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Camera View - Gauges

Discussion in 'Gauges' started by Tony Cullen, 12 Oct 2017.

  1. Tony Cullen

    Tony Cullen

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    When in an "Aircraft" camera view, zooming in and out magnification is displayed.
    Is there a way of showing relative bearing direction and the Altitude above the horizon...?
     
  2. Heretic

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    Shift+Z?
     
  3. Tony Cullen

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    Shift+Z gives the aircraft or vessels position.
    I'm looking for something that uses that information and can then based on rotation of the viewpoint tell relative position and angle above
    the horizon.n And if you know angle, tie that in with magnification to give specific height. I was thinking that some of the "radars" out there
    give similar target information.
     
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    Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but I would think that the easiest thing to do, in terms of getting the information you seek, would be to become familiar with the ITrafficInfo module - (at least if you're working in FSX/P3D). This will supply target aircraft altitude, lat/lon, heading etc. and you can then perform the necessary calculations for relative altitude/bearing (etc.) using your own-ship variables.

    Is this an attempt at modelling an optical tracking system? In this case, things get a bit more technically involved, in terms of retrieving specific camera magnifications, pitch/bearing etc. so as to achieve an automatic camera track.
     
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    Radar gauges do this by filtering target information, not by true antenna tilt and swivel.


    What are you trying to do anyway?
     
  6. Tony Cullen

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    A manually driven, optical tracking system for a ship...
     
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  8. Tony Cullen

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    Thanks to all for your help.
    I'll let you know what I discover..
     

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