Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Pre-Development Test

OK, I am pretty happy. I just created a runway (a plane in 3DS) and a tower cab (pretty simple, really, 18 polygons), and using the Grumman J2F, hooked a very simple (but important) pre-development test. I have some keyboard inputs controlling the direction the plane moves in, and the camera located inside the tower cab. The camera tracks the plane, and it looks pretty good. I know, it's a small step, but it's one that gives a lot back. It's very cool to see the plane moving, the camera tracking, I'm excited!

Next I start work on a preliminary, basic flight model.