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Developer masterclass: Creating 2-D panels (Part 3)

Posted 09-10-2010 at 05:41 PM by martins

This continues the tutorial from Part 2.

Lesson 6: Adding a switch (button, dial, etc.)
Apart from MFDs, the panel can contain many more active elements. A common class of elements has two or more discrete states (a switch that can be flipped up or down, a dial that can be turned to a set of discrete positions, a control light that can be on or off, etc.) Representative for all those objects, letís add a 2-way switch now.

Active objects that have a number of...
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Developer masterclass: Creating 2-D panels (Part 2)

Posted 09-10-2010 at 03:48 AM by martins

If you have followed Part 1 of this tutorial, you should have a working panel background. Time to add something useful ...

Lesson 5: Adding an MFD
Multifunctional displays (MFD) are the primary user interface for most Orbiter spacecraft, and consequently they feature in most instrument panels. So letís start our panel instrumentation by adding an MFD.

MFDs consist of two main components: a square display, and a set of control buttons around it. The display will...
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Developer masterclass: Creating 2-D panels the new way

Posted 09-09-2010 at 04:28 AM by martins

Orbiter 2010 introduces a new way to define 2-D panels. Documentation for this is still thin on the ground (but under development), and currently only the stock DG provides an example for it.

I thought that maybe a small tutorial series may be the way to nudge developers towards adopting the new style. So here goes ...

Why should I switch to the new interface?
The new panel style has a number of advantages over the legacy (2006) method:
  • It is better supported
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