- Apr 19, 2008
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- Code 347
Hi Don, apologies for my ambiguous reply! I mean simply bank the Dragon over to match the docking port orientation. No need for changing any docking port parameters. Visually it looks like a good fit for IDA as it is.No, the IDA's docking port for Dragon needs to be changed in the vessels folder. Not the Dragon's docking rotation. I believe the IDA was originally used for docking the Soyuz, by the author.
Of course, if you think the IDA docking port orientation should be changed, go for it!
OK, I can try that method and see if works without impacting anything else.For the ease of implementation, I'd simple render the meshes only in external and VC cockpit mode, leaving the glass cockpit view clear of meshes.
This is simple and the user can easily switch back and forth with the [F8] key.Code:
SetMeshVisibilityMode (AddMesh (your_Mesh, &your_ofs), MESHVIS_EXTERNAL | MESHVIS_VC);
In addition an extra viewpoint for the [N] toggle would be cool, e.g. a 'docking port cam' looking forward, or located sideways just outside the hatch to look around.
Wish we could have an "External Camera MFD" to show an external viewpoint! But I can put another external viewpoint on the [N] toggle menu, pretty easily.
Hi pappy2,But concerning the recovery of the DRAGON crew, do not you think that it is rather the US NAVY with a special boat and helicopters, as for Apollo?
great pics as always! Yes, I think they might have a more elaborate recovery operation for the crew. I await some pics/info