Well thanks for the comments But stick with it! I have been doing this for 10-15 years now and I still dont know a fraction of what these programs can do. I finished modeling F4 weeks ago and for what ever reason I am spending a ton of time on the cockpit and the Seat.. Just started on the pilot. I want to do an animation of Radnal Duke Cunninghams dog fight in Vietnam and that would be a Navy F4-J.
I have spent too much time on the cockpit you’ll probably never see. I cut a few corners. If you’ll look at the right and left hand CONSOL areas they are both for the front cockpit. I may go back and make it correctly for the rear of REO seat area.
I ran across a Cockpit done for a flight simulator for the F4 And this artist handmade object by object each correct instrument and they are functional! I figure theres maybe 150-250 separate Gauges, switches and knobs and I just dont have time for that.
I worked as an animator for a place as a sub contractor for the US AF on Randaplh afb in San ANtonio and a guy there did just that! HE made 3d Instruments which were used in teaching lessons and what every the student input into the TEST the 3d instruments responded and acted just like the real mccoy! I work at the base for 2 years. Know what I found out about air forces security?
NOOOOOO! SENCE HUMOR!
Man! ask one high-up piece of brass where they got the UFOs hid at and MAN they have a come apart!
Also I was never on the base at say 5 oclock I left like at 4 but one day I left at around 5. I had my windows up and ac blasting and noticed everyone stopped stood still and service men were saluting and civvies stood with their hand over their heart! I was thinking this is just the way the movie the body snatchers started. Even the cars were all stopped So heel;l I ran around them all and headed for the base gate to leave.
SOme SOB even throw a rock at my truck! I was like WHAT THE FUG? Well by the time I got to the gate it was all over and I left!
next day I told my boss about this Alien take over of everyone and the rock throwing. He laughed and said. MAN thats when they play the music and take down the flag. Your suppose to stop and salute if your service men and hand over heart if your a civvie and do the same if your in your car and stop! and the rest dont take kindly to anyone disrespecting that!
WELL that would of been nice of you to have warned me when I started. He said well we never thought you would still be on base that late.
Also there were times when we couldn’t go out of the building. and could hear jets running around outside. I was told its cause they had top Secret aircraft out side at times and CIvvies weren’t allowed outside at that time! AGAIN would of been nice to warn me!
I am sure if I hadn’t been told and walkout side and ran right into the next generation STEALTH SPACE PLANE I would of ended up nailed into a box and stored at some underground military warehouse like the one on X-Files