REIL lights - effect?

Hi,

Are the REIL flashing likghts and effect that appears on the effects list (FSX) and, if so, which?

Thanks, all

Fern
 
I don't think so, the runway lights aren't in the effects. You could make a flashing effect, but it wouldn't get bigger with distance (unless editing mipmaps with effects works too).
 
Are you sure, Shaun? How do they do it, do you know? I am interested exclusively on the REIL lights. I know how to make a flashing light with effects, but that one is particularly good for an airport beacon.
 
I know effects don't change size with distance, like the ground lights do and scasm lights do. You can find a flashing effect for an airport beacon, but it wont get bigger as you move away.
 
Hello:

Section 11.12 in the ADE manual
for version 1.5x illustrates REIL RWY light options; IIUC this XML parameter calls internal FS code to render those light types.


Here's some example code from a little (fictional) freeware STOL airstrip project originally created in AFX, which I have yet to finish.

Note the REIL entries appear in the <ApproachLights nested sub-sections of the Runway sub-section:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!-- Created by Scenery Design Engine (SDE) on 1/1/2015 -->
<FSData
   version="9.0"
   xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
   xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="bglcomp.xsd">
   <ModelData
      sourceFile=""
      fileOffset="0"/>
   <Airport
      country="USA"
      state="[omitted]"
      city="[omitted]"
      name="[omitted]"
      lat="[omitted]"
      lon="[omitted]"
      alt="6.125M"
      trafficScalar="1"
      airportTestRadius="5000.0M"
      ident="[omitted]"
      >
      <Services>
      </Services>
      <Tower
         lat="[omitted]"
         lon="[omitted]"
         alt="7.383M">
      </Tower>
      <Runway
         lat="[omitted]"
         lon="[omitted]"
         alt="6.125M"
         surface="DIRT"
         heading="234.5"
         length="426.7M"
         width="15.0M"
         number="24"
         designator="NONE"
         patternAltitude="0.0M"
         primaryTakeoff="YES"
         primaryLanding="YES"
         primaryPattern="LEFT"
         secondaryTakeoff="YES"
         secondaryLanding="YES"
         secondaryPattern="LEFT">
         <Markings
            alternateThreshold="FALSE"
            alternateTouchdown="FALSE"
            alternateFixedDistance="FALSE"
            alternatePrecision="FALSE"
            leadingZeroIdent="FALSE"
            noThresholdEndArrows="FALSE"
            edges="TRUE"
            threshold="TRUE"
            fixedDistance="FALSE"
            touchdown="FALSE"
            dashes="TRUE"
            ident="TRUE"
            precision="FALSE"
            edgePavement="FALSE"
            singleEnd="FALSE"
            primaryClosed="FALSE"
            secondaryClosed="FALSE"
            primaryStol="FALSE"
            secondaryStol="FALSE"/>
         <Lights
            center="LOW"
            edge="LOW"
            centerRed="TRUE"/>
         <ApproachLights
            end="PRIMARY"
            system="NONE"
            strobes="0"
           reil="TRUE"
            touchdown="FALSE"
            endLights="TRUE"/>
         <ApproachLights
            end="SECONDARY"
            system="NONE"
            strobes="0"
            reil="TRUE"
            touchdown="FALSE"
            endLights="TRUE"/>
      </Runway>
      <Start
         type="RUNWAY"
         lat="[omitted]"
         lon="[omitted]"
         alt="7.446M"
         heading="234.581665039063"
         number="24"
         designator="NONE"/>
      <Start
         type="RUNWAY"
         lat="[omitted]"
         lon="[omitted]"
         alt="6.005M"
         heading="54.2681083679199"
         number="06"
         designator="NONE"/>
      <TaxiName
         index="0"
         name=""/>
   </Airport>
</FSData>
PS: If you are looking for ideas on how to code custom lights using the types from which REILS are derived, perhaps this info might help ? :idea:

https://www.google.com/#q=SCASM+light+REIL+site:www.fsdeveloper.com

http://www.scasm.de/doc/sca_rwys.htm

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/a-problem-with-separation-plane.14526/

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/lhdc-debrecen-hungary-fsx-release-soon.72289/


Hope this helps ! :)

GaryGB
 
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