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WxTech

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Re: IL-2 Cockpit remodeled and revamped
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2020, 09:58:25 AM »

Indeed, swiveling one's head in real life does induce some lateral swing of the eyes. Simply because our head is not built as though an eyeball sits atop a stick, with just the eyeball swiveling in place. ;)

I've never tried the game without head tracking gear since 4.08. But now that you mention it, in 4.12 I've noticed that when going to the gun sight view (SHF F1), when swiveling my head I now see this parallax effect due to modeled eye swinging that was not present pre-4.10.

That notwithstanding, no matter how the pilot"s eye might move, a collimated sight, by the very principle of optical collimation, necessarily eliminates parallax at optical infinity--and essentially so at distances larger than about 100X the collimating lens diameter. Recall that for, say, a 5cm diameter collimator, the eye point lateral shift of 5cm across its width results in a parallax of 1 mil at 100 * 5cm = 500cm = 5m. The game's use of a typical ~10m for the distance of the reticle would then exhibit a 0.5 mil parallax for an eye point lateral shift of 5cm.
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Re: IL-2 Cockpit remodeled and revamped
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2020, 10:07:35 AM »

I'm surprised Andrew decided to place the reticle practically on the reflector plate. This is akin to the old combat sims' treatment, where the reticle was indeed a texture painted on the reflector. That was because either the game designers were unaware of the operation of an optical sight, or the game engine was incapable of handling a reticle floating in space well out ahead of the plane.

Upon my first interaction with Il-2 in 2002 or 2003 (that was Forgotten Battles), I instantly recognized and lauded it's correct treatment of the gun sight reticle. The fine Il-2 cockpit update by Andrew and co. will have a properly operating PBP-1 sight again. ;)

I'll be providing this soon...
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Re: IL-2 Cockpit remodeled and revamped
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2021, 12:01:11 PM »

I've downloaded this mod and I was like Holy Sh..

But then I noticed the bombsight marks are gone from the nose (those white tangent lines)



Also originally they were green with the unmodded cockpit
Can it be fixed or have the mod been abandoned since?
If no, then I'll just have to stick to dive bombing heheh
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