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Coding a Lunar Lander from the ground up: Parts 7 (Animation Cont.)

Posted 01-21-2013 at 08:25 PM by Hlynkacg

I had written a full update but then my browser crashed and ate it.



I don't feel like spending another hour rewriting the whole thing so this is going to be quick.

First off, I made a mistake in part 6 that may cause in part 7. When our animation is defined in the constructor "mesh_Ascent" is not attatched to anything and wont be until we call the "addmesh" function in clbkSetClassCaps. This will cause what we are about...
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Coding a Lunar Lander from the ground up: Parts 3 - 6 (Animation)

Posted 01-21-2013 at 08:23 PM by Hlynkacg

So now our ShuttlePB looks like a Lunar Lander...

I know I said that we'd talk about animations next, but as I was writing this I realised that even doing something comparatively simple like making the EVA Hatch open and close requires us to understand a bit about the way that orbiter controls individual vessels.

PART 3: Call Back Functions

Call Back functions are used by the Orbiter core to update a vessel's state within the simulation and notify it...
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Coding a Lunar Lander from the ground up (when you don't know how to code)

Posted 01-19-2013 at 04:33 AM by Hlynkacg
Updated 01-21-2013 at 08:21 PM by Hlynkacg

Authors Note:
I know little to nothing about c++ outside the bounds of Orbiter's API.

I'm writing this tutorial in the hopes that it will help other hobbiests, tinkerers, and budding addon developers avoid the stupid mistakes and general frustration I've subjected myself to.

Further More if you want the meshes and complete code used in this tutorial dowload my addon.

With that out of the way, Let's Begin...
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I Built It!!!.....About a week ago.

Posted 01-03-2013 at 01:19 AM by rct3master44

So I got the lego shuttle Expidition for Christmas and it took me 2 days to finish it,so here is how it went(Photos will come later!!!)......
Day 1:There it was I was going crazy to build the lego shuttle,every lego in the house was had less pieces then it.I then ran over to get a scissor I then walked back(just to be safe.)when I finally got everything I started building.After a few minutes I stoped to hear my dog Missi run into the room."Go away Missi!" I yelled as I hid my legos...
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Clicky...

Posted 12-28-2012 at 08:45 AM by Xyon (Rambling Sysadmin)

This post was typed on my new Das Ultimate S keyboard (with the clicky MX Blue switches for tactiles) which I got for the festivity-day holidays. It's a very nice looking keyboard and it'll be coming to work with me when I go back in the new year.

Christmas itself was an interesting day, with the kids truly captivated by their gifts and the baby, for whom it was the first time, was honestly blown away by the magic of it all.

I hate Christmas. I really do. But since...
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