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Static Aircraft - Why?  
User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

I don't want to sound ungrateful, but why do scenery designers still put static aircraft in their airport scenery when we have utilities like ttools and AFCAD available? I know some have concerns over frame rates, but with PojectAI in full swing, this is becoming a concern of the past.

Having no technical knowledge regarding the creation of scenery, is it easy to create a version with and a version without static aircraft?


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3108 times:

Depending on the airfield, there may not be an option to put in AI traffic.
Untowered fields for example can't have AI traffic at all.
And if you're not good at making flight dynamics and don't want to use the MS default aircraft (which may have any texture which probably doesn't fit in with your scenery) you're stuck.

Most scenery designers now put the static aircraft in a separate BGL which you can easily remove if you want to.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Yeah, I see your point. Being much more confident with ttools and AFCAD than playing around with BGL files, I would rather create pseudo towers at airports so that AI traffic can be used at any field.

I just feel that some really cool work on airport scenery is somtimes spoiled by ugly wireframe static aircraft, or aircraft that you would never see in that airport.


User currently offlineKarlok From Netherlands, joined Mar 2002, 839 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

For people like me, I do not use AI Traffic, because I fly online on VATSIM.
And I like to see some Statics on the airports

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