friendly on your frame-rate, you can`t cheat the steelwork on that one with a texture!(But I guess you won`t fly around it all day either)!Thanks for the pictures, they give me new ideas :)

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I read that one at least a year ago. Interesting stuff.I also studied the white papers on both GTOPO30 and DTED-0, and I went for the valleys too, after a lot of trials with the slicer. I am also happy with the mountains. In Bergen, compared with the default data, GTOPO30 is to be or not to be for that scenery. Both data sets are no good for the fjords at all, that`s the bad news. Very bad!Looking forward to the pics. Regarding this type of bridge, remember I haven`t made my first one yet. But when it`s up, I would like to try your bridge :) As always, time decides what can be done.

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Hi Andrew I can show you how to model with "lattace" objects if needed. One can make fairly low polly bridges using lattace objects once you learn how to use the tool So if intrested email me and I will try to set somthing up on yahoo so we can talk "live" if neededThe atatched pic shows a "lattace" object (it's the bridge LOL). Dan

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Hi Dan,It would be nice to have a closer look at that function. Boolean opertaions are very useful tools, but leaves a lot of vertices I manually have to find and weld.Nice bridge, just zoom it in the z-axis :)I`ll be on the mail soon!

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