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SAS~Skipper

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Could this floodlight be useful?
« on: September 17, 2010, 05:43:09 AM »

Who thinks about such an object as airfield floodlight.



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Re: Could this be useful?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 06:26:19 AM »

  +1

Lovely! How did you put it on the truck? Would it be possible to do the same with aircraft?

I combine the two mesh and cloned class spotlight ...

add technics.ini :

[Fara]
Description  A generic car-searchlight.  blue.
Icon         antiaircraft

// Models
MeshSummer   3do/Fara/NORM/hier.him
//MeshSummerDamage ....   FIXME: do it
//MeshWinter ....   FIXME: do it

// Panzer
PanzerType       Car
PanzerSubtype     1
PanzerBody      0.001



// Weapon

MaxDistance      8000.0
HeadYawHalfRange      180.0
GunMinPitch            -1.0
GunStdPitch            0.0
GunMaxPitch            1.0         // >=90 means 0-180
HeadMaxYawSpeed         6.0
GunMaxPitchSpeed        6.0
SearchMaxConeAngle     25.0
FoundMaxConeAngle       0.0
ColorR                  0.53
ColorG                  0.84
ColorB                  1.00
LandIntensity           3.0
LandRadius             70.0


add stationary.ini:
Searchlight           vehicles.lights.SearchlightF$Fara   1

All ready -
http://dispersalfield.ru/files/my_game/Fara_beta_0.7z

If you're nice to see a dead car instead of a dead spotlight, then replace the file Dead.msh
And the lines in Hier.him

[Dead]
Mesh Dead
Parent _ROOT_
Hidden
//Attaching 0 1 -8.73812e-008 -1 0 -1.73736e-007 -1.73775e-007 8.74502e-008 1 -7.6e-009 0 0.35427
Attaching 1 0 0 0 -0.22589 0.974153 0 -0.974153 -0.22589 2.44092 0.00137 -0.67695
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Re: Could this floodlight be useful?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 12:32:40 PM »

Looks really neat. In Korea, the Americans experimented with crossing searchlights over hilltops at night to pinpoint enemy positions for air strikes. Maybe this could work for that...
For this purpose, to make a few clones and install a different angle of the beam.

2 Depends on your settings .. It may be a simple spotlight ..

MaxDistance      8000.0
HeadYawHalfRange      180.0
GunMinPitch            -1.0
GunStdPitch            0.0
GunMaxPitch            1.0         // >=90 means 0-180
HeadMaxYawSpeed         6.0
GunMaxPitchSpeed        6.0
SearchMaxConeAngle     25.0
FoundMaxConeAngle       0.0
ColorR                  0.53
ColorG                  0.84
ColorB                  1.00
LandIntensity           3.0
LandRadius             70.0
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Re: Could this floodlight be useful?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 12:51:57 PM »

I repeat, I do not know the logic of the spotlight in the game. Something related to the AAA classes .. I know that the line is working when some sort plane in the air ...
Try to make it no army ... Experiment  and share the results  .. Creativity - that's the main thing in modsIl2. ;)

I put the spotlight on the mountain and saw a ray of 7 km
Yes, the source of the beam has to fit into the frame at any distance ...
That's the way graphics in the game probably ...
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Re: Could this floodlight be useful?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 03:46:30 PM »

Now to attach it to aircraft to make a leigh light for submarine hunting
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Re: Could this floodlight be useful?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010, 03:26:15 AM »

Now to attach it to aircraft to make a leigh light for submarine hunting
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+1  :D

or even Boston with the Turbinlite

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Re: Could this floodlight be useful?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 04:15:17 AM »

I should explain ....
The player sees luch spotlight ONLY if the source is located within the frame ...
I can not imagine how it can be implemented on an airplane.
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Re: Could this floodlight be useful?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010, 07:51:18 AM »

Would it be possible to attach one to a ship?
In the pacific there have been several night time sea battles where searchlights were used to blind the opponents.
Would be great to simulate some of the battles in the Slot for instance, or the experimental early plane radar assisted night raids on Truk..  8)
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Re: Could this floodlight be useful?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010, 11:33:40 AM »

I can not imagine how it can be implemented on an airplane.

Perhaps like the landing light ? (only asking here, I am no modder)
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Re: Could this floodlight be useful?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2010, 03:51:12 PM »

I can not imagine how it can be implemented on an airplane.

Perhaps like the landing light ? (only asking here, I am no modder)

A big landinglight that you can turn on and off would be very cool!
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Re: Could this floodlight be useful?
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2012, 09:01:54 PM »

Wow, this is an old thread but I was curious if anything was ever done on the Leigh Light idea!
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Re: Could this floodlight be useful?
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2012, 12:30:34 AM »

so far, afraid not, unfortunately...
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